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Algae Improve Wastewater Treatment Process

The addition of algae to a wastewater bioreactor has improved the treatment process to the point that it exceeds the efficacy of standard municipal water treatment methods, according to new research from Drexel University. A team of university environmental engineers...

New Polymer Promises Improved Water Treatment

A newly created polymer could improve water treatment through its ability to trap contaminants more effectively. Cornell University researchers say this porous material absorbs pollutants at rates of up to 200 times more efficiently than conventional water...

Engineers Demand EU Water Legislation Review

A new report claims that existing European Union water quality legislation imposes unreasonable wastewater quality demands on member nations, triggering more energy and chemical use, and causing more greenhouse gas emissions. The report, "Catchment Management in the...

Reclaimed Water Will Help Meet Taiwan’s Industrial Needs

Taiwan industrialists have been pressing government officials to adopt water reuse in order to ensure a stable water supply in the future. Water demand already is high across the island nation, but industry -- particularly electronics manufacturing -- will continue to...

What Is Adsorption?

Adsorption is a process widely used for all sorts of water treatment, but what exactly is it? The term is used to describe the adhesion of a thin layer of molecules to the surfaces of liquids or solids they come in contact with. Adsorption is widely used in drinking...

Urban Biorefinieries Could Treat Waste, Produce Green Power

The population of the world is increasing, and with more people living in cities -- a projected 70 percent of the world's population by 2050 -- people will need more energy and produce more waste. Scientists worldwide are working on projects to transform municipal...

What Is Percolation?

When you think of percolation, making coffee might immediately come to mind, but the term is used to describe several types of water phenomena. Percolation is a natural phenomenon scientists and water managers can calculate and use to ensure surface and groundwater...

What Is Tartaric Stabilization?

Tartaric stabilization is a process used in beverage manufacturing. What does it do? And how does it do it? Winemakers use the process to help prevent the formation of tartrate crystals or "wine diamonds" in wine bottles. Although the crystals are tasteless, many...

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