• Parasitic Infections Hit Low-Income Communities With Neglected Sewage Systems

    Intestinal infections take a heavy toll on impoverished Black communities that have out-of-date sewage systems. These infections often spread through contaminated soil and water and are among the most common diseases worldwide. Although many Americans believe these diseases now exist only in lower-income countries, research that my colleague and I have conducted challenges this assumption.

  • The Dangers Of Lead Poisoning In Schools — And How We Can Fix The Nationwide Problem Known as a highly toxic chemical that is damaging to growth and learning development, lead in tap water is a matter raising nationwide concern. While some states have acted to improve this issue, the health threat of lead in school drinking fountains is now leading citizens to worry about the dangers of child consumption, the country's aging water systems, and the protection of our future generation.
  • How Can We Prevent Sewage Pollution In The UK From Worsening?

    In sewers, human waste mingles with personal hygiene products, household chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other contaminants, creating highly toxic wastewater that pours pollutants and 6.2 million tons of nitrogen into coastal water every year. How can we prevent sewage pollution? The answer starts with tackling the problem in the UK.

  • When Almost Perfect Isn’t Good Enough

    Despite statistically astounding performance, water and wastewater utilities have almost no room for error due to the nature of public perception and the importance of their work.

  • PFAS Payback: How Utilities Can Hold Polluters Accountable As the federal government ramps up the regulatory process for enforceable limits on PFAS in drinking water, estimated to cost billions annually, an environmental attorney details how utilities can hold polluters — instead of ratepayers — financially responsible.
  • Fracking Disclosures Show Widespread Use Of Hazardous Chemicals

    Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is a process in which workers inject fluids underground under high pressure. The fluids fracture coal beds and shale rock, allowing the gas and oil trapped within the rock to rise to the surface. Advances in fracking launched a huge expansion of U.S. oil and gas production starting in the early 2000s but also triggered intense debate over its health and environmental impacts.

  • New PFAS Guidelines — A Water Quality Scientist Explains Technology And Investment Needed To Get Forever Chemicals Out Of U.S. Drinking Water An environmental engineer who develops techniques to remove PFAS explains what the proposed guidelines would require, how water utilities could meet these requirements, and how much it might cost to get these so-called forever chemicals out of U.S. drinking water.
  • The Water Industry Reacts To Proposed PFAS Regulations For Drinking Water

    With the U.S. EPA’s recent announcement proposing maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for certain PFAS, stakeholders throughout the water industry — representing utilities, industry, the environment, legal interests, and public health — were quick to offer their opinions.

  • How An Algal Metabolic Hack Threatens Our Waters Algae's ability to adapt and thrive is bad news for U.S. waterways, highlighting the importance of preventative measures to stave off harmful algal blooms.
  • Two Water Movies: The Harmful And The Hopeful

    Adam Tank and I just had Travis Loop as a guest on our podcast Water We Talking About, and he gave us an update on his initiative to do in-depth reporting on the PFAS issue. And our next guest is Aoife Kelleher, associate producer and lead researcher for the water documentary Brave Blue World. So I thought it would be a good time to repost my review on two very different water movies, Dark Waters and Brave Blue World.


  • SORB™ Contaminant Removal Solutions

    As PFAS and other emerging contaminants of concern are increasingly regulated, De Nora is developing new and effective methods for addressing CECs, innovating for the future.

  • Patriot™ Series

    NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ Patriot Series utilizes D438 chamber technology in a stacked and manifolded configuration to support larger flow volumes. By integrating NeoTech Aqua’s patented ReFleX chamber technology, Patriot systems provide the most efficient and versatile UV water treatment equipment available for large volume users. Further, when configured as an n+1 design, the NeoTech Aqua’s Patriot systems meet most redundancy requirements.

  • Innovative Solutions To Drinking Water Decontamination In Small And Medium Treatment Plants

    Air stripping technology effectively removes VOCs, THMs, and CO2 for improved adherence to water quality regulations.

  • Activated Carbon And Adsorption Of Trichloroethylene (TCE) And Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

    Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) are two of the most common solvents that contaminate groundwater supplies in the United States. Both solvents see frequent use in the extraction of fat, in the textile industry, in the production of various pharmaceutical and chemical products. TCE is also used as a degreaser from fabricated metal parts, and PCE serves as a component of aerosol dry-cleaning solvents.

  • PFAS Testing Program

    There are over 4,500 compounds currently classified as PFAS compounds. BioLargo's PFAS treatment is customized to the water to reduce energy, breakthrough, waste products, and operation and maintenance costs.

  • ReFleX™ Efficiency

    For both disinfection and TOC-reduction applications, NeoTech Aqua Solutions’ patented ReFleX™ UV chamber technology represents the state-of-the-art in high-efficiency UV systems by reflecting over 99% of the UV we generate back into the water.


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