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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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California drillers prefer acidizing over fracking

Oil and gas companies drilling in California do not seem to be placing their bets on fracking and are looking to embrace a production technique called "matrix acidization," or acidizing for short.
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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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Chinese pharma probe spreads to two Danish drug makers

Western pharmaceutical companies are coming under increased scrutiny in China following the bribery accusations leveled last month against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
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US fertilizer makers put expansion plans on hold

Growth in the U.S. fertilizer industry seems to be slowing down and fewer new projects will be announced as sector players grapple with market difficulties and higher construction costs.
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US pork exports slide 1% year-on-year in June

U.S. pork exports inched down 1% year-on-year in June, with 23.8 percent of pork produced in the country being shipped abroad.
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Activists gather in Washington to protest Keystone XL Pipeline

The protest and sit-in were held following the announcement that an Inspector General is launching an investigation into Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the contractor that drafted the latest environmental analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Infrastructure investments lead to increased demand for high power AC drives

Investments in the infrastructure industries in many parts of the world are spurring demand for high power AC drives, according to a new analysis.
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Australian mining giant targets US shale gas expansion

In a bid to capitalize on growing global demand for commodities, the world's largest miner plans an expansion of its U.S. shale oil and gas operations.
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