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WHO calls for more research into microplastics and a crackdown on plastic pollution

22-08-2019
WHO, World Health Organisation, water pollution, microplastics, water treatment, wastewater treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking-water. The Organization also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution to benefit the environment and …

Water flows in Kenya despite drought

21-08-2019
Kenya, Grundfos

In Kenya’s Kilifi County, water comes from boreholes, wells and surface water. These are highly unreliable resources due to either shortage or contamination, especially during a drought. To solve this issue, American NGO World Vision constructed automated water kiosks, using Grundfos’ Aqtap system, with technical support from Grundfos …

New system improves coking wastewater treatment efficiency

20-08-2019
wastewater treatment

Chinese researchers have developed a system for the treatment of coking wastewater from large-scale industries with lower costs and higher efficiency. Heating coal over high temperatures provides both heat and carbon (coke) required for iron production. During the process, recycled scrubber water, which is used as a coolant, contains large …

Endress+Hauser develops hygiene and wastewater test system

20-08-2019
Endress+Hauser

Together with the FHNW School of Life Sciences in Muttenz, Switzerland, and EnviroChemie, a plant engineering company, Endress+Hauser has developed and installed two test platforms in the university’s Process Technology Center (PTC). The goal is to incorporate the platforms into the university’s teaching, research and education …

Evoqua Water Technologies given “Buy” rating at Royal Bank of Canada

19-08-2019
EVOQUA

Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE:AQUA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Royal Bank of Canada in a research report issued on Thursday, August 8th, AnalystRatings.com reports. They presently have a $16.00 price objective on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price target would suggest a …

VEGA DTM: Sensor test concept based on FDT saves time and money

16-08-2019
VEGA

Regular testing of electrical systems is a rather unpopular task in many industrial companies, not least because regular proof tests often result in a costly process interruption with subsequent recalibration and reparameterization. That’s why many companies often react only when a malfunction occurs. But not only is proof testing required …

Limerick wastewater treatment plant in Ireland among first to be powered by solar energy

16-08-2019
Ireland, wastewater treatment, solar energy, sustainable

The Newcastle West wastewater treatment plant is now being powered by solar energy, making it one of the first in Ireland to use sustainable energy. Newcastle West was selected, along with Nenagh, Co Tipperary, as part of a pilot project to pioneer the scheme, the effect of which will be to reduce the plant’s carbon footprint. The pilot …