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Water & Wastewater

Canada lagging behind other countries in wastewater treatment

May 15, 2013
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

May 1, 2013
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

April 30, 2013
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

April 17, 2013
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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Wastewater barge transportation draws controversy

April 9, 2013
The debate over whether wastewater from fracking operations should be shipped by barges has been stirring up public opinion for months.
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University of South Florida researchers demonstrate innovative water treatment device

April 4, 2013
Scientists at the University of South Florida (USF) have developed a new device that can detect contamination and purify polluted water in just a few hours.
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Dow Water announces partnership with Finland's Ahlstrom

April 3, 2013
Dow Water & Process Solutions has signed a collaboration agreement with Finnish company Ahlstrom that would allow it to use the Ahlstrom Disruptor technology for drinking water applications.
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Fracking wastewater causes problems for treatment plants, study finds

March 22, 2013
According to a new study from the University Of Pittsburgh, wastewater treatment facilities are not able to remove all the pollutants from the water used in natural gas extraction.
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Minnesota poultry processor awarded clean water prize

March 19, 2013
One of the biggest chicken producers in the Midwest, GNP Co., has been awarded the 2013 Clean Water Award by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association in recognition of the water conservation efforts it has made in its chicken processing plant in Minnesota.
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Queen's University works on new wastewater treatment method

March 12, 2013
New water filtration technology that could potentially provide better opportunities for producing and using renewable energy to power wastewater treatment systems is being developed in Canada with the help of federal funding.
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