Water serves a wide variety of roles at plants, including as a vehicle to dilute or transport materials, as a means to clean equipment and, sometimes, as a reactant. As a result, many plants must treat their water/wastewater before releasing water back into the environment or to local municipalities.



Chemical Processing Notebook: Bracing for the Regulatory Onslaught

Latest Production Pulse segment explores EPA regulations targeting hazardous air pollutants and PFAS chemicals.
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7 Steps to Water-Positive Operations

Discover how chemical facilities and oil refineries can implement seven effective strategies to sustainably minimize water intake while maintaining operational efficiency.
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Water Purity Challenges and Wastewater Compliance Strategies in Chemical Plants

How process operations can meet regulatory challenges for managing source water, process water and wastewater contamination.
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Enhancing Industrial Water Management in Chemical Processing: Strategies for Compliance, Sustainability and Cost Efficiency

Getting control of industrial wastewater drives efficiencies and presents opportunities for chemical companies.



IChemE Global Awards Finalists Include Dow, BP

Sept. 13, 2022
More than 100 finalist projects are in the running for the 2022 Global Awards.

UC Engineering Team Wins International Award For Water Research

Aug. 31, 2022
Saudi Arabia will recognize University of Cincinnati engineering professor and five of his students for their work studying ways to address water pollution.

WAVE Program Accelerates Water Stewardship

Feb. 4, 2022
WAVE encourages companies to develop thoughtful strategies, set meaningful goals and take impactful action on water across the enterprise, concluding with independent verification...

Water Council Teams Up With SCS On Corporate Water Stewardship

Jan. 7, 2022
The partnership will include development of programs to help companies move beyond traditional water management to credible and verified water stewardship that addresses enterprise...

White Papers: In Depth Research

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The Water Quality Benefits of Total Organic Carbon Monitoring

Aug. 1, 2023
Learn about the challenges and solutions available for organics monitoring in the water and wastewater industries.

CP eHandbook: Consider These Water Best Practices

Dec. 12, 2014
Water is a critical utility at process plants, often serving both as a heating and a cooling medium. Many process plants rely on this water for processing and other applications...

Special Report: Pay Attention to Water

Nov. 18, 2014
Economic growth, industrialization and population growth are driving the increasing demand for water, while factors such as climate change, pollution and regulation are affecting...

Chemical Processing Special Report: Seize Water Conservation Opportunities

Nov. 18, 2014
Chemical makers increasingly are focusing on water-related issues. In particular, concern over availability is spurring leading operating companies to implement a host of novel...

EPA Seeks Public Input On PFAS Designations

April 14, 2023
Input is being sought on whether to propose to designate additional PFAS and compounds that degrade in the environment by processes such as biodegradation, photolysis and hydrolysis...

Report: 260 Bills Target Toxic Chemical Policies

Feb. 6, 2023
Addressing plastic pollution and toxic chemicals are expected to be key focus areas for many state policies this year

Perstorp to Use Wastewater for Renewable Hydrogen Production

Dec. 22, 2022
Effort aligns with the company’s Project Air initiative to reduce CO2 emissions by 500,000 tons per year by 2025.

Water Environment Federation Awards Operational Excellence

Sept. 12, 2022
WEF names 2022 Operational and Design Excellence Award recipients.