Category 'News'


Microgrids Eyed to Provide Power for Wastewater Treatment Plants

In the world of biosolids management, the production of beneficial by-products such as fertilizers and biogas help heed the call for recyclable waste and renewable energy. One of the core components of this process are anaerobic digesters (AD) which are integral in the processing of biosolids. It is the essential part in the process where…

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Growing Concerns About Water Contamination All Over the Globe

There is growing concern about water contamination in many parts of the world. Several countries have reported that the water in their environment is no longer safe. In France, people living in the Air Bel housing project, have to check the colour and smell of the water before taking a shower. Locals are also worried…

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Demand Continues to be Strong for British Columbia’s OgoGrow Biosolids Fertilizer

Over time, agricultural lands lose their nutritional content every time crops are harvested. Farmers have had to rely on fertilizers to boost the nutrient levels in the soil but it can get expensive to maintain. Fortunately, a couple of cities in British Columbia have developed a cheaper and more natural alternative.The cities of Kelowna and…

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Canada’s Growing Concern Over Water Quality and Sustainability

Water quality has a significant impact on the well-being of human populations and ecosystems. Without water, there is no biological life. It is essential for food production and agriculture, and crucial for industrial activities and municipal services. Canadians consider fresh water as the nation’s most valuable resource and are increasingly concerned about growing threats to…

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Nitrate Contamination in Groundwater

Nitrate Contamination in Groundwater

July 27, 2018 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

Nearly half the water that is used for drinking and cooking worldwide comes from groundwater. There has been growing global concerns with regard to contamination of groundwater with nitrates brought about by intensive agricultural practices and lack of proper regulations. Nitrate contamination poses a serious threat to human health so this issue needs to be…

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Advanced Oxidation Processes in Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Water is an essential component that many industries depend. In fact, we all do! From agriculture to power generation, water is valued for its biological, chemical and physical properties. One key industry that utilizes water in large quantities is the oil and gas sector. Therefore when discussing industrial wastewater treatment, looking to the oil and…

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The Treatment of Industrial Wastewater in Canada

Canada has one of the largest renewable water supplies in the world. But according to the Government of Canada website, over 150 billion litres of untreated and under treated wastewater (sewage) is still dumped into waterways annually. Water recycling in Canada is done on a relatively small scale and depends on policies enacted by the…

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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Sewage Sludge Incineration

Incineration is a method used to reduce the hazardous elements in dry sludge and can be a viable solution to challenges related to scarcity of landfills. Sewage sludge is often recycled into organic fertilizers known as biosolids. However, there are instances where incineration is the best solution. Experts in Canada maintain that it is an…

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New Studies on Energy Efficient Wastewater Treatments

Water quality and waterborne diseases are increasing concerns in rapidly growing cities. Municipal wastewater from households and industries must be properly treated before it can be safely released in the water system. The global market for wastewater recycling and reuse reached nearly US$12.2 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach over US$22 billion by…

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Producing Renewable Energy from Sewage Sludge

With the rapid urbanization and ballooning population in many cities, it is vital to find a sustainable solution to treating waste. Wastewater plant managers are always looking to optimize the use of by-products from sewage sludge. Renewable energy from wastewater treatment presents a promising opportunity. We discuss the different technologies available to derive energy from…

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