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  • Dosing upgrades enhance process performance at Hogsmill Sewage Treatment Works

    Three separate upgrades to the chemical dosing plant at Thames Water’s Hogsmill Sewage Treatment Works in Surbiton near Kingston-upon-Thames have improved efficiency and performance at the site and are also designed to meet the latest phosphate discharge consents into the River Thames. Working with partners, the upgrades were designed, built and installed by chemical dosing specialist, Gee & ...

  • New Wastewater Treatment System for Cave Creek, AZ, Wins Industry Recognition for Solving Quality of Life Issues for Community While Saving Taxpayer Dollars

    Since 1996, a wastewater treatment plant serving the Town of Cave Creek, AZ, has drawn numerous complaints from residents and reached the end of its useful life. Located in the middle of an affluent neighborhood with minimal setbacks and minimal odor control, the plant was considered both an eyesore and a source of noxious odor, particularly to golfers playing on an exclusive course located ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • UV light helps to ensure safe bathing during the summer months

    • Ultraviolet light kills bacteria in wastewater without the need for chemicals and allows safe bathing in the Isar. • Reliable and environmentally friendly method • Used in the project “Clean Isar” in a large number of clarification plants in Bavaria/Germany. In addition to the conventional processes for cleaning water – such as the use of chemicals like ...


    By Heraeus Holding GmbH

  • Peristaltic technology aids in prevention of ‘feminised’ male fish

    Chemically-disrupted water streams are causing a substantial increase of ‘intersex’ fish. Nicola Martin reports on how peristaltic technology is addressing the problem of water pollution through more effective treatment techniques.It’s the story that has become a national curiosity: male fish swimming in our rivers have begun spontaneously developing female characteristics. Research dating back ...

  • Supercritical water oxidation presented as alternative to incineration

    Finding environmentally benign waste disposal options is becoming more critical. A process now being commercialised, supercritical water oxidation is demonstrating extremely efficient organic waste destruction (99.99%) plus excellent environmental characteristics (none of the emissions associated with incineration). The process is especially suitable for the treatment of wastewater and sludges ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • Severn Trent increase sludge screening efficiency

    A new sludge screening system has resulted in Severn Trent Water significantly increasing the efficiency of sludge screening operations at Minworth Sewage Treatment Works on the outskirts of Birmingham. Since the new sludge screen has been introduced by Severn Trent the company has reported significant operational efficiencies as a result of increased screenings removal from the imported sludge, ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Reclaiming Wetlands using UV light

    UV disinfection specialist Berson has helped the town of Carnation in Washington State, USA create an environmentally-conscientious way of dealing with wastewater, using Berson\'s InLine 7500+ UV systems. Carnation, a community of about 1,900 residents, has never used a central sewage system, relying instead upon individual septic tanks and drainage fields to handle its ...

  • Gaza’s water supply in danger of collapse, warns UN report

    The Gaza Strip’s underground water system is in serious danger of collapse after recent conflict compounded years of overuse and contamination, a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today warns. The UNEP report on the environmental condition of Gaza following Israel’s military operation in the region in late 2008 calls for the aquifer – supplying 1.5 million ...


    By United Nations

  • Britain’s largest water company prosecuted for 5km river pollution

    A water company whose careless operational practices decimated the aquatic life in an iconic urban river has been fined GBP 125,000 and ordered to pay GBP 21,335 in clean up and investigation costs. Thames Water Utilities Limited, Britain’s largest water company, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to allowing a large quantity of industrial strength chlorine to spill into the River Wandle from ...

  • Liquid Macrofiltration Market to Reach $5 Billion by 2009

    Untitled Document The market for filters used for separation of larger particles from liquids (macrofiltration) will grow from $4.4 billion in 2006 to $5.1 billion in 2009. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • ReportsnReports - Bahrain Water Report Q3 2011

    Bahrain Water Report Q3 2011  BMI View: Under pressure to advance a coherent agenda for reform in both the political and economic arenas, the government has understandably struggled to maintain the momentum behind water sector projects such as the landmark Tubli and Muharraq wastewater treatment projects. ...


  • EPA completes cleanup of mercury spill in santurce, Puerto Rico

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed emergency response activities following two mercury spills in Santurce, Puerto Rico. EPA is warning parents and the public not to keep mercury at home and to exercise caution when faced with accidental spills of mercury. The most recent incident began January 25, 2011 at the Fedrecio Asenjo Middles School in Santurce’s Barrio Obrero ...

  • Several massachusetts citizens receive prestigious regional EPA environmental awards

    Nineteen environmental awards will be given to Massachusetts environmental groups, individuals, businesses, nonprofit and government agencies tomorrow in Boston’s Faneuil Hall as EPA presented its annual Environmental Merit Awards for 2011. In addition, a President’s Environmental Youth Award was given to the Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network, which received special ...

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