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New method for converting wastewater nutrients into fertiliser

16-01-2017

Researchers from Aalto University in Finland have developed a new, energy-efficient method for capturing nitrogen and phosphorus from different liquid waste fractions. In laboratory studies, with the help of the method, it is possible to separate 99 per cent of the nitrogen and 90 to 99 per cent of phosphorus in wastewater and produce granular …

Collaborative Launches New Tool To Stop Lead Contamination

16-01-2017

Water utilities hoping to decrease the threat of lead contamination are part of a new collaboration that aims to get lead pipes replaced. “Nearly two dozen environmental, health, consumer and water utility groups are uniting to help communities replace old lead pipes that are the primary culprit behind the lead contamination of millions of …

Hotels Saving Big with Biological Wastewater Treatment

16-01-2017

It may not be top of mind for hotel guests, but wastewater in hotels is serious business. With wastewater from kitchens, bathrooms and public areas to consider, hotels need a solution that is affordable, easy to maintain and most of all effective. For many, environmental impact is also a significant consideration. To prevent blockages many hotels …

WPL wins Thames Water contract for SAF wastewater treatment units

16-01-2017

Wastewater treatment specialist WPL has won an exclusive contract to provide below-ground HiPAF packaged plants to Thames Water in AMP 6 (2015-2020). The company will supply and maintain integrated submerged aerated filter (SAF) plants to the utility during the current investment period. The HiPAF SAF units are typically used to deliver …

Editor’s pickGrundfos: Sustainable business builds a better world

16-01-2017

Businesses, politicians and organizations must cooperate closely if we are to reach the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Sound business models are important tools to succeed. Also when it comes to water for all. Grundfos plays a part. The Business and Social Development Commission takes a thorough look at a challenged world in a report …

DOE: Technology converts wastewater sludge to RNG

13-01-2017

Text: U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy / Retrieved from BioMass Magazine Argonne National Laboratory has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams to generate two bioproducts. The technology enhances the process of anaerobic digestion of wastewater sludge by …

'Significant risk' Linggiu Reservoir may dry out this year: Vivian Balakrishnan

13-01-2017

There is a "significant risk" that the water supply from Johor's Linggiu Reservoir may run out in 2017 if it turns out to be a dry year, Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said on Monday (Jan 9). In a written Parliamentary reply to Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC Seah Kian Peng, Dr Balakrishnan said the water level at the …

Wastewater solutions eyed for Ghana agriculture

13-01-2017

Ghana's water supply is devastatingly vulnerable to the point where, one Western researcher believes, the country's 25 million people could soon be at risk – "an alarming thing we should all be concerned about." Environmental Engineering graduate student Ahmed Abuhussein recently spent five months in the west African country where he …

Starving Bacteria Could Mean Energy Neutral Wastewater Treatment

13-01-2017

Increasingly, sewage is being seen less as waste and more as a potential source of energy. In one primary indicator of this growing trend, a team of biochemists and microbiologists from Belgium’s Ghent University are collaborating on a pilot project with DC Water. It is trying to make the microorganisms used to treat wastewater more …

California Regulators Release Official Report On DPR

12-01-2017

Text by Sara Jerome / Retrieved from Water Online As 80 percent of California continues to languish in drought conditions, state regulators are a step closer to allowing the practice of direct potable reuse (DPR). Water regulators submitted a report to the legislature last month on the feasibility of this practice. An expert panel convened by …