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

Tapping Energy From Fatbergs

Tapping Energy From Fatbergs

Fatbergs, massive accretions of grease and debris, are a big problem in sewers, but decentralized and sustainable solutions have been proposed It weighed as much as a blue whale and was even longer, but Londoners didn't realize it was lurking beneath their streets...

Study: Anaerobic Digestion Reduces Microplastics in Sludge

Study: Anaerobic Digestion Reduces Microplastics in Sludge

Anaerobic digestion can help remove microplastics -- a large cause of water pollution -- during the sewage treatment process Microplastics, or tiny fragments of plastic, include microbeads, the plastic pellets present in thousands of household and personal care...

Beer Breaks Barriers in Public Perception of Wastewater Recycling

Beer Breaks Barriers in Public Perception of Wastewater Recycling

Medium-scale wastewater reuse is a perfect fit for beverage bottlers, but can beer break the ice with the public? Why would a craft beer brewery emphasize that it's made of recycled wastewater? It might seem counterintuitive, but many hope the strategy is effective at...

Study: Wastewater Use in Crop Irrigation Higher Than Thought

Study: Wastewater Use in Crop Irrigation Higher Than Thought

While many farmers around the world rely on wastewater for their crops, the practice can be dangerous without proper treatment and management A recent study reveals that the amount of water originating from urban wastewater used for crop irrigation around the world is...

What Is Water Scarcity?

What Is Water Scarcity?

Whether it's from drought or lack of access, more than a billion people around the world don't have enough clean water Acute drought conditions and dwindling natural water resources are focusing more attention on what continues to be a worldwide problem: a lack of...

What Is Energy Recovery?

What Is Energy Recovery?

Processes like incineration and anaerobic digestion not only provide sources of energy, but they also reduce waste volume The term "energy recovery" often is applied only to a narrow number of methods for converting wastes into energy, when in fact it applies to a...

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