Tag: Wastewater

Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate Civil Engineering

By Disa Wahlstrand, PE, LEED AP It’s National Engineers Week, which makes this a great time to celebrate all engineers. Engineers come in many specializations, from aerospace to software and everything in between. But the engineer with the greatest impact on the public good could well be the civil engineer – designer of water pipes… Read More »

Sewer Monitoring Shows the Way to Savings

Sewer flow monitoring helps communities precisely determine whether their wastewater piping is right-sized, what effect proposed development will have on flows, and exactly where leaks might be causing problems. Monitoring involves placing a sensor into the wastewater flow. The sensor measures the depth and velocity and uses those parameters to calculate the flow rate. Sensors… Read More »

Sewage Plant’s Struvite Problem Turned Into Useful Fertilizer

The process of harvesting struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) to remove excess phosphorus from the anaerobic digestion process at wastewater treatment plants is simultaneously reducing operations/maintenance costs and creating small, round struvite particles suitable for reuse as a bagged fertilizer for gardens and indoor plants. An award-winning technical paper whose abstract is available here has called… Read More »