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Water & Wastewater

For both develop and developing economies there is no more vital issue than to guarantee their populations and industries safe and adequate water supplies. Process industries face further challenges, to cost-effectively secure water at the quality called for by the process, and to deal with complex produced water issues, either my minimizing its generation or effectively dealing with its treatment.

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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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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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Oilfield water firms join forces

Select Energy Services, LLC, a provider of water management solutions for the oil and gas industry, has formed a strategic partnership with X-Chem/Terra Services, an oilfield wastewater treatment and recycling company.
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US water use reaches lowest level in 45 years

The latest figures on water use in the United States show that conservation efforts are having an impact.
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Researchers classify microplastic particles in wastewater

A German study has confirmed that conventional methods used at wastewater treatment plants do not completely eliminate microplastics.
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Kurita to acquire ICL's water treatment, chemicals business

Japan's Kurita Water Industries Ltd. is to acquire the Germany-based aluminum, paper chemicals and water treatment business of Israel-based manufacturer ICL Israel Chemical Ltd., helping the company expand into European markets.
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Hitachi, Veolia to build pretreatment facilities for desalination plant in Iraq

Hitachi, Ltd. and Veolia Environnement have won a contract to build pretreatment facilities for a large-scale desalination plant in Basrah, Iraq.
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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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Membrane bioreactor systems market driven by demand for fresh water

According to a new report from Research and Markets, the global market for membrane bioreactor systems is set to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.28% between 2014 and 2019.
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