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Unorthodox desalination method could transform global water management

06-07-2020
study, desalination, wastewater treatment, water treatment, Colombia, water management

Water security is becoming an urgent global challenge. Hundreds of millions of people already live in water-scarce regions, and the UN projects that by 2030 about half the world’s population will be living in highly water-stressed areas. This will be a crisis even for developed countries like the U.S., where water managers in 40 states …

Boosting water at field hospital in Glasgow

24-04-2020
Grundfos, case study, pumps

When the SEC Centre was to be transformed to a field hospital to help fight COVID-19, additional water boosting was needed. Grundfos answered the call and came through with pumps in record time. The COVID-19 epidemic puts significant strain on healthcare systems all over the world. This makes it necessary to think in new ways, when trying to …

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 …

Study says poop provides early sign coronavirus cases will rise

03-04-2020
Netherlands, COVID-19, coronavirus, research, study, wastewater treatment, sewage

Scientists in the Netherlands recently detected COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in a city’s sewage system before any cases were officially reported by human testing, indicating that wastewater tests could be used as an early warning sign of rising coronavirus cases. Researchers found COVID-19 in the wastewater in the city …

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 …

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 …

Editor’s pickWessex data shows total compliance at Sherborne

11-11-2019
case study, wastewater treatment, filter

A wastewater treatment repurpose project carried out at a Wessex Water site not only delivered a 75 per cent cost saving, but figures show that ammonia discharge levels are below the level of detection. The Challenge Population growth in the town of Sherborne in Dorset meant that the rural water recycling facility owned and operated by Wessex …

Steel pipes projected for significant hike in sales

26-09-2019
Steel pipes, CAGR, vendor insights, market report, market study, wastewater treatment infrastructure

According to a study, the water and wastewater pipes market is projected to grow at about five per cent CAGR in the forecast period. Increasing investments for the enhancement of wastewater treatment infrastructure in developing countries are expected to propel the growth of the water and wastewater pipes market. According to the analysis, …

Enigma3m trial in Johor pinpoints 115 leaks

02-07-2019
Enigma3m, case study

A subsidiary of Ranhill Holdings Berhad, Ranhill SAJ Sdn Bhd is involved in the process of water treatment and distribution of treated water to consumers right up to billing and collection. The company serves a population of 3.1 million, and manages 22,175km of pipes over an area of approximately 19,000km2. As of December 2018, the Non-Revenue …