Tag: wastewater


As fracking amongst Marcellus Shale in the northeastern part of the United States increases so does the concern over its process. Fracking is done utilizing a hydraulic fracturing process, which pumps a high-pressure mixture of water, chemicals and sand deep Read more…


Researchers found high levels of radioactivity, metals, and salts in sediments and water downstream from a Pennsylvania facility that treats fracking wastewater. Radioactivity levels downstream of the treatment plant were about 200 times higher than in surrounding areas, and concentrations Read more…


Seeds and oils from the plant that produces the loofah sponge could help purify wastewater and prevent the spread of waterborne diseases in the developing world, according to a scientist speaking today at the 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Read more…


“There is a an almost uncanny fit between India’s needs in the urban water arena, and what Israeli companies are able to offer,” so says Abraham Tenne, VP Desalination at Israel’s Water Authority following a visit last week to India. Read more…


Not many cleantech start-ups can claim a 40 million dollar deal only a year and a half after founding. But WateRevive, which was selected as one of the most promising Israeli cleantech start-ups by Calcalist newspaper in 2012, and which Read more…


Carbon emissions that go into the atmosphere are the pivot of environmental talks, and for a good reason, since they are the main cause of global warming (switching to alternative energy is one of the solutions to that). There are Read more…


For its July magazine issue, Texas Monthly took an in-depth look at the diminishing Texas water supply. The detailed cover story jumps right to the heart of the matter in the first paragraph: “As last year’s historic drought reminded us, Read more…


Water and wasterwater facilities in California, Arizona and Nevada will be enjoying the benefits of solar power thanks to a new partnership struck with Kennedy/Jenks. Water treatment is an energy-hungry method, therefore introducing clean, renewable energy can reduce its environmental Read more…


NASA has developed a system capable of growing large amounts of algae for biofuel production within a network of floating plastic bags, an innovation its developers say could ultimately produce a new fuel source. By pumping wastewater and carbon dioxide Read more…


U.S. scientists have developed a fuel cell capable of converting 13 percent of the energy found in sewage into electricity, a process that its developers say could also more efficiently treat municipal wastewater. In a report released at the annual Read more…


There are so many smart new social innovation technologies coming out to create renewable fuels and power supplies. The latest discovery is that sewage plants are being used to not only treat waste but to also generate electricity. This knowhow Read more…


When you live with 5 million other people on a relatively small island, finding ways to live more sustainably isn’t so much a luxury as a necessity. That’s why Singapore—which has the third greatest population density of any sovereign state Read more…


One of the biggest challenges in the water arena is lowering the cost of wastewater purification, which is a heavy consumer of energy. Israeli start-ups Diffusaire and Mapal have developed technologies which bring dramatic cost-savings to wastewater treatment facilities.


This is the second part of my blog on produced water (you can read the first part here) which will look at the market – the players and technologies – in some more detail. Produced water is a term used Read more…

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