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Chemical engineers develop improved recycling system for fracking water

August 15, 2013
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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Singapore signs water R&D agreement with EPA

July 9, 2013
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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Texas wastewater treatment plant turns sewage into drinking water

May 17, 2013
The $13 million plant in Big Spring mixes sewage that has been treated to drinking-water standards with treated water from lakes.
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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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Work in Wisconsin demonstrates viability of waste-to-energy projects

Many states have programs; use reduces cost and liability
May 1, 2013
High-strength wastes — characterized by elevated levels of organics in wastewater as measured by biological oxygen demand, total suspended solids and oil & grease — are increasingly difficult and costly to manage.
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Los Angeles looks to rainwater catchment to curb pollution

April 9, 2013
Officials hope that these projects would keep runoff pollution out of waterways and help bolster groundwater supplies, which could be used for drinking water.
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University of Texas and Austin Water collaborate on water reclamation project

April 2, 2013
The new network of pipes connects the university's chilling stations to Austin Water's reclaimed water distribution system. This enables campus buildings to use reclaimed wastewater instead of potable water for cooling systems.
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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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Nearly 60% of EU's waste ends up in incinerators, landfills

March 8, 2013
As much as 60% of municipal waste in the European Union still ends up in landfills or incinerators, a new report has claimed, highlighting the need for new measures to encourage the reuse of materials and reduce wasteful consumption.
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Vancouver utility center supplies heat from sewage

February 7, 2013
The city of Vancouver is using innovative technology that takes heat from Vancouver's sewage and uses it to heat the neighborhood, spanning 250,000 square meters.
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