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Wastewater Treatment and Discharge [electronic resource]

Wild Hare Productions LLC
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This program illustrates the physical, biological, and chemical treatment processes required to decontaminate industrial and residential wastewater and describes ways in which discharge is being put to work. Two wastewater treatment facilities are toured-one a traditional bricks-and-mortar operation and the other a constructed wetland system. Also, Steve Woods, of the Bayou Marcus Water Reclamation Facility; Thomas Byrom, of the Galveston Bay Estuary Program; and many others praise innovations such as high-tech disinfection and using treated wastewater to recharge aquifers while at the same time voicing concerns over funding difficulties and violations of the law.
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Run Time
27 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Our Urban Environment: Water Quality
Our urban environment
  • The Importance of Water (1:30)
  • The Process of Water Treatment (3:11)
  • Cleaning Up the Solids and Sludge (0:54)
  • The Challenges of Operating a Water Treatment Plant (2:50)
  • Issues with Small Treatment Plants (2:27)
  • Combining Treatment Processes (2:26)
  • How Well Do You Know Your Water? (1:07)
  • Alternative Treatments (4:21)
  • Beneficial Uses of Treated Wastewater (5:09)
  • Most Challenging Issues (0:39)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2000.
Publisher no.
  • 30485s Films Media Group
  • 30491 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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