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Asia Pacific membrane filtration market predicted to grow

The total value of the membrane filtration market in the area is estimated to be $524 million in 2013 and is set to reach $927 million in 2018.
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Study finds increased arsenic levels in groundwater near fracking sites

A study has added new evidence to the long list of findings suggesting that fracking for natural gas could be harmful to groundwater.
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China set to become leader in packaged water consumption

China is set to become the world's biggest consumer of packaged water, dethroning the United States from the top by the end of the year.
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EU countries make progress in urban wastewater treatment

Despite the discrepancies observed among individual member states, the European Commission notes that the overall picture has improved and things are moving in the right direction.
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Chemical engineers develop improved recycling system for fracking water

The membrane-based filtration system improves the efficiency of treating and safely reusing water used for fracking at drill sites and could significantly reduce the amount of water and energy that fracking requires.
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Xylem to equip UAE desalination plant with DAF pretreatment system

U.S.-based water technology developer Xylem has been chosen by Emirates Sembcorp Water & Power Company to equip its Fujairah 1 Independent Water and Power Plant (IWPP) with a dissolved air flotation (DAF) pretreatment system.
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One Water Leadership Summit to take place in Los Angeles

The U.S. Water Alliance will convene the 4th annual One Water Leadership Summit (formerly called the Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference), in Los Angeles, on Sept. 23-26, 2013.
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San Francisco to upgrade biosolids digester facilities

Environmental engineering consulting firm Brown and Caldwell has been awarded an $80 million contract by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to provide planning and engineering services for the Southeast Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project.
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Veolia Water, Petrobras sign contract for oil-bearing secondary material processing unit

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Brazil and Veolia Water Americas signed a contract with Petrobras to design, build, own and operate an oil-bearing secondary material processing unit at its Alberto Pasqualini REFAP Refinery located in Porto Alegre, South Brazil.
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EPA awards $260,000 to boost restoration efforts at Onondaga Lake

Two organizations have received a combined $260,000 from the EPA to finance activities that will enhance water quality in Onondaga Lake and the Onondaga Lake watershed in central New York.
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