By official estimates, India has facilities to treat 18% of the 33,200m litres of sewage its cities produce every day. In fact, it treats only 13%, because of shortages of power, water and technical expertise in its sewage plants. These figures may underestimate the problem: measuring the output of 700m Indians who have no access to a toilet is tricky. But it is enough to suggest why most Indian ... read more >>
The design criteria for ECD’s new sophisticated chlorine sensor were high accuracy with a minimal maintenance requirement. Constant head flow control, automatic pH compensation and a rugged amperometric Cl2 sensor keep maintenance to a minimum with unsurpassed accuracy and performance.
The FCA-22’s constant head flow control device (CFD) maintains the optimum water flow past the sensor over a w ... read more >>
The EPCOR power plant uses a million gallons of water a day, but the majority of it eventually ends up back in the aquifer, says the facility’s operations manager and plant manager.
The Tribune toured the EPCOR facility last week, where Geoff Wagner and Brian Topping explained how the plant works, how much water is used, how much of that water goes back into the environment, and how much of it ... read more >>
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to make sure that curbing global warming doesn't contaminate drinking water.
In its first regulations on the burial of carbon dioxide underground, the EPA seeks to protect drinking water from the gas behind the bubbles in carbonated beverages. The fledgling technology is critical to reducing carbon dioxide released into the air from power plants.
Th ... read more >>
LOS ANGELES, Jul 16, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has made a grant of US$100,000 to Community Water and Ecological Sanitation Care (CWESC) to provide 10 impoverished communities within Ghana's Wa West and Gemoa East districts with potable water and proper sanitation essential to eliminating debilitating diseases associated with contaminated water. The grant is the thir ... read more >>
Drought-stricken Cyprus is unable to distribute a shipment of water from Greece directly to households because it smells bad, authorities said on Wednesday.
A tanker containing 40,000 cubic metres of water has been anchored off the parched Mediterranean island's south coast for two weeks awaiting completion of the infrastructure needed to bring it onshore.
The Cypriot agriculture ministry s ... read more >>
Comparison of hypoxia among four river-dominated ocean margins: The Yangtze, Mississippi, Pearl, and Rhône rivers
We examined the occurrence of seasonal hypoxia (O2 ... read more >>
"You can't leave the ocean to take care of itself," says a surfer interviewed in the remarkable film "Hawaii: Message in the Waves". "One of the saddest signs of the times for me is seeing what the dolphins are playing with." The toys that she is talking about are the detritus of our consumer society; the plastic bags, briefly used, thrown away and now clogging up our oceans. Across the world mor ... read more >>
The S.W.D.T a new portable water purifier could fight against disease and mortality in the Third World.
The Solar Water Disinfecting Tarpaulin (SWDT) -- a new portable water purifier -- could be a major step forward in the fight against disease and mortality in the Third World.
Eric Olsen, a San Francisco-based architect and the inventor of the SWDT believes the product could help eradicate the scourge of polluted water which the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate claims over 1.5 million l ... read more >>
Whitianga could become the first place in New Zealand to directly recycle its wastewater for drinking. Re-using treated water from the town's new $22.7 million wastewater treatment plant is an option being considered by a focus group trying to find the best way to dispose of water from the plant.
The facility, on the southwestern outskirts of the Coromandel Peninsula town, began full operations ... read more >>