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Irish Water considers expanding use of solar

22-08-2019
Irish Water, water treatment, wastewater treatment

Irish Water has announced that it is considering the use of solar energy at water and wastewater treatment plants across the country following the success of a pilot programme. In June, Saliis Limited completed the installation of solar panels at the Nenagh Wastewater Treatment Plant in Tipperary and the Newcastle West Wastewater Treatment Plant …

WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution

22-08-2019
WHO, World Health Organisation, water pollution, microplastics, water treatment, wastewater treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking-water. The Organization also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and …

Water flows in Kenya despite drought

21-08-2019
Kenya, Grundfos

In Kenya’s Kilifi County, water comes from boreholes, wells and surface water. These are highly unreliable resources due to either shortage or contamination, especially during a drought. To solve this issue, American NGO World Vision constructed automated water kiosks, using Grundfos’ Aqtap system, with technical support from Grundfos …

New system improves coking wastewater treatment efficiency

20-08-2019
wastewater treatment

Chinese researchers have developed a system for the treatment of coking wastewater from large-scale industries with lower costs and higher efficiency. Heating coal over high temperatures provides both heat and carbon (coke) required for iron production. During the process, recycled scrubber water, which is used as a coolant, contains large …

Endress+Hauser develops hygiene and wastewater test system

20-08-2019
Endress+Hauser

Together with the FHNW School of Life Sciences in Muttenz, Switzerland, and EnviroChemie, a plant engineering company, Endress+Hauser has developed and installed two test platforms in the university’s Process Technology Center (PTC). The goal is to incorporate the platforms into the university’s teaching, research and education …