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Wastewater treatment lagoons could be biofuel source, study finds

Wastewater treatment lagoons contain high concentrations of planktonic organisms, which are potential sources of biomass.
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Federal judge clears Florida's water pollution limits

The state of Florida can set its own nitrogen and phosphorus water pollution limits, a federal judge ruled.
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Unilever to pay $1 million fine for illegal wastewater discharge

The agreement relates to an incident dating back to December 2008, when wastewater was discharged illegally at Unilever's facility at Clinton, Conn.
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Report predicts growth in sedimentation, centrifugation global markets

The global market for centrifuges, clarifiers and related equipment will grow by 6.5% in 2014, bringing the total revenue to $7.3 billion.
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Greece faces fines for delayed wastewater treatment improvements

Greece may face hefty fines from the European Commission (EC) over its failure to adequately deal with urban wastewater and for its poor standards of wastewater treatment.
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Toxic algae levels continue to rise in Kentucky lakes

The concentration of toxic algae in some of Kentucky's lakes has increased dramatically, with levels standing 10 times higher than those that led to a public warning from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers earlier this year.
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US water treatment equipment demand set for healthy growth

U.S. demand for water treatment equipment is set to grow by an average annual rate of 6% through 2017, with all segments of the market predicted to expand.
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Ohio proposes phosphorus limits in waterways

Ohio could soon introduce limits on phosphorus pollution, which fuels the growth of toxic algae in lakes.
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Pharmaceuticals, personal care products detected in Lake Michigan

The waters of Lake Michigan are contaminated with prescription drugs and personal care products at higher levels that can be considered safe for the environment, new research published in the journal Chemosphere has warned.
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Stanford researchers create 'microbial battery' to capture electricity in wastewater

Scientists at Stanford University have developed an innovative method for capturing energy in a special type of microbe in wastewater and using it to generate power.
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