In building a fuel cell that uses bacteria to break down waste in water, Israel's water company Emefcy Ltd. has raised about $10 million from investors including GE, NRG Energy Inc. and ConocoPhillips.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that work has begun on removing 200,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from an area of the Passaic River near the Diamond Alkali Superfund site located at 80 Lister Avenue in Newark, N.J.
Consider the apple core. From an environmental perspective, what’s the most responsible way to dispose of it, or a banana peel, or any food waste?
People are swimming in the Hudson again, and while clumps of sewage rarely float by anymore, the water is not reliably clean, according to a recent report released from the environmental group Riverkeeper.
Since Mt. Olive Pickle Company began analyzing its wastewater data electronically, it's seen a host of benefits. The solution saves time, allows better communication and even enables the company to file required reports with the state electronically.
- By Chuck Scholpp
- Aug 10, 2011
The EPA and the USDA announced a national partnership to protect Americans’ health by improving rural drinking water and wastewater systems.
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems and treatment plants to eliminate illegal overflows of untreated raw sewage and to reduce pollution levels in urban rivers and streams.
A new study shows reducing nitrogen pollution generated by wastewater treatment plants can come with "sizable" economic benefits, as well as the expected benefits for the environment.
The authors point out in the paper that the biggest problem with DPR is community acceptance, despite the fact that factors such as population growth and climate change mean that existing water supplies must go further in the future.
GE has introduced a membrane bioreactor wastewater treatment technology called LEAPmbr, which addresses pressing water quality and operational cost issues faced by owners of municipal, industrial and residential water/wastewater treatment facilities worldwide.
In response to a severe drought, the Australian government is pumping treated wastewater into the Gnangara Mound Aquifer. Some Australians, though, are not too thrilled about that.
When St. Augustine Prep School in Richland, N.J., decided to expand its facilities, it focused on maintaining the school’s historically strong environmental commitment. What it didn't realize, though, is that the wastewater treatment system it had implemented was unable to handle the capacity of wastewater the school generated.
- By Dennis F. Hallahan
- Jun 06, 2011
GE has introduced a modular version of the company’s ABMet wastewater treatment system, which uses naturally occurring microbes to reduce the selenium and other metals that can escape from coal mines and power plants and enter U.S. freshwater supplies.
Mitigating damage from environmental problems is a daunting task, especially considering the scope of the project. Despite the great size of the problems facing the environment, the sheer size of these issues can leave those in a position to do a little something about it feeling paralyzed. But for those used to taking on the Earth’s biggest challenges – literally oceans and mountains – pursuing relief after such disasters is all in a day’s work.
- By Laura Williams
- May 23, 2011
Prem Kumar has been added to the EPA fugitive list for failing to surrender to federal law enforcement authorities after he was indicted for his role in an illegal ocean-going vessel wastewater discharge case.
The Coca-Cola Company will donate $4 million through its Coca-Cola Foundation to the United Nations Development Program Water Stewardship Program in China and the World Wide Fund for Nature Yangtze Partnership.
Using principles of process intensification, the system is designed to process 50 gallons per minute of scrubber water generated from a 50 MM gallon per annum ethanol plant.
Veolia will reclaim water for the Plains Exploration & Production Company at an oilfield in San Luis Obispo County, Calif.
A Department of Energy-funded demonstration tested the AltelaRain 4000 desalination system at a BLX well site in Pennsylvania.
The expansion will help fulfill 2020 goals to double recycled water production.