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  • Ozzi Kleen leading the way in sewage treatment systems and grey water recycling

    Suncoast Waste Water Management proudly manufactures the OZZI KLEEN range of waste water treatment solutions for domestic homes, grey water and comercial sewage treatment and mining camp applications. The manufacturing facility has a total factory area of over 9,000m2 and employs over 60 staff including; engineers, electricians, programmers, metal trades workers, roto-moulders, ...

  • Sewage plant or power house - new technology turns sewage into energy

    Penn State researchers have developed technology that combines bacterial degradation of waste water with energy extracted from the salt-water fresh-water gradient to produce power anywhere. Production of energy from the difference between salt water and fresh water is most convenient near the oceans, but using an ammonium bicarbonate salt solution, Penn State ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA proposes new NPDES permits for Agana and Northern District Sewage Treatment Plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of proposed action under the Clean Water Act to reissue National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits to the Guam Waterworks Authority for the Northern District and Agana Sewage Treatment Plants. The proposed permits will require the plants to upgrade to full secondary treatment and establish wastewater quality levels consistent ...

  • World water day focus on global sewage flood

    Two billion tons of human and animal waste and industrial pollution are dumped into waterways every day around the world, according to reports released today in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 17th annual World Water Day-a day the United Nations (UN) dedicates to raising awareness of the water quantity and quality challenges facing the planet. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Rio`s Olympic waterways full of trash, sewage

    Rio de Janeiro's endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer's dream during the 2016 Olympics. But zoom in on the likes of once-pristine Guanabara Bay, and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage. In the neon green waters around the site of the future Olympic Park, the average fecal pollution rate is 78 times that of the Brazilian government's "satisfactory" limit - ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA moves to protect Hilo’s coastal waters from leaks at sewage facility

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an order requiring the County of Hawaii to repair the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant’s ocean outfall pipe. The pipe is leaking treated wastewater close to shore, posing a potential risk to the marine environment and public health. To comply with the federal Clean Water Act, the County needs to correct discharge permit violations ...

  • Manure and sewage can provide crops with more phosphorus than chemical fertilisers

    Phosphorus in sewage and manure could be more available to crops than previously thought, suggests new research. The study found that some forms of sewage and manure treatment provided plants with more phosphorus than conventional inorganic fertilisers. Over the past 50 years, chemical fertilisers containing inorganic phosphorus have boosted crop yields and food production across the globe. ...

  • Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority to Upgrade Sewage Infrastructure

    Under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) has agreed to make major upgrades, improve inspections and cleaning of existing facilities within the Puerto Nuevo system and continue improvements to its systems island-wide. The Puerto Nuevo sewer system serves the municipalities of San Juan, ...

  • Honolulu Must Address Problems That Led to Waikiki Sewage Spill

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. EPA, the Hawaii Attorney General's Office, and the Hawaii Department of Health have reached an interim agreement with the City and County of Honolulu that will correct the worst problems in Honolulu's wastewater collection system. This settlement resolves a civil enforcement action that the United States and ...

  • Honolulu faces $1.2 billion wastewater treatment upgrade

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to not renew Honolulu's permit variance to exempt the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment plant from full secondary treatment requirements. If the variance is denied, Honolulu may have to spend as much as $1.2 billion to upgrade the plant, which handles wastewater from the city of Honolulu and the resort area of Waikiki. The Sand Island ...

  • Ecosphere announces global licensing opportunities for Ozonix(R) Water Treatment Technology

    Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH), a water engineering, technology licensing and innovative U.S. manufacturing company, today announced a list of available industries and applications where its patented Ozonix(R) technology can be licensed to replace harmful liquid chemicals in water treatment operations around the world. "Following the successful rollout of our patented Ozonix(R) ...

  • Investigation begins to track suspected pollution from the Lahaina wastewater facility (HI)

    Federal and state agencies have begun important research to evaluate the suspected discharge of pollutants to the coastal waters along the Kaanapali coast of Maui. Funded by the U. S. EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Hawaii Department of Health, the University of Hawaii will measure how long it takes for wastewater from the Lahaina sewage treatment facility to flow to the near-shore ...

  • Installation and training in Hongbo Energy Co. Ltd, South Korea

    Bioprocess Control Company’s representatives visited Hongbo Energy plant during the first week of October to facilitate the biogas laboratory technologies transfer. In South Korea, there is a strong need to reduce extreme dependence on imported oil and to find alternative waste management methods to be used instead of the current ocean-dumping practices. Hongbo Energy Co. ...


    By Bioprocess Control AB

  • Million gallons of wastewater closes another beach in Hawaii

    For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach was closed Thursday after sewage from a treatment plant spilled near the ocean. A million gallons of treated but not yet disinfected wastewater spilled from the East Honolulu Wastewater Treatment plant, closing Sandy Beach and its surroundings. The closure comes a day after beaches near Waikiki were reopened following a similar issue. The state ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia Agrees to Settle Clean Water Act Violations in Chesapeake Bay Area

    Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), based in Virginia Beach, Va., has agreed to pay a $900,000 civil penalty and to take corrective actions to reduce alleged sanitary sewer overflows from its collection system and nine sewage treatment plants that have polluted the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Commonwealth of ...

  • Lawsuit Seeks EPA Action on Cruise Ship Pollution

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Friends of the Earth filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, today, seeking an immediate response to a seven year old cruise ship pollution petition submitted in March of 2000. The petition was circulated on behalf of 53 organizations by Bluewater Network, which is now part of Friends of the Earth. It asked the EPA to assess and regulate ...

  • Richard Phillips Marine, Inc. and Clackamas County resolve Clean Water Act violation in Sandy River

    Richard Phillips Marine, Inc., a contractor specializing in marine construction, and Clackamas County Water Environmental Services in Oregon reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act that occurred during repairs to the county’s Hoodland Sewage Treatment Plant, which discharges to the Sandy River. In 2012, the U.S. Army ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • China: Hong Kong: water resources equipment

    Hong Kong relies entirely on imported water and wastewater treatment products and technologies to meet its needs. In January 2008, the Hong Kong Government (HKG) allocated funds to build the US$8 million disinfection facilities under the Harbor Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) Stage 2A. This portion of Stage 2A has a completion date in 2009. Another US$1.02 billion will be spent before 2014 on the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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