Do or dye: Synthetic colours in wastewater pose a threat to food chains worldwide

The ecological and health threats of synthetic dyes entering wastewater systems have been detailed in a new study, which calls for new laws worldwide...

Novel system uses micromotors to purify wastewater, generating energy

Researchers from ICIQ in Spain have designed micromotors that move around on their own to purify wastewater. The process creates ammonia, which can serve...

How to eliminate the risk and mess of polymer spills

Polymers play a key role at municipal/industrial water and wastewater treatment plants, but also bring the risk of major disruption and extra expense if...

Choosing a heat exchanger for wastewater applications

This article contains paid for content produced in collaboration with HRS Heat Exchangers Heat exchangers often play a key role in wastewater treatment, and all...

Campaigners take Environment Agency to court over microplastics spread on land

The campaign group, Fighting Dirty, has launched legal action against the Environment Agency (EA) and the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and...

Utilities should embrace technology providers in AMP8

As the demands of AMP8 and the ambitious targets of The Environment Act come into focus, water companies need to embrace technology companies much...

Ultra high pressure jetting a concrete removal ‘gamechanger’

A specialist team from drainage and wastewater specialist Lanes Group plc has prevented the need to partially demolish three houses by using a water...

Removing nanoplastics from water using ‘Prussian blue’ pigment

Microplastics can be removed by 99% with flocculants alone, without any additional equipment, by irradiating them with sunlight, according to new research Plastic waste breaks...

New tanker to ease South West septic tank woes

In a nod to the septic-tank-emptying problems being encountered by many in Cornwall and Devon, waste management company CSG is announcing its investment in...

Wastewater system selected for landmark logistics scheme

WCS Environmental Engineering technology has been selected to deliver wastewater treatment at a landmark industrial development in east London. Momentum is a strategic...

Seminar explores how AI can help in the water sector

A detailed overview of artificial intelligence (AI) and its increasing emergence in the water and wastewater sector was the focus of British Water’s latest...

A new kind of online tool launches to tackle road runoff pollution

A new online tool highlights where opportunities exist to install nature-based solutions, such as wetlands, to tackle road runoff pollution before it ends up in...

Time-saving construction and coordination on Tideway’s Carnwath Road shaft

BIM expert Tekla has described how its software and 3D modelling environment have helped coordinate the various activities involved in the construction of Tideway’s...

Study sheds light on the complexities of hospital wastewater treatment

A recent study examines wastewater samples from one of the largest hospitals in Crete, and appears to demonstrate the effectiveness of treating the water...

UK government plan to sell household goods with water efficiency labels will cause confusion,...

A new system of eco-labels launched by the UK government is intended to help save consumers money on their energy and water bills, but...

Study supports using waterfleas to remove pollutants from wastewater

Tiny waterfleas could play a pivotal role in removing persistent chemical pollutants from wastewater – making it safe to use in factories, farms and...
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Fatberg foil: Preparing for another year of Unblocktober

Drainage expert Lanes Group has announced the launch of its fifth Unblocktober campaign, calling on individuals and businesses to take the Unblocktober pledge. The...

UK government’s attempt to loosen nutrient neutrality rules blocked by the House of Lords

The government has lost its bid to scrap nutrient neutrality rules for housing developments, with Labour Lords voting to reject the proposed amendments (to...

Latest UKWIR projects available for expression of interest

UKWIR (UK Water Industry Research) is now seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from expert partners or consortiums “able to deliver targeted research projects tackling...

Screens revitalise inlet works

A prefabricated packaged treatment plant (constructed offsite) from SPIRAC has enabled a water company in the north of England to make much-needed improvements to...