Our sense of smell can help us to recognize edible (or inedible) food, enjoy blooming flowers, and even recognize danger (gas leaks, fire, mold, etc.). Unfortunately, our noses are also susceptible to airborne odors of a foul nature. When the trash is full of food waste, your dog relieves himself on the carpet, your shoes…

We all learned about osmosis in high school science (or earlier). This is the process by which a solvent (such as water molecules) moves through a semipermeable membrane from a low-concentration solution on one side to an area of greater concentration on the other side in order to equalize the concentration on either side of…

When it comes to the paper you put in your printer, that you use to clean up spills, or that brings you the news (the old fashioned way), you probably don’t think too much about where it comes from – unless, of course, you happen to work in the paper, pulp, or recycling industries. What…

There are many different processes used to treat wastewater, depending on where it comes from and the contaminants it contains. Some wastewater must undergo the removal of waste solids, aeration, chemical treatments, and several filtering processes before it is deemed safe for discharge (such as with sewage water treatment). Commercial or industrial water treatment, on…

The average person may not know a lot about wastewater treatment, but considering how many business interests require some form of treatment for the wastewater they produce, it’s handy to have at least a basic understanding of how these systems function. This begins with learning common terminology associated with wastewater treatment so that you can…