Top 10 Industry News from July Every Water Expert Should Read
Once again, we are taking a quick look at the latest water technologies that are in the process of development, breaking out of their lives as successful lab experiments - as well as the ones that are already set up for us to try them out.
But before we dig into the world of water discoveries, here is the reminder that the Bureau of Reclamation announced that 30 innovative projects will receive the funding of a total $5.1 million to develop improved and inexpensive ways to desalinate and treat impaired water.
And here's the list of water news you should definitely not miss!
1. New Solar Steam Generation System Successfully Removes 100% of Salt from Water
Researchers have developed technology that can deliver clean water to thousands of communities worldwide. This solar steam generation system produces clean water from salty (ocean) water with almost 100 percent salt removal, thus providing a solution to water shortages in regional areas where grid electricity isn’t available.
Read more about their discovery HERE.
2. Smart Irrigation Model Predicts Rainfall to Conserve Water
A predictive model combining information about plant physiology, real-time soil conditions, and weather forecasts can help make more informed decisions about when and how much to irrigate. All this could save 40% of the water consumed by more traditional methods.
Read more about this innovative test HERE.
3. A New Technique to Concentrate a Fertilizer Produced from Wastewater
The testing was held at a pioneering plant in Switzerland because in 2016 it became the country’s first to install a stripping membrane system for nitrogen recovery.
Read more about this exciting research HERE.
4. An Analysis of Fluoride Contamination in Global Groundwater
Our contributor Dr. Amartya Kumar Bhattacharya wrote this study in aim to assess the fluoride content and its contamination around the globe, as well as methods of disposal and reuse of fluorides.
Find the white paper HERE.
5. How Can Technology from Video Games Bring Flood Risks to Life? (Video)
Through the power of visualization technology (using a tool frequently used for video game development, known as Unreal Engine ) and integration of FEMA Risk MAP data, 3D flood mapping will never be the same.
Watch the video about it HERE.
6. Composite Catalyst that Removes Pollutants from Water with an Ultrasound
Scientists have developed a wastewater treatment process that uses a common agricultural byproduct to effectively remove pollutants and environmental hormones, which are known to be endocrine disruptors.
Read more about it HERE.
7. Agriculture Sprayer and Garden Sprayer Improves Dosing of Chemicals
With this simple device, farmers report much better weed control than before. Dosing of pesticides can be more accurate, while sprayers work precisely and efficiently.
Find more information on this sustainable technology HERE.
8. Non-phosphate Cooling Water Treatment Saves Customer $5 Million
SUEZ has developed new corrosion and scale control chemistry for cooling water. E.C.O.The film, which stands for Engineered Carboxylate Oxide, relies on SUEZ’s proprietary engineered film technology to eliminate the need for phosphorus, and other anti-corrosion solutions that employ EPA priority pollutant metals.
Read the case study HERE.
9. Water Recycling Technology Demonstration System for the Japanese Space Station
Japanese water technology company is heading put to space! Whatmore, one of their previous projects was all about researching the elemental technology and treatment methods for a water recycling system to collecturine generated inside the International Space Station for recycling and processing into potable water.
Find all about it HERE.
10. Floc Forming and Particle Settling (Video Explanation)
Our friends at AET provided another simple video tutorial that is now explaining the process of flocculation and coagulation.
Watch the video HERE.
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