Inexpensive igloo-shaped, pollution-eating devices nicknamed "Poo-Gloos" can clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities for towns outgrowing their waste-treatment lagoons, according to a new study.
Scientists are reporting that household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought.
University of Utah researchers developed a new concept in water treatment: an electrobiochemical reactor in which a low electrical voltage is applied to microbes to help them quickly and efficiently remove pollutants from mining, industrial and agricultural wastewater.
As part of the plan, the city will improve its combined sewer system over the next 20 years, reducing discharges of hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage to the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
Water is a precious commodity, so finding ways to re-use waste water, especially in arid regions is essential to sustainability.
The guidance offers an approach for coordinated water lab response in the case of a natural disaster, accident, or intentional event.
Research indicates pathogens levels have dropped since the implementation of federal regulations on treating sewage in 1993.
Construction of a fuel cell with enough capacity to power 2,800 homes has begun on the University of California’s San Diego campus as part of a renewable-energy project to turn waste methane gas from the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant directly into electricity without combustion.
The county will pay more than $1 million in civil penalties and supplemental environmental project costs.
Fru-Con Construction has been awarded two contracts totaling $138.7 million to improve and expand the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant for the city of Baltimore.
The Justice Department says the employees allegedly turned up disinfectant treatment for daily wastewater sampling; United Water refutes the charges.
Warsaw is updating its sewers at a quick pace with the help of 118-inch centrifugally cast fiberglass reinforced polymer mortar pipe.
- By Erin Boudreaux
- Dec 10, 2010
The commissioning expands the technology from its application in wastewater treatment plants.
The web-based tool that helps identify details on wastewater discharges is now available in a beta version.
The contracts, valued up to $40 million and $119 million, respectively, are designed to help Indonesia reduce threats to deforestation and to assist Kabul in improving delivery of public services such as sanitation and solid waste
The American Water Works Association's survey covers water and wastewater utilities of all sizes.
Possible solutions include installing wetlands to filter tile drainage, fertilizing fields in the spring, and planting winter crops.
The Flushable Consumer Products Certification program provides a solution to clogging issues associated with wastewater treatment systems.
People-powered pump could help prevent spread of dysentery, cholera, and typhoid.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, preparing for and cleaning up after a holiday meals and parties can use much more water than ordinary, everyday use.