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2012-09-12 02:23:50

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced a $35-million renewable energy project for the City of Wilmington, Del., which will feature a first-of-its-kind facility that converts two sources of biogas into power and heat for the city's wastewater treatment plant. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071030/AQTU029LOGO) The project is part of a city-wide initiative to decrease energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, a program that has also...

2012-08-29 06:21:52

SANFORD, Fla., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxWest Environmental Systems (www.maxwestenergy.com) today announced the mechanical completion and successful start-up of its second generation gasification technology, the MaxWest Biosolids Gasification System. MaxWest is a biosolids management and renewable energy company with a commercial process to convert wastewater residuals ("biosolids") into clean energy, creating long-term, sustainable solutions for municipal and commercial wastewater...

2012-08-13 15:10:04

Engineers at Oregon State University have made a breakthrough in the performance of microbial fuel cells that can produce electricity directly from wastewater, opening the door to a future in which waste treatment plants not only will power themselves, but will sell excess electricity. The new technology developed at OSU can now produce 10 to 50 more times the electricity, per volume, than most other approaches using microbial fuel cells, and 100 times more electricity than some....

2012-07-24 06:22:31

FARMINGTON, Conn., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As global water scarcity becomes a topic of increasing concern, nations will turn to water new treatment solutions to provide the most necessary natural resource to their populations, including technologies such as activated carbon, desalination, and wastewater treatment and reuse. Companies in this field stand to gain immensely by positioning themselves ahead of the market, rather than following in its wake. With premium research from...

2012-05-22 02:23:16

WORCESTER, Mass., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTCBB: TMEN) (www.thermoenergy.com) has announced that it will be deploying a ThermoEnergy ARP(TM) (Ammonia Recovery Process) system at an award-winning biogas production plant outside of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The ARP system will be owned and operated by ThermoEnergy and its partner in the Netherlands, ProfiNutrients BV. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/CL50460LOGO ) The ARP system will be used...

EPA On The Wrong Side Of Green Groups Over Coal Ash Rules
2012-04-09 09:13:32

An alliance of environmental groups is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to push forward with new coal ash standards that it had proposed after a massive and expensive 2008 oil spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Fossil Plant. The group, comprised of EarthJustice, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Integrity Project, and others, filed a lawsuit against the EPA last Thursday (April 5) because the agency failed to act on the proposal it had made years...

2012-03-27 13:59:33

Bacteria could be exploited to recapture dwindling phosphate reserves from wastewater according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin this week. Phosphorus — in the form of phosphate - is essential for all living things as a component of DNA and RNA and its role in cellular metabolism. Around 38 million tons of phosphorus are extracted each year from rock. Most of this extracted phosphorus goes into the production of fertilizers...

2012-01-02 08:00:00

The Social Network Life-Sciences.net features the latest scientific publications in the Environmental Sciences. The most recently featured articles deal with degradation of polymer shopping bags in the gastrointestinal fluids of sea turtles and options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during wastewater treatment for agricultural use. These as well as all other articles are now available on a new mobile website. (PRWEB) January 02, 2012 The Environmental Sciences Social Network...

2011-11-21 10:50:14

Calcinor GROUP, Neiker-Tecnalia and Gaiker-IK4, develop a system for reuse, with health guarantees, sludge from wastewater. Apply lime to sanitize sludge from sewage treatment plants and permit their use in agriculture with full guarantee for food security. The water treatment consists of removing the pollution of the same water for the same or better quality. In this process, which takes place in wastewater treatment plants, a sludge is originated which are governed by specific...

2011-11-14 23:40:45

What do geology and textiles have in common? More than you might think. Since the 1980s, coastal, ocean and hydraulic engineers have been reinforcing coastlines and cleaning up contaminated water from dredge materials and other sludges and slurries with a revolutionary fabric that combines the strength of certain textiles with geoscientific know-how. So far, geotubes have been an integral tool in protecting our delicate coastlines; however, the relative infancy of the innovation leaves many...