Category Archives: General

Peter Kolb to Manage ATI’s Illinois Office

Peter Kolb has joined Applied Technologies, Inc. (ATI) as Vice President and manager of the firm’s Lake Villa office. Kolb brings 35 years of progressive experience in engineering, project, water, wastewater, and infrastructure management in the public sector. Kolb possesses a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and is a registered […]

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ATI and MMSD Receive Top Honor for Phosphorus Recovery Project

MADISON, WI – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin presented the 2016 Engineering Excellence Grand Award to Applied Technologies Inc. and the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District for Phosphorus Recovery at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. The Grand Award was presented to the project team during American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin Awards […]

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Ohhh That Smell! Controlling and Avoiding Odor Issues

Odor issues are a common problem in production facilities. Unfortunately, this issue affects not only the manufacturer, but its neighboring residents and businesses as well. Odor complaints can often overshadow the otherwise solid reputation of a company. Odors are caused by airborne chemicals. The types of wastes and treatment technologies used to deal with those […]

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Madison MSD Unveils the 11th Addition

Rain couldn’t stop a parade of local and state leaders, as well as nutrient recovery experts, from pouring into Madison, Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 4th for the launch of a revolutionary project: the $40 million 11th Addition to the Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant (NSWWTP) for the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD). The high-profile ceremony […]

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Avoid the Springtime Blooms

Even the most well-run wastewater treatment plants may experience effluent quality issues in the spring, when reddish blooms often appear in the final clarifiers and cause higher TSS. These reddish blooms are caused by a proliferation of ceriodaphnia (water fleas). This is the same organism used in the effluent toxicity testing required by discharge permits. […]

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Tools of the Trade: Portable Pump

Have you ever needed to remove accumulated water from a remote valve pit or manhole with no convenient access to power or a pump? How about a portable pump that runs off of any standard 12V automotive battery! There is such a pump available from Versa-Matic Pump. The 33 lb., 1/3-hp pump can transfer 20 […]

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Beaver Dam Bioenergy Project Receives EPA Award

Beaver Dam residents have a new reason to cheer…Their new wastewater treatment facility has been awarded the prestigious PISCES Award! The Performance and Innovation in the SRF (State Revolving Fund) Creating Environmental Success Award is granted to only ten plants in the United States each year. It recognizes innovative partnerships, efficient water use, and creative […]

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Tools of the Trade: Thermal Imaging Technology

Tough times have led to cuts in operating budgets for many industrial plants. The message is clear—do more with less! Well, here is an idea that can help you in a number of areas: thermal imaging technology. Thermal imaging technology can provide information on maintenance issues, potential process improvements and energy losses for any industry. […]

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Tools of the Trade: Sampling Suspension Bracket

Accurate wastewater characterization data is essential, whether designing a treatment system or monitoring the performance of a treatment process.  Sampling of wastewater is the first step in obtaining good data.  Every plant has some manholes that are deep, dark, and classified as confined spaces. The perfect accessory for sampling in these situations is the ISCO […]

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