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Researchers develop technology to harness energy from mixing of freshwater and seawater

August 2, 2019

Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water and…
Sustainable secret to knee-high corn and gardens galore: human waste-based compost

July 8, 2019

A small plot of corn popped up this spring on The Ohio State University campus and, as the…
Large summer ‘dead zone’ forecast for Chesapeake Bay after wet winter and spring

June 13, 2019

Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a…
How Other States Can Follow LA’s Lead for Turning Sewage Into Drinkable Water

June 7, 2019

One of the processes for creating a more sustainable future is finding a way to recycle dirty materials…
Soaking up pharmaceuticals and personal care products from water

May 9, 2019

Medications excreted in the urine or dumped into the toilet can end up in the water supply, just…
Antibiotics in wastewater: UB chemist investigates a disturbing trend

May 8, 2019

In the fight against antimicrobial resistance, wastewater is the battleground where University at Buffalo chemist Diana Aga works.…
Researchers run the wastewater through a specially designed chamber, use a lamp to simulate sunlight, and watch the organic compounds in the waste breakdown and the hydrogen bubble up. Image courtesy of the researchers
Harnessing sunlight to pull hydrogen from wastewater

May 8, 2019

Hydrogen is a critical component in the manufacture of thousands of common products from plastic to fertilizers, but…
Water and wastewater disinfection can help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria, but what about their genes?

April 12, 2019

Each year at least 2 million Americans are infected with bacteria that cannot be treated with antibiotics, and…
Defects help nanomaterial soak up more pollutant in less time

March 18, 2019

Cleaning pollutants from water with a defective filter sounds like a non-starter, but a recent study by chemical…
Pilot Project Will Use Campus Wastewater to Grow Vegetables

November 5, 2018

Even if you do your best to eat local, chances are most of the fruits and vegetables you…
Researchers pinpoint future probability of damaging man-made earthquakes

September 28, 2018

Earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas had been on the rise due to injection of wastewater – a byproduct…
UW-Madison helps communities create cleaner, greener wastewater

September 24, 2018

A process invented at UW–Madison is now removing phosphorus at Madison’s regional sewage treatment plant. Like many other…
Novel system selectively sequesters toxins from water

August 7, 2018

Rice University scientists are developing technology to remove contaminants from water – but only as many as necessary.…
Panning for silver in laundry wastewater

April 20, 2018

Silver nanoparticles are being used in clothing for their anti-odor abilities but some of this silver comes off…
Improved wastewater treatment technologies hold promise for cost savings, energy production

March 23, 2018

Improved wastewater treatment methods that lead to cost savings and energy production are part of Oregon State University’s…
Stinking sludge into energy and fertilizer

March 19, 2018

Found everywhere, sludge is difficult to dispose of and poses a global challenge. It is active, ferments, has…
Toilet-to-tap: Gross to think about, but how does it taste?

March 15, 2018

Here’s a blind test taste like Pepsi never imagined. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, recently published…
Modeling the Effects of Wastewater Injection

December 28, 2017

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a petroleum-extraction procedure in which millions of gallons of water (as well as…
Millions worth of gold and silver was found in wastewater in Switzerland: worth recovering?

October 12, 2017

Switzerland has a reputation of a rich country. However, this is a little bit much to process even…
Water Conservation Can Have Unintended Consequences

September 15, 2017

Conventional wisdom dictates water conservation can only benefit communities affected by drought. But researchers at the University of…
Algae farms to offer a cheaper, renewable solution to cleaning wastewater

July 27, 2017

A collaborative research project between the University of Bath and Wessex Water is investigating using algae as a…
Towards Sustainable Struvite Production

July 14, 2017

Struvite may not be a household word, but it is all too familiar to the operators of wastewater…
Bacteria may supercharge the future of wastewater treatment

June 1, 2017

Wastewater treatment plants have a PR problem: People don’t like to think about what happens to the waste…
Bacterial boost for bio-based fuels

May 6, 2017

Lab-scale technology recycles wastewater into hydrogen for use in fuel production “Electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in…
Super Bowl’s Super Flush: Just a Super Myth?

February 7, 2017

A pervasive anecdote is that, come Super Bowl halftime, millions of people watching the big game will head…
Water in drains and sewers reveals drug abuse in big cities

December 1, 2016

Wastewater analyses from DTU Environment are being incorporated into a major European project to estimate the extent of…
Wastewater Disposal Likely Induced February 2016 Magnitude 5.1 Oklahoma Earthquake

October 25, 2016

Distant wastewater disposal wells likely induced the third largest earthquake in recent Oklahoma record, the Feb. 13, 2016,…
Brewery wastewater can be used in the production of carbon-based battery electrodes

October 13, 2016

One of the most important keys to sustainable future if effective up-cycling of waste. While in some parts…
Study links Texas earthquakes to wastewater injection

October 2, 2016

A new study co-authored by UC Berkeley professor Michael Manga confirms that earthquakes in America’s oil country —…
Study finds link between Texas earthquakes and wastewater injection

September 26, 2016

A study by the University of Liverpool and Arizona State University has found strong evidence of a link…
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