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Water & Wastewater

Two chemical spills confirmed in North Carolina

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Fracking company to pay record fine for Clean Water Act violations

U.S. fracking company Chesapeake Energy has been hit with the largest civil penalty ever imposed for water contamination.
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Share of private ownership in desalination projects increases

The Global Desalination Market Trends & Ownership Strategies 2014-2018 report found that the Middle East will continue to play a crucial role in the development of the desalination market.
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Water, wastewater treatment products market to reach $96 billion by 2019

The global water and wastewater treatment (WWT) technology market is predicted to grow by more than 10% annually between 2014 and 2019, according to a new report.
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