Marine Sewage Articles

  • What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

    From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems. A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards ...


    By Ensia

  • Case study - Ocean effluent discharge

    British Columbia’s fly-in recreational fishing lodge industry was threatened by federal regulators to be closed or fined up to $200,000 unless the sewage wastewater was treated. NOMADIC kept them open and operating. Three types of fly-in recreational fishing lodges are located on the west coast of British Columbia operate 6 – 8 weeks per year, employ approximately 500 persons for the ...


    By Nomadic Systems

  • Coastal Capital: Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Caribbean

    Executive Summary Tropical coastal ecosystems—including coral reefs, mangroves, beaches, and seagrasses—provide a range of valuable goods and services to people and economies across the Caribbean. These ecosystems contribute to tourism, fisheries, shoreline protection, and more. However, despite their importance, coastal ecosystems are under threat from numerous human ...

  • Pilot Project: Acclimated cultures of freshwater archaea and bacteria degrade synthetic sewage in a salt-water environment

    Introduction Freshwater is a limited resource in many geographical regions of the Earth. This may be the case in some areas that are very populous of aircrafts and sailing vessels, that require treatment of their wastes. This study was done as a way to investigate methods that may require less usage of the available freshwater in these areas due to wastewater treatment, if 1) archaea ...


    By ArchaeaSolutions, Inc.

  • Technology verification of marine sanitation device

    Location: Queen of Saanich Ferry, B.C. Owner: British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. Description: The technical verification of the Hydroxyl Systems Inc. CLEANSEATM Model No. BCM-50 was conducted aboard the M/V Queen of Saanich car ferry in British Columbia, Canada for Lloyd,s Register, North America, Inc., using municipal wastewater generated ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • Effects of triclosan on marine benthic and epibenthic organisms

    Triclosan is an antimicrobial compound that has been widely used in consumer products such as toothpaste, deodorant, and shampoo. Because of its widespread use, triclosan has been detected in various environmental media, including wastewater, sewage sludge, surface waters, and sediments. Triclosan is acutely toxic to numerous aquatic organisms, but very few studies have been performed on ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Dibba Al – HISN Sewage Treatment Plant – Sharjah case study

    Introduction Corodex Industries was awarded a Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) project with the capacity of 10,000m3/d by Sharjah Municipality for Dibba Al-Hisn. The STP is built using the latest technology in sewage treatment known as Membrane Bioreactor (MBR). MBR treats sewage to a level that effluent can be discharged to marine life or can be used for restricted irrigation The STP ...


    By Concorde – Corodex Group

  • Recent papers on marine outfalls

    In a dispersive coastal area under multiple organic enrichment sources, stable isotopes were used to trace organic sources of carbon and nitrogen in sediments and benthic macrofauna. The Bivalve Abra alba and the Polychaetes Nephtys sp. and Pectinaria (Lagis) koreni were reliable indicators of the input of terrestrial-derived organic matter into this coastal area, either originated in outfall ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water quality simulation of sewage impacts on the west coast of Mumbai, India

    Most coastal cities use the ocean as a site of waste disposal where pollutant loading degrades the quality of coastal waters. Presently, the west coast of Mumbai receives partially treated effluent from wastewater treatment facilities through ocean outfalls and discharges into creeks as well as wastewater/sewage from various open drains and nallahs which affect the water quality of creek and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Upgrading a municipal WWTP using AGAR® technology

    In view of EU directives for effluent discharge, it was required to upgrade the local sewage plant in the town of Marines, Valencia (Spain). The technology chosen for the project was AGAR® (Attached Growth Airlift Rector) of AqWise - Wise Water Technologies Ltd. La Entidad Pública de Saneamiento de Aguas Residuales (EPSAR) has promoted the implementation of the AGAR® system in the Valencian ...

  • Mitigating Industrial Pollution Along the Atlantic Coast of Cameroon: An Overview of Government Efforts

    This paper presents an overview of the initiatives that have been formulated by the government of Cameroon to address the problem of industrial pollution. It also prescribes robust recommendations that could be employed to save the Atlantic coast of Cameroon from industrial pollutants. After the participation of Cameroon in the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the government took a ...


    By Springer

  • Occurrence and correlations between coliphages and anthropogenic viruses in the Massachusetts Bay using enrichment and ICC-nPCR

    ABSTRACTWe evaluated a two-step enrichment procedure to detect coliphages and an integrated cell culture-nested polymerase chain reaction (ICC-nPCR) to detect human astrovirus, enteroviruses, rotavirus and adenovirus type 40 and 41 in marine water samples collected by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA). MWRA has been monitoring its receiving waters for coliphages, anthropogenic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Worldwide Coastal and Oceans Woes Continue.

    'The oceans are in trouble and so are we,' oceanographer Sylvia Earle, National Geographic explorer in residence and researcher for the Smithsonian, was quoted as saying in an article on the web by Seth Borenstein writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer and San Jose Mercury News Washington Bureaus. Citing a study by the Harvard Medical School's Center for Health and the Global Environment covering ...


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