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Drinking Water

Researcher improves nitrate-removal process

New research in the Netherlands points to a more effective way of removing nitrate from drinking water through the use of a catalyst.
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New research in Abu Dhabi focuses on solar-powered seawater desalination

French companies GDF Suez and Suez Environnement are to participate in a project in Abu Dhabi that will examine the use of 100 percent solar power to desalinate seawater.
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Experts call for review of US drinking water standards

A critical review and rethink is needed concerning the EPA's secondary standards in order to maintain consumers' confidence in tap water as well as in its sensory quality.
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Stream restoration protects drinking water supply in New York City

The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program has announced the completion of two projects that will help ensure high quality drinking water for people living and working in New York City.
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Panasonic uses sunlight, photocatalysts to create drinkable water

Panasonic has unveiled new water purification technology that uses photocatalysts and the UV rays from sunlight to produce drinkable water.
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Oman awards $250 million contract for desalination project

Singapore-listed Hyflux Ltd, in consortium with National Power and Water Co., LLC, has won a $250 million contract to design, build, own and operate a seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant in Qurayyat, Oman.
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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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