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Thunder Bay Pulp Mill fined $250,000 for environmental violations

On several occasions between July 1 and December 30, 2013, the pulp mill's effluent did not meet the regulatory quality requirements.
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New BOD determination for industrial wastewater plant

Photo-electrochemical COD analysis generates results in 15-minutes. This technology allowed an industrial wastewater processor to increase turn-over.
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How the wastewater industry can take on flushable wipes

Manufacturers and wastewater professionals can equip themselves with the right tools to completely eliminate problems caused by flushable wipes.

Environment Canada reviewing Montreal’s raw sewage plan

A review by Environment Canada's is the latest development in the controversy surrounding Montreal's plan to dump sewage into the St. Lawrence River.
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Research shows wastewater treatment plants may not spread antimicrobial resistance

Research suggests that contrary to what was previously believed, wastewater treatment plants do not pass on resistance genes to bacteria that are hazardous to people
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Industrial wastewater quality monitoring in remote areas

Industrial wastewater quality monitoring is increasing in importance, due to enhanced legal requirements and the attempt to optimize industrial processes. For remote operations, field sampling and subsequent laboratory analysis of the samples is the method commonly used to obtain information on relevant water quality indicators.
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Improving wastewater optimization through flow distribution

Facilities can achieve additional capacity, increased effluent quality and reductions in operating costs through wastewater optimization.

Understanding the health risks with reclaimed wastewater

There is increasing concern regarding the sustainability of public water supplies. Options for water reuse are available, including reclaimed wastewater for the irrigation
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New odour control system allows yeast plant to re-open

The plant's wastewater treatment basin was the major odour source, releasing aerosolized sodium selenite, a robust and smelly inorganic compound.
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Successful biological nutrient removal often requires a supplementary carbon source

Enhanced biological phosphorus removal provides an economic benefit through the reduction or elimination of chemical addition for phosphorus removal.

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