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Jul 17 2019
UPDATE July 19, 2019: This article has been revised to accurately reflect revisions of the Administrator's Emphasis of Superfund Sites. The U.S. EPA…
Jul 12 2019
UPDATED 2:00 P.M. CENTRAL: The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of National Defense Authorization Act with language that addresses…
Jul 11 2019
New York state has set the lowest limit in the U.S. for PFAS in drinking water.  According to AP, the state’s health department plans said Health…
Jul 8 2019
Fort Worth, Texas, is the 15th largest city in the U.S. and provides water and sewer services to more than 1.2 million North Texas residents. Its…
Reusing treated wastewater would aid in the battle against water scarcity.
Reusing treated wastewater would aid in the battle against water scarcity.
Jul 5 2019
Municipalities and industrial organizations alike face a number of challenges both old and new. Many challenges involve the use of water in varied…
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Sara Myers, associate editor of iWWD.
Jul 3 2019
Like many months in the year, these past have been especially busy for the U.S. EPA. The issue of coal ash ponds have come up yet again, and EPA…
Jun 27 2019
The Senate will vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). According to E&E News, the amendment includes a compromise…
Jun 26 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have found that wastewater treatment plants may accidentally be spreading hazardous chemicals.…
Jun 17 2019
The 3M Plant in Decatur, Ala. admitted to illegal chemical release in Tennessee River. According to WHNT, the company admitted fault in an April…
Jun 17 2019
A bipartisan amendment proposed may add PFAS to a list of contaminants tracked by the U.S. Geological Survey’s water quality monitoring network.…
Jun 3 2019
The Basin Creek Reservoir in Butte, Mont., served its community with water from both sides of the Continental Divide for nearly 100 years. In 2010, a…
May 30 2019
In the U.K., small amounts of cocaine, pesticides and other contaminants have been found in freshwater shrimp. According to a report by NPR, the…
May 28 2019
Ameren’s Labadie Energy Center in Missouri has dumped its coal ash in coal ash ponds since 1970. According to the U.S. EPA, coal ash includes a list…
May 15 2019
The U.S. EPA announced the addition of seven hazardous waste sites to the Superfund Program’s National Priorities List (NPL) May 13. According to EPA…
May 9 2019
Filtered groundwater may be sent through the North Kent Sewer Authority system as part of the Wolverine World Wide’s plan to clean up toxic PFAS…
May 8 2019
A U.S. EPA proposal aims to clarify state and federal cleanup standards for groundwater and drinking water contaminated by chemicals, including those…
Axine installation at customer site in California.
Axine installation at customer site in California.
May 3 2019
Every year, industrial manufacturing operations in virtually every market generate billions of gallons of wastewater contaminated with toxic, non-…
Pictured are experiments of how well crude oil adheres to nascent and oxide-coated polyvinylidene fluoride membranes (Example a). It also shows how crude oil might adhere (or depart from) various surfaces (Example b) as well as the oil contact angles on tin oxide-coated membranes after long-term storage in air (Example c). (Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory)
Pictured are experiments of how well crude oil adheres to nascent and oxide-coated polyvinylidene fluoride membranes (Example a). It also shows how crude oil might adhere (or depart from) various surfaces (Example b) as well as the oil contact angles on tin oxide-coated membranes after long-term storage in air (Example c). (Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory).
May 3 2019
Humans have been filtering liquids for centuries. But as anyone in the water industry knows, the science of clean water is anything but static. New…
A hollow-fiber membrane in PES polymer.
A hollow-fiber membrane in PES polymer.
May 2 2019
Designers of high-performance filtration applications are increasingly specifying the engineering thermoplastic polyethersulfone (PES) for separation…
100,000 gal of waste were spilled as a result of the breach in Tyler, Texas
100,000 gal of waste were spilled as a result of the breach in Tyler, Texas.
May 2 2019
In Tyler, Texas, a 42-in. sewer main collapsed on April 30 at a city of Tyler water utilities plant. The collapse resulted in more than 100,000 gal…
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