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WEF WaterBlog

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) WaterBlog is hosted by water quality experts and features discussions about the latest ideas, trends, and news in the profession.

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Automating for Smart Water

“Smart Water” is the theme for our 2013 symposium, which will look at ways SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems can be used to help plants improve operations and protect our shared water resources. Attendees will learn how to drive better plant visualization, improve situational awareness, optimize operations and maintenance, and reduce energy costs.

Graham Nasby is the general chair of the 2013 ISA Water Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium. He is also senior member of the International Society of Automation (ISA),

Happy Birthday Activated Sludge!

In 1913, H.W. Clark and S. De M. Gage reported results of studies on the purification of sewage using aeration. They found that if you aerated sewage, you achieved a clarified sewage and a reduction of Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen. In 1914, Edward Ardern and W.T. Lockett added the concept of recycling sludge, patented the process, and cointed the term “activated sludge.” Today we can truly realize the power of these discoveries.

   

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Jeanette Brown, 2010-2011 President of WEF
                                                                             

On Support for Wastewater Operators

By Cordell W. Samuels  June 3, 2013    Now more than ever it’s a great time to be a wastewater operator a true hero on the front lines of public health protection. Timing is great because resources and support for

Posted by Cordell Samuels, WEF President  Cordell W. Samuels is the 2012 2013 President of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). He is the Plant Superintendent for the Duffin Creek WPCP in the Regional Municipality of