Pilus Energy has developed an innovative technology which cleans wastewater while generating electricity. Bacterial robots (Bactobots) consume pollutants from wastewater and create energy.
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Toilet to tap is the term for taking wastewater from residences and businesses, cleaning it up, then sending it back to those same residences and businesses as drinking water. A recent study says that most Americans favor recycling water, but draw the line at toilet to tap. Is it really that bad?
Not everyone can afford a fancy greywater system, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reuse water in small ways around the house!
This week the EPA proposed national regulations to govern the safe management and disposal of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. In 2008, an impoundment full of waste coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority ruptured. The resulting 1.1 billion gallon spill caused major environmental damage to the surrounding land and water, displaced residents and […]
Chicago is the only major U.S. city that does not disinfect its sewage. Why? Because it’s bad for the environment. At least that’s the latest reason from its 120-year-old water agency. They claim disinfecting the water would bolster the district’s greenhouse gas emissions and thereby do more bad than good. Engineers with the Metropolitan Water […]
In the continuing evolution of renewable energy innovation, Dayyhulme WwTW of Manchester, England one of the largest wastewater treatment works in the UK, is upgrading to generate electricity from biogas and deliver biosolids to be used as fertilizer. The project is part of United Utilities’ Sludge Balanced Asset Programme. To be completed by the end […]
It’s hard to believe a famous city like Malibu, California would still have polluting septic systems. With 21-miles of coastline, Malibu is a favorite spot for surfers and water enthusiasts. The Malibu Surfing Association has led the way in getting the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board to “prohibit the release of pollutants and […]
Nanoparticles of silver are in more than 200 different products on the market as anti-microbial agents, but scientists are now questioning whether the practice is safe for our environmental and personal health. Nanoparticles, silver in particular, get washed down the drain and into our waterways, exposing fish and other aquatic life and raising big concerns […]
Here in the U.S., we are certainly learning how to make the most of wastewater!
Texas Oil and Gathering Inc., its owner John Kessel, and its operations manager Edgar Pettijohn, plead guilty to conspiracy and violating the Safe Drinking Water Act for illegally dumping refinery wastes at an underground injection well.
A study from Baylor University, which was published in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry journal, found that fish from rivers near Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Orlando, and Philadelphia all have high traces of both drugs and cosmetic chemicals.
The Orange County Water District is purifying wastewater into drinking water at a $481 million recycling plant. The plant uses microfiltration, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet light, and hydrogen peroxide disinfection.Â 70 million gallons of sewer water is treated a day in Orange County, California meeting the drinking needs of over 500,000 people, including visitors to Disneyland.