Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Climate change author to deliver keynote at water technology event

Renowned environmentalist, entrepreneur and bestselling author Paul Hawken has been announced as a keynote speaker at global water technology event BlueTech Forum 2022, which...

Laser scans show devastating impact of wet wipes on the Thames

River charity Thames21 has released data showing a mound created by wet wipes, which has grown to the size of two tennis courts and...

Firm supplies electric actuators to award-winning Singapore desalination plant

AUMA has supplied more than 150 electric actuators to Singapore’s new Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP), an award-winning plant that was selected as...

An asset to assets? Real-time condition monitoring extends equipment lifetime

Said to be compatible with any primary rotating equipment or assets in a wide variety of industries and processes, Fluid Motion Solutions’ new Max...

Pumps industry group supports joint industry statement on Machinery Product Directive

Pumps industry group Europump has recently lent its support to an industry statement relating to the European Machinery Directive. The trade body represents 16...

Drainage acquisition cements expertise in managing underground assets

Environmental and energy infrastructure specialist Adler and Allan has acquired drainage expert Jet Aire Services, it was announced on 8 November. Jet Aire Services is...

Visionary water projects celebrated by Lighthouse Awards

Carlsberg and Anglian Water among winners announced during Aquatech 2021 Global organisations that have blazed a trail of innovation to conserve and enhance water resources...

Wastewater treatment goes natural in Yorks

Sustainable wastewater treatment is underway at Yorkshire Water’s Clifton wastewater treatment works, near Doncaster after the planting of 20,000 wetland plants.

The future potential of process control systems

Thanks to developments such as Industry 4.0, digitisation, and the cloud, together with improvements in process control and communication technology, it is easier than ever for equipment manufacturers to offer remote assistance and monitoring.
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Structure streamlines salt collection

A low-cost seawater desalination device powered by solar energy was recently described by a group from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea.
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Making desalination safer

A group claims to have developed a way to improve the quality of desalinated water while reducing the cost of the process. The findings were recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

After the flood…

A flooding incident in North Macedonia in August 2020 threatened the country's supply of electricity. Motor drive manufacturer WEG describes the subsequent drainage project.

Hydrogel tablet can purify a litre of river water in an hour, says group

A group at The University of Texas at Austin has created a hydrogel tablet that they say can rapidly purify contaminated water. One...

Chalk streams should be given enhanced status, says strategy document

A new Chalk Stream Restoration Strategy, published on 15 October, calls for chalk streams in England to be given enhanced environmental status. The Catchment Based...

Washing machine has filter to catch microfibres

Home appliance supplier Grundig has launched a washing machine seemingly equipped to capture microfibres shed from clothing during the wash cycle, in an apparent...

New AI-driven tools for environmental intelligence

A new suite of environmental intelligence software from IBM leverages AI to help organizations prepare for and respond to weather and climate risks that...

New UN tool maps floods worldwide since 1985, to street level

A new public tool is said to generate instant, accurate street-level-resolution maps of floods worldwide since 1985. It is hoped the free online World Flood...

Summit will explore urgent FOG action

Cooking fat, oil and grease (FOG) must be seen as resource of value, with an urgent change in mindset required to keep it out...

Research shows phosphate removal requires holistic approach

Water recycling specialist WPL will present the findings of a significant piece of research into phosphate removal at the European Wastewater Management (EWWM) Conference...

Sewage pollution makes popular Oxford bathing site unsafe after rainfall, say researchers

Sewage pollution is raising bacteria levels in Oxford’s popular swimming spots to unsafe levels after rainfall, new research appears to find. Research by the Oxford...