wastewater contaminant News

  • EnviClear purifies contaminated wastewater at biogas plants

    Individual solutions are the driving force behind A3 Water Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of EnviTec Biogas AG. As an internationally active water treatment specialist, the company, based in Gelsenkirchen and Saerbeck, has just developed an innovative and environmentally friendly membrane bioreactor process in conjunction with EnviClear that purifies contaminated surface waters for biogas plant ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • US drinking water contaminated by pharmaceuticals

    A vast array of pharmaceuticals - including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones - have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation has claimed. Water in 24 metropolitan areas, including Detroit, Louisville, southern California and Northern New Jersey is particularly at risk. The report says the ...

  • Emerging Contaminants: New Challenges for the Water Industry

    Over the past decade there has been growing concern regarding the presence of biologically active contaminants including endocrine disrupters, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other substances in the aquatic environment. Emerging contaminants not only include those substances in active or past production, but also include their metabolites and other transformation products and chemical ...


  • Monitoring heavy metal contamination in the German Wadden Sea

    Human activities, including industrial development along coastal areas, risk polluting the marine environment with heavy metals which can harm human health and aquatic life. A recent study has found elevated levels of metal pollution in the Jade area of the German Wadden Sea, but concludes that metal contamination of the sediments would not be expected to have harmful effects on the marine ...

  • Chicago`s Oak Street Beach contaminated with asbestos

    The Illinois shoreline and Illinois Beach State Park have a long history of asbestos contamination, so as the 2008 beach season opens on Lake Michigan, a conservation group is advising beachgoers how to minimize inhalation of cancer-causing asbestos fibers. For at least 20 years, asbestos fibers were released daily and carried southward by Lake Michigan's currents from the Johns-Manville ...

  • Wastewater treatment process standardised

    EnviroChemie has been using tailor-made Envochem systems to produce high-quality solutions for the physico-chemical treatment of wastewater from different industrial sectors for more than 30 years.    The company has standardised two production series of the Envochem plant group for the international market to ensure that the plants are of consistent high quality and the projects ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Removing hormones from wastewater

    Treated wastewater that is returned to waterways can contain trace organic pollutants that have a negative impact on the environment. In particular, chemicals known as endocrine disrupters, which mimic the effects of natural hormones or otherwise disrupt normal endocrine behaviour, have been found in treated wastewater. According to a recent study, treatment processes could be significantly, and ...

  • Frack wastewater treatment

    Natural gas producers and public water companies in the US race to meet the 19th May deadline, when they will no longer be able to release contaminated hydrofracking water into the state’s rivers. Altela has developed a technology, validated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the US Department of Energy (US DOE), which meets the new regulations for clean ...


  • Ask Dan, the Wastewater Wizard

    Someone recently asked, “What are the wastewater treatment options for landfill leachate?” According to statistics from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the number of landfills in the United States is 1,654. And according to CNBC, active landfills handle more than 250-million tons of trash created in the United States each year. Statistics suggest that landfills can ...

  • Solution to frac wastewater disposal

    Natural gas producers and public water companies in the US race to meet the 19th May deadline to stop releasing diluted hydrofracking water contaminated with bromide and radioactive material from shale gas extraction into the state’s rivers. Altela has stepped developed a technology validated by the Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the US Department of ...


  • Managing wastewater more effectively

    This policy brief, published by the Global Water Partnership, highlights the need to integrate wastewater into water resources management. Better management of wastewater can help tackle water scarcity and pollution, says the author. This requires an integrated approach that encompasses the whole water cycle, from the available water resources to treatment and reuse. Few developing countries ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Continuous toxicity monitoring of wastewater

    Toxicity is the most common disturbance to biological treatment processes – especially for nitrification. The continuous toxicity monitoring proactively protects the waste water treatment plant and hence, secures to keep the plant running. LAR's online toxicity analyzer ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Chemical composition of fracking wastewater

    Wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, has been chemically analysed in the most comprehensive study of its kind to date. The researchers found that produced water from three US fracking sites contained a diverse array of chemicals including toxic metals such as mercury and the carcinogens toluene and ethylbenzene. However, a group of harmful chemicals, ...

  • Aqwise developing advanced biological treatment system for drinking water nitrate contamination

    Aqwise, provider of advanced solutions for wastewater treatment, has signed a cooperation agreement with 'Mekorot', Israel's national water company, for field-testing an advanced biological treatment technology for Nitrate contamination in drinking water. The agreement was signed in the framework of WaTechTM, Mekorot’s entrepreneurship, investments and partnership center for water technologies. ...

  • Environmental Elimination of Oil, Grease and Wastewater

    UltraZyme rids Malaysia's largest Solid Waste Management Company of its Costly Oil & Grease Contamination Problem Alam Flora Sdn Bhd is one of Malaysia's largest solid waste management companies. For years now their grease traps and sumps have been plagued with very high levels of oil and grease, which contaminates their wastewater stream and is the root cause of bad odor. UltraZyme was ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • ViroSoilTM Technology: a viable solution for land de-contamination from Virotec

    Virotec provides a range of uniquely tailored technologies for the treatment of contaminated water, industrial and municipal wastewater, solids and other environmental remediation applications. Central to Virotec’s technology solutions is a range of eighteen reagents with unique physical and chemical attributes, which remove dissolved phase metals, neutralise acidity and control odour. Virotec ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • 100% environmentally friendly wastewater cleanup

    New Environmentally Friendly Enzyme Based Solution for Wastewater Remediation The effluent generated by livestock at agricultural operations all over both North and South America has a significant environmental footprint that flows far downstream from its source. One Hog farm in particular has been using a breakthrough technology referred to as UltraZyme to enhance the biological activity ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Industrial laundry wastewater clean-up

    Simple solutions can sometimes be the most effective, as T&T Environmental Solutions LLC (an industrial laundry wastewater treatment company) discovered. Opflex, a reusable buoyant foam with open cells that allows water to flow through it as it absorbs oil, was used to reduce the wastewater contaminants at their Philadelphia-based operations. After a ...


  • Innovative solutions to managing wastewater in the Netherlands

    More people will soon live in cities than in rural areas, and 18 of the 23 mega cities worldwide will be in a river delta or on the coast, according to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. As a result, water safety risks will increase, pressure on water systems will grow, and the amount of sewage water will swell. Dow Chemical’s Terneuzen manufacturing site in the ...

  • 15,000 OEMs and Specifiers For Environmental Contamination Control And Energy Systems

    Suppliers of pumps, valves, materials, instruments, controls, and various services are often selling to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).  The critical buying decisions may be made early in the project by the architect/engineer (A/E) or other specifier. Over 15,000 companies around-the-world have been identified as either significant OEM purchasers or A/E ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

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