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  • Study tracks ´memory´ of soil moisture

    Original story at MIT News The top 2 inches of topsoil on all of Earth’s landmasses contains an infinitesimal fraction of the planet’s water — less than one-thousandth of a percent. Yet because of its position at the interface between the land and the atmosphere, that tiny amount plays a crucial role in ...

  • Hit Your Target! Measure your sludge blanket level with Markland

    The Sludge Gun®, the Portable Sludge Blanket Level Detector from Markland Specialty Engineering Ltd., helps wastewater treatment plants measure solid-liquid interface levels in clarifiers, tanks and lagoons. This handheld instrument uses high-intensity infrared light beams to measure sludge blanket levels in clarifiers, settlement tanks, sedimentation basins, lagoons and ponds. It ...

  • National Wind Technology Center begins first Validation of Wave Energy Conversion Device

    The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has begun validation work on the first water power technology ever tested in an NREL dynamometer facility. Representatives from Columbia Power Technologies, NREL and project partners celebrate the start of generator testing for the Columbia Power wave energy generator. ...

  • Flood Control at IFAT 2008: Controlling Bodies of Water

    Farsighted flood control and shore protection are environmental protection tasks with optimum priority, not the least due to the climate change. How can we support natural retention basins of water reservoirs and what protection do technical solutions provide? As the leading international trade fair of the environmental protection industry, IFAT 2008 has included ...


    By Messe München GmbH

  • Thailand - water pollution control industry

    The current total market size for wastewater treatment is estimated at about $1.533 billion USD, with an average growth rate of about 10% per year (government sector $613 million USD, private sector $920 million USD). In general, construction and engineering services costs are 85% of the project with the remaining 15% for equipment. Thus, the market for wastewater treatment equipment is about ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • California Water Resources Control Green-Lights Recycled Water as Drinking Water

    A report released December 29 by the State Water Resources Control Board concludes that it is feasible to develop and adopt regulations for using recycled water as drinking water, provided that certain research and key knowledge gaps are addressed. Direct potable reuse (DPR) is the addition of recycled water directly into a drinking water system or into a raw water supply immediately ...


    By WateReuse

  • Bioprocess Control at the IWA World Water Congress

    Last week we were exhibited at the IWA World Water Congress in Lisbon, Portugal. If you are keen to learn more about sustainable water solutions then IWA World Water Congress is the place to visit. We were very excited to be a part of the congress and to immerse ourselves in discussions about how one can easily determine the  methane production potential of, for ...


    By Bioprocess Control AB

  • Going Green Will Save Lancaster in Controlling Storm Water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report today that found green infrastructure can be a cost effective solution to controlling stormwater while providing numerous economic benefits. Using the City of Lancaster as a case study, EPA sought to quantify the economic benefits associated with utilizing green infrastructure for controlling wet weather pollution. “Cities ...

  • European Community involvement in water pollution control

    Greater efforts in reducing water pollution are needed to ensure that targets for water quality are met. A new study shows that community-based approaches can be useful in gaining support for water management schemes and driving positive change. Farmers may also benefit from improved communication within their local networks. Current European water management policies emphasise the importance of ...

  • Integrated water management helps control agricultural pollution

    By 2015, all surface waters and groundwaters in the European Union should aim to achieve 'good status', with healthy ecosystems and low levels of pollution. The goals for the management of these bodies of water are set out under the Water Framework Directive1. Recent research suggests that integrated management of water catchment areas could be used to control sources of pollution within river ...

  • Research and Markets: Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control" book to their offering. Among various water and wastewater treatment technologies, the adsorption process is considered better because of lower cost, simple design and easy operation. Activated carbon ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Framework Unveiled to Aid in Controlling Utility Water Losses

    The largest association of California drinking water professionals today announced the formation of a program to educate and assist drinking water agencies in understanding and reducing unnecessary losses of precious water. The American Water Works Association’s California-Nevada Section (CA-NV AWWA) stated that the California Water Loss Control Collaborative will be a far-reaching ...

  • The Royal Mint improves pH control in water effluents

    Analytical Technology Inc. (ATi) said this week that the UK's Royal Mint has selected its Q45/72 pH/ORP monitor to improve the quality of its effluents and to better comply with Environment Agency regulations. The versatile Q45/72 system is designed for use in industrial and municipal applications and contains sensors specifically engineered to function normally in applications where conventional ...

  • New water loss control products from ADS

    Huntsville, AL ADS LLC today introduces a full line of cost-efficient, advanced water loss control products for leak detection and flow measurement. These technologically innovative instruments form an integrated approach to system monitoring and leakage control for water distribution networks. ADS can now offer leak detection services and products with single point accountability for project ...

  • Next-generation analysis systems for controlling water quality

    Knowing whether the water in our reservoirs is contaminated by a specific bacterium or if the river passing through our town contains an excessive amount of heavy metals is vital when confronting environmental or public health problems. To this end it is necessary to have a network of analysis systems which measures the chemical and biological parameters of these water sources. Current devices ...

  • Water Pollution Control in China: Foreign Firms Have Competitive Advantages

    Controlling water pollution in China is a difficult proposition, with weak implementation of laws and penalties for polluting. Further muddying the waters are local governments’ lack of motivation to work with each other to tackle the problem. Still, more foreign enterprises are expected to enter the Chinese market to participate in ...


    By PRWeb

  • Quench to be Nationwide Provider of Filtered Drinking Water Coolers for Johnson Controls

    Quench, the largest independent provider of filtered water coolers and ice dispensers in North America, announced that it has been selected to be the nationwide provider of filtered drinking water coolers and ice machines for Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Johnson Controls’ commitment to sustainability, ...


    By Quench USA, Inc.

  • LuminUltra and Microbe Detectives Advance Molecular Microbiological Control Solutions in Water and Wastewater

    LuminUltra, a New Brunswick, Canada-based innovator in microbiological monitoring and control solutions, and Microbe Detectives LLC, a Wisconsin-based pioneer in applied metagenomics services for water and wastewater systems, today announced a multi-year partnership. Through the partnership, the two companies will combine their services to provide the only commercial offering that can measure and ...

  • Waters Corporation and NIBRT partner to bring greater control and predictability to biopharmaceutical processing

    Waters Corporation (WAT:NYSE) and Ireland’s National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) announced today a collaboration that will create the world’s first database for glycan analysis by UltraPerformance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC). Expected to be available in 2011, NIBRT will develop, maintain and license the database while Waters and NIBRT will co-market it ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Narragansett water pollution control association recognized for outstanding service (RI)

    The Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association (WPCA), comprised of all of the municipal wastewater treatment facilities in Rhode Island, was recently honored with the "2010 Regional State Wastewater Association Excellence Award" by EPA. The Narragansett WPCA was highly recommended by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for all of the members’ collaborative efforts ...

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