Category Archives: Jacob Cuarta

The Ever-Expanding World of Odor Control at Wastewater Facilities

The problems with odor from wastewater facilities have been an ongoing problem for years. Typically, the closer you reside to the facility, the more prominent the odor that you may have to endure. Many researchers are trying to come up … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Taste and Odor Problems

Taste and odor are the most widespread causes of complaints from customers. Although they do not pose health risks, the public relations difficulties that result from taste and odor make treatment very important. Treatment involves a taste-and-odor control program that … Continue reading

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Why We Dechlorinate Water and How it is Accomplished

Chlorine is a toxic substance which makes it ideal for killing harmful pathogens, but it does not stop there. If chlorinated water were released into the wetlands or receiving water body it would also be harmful to fish, birds, wildlife … Continue reading

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CPVC vs. PVC Piping

The go-to pipe over the past 15 years has been standard PVC piping, but with research being conducted more and more, municipalities are switching to CPVC. Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride, or more commonly known as CPVC, is a thermoplastic pipe material. … Continue reading

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Cost-Saving Measures Using Thermoplastic Control Valves

We know within the water treatment industry there is a tricky equilibrium in regards to cost and accuracy in chemical dosing. Regulatory agencies have shown that there is no tolerance for inaccuracy to the dosing and concentration of chemicals used … Continue reading

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Software to Strengthen Water System Security

Environmental professionals are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve our existing water infrastructure. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy collaborated to create software that enhances a water system’s ability to detect intentional or … Continue reading

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Shipping Chlorine Gas Could Pose a Potential Terrorist Target

Recently, there was a report released from the research group Center for American Progress (CAP) that stated that chlorine used by water treatment municipalities could be linked to a national security threat. The report that was released noted that a … Continue reading

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