Contaminant Removal News

  1. Controlling Antimicrobial Contamination Of Soil And Water With Bacteria

    We all like to keep things clean, and disinfectants help that happen. Unfortunately, one of the most widely used antimicrobial products in use since 1964, triclosan, is also one of the top 10 environmental contaminants in rivers – possibly disrupting the endocrine systems of wildlife and causing toxic effects to their reproduction and development.

  2. Floating Towards Water Treatment

    Floating wetlands may seem odd but are perfectly natural. They occur when mats of vegetation break free from the shore of a body of water. That got ecological engineers curious about how they affect the water they bob up and down in.

  3. Consortium Of GE And Norway’s Halvorsen TEC Awarded The Seawater Sulfate Removal System For The Johan Castberg Project

    Marking a commercial milestone in process water treatment for the offshore oil and gas industry, Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has selected a consortium led by GE Water & Process Technologies and Halvorsen TEC  to supply a complete seawater sulfate removal unit (SRU) to help protect production wells in Statoil’s Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea, off Norway.

  4. Flint’s Lead Pipes Will Be Replaced Under Settlement In Federal Safe Drinking Water Case

    Residents of Flint, Michigan will finally get their lead pipes replaced as the result of a settlement agreement approved by a federal judge today. The settlement will require the State of Michigan and City of Flint to replace Flint’s lead pipes within three years, and will be enforceable by the court.

  5. Formosa Petrochemical Corporation Selects IDE Technologies To Build And Operate Its SWRO Desalination Plant

    IDE Technologies, a world leader in water treatment solutions technology, today announced that it has been commissioned by Formosa Petrochemical Corporation (FPCC), engaged in the refining and distribution of oil products, to build its Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant.

  6. Wastewater Nutrients Converted Into Clean Fertiliser

    Aalto University's water and environmental technology laboratory gives off an undeniable whiff of the sewer – and this stench has its roots in a failed West African recycling business. By Minna Hölttä

  7. New Breed Of Supermolecule ‘Hunts Down’ Harmful Drugs And Removes Them From Water

    The research involves the detection and removal of pharmaceuticals in or from water, as contamination from pharmaceuticals can enter the aquatic environment as a result of their use for the treatment of humans and animals.

  8. Scientists From The MSU Adjusted A Microalgal Technology For Wastewater

    Members of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have proved that under Nordic conditions wastewaters could be treated with the help of microalgae, while algal biomass is suitable for processing into biofuel.

  9. EPA Selects Cleanup Plan For Kanawha River Superfund Site To Address Fish Contamination

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced recently that it has entered into a consent agreement with Pharmacia LLC on a cleanup plan to address dioxin contamination at the Kanawha River Superfund Site, in Putnam and Kanawha counties, W. Va.

  10. ACWA Emirates Completes MBR Water Treatment Works For Saudi Aramco Shaybah Oil Field Residential Complex

    ACWA Emirates, part of the ACWA Group, a leading water and wastewater solutions provider, has completed a new state-of-the art wastewater treatment plant for Saudi Aramco, the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas, to support the residential complex at the company’s expanding Shaybah oil field in the Empty Quarter.