water pollutant News

  • AppliTek sets new ‘water analyzers’ record in China this week

    AppliTek just announced it has received its highest number of different batches of on-line water analyzers this week from China. Environmental Pollution Control is taken very serious by the Chinese government. We are proud to be on the side of all EPA worldwide with our ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Micro-pollutants in water circulation

    The elimination of micro-pollutants from our water is a challenge which more and more responsible providers and disposers have to set themselves. While biological treatment processes do not remove them completely, oxidation with ozone is proving to be one of the most efficient methods. Pharmaceuticals help many people and animals when fighting diseases, keeping healthy or improving quality of ...


    By WEDECO - a Xylem brand

  • Federal Penalty for Swampscott Water Pollution

    The Town of Swampscott entered into a Consent Decree today agreeing to pay a $65,000 civil penalty and to take critical remedial measures to address pollution the Town discharged into the ocean near local beaches. The Consent Decree is the result of a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The complaint ...

  • 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

  • Worldwide investments in combating water pollution

    An innovative market in water quality is rapidly emerging worldwide, as cash-strapped governments in countries as diverse as China, the United States, Brazil and Australia invest billions of public and private dollars in schemes that reward people who protect water resources, according to a new report that is the first to quantify payments for watershed services that could help avert a looming ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cities stem the tide of polluted water

    Cities of all sizes are tackling their water pollution problems, such as stormwater runoff and sewage overflow, by employing green infrastructure and design -- and they will save money as a result, according to a peer-reviewed report released by the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Water sampling system for oil pollution

    General Oceanics Rosette Water Samplers with GO-FLO sampling Bottles and Idronaut 316CTD. This flexible system can be configured for any size vessel and deployed with or without a conducting sea cable. The GO-FLO water bottles equipment with the new CAM release can be opened discretely at any depth to avoid contamination from above. The Idronaut conductivity sensor is not damaged by contact with ...


    By General Oceanics Inc.

  • Water company fined for polluting holiday beach

    South West Water has been ordered to pay £35,937 in fines and costs for a series of sewage spills at Hope Cove in South Devon. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. A court heard how between September 2011 and December 2012 there were several incidents where sewage was seen escaping from manholes in a lane in front of Shippen Cottages and from a manhole at Outer Hope, upstream of ...

  • Sailing Official Wants Rio Water Pollution Tests

    Sailing's governing body may conduct independent water-quality tests in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay, the sailing venue for the 2016 Olympics and the site of Rio's first test event in 2½ months. Any hope Brazil would be able to clean up the sewage-filled bay soon was quashed in a document obtained by The Associated Press over the weekend. In a May 7 letter to sports minister ...


    By Associated Press

  • Deadline Approaches for National Water Pollution Conference

    The world's foremost experts on storm and surface-water quality will get together in Anaheim, CA, August 21 – 25 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.   With NPDES ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • Waters acidified by air pollution have recovered as predicted

    Back in 1999, a group of scientists predicted how changing air pollution levels would affect the acidity of lakes and rivers in Europe in 2010 using a computer model. A follow up study has now gathered actual measurements of these waters to see if the predictions came true. The observations show that most of the rivers and lakes did recover from acidification, as forecast by the model, and ...


    By European Commission

  • Olympic groups to monitor Brazil`s polluted waters

    Olympic sports federations will be monitoring efforts to clean up the polluted waters around Rio de Janeiro to prevent health risks to athletes at the 2016 Games. An Associated Press report this week showed nearly 70 percent of Rio's sewage is untreated and dumped into iconic beach areas like Copacabana and Ipanema and picturesque Guanabara Bay. Those waters will host several of Rio's events at ...


    By Associated Press

  • Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

    In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen. The Associated Press requested data on drilling-related complaints in Pennsylvania, Ohio, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Deadline Approaches for National Water Pollution Conference

     The worlds foremost experts on storm- and surface-water quality will get together in Myrtle Beach August 18–22 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences, and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.   With NPDES compliance in mind,StormCon2013 brings together ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • Mexico pollution, water disputes turn political

    Water pollution disasters in Mexico have turned into political battles as officials struggled Wednesday to blame each other for the problems. A town in western Jalisco state is fighting state officials over what caused the death of more than 200 tons of fish at a local lake. Jalisco state inspectors said Tuesday that the fish, a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Professor pioneers new product to purify polluted water

    Florida Institute of Technology chemistry professor Virender K. Sharma is making new strides in solving an old problem-safely and efficiently cleaning polluted water. Sharma has invented a liquid cleaning product based on ferrate, a supercharged iron molecule. The resulting compound may be used as an oxidant, disinfectant and coagulant, and for industrial "green" purposes. A powerful ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Repairing of water and land polluted areas in Ogoniland, Nigeria

    For the past 60 years, the Ogoni's country by the production of crude oil extremely dirty. With conventional technologies, soil and water contamination from a technical and commercial perspective, can not be remedied. Although today there are large sums of money from various sources for disposal is a decontamination only possible if by well-documented approach a large area highly effective acting ...


    By Oil Dissolver GmbH

  • Water pollution is decreasing but a lot remains to be done

    Water pollution caused by nitrates has decreased in Europe over the past two decades, but agricultural pressures are still putting water resources under strain. The latest Report on the implementation of the Nitrates Directive reveals that nitrates concentrations are slightly decreasing in both surface and groundwater and sustainable ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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