10 Water News Everybody's Talking About - February Overview of News You Can't Afford to Miss!
For all busy water experts, who have tight schedule but need to stay up-to-date with the latest events and updates from the industry - here is a list to keep you going!
An overview of the most important news from water sector.
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- New Water Contamination Sensor Could Be Revolutionary
An almost certainly revolutionary technology has emerged from UW-Milwaukee’s Water Technology Accelerator, in what might be seen as a product of serendipity or inspired intellectual curiosity.
Read full article: http://bit.ly/2Fmp8Lw
- Scientists found an alternative to water chlorination
Researchers of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) have developed a unique device for complex water purification that can improve or, in some cases, replace disinfection with chlorine.
Read full article: http://bit.ly/2HCle24
- New, Low-Cost Tool for Detecting Bacteria in Food and Water
Food scientist Lili He and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have developed a new, rapid and low-cost method for detecting bacteria in water or a food sample.
Read full article: http://bit.ly/2E6DcrS
- Tiny Membrane Makes Sydney Harbour "Drinkable"
Using their own specially designed form of graphene, 'Graphair', CSIRO scientists have supercharged water purification, making it simpler, more effective and quicker.
Read full article: http://bit.ly/2Fmcg8q
- Wastewater Treatment Plants Could Generate Electricity
Researchers of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania are working on improving the efficiency of microbial fuel cells (MFC) by using modified graphite felt. Primary results show that the new MFC can generate 20 percent higher voltage than usual cells.
Read full article: http://bit.ly/2G6PFvJ
- The Largest Desalination Plant for Industrial Use in the Mediterranean, in Sardinia (Italy)
ACCIONA Agua has completed construction of a desalination plant that will provide high-quality demineralised water to the Sarlux refinery (part of the Italian energy group Saras Spa), located in Sarroch, near Cagliari, in Sardinia (Italy).
Read full article: http://bit.ly/2Dstqzk
- Using Satellite Imagery to Assess Impacts of Soil and Water Conservation Measures
Combining data on the timing and intensity of soil and water conservation interventions in select Ethiopian watersheds from 2009 to 2016 with a pixel-level panel of vegetative cover and soil moisture data derived from satellite imagery makes it possible to assess the biophysical impacts of such measures using a difference-in-differences specification.
Read full article: http://bit.ly/2sj16yv
- Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Desalination: A Guide to Impacts, Monitoring, and Management
A major operational challenge facing the industry is also expanding globally – the phenomena termed harmful algal blooms or HABs. Read and download full report.
Read full article: http://bit.ly/2G71YIm
- Flood Disaster Prevention: Lessons From Tokyo
One of the few regions in the world that has taken significant steps to address the risk of flooding is the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.
Read full article: http://bit.ly/2DAfFig
- Simple, Easy-to-use Method to Break Down Pollutants in Water
Chemists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have found out how stubborn pollutants in water can be disintegrated easily and cost-effectively.
Read full article: http://bit.ly/2G2K61f
+ SPECIAL MENTION: How Most Bottled-water Advertising Campaigns Target a Deep Psychological Vulnerability
A fear of dying plays a role in people buying bottled water, even though they know it may not be good for them or the planet, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
Read full article: http://bit.ly/2EHeD5d
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