Research & White Papers

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Phosphates: How They Impact Your Discharge

This presentation starts with an overview of the element phosphorus and its uses, which ultimately lead to eutrophication of our water supply.  It then discusses the two processes – chemical and biological removal.  Finally, a look the future additional work that is being done is discussed, including the Hypoxia Task Force, industry research for better practices, and Nutrient Management Plans for the recovery of impaired water.

Cyanide Destruction: A New Look at an Age-Old Problem

Cyanide in mining and industrial wastewaters has been around from the beginning, including electroplating processes.  This presentation reviews a number of current processes, and in particular, offers new technologies for improvement in cyanide destruction by the most common process, using sodium hypochlorite.

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Hex Chromium-Free Sealants for Defense and Aerospace

Results of second phase of research conducted by top defense contractors.