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Water Sustainability Blog

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

Where Is the Most Water Reuse Taking Place?

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,...

Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Options

Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Options

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

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...

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