ArchivesCategory: Science

27Nov

Drinking water can come from many different places. The primary sources of the water that goes through the pipes of your home most commonly derive from two main sources. Groundwater from underneath the Earth’s surface comes from aquifers, which are rocks with pores, voids and cracks that store and transmit water. Surface water is more […]Continue Reading

16Nov

When the water crisis of Flint, Mich., hit national headlines in 2015, U.S. water quality became a topic of national conversation. But as recent research shows, Michigan isn’t the only state dealing with dangerous water. The study revealed that from 1982 to 2015, between nine and 45 million Americans received water from a source that violated the Safe Drinking […]Continue Reading

16Nov

Across the country, the levels of perfluorochemical (PFC) contamination have reached serious levels. Millions of Americans drink PFC-laced water. Whether we know it or not, these unregulated chemicals have silently slipped into most of our groundwater and drinking water sources. PFCs are linked to many dangerous health effects, posing a risk to humans as well as the environment […]Continue Reading

19Oct

Agriculture and farming is an important and necessary means of survival and is pervasive in the environment we live in today. Without agriculture, there would likely be a scarcity of food throughout the world. For thousands of years, many farmers relied on natural fertilizers like fish, manure, or ground bones. This natural agricultural process didn’t […]Continue Reading

18Oct

With the growing number of contaminants found in our water, understanding the different types of water filtration is more important than ever. The delicate interplay between regulation and political and industrial pressure, as well as the ever-changing quality of water due to weather and environmental factors, make it critical for homes and businesses to protect […]Continue Reading

20Sep

Wastewater Treatment Challenges in Food Processing and Agriculture https://www.multipure.com/purely-social/2018/09/wastewater-treatment-challenges-food-processing-agriculture/ Rice U Develops System To Remove Water Contaminants https://www.multipure.com/purely-social/2018/09/rice-u-develops-system-remove-water-contaminants/Continue Reading

20Sep

Engineer Qilin Li at Rice University’s lab is building a treatment system that can be tuned to selectively pull toxins from wastewater from factories, sewage systems and oil and gas wells, as well as drinking water. The researchers said their technology will cut costs and save energy compared to conventional systems. “Traditional methods to remove […]Continue Reading

20Sep

Wastewater generated from food production and agricultural activities is a major source of environmental pollution. It is also among the most difficult and costly waste to manage because food processing wastewater can contain large quantities of nutrients, organic carbon, nitrogenous organics, inorganics, suspended and dissolved solids, and it has high biochemical and chemical oxygen demands. […]Continue Reading

19Sep

Plastic has become an essential feature of human life. From the bottles we use to the clothing we wear — plastic is everywhere. Since plastic was first introduced in the 1950s, humans have produced over eight billion metric tons of plastic. Annually, we continue to produce millions of tons of plastic, most of which are single-use […]Continue Reading

18Sep

About 15 million households in America depend upon water from private wells for drinking, cleaning, bathing, and cooking. While people who live within the limits of a city or a town, and have their water supplied by the municipality, know that their water is subject to strict environmental guidelines, the same is not true of private wells. […]Continue Reading