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Decentralized Water Treatment and Local Water Shortages

Decentralized Water Treatment and Local Water Shortages

MIT researchers conclude that alternative approaches to water planning can alleviate urban water supply issues quickly and inexpensively Urban areas around the world are expanding rapidly as the global population increases and people are moving to cities at a fast...

Report: Circular Economy Offers Solutions to Water Shortages Worldwide

Report: Circular Economy Offers Solutions to Water Shortages Worldwide

A shift to a circular economy could help save more than 400 billion m3 of water every year While oceans cover more than two-thirds of our planet, only 2.5% of all water on earth is fresh water. With billions of humans seeking water for their personal, agricultural,...

Solutions for Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water

Solutions for Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water

Arsenic, a metalloid element, is found in many naturally occurring compounds. In its inorganic form, arsenic is toxic. Arsenic occurs naturally in some groundwater supplies worldwide, including in the drinking water supplies in parts of Taiwan, Japan, Bangladesh, and...

U.S. Utilities Increasing Water Reuse Investment

U.S. Utilities Increasing Water Reuse Investment

Decreased technology costs are prompting more municipal water utilities in the United States to invest in new water reuse infrastructure. In fact, a new forecast projects more than $18 billion in water reuse and desalination projects are on tap...

Water Treatment Membrane Coating Promises Chemical-Free Virus Removal

Water Treatment Membrane Coating Promises Chemical-Free Virus Removal

A novel material coating for water treatment membranes promises to improve the removal of water-borne viruses during treatment. This hydrogel coating, known as a zwitterionic polymer hydrogel, was created by scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the...

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