Latest Wastewater Stories

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....

2012-07-19 13:43:41

Possible sources include sewer overflows, septic tanks A new study finds elevated levels of caffeine at several sites in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Oregon–though not necessarily where researchers expected. This study is the first to look at caffeine pollution off the Oregon coast. It was developed and conducted by Portland State University master's student Zoe Rodriguez del Rey and her faculty adviser Elise Granek, assistant professor of Environmental Science and...

2012-06-15 23:02:59

LNR Industries announces the patented "A" Clamp Sewer Line Vent Clamping System that secures riser and cleanout pipes to the discharge pipe with a strong action that eliminates ground water infiltration. This low cost, easy to install clamp can save thousands of dollars in wastewater treatment every year in northern areas that experience damaged vent pipes caused by cold winter temperatures. Newfane, NY (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 Every homeowner in the northeast knows the damage cold weather can...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.