wastewater treatment problem News

  • Health problems uncovered by new research into wastewater reuse

    The reuse of treated wastewater can be a valuable resource in arid regions around the world, with water being reclaimed for irrigation, surface release, and groundwater recharge. But some contaminants in the water are being identified as health problems-- especially pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs). New research reveals better understanding of the conditions in which PhACs accumulate and ...

  • Oily wastewater treatment

    Vegetable oil processing plants and the catering trade often generate a large amount of oil-containing wastewater, which causes serious environmental problems. An article in Water Science and Technology examines the feasibility of treating such WW using an integrated microfiltration-reverse osmosis (MF-RO) process. In recent years, large quantities of effluents have been produced by the vegetable ...


  • A Simple Solution for Degassing Problems

    Some chemicals are susceptible to giving off gas while being moved or pumped. This challenge is especially complicated when this gas could get trapped in a small volume pump. Then the pump would not move any liquid as the gas trapped in the pump chamber would expand and contract with each stroke without moving any liquid. Fortunately, this is an issue AquFlow can easily overcome. We have a ...


    By Aquflow

  • 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 ...


  • EC takes legal action over Greece for lack of wastewater treatment & waste landfill problems

    The European Commission is taking legal action over two cases where Greece is violating EU legislation designed to protect human health and the environment against pollution from waste water and solid waste. In one case the Commission is launching an infringement procedure against Greece for not putting in place the required infrastructure for collecting and treating waste water in 12 towns and ...

  • Sterile wastewater treatment with vacuum distillation

    Hygiene requirements are growing increasingly strict in many sectors, and the treatment of industrial wastewater is no exception. The vacuum distillation process in particular has to deal with the question of sterile treatment and subsequent storage of water obtained from the process. The mere possibility of reintroducing wastewater into the production process makes it imperative to prevent ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • Wastewater treatment from fluorine and nitrocompounds

    We continue to cover the topic of wastewater treatment from different hazardous components. Today we will adumbrate wastewater treatment from fluorine and nitrocompounds WASTEWATER TREATMENT FROM FLUORINE AND NITROCOMPOUNDS   Fluorine-containing wastewater  The wastewater from ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • PCPs and endocrine disrupters in wastewater treatment

    Aqua Enviro is organising a training on the Fate of Pharmaceutical Personal Care Products and Endocrine Disrupters in Wastewater Treatment on 16th February in Leeds (UK). Aim is to understand the potential risk of these materials to the aquatic environment, learn about the necessity to remove these compounds and identify business opportunities for removal technologies and strategies.  As ...


  • New Campaign Won`t Fix Old Problems

    MANITOBA’S LACK OF REGULATIONS PUTS RIVERS AT RISK The Province of Manitoba has put together a snazzy new campaign with the slogan “Spirited Energy” to enhance its image. While catchy, Manitoba’s lack of stormwater treatment regulations amid strong commercial growth is not exactly “spirited.” In fact, this absence may cause environmental problems that could cost the province millions to ...


    By Actual Media

  • Russian water and wastewater treatment market in full recovery

    The economic downturn had a moderate impact on the development of water and wastewater treatment market in Russia. However, the recovery has already started supported by financial programmes, increasing private investments in municipal and industrial sectors as well as urgent need to rehabilitate old and inefficient infrastructure. In fact, the Russian water and wastewater sector has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DAS-Wastewater Treatment for an Argentinean soft drink producer

    Argentina is World Champion - World Champion of soft drink lovers. According to a study from Euro Monitor International, nowhere in the world are more of these soft drinks consumed. On average, each Argentinian drank 131 liters in 2012. Even in Chile (2nd place, 121 liters) and Mexico (3rd place, 119 liters) the drinks are popular. The South American soft drink producer Refres Now S.A. also ...

  • ReportsnReports - Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies: Global Markets

    The global market for wastewater treatment delivery equipment, instrumentation, process equipment, and treatment chemicals will increase at a 10.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to exceed $93 billion in 2016, from a 2011 value of nearly $57 billion. The most rapid growth will occur in the delivery equipment product group. This sector is estimated ...


  • Seaweed problem could provide algae biofuel solution

    It has often been used as a farmland fertilizer, and in some communities it is eaten as a vegetable, but now researchers believe that seaweed could power our cars and heat our homes too. One species of algae in particular, sugar kelp (Laminaria saccharina), is exciting scientists from Norway. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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 ...

  • New Logic´s Vibrating Reverse Osmosis Membrane System Solves Leachate Treatment Problem at Ecuador´s El Inga Landfill

    New Logic Research announced today the successful commissioning of another VSEP vibrating membrane system at a municipal landfill – this time in Quito, Ecuador. The RO system takes landfill leachate from storage ponds and filters it to create clean water that is recycled and used as irrigation water. The water permeating from the system has only about 50 parts per million of dissolved ...


    By New Logic Research, Inc.

  • LuminUltra`s biomass monitoring solutions for biological wastewater treatment free webinar

    In this webinar (Thursday, February 13, 2014 @ 2:00pm EST) , we'll give you a brief overview of the technology, how it compares to traditional microbiological testing methods and an in-depth overview of the capabilities of 2nd Generation ATP testing in Biological Wastewater Treatment. Sign up today! Learn how 2nd generation allows you to: Detect toxicity ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Septic Tank Filters added to WTE wastewater treatment product range

    Waste Tech are proud to introduce Final Effluent and Septic Tank Filters to the UK. The big problem with septic tanks is that their soakaways block with suspended solids carried out of the tank and into the soakaway itself. These solids eventually ruin the soil porosity and the soakaway fails. The Wastewater Filter is fitted into the vertical part of the 'T' on the outlet pipe from the ...

  • Leading U.S. food manufacturer choose new technology for wastewater treatment

    Biowater Technology - March 1, 2013 - is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded its largest order for Biowater’s new cost effective CFIC® biofilm wastewater treatment system. The order comes from one of the leading private food manufacturers in the US. Today, a 1.7 million-gallon (6,435/l) aerated lagoon processes wastewater before discharge to the sewer authority ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • ‘Poor gain’ from extra treatment of wastewater to remove pharmaceuticals

    A recent study compared the decentralised treatment of pharmaceutical contaminants in wastewater at hospitals with centralised treatment at conventional and upgraded wastewater plants. The results suggest that additional (post) treatments may not always provide significant benefits. Conventional wastewater plants are not designed to remove pharmaceuticals excreted from the human body. As ...

  • Xylem to improve efficiency and reduce cost of wastewater treatment in Colombia

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has won a contract worth $517,000 to develop and install a secondary wastewater treatment solution that will eliminate effluent odor problems and significantly improve water quality in Tolu, a town located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The Xylem solution ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

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