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Wastewater Treatment Management Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

By now the terms “coronavirus” and “Covid-19” have become the most significant words of 2020 because of its impact around the globe. The world is currently in the midst of a global pandemic and it now affects almost every facet of life. It is important to know more about this contagion and how it affects…

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Recycling Phosphorus from Wastewater

Phosphorus is an element that is essential in life because of its importance in agriculture and many other industries. But phosphorus is also a finite resource and without a way of recycling phosphorus, there is a danger of running in short supply. This phosphorus crisis may not be as publicised as other resources, but its…

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Enhancing Production of Biomethane from Fatty Wastes

Several by-products derived from wastewater have long been turned into many useful commodities such as fertilizers. Researchers and engineers are starting to discover more ways to effectively transform wastewater into more lucrative resources. One important study is focused on turning fatty wastes including oil and grease into a reliable supply of renewable energy. Environmental engineer…

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Heating and Cooling Windsor’s Aquatic Centre with Recycled Wastewater

Recycled wastewater has never ceased to produce sustainable products that have benefited many industries, from agriculture to energy production. A Toronto-based company is hoping to tap into the thermal properties of raw sewage and use it to heat and cool the Windsor International Aquatic Centre. “Sewage, or wastewater, is in abundance,” said Sergio Grando, Windsor’s…

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Turning Biosolids Into Green Household Cleaners

The last thing you would ever think of when using green household cleaners is that they came from biosolids. But that is exactly what one US company is trying to accomplish. The company is Renew Technologies, Ltd. which manufactures CYCLE, the world’s first recycled household cleaners. Its founder, Sunny Bhasin, believes however, that more can…

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City in Washington Recognizes Long-Term Benefits of Biosolids

The benefits of biosolids to the agricultural industry has long been known and appreciated by farmers for many years. It has several advantages over traditional fertilizers and has a significant impact on saving the environment. King County in Washington is aware of the benefits of biosolids as fertilizers and has been applying biosolids on their…

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Vancouver’s Dog Waste Removal and Recycling Program

People love their dogs, and they love nothing more than to play with them outdoors in parks and other public spaces. Unfortunately, this poses a problem with dog waste removal. The City of Vancouver is exploring a new idea of dog waste removal and then processing these waste materials into more useful products. Dog feces…

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Removing Medications in Wastewater Through Proper Sewage Treatment

A growing challenge with proper sewage treatment has been the effective elimination of medicines and personal care products (PCPs) from wastewater. Many treatment plants have employed a variety of methods for removing these contaminants but with mixed results. Although the technologies that could ensure proper sewage treatment are available, the appropriate technological upgrades that could…

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Recycling Wastewater to Irrigate California Botanical Gardens

A botanical garden in California is looking into recycling wastewater to combat droughts in the region. Descanso Gardens is a 67-Hectare botanical garden located in La Cañada Flintridge, Los Angeles County that has recently experienced a statewide drought and record-high temperatures that caused thousands of plant species to die. This prompted the property managers to…

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Phosphorus Recovery from Sewage Water

In the midwestern part of the U.S., farms produce a third of the world’s corn and soybean supply annually. Large agricultural fields like these require a huge volume of fertilizer to keep their crops healthy. Biosolids Fertilizer that is recovered from sewage water is composed of nitrogen and phosphorus that plants need to grow. The…

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