June 8, 2010

Water/Wastewater Webinar Series

by Bob Murphy

On June 3rd, the Water/Wastewater Team of the Sherwin-Williams Company launched a series of Webinars dealing with a variety of topics related to the industry. The inaugural Webinar was lead by Bruce Snyder, Business Development Manager. Over 50 individuals logged in to participate in the Webinar titled Infrastructure Linings and Rehabilitation. His talk covered corrosion […]

October 19, 2009

MIC – a corrosive gas problem?

by Bob Murphy

Many continue to incorrectly refer to the deterioration of concrete sewer pipe as “a corrosive gas problem.” But the real culprit for concrete is MIC, a biogenic process when hydrogen sulfide gas and Thiobacillus bacteria (Thiobacillus is a small rod-shaped bacteria living in sewage or soil and oxidizing sulfur) interact; sulfuric acid is excreted with […]

October 12, 2009

WEFTEC ’09 Orlando

by Bob Murphy

Join thousands of water and wastewater professionals Oct. 11 to 14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., for the 82nd annual technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC.09, sponsored by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.). As the largest annual water and wastewater exhibition in the world, the event will feature more than […]

October 1, 2009

Coating Systems Help Protect Aging Wastewater Infrastructure

by Bob Murphy

Linings to Aid in Repair  of Aging Infrastructure * Afflicted by pipe failures, sewer backups and sewage spills, America’s wastewater infrastructure is clearly showing its age. Most municipal sewer systems are 75 to 100 years old, and nearly all are compromised to some degree by corrosion, overburdening and structural fatigue. Even as these existing systems […]

March 27, 2009

Rehabilitating Sewage Structures

by Kevin Morris

Have you ever heard the term “Out of sight out of mind”? Sewer collection systems qualify as “just that” to the general public. After spending the last several years in this segment of the water and wastewater industry, I am amazed at the current state of most of our buried infrastructure in the United States. […]