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A Whiskey By-Product Could Possibly Provide Drinking Water for Millions of People

Distilleries throughout the Commonwealth might wonder what to do with some of their waste by-products from whiskey production. Now they may have an option that could potentially save millions of lives.  Recently, scientists from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland … Continue reading

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Taking the Waste out of Wastewater

I recently watched a video from The New York Times where Paul Rozin, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the idea of using recycled sewage water and turning it into potable drinking water. He presents many reasons … Continue reading

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Aerobic Digestion

One of the major jobs at a wastewater treatment plant is the wasting of sludge produced during the process of treating wastewater. The sludge wasted from the secondary clarifier is normally sent to an aerobic digester, a thickener or both. … Continue reading

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Waste to Power Program Becomes Blueprint for Communities Nationwide

As a member of a wastewater facility, have you ever wondered about turning unwanted waste into reusable resources? Well, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) in San Francisco has done just that. Collecting FOG (fats, oils and grease), food … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

Improper disposal of pharmaceutical waste in our state’s wastewater stream has caused many treatment issues over the years. Now, research has shown the long-term impacts that pharmaceutical by-products can have on human health, animal well-being and the entire ecosystem. To … Continue reading

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