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Editor’s pickPFAS, forever chemicals forecasted to drive S$16.8 billion in water utilities’ spend over next decade

09-06-2020
Bluefield Research, PFAS, forever chemicals, water pollution, water treatment, wastewater treatment

Mounting public concerns and new state regulations in the U.S. are compelling water & wastewater utilities to address health risks associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – a class of pervasive chemicals found in drinking water and wastewater byproducts. According to a new report from Bluefield Research, …

UNEP study on microplastics in wastewater

21-04-2020
study, UN Water, microplastics, wastewater, pollution

Microplastics enter water bodies through different pathways, including atmospheric deposition, run-off from contaminated land or through municipal wastewater. Microplastics come in a large variety of sizes, colours and chemical compositions, and include fibres, fragments, pellets, flakes, sheets or foams. Microfibres, which have been reported as …

British Water launches micropollutants technical group

05-03-2020
British Water, water pollution, micropollutants, water treatment, wastewater treatment

A collaborative technical focus group has been set up by British Water to find new ways to reduce levels of micropollutants in wastewater. The group, which comprises British Water members, had its first meeting in February and will meet again in May. Chaired by Fabio Bacci, innovation manager at consultancy Glan Agua, the group will work to …