Contaminant Removal News

  1. NSF International Publishes New Standard For Supplemental Microbiological Water Treatment Systems

    NSF International has published a new American National Standard for drinking water filters designed to reduce potentially harmful microorganisms from municipal drinking water systems during the critical period between a water-supply contamination and a boil-water advisory.

  2. With Westfall's Affordable Static Mixers, Engineers Can Deliver Potable Water Even Where Source Waters Have Been Polluted

    Westfall is partnering with companies, in the US and overseas, that build top quality potable water and wastewater treatment plants. In the US and in many countries around the world, water infrastructure projects like these are long overdue.

  3. Chemical-Feasting Bacteria Provide New Key For Removing 'Likely Carcinogen' From Contaminated Water

    While not featured on most product ingredient labels, the organic chemical stabilizer and manufacturing byproduct, 1,4-dioxane, can be found in countless everyday household items — from shampoos and cosmetics to laundry detergents and antifreeze.

  4. EPA Identifies Inconsistencies In Florida Water Tests

    A memo from Florida water regulators indicates that officials in the state may not be testing drinking water quality correctly, according to a new report.

  5. Administrator Pruitt Kicks Off National Leadership Summit On PFAS

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt opened the National Leadership Summit on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by announcing concrete steps the Agency plans to take following the Summit.

  6. Water Treatment First As Scottish Water Trials Nyex

    Scottish Water is set to undertake the world’s first long-term trial of Arvia’s Nyex treatment system on drinking water at a specially established pilot plant in West Lothian. The trial, which will run separately to the existing water treatment works at Pateshill, will assess the effectiveness of the system in removing organic material from raw water.

  7. Waste Carton Works To Fight Against Environmental Pollution, Opening Eyes To Its Cyclic Utilization

    Researchers were surprised to find that waste carton could play a role in fighting against environmental pollution by removing hexavalent Chromium, one kind of heavy metal.

  8. Philly Pins Water Quality Hopes On Baby Mussels

    Philadelphia is placing a major bet on mussels for improving water quality in the Delaware River basin.

  9. Critics: Texas Water Needs Improvement

    Critics say the tap water in North Texas cities should be cleaner than it is.

  10. Flaw Found In Water Treatment Methods

    Public water quality has received a lot of attention in recently years as some disturbing discoveries have been made regarding lead levels in cities across the country.