Hydrogen sulfide is a common component in wastewater treatment plant off-gases (e.g., biogas) and waste gases from certain industrial processes. It is highly toxic and odorous. Therefore, its release into the atmosphere is regulated. In addition, it is very corrosive, which can result in costly damage to equipment and piping systems used in biogas handling. Several technologies exist for removing H2S from gas streams, but many suffer from drawbacks such as insufficient removals, complexity or high cost.
Groundwater sources that can be used for drinking water purposes are requiring increasing degrees of treatment to meet the requirements of both the regulating agencies and the consumer.
UV is an accepted and rapidly growing technology for treating wastewater in the United States. In Europe, it commonly is used as a primary disinfectant in municipal drinking water systems. Other applications include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and power generation. This article will discuss three other commercially successful and growing applications.
Successful Ultraviolet for Commercial Applications
The topic of arsenic has received a lot of press coverage this year, ever since the Bush administration halted the EPA’s newly issued maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 parts per billion (ppb). Since then, the MCL was reinstated back to 50 ppb and further discussions and studies have continued. This article will discuss some of these updates.
How to Select from Available Treatment Options
As the public becomes more health conscious and educated about water contamination, demand for bottled water continues to increase. In order to provide purified water, it is important to understand the reverse osmosis (RO) water purification process.
Pretreatment is the first step in a reverse osmosis system for high quality water.
A recent federal court decision may have created an opportunity for relief from United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that impose costs that substantially exceed benefits.
October 2001 Legal Stream
The following interview is with Robert Huehmer, who currently is process manager with USFilter?s (a Vivendi Water company) Memcor, Microfloc and General Filter products division, located in Timonium, Md.
The when, where and how treatment is applied.
When faced with upgrading or searching for alternative methods, the staff of one facility had to determine if their belt filter presses were still a cost-effective solution for their solids dewatering process.
Exfiltration system uses distribution chambers to protect sensitive Lake Erie
Extracting the maximum benefit from condensate polishing systems continues to be a top priority among many electric utility plants. With cost reduction pressures and increasing water quality standards, owners and operators continue to evaluate the resin handling procedures that affect corrosion product transport and contaminant ion impurity levels.