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Point of Use tech assessed for PFAS removal

12-02-2020
PFAS, water pollution

Point of Use (PoU) water systems are a solid way to remove contaminants from water sources; however, their effectiveness varies when it comes to PFAS-removal. That’s according to a new study from Duke University and North Carolina State University that tested 76 point of use filters and 13 point of entry, or whole-house, systems. One of …

Oil-catching sponge could be solution for 100 billion barrels of oil-contaminated wastewater generated every year

22-01-2020
wastewater, wastewater treatment, pollution

Drilling and fracking for oil under the seabed produces 100 billion barrels of oil-contaminated wastewater every year by releasing tiny oil droplets into the surrounding water. Most efforts to remove oil from water focus on removing large oil slicks from industrial spills but these aren’t suitable for removing tiny droplets. Instead, …

Water company pleads guilty to hazardous waste violations

10-01-2020
wastewater, water pollution

A California company that produces Crystal Geyser bottled water pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally storing and transporting hazardous waste and agreed to a $5 million (S$6.8 million) fine, federal prosecutors said. The waste was produced by filtering arsenic out of Sierra Nevada spring water at CG Roxane LLC’s facility in Owens Valley, …