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Water & Wastewater

Researchers use bacteria to remove lead from wastewater

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Canadian startup develops low-cost method for industrial wastewater treatment, reuse

A Vancouver startup has closed a $5.6-million Series-A financing round that will help the company develop technology for reusing industrial wastewater.
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Scientists develop desalination method that also purifies water

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a method to desalinate sea water and purify it at the same time, removing bacteria and particulates from it.
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Beijing to develop water reclamation projects to reduce freshwater consumption

The Beijing Water Authority has set out a plan to start the construction of 16 new water reclamation plants over the course of this year.
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