May 2005 Table of Contents

Tossing the tube

John Bardeen, William Shockley, and Walter Brattain—researchers at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ.—never dreamed that their invention of the transistor would become such a big deal in the waste industry when they received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1956. Read more

Solid waste compaction equipment

The BC1172RB refuse compactor features a premium wheel/tooth design, with one-piece, chill-cast teeth made of high-strength, wear-resistant material. Powered by a 536-hp, water-cooled engine, the unit has an operating weight of 120,000 pounds. Other characteristics include a sealed-tub design, standard 17-foot leveling blade, 99,000-pound pushing force, and ergonomic operator cab. Read more

Traffic Control Keeping construction zones moving

Intelligent transportation system prevents delays, headaches Read more

Alternative automation for your plant Alternative automation for your plant

Today's automation, computers, and communication systems have advanced to a level that provides for the implementation of user-friendly enhancements and increased choices for management of a water or wastewater plant's operation and data acquisition. Read more

Put your plant on auto pilot Water & wastewater treatment Put your plant on auto pilot

Streamlining production through automation Read more

Special report Dealing with disaster

In 2004, four hurricanes made landfall in Florida. While not all of them impacted Marion County, we had the unusual misfortune of dealing with two of the storms in September—back-to-back. Both storms (Frances and Jeanne) were packing tropical storm force winds by the time they reached us, with gusts of hurricane strength (greater than 74 mph). The Marion County Public Works Bureau dealt with these events as they occurred and with the cleanup in the aftermath. Most of us had never experienced anything like this before. I have worked in Marion County for 28 years but, until now, had never encountered a natural disaster of this magnitude. Read more

NTEA names new president News & Views: People NTEA names new president
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