Category 'News'


Fatbergs: A Waste Management Problem

Fatbergs: A Waste Management Problem

February 21, 2018 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

One of the more difficult challenges facing waste management in water treatment is the removal of fat aggregations or fatbergs. Fatbergs are congealed lumps of fat that come from a variety of sources which then bind to other wastes that do not degrade in water such as sanitary napkins, wet wipes, condoms, and diapers to…

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Danish University to Address Microplastics Contamination in Drinking Water

Plastic has been one of the most significant inventions ever developed because of its versatility and relatively low cost in production. You will see it in used in almost every facet of life since the 1950s, but one growing concern is the contamination of microscopic plastic fibres that have only been recently discovered in our…

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Barcelona Employs Drones for Sewer Inspection

Barcelona Employs Drones for Sewer Inspection

January 10, 2018 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

Barcelona has over 1500 km of sewage passageways traversing beneath the city and inspecting it can be a very daunting task. The tunnels in the system are very narrow and vary in size. They are also slippery, not well lit, and often contain pungent gases. FCC, a Madrid-based company, has pioneered a project that could…

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Ontario’s Watershed Stewardship Management Plan

There has been a renewed commitment between the US and Canada to reduce nitrate and phosphorous loading into the Great Lakes River Basin and maintain soil nutrients levels through the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Conservation Authorities (CAs) have been set up in Ontario to act as the primary mover in watershed management programs. They’ve…

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Canada as a Leader in Water Resource Management

Canada as a Leader in Water Resource Management

December 29, 2017 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

Water is one of the most important elements for life and its role in shaping Canada cannot be overlooked. Whether in the form of ice, snow, rivers, or lakes, water has had a huge impact on Canada’s identity. In celebrating its 150th anniversary, Canada needs to find a new perspective in treating this valuable resource,…

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New Research on Phosphorus Loading in Canadian Fresh Waters

A new research study published by the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences investigated the phosphorus loading in Canadian fresh waters. It aimed to understand the geographic patterns and environmental drivers of this vital process in aquatic ecosystems. The journal’s article “Internal Phosphorus Loading in Canadian Fresh Waters: A Critical Review and Data Analysis”…

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Dutch Initiative To Recycle Cellulose From Toilet Paper In Wastewater

Historically, wastewater has been regarded as a human health risk and environmental hazard, but a shift in current attitudes now values wastewater as a potential source of recyclable materials and energy. It plays an important role in recovering resources that are becoming increasingly scarce. Wastewater contains tissue paper fibers and this material can be harvested…

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Aquahacking Challenge 2017

Aquahacking Challenge 2017

October 24, 2017 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

The Great Lakes are an important and vulnerable resource that supplies safe, potable drinking water, which promotes better quality of life and economic prosperity. Ontario collaborates with government and community stakeholders to preserve the Great Lakes’ water quality and ecosystems. In 2014, the new Canada-Ontario Agreement (COA) identified 5 major priorities, which includes the following:…

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Tank Covers For Wastewater Odour Control

Tank Covers For Wastewater Odour Control

October 6, 2017 | Under News | Posted by | No Comments

One of the biggest challenges in wastewater treatment is the control of foul odours. These odours are the result of organic matter breakdown in runoff which give it the peculiar smell of rotting eggs or ammonia. The smell is so pungent that even small traces will be noticeable. This becomes a very significant issue with…

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Thomas Nutrient Solutions is pleased to welcome you to our new website. As a team of long-time Niagara residents with years of experience managing Niagara biosolids in capacities such as Operations Managers, Land Coordinators, Agronomists and Field Supervisors, we are very excited about the opportunity to help manage Niagara’s biosolids. With our first-hand knowledge of…

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