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

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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

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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

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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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Two chemical spills confirmed in North Carolina

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City officials in Charlotte, N.C., have reported two unrelated incidents of chemical discharge into local waterways.
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Scientists debate link between Oklahoma earthquakes, fracking wastewater

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Research on the effect of injecting fracking wastewater on seismic activity in the state of Oklahoma has divided the U.S. scientific community.
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Revenues from 'smart water management' solutions to top $12 billion in 2018

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The smart water management solutions category includes, among others, enterprise asset management for water and wastewater utilities, monitoring of water distribution networks, advanced pressure management, meter data management and residential water efficiency software.
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Bacteria could become important ally in environmental protection

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A discovery made by researchers at the University of Georgia could prove tremendously useful in certain industrial processes and give environmental protection efforts a boost.
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US scientists develop quick method to convert algae into crude

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The technology developed by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory produces crude at a fraction of the cost of other methods and efficiently makes use of all byproducts.
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Chemical spill contaminates drinking water in nine West Virginia counties

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West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced a state of emergency in nine counties on Thursday, Jan. 9, after a chemical spill that contaminated the Elk River resulted in a water ban estimated to affect about 200,000 customers of the West Virginia American Water utility.
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Report predicts growth in sedimentation, centrifugation global markets

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The global market for centrifuges, clarifiers and related equipment will grow by 6.5% in 2014, bringing the total revenue to $7.3 billion.
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