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So elemental it’s everywhere

Our global water resources are unique in that all living things hold some stake in them. And for both developed and developing economies there is no more vital issue than to guarantee their populations and industries safe and adequate water supplies.

Water/Waste Processing e-News – delivered Tuesdays and highlighting water issues facing process industries and their municipal partners, whether the provision of clean water or disposal of produced.

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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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New adsorbent removes radioactive elements from contaminated water

A new material developed in Japan is expected to help remove radioactive contaminants from discharge water at the country's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which suffered serious damage in the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.
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Produced water treatment services market to reach $8 billion by 2019

A new report estimates that the global market for produced water treatment services will be worth more than $8.0 billion by 2019, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5%.
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Yellow Stone River oil spill contaminates water supplies

Residents of the eastern Montana city of Glendive have been advised to use bottled water for drinking and cooking after an oil pipeline burst at the weekend, sending crude oil into the Yellowstone River.
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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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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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EPA supports financing innovation in water sector

A new resource launched by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will help communities across the United States improve their wastewater, drinking water and stormwater systems.
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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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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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Beijing residents recycle water after price hike

Since a major price hike in May, household water consumption in the Chinese capital city has declined by 0.17 cubic meters daily, or an average drop of 2 liters per person.
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