WE&T Magazine

Apr07Cover.jpgWater Environment & Technology (WE&T) is the premier magazine for the water quality field. WE&T provides information on what professionals demand: cutting-edge technologies, innovative solutions, operations and maintenance, regulatory and legislative impacts, and professional development.


April 2007, Vol. 19, No.4

Featured Articles

A Model Decision

amodeldecision.jpg When Isaac Newton first developed his ideas regarding fluid dynamics, he likely did not have wastewater solids in mind. Nor could he have imagined that a major wastewater utility would consider his findings as it evaluated options for enhancing the digesters at one of its treatment facilities.


The Scale of Smell

thescaleofsmell.jpg Hydrogen sulfide is a hard odor to miss. Noticeable at small concentrations (1 to 10 ppb), it smells putrid (like rotten eggs or a swamp) and is commonly emitted from manufacturing and waste management facilities. That’s why it’s often used as a surrogate in odor regulations.



USDA Announces Proposals for 2007 Farm Bill Reauthorization

USDAAnnouncesproposals.jpg The proposed 2007 Farm Bill would seek funding to assist agricultural producers in implementing conservation best management practices, as well as foster collaboration between the wastewater sector and the agricultural community. Read more

Coming in the next issue:

Coming in the May Issue
  • Going It Alone. In battling CSOs, in-house design/construction proves to be a successful and economical choice for an Oklahoma city.
  • Sewer Improvements? Sold! A North Dakota city secures a sales tax increase to help fund major collection system improvements.
  • Minimal Disruption. An historic New England town finds hybrid sewer system a perfect fit.
  • Investigating Ozone. A pilot-scale ozone treatment system shows promise in removing trace levels of pharmaceuticals, steroids, and personal care products from secondary effluent.
  • A Matter of Integrity. A guide to periodic tank inspections to help prevent environmentally hazardous spills.
  • Scum Busters. To ensure greater quality control, the Hanover Sewerage Authority (Whippany, N.J.) created procedures to remove the scum from its secondary digesters.
  • A Natural Fit. Using subsurface flow wetlands to treat the wastewater from nature center has combined sound environmental management with public education.