Radical Rehab – Processes, procedures, and products to restore water and sewer pipes

In the November- December 2017 issue of the Water Efficiency magazine one gets a look at the changes being undertaken in the United States to replace the outdated water and wastewater systems.

Article by Lori Lovely 8th November, 2017

More than a million miles of underground pipes carry water to our homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses. These pipes last a long time, but pipes placed during the late 19th century through the middle of the 20th century are nearing—or have already reached—the end of their useful life.

More than a decade ago, the American Water Works Association announced the dawn of the replacement era and the need to rebuild the water and wastewater systems inherited from previous generations. In addition, population growth has increased the demand for water service, placing greater stress on existing pipes and requiring utilities to expand coverage by adding larger pipe networks and repair or refurbish those in use.

The AWWA estimates that the cost will exceed $1.7 trillion through 2050 in order to maintain current levels of water service, with replacement accounting for 54% of the total, and the rest attributed to population growth and migration. Putting it off will only result in poor water service with more disruptions and increasing costs for emergency repairs as pipes fail. The national-level investment facing utilities will roughly double from about $13 billion a year in 2010 to almost $30 billion annually by the 2040s for replacement alone.

Click on the following link to continue reading the rest of the article from the Water Efficiency Magazine – Radical Rehab – Processes, procedures and products to restore water and wastewater pipes

Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination Volume 7 No. 3

Please view the links below for open access articles from the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination for September 2017 Volume 7 No. 3.

R. Mujeriego, M. Gullón, and S. Lobato
Published online 08.06.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Qingfeng Cheng, Lichao Nengzi, Dongying Xu, Junyuan Guo, and Jing Yu
Published online 13.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Akbar Eslami, Mohammad Mehralian, and Ahmad Moheb
Published online 06.06.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

S. Salvestrini, P. Vanore, A. Bogush, S. Mayadevi, and L. C. Campos
Published online 04.08.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Shinian Liu, Xiaokun Ye, Kuang He, Yuancai Chen, and Yongyou Hu
Published online 01.06.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Mohammad Taghi Ghaneian, Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush, Eghbal Ehsanzadeh, Ali Nikoonahad, and Mohammad Miri
Published online 21.07.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

F. Z. Mahjoubi, A. Khalidi, O. Cherkaoui, R. Elmoubarki, M. Abdennouri, and N. Barka
Published online 01.06.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Meysam Abedinpour and Ebrahim Rohani
Published online 31.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Dongxue Hu, Yu Tian, Zhijiang Wang, Pan Wu, Peier Wang, Zhaobo Chen, Yubo Cui, and Hui Ge
Published online 22.07.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

 

Nader Taghipour, Mohammad Mosaferi, Mohammad Shakerkhatibi, Neemat Jaafarzadeh, Reza Dehghanzadeh, and Hassan HosseinNia
Published online 04.08.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

R. Vinoth Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi
Published online 24.08.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Tao Zheng
Published online 26.08.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

Happy reading guys! 🙂

Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination

Open access articles are now available from the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination Volume 7 Issue 2 – June 2017 from IWA Publishing. Persons can access these articles (via PDF as well) below.

 

Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination Volume 7 Issue 2
Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination Volume 7 Issue 2
Youngbeom Yu, Seockheon Lee, and Sung Kyu Maeng
Published online 31.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

K. Müller and P. Cornel
Published online 18.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Yali Liu, Xiaorong Kang, Xin Li, Zheng Wang, and Zhaoqian Jing
Published online 08.04.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Takashi Yonetani, Shinya Echigo, and Sadahiko Itoh
Published online 25.04.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Hassiba Bessaha, Mohamed Bouraada, and Louis Charles Deménorval
Published online 28.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Maria Dian Kurnia Sari, Gert Holm Kristensen, Martin Andersen, Alain Andre Maria Ducheyne, and Wan Aik Lee
Published online 18.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

 

B. A. Amer, M. H. Abdel-Aziz, E.-S. Z. El-Ashtoukhy, and N. K. Amin
Published online 08.04.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Bo Yang, Yue Xiang Li, and Jiao Song
Published online 30.04.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Vhahangwele Masindi and Mugera W. Gitari
Published online 14.05.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

S. Suganya, A. Saravanan, P. Senthil Kumar, M. Yashwanthraj, P. Sundar Rajan, and K. Kayalvizhi
Published online 30.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Abdelkader Hamlat, Azeddine Guidoum, and Imen Koulala
Published online 30.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

 

Happy reading guys :).

Celebrating World Water Day with WILEY

In celebration of World Water Day 2017, John Wiley and Sons has made available wastewater related articles  due to this year’s theme being “wastewater”.

As such persons can view articles online and download PDFs, from relevant journals such as Water Resources Research, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, as well as, Water and Environment Journal, from March 22 – 28 2017.

I do hope you find some interesting articles to celebrate World Water Day 2017. Enjoy 🙂

World Water Day

 

Cost-Saving Strategies for Water Utilities – Forester Network

Please note that the article Cost-Saving Strategies for Water Utilities – Forester Network was written by Carol Brzozowski for March 10, 2017.

