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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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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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De-Clogging Sludge Debris in Wastewater Plants

One of the main fixtures of any water treatment facility are progressive cavity (PC) pumps or screw pumps. These are important for propelling sewage sludge from the source and transporting it to the plant for treatment. It is useful for transporting viscous and abrasive fluids, making it ideal for thickened liquids like waste activated sludge….

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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

Recycling Phosphorus from Wastewater

March 27, 2020 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

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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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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University of British Columbia Turning Fatbergs to Fuel

One of the major environmental issues facing our planet today is the management, recycling or disposal of fatbergs in wastewater. The ideal state of zero-waste is still a great challenge for most countries and there is an urgent need to find financially viable and sustainable programs that can turn unwanted materials into useful products. What…

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