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  • San Francisco bay area city cleans Mossy mess - case study

    In Contra Costa County, east of San Francisco, we installed an IWS Screen to remove all types of water borne debris including moss, grass, hyacinth and tumbleweeds.   The installation reduces man hours and risk of injury from raking trash racks as well as keeping service lines clear. This project included: Traveling Screen(s) Elevator Pump ...


    By International Water Screens

  • Investigation and Forecast Earthquake Damage for Sewage Systems

    ABSTRACTJapan is known as one of the areas where earthquake occurs most to be located in border of oceanic plate and continental plate. On this account, earthquake countermeasures are pushed forward triggered by the great Hanshin earthquake (1995), but measures for existing facilities are not yet enough. In such situation, the mid Niigata prefecture earthquake of October 23, 2004 attacked ...

  • Anti Bacterial Technology in Chewing Gum Removal Machines

    Today, most cities have strict rules on keeping the city clean. People who carelessly toss away chocolate wrappers or sandwich papers are fined to prevent them from repeating the act. There is also awareness programs designed to make people more conscious about the benefits of keeping their surroundings clean. In spite of all these efforts, some people simply cannot help disposing chewing gum ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • China questions Canadian cleantech companies should consider

    Canada boasts 700 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) developing innovative cleantech and sustainable development technologies, more than half which already export, and up to  ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • BeachTech and the biggest party in Barcelona

    Every year BeachTech beach cleaning machines remove the waste from the beach of Barcelona, after 70,000 people celebrated the „San Juan's Day“ one of the biggest festivals of the city. For the annual Midsummer Night party in Barcelona on "San Juan's Day", the beaches of the metropolis become huge party areas for one ...

  • Maps: Navigation or Communication Tool?

    Since we first scratched directions into the dirt, maps have been the go-to when it comes to finding an unfamiliar place or geographical location.  But they can offer more than just an address or walking route. Beyond the directions and street names, maps can tap into our instinctive understanding of the world in a powerful way by using identifiable symbols, geographical ...


    By Arkit

  • This Designer Is Cleaning Up City Smog and Turning It into Jewelry

    A Dutch designer has created a new tower to filter city smog and — hopefully — help end China’s air pollution problem. China’s ongoing struggle with smog is notorious. Rapid industrialization paired with an initial lack of ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Study of water quality of sylhet city and its restaurants: health associated risk assessment

    Sylhet is a developing city and a very attractive place for tourism. The city is very rich in natural resources and also attracts tourists and business entrepreneurs. Thus, it is imperative that the city maintains a health friendly environment, clean water and food. Since unclean water and food, poor sanitary and hygiene facilities in restaurants of the city remain a potential source of diseases ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Measurement of selected polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in water via ultrasound assisted emulsification–microextraction (USAEME) using low-density organic solvents

    Despite bans and restrictions for their adverse health effects including endocrine disruption, due to their stability in the environment, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are still of concern for their residues in several matrices. This study employed low-density ultrasound-assisted emulsification–microextraction (USAEME) to measure selected PCBs (28, 52, 101, 118, 138, 153, and 180) in water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • City of Slidell’s drainage and sewer system recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath damaged the drainage and the sewerage collection system in the City of Slidell (City), creating health and safety issues for both the general public and emergency/recovery personnel working in the city. The efforts by the City in restoring these systems were critical to making the city safe and functional for the return of its citizens. This paper will try and ...

  • 5 Achievements from Germany’s “Energiewende”

    Germany is in the midst of an unprecedented clean energy revolution. Thanks to the “Energiewende,” a strategy to revamp the national energy system, Germany aims to reduce its overall energy consumption and move to 80 percent renewable energy by 2050. The country has already made considerable progress toward achieving this ambitious goal. In fact, other ...

  • What’s Denver doing on the EV-Ready list?

    Looking at the list of the most EV-ready cities just released by Ford, it’s no surprise many of them are coastal. On the east and west coasts energy is pricey, so the pressure is on to achieve innovation that will control costs and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.  But what’s up with Denver out there in the ...

  • A day in the life of Fariha Hassan

    In this new series, we take a look at some of the bright and knowledgeable people behind our success here at AdEdge Water Technologies and see how they tackle their day-to-day challenges. Today we are here with Fariha Hassan, a project manager with AdEdge since 2015. What is your role at AdEdge? ...

  • A look at California`s landmark plastic bag ban

    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag makers vow to take their opposition to the ballot box. Here are some key things to know about the landmark legislation: WHAT ...


    By Associated Press

  • A real-time control strategy for separation of highly polluted storm water based on UV–Vis online measurements – from theory to operation

    ‘Classical’ real-time control (RTC) strategies in sewer systems are based on water level and flow measurements with the goal of activation of retention volume. The control system rule of ‘clean (storm water) runoff into the receiving water – polluted runoff into the treatment plant’ has been thwarted by rough operating conditions and lack of measurements. Due to the specific boundary conditions ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nine out of ten air pollution deaths occur in developing nations

    More than 90% of air pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, with seven million fatalities recorded around the world every year. That is according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), which reveals that Asia and Africa are the regions worst ...

  • Brownfields: eyesore or opportunity?

    Minute Maid Park, the Downtown Aquarium and the Federal Reserve Bank are all examples of how the City of Houston is cleaning up and reusing local brownfields to create positive impacts on the community through its Brownfields Redevelopment Program. Brownfields are properties where redevelopment is complicated by the presence or perceived presence of environmental contamination. These sites were, ...

  • Control VOCs and Odors

    Manufactured gas plants (MGPs) have kept cities Iighted and fueled since the Industrial Revolution. Today, cleaning up these sites presents a special challenge because of the potential for release ofVOCs and odors. Fortunately, remediation professionals have several effective emission control technologies to choose from. Where are they located? The historical record of MGPs in the United States ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Recapping the Debate Over Whether Low-Carbon Economies Are Good for Tech

    To be of any use, tech products need power from electrical outlets, stored chemical energy such as batteries and generators, solar collectors, kinetic energy like my emergency hand-crank radio/charger, or other means. As more global and local regions move away from fossil-fuel-based power to low-carbon renewable power, I wonder how my colleagues in the tech industry would weigh in on a debate ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • What the Green Climate Fund really means for international development

    In its seventh year, progress for the fund has been slow. What will it take to fulfill the GCF’s promise? When the world’s poor countries demanded action during the failing United Nations–led climate negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009, the U.S. government responded with a promise: It would help raise US$100 billion a year by 2020 to assist efforts to cope with ...


    By Ensia

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