Contaminant Removal News

  1. International Researchers Discuss The Microbiological Safety Of Water In Vienna

    The quality of the water used as drinking water, irrigation, aquaculture, food processing or recreational activities has significant public health implications worldwide. Pollution from fecal pathogens continues to be a major concern for health in the environment, water and food.

  2. Tougher Arsenic Standard Shows Desired Effect: Public’s Drinking Water Is Safer

    Toughening the federal standard for arsenic in 2001 has led to fewer violations by the public systems that supply more than 80 percent of the United States’ drinking water, research led by Oregon State University shows.

  3. Syracuse U. Students Invent Water Filtering Cloth Designed For Developing Countries

    When visiting family in India, Syracuse University senior Nikita Chatterjee learned that even as improvements have been made to the country’s water system, large segments of the population still do not have access to safe drinking water.

  4. Wolf Administration Continues Efforts To Address PFAS Contamination

    Recently, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Representative Todd Stephens and Representative Meghan Schroeder to announce new funding to help address PFAS contamination in Horsham, Warminster, Warrington, and Warwick townships.

  5. Clark Technology Removes PFAS (Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) From Source Waste Streams

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group durable and stable chemicals which has been used for several decades and now are finding their way into the Nation’s drinking water stream via industrial discharge, compost piles, and specially landfill leachate.

  6. Nanoporous Material Nets Contaminant From Water

    Barely visible material that looks like tiny grains of sand may hold the key to removing an invisible health threat that has contaminated water supplies across the country.

  7. Microbe Treatment System May Solve California's Nitrate Problems

    California is well known around the world for its bounty of farmland and agricultural products. But this excess brings an acute problem for water treatment operations: nitrate contamination.

  8. Tired Of Boil-Water Alerts? Student’s Patented Straw Filters Lead, Other Contaminants

    The city’s notorious boil-water notices spurred a Jackson State University student to develop an innovative straw that successfully filters lead and other contaminants, and now the world’s largest retailer wants his newly patented device on its store shelves.

  9. ACCIONA Officially Opens The Saint John Drinking Water Treatment Plant In Canada

    The drinking water treatment plant and water distribution system for the City of Saint John in eastern Canada is the largest in the province and the oldest in the country and has been modernised by ACCIONA and inaugurated this week.

  10. WQRF-Funded Research Demonstrates Cost Savings Of Using In-Home Devices To Reduce Health Risks In Drinking Water

    A Water Quality Research Foundation-funded study showing the economic benefits of using point-of-use devices to reduce health risks in drinking water has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.