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Water & Wastewater

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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Xylem to equip UAE desalination plant with DAF pretreatment system

U.S.-based water technology developer Xylem has been chosen by Emirates Sembcorp Water & Power Company to equip its Fujairah 1 Independent Water and Power Plant (IWPP) with a dissolved air flotation (DAF) pretreatment system.
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San Francisco to upgrade biosolids digester facilities

Environmental engineering consulting firm Brown and Caldwell has been awarded an $80 million contract by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to provide planning and engineering services for the Southeast Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project.
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Veolia Water, Petrobras sign contract for oil-bearing secondary material processing unit

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Brazil and Veolia Water Americas signed a contract with Petrobras to design, build, own and operate an oil-bearing secondary material processing unit at its Alberto Pasqualini REFAP Refinery located in Porto Alegre, South Brazil.
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Carlsbad desalination plant to utilize energy capture technology

The seawater desalination plant in northern San Diego County will be the biggest facility of its kind in the U.S. and will use energy capture technology that is expected to deliver annual savings of $12 million.
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