Sunday, January 23, 2022

Pristine groundwater seeps support native algae on Hawai‘i’s coasts

Native marine macroalgae, also known as limu, or as seaweed, thrive in environments created by natural groundwater seeps, specifically benefiting from the combined effects...

The COD delusion?

A Chinese study published in December aims to quantify the role of Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) - and its predominance as a way of measuring organic pollution - in causing unnecessary GHG emissions.

Using AI to avoid spills

A seemingly game-changing digital technology to reduce sewer network blockages and pollution is being rolled out by Yorkshire Water, in a contract recently awarded to Siemens.
The HRS Unicus Series of scraped surface heat exchangers are well suited to thermal hydrolysis

Thermal hydrolysis boosts biogas production

Thermal hydrolysis is a two-stage process combining high-pressure heat treatment of the feedstock followed by rapid decompression.

Discharging a duty

Water industry intransigence and regulatory neglect seem to provide the backdrop to a sewage dumping scandal that has made headlines recently and emboldened citizen scientists and environmental campaigners. Will 2022 be the year water companies are finally forced to get their act together, asks Envirotec.

Sites must fulfil water protection obligations

With public attention on corporate environmental activities, there is particular pressure on industrial companies to limit their impact on the local water environment, says Adam Parmenter, industrial sales manager at WPL.

Comment: New year brings resolution on pollution

With sector-wide recognition that a step-change is required to deliver the environmental improvements required by all stakeholders, a new year brings fresh opportunities for...

Heat transfer acquisition means combined companies have over 100 years’ experience

By Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers The recent acquisition of HRS Heat Exchangers by Canada-based Exchanger Industries Limited (EIL) has...

Wastewater helps decipher the popularity of new synthetic drugs

Over the years, hundreds of new synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of illegal and legal substances have emerged. The underground nature of each...

Studying indicators of wastewater contamination to shellfish farms

Human wastewater poses a global threat to seafood safety and the financial stability of the aquaculture industry. A recent study by researchers at the...

Septic system waste pervasive throughout Florida’s Indian River lagoon

Study finds even ‘properly functioning’ septic systems contaminate groundwater and surface water, as a group from Florida Atlantic University explains. For more than a decade,...

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...

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.

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...

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...