marine wastewater News

  • Rising threats to marine biodiversity

    The environmental and economic health of the World Seas-present and future-is outlined in a report that underlines growing concern from pressures such as pollution, over-fishing and climate change. The report, the Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Outlook: Global Synthesis by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) predicts that by 2050 productivity will have decreased in nearly all areas and with ...

  • Lugworms harmed by marine microplastic pollution

    Microplastic pollution impairs the heath of the marine worms that help maintain sediments for other creatures, new research suggests. This study shows that the energy reserves of lugworms living in sediment contaminated with microplastic particles were reduced by up to 50%. Microplastic pollution, fragments of less than 5 mm, is of increasing concern. Although the pieces are typically formed as ...

  • Marine pollution - cleaning up the seas

    Greenhouse gas emissions from marine vessels have received special attention of late, but as the maritime shipping industry continues to grow, other forms of pollution from ships are creating problems that require urgent attention. In the past 15 years, seaborne trade has increased by 50% and continued high rates of growth are expected. The rise in trade between the North America and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The environmentally effective remediation of marine sediment

    31st July 2006: Following a series of successful trials around the world, Virotec’s patented technologies are set to penetrate the UK market to great environmental effect. Their innovative ViroSoil™ Technology has been shown to offer a viable and economic total treatment solution for contaminated marine sediment through the neutralisation of the acid generating capacity of the dredged ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • Mussels: Biomonitoring tools for pharmaceutical pollution in the marine environment?

    Pharmaceutical pollution of marine environments has important biological consequences for aquatic organisms. This study investigated the effects on mussels of treatment with environmentally relevant levels of an antidepressant, fluoxetine, and a beta-blocker, propranolol, using biomarkers including DNA damage. The results showed that mussels are most vulnerable to these drugs in combination. Many ...

  • Disinfecting Marine Vessel Ballast Water with UV

    Disinfecting Marine Vessel Ballast Water with UV -Hanovia UV disinfection system helps operators meet IMO discharge regulations- To assist operators of cruise ships, tankers, semi-submersibles, jack-up rigs and other large ocean-going vessels to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) ballast water discharge requirements, UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has partnered with ...

  • Administration Presses for Marine Environment Protection in Wider Caribbean

    This week President Bush transmitted to the U.S. Senate for its advice and consent for ratification, the Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities ('Protocol') to the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (1983 Cartagena Convention).   Through this important ...

  • Barr builds largest marine tank in 15 years

    The custom fabrication department at BARR Plastics Inc. has completed a notable project to manufacture the largest plastic marine wastewater holding tank in the company’s manufacturing history. Measuring 20 feet long, six feet wide and four feet deep with a capacity of 3,500 gallons, the tank was built to be installed into a barge for the marine construction and repair company, Latitude ...


    By BARR Plastics Inc.

  • Disinfecting marine vessel ballast water with UV

    To assist operators of cruise ships, tankers, semi-submersibles, jack-up rigs and other large ocean-going vessels to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) impending ballast water discharge requirements, UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has partnered with three of the world’s leading systems integrators to provide validated, on-board water treatment systems that are easy to ...

  • Nancy Rabalais, Expert on Marine Hypoxia, to Receive the 2008 Clarke Prize

    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) announced today that aquatic scientist Nancy N. Rabalais, Ph.D., will be the fifteenth recipient of the NWRI Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research. Rabalais is Executive Director and Professor of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium in Chauvin, Louisiana, which provides coastal ...

  • WWF applauds new marine conservation push in coastal East Africa

    Ministers and officials from ten countries and territories in East Africa yesterday endorsed or signed off on a potentially far-reaching protocol to protect East Africa’s coastal and marine environment from land-based activities and pollution. The new protocol - five years in the making - makes the western Indian Ocean the third marine area of the world to achieve a multilateral agreement to ...


    By WWF UK

  • Dangerously high levels of endocrine disrupting chemicals found in marine sediments

    Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can interfere with the hormonal systems of both humans and wildlife. New research quantifying EDCs in marine environments in Greece found concentrations which present significant risks to sediment-dwelling organisms. Reduction and prevention of chemical pollution and subsequent harm to marine ecosystems is a key aim of the EU Marine Strategy Framework ...

  • EU Marine Energy Centre offers free Technology Verification

    The Scottish Energy Minister has today launched a competition run by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) offering free Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) to successful technology developers. In his keynote address at the All-Energy conference in Glasgow, Fergus Ewing announced that the winner of the competition will be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • US EPA orders Marin County sewage systems to address `chronic` spills

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued enforcement actions requiring nine sewage collection systems in the Sausalito and Mill Valley areas of southern Marin County, Calif. to address chronic sewage spills, improve sewer maintenance and implement long-term programs to renew aging sewer pipes. Deteriorated conditions of the sewer systems became evident when heavy rains overwhelmed the ...

  • Wastecorp Pumps Announces New Marine Pump Product Line

     Wastecorp Pumps, a leading manufacturer of wastewater pumps and pump out systems, announced today the release of a new pump out product line designed for marine sanitation and bilge pumping. The new compact pedestal pumps, dockside pump outs, mobile bilge pumps and stand alone pumps add a new dimension of quality and performance for wastewater pumping at marinas. "Our new marine pump ...


    By Wastecorp Pumps

  • AD wastewater treatment technology launched

    Celje, Slovenia. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is being used in a new generation of wastewater treatment plant being marketed by EKO GEA, a Slovenian manufacturer of biological products for the waste sector. The plant incorporates a simple design with a small footprint and requires no power whatsoever. At its core is specially-sourced “tuff” bio-media and EKO GEA’s proprietary bio-active marine algae ...


    By Eco Gea - Nejc Dordic SpA

  • Legal action over untreated wastewater

    The EU Directive on Urban Waste Water Treatmentexternal (1991) required member states to put in place adequate waste water collecting systems and treatment facilities for large cities by the end of 2000. The directive allows collecting systems and treatment plants to spill waste water in certain situations, like emergency shutdowns or unusually heavy rainfall. The legislation aims to protect both ...

  • How toxic are unregulated wastewater pollutants?

    Spanish and Dutch researchers have evaluated the environmental impact of chemical pollutants in wastewater in Spain. The results suggest that the most problematic pollutants may be derived from newer pharmaceutical and personal care products, such as everyday painkillers and soaps, not yet regulated. Water pollution is the main environmental concern for EU citizens, according to an EC ...

  • U.S. Marine Corps Installs Living Machine System at San Diego Training Base

    Living Machine® Systems, L3C, a provider of industry-leading water reuse technology, today announced that the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego will recycle blackwater for sub-surface irrigation, minimizing its water usage in drought-prone San Diego. The Living Machine system is an ecological wastewater treatment and reuse technology for black and greywater. The new MCRD system ...


    By Marketwire

  • Four Alaska fishing vessels resolve seafood waste violations to protect marine environment

    Three companies that operate four seafood processing vessels in federal waters off the coast of Alaska have agreed to comply with Clean Water Act permits that limit the discharge of pollutants from seafood waste. Golden Fleece, Inc., Blue North Fisheries, Inc. and The Fishing Company of Alaska, Inc. agreed to settle violations of Clean Water Act permits with the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

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