Thursday, June 24, 2021

“Devastating water leak” drives move to improve sustainability, says chemistry research group

An organic chemistry research group, the Maulide Group at the University of Vienna has described how a devastating water leak in a nearby chemistry...

Report urges food and beverage industry to adopt water best practice

The reputational and financial risks of the mismanagement of water and wastewater systems is the subject of a new report published today (17 June)....

Selecting the appropriate reverse osmosis system

Stuart Malcolm, technical sales manager for SOCOTEC’s Water Treatment & Equipment team, answers a series of frequently asked questions regarding the importance of selecting...

Sponsored content: New firm has the tech for tightening consents and nutrient removal

Engineering and construction contractor The Trant Group has announced the launch of Te-Tech Process Solutions, a new company providing innovative products for water and...

Scotland’s bathing waters start 2021 season with 94% achieving strict environmental standards

94% of Scotland’s designated bathing waters have been rated sufficient or better by SEPA for the 2021 season. More bathing waters (34%) have...

Graphene acid helps remove heavy metal pollutants from water

The ideal crystalline structure of graphene is a hexagonal grid. Image courtesy of AlexanderAlUS (additional image credit: CORE-Materials, CC BY-SA 2.0 license). Researchers at Palacký...

Utility signs up businesses to water-saving pledge

Businesses in Yorkshire are being encouraged to sign up to Yorkshire Water’s ‘Water Saving Promise’ this Water Saving Week (May 17 – 22). The utility...

Comment: Smart water reuse and flood management technology “could be a vital strategic water...

Comment from water technology firm SDS Water infrastructure planners should aim to exploit emergent digitally-controlled rainwater storage and recycling technologies to contribute substantially to water...

Tackling leakage from all angles

Supply interruptions and water losses from leaks on transmission pipes and trunk mains can be some of the most challenging issues water utilities face given the large diameter of the pipes and the materials of which they are made

An enduring threat to water?

Dr Ian Ross of professional services firm Tetra Tech, and the author of the Emerging Contaminants Handbook, discusses the emergence of PFAS as contaminants of concern in the UK

Salty reception for proposed New Forest desalination plant

Plans by Southern Water to build a £600 million desalination plant in the New Forest have come under fire from conservationists and other local...

£40m Water Breakthrough Challenge opens for entries on 6 May

The £40 million Water Breakthrough Challenge will promote innovation and collaboration between the water sector and partner organisations, says water industry regulator Ofwat. The Water...

How to get salt out of water: Make it self-eject

Crystallizing salts can grow 'legs,' then tip over and fall away, potentially helping to prevent fouling of metal surfaces, researchers say About a quarter of...

Researchers add detail to understanding how micro- and nanoplastics move through the environment

The fundamental mechanisms that allow tiny pieces of plastic bags and foam packaging at the nanoscale to move through the environment seem to have...

“Water shutoff ban saves lives”, says US research

Research highlighted at a recent water industry webinar appears to show that nearly half a million Covid-19 infections could have been prevented in the...

Satellite infrastructure intelligence product will identify pipe problems

A new project will draw upon satellite data to identify problems with underground water pipes, and improve operational efficiencies for water utilities. Suez describes MasterPlan...

Potting resin receives WRAS approval for contact with drinking water

A two-component potting compound from WEVO-CHEMIE GmbH has now been granted drinking water approval by the internationally recognised Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and...

Victorian-era aqueduct upgrade completed in Central Scotland

A major upgrade to the Katrine Aqueduct, which was built in Victorian times and serves more than 1.3 million people in parts of Greater...

Consultancy appoints global PFAS expert

Professional services firm Tetra Tech, a provider of consulting and engineering services, has welcomed Dr Ian Ross to its PFAS (poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances)...

What can we learn from the Oldsmar water supply hack?

Following a recent water supply hack in Florida, Phillip Corner, industrial systems cybersecurity expert at control systems firm Cougar Automation, stresses the need...