ArchivesCategory: Science

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

07Aug

Greater efficiency and innovation are considered the primary areas of development for the water and wastewater treatment equipment market. Diminishing freshwater reserves puts additional pressure on governments to meet the cumulative demand for uninterrupted water supply. Different types of instruments are used at different stages of water treatment. Manufacturers are focused on developing innovative and […]Continue Reading

13Jul

Recent headlines about water quality have grabbed the nation’s attention and left many wondering what they can do to protect their homes and families. While there are instances of cancer-causing chemicals in tap water, the good news is that filtration systems can keep chemical water pollution out of your home. Several carcinogens commonly find their […]Continue Reading

11Jul

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for oil and natural gas extraction is a highly controversial mining process. Both fracking supporters and opponents passionately plead their case. Those in favor of fracking claim the practice is a safe and environmentally sound way of extracting fossil fuels. Those opposed claim fracking is a dangerous procedure that compromises the area’s drinking […]Continue Reading

18Jun

This guide covers the most common disinfection byproducts (DBP) and how they get into the water. Here, we’ll inform you of the potential risks posed by various disinfection byproducts — and more importantly, the simple actions you can take to avoid the potential consequences of consuming these byproducts. With this guide, you can learn how […]Continue Reading

10Jan

Since the water crisis of Flint, Mich., the nation has been more interested in its water quality than ever before in — but people are more nervous than ever, as well. When most people hear the words “total dissolved solids” in the context of water, they instantly assume the worst. Even water companies often label total dissolved solids (TDS) […]Continue Reading

22Jan

The water emergency of Flint, Michigan has affected thousands of men, women, and children, exposing them to massive levels of lead contamination among any other potentially dangerous contaminants in the water. And although for these Michigan residents, this was unforeseen on the individual level, at Multipure we know that one of the best ways to […]Continue Reading