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Water & Wastewater

Nanocatalysts could remove nitrites from drinking water

Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have developed a method to reduce the level of nitrites in drinking water by using nanocatalysts.
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New Jersey wastewater plant uses anaerobic digestion to produce power

The Village of Ridgewood, N.J., has launched a new project at the local wastewater treatment plant that entirely relies on renewable energy.
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Vote on Huntington Beach desalination project delayed

Boston-based Poseidon Resources will have to put its plans to build the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere on hold, following the decision taken by the California Coastal Commission to delay its final decision on the application.
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Groundwater contamination discovered around TVA coal-fired plants, report claims

TVA did not contest the findings but noted that it was moving to adopt a more aggressive approach to control and prevent future coal ash contamination of water supplies.
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Water scarcity issues to impact global businesses within five years, report claims

According to the new Global Water Report 2013, water scarcity problems are set to become more common over the years to come and businesses need to change their approach to water-related risk management.
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Fracking wastewater may be moved by barges under US Coast Guard proposal

The possibility of moving fracking wastewater by waterways has been disputed for quite some time and the Coast Guard has been examining the matter for almost two years.
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Wyoming proposes rules to protect groundwater from fracking operations

The state of Wyoming has closed its public consultation of new draft rules that aim to protect groundwater from contamination associated with fracking operations.
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US water treatment equipment demand set for healthy growth

U.S. demand for water treatment equipment is set to grow by an average annual rate of 6% through 2017, with all segments of the market predicted to expand.
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China's wastewater treatment industry outlook revealed

China's wastewater treatment is lagging behind that of developed countries but its wastewater treatment capacity has increased over recent years, growing at an average annual rate of 14% between 2005 and 2012.
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Global market for water treatment chemicals, equipment to be worth $149.9 billion in 2018

The global market for water treatment chemicals and equipment will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 3.8% between 2013 and 2018, according to new market research.
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