In the U.S., chlorine has always been king when it comes to water disinfection. But the EPA is investigating a “greener” alternative that could dethrone the chemical disinfectant.
What can be done to combat the risk-adverse nature of both the regulators and the technology purveyors?
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Ontario is home to 900 water technology companies and 300 water-focused engineering firms. With so many players, Ontario is already making a big impact on water innovation. But the province is looking to do even more.
NeoTech has created a new reflective ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology that requires only eight lamps— roughly 1/10 of the number of lamps required in similar flow-sized conventional UV systems—and only about 2kw of power.
Sherlock Holmes and Bert Irwin have something in common: they both spend their days looking for clues.
When you consider how much time, effort, and money goes toward creating clean, safe drinking water, every drop should make it to the consumer.
As the oil industry grows, so does the amount of produced water that must be treated. A variety of technologies are available for produced water treatment. Water Online shares a side-by-side comparison.
Algae has caused a lot of trouble in the water industry in recent years. But new research may just redeem the water industry foe.
Jet mixers are widely used in both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities to blend the plant influent and suspend light organic solids in circular equalization tanks.
Puralytics LilyPads are hardly noticeable in the ponds, lakes, and catchment areas where they are deployed. Made of mesh and plastic, the flat, 1-meter diameter disks could even be confused for their plant namesake if not for their white color.
“Flushable” wipes have been disparaged for wreaking havoc on wastewater treatment plants — causing giant clogs, overflows, and equipment breakdowns. But pre-moistened wipes labeled “flush safe” are not entirely to blame.
As water is stretched and regulations around it tightened, the energy industry feels the burden. This can result in everything from reduced operations and higher costs for consumers to,in extreme cases, blackouts and gas and electricity shortages.
Severe drought prompts both Big Spring and Wichita Falls to recycle wastewater effluent for drinking water use. Will others follow suit?
Created in 1995 to help prevent another Cryptosporidium or similar outbreak, the Partnership For Safe Water offers self-assessment and optimization programs for drinking water utilities