Wastewater Recycling Articles

  • The case for increasing circular economy systems grows as resources dwindle

    New research from Yale University encourages discussions on how to implement circular economy systems on a larger scale Researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, believe that circular economy systems are essential to our long-term survival on a planet with limited resources. While some large companies, including Google, Dell, Philips, and Unilever, and a few ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Exploring aeration-associated energy savings at a conventional water reclamation plant

    Aeration accounts for a large fraction of energy consumption at conventional water reclamation plants (WRPs). Older plants were designed when control techniques were relatively primitive and energy consumption was less of a concern. As a result, although process operations at older WRPs can satisfy effluent permit requirements, they can operate with excess aeration. In this study, we developed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tipping Back an “Interesting” Pint

    How about a nice tall glass of ice-cold beer… made from recycled sewage water? Did you hesitate? Well, now let’s think about it: most breweries use some combination of hops, malted barley, yeast, and…. well… clean water! But beer from recycled wastewater? That’s exactly what took place March 19-10 at the 2017 WateReuse California Annual Conference in San Diego. ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Times are changing: Wastewater as a resource

    Times are definitely changing. It used to be that wastewater from whatever source – domestic, agricultural, industrial – was something to collect and pipe away as quickly and efficiently as possible. There was more water coming out of the ground or falling from the sky, so why bother investing time and money cleaning water that had already been used? Now, thanks to issues like ...

  • Some unique solutions to water, wastewater challenges

    Challenges are not unique to water and wastewater treatment, but the challenges thrown at operators and managers often require equal parts of thoughtfulness and creativity, with dashes of patience and persistence. This is why the industries are “home to some of the most ingenious professionals to be found in any industry,” according to an editorial in Treatment Plant Operator. ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Industrial Wastewater

    Industrial wastewater treatment covers the mechanisms and processes used for water treatment where has been contaminated in some way by industrial or commercial activities before wastewater is released into the environment or reused. Recent trend in the developed world is to minimize the production of wet waste like water or something else and to recycle such waste during the production process. ...


    By Horizon Water Co., Ltd.

  • How new technologies are shrinking wastewater’s hefty carbon footprint

    Wastewater treatment plants are energy hogs. A 2013 study by the Electric Power Research Institute and Water Research Foundation reported that they consumed about 30 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, or about 0.8 percent of the total electricity used in the United States. Wastewater treatment’s high energy footprint is ironic because the organic matter in wastewater contains ...


    By Ensia

  • Understanding the 3 Types of Arsenic Removal Used for Wastewater

    With the onset of the Industrial Revolution and the development of internal combustion engines and new manufacturing technologies, fresh water became an essential raw material not only for production, but for cooling purposes in manufacturing processes. However, when fresh water is used in an industrial process, it creates industrial wastewater composed of a variety of chemicals and other raw ...

  • World Water Day 2017 - Wastewater

    On Wednesday 22nd March, Aquaread will be joining many other charities, organisations, businesses and individuals in celebrating World Water Day – an annual event raising awareness and support for water conditions throughout the world, with the aim of tackling the water ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Project focuses on value-added product recovery, zero-waste wastewater technologies

    As sustainability and water scarcity continue to be key issues for water managers worldwide, it’s more and more critical to find new solutions and technologies. Check out the laser cutter which is a great new technology invention.  Wastewater is a particularly abundant and potentially useful resource. In fact, teams of European researchers are working to harvest energy and recover ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Namibia increases reliance on recycled wastewater as water scarcity grows

    Namibia, an arid country in southern Africa, is plagued by drought and water scarcity. But, it’s also a country that continues to make progress in wastewater recycling after becoming an early adopter of the technology. The city of Windhoek’s Goreangab wastewater treatment plant is considered a pioneering facility in water reclamation. First constructed in 1968, the plant not only ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Electrochemically-assisted ammonia recovery from wastewater using a floating electrode

    This work presents and explores a novel methodology for the removal and recovery of ammonia from wastewater based upon two mechanisms: electrochemical oxidation and a previously unreported electrochemically-assisted surface transfer mechanism. Recovery of ammonia is enabled by placing a porous cathodic electrode at the wastewater-air interface. In this configuration, the cathode creates local ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Investigating the interactions of decentralized and centralized wastewater heat recovery systems

    In the urban water cycle there are different sources for extracting energy. In addition to potential and chemical energy in the wastewater, thermal energy can also be recovered. Heat can be recovered from the wastewater with heat exchangers that are located decentralized and/or centralized at several locations throughout the system. It can be recovered directly at the source (e.g. in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Plastic Recycling Industry - Case Study

    Introduction Bottle Recycling has been on the uprise for a number of decades. As the global community becomes more aware of the practices and benefits of reuse and recycling of plastics, they are also demanding that better controls be put in place by the manufacturers, corporations, environmental agencies and end users. This promotes these groups to look toward new technologies that are ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Ten quotes from our customers about VACUDEST

    Many companies have opted to introduce a policy of zero liquid discharge production using our high-quality VACUDEST vacuum distillation systems. Users can reduce their consumption of fresh water – an increasingly dwindling resource – and significantly reduce their disposal costs by recycling their industrial wastewater. Read on to find out what our customers say about VACUDEST: Ovidio ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • Another MRO company goes wastewater-free!

    Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland, is using a VACUDEST vacuum distillation system to efficiently and sustainably treat wastewater left over from refurbishing aircraft parts. This state-of-the-art system replaced outdated chemical/physical treatment at the company. Jet Aviation is particularly pleased with the high quality of the treated water, which can even be reused in maintenance processes. ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • Diagnosis and optimization of WWTPs using the PWM library: full-scale experiences

    Given the shift in perception of wastewater treatment plants as water resource recovery facilities, conventional mathematical models need to be updated. The resource recovery perspective should be applied to new processes, technologies and plant layouts. The number and level of models proposed to date give an overview of the complexity of the new plant configurations and provides a wide range ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of virus reduction efficiency in wastewater treatment unit processes as a credit value in the multiple-barrier system for wastewater reclamation and reuse

    The virus reduction efficiency of each unit process is commonly determined based on the ratio of virus concentration in influent to that in effluent of a unit, but the virus concentration in wastewater has often fallen below the analytical quantification limit, which does not allow us to calculate the concentration ratio at each sampling event. In this study, left-censored datasets of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A two-step approach for copper and nickel extracting and recovering by emulsion liquid membrane

    The recycling of copper and nickel from metallurgical wastewater using emulsion liquid membrane (ELM) was studied. P507 (2-ethylhexyl phosphonic acid-2-ethylhexyl ester) and TBP (tributyl phosphate) were used as carriers for the extraction of copper and nickel by ELMs, respectively. The influence of four emulsion composition variables, namely, the internal phase volume fraction (ϕ), surfactant ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Erratum: Water Science and Technology 72 (7): Development of a new wastewater treatment process for resource recovery of carotenoids, H. Sato, H. Nagare, T. N. C. Huynh and H. Komatsu, doi: 10.2166/wst.2015.330

    A new wastewater treatment process that involves coagulation, ozonation, and microalgae cultivation has been developed. Here, two challenges are discussed. The first was minimizing phosphorus removal during coagulation in order to maximize algal production. The second was to optimize microalgae cultivation; algal species that grow rapidly and produce valuable products are ideal for selection. ...


    By IWA Publishing

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