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Water & Wastewater

US water treatment chemical market to grow by 3.2% over five years

October 14, 2013
Demand for water treatment chemicals in the United States is expected to increase by 3.2% over the next five years and reach $6.6 billion in 2017.
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Increasing water stress threatens US, study warns

October 8, 2013
The United States is facing a serious water supply problem, researchers from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder have warned.
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Desalinated water accounts for 98.8% of Dubai's water supply

October 1, 2013
Dubai is one of the pioneers in desalination technology and communities from water-deprived areas have been turning to the city for advice and good practices.
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EU-backed project to launch pilot for dairy wastewater treatment

October 1, 2013
A new project funded by the European Union is set to launch a pilot plant that would use an innovative method for treating dairy wastewater and whey.
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Explosion at wastewater treatment plant kills worker

September 25, 2013
A 58-year-old construction worker was killed in an explosion at a wastewater treatment plant in the village of Canastota, N.Y., on Sept. 11 while welding a pipe into a tank.
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Pharmaceuticals, personal care products detected in Lake Michigan

September 24, 2013
The waters of Lake Michigan are contaminated with prescription drugs and personal care products at higher levels that can be considered safe for the environment, new research published in the journal Chemosphere has warned.
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Stanford researchers create 'microbial battery' to capture electricity in wastewater

September 23, 2013
Scientists at Stanford University have developed an innovative method for capturing energy in a special type of microbe in wastewater and using it to generate power.
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New technology converts biosolids into hydrogen for electricity production

September 18, 2013
New technology that converts wastewater biosolids into hydrogen gas is going to be demonstrated in a $1.75 million project developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Miami-based Chemergy Inc.
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New Orleans presents $6.2 billion Urban Water Plan

September 11, 2013
Greater New Orleans, Inc. is to focus on resolving some of the most pressing issues in the area's water management system, concentrating on problems like street flooding, potholes and infrastructure, city officials stated when presenting the new Urban Water Plan last week.
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Study predicts global rise in wastewater reuse

September 10, 2013
The amount of treated wastewater used globally for purposes like farming will rise in the future, according to a new joint study.
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