Industry Expert takes on The Clog in this six-part series

Horst Sturm is Vice President of Business Development at KSB Inc. He has a degree in engineering with a specialization in energy technology. He has more than 30 years of engineering experience in pumps and systems technology in water and wastewater. Sturm is an industry expert when it comes to pumps and applications relevant to the wastewater industry. In this six-part series, Horst lays out clearly the challenges facing the global wastewater community. More important, he shares solutions to help operators Conquer the Clog.

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Global Wastewater Challenges Place Pressure on Aging Infrastructure (Part 1 of 6)

Shifting trends in water use and a changing sewage composition cause complex problems for the world’s sewer systems.

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Global Wastewater Challenges Place Pressure on Aging Infrastructure (Part 2 of 6)

Because of new challenges in sewage transport and handling as described in Part 1 of this series (Pumps & Systems, November 2015), innovative solutions are needed to address the problem of modern sewage requirements.

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Global Wastewater Challenges Place Pressure on Aging Infrastructure (Part 3 of 6)

When a system is not working as expected, users and engineers must see the complete picture, especially in wastewater transport systems.

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Global Wastewater Challenges Place Pressure on Aging Infrastructure (Part 4 of 6)

Just 20 years ago, many professionals did not consider using variable frequency drives (VFDs) in wastewater applications.

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Global Wastewater Challenges Place Pressure on Aging Infrastructure (Part 5 of 6)

Parts 1 through 4 of this series (Pumps & Systems, November 2015, December 2015, January 2016 and March 2016, respectively; read them here) discussed what engineers and facilities can do to minimize the risk of breakdowns resulting from new challenges in wastewater transport, including the increased use of so-called "flushable" wipes.

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Global Wastewater Challenges Place Pressure on Aging Infrastructure (Part 6 of 6)

Shifting trends in water use and a changing sewage composition cause complex problems for the world's sewer systems.

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