Category 'News'


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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Calgary Invests in Wastewater Plant Development

Calgary has been preparing for a future of increased population growth by upgrading the Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant. Although it does not have the bigger budgets or glamour that other infrastructure projects like a new LRT may have, it is no less important to develop. The city has appropriated $1 billion to be used over…

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Vancouver May Experience Worsening Water Supply Problems

In the coming decade, it is predicted that Vancouver water supply problems could experience shortages due to a growing population and worsening climate change. Local officials are trying to prepare for this challenge by proposing various preventive measures. These includes enacting campaigns to encourage residents to conserve water and investing in the upgrading of the…

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Ensuring Water Security for Future Generations

Ensuring Water Security for Future Generations

December 17, 2018 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

Water remains one of the most essential ingredients for life and it is important to maintain a steady supply of it for the health of industries and the general public. Wastewater treatment managers have the daunting task of ensuring that the water they provide is properly processed and that any current or future challenges can…

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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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