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.


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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.

Process Monitoring Maintains Productivity, Mitigates Downtime

Analytical equipment needs to be robust, reliable and responsive in order to detect change and enable corrective action. It also should be easy to use and provide high uptime....
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Modeling Targets Marine Microplastics Accumulation

A study carried out by researchers at Ehime University, Japan, has revealed the 75-year accumulation rate history of microplastics from 0.3–5mm in coastal sediments — and the ...
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Sticker Shock: TSCA Fees Could Soon Be a Lot More Expensive

On November 16, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a proposal that would amend the 2018 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) fees rule. The proposed increases...



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...

Water Environment Federation Awards Operational Excellence

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

Biodegradable Materials Need A Closer Look

July 18, 2022
A 10-year biodiversity probe raises questions for the chemical industry

Chemical Compliance: Get Ready For Superfund Excise Tax

June 22, 2022
First deposit of reinstated tax used to fund cleanup of hazardous waste sites is due July 29

NX Filtration Names Koops Technical Director

June 8, 2022
Geert-Henk Koops joins NX Filtration from Suez Equipment and Systems.