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 […]

Read More

A Community’s Thirst for Lake Michigan Water

In 2006, Lake Villa and several other northern Lake County, Illinois municipalities were at a crossroads. Over the last decade, the region had experienced substantial growth, and this trend was projected to continue. This population growth was taxing community infrastructures, including the ability to provide adequate, high quality water. The traditional water supply of the […]

Read More

Conditioning Your Biogas for Success

Biogas conditioning is a critical process for biogas management. Biogas primarily consists of methane and carbon dioxide, but may contain constituents of sulfur species, silicon species, and moisture. Some of these elements can damage end use equipment, be dangerous to human health, and pollute the environment at high concentrations. Since biogas production is dependent on […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Reduce Costs Through Waste Minimization

The food, beverage, and agricultural industries transform raw ingredients into the delicious and useful products on which consumers rely. However, this process also produces undesirable wastes that are often difficult and expensive to treat and/or dispose of. The most cost effective method for dealing with this waste is to minimize the amount that is actually […]

Read More

Preventing Biological Treatment Upsets

What is so upsetting about biological treatment system upsets? To the owners and operators of these systems, these upsets lead to halts or decreases in production with costly ramifications. ATI is often called upon to investigate issues of this nature. Regardless of the type of industry (pulp and paper, dairy, beverage, chemical, etc.) and the […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Microbiological Evaluation: An insurance policy for your treatment system

Physicians use annual examinations to maintain the health of their patients and detect symptoms before they turn into something worse. Similarly, microbiological evaluations analyze the health of your wastewater treatment system to avoid potential issues and dreaded shutdowns. The microbes that drive your aerobic wastewater treatment system are only as effective as their environment allows […]

Read More