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Black & Veatch: Reliability, efficiency and resiliency drive utilities’ grid modernisation efforts

22-01-2020
Black and Veatch, research, market report, digitalisation, modernisation, Industry 4.0, infrastructure

Data is poised to tell the story of our utility systems. But are we ready to listen? Advances in technology are pushing critical human infrastructure in exciting new directions, creating both risk and reward for utilities eager to become more sustainable, efficient, reliable and resilient. Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: …

Global UV disinfection equipment market projected to reach $3.4 billion by 2026

14-01-2020
UV disinfection, ultraviolet, research, market report, wastewater treatment, water treatment, disinfection

The global UV disinfection equipment market was valued at $1.1 billion (S$1.5 billion) in 2018 and is projected to reach $3.4 billion (S$4.5 billion) by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 15% from 2019 to 2026. Ultraviolet disinfection means killing or rendering harmful microorganisms in a dedicated environment. These microorganisms can range from …

UC Santa Cruz helps develop Egyptian Center of Excellence for Water

13-01-2020
Egypt, research

UC Santa Cruz is partnering with the American University in Cairo, nine other Egyptian and U.S.-based universities, and industry partners to help Egypt make the most of its limited water supply. Funded by a five-year $30 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the new collaborative is establishing the Center of …

New DNA tool traces water contamination

06-01-2020
DNA, testing, research, water treatment

ESR technician Phillip Abraham undertakes field trials with DNA-based tracer technology that much better tracks the sources of freshwater contamination than existing technology Tracking the sources of freshwater contamination will soon be a lot quicker and more accurate with the completion of successful field trials of a new DNA-based tracer …

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 …