Contaminant Removal News

  1. EPA Releases New Tools To Test And Treat Additional PFAS, Including GenX, In Drinking Water
    11/21/2018

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing an updated and validated way to test for an additional four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, including the GenX chemical, hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (HFPO-DA). PFAS are man-made chemicals used in a wide range of products because of their ability to repel water, grease, and oil.

  2. NMSU Researcher, Collaborators Prolong Water Contaminant Treatment Using Ozone
    11/20/2018

    Kenneth “KC” Carroll, an associate professor in New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, and his collaborators have discovered an increase in the lifespan of ozone, giving more time for it to treat water both in groundwater and in waste-water treatment systems.

  3. PFAS Testimony Suggests Weak Response From Michigan
    11/19/2018

    Michigan has been slow to respond to PFAS contamination despite having information about this threat several years ago.

  4. New Flint Crisis Details Emerge
    11/16/2018

    The Flint lead crisis began in 2014, but all these years later, revelations continue to surface. Daugherty Johnson, former Flint utilities administrator, offered new insight into Flint’s water issues to Genesee District Court Judge Jennifer Manley on November 6.

  5. Report: South Carolina Used HaloSan To Treat Drinking Water
    11/14/2018

    State and local government have long sought to reassure residents of Denmark, SC, that their taps are safe, as many residents are suspicious of their rust-colored water.

  6. Historic Flood Shakes Up Austin Drinking Water
    10/29/2018

    The Texas capital is facing drinking water complications including a boil-water notice and use restrictions in the wake of significant flooding.

  7. Switzerland’s First CeraMac Water Treatment Plant Operational
    10/25/2018

    The first water treatment plant in Switzerland using PWNT’s CeraMac system was officially opened on 19 October 2018.

  8. Pennsylvania Lawmakers Fail To Pass PFAS Bill
    10/23/2018

    State lawmakers in Pennsylvania failed to pass legislation to address drinking water contamination last week in a sign of the difficulty of locating funding to clean up PFAS pollution.

  9. Japan To Flush Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean
    10/22/2018

    Japan plans to release radioactive water tainted by the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.

  10. Fluence Secures US$7.6 Million NIROBOX™ Order In Egypt
    10/18/2018

    Fluence Corporation Limited (ASX: FLC) is pleased to announce that it has signed contracts totaling US$7.6 million through its Egyptian joint venture entity The International Co. for Water Services & Infrastructure (IWSI) to supply three separate NIROBOX™ Smart Packaged seawater desalination plants to projects owned by the Egyptian Ministry of Housing.