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Hey, America: It’s time to talk about the price of water

by Ensia  (Oct. 6, 2014)

Recent woes have drawn unprecedented attention to the worth of fresh, clean water. Can it change the way we pay for the world’s most undervalued resource? This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud ...

Synthetic organic polymer fouling in municipal wastewater reuse reverse osmosis

by IWA Publishing  (Sep. 5, 2014)

A full scale waste water reuse plant suffered from irreversible fouling of the reverse osmosis (RO) membranes. The major suspect of fouling is cationic organic polymers applied in the wastewater sludge treatment. Thus, the purpose of this research is to study the effect of six cationic polymers, applied in the plant, on RO membrane performance. ...

Food Waste Collection Companies Grow With The Flow

by BioCycle Magazine  (Sep. 21, 2014)

On October 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ban on landfill disposal of commercial organics from establishments generating one ton or more of food waste per week goes into effect. On the front lines of helping these businesses and institutions comply are organics haulers, many of whom have been offering their services for years. ...

Urban wastewater effluent increases antibiotic resistance gene concentrations in a receiving northern european river

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Oct. 20, 2014)

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are an emerging global problem which threatens to undermine important advances in modern medicine. The environment is likely to play an important role in dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) among both environmental and pathogenic bacteria. Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) accumulate both chemical ...

The use of antibacterial activity of ZnO nanoparticles in the treatment of municipal wastewater

by IWA Publishing  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Nanotechnology holds great potential in advanced water and wastewater treatment to improve treatment efficiency. Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) have received considerable attention due to their unique antibacterial activities toward various microorganisms that are commonly found in the environment. In the present study, ZnO NPs were ...

Denmark’s Near-Zero-Waste Wonder

by Ensia  (Jul. 21, 2014)

Has this Danish community found the formula for environmentally friendly industry? When we look closely at systems in nature — coral reefs or rainforests, for instance — we see something we don’t often see in human systems: mutually beneficial relationships and energy flows among the various elements, such as air, water, rocks, ...

Municipal Wastewater Treatment - Prichard, Alabama

by TenCate - Geotube  (Sep. 12, 2013)

TenCate  develops and produces materials that function to increase performance, reduce costs, and deliver measurable results by working with our customers to provide advanced solutions. THE CHALLENGE Prichard AL is a town of about 30.000 people north of Mobile. AL Paul David, the Sewer Board Superintendent, oversees the contract management ...

Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitors Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Gasmet Technologies Oy  (Apr. 16, 2014)

Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in Helsinki, Finland, a large municipal wastewater treatment facility continuously monitors its emissions of greenhouse ...

Municipal Innbygda, Norway case study

by Biowater Technology  (Aug. 19, 2014)

Project Name: Innbygda WWTP Location: Trysil, Norway Type of Plant: Municipal Technology Used: CFAS + DAF Separation (chemical precipitation of P) Operational Since: November 2010 The Challenge the municipality of trysil is home to the largest ski resort in scandanavia. due to ...

Municipal Bloomingdale, MI USA - Case Study

by Biowater Technology  (Aug. 19, 2014)

Project Name: Bloomingdale WWTP Upgrade Location: Bloomingdale, MI USA Type of Plant: Municipal - Nitrification Technology Used: Biowater CMFF Biomedia Used: Biowater BWT-X Operational Since: 2013 The Challenge Bloomingdale’s existing wastewater ...

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