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Recycled wastewater evokes disgust reactions

20-11-2019
recycled water, study, research, water treatment

If people are educated on recycled water, they may come to agree it's perfectly safe and tastes as good - or better - than their drinking water. They may even agree it's an answer to the critical water imbalance in California, where the northern third of the state holds 75 per cent of the water despite 80 per cent of the demand coming from the …

Silver and titanium nanomaterials present in wastewater may have toxic effects on crustaceans and fish cells

19-11-2019
nanoparticles, research, wastewater treatment, pollution

The use of nanoparticles in consumer products like textiles, foods and personal care products is increasing. What is so special about nanoparticles is their tiny size: One nanometre is one billionth of a metre. The small size gives nanoparticles unique and novel properties compared to their bigger counterparts and may, for example, reach locations …

Plants will make future river flooding way worse

18-11-2019
flooding, plants, study, research

By hoarding water underground, plants will contribute to future river flooding, adding to soil saturation and boosting rain runoff, researchers report. In their new study, the researchers describe the emerging role of plant physiology in flooding. As an adaptation to an overabundance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, trees, plants, and grasses …

‘Centrifugal’ water pumps gathering momentum in Thailand, in line with accelerating demand for efficient water supply infrastructure

25-10-2019
pumps, Thailand, research

A new research report on Thailand’s water pump industry has shown that the sale of water pumps in Thailand reached 13,659 units in 2018. According to the study, Thailand’s water pump market is projected to grow at approximately six per cent CAGR in the forecast period. Thailand has been witnessing a considerable increase in water …

Investments in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment projects to augur well for wastewater diffused aerators sales, says PMR report

24-09-2019
wastewater diffused aerators, research, market report, water treatment technology

The global sales of wastewater diffused aerators reached 454,458 Th units in 2018, as revealed by the new research report on the wastewater diffused aerators market. According to the study, the wastewater diffused aerators market is estimated to grow by 6.4 per cent CAGR in 2029. Increasing investments for enhancement of the wastewater treatment …

Editor’s pickTen-year water infrastructure CAPEX forecast could reach US$673 billion, based on market conditions

24-09-2019
bluefield, research, water infrastructure, CAPEX, municipal utilities capital expenditures, infrastructure investment, forecast

In the U.S., municipal utilities are forecasted to spend US$629 billion on capital expenditures (CAPEX) over the next decade to address increasing demands on water and wastewater infrastructure. While the baseline forecast projects a 2.6 per cent annual growth rate, in-line with historical trends, Bluefield Research’s scenario analyses …

National research effort focuses on side stream phosphorus removal and recovery technology

05-09-2019
Black & Veatch, research, phosphorus, wastewater treatment

As phosphorus limits permitted in wastewater effluent shrink to protect drinking water sources, a nationwide research effort headed by Black & Veatch has started work to advance implementation of a leading-edge treatment technology for phosphorus removal and recovery. Pioneered by Black & Veatch’s Dr James Barnard in the 1970s and …