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Bush approves water recovery bill

Posted By Waterlover in Planning and Management

The bill signed by President Bush directs the Interior Department to assess the feasibility of recovering and cleaning up the millions of gallons of water that are reinjected into the ground or disposed of during oil and gas development.

The water's fate has become contentious as natural gas development has increased in the Rockies. Large volumes of water are pumped out during coal-bed methane -

Without water vapor, imagine frozen seas and brutal cold

Posted By Waterlover in Hydrology

Thanks to water vapor, the average temperature of Earth is about 57 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, removing water vapor from the atmosphere would reduce the average temperature of Earth to 0 degrees. The oceans would be frozen! -

Untapped Energy From Oil Flare-offs Can Be Used To Release Water Locked In Gypsum

Posted By Kaveh in Miscellaneous

Gypsum, a rocky mineral is abundant in desert regions where fresh water is usually in very short supply but oil and gas fields are common. Peter van der Gaag of the Holland Innovation Team, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has hit on the idea of using the untapped energy from oil and gas flare-off to release the water locked in gypsum. -

System for Treating Flue Gas Desulfurisation Scrubber Wastewater

Posted By macy in Water Quality

Scrubbers are used in U.S. power plants to meet emissions standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Flue gas systems frequently use limestone-forced-oxidation (LSFO) scrubbers to convert SO2 in the flue gas to gypsum, which can be sold for wallboard manufacturing, cement additive, or agricultural applications, thus turning a waste stream into a usable resource.

The prope -

Our Towns - Putting Water Ahead of Natural Gas

Posted By teddyRIO in Planning and Management

A large chunk of that area is the 2,000-square-mile watershed where New York City gets its water, which comes unfiltered through the city's reservoirs and aqueducts to nine million people, or roughly half the state's residents. That raises the obvious questions: Should there be gas drilling in the watershed and, if so, can it be done without imperiling the federal waiver that has allowed New York -

Water research worries drillers, ranchers

Posted By teddyRIO in Water Quality

A paper published by University of Wyoming researchers has some oil and gas companies in the Powder River Basin worried about water discharge permits and some Wyoming ranchers worried the water they have been using for years will no longer be considered safe for livestock to drink.

The UW bulletin summarizes how 11 common contaminants found in ground water are metabolized by livestock and wild -

In Kenya slum, sun and sewage equals progress

Posted By Waterlover in Water Quality

The stench rising from a fly infested sewage ditch is worsened by the scorching sun. But for some enterprising residents, it's the smell of progress.

People in Nairobi's Kibera slum are surviving soaring food and fuel prices and poor sanitation by harnessing the power of two things they have in plenty: sewage and sunshine.

Some have helped construct a network of public latrines that recycle -

Dry water makes storage a gas

Posted By kevesha in Miscellaneous

Chemists in the UK have developed a way to convert methane gas into a solid that looks like granulated sugar - making it easier to store.

Professor Andrew Cooper and his colleagues at the University of Liverpool have found that they can trap methane in a material made of silica and water, called 'dry water'.

They report their findings in Nature News.

Methane is seen as a viable alternati -

Natural gas rush will come at expense of NYC's water

Posted By teddyRIO in Water Quality

In the recent oil rush film "There Will Be Blood," early 20th century speculators go door to door and offer struggling landowners money in exchange for the right to drill through the ground and reap the riches that flow underneath.

About 100 miles north of New York City, in the watershed from which 9 million New Yorkers get their drinking water, a similar scene is being played out right now. A -