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Wastewater

Scotland to review rules on sewage sludge use

Rules relating to the use of sewage sludge on agricultural land are to be reviewed by the Scottish government.
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Advances in passive aeration improve secondary wastewater treatment

Secondary wastewater treatment is getting better and more efficient, thanks to new technologies that incorporate passive aeration and process control.
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Wastewater discharges cause toxic microalgae growth in Pacific Ocean

Discharges of wastewater into the Pacific Ocean are causing the growth of algae that generates toxins harmful to fish, marine mammals and humans, according to a study by the University of Colima (UCOL) in Mexico.
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Nitrogen in recycled wastewater good for irrigation

Recycled wastewater contains nutrients that are essential to plant health, such as nitrogen and phosphorous. Should it be used more widely to irrigate turfgrass in urban environments?
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Shutdown strategy saves sewage treatment plant time, money

Engineers in the United Kingdom have devised a way to shut down an entire sewage treatment works without using storm facilities.
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New research projects focus on wastewater

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has announced three new projects that examine how we can improve the quality of wastewater or exploit it as a resource.
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Rio 2016 Olympics: 'Super bacteria' found in Guanabara Bay

With less than two years to go before the city hosts the Olympic Games, there are concerns about water quality off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
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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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