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Smart pipe coating could remove mercury from water

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March 17, 2022

Flinders University researchers have developed a smart polymer coating for PVC pipes that is designed to absorb mercury out of the water passing through them. Derived from low-cost chemicals from oil refining and other sources, the coating can also prevent metal corrosion and solvent damage of plastic PVC pipes, as well as preventing acid and water damage of concrete surfaces. Additionally, it is able to be

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A 'greener' way to clean wastewater treatment filters

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March 13, 2022

Membrane filters don’t require much energy to purify water, making them popular for wastewater treatment. However, to keep the filters in good condition, they’re commonly cleaned with strong chemicals which can sometimes destroy the membranes in the process. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have developed reusable nanoparticle catalysts that incorporate

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Solar-powered method for inexpensive desalination

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February 17, 2022

There has been plenty of research into finding ways to desalinate seawater or brackish water with solar, but many have run into expensive problems with fouling of equipment caused by salt build-up. Now, a team of researchers at MIT and in China has come up with a solution to the problem of salt accumulation — and in the process developed a desalination system that is claimed to be both more efficient and less

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Solar-powered method for inexpensive desalination

Sustainability Matters

February 17, 2022

There has been plenty of research into finding ways to desalinate seawater or brackish water with solar, but many have run into expensive problems with fouling of equipment caused by salt build-up. Now, a team of researchers at MIT and in China has come up with a solution to the problem of salt accumulation — and in the process developed a desalination system that is claimed to be both more efficient and less

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Water scarcity may spur improvements at manufacturing facilities

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January 18, 2022

Now a new study from Penn State and UCLA has discovered that companies that use water in their manufacturing processes may actually pivot to become efficient and more eco-friendly when water becomes increasingly scarce during times of drought. The researchers — including Suvrat Dhanorkar and Suresh Muthulingam from Penn State and Charles Corbett from UCLA — found in their study that

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15% in energy savings and 20% improvement in production efficiency

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December 21, 2021

A leading provider of water and wastewater services and solutions recently built a state-of-the-art water treatment facility on the Sorrento coast, Italy. Their aim was to reuse the recovered material for industrial or irrigation purpose. Learn how you can optimise your water treatment processes and energy consumption for the benefit of the local community and the environment.

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Enabling a water-sensitive city

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November 25, 2021

The population of Greater Sydney is expected to grow to eight million by 2056, and by 2060 an additional 180 billion litres of water will be required to meet growth demands. Climate change also means that the frequency, distribution, intensity and duration of climate-related events pose potential risks to water supply. To meet the demands of a growing population and ensure a secure water supply for

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Enabling a water-sensitive city

Sustainability Matters

November 25, 2021

The population of Greater Sydney is expected to grow to eight million by 2056, and by 2060 an additional 180 billion litres of water will be required to meet growth demands. Climate change also means that the frequency, distribution, intensity and duration of climate-related events pose potential risks to water supply. To meet the demands of a growing population and ensure a secure water supply for

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