10 Water News Everybody's Talking About - Overview of JUNE 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. ENJOY AND DON'T FORGET TO COMMENT! Image source: Flick, By Mike Licht, Labeled as reuse New System Recovers Fresh Water From Power Plants A new system devised by MIT engineers could provide a low-cost source of drinking water for parched cities around the world while also cutting power plant operating costs. Read full article HERE Software Tool Can Show When a City’s Wastewater Treatment Will Fail Instead of real-time monitoring of the equipment conditions, Wang’s software is based on the historical data on equipment reliability to decide if the existing plant facilities are able to meet the safety requirement on wastewater treatment. Read full article HERE A New Material Capable of the Adsorption of Organic Pollutants in Water A group of University of Seville scientists has recently shown the effectiveness of two new absorbent materials capable of eliminating organic pollutants in solution in less than 24 hours. Read full article HERE Chemical-Feasting Bacteria Provide New Key for Removing 1,4-dioxane From Contaminated Water NJIT researchers find “catalyst” behind a rare bacteria’s ability to feed on and remove the contaminant 1,4-dioxane from impacted groundwater and drinking water. Read full article HERE In Desert Trials, Next-generation Water Harvester Delivers Fresh Water From Air In desert trials, UC Berkeley scientists demonstrated that their next-generation water harvester can collect drinkable water from desert air each day/night cycle, using a MOF that absorbs water during the night and, through solar heating during the day, releases it to be condensed and collected. Read full article HERE F-Sand - Cheap and Effective Water Filtration Medium BME/ChemE’s Bob Tilton and Todd Przybycien have refined the requirements of a process that turns easily accessible sand and plant materials into a cheap and effective water filtration tool. Read full article HERE Water Processing: New Method Eliminates Hormones Micropollutants Affect Worldwide Drinking Water Quality – KIT Develops Promising Method to Eliminate Hormones Read full article HERE Economical Technique Removes Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Contaminants from Public Water Systems Purdue University researchers developed a series of continuous-flow photoreactors to effectively remove chemical products and compounds from water supplies. Read full article HERE Water Use Across the United States Declines to Levels Not Seen Since 1970 Reductions in water use first observed in 2010 continue, show ongoing effort towards “efficient use of critical water resources.” Read full article HERE Google Technology Helps Flood Forecasting in India The Central Water Commission (CWC) and tech giant Google signed an agreement to share expertise on flood forecasting. Under the agreement, the CWC will have access to state-of-the-art technologies developed by Google related to artificial intelligence and geo-spatial mapping. Read full article HERE Thanks for reading! Have I missed something important? Feel free to add it in the comment section or post it directly on The Water Network!