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Water & Wastewater

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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New Orleans presents $6.2 billion Urban Water Plan

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

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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Demand for desalination in US grows

Desalination as a method to supply fresh water to communities has been developing over the past decade and demand for such services is still increasing.
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US drinking water contains toxic chemicals, environmental group claims

Drinking water supplied to more than a 100 million Americans contains toxic carcinogens, a new report by environmental health research organization the Environmental Working Group claims.
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Asia Pacific membrane filtration market predicted to grow

The total value of the membrane filtration market in the area is estimated to be $524 million in 2013 and is set to reach $927 million in 2018.
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Study finds increased arsenic levels in groundwater near fracking sites

A study has added new evidence to the long list of findings suggesting that fracking for natural gas could be harmful to groundwater.
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Nutrient recovery facility turns pollutants into eco-friendly fertilizer

The city of Saskatoon has opened a new commercial nutrient recovery facility in partnership with Canadian-based company Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
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Chemical engineers develop improved recycling system for fracking water

The membrane-based filtration system improves the efficiency of treating and safely reusing water used for fracking at drill sites and could significantly reduce the amount of water and energy that fracking requires.
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