MAY 2019 | WATERTECH OF AMERICA, INC.
By Jeff Freitag, Director of Sales
Cooling Corrective Actions
The Evolution of the Maintenance Team
Over the past ten years I have noticed a change in maintenance and power plant operators. In the past I had customers working the boiler room who were retired Navy guys who gained experience working on steam ships. In addition, most of the operators had 20 plus years at the same job. They knew their plants and had specific roles to manage the water treatment programs.
Times are changing. You don’t see anyone coming out of the Navy with steam experience, those ships are museums, and most plant operators are no longer dedicated to a single responsibility. They have a multitude of responsibilities around the entire facility and are pressed to find time to get the water tests done! Because of this shift, we see less operators with the experience and intrinsic knowledge to properly maintain and balance the water treatment program for their boilers and cooling towers.
This blog is for the next generation – the operators running the plants today. Read more...
Making Coffee Production More Environmentally Friendly
Engineering students help explore ways
to reduce waste, recover excess water,
and save energy in coffee manufacturing,
making the production process more environmentally
friendly. Read more...
Groundbreaking Legionella Prevention Model
Legionnaires’ disease has escalated
550 percent in the past 15 years. A
new analysis model reported in AIHA’s
The Synergist offers help for facility
owners and operators who, due to new
standards, are now responsible for
preventing this “quiet killer.”
Antibiotics in Wastewater: Research Chemist Investigates a Disturbing Trend
examines how sewage treatment
systems help — or don’t help
— to eliminate antimicrobial
drugs and their remnants, called
residues, from wastewater before
it’s discharged into rivers
and lakes. Read more...
Harnessing Sunlight to Pull Hydrogen from Wastewater
is a critical component
in the manufacture of thousands
of common products from
plastic to fertilizers,
but producing pure hydrogen
is expensive and energy
intensive. Now, a research
team at Princeton University
has harnessed sunlight
to isolate hydrogen from