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  • Study: Drinking Water Contaminants Cause 100,000 Cancers

    Study: Drinking Water Contaminants Cause 100,000 Cancers

    Researchers suggest ways to reduce risks in water sources A new Environmental Working Group (EWG) study of contaminants in drinking water, conducted between 2010 and 2017 in the United States, suggests they may cause 100,000 lifetime cancer ...

  • A Quarter of World Population Facing Water Crisis

    A Quarter of World Population Facing Water Crisis

    Combinations of solutions, such as water reuse and desalination, must be tailored to individual regions While images of a rising sea level seem to grab the public imagination, the Earth is facing another nightmare scenario associated in large part ...

  • The Invisible Water Pollution Crisis

    The Invisible Water Pollution Crisis

    Around the world, water contaminants are damaging human health and local economies The World Bank, in its new report “Quality Unknown: The Invisible Water Crisis,” asserts that water contamination is already a problem. But it is one ...

  • UN: Europeans, North Americans Drinking Contaminated Water

    UN: Europeans, North Americans Drinking Contaminated Water

    Report points to decentralization as one way to equalize access to safe water With so much focus on the water woes of the Global South, the 2019 United Nations World Water Development report has shown that Europe and North America have work to ...

  • MABR Provides Efficient Wastewater Treatment for Chinese Village - Case study

    MABR Provides Efficient Wastewater Treatment for Chinese Village - Case study

    MABR-based plant provides high effluent quality with low energy expenditure, as well as low odor and noise Background Outang Village in China`s Zhejiang Province is a rural residential area adjacent to Qu River. Its 400 residents (150 ...

  • Aspiral™ Wastewater Treatment for Highway Service Area - Case study

    Aspiral™ Wastewater Treatment for Highway Service Area - Case study

    A Smart Packaged Aspiral™plant provides stand-alone wastewater treatment to a highway service area in China A Smart Packaged Aspiral™ treatment plant handles200 m3/d of high-nitrogen wastewater at the highway service area, treating it ...

  • Aspiral™ Wastewater treatment for Environmental quality - Case study

    Aspiral™ Wastewater treatment for Environmental quality - Case study

    A Chinese town, which had been discharging sewage directly into a local river, is now producing Class 1A effluent for release The town of Xilingang chose a Fluence Aspiral™ wastewater treatment plant that can treat 800 m³/day to Class ...

  • Aeration for Paper mill oxidation lagoons - Case study

    Aeration for Paper mill oxidation lagoons - Case study

    Fluence designed a hybrid system featuring its TWISTER® and TORNADO®aerators to prevent sludge accumulation Fluence used a combination of Twister and Tornado aerators to keep solids suspended and prevent sludge accumulation in Pronal`s ...

  • Updated aeration at Oil refinery - Case study

    Updated aeration at Oil refinery - Case study

    Fluence combined its original TWISTER aerators at a Mexican oil refinery with new units featuring updated engineering When a large oil refinery in Mexico needed to improve its wastewater treatment, it awarded Fluence the contract to update its ...

  • Designing Cities for Water Efficiency

    Designing Cities for Water Efficiency

    Because factors such as lot size influence water use, city planners could encode sustainability into new developments A new University of Arizona-led study demonstrates that built environment heavily influences water use of single-family ...

  • Newark Scrambles to Get Lead out of Drinking Water

    Newark Scrambles to Get Lead out of Drinking Water

    Mayor announces plan that will replace 18,000 underground lead service pipes in New Jersey’s largest city Aging, outmoded, sometimes-dangerous water infrastructure is a big problem for 58,000 individual municipalities in America, and, to ...

  • 15 Global South Cities Need Improved Water Access

    15 Global South Cities Need Improved Water Access

    The price of providing access, although steep, is still lower than cost of water scarcity The Bolivian city of Cochabamba is one of 15 cities found by the study to have limited access to reliable, safe, affordable water. In 2015, UNICEF and the ...

  • Is Watershed Restoration Working?

    Is Watershed Restoration Working?

    Researchers call for standardizing methodology among smaller projects It’s well understood that damage to watersheds leads to freshwater access problems for the populations that depend upon them. That’s why we now spend much more money ...

  • Water Treatment Membranes and Their Processes

    Water Treatment Membranes and Their Processes

    Filtering out contaminants, even at the nano scale, membranes are a mainstay of water and wastewater treatments In water treatment, membranes are barriers that allow water to pass through but stop unwanted substances from passing through with ...

  • Horizontal Levee Reimagines Familiar Structure

    Horizontal Levee Reimagines Familiar Structure

    Project on San Francisco Bay protects from storm surge and purifies water On the eastern shores of San Francisco Bay, the Oro Loma Water District is reimagining the concept of the traditional levee into the “horizontal levee,” an idea ...

  • Americans Drilling Deeper for Groundwater

    Americans Drilling Deeper for Groundwater

    The practice is widespread, but ultimately unsustainable Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara have completed an ambitious analysis of decades of data on 11.8 million water wells in the United States and determined that ...

  • Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) White Paper

    Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) White Paper

    Fluence’s revolutionary Aspiral™ and SUBRE wastewater solutions provide high-quality treatment while slashing energy costs Membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) wastewater treatment technology provides a long list of ...

  • Desalination in the Caribbean

    Desalination in the Caribbean

    On Aruba and some other Caribbean islands, a lack of rainfall makes desalination a logical choice for ensuring potable water supplies. Islands have long relied on the process to supplement natural water supplies More than 7,000 islands of ...

  • Boom in Desalination Market Spurred by Lower Rate Trend

    Boom in Desalination Market Spurred by Lower Rate Trend

    IDA Water Security Handbook projects 2019 will be the best year ever for growth in seawater desalination, driven by lower rates The current IDA Water Security Handbook projects that 2019 will be the best year ever for growth in the seawater ...

  • Drought hits capital of Philippines

    Drought hits capital of Philippines

    Manila, with a population that has doubled since 1985, has no fallback as monsoon fails to materialize On July 11, the reservoir of the hydroelectric Angat Dam, which supplies Manila and other nearby areas with water, reached the critically low ...