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Ontario Looking for Innovative Solutions to Deal With Organic Wastes

The City of Windsor in Ontario produces around 55,000 tonnes of residential garbage that gets sent to landfills every year, of which about 16,500 tonnes of that is organic material. The city decided to set a 2025 deadline where it will start curbside collection of residents’ food scraps and other organic waste as part of…

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Innovative Water Treatment Methods in Beer Production for a More Sustainable Future

If there is one thing that you would never associate with each other, it would be wastewater and beer. Yet, researchers from Canada and Australia have endeavoured to make that connection, all in the hopes of using innovative water treatment in crafting beer that can potentially save our planet. Village Brewery from Alberta, Canada, introduced…

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Recycled Biosolids for More Eco-Friendly Brick Production

Australia has been finding ways to expand the use of recycled biosolids as it deals with ever-increasing volumes due to the country’s growing population. In 2017, it was estimated that 6% of the biosolids produced, or approximately 20,000 tonnes were either sent to landfills, stockpiled or discharged into the ocean. Abbas Mohajerani, and Associate Professor…

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Future of Biosolids Technology – Extracting Hydrogen From Sludge

The future of biosolids technology continues to unfold with new discoveries and techniques that can harness the potential of this wastewater by-product. Researchers from around the world continue to look for ways to improve biosolids technology to produce practical products from it. This abundant resource, if not recycled properly, will have a negative impact on…

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Electricity to Improve the Sludge Treatment Process

Electricity has been an integral part of everyday life. It has been used to power everything from our lights at home to even our cars. The one place electricity has yet to commonly applied to is in sludge treatment. But a couple of studies are already being conducted to examine its potential. Researchers led by…

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Improving Biosolids Management with Quality Organic Additives

Improving biosolids management has been key in maximizing the true potential of using biosolids for plant growth. Given the large volumes of sewer water that treatment plants receive from towns and cities around the world, improving biosolids management to sustainably replace chemical fertilizers is more important than ever. Scientists worldwide have poured their efforts into…

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Plastic Discs Allow for Cheaper Wastewater Sewage Treatment

The use of microorganisms in wastewater sewage treatment is nothing new. They have been used for the recovery of nutrients, production of energy and the removal of pollutants and pathogens. This has made it an integral part of the wastewater sewage treatment process. Although their effectiveness has been proven, the kinds of microbes and how…

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Smart Wastewater Networks: Preparing for 5G Technology

Storm surges and flash flooding continue to threaten the overflow of wastewater in many cities around the world and it has been a challenge to monitor wastewater levels in real time to be able to provide a timely response. What if we can build smart wastewater networks to prevent these problems? In the UK, a…

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Calgary To Produce Sustainable Commercial Biofuels from Wastewater

Of all the useful things that can be drawn from wastewater processing, the production of renewable energy is the most promising because of its wide application. The reliance on fossil fuels has been a major concern for many countries around the world because of its effect on our climate. Biofuels from wastewater can be a…

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A Review of Wastewater Treatment Innovations

Throughout history, human waste disposal has been an issue for communities. As population grows, the problem becomes even more challenging. We look into wastewater treatment innovations and technologies that help address this problem. The US EPA reported that around 34 billion gallons of wastewater passes through treatment plants across the nation. Wastewater contains a lot…

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