Monday, September 15, 2014

Garver Water Knowledge Tapped in Publications

In the last nine months, the Garver Water Team has further established itself as a research and development leader in the industry by publishing articles in multiple peer-reviewed journals. Here's a look at a few:

Garver Project Manager Andrea Odegard-Begay, Texas Water Team Leader Jeff Sober, and Project Manager Wes Cardwell jointly published an article in Texas WET magazine. The article, titled “Increasing Anaerobic Digester Performance for the City of Longview with Co-Digestion and Mechanical Thickening,” discusses the challenges the city of Longview faces with their existing solids-handling facilities, and identifies improvements designed by Garver. The improvements focus on optimizing digester performance, increasing biogas production, and alleviating operations and maintenance challenges. Construction on the project is expected to begin in the fall.

You can read the article in its entirety by clicking here.

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts published an article by Dr. Ashley Pifer, Garver project engineer, titled “Assessing trichloromethane formation and control in algal-stimulated waters amended with nitrogen and phosphorus.” Nutrients are introduced to drinking water sources via surface runoff (e.g., phosphorus from poultry litter) and wastewater treatment plant effluent, and they promote algal growth. Ashley’s article is a multidisciplinary investigation of how the impacts of nutrient-stimulated algal growth on disinfection byproduct control using common drinking water treatment processes such as chlorine dioxide peroxidation and alum coagulation. The results indicated that increased algal biomass decreases the effectiveness of drinking water treatment processes, which could increase treatment costs for water utilities and consumers.

You can read the article in its entirety by clicking here.

Dr. Evan Tromble, Garver project engineer, published an article titled “Skill assessment of a real-time forecast system utilizing a coupled hydrologic and coastal hydrodynamic model during Hurricane Irene” in the journal Continental Shelf Research. The article discusses the ability of modeling systems to predict the impacts of storms.

For a fee, you can read the article in its entirety by clicking here.


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