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You May Be Drinking Wastewater Without Knowing It
2012-01-13 13:06:41

According to a report by the National Research Council (NRC), more Americans are drinking recycled wastewater, whether they are aware of it or not. The report said that treated wastewater poses no greater health risks than existing water supplies and in some instances may be even safer to drink. Jorg Drewes, an engineering professor at the Colorado School of Mines who contributed to the report, said it is a waste not to reuse the nation's wastewater since almost all of it is treated...

2012-01-10 23:27:19

With recent advances in technology and design, treating municipal wastewater and reusing it for drinking water, irrigation, industry, and other applications could significantly increase the nation's total available water resources, particularly in coastal areas facing water shortages, says a new report from the National Research Council. It adds that the reuse of treated wastewater, also known as reclaimed water, to augment drinking water supplies has significant potential for helping meet...

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...

Washing Machines A Source Of Potentially Harmful Ocean Microplastic Pollution
2011-12-22 05:21:54

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society´s (ACS) award-winning “Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions” podcast series discusses the discovery that household washing machines seem to be a major source of so-called “microplastic” pollution – bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than the head of a pin – that researchers now have detected on ocean shorelines worldwide. In the podcast, Mark Anthony Browne, Ph.D., explains that the...

2011-12-21 14:36:11

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series discusses the discovery that household washing machines seem to be a major source of so-called "microplastic" pollution -- bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than the head of a pin -- that researchers now have detected on ocean shorelines worldwide. In the podcast, Mark Anthony Browne, Ph.D., explains that the accumulation of microplastic debris in marine...

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...


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  • To talk saucily.
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