Wastewater treatment technology market expected to double

The volumes of wastewater — as well as the market for industrial water treatment technologies — are both expected to rise, according to a recent report from The United Nations World Water Assessment Programme, The United Nations World Water Development … Continue reading

A perspective on EPA’s Waters of the U.S. regulation

You have undoubtedly heard of the controversy concerning the regulatory redefinition of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Army and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It relates to the extent … Continue reading

Activated carbon options

Because industrial wastewater operators face regulations and many contaminants in their work, making treatment and compliance challenging, activated carbon has been an effective treatment option for years and can be used to remove contaminants from wastewater streams. To read the … Continue reading

Reducing water consumption using Filtration and RO

Because water is an increasingly valuable resource across the globe, the treatment and reuse of water, which was once used and discarded, are becoming more and more necessary — and more and more profitable. When a global leader in beer … Continue reading

Coal-to-chemical wastewater reuse

In recycling processes, wastewater has higher levels of salts and organic contaminants than freshwater sources, thus presenting a challenge to both ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) systems. For coal-to-chemical wastewater reuse, high levels of organics in the feedwater will … Continue reading

US students win water prize; NewAge Industries is landfill-free; Rockwell names board chairman

Two U.S. high school students, Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe of Manhasset, N.Y., have won the world’s most prestigious competition for water-related research for their novel approach to detect and purify water contaminated with bacteria. Chang and Thorpe were awarded … Continue reading

A review of the ‘Rethink Reuse’ issue

Through April and the beginning of May, the Water Technology team took advantage of many great opportunities to leave the office and meet readers. We also talked with clients who help us provide our magazine and digital content to our … Continue reading

Distillation for hydraulic fracturing flowback treatment

Distillation for hydraulic fracturing flowback treatment: Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) injects a high-pressure water and sand mixture underground to crack rock. It frees natural gas or oil trapped in rock, most commonly shale. Shale formations are generally 4,000 to 14,000 feet … Continue reading

Mining water management for reduced environmental impact

The management of mining water is a critical environmental concern. Mining is an essential function because of all the valuable products it produces, including precious metals and gems, bulk minerals like bauxite and limestone, important refineable metal products, and coal. … Continue reading

Proposed White House budget slashes scientific funding

President Donald Trump’s proposed $1.15 trillion budget for fiscal year 2018 makes defense spending a priority with a $54 billion increase over last year, but delivers huge cuts to science, according to Science News. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will … Continue reading