Saturday, November 26, 2022

Using wastewater to create hydrogen and oxygen

East Lothian-based Logan Energy is supplying and installing an electrolyser at a wastewater treatment plant in Cambridgeshire as part of a novel initiative being...

Comment: Dreaming the possible – data and the future of water

Experts in digital transformation set out how they believe advancements in data are playing a vital role in revolutionising the water industry. As...
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Wastewater alert: research highlights antimicrobial resistance risk in the UK

As the dumping of untreated wastewater into the sea sparks pollution warnings, new research has identified a “significant risk” of increasing antibiotic resistance associated...

New measures and research needed to tackle ecological impact of pharmaceuticals

A group of international researchers has issued a warning about the increase in pharmaceutical contamination in the environment, with suggestions about how it might...

Pressure is on for hydrostatic pipeline testing

Serious injuries to a young woman in Leicestershire, the consequence of a hydrostatic pressure test going wrong, should be a wake-up call to the...

Utility to support the creation of inland swimming hotspots in the East of England

Plans to attain bathing water designation at three sites across the East of England are to be supported by a new package of work...

Call for government to make swift decision on ban on plastic in wet wipes

The government needs to make an immediate decision on banning plastic in wet wipes in order to help tackle this sewage-based pollution ending up...

SDG for wastewater treatment is not enough, according to new modelling approach

While achieving the United Nations (UN) ambitious Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for wastewater treatment would cause substantial improvements in global water quality, severe water...

As winters warm, nutrient pollution threatens 40% of US

A first-of-its-kind national study appears to find that previously frozen winter nutrient pollution — unlocked by rising winter temperatures and rainfall — is putting...

COVID-19 drugs persist in wastewater, and may pose risk to aquatic organisms

Certain drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients — including remdesivir, dexamethasone and antibiotics for associated bacterial infections — persist through wastewater treatment and may...

Washing machine filter captures microplastic without the need for disposables

Bristol based microplastic technology company Matter is launching Gulp, "the first sustainable, long-lasting washing machine microfibre filter" on Kickstarter from 11 October. The firm develops...

Water challenge presents opportunity for cross-sector innovators

Innovators from multiple sectors including energy, manufacturing, transport and food and beverage, could have the opportunity to share their condition monitoring solutions with every...

Utility uses drones and laser technology to improve sewer network

Drones and lasers are being used together - in an apparent UK first - to improve the functioning of the sewers and are helping...

Utility pilots “transformative” AI approach in wastewater treatment

Anglian Water says transformation of its treatment and recycling processes is being made possible by trials of AI-driven software developed by Norwegian technology company...

Sponsored content: Maximising thermal hydrolysis production with the correct pump

According to government sources, there are 7,078 sewage treatment works (STW) in England and Wales, and 10,814 STW in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Pumping...

Sponsored Content: Purifiers remove microplastics and PFAS

Independently verified research by Swedish water technology firm Bluewater has apparently verified the efficiency of its water purifier technology at removing up to 99.99% of health threatening microplastics and chemicals such as toxic PFAS from tap water.

Mixing it up with energy savings

Replacing anoxic zone mixers with units that are far more energy efficient is providing a Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) in Connecticut with annual savings of $22,433, according to mixer manufacturer Landia.

Power-thrifty SAFs perform

Premier Tech Water and Environment has enhanced its range of Rewatec SAF sewage treatment plants to combine energy efficiency with an exceptionally high wastewater treatment performance.

A DNA “receipt book”?

Genetic techniques like CRISPR are being used to engineer cells to behave like living biosensors, capable of providing an unprecedented window into the behaviour of cells and, as such, to help with keeping track of changes in environments such as ponds and wastewater facilities.

PFAS catalyst pilot

Engineers at the University of Illinois, Chicago have been awarded just over $1 million from the US Department of Energy’s National Alliance for Water Innovation to build a system that selectively removes and destroys poly- and perfluorinated substances, commonly called PFAS, from industrial and municipal wastewater.