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A new water monitoring device by WaterSpy aims to provide fast diagnosis of deadly bacteria

20-08-2018
WaterSpy, water quality analysis photonics technology, water distribution network, bacterias, laser, photodetctor, ultrasound

The WaterSpy project is developing water quality analysis photonics technology suitable for online, field measurements. WaterSpy technology will be integrated, for validation purposes, into an existing, commercial water quality monitoring platform, in the form of a portable add-on. WaterSpy will be used in the field for the analysis of critical …

Editor’s pickAs synthetic microfibres infiltrate food, water and air, how can we prevent future release?(Part 3)

20-08-2018
Synthetic microfibres, food, water, air, studies, pollution, washing machines, textiles

Scientists and manufacturers are looking for ways to keep synthetic microfibres from getting into the environment in the first place   Written by Mary Catherine O’ Connor, first published on Ensia.com Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfibre pollution. In part …

ABB Control Technologies and Actemium sign global cooperation agreement

17-08-2018
ABB, Actemium, global cooperation agreement, class control, automation soutions

The collaboration is expected to deliver joint solutions that will enable customers to benefit from leading automation solutions that are tailored for their individual needs wherever they are in the world. From left to right: Ilpo Ruohonen, Business Unit Managing Director ABB Control Technologies and Bernard Latour, Deputy Managing Director …

Editor’s pickHumans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibres in our food and water (Part 2)

17-08-2018
microfibres, environmental ills, microplastics, filters, wastewater treatment, textiles, lung inflammation

As tiny fibres shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.   Written by Mary Catherine O' Connor July 2, 2018 — Editor’s note: This report is part two of a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfibre pollution. In part one we explored where microfibres come from …

Pursel Named Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for Water/Wastewater

16-08-2018
Thomas Pursel, Gannett Fleming, Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for water/wastewater

Gannett Fleming, a global infrastructure and engineering firm, has appointed Thomas Pursel, PE, as the Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for water/wastewater.   Thomas Pursel, PE, was named Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for water/wastewater. (photo credit: gannettflemig) “Tom has demonstrated …

Editor’s pickOur clothes are contaminating our planet with tiny plastic threads (Part 1)

16-08-2018
microfibres, environmental ills, microplastics, filters, wastewater treatment, ocean protection

Minute fibers shed from synthetic textiles are polluting oceans, streams, rivers — even the air we breathe — with unknown consequences. By Mary Catherine O’Connor, originally published on Ensia Editor’s note: This report is part one of a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfiber pollution. …