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Researchers use waste glycerol to make lactic acid

Scientists at ETH Zurich have been working on an eco-friendly process to convert the substance into lactic acid, an important platform molecule in the manufacture of bio-chemicals.
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New sensor checks water quality in treatment plants, factories

A new sensor is claimed to provide a more accurate and cheaper method for assessing the quality of drinking water in treatment plants.
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Investors sought for solar desalination technology

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to move a new small-scale desalination product from prototype into production.
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New processing plants in Ireland to convert plastic waste to fuel

Six new plastic waste processing plants are planned to be built in Ireland by Irish-based Trifol Resources Limited.
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Environmental group sues city of San Jose over San Francisco Bay pollution

San Francisco Baykeeper is taking legal action over runoff pollution that ends up in San Francisco Bay.
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Scarce water supplies drive wastewater treatment market in mining industry

As the mining industry moves further into areas with scarce natural water sources, the global water and wastewater market in the industry is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.69 percent from 2014 to 2018.
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Spain faces legal action over inadequate wastewater treatment

The European Commission first warned the country in 2003 about its concerns over wastewater treatment in areas with a population equivalent of more than 10,000.
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Sewage recycling technology firm seeks investors

A company that specializes in sewage recycling technology is looking to raise up to $5 million through the EquityNet crowdfunding platform for investors.
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Asian Development Bank finances rural wastewater infrastructure projects in China

The development bank has entered into a facility agreement with water and wastewater treatment solutions provider Sound Global Ltd. to improve rural wastewater management through the use of innovative technologies.
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Nova Scotia town decides not to accept fracking wastewater

A town in Nova Scotia has decided not to accept treated fracking wastewater from oil and gas exploration after local people objected to the plans.
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