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Water & Wastewater

Phoenix water treatment plant installs solar power system

January 16, 2013
The city of Phoenix's Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant is working directly with the sun to produce energy for the plant, which produces 15 billion gallons of tap water each year.
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California wastewater plant slammed by regulator over breaches

January 15, 2013
The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has issued a notice of violation at a wastewater treatment facility, located in South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, Calif., following the discovery of several "areas of vulnerability" at the plant.
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EPA issues progress report on fracking

January 7, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has provided an update to its long-term research on the potentially harmful effect that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has on drinking water.
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Safe water advocates applaud revised rule

January 4, 2013
A diverse group of drinking water providers and environmental and health organizations applauded the announcement of a revised rule to safeguard U.S. drinking water.
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Global beverage manufacturer to participate in region's inaugural International Water Summit

January 4, 2013
The Coca-Cola Company will discuss global and regional methods of water footprint reduction during the International Water Summit (IWS) taking place in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 15-17.
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High levels of ancient brines found in Marcellus flowback

December 20, 2012
Brine water that flows back from gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region after hydraulic fracturing is many times more salty than seawater, with high contents of various elements, including radium and barium.
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Hose Pump for Sludge

December 20, 2012
The Bredel hose pump reliably handles a variety of harsh materials, including abrasive sewage and slurry, making it ideal for the feeding of primary or thickened sludge to digesters or filter pressers.
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Wastewater treatment system to use algae for energy

December 13, 2012
LOS ANGELES and PARIS — U.S.-based firm OriginOil and French wastewater systems provider Ennesys have teamed up to develop a radical solution for using algae to heat buildings, OriginOil has announced.
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Concerns raised over possible link between drilling wastewater and earthquakes

December 12, 2012
Scientists who have been examining earthquakes in Colorado and its neighboring states for about four decades believe that the practice of disposing of wastewater by drilling and injecting it underground may cause seismic activity, the Denver Post has reported.
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A better way to degrade a sludge-like liquid

December 1, 2012
The BioCrack system, Vogelsang says, increases the efficiency of the anaerobic digestion process. Improved efficiency means more gas volume produced in a shorter time, with less residual waste. A German company, Vogelsang has a manufacturing plant in Ravenna, Ohio.
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