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News on the world’s most precious resource, including the latest in research, trends, and treatment advances

Brackish Water as a Resource

There's a great deal of talk and debate about the value of treating brackish water, or water that is more saline than fresh water, but not quite as saline as seawater. Brackish water can result from the mixing of seawater with fresh water, as in surface waters such as...

Austin Plan Grants Drainage Charge Discounts for Watershed Protection

Texas capital joins other areas of Southwest in dealing with alternating droughts and flooding In Texas, which experiences alternating droughts and deluges, water management issues have always been vitally important. The City of Austin Watershed Protection Department,...

Where Is the Most Water Reuse Taking Place?

Water reuse is becoming increasingly important as water scarcity becomes prevalent throughout the world. Whether it's referred to as water reuse, water recycling, water reclamation, or another name, the resulting purified wastewater can be used in many applications,...

Graphene Sieve Material Promising as Desalination Membrane

A new graphene-based material with a sievelike structure may prove to be an efficient, affordable material for desalination membranes. Scientists from the University of Manchester's National Graphene Institute developed the graphene oxide, according to the BBC. The...

Dissolved Solids and Water Purification

To make drinking water palatable, the level of dissolved substances (TDS) can't be too high, but it also can't be too low Water quality metrics are needed to ensure that surface and groundwater – common sources of water for human consumption – are free from...

Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Options

Activated sludge treatment is a time-tested wastewater treatment that uses bacteria and other microorganisms to break down organic pollutants.


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