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Water & Wastewater

Study explores impact of climate change on water demand

The Water Research Foundation's latest study examines the impact of climate change on water demand and the implications for water utilities.
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Demand for desalinated water drives global capacity expansion

The use of desalination has increased dramatically over the last year, leading to a 50 percent hike in capacity in 2013 compared to 2012.
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US water treatment chemical market to grow by 3.2% over five years

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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