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Water & Wastewater

GE, Saudi Aramco launch project to improve desalination technologies

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Saudi Aramco and GE will award a $200,000 grant to the winners of a competition for the best desalination technology ideas that can lower costs and improve efficiencies.
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Veolia outlines strategic move towards mining industry

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French water and environmental services giant Veolia Environnement SA is looking to increase its share of sales to the mining industry.
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USGS blames oil drilling for water contamination in Montana

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USGS researchers said that disposal of brine water from oil operations for decades has affected the quality of both private drinking water wells and public water supply wells.
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Researchers use bacteria to remove lead from wastewater

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Chinese researchers claim that they have engineered bacteria that can efficiently remove lead from wastewater from various industrial processes.
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Duke Energy under scrutiny over discharge into North Carolina river

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While North Carolina authorities and federal agencies are investigating the toxic coal ash spill from Duke Energy's power plant into the Dan River last month, the company may still be discharging harmful chemicals into waterways.
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California brewery benefits from wastewater-to-energy system

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A California brewery has deployed an innovative wastewater-to-energy system that uses bioelectric technology to simultaneously treat water and generate renewable biogas.
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Global smart water management market to grow by 17.2% annually

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Despite the robust average growth rate, regional adoption of smart water management technology is predicted to vary significantly.
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Coal companies to pay record $27.5 million fine for Clean Water Act violations

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Coal mining company Alpha Natural Resources, Alpha Appalachian Holdings and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $27.5 million for thousands of permit violations.
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Levi Strauss introduces new industrial process using 100% recycled water

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The technology is currently applied in one of the company's major factories in southern China, where garments are bleached and stone washed to produce a specific look or feel.
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Desalination becomes more viable in California as costs drop

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In an attempt to deal with the severe drought it has been experiencing, California is turning to desalination projects and is allocating millions of dollars to develop technologies that can turn ocean water into potable water.
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