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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, ...

Cosmetics production with smart wastewater treatment– with the disposal technology from DAS

by DAS Environmental Expert GmbH  (Jul. 2, 2014)

Emil Kiessling GmbH relies on the TFR technology from Dresden (Germany) for wastewater treatment Emil Kiessling GmbH with headquarters in Georgensgmünd, Middle Franconia (Germany), is a successful cosmetics manufacturer. The product range includes natural cosmetics through to sun ...

Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products ...

Roadmap for Sustainable Water Resources in Southwestern North America

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The management of water resources in arid and semiarid areas has long been a challenge, from ancient Mesopotamia to the modern southwestern United States. As our understanding of the hydrological and climatological cycles has improved, and our ability to manipulate the hydrologic cycle has increased, so too have the challenges associated with ...

Combination of ion exchange and partial nitritation/Anammox process for ammonium removal from mainstream municipal wastewater

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 16, 2014)

In this study, a new technology of nitrogen removal from mainstream municipal wastewater is proposed. It is based on ammonium removal by ion exchange and regeneration of ion exchange material with 10–30 g/L NaCl solution with further nitrogen removal from spent regenerant by partial nitritation/Anammox process. Influence of regenerant ...

A pilot scale comparison of advanced oxidation processes for estrogenic hormone removal from municipal wastewater effluent

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 16, 2014)

This study investigates the oxidation of selected endocrine disrupting compounds (estrone, 17β-estradiol, estriol and 17α-ethinylestradiol) during ozonation and advanced oxidation of biologically treated municipal wastewater effluents in a pilot scale. Selected estrogenic substances were spiked in the treated wastewater at levels ...

Swedish Biogas Plant Case Study

by Biodome International Ltd  (Jun. 5, 2014)

BIODOME® INTERNATIONAL has success-fully installed a BIODOME® Double Mem-brane Roof onto a GFS Tank for a Swedish Biogas Plant. The waste-to-energy facility was a partner-ship between renewable energy specialist Swedish Biogas International and the City of Flint. The additional digester was added to the existing waste water treatment ...

Life cycle–based environmental assessment of municipal wastewater treatment plant in India

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 2, 2014)

The environmental footprint of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) can be assessed using a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach. Life cycle impacts are computed according to the CML 2 baseline 2000 methodology. An LCA study was carried out for WWTP treating municipal wastewater. Results show that the construction phase contributes to nearly 1% for ...

Portuguese Brewery Saves 72 Million Liters of Water Annually with GE Technology

by General Electric  (May 30, 2014)

Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas (SCC), a brewery in Vialonga near Lisbon, Portugal, has significantly reduced water usage by improving operating performance and reliability with help from GE’s (NYSE: GE) advanced membranes and water chemical technology. The site reused wastewater to its cooling towers, which enabled it to reduce its ...

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 ...

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