Water Pollution News

  • MIT researchers develop new way to clear pollutants from water

    Original story at MIT News When it comes to removing very dilute concentrations of pollutants from water, existing separation methods tend to be energy- and chemical-intensive. Now, a new method developed at MIT could provide a selective alternative for ...

  • Nitrite pollution puts warming waters at risk

    US scientists have identified a new hazard linked to global warming: a change in ocean water chemistry causing nitrite pollution that could trigger toxic algal blooms and even dead zones in coastal waters. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • International collaborative expedition to shed light on microplastics and ocean carbon

    On Friday the 14th of April the RRS Discovery will leave Southampton for a research expedition to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain sustained ocean observatory (PAP-SO) in the Northeast Atlantic. This expedition aims to answer fundamental questions about the distribution, fate and effects of microplastic pollution, as well as measuring sinking particles containing carbon, through an international ...

  • Oceanalpha USV Lands on Time Square and Says ‘Hello’ to the World

    An“Oceanalpha USV says hello to the world” message appeared at the Time Square. Oceanalpha company brings their newest intelligent robotic technology to New York. Oceanalpha is global company which focuses on developing & manufacturing unmanned surface vehicles(USV). They’re offering world-leading USV solutions for water environment sampling& monitoring, hydrographic ...


    By Oceanalpha Co., Ltd.

  • Cairnet real-time air pollution monitoring sensors largely approved at WFES 2017

    Following in real-time any given pollutant emissions data directly from your office, via your computer, your smartphone or your tablet? All the data centralized, with minimum operating costs (no maintenance, no visit on site to retrieve the data…)? Those are juste some of Cairpol (Environnement S.A Group) sensors' features highly appreciated in Abu Dhabi at the 2017 edition of the World ...


    By Cairpol

  • 2016 reveals deadly dangers of air pollution

    Beijing, London, Mexico City, New Delhi and Paris are among the cities that have drawn attention for their dangerously high air pollution levels in 2016 - but they're not abne. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that 92 percent of the world's urban population now live in cities where the air is toxic. In India, a study found that 41 Indian cities of more than a million people faced ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Start-up works at REAL Abwasser in Emmen, Switzerland have been successfully completed

    In June 2015, CTP has received an order from REAL Abwasser for the delivery of an air pollution control system for its site in Emmen, Switzerland. The start-up works at CTP VOCNOxTherm have been successfully finished in March this year and the system is now in full operation. REAL Abwasser operates a wastewater treatment plant at its site in Emmen. The CTP RTO including an ammonia and biogas ...

  • WaStop aids in the prevention of outbreaks of E. coli in potable water

    On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 it was discovered that drinking water in Everöd, Southern Sweden seemed to be polluted. The municipality immediately warned recipients to boil drinking water. The probable cause was thought to be contaminated stormwater that had seeped into the water treatment plant in Everöd leading to contamination of the potable water. The afternoon of September 1 saw the ...


    By Wapro AB

  • LG Sonic donates algae control system to Girls High School in Kwale, Kenya

    The Dutch algae treatment company, LG Sonic, has donated an algae control system which will be used to improve the water quality at the Girls High School in Kwale, Kenya. The algae control project is part of a larger project conducted by the Verkaart Development Team (VDT) to collect rainwater during the rainy season. The estimated 2 million liters of collected water will be used as drinking ...


    By LG Sonic

  • New water-quality station is a step forward for Baltimore water pollution clean-up

    In a first for Baltimore and the nation, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency will soon be installing a suite of sensors that will provide the public and scientists with the first comprehensive, real time look at water quality in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the urban rivers that flow into it are important sources of water to ...

  • Pollution Srl will attend ECOMONDO 2016

    Ecomondo, the largest showcase in the Euro-Mediterranean area for advanced and sustainable technology for processing and recycling all kinds of waste, will be in Rimini, Italy, from 8th to 11th of November 2016.  Please come to visit us at Booth 031,Hall ...


    By Pollution Srl

  • Water Expo China 2016

    Water Expo China will once again take place at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing from 15 – 17 November 2016. The show has received positive responses from exhibitors and more than two-thirds of available exhibition space has already been reserved. The fair is expected to welcome 350 companies from 28 countries and regions. The total exhibition area occupied by the ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Pollution raises rivers’ deadly threat

    More than half the rivers of Asia, Africa and Latin America have become more dangerous in the last 20 years, with steep rises in organic and pathogen pollution. According to a new UN study, more than 300 million people on the three continents are at risk from water-borne diseases. And over the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • WWEM 2016 Lab Conference focuses on priority pollutants

    Laboratory analysts from around the world will congregate in Telford (UK) on 2nd and 3rd November to focus on the testing, monitoring and analysis of water, wastewater and environmental samples. Featuring a wider range of conferences, workshops, demonstrations and an international exhibition, WWEM 2016 (www.WWEM.uk.com) will be even larger than previous WWEM events, which ...

  • Newly appointed IWA Fellows and Distinguished Fellows

    The International Water Association (IWA) today announces the appointment of new IWA Fellows and Distinguished Fellows. These individual water professionals are being recognized by their peers for their contribution to the water sector and to IWA, as well as to improving the wellbeing of societies and the environment. In a world that faces serious water challenges, whether water scarcity, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Chemicals risk assessment: Baltic study recommends more monitoring of emerging pollutants

    Chemicals are everywhere and new substances are regularly being introduced to the market. However, only some pose a risk to the environment. How do we decide which of them to monitor? A new study using a database of chemicals found in fish in the Baltic Sea has assessed which chemicals are commonly monitored. The researchers suggest that monitoring is biased towards known, already regulated ...

  • Water Expo China 2016

    Water Expo China will once again take place at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing from 15 – 17 November 2016. The show has received positive responses from exhibitors and more than two-thirds of available exhibition space has already been reserved. The fair is expected to welcome 350 companies from 28 countries and regions. The total exhibition area occupied by the ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Microplastics discovered in the deep, open ocean

    A unique study by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed. Professor Richard Lampitt and Dr Katsia Pabortsava, who lead microplastic research at NOC, said “There is considerable uncertainty about the concentration and characteristics of the many ...

  • The U.S. Virgin Islands: Promise, Problems, and Progress

    Forty miles east of Puerto Rico[1] in the heart of the Caribbean lays an island group known as the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Made up of three main islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John) and dozens of smaller islands, the USVI is known for its white sandy beaches and the year-round temperate ...

  • Port of Brisbane finds success in $1 million pollution prevention project

    In early 2013, Cyclone Oswald tore through huge swathes of eastern Australia, causing some $2.5 billion (AUD) in damage across Queensland and New South Wales. The torrent deposited more than 1.8 million Mg (2 million ton) of agricultural contaminants, sediments, and nutrients into the ...

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