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New system of wastewater treatment could reduce the size of treatment plants by half

...da ( Universidad de Granada ) have come up with a wastewater treatment system which has three clear advantages ...e included a biological processes section in their wastewater treatment plant, which could make it possible to separate water from active mud by a membrane filtra...

Study finds contaminated water reaching Florida's offshore keys

...al Protection Agency, said the installation of new wastewater management systems such as centralized collection and advanced wastewater treatment facilities, as recommended by the Water Quality Protection Program (WQPP) for the Florida ...

Plastic that grows on trees

...benefit: It is reusable, thus produces none of the wastewater in other methods that convert fructose to HMF. Metal chlorides belong to a class of ionic-liquid-soluble materials called halides, which in general work well for converting fructose to HMF, Zhang said but not so well when glucose is the initial st...

Pointing a finger at the source of fecal bacteria

...can enter watersheds from specific sources such as wastewater treatment outfalls, and diffuse sources such as runoff from fields where livestock waste has been applied as fertilizer. Determining the source of the bacteria is necessary to implement appropriate pollution-control practices and comply with water-qu...

Scientists concerned about effects of global warming on infectious diseases

...sity storms have exacerbated an aging drinking and wastewater infrastructure, enhanced the mixing of untreated sewage and water supplies, re-suspended pathogens from sediments and displaced large populations to temporary shelters. We are at greater risk than ever before of infectious disease associated with in...

MU researchers examine the environmental effects of silver nanoparticles

...ticles -- specifically, their potential affects on wastewater treatment systems. They have received an $84,000 g...particles interact with bacteria that are used for wastewater treatment. "Nitrifying bacteria is extremely sensitive to metal toxins and could serve as a pote...

FSU pushing boundaries with environmentally friendly community

...production during low-demand ones. An advanced wastewater treatment facility that protects groundwater by utilizing aerobic treatment units instead of traditional gravity collection systems. Such a system also would enable the treatment of effluent that then could be used within the community for agricultur...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 28, 2007

...verted to a less toxic form by treating industrial wastewater with large amounts of acid, which can foul lakes and rivers. In the current study, Bryan Bilyeu and colleagues showed that they could achieve a similar reduction in toxicity, up to 94 percent, by using natural sugars like fructose and sucrose. CON...

Bacterial response to oxidation studied as toxin barometer

...ng organisms that could be used to digest waste in wastewater treatment plants. When she noticed that the useful...eing in food processing and what we were seeing in wastewater systems. She discovered that the ubiquitous Gram negative heterotrophic bacteria were being used t...

Pioneering approach to wastewater treatment earns Stanford engineer the 2007 Stockholm Water Prize

...ring work in the design and operation of water and wastewater systems. The prize, which was announced March 22 a...ly recognized for developing relatively economical wastewater treatment processes, in particular anaerobic (oxygen-less) treatment systems that rely on complex ch...

Winner of Tyler Environmental Prize announced

...tch scientist known for his invention of anaerobic wastewater treatment and his determination to make it univers...e method yields much less residue than traditional wastewater treatment, while processing 10 to 20 times as much waste. If sewage and organic refuse in the Los ...

New Geisinger Health System building green Center for Health Research

...le a reinforcing bar of recycled steel. rain and wastewater capture. bicycle storage, showers and locker rooms for employees who bike to work. recycled materials used in construction, and recycling of construction debris. electricity provided from renewable sources. storm water runoff control features. ...

Physicists reveal water's secrets in journal Science

...ical" water, which is used to remove pollutants in wastewater and recover waste plastic in chemical recycling, Szalewicz said....

Mellow in Europe, crazy in America

...ss as livestock feed, for erosion control, and for wastewater treatmentwith plants taken from places as far apart as France, the Czech Republic and Finland. These multiple introductions, and subsequent interbreeding, create a kind of biological stacked deck: drawing on genetic variety from across the Europea...

New weather, old pipes challenge nation's water supply

...Erie ultimately had an impact on groundwater. Both wastewater management, rainfall and lake events were predictors of the potential risk. Rose also will give a talk Sunday on "Collaborating for Quality in Science-Based Risk Assessment" to propose models for coping with crises in water management before they r...

Leeches ferry infection among newts

... The Penn State researchers say fertilizer-laden wastewater from farms and other sources often causes increased growth of aquatic vegetation in ponds, providing leeches with a firmer footing. "It could lead to more leeches and create potential hotspots of disease," Raffel noted....

Microwave oven can sterilize sponges, scrub pads

... should use the microwave." Bitton, an expert on wastewater microbiology, co-authored a paper about the resear...searchers soaked sponges and scrubbing pads in raw wastewater containing a witch's brew of fecal bacteria, viruses, protozoan parasites and bacterial spores, incl...

Avian flu virus unlikely to spread through water systems

...m of H5N1 could infect people through drinking and wastewater systems. Researchers at Cornell and the U.S. Milit... exposed the virus in drinking water as well as in wastewater effluents to UV light at varying levels. The treatment was very effective in killing H5N2 at levels ...

Nalco Company and Argonne National

...growing societal need to reduce freshwater use and wastewater discharge. Under the partnership, Nalco and Argonne will develop the technology, knowledge and strategies for optimum water utilization, resulting in lower treatment costs and lessenvironmental impacts....

Phylonix awarded National Science Foundation Phase II SBIR for zebrafish screening

...ity, including directly monitoring water, soil and wastewater quality for ecotoxicity studies. However, a systematic analysis of effects in vivo in this model organism has not been performed....

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(Date:11/6/2014)... A groundbreaking paper from a team of Florida State ... how plants could adapt to and survive environmental swings ... in the latest issue of the journal The ... complex of DNA and proteins) is organized in a ... some genes are turned on and others are turned ...
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(Date:11/5/2014)... professor of biology in the UTSA College of ... nation selected to receive a two-year $300,00 National ... Research (EAGER). The funding supports President Obama,s BRAIN ... create new technology that will demystify complex brain ... in neuroscience are broken into the interactions of ...
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