On their mission to the moon in 1969 the Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin created arguably the most famous footprints ever. Since the time the astronauts of the Apollo 11 Mission stepped onto the surface of our satellite their footprints remain almost unchanged. And as no breath of wind will ever be able to blow them away they will be visible forever. Not quite so old but equally 'immorta ... read more >>
Wekiva River lovers rally for elusive goal — cleaner waters: Wekiva River lovers rally for elusive goal — return of unspoiled natural jewel - OrlandoSentinel.com
It shows that aquifer water flows beneath hundreds of septic tanks in Orange County neighborhoods before gushing to the surface at Wekiwa Springs. That spring water is contaminated with the stuff that septic tanks leach into the ground — nitrogen pollution — which feeds a rampant growth of algae.
The same map also depicts the small but thriving Miami Springs, which also drains into the Wekiva ... read more >>
In this segment, ATETV host Caroline Botelho tours a water desalination plant with an ATE student and learns about career opportunities in water treatment. From ATETV Episode 18. ATETV is a web-based video series and interactive network designed to connect students and professionals with careers in advanced technology. Our video series highlights ATE success stories from community colleges and AT ... read more >>
A new sheet that changes color in the presence of water mercury contaminates has been produced in Spain. The contaminates quantity could be measured using a mobile phone. ... read more >>
After a crisis, how can we tell if water is safe to drink? Current tests are slow and complex, and the delay can be deadly, as in the cholera outbreak after Haiti's earthquake in 2010. TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra previews his design for a simple tool that quickly tests water for safety -- the Water Canary.
Sonaar Luthra is the creator of Water Canary, a water-testing device that collect ... read more >>
Massachusetts health officials say people who have bought three- or five-gallon bottles of water since Nov. 1 should check them for gasoline odors. The state health department said Thursday a Massachusetts girl was treated and released at a hospital after drinking from a 5-gallon container of Poland Spring bottled water that was found to have signs of gasoline contamination. The bottle came from ... read more >>
So it’s hard to believe, perhaps, but in mid-January, just days after local officials belatedly revealed the spill to the public, a “rapid response team” sent by Greenpeace China to investigate found something even worse than the spill, the blogger Zhou Wei wrote in chinadialogue, an online magazine about China’s environment. Greenpeace found that the fast pace of water consumption by coal and ch ... read more >>
Assessment of Biosorption Activated Media Under Roadside Swales for the Removal of Phosphorus from Stormwater
This article deals with the treatment of highway runoff for the removal phosphorus species using biosorption activated media. A discussion pertaining to a treatment and reuse system is also presented. ... read more >>
When the faucet is turned on, you expect the water to be safe to drink. If it comes from the county system, the water that comes out of the faucet has been tested and meets safety standards. However, everyone does not receive water from a municipal source. There are many private wells in the area. The owners of these wells expect the water pumped out of the ground to be safe to drink. The owner o ... read more >>