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Wastewater Treatment Using Solar Power

There have been several studies that have investigated making wastewater treatment more efficient and environment friendly. The latest endeavor is using solar power. This comes from a team of researchers from Linköping University in Sweden that have explored the potential to purify wastewater and desalinate seawater using the solar power. The researchers are able to…

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Developing an Affordable Wastewater Treatment System

Proper disposal of human waste, particularly in developing countries, has always been a challenge for researchers because of the inadequacies in infrastructure and funding for treatment on a large scale. In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began the “Reinvent the Toilet” initiative that sought to fund innovations in affordable wastewater treatment to allow…

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Harvesting Hydrogen and Graphite With Wastewater Technology

For many years, wastewater treatment has yielded many useful and sustainable products from fertilizer, biochar and biogas, just to name a few. Researchers from Western Australia (WA) have found even more uses that can be drawn from biosolids through wastewater technology. The West Australian government is funding a project that aims to produce renewable hydrogen…

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Sustainable Organic Wastewater Treatment

One of the processes involved in wastewater treatment is with the use of chemical agents to assist with the removal of impurities from the water. While traditionally, treatment facilities uses inorganic chemicals because it is the tried and tested method for extracting pollutants, there is a growing trend of exploring organic wastewater treatment methods that…

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Innovative Wastewater Treatment Using Cold Plasma

Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have become one of the most difficult compounds to remove from wastewater because of the tight and stable bond that it forms making it resistant to conventional treatment methods. PFAS is commonly found in everything from food to household chemicals and its presence can still be detected in drinking water….

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British Columbia Uses Biosolids as a Viable Renewable Energy Source

As more emphasis is given to developing a circular economy to protect the environment, governments around the world are implementing various measures including using biosolids as a renewable energy source. The Capital Regional District (CRD) of British Columbia has envisioned a plan for sending biosolids to the Lower Mainland to use as fuel for the…

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Effective Wastewater Treatment Process Using A Special Type of Carbon

It may now be finally be possible to filter pure drinking wastewater through an innovative wastewater treatment process. Researchers from Australia and Russia have found a novel way of using graphene as a cost-effective way to eliminate toxins and bacteria from wastewater resulting in drinkable water regardless of the initial wastewater quality. But what is…

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As the world continues to grapple with the pandemic caused by COVID-19, researchers from around the world are trying to determine new ways for identifying the presence of the virus in the community without relying solely on testing. A team from Canada are beginning to look into finding an early warning system for viral outbreaks…

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Affordable Wastewater Treatment Using Microbial Fuel Cells

Pollution has been a persistent threat to our water supply for many years and despite our best efforts in cleaning wastewater, more innovations need to be developed for more pervasive and affordable wastewater treatment methods to have a positive impact on the environment. One source of pollution comes from agricultural farms that can dump vast…

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Recycling Wastewater Algae into Useful By-Products and Fighting Algal Blooms

World leaders agree that the availability of fresh water is a major concern in attaining a sustainable ecosystem. The rise of water pollution due to industrialization and rapid economic growth threatens the quality of water resources in many parts of the globe. When household or industrial residues such as nitrogen and phosphorus in wastewater are…

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