Boiling tap water helps remove microplastics, says study

Nano- and microplastics are seemingly everywhere — water, soil and the air. While many creative strategies have been attempted to get rid of these...

Resource demand gap requires investment, says water minister

Robbie Moore MP, UK government minister for water, has addressed the demand gap in resources during his keynote address at British Water’s International Reception,...

Innovation would help find more chemicals in water, say conference speakers

At the British Water Micropollutants Conference 2024, which took place in London on 8 February, keynote speakers from the UK's Environment Agency called for...

Adler and Allan acquires specialist water and drainage company

Environmental risk reduction services business, Adler and Allan, has acquired specialist water and drainage company, Public Sewer Services (PSS). PSS has been providing an in-house...

Pet food manufacturer saves big with a small switch

Veolia Water Technologies says the firm's organic coagulant has helped to optimise the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) at a large scale pet food production...
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Turning sewage sludge into activated carbon

A new and apparently sustainable process turns sewage sludge into activated carbon. The work was completed by a group at the University of...

Update gives insights into non-acoustic leak technologies

Technology company Ovarro has partnered with UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) to update the sector on advancements in non-acoustic leak detection techniques. The update provides...

First Scotland-wide drugs and microplastics test of rivers launched

Environmental scientists at The James Hutton Institute have launched the first nation-wide drug and microplastics test on Scotland’s rivers to help shed light on...

Lockdowns and water quality: building usage study prompts recommendations

During the lockdowns, lower occupancy in buildings led to reduced water use, raising concerns about water quality due to stagnation. Government warnings highlighted increased...

Comment: PFAS removal – we already have the technology

The issue of PFAS contamination of drinking water sources has been under the media spotlight in recent weeks, scrutiny that is likely to increase...
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1, 4-dioxane removal from water for global life sciences company

Regulations for the use of 1,4-dioxane tightened up in the US, putting pressure on chemical manufacturers. Several US states passed laws to control the concentration of 1,4-dioxane as a product ingredient. The new laws did not yet affect wastewater concentrations, but it seems a foregone conclusion that this would happen.

Comment: Agriculture and pharma key to solving micropollutants problem

In the face of growing public concern about the presence of micropollutants in water and wastewater, Dr Pablo Campo Moreno identifies initiatives that he...

Bioinspired hydrogel patterning offers more effective ways to harvest water

A new study suggests ways to improve the effectiveness of water harvesting, specifically in relation to the condensation of water from collected droplets. The work...

European pumps trade association announces first two keynote speakers for 2024 Annual Meeting

Europump (the European Pump Association) is staging its 2024 Annual Meeting in the UK. Hosted by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) and sponsored...

Puraffinity wins Morgan Stanley sustainable solutions

Sponsored content: Puraffinity, which develops precision technology for the removal of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ across multiple water treatment applications...

Navigating Europe’s restriction on microplastics

Legislators in Europe seem to be keeping a closer eye on microplastics, with the introduction of European Union (EU) Regulation 2023/2055 in September being...

Novel biomembranes project receives €3m Pathfinder grant

A project aiming to develop a novel bioinspired membrane to selectively extract compounds from water has won a €3m grant from the European Innovation...

Survey will shape 2050 Water Innovation Strategy

The UK water sector should give more focus to the themes of delivering resilient infrastructure systems and protecting and enhancing natural systems, according to...

Biohybrid alchemy: Transforming wastewater contaminants into chemicals

Researchers have proposed a novel method for transforming wastewater contaminants into valuable chemicals using sunlight, offering an avenue for sustainable and circular chemical...

Study recognizes crucial role of groundwater in planetary health

An international study classifies groundwater as a keystone ecosystem and proposes ways to improve its protection to preserve biodiversity and mitigate climate change Water is...