Category 'News'


Wastewater Energy to Power Drinking Water Distribution

One of the challenges of an ever-increasing population and climate change is the demand for fresh drinking water. The International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2016 estimates that the amount of energy used in the water sector will more than double over the next 25 years. This is especially troubling for developing countries who will…

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Revolutionising Wastewater Treatment in Ontario

For years, the Ontario government faced the challenge of scaling wastewater treatment in Ontario and facilitating a more pervasive system in converting waste to usable biosolids. Presently, most water treatment facilities are few and far between because of the cost of building and operating a facility can be very expensive. A company in Ontario is…

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Algae Helps Purify Wastewater in India

Algae Helps Purify Wastewater in India

April 30, 2019 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

In India, as much as 80% of the surface water is polluted resulting mostly from untreated sewage. Another culprit is industrial waste which comes in the form of dyes and other chemicals that are disposed of during textile production. Because textile production is widespread across India, finding a remedy for the pollution is a very…

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Biosolids to Improve Bison Grazing Lands in British Columbia

The city of Chase in British Columbia is considering a plan to use biosolids to improve bison grazing lands in the Shuswap area. An information campaign was launched to address the concerns of the surrounding community. The biosolids will be mixed with a pasture to improve the grazing conditions for bison which has been decreasing…

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Generating Electricity From Wastewater Using Microbial Fuel Cells

The idea of generating electricity from wastewater treatment is nothing new, but some new techniques and applications have emerged that bring a more positive impact not only to the environment, but on the community as well. Alumni from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have put together a startup that develops microbial fuel cells (MFC)…

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Sewage Contamination of Ontario’s Waterways Remains an Issue

The latest annual report of Ontario’s Environmental Commission has warned that Ontarians are slowly killing their lakes and rivers with pollutants coming from industries, agriculture and sewage from cities. Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe stated that although there are rules in place to protect source groundwater from contamination, little has been done to keep the lakes,…

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Converting Wastewater Into Usable Energy in Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is developing a $700 million North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant (NSWWTP) that will convert wastewater into usable energy, making it one of the largest heat recovery systems in British Columbia. The $525-million design-build-finance contract for the NSWWTP was awarded to Acciona Wastewater Solutions LP in April 2017 for Metro Vancouver’s Greater Sewerage and…

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Eliminating Wastewater Odors with Ecosorb

Eliminating Wastewater Odors with Ecosorb

March 6, 2019 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

A constant challenge with wastewater treatment plants is how to control foul odors from affecting the surrounding areas. It has been a primary concern for many communities and is a major issue with legislators trying to enact adequate measures to control the problem. The smell that comes from processing waste originates from the anaerobic bacteria…

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Ontario Struggles with Algal Bloom Problems

Ontario Struggles with Algal Bloom Problems

February 11, 2019 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

Algal blooms around Lake Erie has been a constant bane for many residents from both the United States and Canada who live near the lake’s shoreline. Ontario has investigated the effectivity of stormwater management in reducing phosphorus deposits into the lakes, but it has faced significant challenges. They have yet to determine how to monitor,…

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Using Short Paper Fiber to Enhance Biosolids Fertilisers

Biosolids have been a very welcome addition to many agricultural areas because it provides the necessary nutrients that are essential in plant growth. It is organic and readily available from wastewater treatment plants which makes biosolids renewable and affordable for farmers to use. There are some drawbacks with biosolids however, in that there is a…

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