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Water & Wastewater

Singapore signs water R&D agreement with EPA

Singapore's national water agency PUB and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be working together on a series of water management issues.
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Researchers develop new desalination method

The team of scientists claim that the process eliminates the need for membranes by separating salt from water at the microscale.
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Stepping pump, solar-powered pump will help world’s poorest farmers

It’s a real question: how do you bring 21st century technology to global regions that don’t yet have true capitalism? One further wrinkle — and an urgent one it is — the technology you’re dealing with is for one of life’s biggest got-to-haves: water.
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Growth potential for water and wastewater disinfection systems seen

A new study emphasizes that companies will need sustainable solutions for more extensive water reuse, and that global revenues for these technologies should reach three billion dollars in 2019.
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Kenmore, N.Y., faulted in audit for wastewater treatment

The Village of Kenmore, N.Y. was faulted for its wastewater treatment practices in an audit released by that state’s Comptroller’s Office. The report provides interesting insights into the wastewater treatment challenges faced by municipalities.
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Utah needs massive investment to tackle chemical pollution in water bodies

Utah might have to face a bill of $1.2 billion for tackling what regulators there believe is the most serious water problem the state has seen in the more than four decades since the federal Clean Water Act came into effect. The issue is related to the excess population of algae blooms in water that consume oxygen and threaten aquatic life.
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Canada lagging behind other countries in wastewater treatment

Canada's methods of wastewater treatment are old-fashioned, ineffective and nothing short of a national embarrassment, according to the head of Lake Ontario Waterkeepers.
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New facility turns wastewater into biofuel

Renewable energy company BlackGold Biofuels has opened a first-of-its-kind recycling facility in Charlotte, N.C., that turns wastewater into fuel.
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Ecolab to acquire Purate business from AkzoNobel

Ecolab Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business, which specializes in global antimicrobial water treatment technology.
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Oklahoma, Texas in legal battle over Red River water

The U.S. Supreme Court is to hear oral arguments from Oklahoma City and a Texas water district about their dispute over the use of southeast Oklahoma water.
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