sewage News

  • Implications of sewage sludge

    Sewage sludge has been widely applied to agricultural lands to enhance soil fertility due to its high organic matter and nutrient content. It has been considered as an economically and environmentally sound disposal alternative to landfills and incineration. However, one of the concerns of continued application of sewage sludge is the increased amounts of heavy metals deposited into the soil. ...

  • Zimbabwe engulfed by sewage

    To get to Sinikiwe MaKhumalo's doorstep in Zimbabwe's second largest city, Bulawayo, visitors have to step on a thin plank perched precariously over a trench that prevents sewage from flowing into her house. The 57-year-old grandmother has endured this arrangement to access her home in the city's Old Magwegwe working class suburb for the past five months after a sewer burst close to her ...


    By United Nations

  • Sewage screening product range

    The Hambaker AWE range of sewage screening equipement gets a boot by the arival of a screens selection expert from the ham Baker company in the UK. Ed Greathead has many years of experience within the screening industry and is now based at our Ipswich office to introduce the Australian market to himself and the screening products ham baker AWE have to offer.    Ed Says: 'We have ...


    By Ham Baker AWE

  • Electricity from Sewage in India

    Waste-to-Wire: Electricity from Sewage India’s newly elected government’s agenda on sanitation and sewage treatment is intent towards improving the socio-economic spheres of our times.  Financial schemes from the central government to build sewage treatment plants, river cleaning programmes and providing clean sanitation facility for all are indicators of enterprising ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 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 SERIES

  • Midwest groundwater tainted with sewage and chemicals

    Raw sewage is flowing into rivers and streams across central and eastern Iowa as one after another wastewater facilities are inundated by the record floods that have swept the state during the past two weeks. Livestock manure is also part of the nasty mix, along with spilled fuel and chemicals, all heading to the flooding Mississippi River and down to the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Environmental ...

  • Supercritical water oxidation of sewage sludge

    ABSTRACT Supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) is an innovative and effective destruction method for organic wastewater and sludge. Several tests of the destruction of sewage sludge by SCWO have been done at two state of the art pilot plants. These units have capacities of 250 kg/h and 1100 kg/h, respectively. The test results show that the technology easily destroys the organic ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • EPA Abandons Sewage Blending Plan

    WASHINGTON, DC, May 19, 2005 (ENS) - The Bush administration shelved a controversial plan today that would have ...

  • MACT standards for sewage sludge incinerators

    EPA announced in the October 14 Federal Register proposed rulemaking to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators (SSIs). According to EPA, SSIs represent the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the U.S. The proposed standards would apply to both multiple-hearth and fluidized bed incinerators. Units incinerating sewage ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • Great Lakes Fouled by Raw Sewage

    TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, (ENS) - Detroit, Michigan is at the bottom of the class, performing the worst of 20 cities graded by a Canadian environmental group in a Report Card on how well they manage their sewage. Sierra Legal released its first Great Lakes Sewage Report Card today, an investigative report that analyzes the performance of 20 cities in the Great Lakes ...

  • GBP 13,500 fine for Scottish sewage spill

    A sheriff at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (22 February 2008) imposed a £13,500 fine on Veolia Water Outsourcing Ltd (previously known as Thames Water Services limited) the operators of Seafield Sewage Treatment Works. This followed Veolia’s guilty plea to causing or permitting Scottish Water to discharge screened sewage effluent to the Firth of Forth from Albert Road Pumping Station. SEPA ...

  • A Fuel Cell that runs on food scraps and sewage

    The sun doesn’t shine all the time, but you’re always going to generate waste. That, in part, is the premise behind Seab Energy, a startup from the UK that has built and begun to sell a modular digester that converts organic materials like day-old club sandwiches, spoiled mayonnaise and sewage into heat and power. (We met at the ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • Hanovia Wins Korean Sewage Treatment Contracts

    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has won contracts to supply four medium pressure UV effluent treatment systems to Yangsan City Council in South Korea. In the first contract, a PMD500 UV system has already been installed at one of the city's sewage treatment plants. The second contact, for a different sewage plant in the city, will see three more units installed in the coming months. Each of ...

  • U.S. addresses sewage discharge violations in Unalaska

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a Clean Water Act complaint on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against the City of Unalaska, Alaska, and the State of Alaska for long-standing and repeated Clean Water Act violations. According to the complaint, from October 2004 to October 2010, the city’s wastewater treatment plant reported more than 4,800 violations ...

  • In the West Bank, conflict stalls sewage solution

    Israeli settlers and Palestinians in the West Bank rarely mix, but authorities are hoping their sewage will. The Jewish settlement of Ofra and neighboring Palestinian villages currently dump their sewage into valleys, threatening to contaminate a critical underground water aquifer. So Israeli authorities are advancing plans to solve the environmental mess with a new treatment plant serving both ...


    By Associated Press

  • MBR for Sewage Treatment at Jebel Ali, Dubai

    Our GCC operations - Ion Exchange, UAE successfully commissioned the membrane bioreactor based sewage treatment plant in Jebel Ali, Dubai, for Wade Adams, a major civil contracting company in Dubai. The MBR treats sewage water from the labour accommodation of the client and the treated water is used for concrete curing and mixing at the client’s construction sites. Ion Exchange was also ...


    By Ion Exchange (India) Ltd.

  • Sewage Contamination from Flooding –Bacterial or Viral?

    The Northeast is preparing for a major hurricane through Sunday.  One of the biggest problems encountered in the aftermath of a hurricane is sewage contaminated storm water and drinking water.  The contamination is from human and animal bacterial and viral sources due to sewage treatment plant failures and storm water overflows.  Contamination from bacteria and viruses are ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Cities need $20 billion for sewage treatment

    Canadian cities and communities need upwards of $20 billion over the next two decades to clean up waste water treatment facilities that are threatening the public health of Canadians, states a confidential Environment Canada document. "The environmental performance of many waste water systems is not adequate, putting human and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Don`t waste sewage - it`s a resource

    The way we treat sewage needs to undergo a revolution on the same scale as we have seen attitudes change to household rubbish and industrial waste. That was the core message of an event hosted by consultants Aqua Enviro this week. While the value of most other resources is widely recognised, we tend to have a devil-may-care attitude to water consumption in the UK, perhaps in part due to the ...

  • Landia aerators eliminate sewage odour problem

    Landia has revealed how its mixer-aerator systems have helped boost tourist numbers on the west coast of Denmark by eliminating odour problems emanating from a raw sewage lift station With many Danish resorts depending on the rental of summer houses to accommodate national and visiting tourists, a significant dip in trade had occurred due to odour problems from a raw sewage lift station Low ...


    By Landia a/s

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