Source: WaterWorld
Earth Day 2013 was about creating awareness about the importance of caring for our planet and being good stewards of our natural resources. The water treatment industry today offers consumers solutions to help ensure safe drinking water for themselves while showing their sensitivity to the environment.

Source: Business Wire
Cabot Corporation announces that the Board of its joint venture carbon black company, Cabot Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (CMSB), has decided to cease carbon black production at its Port Dickson, Malaysia, facility by the end of July 2013. Customer shipments from the plant are expected to continue for a period of time after production has been shut down. Cabot holds a 51 percent equity share in CMSB.

Cabot Corporation announces that Cabot Norit Activated Carbon entered into a contract to provide its DARCO® Hg family of activated carbon products to a large power generator in the U.S. The contract is valued at up to $20 million and will allow the major utility to meet stringent state regulations for mercury emissions.

Researchers use a new solar-powered nano filter that can remove harmful antibiotics from any water body using only the sun for energy.The extracted medication can then be processed for reuse.

A pilot test of the use of membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology for treatment of wastewater from the Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim oil processing complex and other enterprises around Ufa in Bashkortostan, Russia, has been launched by GE and Russian oil company Bashneft.

The Poughkeepsies' Joint Water Board today voted unanimously to move forward with an upgrade, now estimated to cost $18 million, that will reduce levels of a chemical group found at high levels in at least two local water districts and threatening others

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Source: EBR
US-based energy industry services provider NAES announced that its subsidiary NAES Power Contractors has secured a contract from a firm located in Midwest to install air quality control systems at its coal-fired plant.

Under the contract, the company will install a new Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) system and an Activated Carbon Injection (ACI) system at a coal-fired generating station.

Source: The Calgary Journal    by Kathrine Camarta
The federal and provincial governments invested more than a million dollars in 2012 to help promote the biochar industry in Alberta.

But commercialization in the province is still a long way off.

Biochar is a form of charcoal made from organic wastes—usually from agricultural or forestry discards. It's produced through pyrolysis, a burning process that takes place in a low oxygen environment.

The Van der Knaap Group of Companies has uncovered plans to expand its business in processing and marketing of coco peat from coconut husks into high value horticultural substrates in the Philippines for export.