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Study tracks reported industrial pollution over six years

A multi-year examination of industrial pollution in North America has revealed that total reported amounts of pollutants increased by 14 percent in the years 2005 through 2010.
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Membrane bioreactor systems market driven by demand for fresh water

According to a new report from Research and Markets, the global market for membrane bioreactor systems is set to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.28% between 2014 and 2019.
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Microbes could power wastewater cleanup in rural areas

A self-sustaining wastewater treatment system has been developed by researchers at Washington State University (WSU).
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Poll shows support for Huntington Beach desalination plant

Poseidon Water, which wants to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach in Orange County, California, recently funded a poll to gauge the level of public support for its proposals.
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New discovery could help remove diazepam from rivers

A new study by UK researchers shows how traces of diazepam (Valium) could be removed from waterways.
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Sewage sludge turned into gas for local homes

A water utility in central England is producing "green gas" made from sewage sludge and is making it available for domestic use.
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Scottish Water launches six-year improvement program

The state-owned utility announced on Monday that it would spend £3.5 billion ($5.7 billion) on a six-year program of upgrades to its water and sewage infrastructure.
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GE Technology generates renewable energy from industrial wastewater

GE has introduced new membrane-based wastewater treatment technology that can generate renewable energy from wastewater.
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Pharmaceuticals in wastewater contaminate shallow groundwater

Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants have been found in shallow groundwater after treated municipal wastewater was released into streams.
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California wastewater treatment plant aims to become carbon-neutral

A wastewater treatment facility in Victorville, California, is planning to go off-the-grid, generating energy from waste that would otherwise go to landfills.
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