Water utility operators face many financial hardships these days. Today, cash-strapped utilities are challenged to deliver optimal levels of service while saving money on water treatment costs.

Treatment costs are not isolated and must be considered as part of the overall cost of water service, points out Brian Bokowy, business manager CIM for AllChem Performance Products. “Water utilities—particularly utilities that have multiple locations and multiple well sites, booster stations, and multiple treatment areas—have all of the logistics of transportation, storage, handling, and safety concerns of securing all of those individual sites,” notes Bokowy.

Oftentimes, safety concerns will dictate more than one employee going out to a site whenever chemicals are being handled, he adds. “All of these additional visits out to sites, all of the additional safety and handling concerns, add real costs to chlorinate that water for the municipality,” says Bokowy.

“By moving to safer, less hazardous chemicals, it reduces costs by eliminating some of the storage concerns, and eliminating some of the extra personnel and trips out to the sites that may be involved with the manhours associated with going out to those sites.”

AllChem Performance Products specializes in chlorination equipment, especially tablet feed systems. The systems are designed as an effective way to chlorinate drinking water and wastewater without the costly safety and hazard concerns associated with handling, transporting, and treating with gas chlorine or liquid chlorine sodium hypochlorite, notes Bokowy.

One system offered by the company is the PTF-100 Feed System, consist­ing of the Horizon PTF-100 Tablet Feeder and Horizon 90 PT Tablets.

If you are interested in this article please click here.

Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination

I have just received open access articles from the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, Volume 7 No. 1, which are listed below.

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Impact of pre-treatment technologies on soil aquifer treatment

A. Besançon, M. Pidou, P. Jeffrey, B. Jefferson, and K. S. Le Corre
Published online 10.02.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Jiyeong Park, Seok-Hong Min, Won-Hee Lee, No-Suk Park, Hyung-Soo Kim, and Jong-Oh Kim
Published online 03.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Fang Wang, Shixuan Wang, Jin Li, Dongsheng Xia, and Jianshe Liu
Published online 26.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

 

Abdelsalam Elawwad, Mohamed Zaghloul, and Hisham Abdel-Halim
Published online 07.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Ali Hashlamon, Abdul Wahab Mohammad, and Akil Ahmad
Published online 02.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Meriem Bendjelloul, El Hadj Elandaloussi, Louis-Charles de Ménorval, and Abdelhadi Bentouami
Published online 03.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Ashim Kumar Basumatary, R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan, and G. Pugazhenthi
Published online 17.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Liangliang Wei, Kena Qin, Qingliang Zhao, Kun Wang, Felix Tetteh Kabutey, and Fuyi Cui
Published online 02.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

E. Yılmaz and S. Fındık
Published online 09.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Am Jang, Jong-Tae Jung, Hayoung Kang, Hyung-Soo Kim, and Jong-Oh Kim
Published online 09.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

 

Nor Azuana Ramli and Mohd Fairuz Abdul Hamid
Published online 03.03.2016 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE
Happy reading folks 🙂

CWWA World Water Day Photo Competition

Trinidad and Tobago National Section of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) have developed a photo competition for Trinidad and Tobago citizens to demonstrate the theme of “Why Wastewater” for World Water Day on March 22nd, 2017. The rules and guidelines are outlined below, together with the link for the entry form.

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Rules and Guidelines for the Photo Competition:

  1. Be creative!!! We want to see how well you can represent the theme and spread the message through interesting and innovative photos. Anything goes once you represent the theme appropriately.

  2. To enter you must be a Trinidad and Tobago national. A copy of a valid Trinidad and Tobago national identification card (front side only) will be required with entry.

  3. All photos must be emailed by 21st March 2017 12:00 midnight Atlantic Standard Time and must be accompanied by a completed ENTRY FORM

  4. All entries must be sent to  cwwattnatsec@gmail.com

  5. A short narrative on the photo must also accompany the submission, detailing the inspiration behind the photo, where it was taken and any other relevant information.

  6. All photos must be sent in either jpeg or png format and must not be altered using ‘photoshop’ or any other graphic adjustment medium (this includes filters available on mobile phones and mobile phone apps).

  7. Photos submitted must be captured by the person submitting.

  8. Photos should not be watermarked.

  9. Upon submission, CWWA will be free to use any photos thereafter.

  10. To be eligible to enter the competition, photos should represent a local or regional landscape/social setting.

  11. There will be a first, second and third place for the competition. Judging will be based on three criteria:

    1. Relevance to theme 50%

    2. Creativity 45%

    3. Narrative 5%

There will also be a People’s Choice Award. Submitted photos will be uploaded to the CWWA Facebook page. The photo with the most likes wins! People’s Choice will run from 22nd-26th March 2017.

PRIZES!!!!

1st Prize – Two day getaway for two persons

2nd Prize – Elegant dinner for two

3rd Prize – Luxury spa package

People’s Choice – Spa package

I do hope that many of you will take the chance to participate in this competition. Who knows maybe some of you will be lucky to win one of those fantastic prizes. 🙂