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Drinking Water

House of Representatives passes Water for the World Act

The House of Representatives on December 16 passed H.R. 2901, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act authored by Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ted Poe (R-TX).
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New sensor checks water quality in treatment plants, factories

A new sensor is claimed to provide a more accurate and cheaper method for assessing the quality of drinking water in treatment plants.
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Investors sought for solar desalination technology

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to move a new small-scale desalination product from prototype into production.
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Researchers use cigarette ash to remove arsenic from drinking water

A simple, low-cost method to remove naturally occurring and industry-related arsenic from drinking water has been discovered by researchers in China and Saudi Arabia.
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Metito invests in new thermal desalination technology

Water management company Metito has announced that it will introduce next-generation desalination and water purification technology after investing in clean-tech startup Thermal Purification Technologies Limited (TPTec).
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Zebrafish used to test water quality in China

While many countries use zebrafish to test new drugs, China could become the first to use the fish in the fight against water pollution.
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New method detects toxic algae traces in drinking water

A Ph.D. student at Lund University in Sweden has developed a new technique for detecting very small traces of toxic algae blooms, or cyanobacteria, in drinking water.
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Pennsylvania water authority fined for failing to maintain drinking water standards

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined a local water authority for failing to maintain adequate disinfection of water delivered to its customers in November 2013.
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EPA proposes strontium regulation in drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to regulate strontium, a naturally occurring element, in drinking water.
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Mineralization of sand particles helps clean drinking water

New research overturns the conventional wisdom that mineral deposits interfere with microbial colonization of rapid sand filters that are used to treat groundwater for drinking.
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