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Water & Wastewater

Mineralization of sand particles helps clean drinking water

New research overturns the conventional wisdom that mineral deposits interfere with microbial colonization of rapid sand filters that are used to treat groundwater for drinking.
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Membrane bioreactor systems market driven by demand for fresh water

According to a new report from Research and Markets, the global market for membrane bioreactor systems is set to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.28% between 2014 and 2019.
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GE Technology generates renewable energy from industrial wastewater

GE has introduced new membrane-based wastewater treatment technology that can generate renewable energy from wastewater.
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Fracking wastewater puts drinking water supplies at risk, study suggests

New research finds that discharge of fracking wastewater to rivers, even after it has passed through wastewater treatment plants, could put the drinking water supplies of downstream cities at risk.
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Grant awarded for desalination test well in California

A desalination test well project has been granted $1 million of state funding in California.
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Wildfires can have negative impact on drinking water sources

Wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency in the last few years, raising concerns about the quality of local natural resources, such as water, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) claim in a joint report.
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States missing opportunities to improve water system infrastructure

Some states are missing opportunities to improve water system infrastructure by not fully utilizing Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General.
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US commercial water treatment market worth $4.5 billion

The commercial water treatment systems market in the United States is valued at over $4.5 billion, according to new research.
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Fluor to build Dow's new reverse osmosis plant in Saudi Arabia

Fluor Corporation is to build a reverse osmosis (RO) manufacturing facility for the Dow Chemical Company in Saudi Arabia under a new engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
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Local governments disagree on extended Clean Water Act regulation

Local governments in the United States are trying to find a middle ground on opposing opinions regarding new federal Clean Water Act rules causing much discussion among farmers, industry leaders and environmentalists.
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