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Smart Wastewater Networks: Preparing for 5G Technology

Storm surges and flash flooding continue to threaten the overflow of wastewater in many cities around the world and it has been a challenge to monitor wastewater levels in real time to be able to provide a timely response. What if we can build smart wastewater networks to prevent these problems? In the UK, a […]

Calgary To Produce Sustainable Commercial Biofuels from Wastewater

Of all the useful things that can be drawn from wastewater processing, the production of renewable energy is the most promising because of its wide application. The reliance on fossil fuels has been a major concern for many countries around the world because of its effect on our climate. Biofuels from wastewater can be a […]

A Review of Wastewater Treatment Innovations

Throughout history, human waste disposal has been an issue for communities. As population grows, the problem becomes even more challenging. We look into wastewater treatment innovations and technologies that help address this problem. The US EPA reported that around 34 billion gallons of wastewater passes through treatment plants across the nation. Wastewater contains a lot […]

Optimizing Production Of Methane From Biosolids

For years, restaurant wastewater has caused problems with sewage systems because of the accumulation of fat, oil and grease (FOG) that can clog pipes. These “fatbergs” can damage water sewage networks resulting in increased costs because of the need for declogging and repair operations. A group of researchers from North Carolina State University are focusing […]

Wastewater Treatment Using Solar Power

There have been several studies that have investigated making wastewater treatment more efficient and environment friendly. The latest endeavor is using solar power. This comes from a team of researchers from Linköping University in Sweden that have explored the potential to purify wastewater and desalinate seawater using the solar power. The researchers are able to […]

Developing an Affordable Wastewater Treatment System

Proper disposal of human waste, particularly in developing countries, has always been a challenge for researchers because of the inadequacies in infrastructure and funding for treatment on a large scale. In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began the “Reinvent the Toilet” initiative that sought to fund innovations in affordable wastewater treatment to allow […]

Harvesting Hydrogen and Graphite With Wastewater Technology

For many years, wastewater treatment has yielded many useful and sustainable products from fertilizer, biochar and biogas, just to name a few. Researchers from Western Australia (WA) have found even more uses that can be drawn from biosolids through wastewater technology. The West Australian government is funding a project that aims to produce renewable hydrogen […]

Sustainable Organic Wastewater Treatment

One of the processes involved in wastewater treatment is with the use of chemical agents to assist with the removal of impurities from the water. While traditionally, treatment facilities uses inorganic chemicals because it is the tried and tested method for extracting pollutants, there is a growing trend of exploring organic wastewater treatment methods that […]

Innovative Wastewater Treatment Using Cold Plasma

Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have become one of the most difficult compounds to remove from wastewater because of the tight and stable bond that it forms making it resistant to conventional treatment methods. PFAS is commonly found in everything from food to household chemicals and its presence can still be detected in drinking water. […]

British Columbia Uses Biosolids as a Viable Renewable Energy Source

As more emphasis is given to developing a circular economy to protect the environment, governments around the world are implementing various measures including using biosolids as a renewable energy source. The Capital Regional District (CRD) of British Columbia has envisioned a plan for sending biosolids to the Lower Mainland to use as fuel for the […]

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