Category 'News'


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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Toronto Prepares for Wastewater Storm Surges

Toronto Prepares for Wastewater Storm Surges

January 7, 2020 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

The City of Toronto has been preparing contingency measures to address the effects of climate change in the coming years and one project that they proposed focuses on managing excess wastewater, particularly during storm surges. The City’s officials launched a storm water management program called the Don River and Central Waterfront and Connected Project which…

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Wastewater Management Through Blockchain

Wastewater Management Through Blockchain

December 20, 2019 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

Our water resources should be safeguarded and properly managed to prevent accidental spills and leakages from ruining our environment and costing millions in taxpayer money. By using blockchain technology, we are one step closer to better managing our water sources as well as wastewater disposal and ensuring that the community will real the full benefits…

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New Method of Removing Pharmaceuticals from Wastewater

One of the growing concerns with water pollution is the increasing presence of pharmaceuticals in wastewater. If not properly filtered, pharmaceuticals can end up in water sources and can have negative consequences to human health, the environment and ecosystems. Thus many researchers and scientists are in a race to find a new method of removing…

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