Source: R&D
An inexpensive new material made of clay and papaya seeds removes harmful metals from water and could lower the cost of providing clean water to millions of people in the developing world, scientists are reporting. Their study on this “hybrid clay” appears in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

The focus of the upgraded treatment process is a new clarification process called Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF), which removes naturally occurring matter from the city’s reservoir system, prior to filtration.

Source: GeorgetwonPatch
It took about 15 years and 40 permits, but the first of six odor-scrubbing facilities is officially working to clean sewer gas odor from the air along the C&O Canal next to Fletcher's Boathouse.

Source: globalpost
The Seoul municipal government is considering exporting its tap water as part of efforts to promote its high-quality drinking water, officials told Yonhap newswire Monday.

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.

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.

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After many years of planning and just over 12 months of construction, the new $3m Braidwood water treatment plant is nearing completion. Over the past few weeks, the principal contractor has been putting the finishing touches to the works and has been running the facility ‘off line’ as part of its own testing processes.

Water Department Superintendent Greg Dutton has his fingers crossed that the problem with the taste and smell of Moulton's water has been corrected.