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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, …

BlueTech Research and Imagine H2O strengthen partnership

09-06-2020
BlueTech Research, Imagine H2O

Two leading water organisations have strengthened their relationship as part of a shared mission to positively impact the sector, support the entrepreneurial business ecosystem and create value through innovation, investment and technology.  In an era where water resilience is more important than ever, BlueTech Research, a provider of water …

Editor’s pickCzech researchers: Wastewater analysis could predict a second wave of coronavirus

05-06-2020
coronavirus, COVID-19, research, Czech Republic, wastewater treatment, water monitoring

A system detecting the novel coronavirus in wastewater might serve as a warning of a new infection wave, research of the T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute (VUV) in Prague has shown. Researchers have revealed coronavirus traces in wastewater from small water treatment plants. Samples taken Tuesday will now be assessed to find out how accurate …

Editor’s pickGreen light for world-leading renewable hydrogen from wastewater project

27-05-2020
Australia, wastewater treatment, research, science, water treatment

For the first time in Australia, a project is in the pipeline to produce low-emission hydrogen and graphite from sewage at a wastewater treatment plant. Water Minister Dave Kelly and Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced the project today for Western Australian-based technology company, Hazer Group to use waste gas (biogas) …

Rice engineers: Make wastewater drinkable again

29-04-2020
wastewater treatment, research

Delivering water to city dwellers can become far more efficient, according to Rice University researchers who say it should involve a healthy level of recycled wastewater. Using Houston as a model, researchers at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering have developed a plan that could reduce the need for surface water (from rivers, …

NACWA expects ARPA-H20 legislation to advance water research

07-04-2020
NACWA, legislation, water, research

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) in the US expects the new ARPA-H20 legislation to advance clean water research. The bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives on 6 March. It is intended to form and fund a federal Advanced Research Projects Agency – Water. NACWA noted that the new …