World Water Day – Wastewater

The world will be atwitter today talking about wastewater. Water is becoming precious and in some places, so scarce that water we once considered as disposable, dirty, and useless, is now being looked at as a resource from which we can extract clean water. Technically speaking, harvesting clean water out of wastewater is nothing new. Much of the technology is age-old, tried-and-true staple equipment and really the only thing determining…

The Big 3 – Now What ? Bill Gates? Donald Trump?

Visionary thinking has given America three magnificent man-made lakes. Lake Mead in the Las Vegas Area, Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota and Lake Powell in Utah, have brought economic development, sustainability, recreation and great quality-of-life benefits to countless millions. While increasing consumption and drought will always challenge our reservoirs, these big three remain formidable sources of water for years to come. The vision, organization and work ethic that went into…

Poop > Bacteria > Clean Water

One of the most fascinating aspects of my job is my constant interaction with the many different technologies available to clean water. Some of the applications I have been involved with cause some to think I am a science fiction writer and not a man of science. For sure some crazy things I have done include: Filtering pig poop, recovering the undigested food (pigs only digest a small portion of…