Running Out of Potable Water! Really?

I glossed over a well intended article yesterday that talked about what mankind will do when he runs out of potable water. To be honest with you, the article irritated me because the title alone indicated that the author clearly did not understand water. Let me restate something important; If you are drinking potable water, the chances are very good that you are drinking water that has been treated, altered…

Bad Plant Designs Continue to Attack The Planet.

I want to talk today about the single-most contributing factor to industrial plants polluting the environment, and wasting precious resources, especially water. That factor is the central waste treat system. Let’s take a closer look. Part of the architectural/engineering design of any new industrial plant always includes a central waste-treatment collection point and treatment system. In general, all liquid wastes are sent to one common collection area. Once collected various…

The World’s Worst Water Polluters

We are all aware of the irresponsible citizen who pours his spent motor oil into the storm sewer. We loathe the industry that ignores EPA discharge rules. We know about the risks associated with oil drilling and fracking, and we know about the horrors of harmful landfill leachate. Make no mistake, all these potential polluters are dangerous, but to me, the most egregious polluters of water are the ones who…