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Wastewater

Environmental group calls for improved sewage treatment to prevent pharmaceutical pollution

A new report says that improvements to sewage and wastewater treatment are needed to help prevent human and veterinary medicines from polluting rivers and harming wild birds, fish and other species.
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Cruise industry criticized over release of raw or poorly treated sewage

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average cruise ship with 3,000 passengers and crew produces about 21,000 gallons of sewage a day.
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Dutch biological wastewater treatment technology selected in Australia

A Dutch wastewater treatment solution based on natural ingredients is to be deployed in Australia under a new contract announced on Wednesday by engineering and consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV.
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Researchers classify microplastic particles in wastewater

A German study has confirmed that conventional methods used at wastewater treatment plants do not completely eliminate microplastics.
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August floods in Michigan caused 10 billion gallons to overflow from sewers

Torrential rain and flooding in southeast Michigan this summer washed almost 10 billion gallons of untreated wastewater into local lakes and rivers.
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Membrane bioreactor systems market driven by demand for fresh water

According to a new report from Research and Markets, the global market for membrane bioreactor systems is set to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.28% between 2014 and 2019.
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Microbes could power wastewater cleanup in rural areas

A self-sustaining wastewater treatment system has been developed by researchers at Washington State University (WSU).
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Pharmaceuticals in wastewater contaminate shallow groundwater

Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants have been found in shallow groundwater after treated municipal wastewater was released into streams.
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California wastewater treatment plant aims to become carbon-neutral

A wastewater treatment facility in Victorville, California, is planning to go off-the-grid, generating energy from waste that would otherwise go to landfills.
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UK utility builds new wastewater treatment plant

A new wastewater treatment plant is to be built in the south of England, replacing the existing treatment works which date from 1966.
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