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  • Engineering an endless supply of fresh water

    A sustainable and secure supply of fresh water is becoming an increasingly urgent issue throughout the globe - particularly in the developing world, where many of the poorest and most vulnerable already lack clean drinking water. Climate change could also mean that many parts of Southern Europe may face a similar shortage of fresh water in the future. New research offers two solutions to water ...

  • Nanoscale water treatment needs innovative engineering

    Engineering a useable product is the key to making nanotechnology work for water treatment, says Ashok Raichur. The fast-evolving world of nanotechnology captivates researchers in fields ranging from health and nutrition to agriculture and environment. In particular, many developing countries are investigating how nanotechnology might improve access to clean water, with a lot of lab work done ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Protecting engineering materials from water impact

    Erosion caused by the impact of water droplets on component surfaces can lead to failures in key technological applications. For example, in steam generating plants, the leading edge of turbine blades suffer major erosion damage from the steam driving the turbines, requiring costly maintenance and repair with consequent loss of generating capacity. Similarly, erosion caused by the impact of rain ...

  • Aurecon develops water infrastructure engineering skills

    Leading engineering, management and technical services company, Aurecon, has recently partnered with the Department of Water and ...

  • New technology excites US water engineers

    A unique, highly innovative water quality monitoring technology is making waves in the North American water supply sector following initial trials at a variety of locations. Developed by Intellitect Water Ltd in the UK, the new analyser (Intellisonde™) features up to 12 sensors in a tiny sonde head that inserts directly into a pipeline through a hot tap fitting. The Intellisonde™ logs water ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • National water and engineering orgs join forces to launch Community Engineering Corps

    In celebration of National Engineers Week, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works Association and Engineers Without Borders USA announced today the launch of a new program to help tackle a serious and growing challenge in the United States: small, underserved ...

  • UNEP engineer honoured for contribution to Sudan water sector

    A distinguished engineer working with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Dr Hamid Omer Ali, has been honoured for his lifetime contribution to the water sector in Sudan. Dr Hamid Omer, a Senior Water Resource consultant with UNEP, was presented with two awards by the Minister of Public Education, Dr Farah Mustafa, at a World Water Day event in Khartoum. He received an Appreciation ...

  • The world’s first model for engineered nanoparticles in surface waters

    Researchers of Wageningen University provide the world’s first spatiotemporally explicit model that simulates the behaviour and fate of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) in surface waters. Wageningen researcher Bart Koelmans: “This is important in order to assure safe nanotechnology. We do need to have an assessment of the risks of ENPs to man and the environment.” ...

  • RBF to Assist SMWD with Civil Engineering for Water Supply and Recycled Water Projects

    RBF Consulting (RBF), a Company of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE MKT:BKR) was recently selected by Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) for a $640,000 civil engineering services contract to design new pipelines, reservoirs and appurtenant facilities to provide water and recycled water to support Rancho Mission Viejo’s new planned community which is located within SMWD’s service ...


    By RBF Consulting

  • Energy-efficient water purification made possible by Yale engineers

    Water and energy are two resources on which modern society depends. As demands for these increase, researchers look to alternative technologies that promise both sustainability and reduced environmental impact. Engineered osmosis holds a key to addressing both the global need for affordable clean water and inexpensive sustainable energy according to Yale researchers. Yale doctoral student Robert ...


    By Yale University

  • WesTech Engineering Employees Donate Water Purification for Haiti Victims

    WesTech Engineering, Inc., (WesTech) an employee-owned, leading provider of municipal and industrial solutions for wastewater treatment, water reuse and clean drinking water based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is leading an initiative to help provide clean drinking water to Haitians that have been hard hit by hurricane Matthew. Spearheading the effort, WesTech employees funded the purchase of 130 ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • New Car Wash Machines Are Engineered to Use Less Water

    WOBURN, MA, U.S.A. -- Daimer Industries, Inc.®, a company transnationally-known for auto detailing technology, is now offering its Super Max™ series of car wash machines in three electrical configurations for customers around the world. The three auto detailing pressure washers include the 110-120V Super Max™ 6120SCW and 220V-240V 6230SCW supporting single phase 60 Hz ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Khushbu Karan Joins AdEdge Water Technologies as Applications Engineer

    AdEdge Water Technologies announces the addition of Khushbu Karan as an Applications Engineer. Karan will be responsible for performing a variety of sales engineering support and project tasks related to proposal preparation, system design, project scoping, and execution of water treatment projects. Prior to working at AdEdge, Karan worked as a Project Engineer at H2Flow Equipment, Toronto and a ...

  • Engineering: operator tips

    It is important for both experienced and new operators to keep the following items in mind when working on a system: Always use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when touching wet parts. A simple hang nail exposed to clear, seemingly clean water can result in an infection. When maintaining high purity water systems, PPE use will prevent reverse organic (oil and grease) and biological ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

  • Response Engineering Partner

    With the advent of the septic tank registration program and a higher awareness of our commitment to the EU to clean our own waste water, more and more mainstream companies are looking to enter the domestic market. Response Newspont Issue 8It is my pleasure to announce that Response engineering has taken on the BioPro line of wastewater treatment solutions for domestic and commercial applications. ...


    By BioPro Ireland

  • The story of the barefoot engineers

    In a remote village in northwestern India, a rural college aims to lift people out of poverty by passing on traditional knowledge and skills. The Barefoot College, based in Tilonia, relies on peer-to-peer learning to train locals to become engineers, communicators, accountants and more, using simple technologies such as mobile phones and personal computers (PCs). Now, it is getting ready to open ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Shroffs Engineering introduces Bio-Microbics India for Water and Wastewater Markets

    Bio-Microbics Inc., a global manufacturer of decentralized wastewater, water and stormwater treatment technologies, is pleased to announce that Shroffs Engineering Ltd. will do business as ‘Bio-Microbics India’ to focus on addressing India’s most challenging water issues. As Bio-Microbics India, Shroffs Engineering will focus on industries relating to residential construction, ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • EPA and army corps of engineers release draft guidance to clarify waters covered by clean water act

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Judith Enck today traveled to New York’s Great Swamp in Brewster, N.Y. to discuss the importance of clean water and a draft guidance developed by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clarify which waters are subject to protection under the Clean Water Act. The future status and condition of the Great Swamp is ...

  • Water Environment Federation (WEF) Names Pamela Wolfe as Editor-in-Chief of World Water & Environmental Engineering

    Alexandria, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF), a U.S. based not-for-profit technical and educational organization, has named Pamela Wolfe editor-in-chief of World Water & Environmental Engineering, a bi-monthly international water quality magazine acquired by the Federation in January. 'As a well-respected editor in the water quality industry, Pamela is a great complement to WEF’s ...

  • BioteQ Secures CDN$1.4M Contract for Water Treatment Plant Design and Engineering

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has secured a contract from an international mining customer to provide detailed design and engineering services for a planned 1,800 cubic meter per hour water treatment system. Under the terms of the contract, valued at approximately CDN$1.4 million, work will commence immediately and will ...


    By BQE Water

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