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Water & Wastewater

Southern Research Institute to develop fracking wastewater treatment technology

Southern Research Institute and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) have started a joint project to develop methods and technologies aimed at improving shale gas hydraulic fracturing water treatment.
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Environmental group takes Pennsylvania wastewater plant to court over discharge into river

An environmental group has decided to take legal action against Waste Treatment Corporation (WTC) for alleged illegal discharge of oil and gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania.
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EPA reaches agreement with XTO Energy over fracking water spill

Under the terms of the settlement, XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, has to pay a penalty of $100,000 and start a $20 million improvement program to comply with federal regulations regarding recycling, wastewater disposal and spills prevention.
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Hydrogen peroxide spill contained at New Jersey water treatment plant

Firefighters and other emergency units were called to New Jersey's Passaic Valley Water Commission treatment plant early on July 17, after several drums at the facility overheated and started leaking hydrogen peroxide.
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Xylem to provide technology for Sweden's largest UV disinfection project

White Plains, N.Y.-based water technology company Xylem Inc. has won a contract to provide ultraviolet (UV) drinking water treatment technology to the largest UV disinfection project to date in Sweden.
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Interim report reveals progress in Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction

The 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed is the largest in North America but for many years has also been one of the most polluted.
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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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