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Water Sustainability Blog

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

Fighting Saltwater Intrusion Into Groundwater Supplies

Fighting Saltwater Intrusion Into Groundwater Supplies

As freshwater supplies around the world diminish, human intervention is needed to protect existing sources to slow the onset of water scarcity. One ongoing struggle is to preserve the water in underground aquifers, which cities often rely on for drinking water. Intrusion of saltwater into these...

Effective Waste-to-Energy Processes for Treating Challenging Effluents

Waste-to-energy is an important technology that can help companies become more sustainable not only by reducing waste volume, but also by producing gas that can be reused at the plant or used for generating electricity, which can offset operational costs and even be sold back to the grid. While...

What Is Activated Carbon?

What Is Activated Carbon?

You may have heard of activated carbon, but what is it and how is it used in water and wastewater treatment? Put simply, activated carbon is charcoal that has been treated to increase its adsorptive properties. Centuries ago, the ancient Hindus and Egyptians used carbon for drinking water...


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