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Xylem to lead industry discussions and showcase smart water expertise at IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018

14-09-2018
Xylem, Water & Wastewater Asia, IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Tokyo, Water Technology

Rye Brook, N.Y., September 13, 2018 – Xylem (NYSE: XYL) executives will lead industry discussions and showcase the company’s extensive smart water expertise during the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition taking place in Tokyo, Japan, 16-21 September 2018. Xylem, a leading global water technology company and gold sponsor …

Editor’s pickProfessors Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht win 2018 Stockholm Water Prize

03-09-2018
Stockholm Water Prize 2018, microbiological research and innovations, water and wastewater treatment

Professors Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht received the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize on Wednesday, for microbiological research and innovations that have revolutionised water and wastewater treatment. The prize was presented to them by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall during World …

SHUROOQ and BESIX to invest in a sustainable development wastewater project in Sharjah

24-08-2018
BESIX, Shurooq, wastewater plant, QATRA, expansion, Sharjah, reused water

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and BESIX, the region's leading company operating in infrastructure concessions and construction, have signed a joint venture agreement to operate and maintain an existing wastewater treatment plant in Al Saja'a area in Sharjah. The newly formed company, called QATRA, will continue …

Water Environment Federation launches new series of training resources for operators

23-08-2018
Water Environment Federation, training resources, operators, certification examinations, Wastewater treatment fundamentals

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –  The Water Environment Federation has released a line of training tools to equip operators with 21st century wastewater treatment methods and practices. The series helps prepare operators for the first three levels of certification examinations and qualify for continuing education credits (CEUs). The first publication …

Asahi Breweries use biogas from its own wastewater treatment process to power factory

21-08-2018
Asahi Breweries, biogas, wastewater treatment, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, SOFC< power generation, Kyushu University Next-Generation Fuel Cell Research Centre

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. announced that it can purify the biomethane gas (biogas) produced in the wastewater treatment process at breweries into high-purity biogas suitable for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) power generation. The purified biogas can be used as fuel. The move came after Asahi conducted a power generation experiment on a SOFC power …

Editor’s pickHumans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibres in our food and water (Part 2)

17-08-2018
microfibres, environmental ills, microplastics, filters, wastewater treatment, textiles, lung inflammation

As tiny fibres shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.   Written by Mary Catherine O' Connor, the article is first published on Ensia.com. July 2, 2018 — Editor’s note: This report is part two of a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfibre pollution. In …

Pursel Named Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for Water/Wastewater

16-08-2018
Thomas Pursel, Gannett Fleming, Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for water/wastewater

Gannett Fleming, a global infrastructure and engineering firm, has appointed Thomas Pursel, PE, as the Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for water/wastewater.   Thomas Pursel, PE, was named Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for water/wastewater. (photo credit: gannettflemig) “Tom has demonstrated …

Editor’s pickOur clothes are contaminating our planet with tiny plastic threads (Part 1)

16-08-2018
microfibres, environmental ills, microplastics, filters, wastewater treatment, ocean protection

Minute fibers shed from synthetic textiles are polluting oceans, streams, rivers — even the air we breathe — with unknown consequences. By Mary Catherine O’Connor, originally published on Ensia Editor’s note: This report is part one of a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfiber pollution. …

New hurricane-force screen lives up to expectations in Utah

02-08-2018
Hurricane-force screen, wastewater treatment lagoons, Lakeside’s Raptor Fine Screen

At a Utah, United States (U.S.), facility that has seven wastewater treatment lagoons treating 1.5 MGD and over 300 acres of farm land, a new screen has immediately improved aerator reliability, with an added benefit of significantly improving system aesthetics. Constructed in the early 1980’s, the lagoons transitioned over the course of …