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Lockheed Martin develops innovative desalination membrane

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a patent for its latest invention -- Perforene material, a molecular filtration solution that can turn seawater into fresh water and may help to meet the increased demand for potable water worldwide.
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Fracking wastewater causes problems for treatment plants, study finds

According to a new study from the University Of Pittsburgh, wastewater treatment facilities are not able to remove all the pollutants from the water used in natural gas extraction.
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New laws, infrastructure spur investment in global sludge treatment market

Stringent new laws on wastewater residue disposal and rapid infrastructure development, particularly in developing countries, have fueled investments in the global sludge treatment market.
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New membrane technology removes drug residue from water

Swedish researchers have developed a unique water treatment technology that can separate pharmaceutical residue from wastewater.
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Innovative technology allows Vermont farm to manage wastewater efficiently

Waste management and wastewater treatment are two of the biggest challenges that food manufacturers and processors have to tackle on a day-to-day basis.
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Watchdog files complaint over Californian wastewater treatment plant violations

Northern California River Watch has filed a complaint to the U.S. District Court, accusing the city of American Canyon, Calif,. of violating the federal Clean Water Act.
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Queen's University works on new wastewater treatment method

New water filtration technology that could potentially provide better opportunities for producing and using renewable energy to power wastewater treatment systems is being developed in Canada with the help of federal funding.
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New Jersey utility manipulated water samples to hide industrial solvent

The East Orange Water Commission will have to pay $400,000 in fines following the discovery that the New Jersey utility had deliberately hidden information about elevated levels of an industrial solvent in drinking water.
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Scientist calls for water management regulation review

Federal regulations on water management and water treatment should be reviewed and new policies implemented to provide full protection from pollutants and higher quality of water, according a leading U.S. specialist in algal blooms and cyanobacteria.
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Nearly 60% of EU's waste ends up in incinerators, landfills

As much as 60% of municipal waste in the European Union still ends up in landfills or incinerators, a new report has claimed, highlighting the need for new measures to encourage the reuse of materials and reduce wasteful consumption.
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