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Business Opportunities in Sewage Sludge

Business Opportunities in Sewage Sludge

February 8, 2018 | Under Biosolids | Posted by | No Comments

Canada is known for its water with its abundance of rivers, lakes, and three oceans. It is also home to the largest fresh water lakes in the world. But when it comes to wastewater, most Canadians flush the toilet not thinking about where it all ends up. There are many innovative companies that are now…

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Danish University to Address Microplastics Contamination in Drinking Water

Plastic has been one of the most significant inventions ever developed because of its versatility and relatively low cost in production. You will see it in used in almost every facet of life since the 1950s, but one growing concern is the contamination of microscopic plastic fibres that have only been recently discovered in our…

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Enhancing Biosolids Drying Through Solar Thermal Applications

The use of the sun for drying biosolids has been a time-tested method to reduce water and pathogen content. Biosolids are traditionally spread out over an open drying bed while the sun naturally dries them and reduces water content. However, the odour this process produces has made it difficult to manage in dense urban environments….

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Challenges and Sustainability of Biosolids Management

In today’s tough economic climate, biosolids management faces new challenges in keeping their process not only sustainable but also cost effective. Increased public scrutiny and changing regulations have reduced the options for disposal making biosolids management a more complex task. In the US, biosolids management may differ from state to state. In California, for example,…

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Barcelona Employs Drones for Sewer Inspection

Barcelona Employs Drones for Sewer Inspection

January 10, 2018 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

Barcelona has over 1500 km of sewage passageways traversing beneath the city and inspecting it can be a very daunting task. The tunnels in the system are very narrow and vary in size. They are also slippery, not well lit, and often contain pungent gases. FCC, a Madrid-based company, has pioneered a project that could…

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Ontario’s Watershed Stewardship Management Plan

There has been a renewed commitment between the US and Canada to reduce nitrate and phosphorous loading into the Great Lakes River Basin and maintain soil nutrients levels through the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Conservation Authorities (CAs) have been set up in Ontario to act as the primary mover in watershed management programs. They’ve…

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Canada as a Leader in Water Resource Management

Canada as a Leader in Water Resource Management

December 29, 2017 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

Water is one of the most important elements for life and its role in shaping Canada cannot be overlooked. Whether in the form of ice, snow, rivers, or lakes, water has had a huge impact on Canada’s identity. In celebrating its 150th anniversary, Canada needs to find a new perspective in treating this valuable resource,…

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New Research on Phosphorus Loading in Canadian Fresh Waters

A new research study published by the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences investigated the phosphorus loading in Canadian fresh waters. It aimed to understand the geographic patterns and environmental drivers of this vital process in aquatic ecosystems. The journal’s article “Internal Phosphorus Loading in Canadian Fresh Waters: A Critical Review and Data Analysis”…

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Triclosan is often used in personal and household cleaning products to improve their efficacy in controlling and eliminating bacteria. This has resulted in the chemical compound finding its way into municipal wastewater. If the removal of triclosan from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is incomplete it may spread into biosolids that are being used as fertilizers….

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Fertilizer Runoff and Lake Erie’s Dead Zone

Algae blooms have been increasing in number on Lake Erie for the past few years as a result of man-made causes and climate change. This problem has affected both the United States and Canada, which are on either side of Lake Erie: 11 million people rely on the lake for drinking water. This phenomenon is…

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