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ABB wins contract to support Sydney Water infrastructure project

Sustainability Matters

July 15, 2021

ABB has been awarded a contract for a range of drive and motor products and services as part of Sydney Water’s Prospect South to Macarthur (ProMac) water and wastewater infrastructure project. With Greater Sydney’s population expected to reach ~8 million by 2036, the city’s existing water network will be stretched beyond capacity. Via the ProMac project, Sydney Water will upgrade and

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Clean wash water ensures sustainable operations for Circular Plastics Australia (PET)

Australia is on a mission to solve its plastics waste issues. The first National Plastics Summit in March 2020 brought leaders from government, business and community sectors together to ensure Australia forms a united front to solve the country’s plastics waste issues. Circular Plastics Australia (PET) is leading the charge with the construction of a world-class recycling facility in NSW. The

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Waste Management & Recycling, Water Quality & Water Pollution


ACT suburb required customised solution for potable water tank

Eductors can be a game changer when it comes to mixing liquids in suspension because they can eliminate the need for mechanical devices. But, finding the right eductor that’s suitable for large tanks can be challenging so that’s where a bespoke designed and manufactured eductor solution may be required. The developer of a new residential area in the ACT required custom designed and manufactured

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Maxwells H2O Services joins HydroChem

HydroChem has announced the acquisition of Cairns-based water treatment company Maxwells H2O Services, a specialist in commercial and industrial water treatment throughout Far North Queensland (FNQ) and Papua New Guinea (PNG). The acquisition is a strategic investment as HydroChem continues to expand its regional footprint. The Maxwells H2O Services deal follows the purchase of Tasmanian service

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Parasite discovery tackles wastewater foam

La Trobe University researchers have discovered a way to kill a bacterium that causes foaming in wastewater treatment facilities. The strategy could pave the way to solving a costly and hazardous problem encountered by wastewater treatment plants globally. Discussing the research findings, published in Nature Microbiology, Associate Professor Steve Petrovski explained that wastewater treatment

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Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity, Water Quality & Water Pollution


Green power for major SA water pipeline

Sustainability Matters

April 27, 2021

In pursuit of a zero-cost energy future, more than 7300 solar panels are now powering one of SA Water’s major drinking water pipelines between the River Murray and Barossa Valley. The large solar array is installed at the second pump station on the Swan Reach to Stockwell Pipeline, and will reduce SA Water’s operating costs in the delivery of clean, safe drinking water from the Swan Reach Water

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Corn by-product used to clean water

Sustainability Matters

April 27, 2021

US researchers have found a way of recycling the by-product of corn and turning it into a material that helps clean water. About half the harvest — stalks, leaves, husks and cobs — remains as waste after the kernels have been stripped from the cobs. These leftovers, known as corn stover, have few commercial or industrial uses aside from burning. A study by the University of

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Agriculture & Food, Water Quality & Water Pollution


When you think climate change, you need to think about water

GreenBiz Group

April 23, 2021

When you think climate change, you need to think about water Melody Waintal Fri, 04/23/2021 - 00:05 With nearly a half its land lying below sea level, the Netherlands knows a lot about water and how to make sure a city’s infrastructure is resilient to it, particularly flood risks and freshwater supply. Arcadis, a Dutch engineering firm, is applying that knowledge to cities around the

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Environment & Climate, Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Water Quality & Water Pollution