May 19, 2020
If humans are to travel to distant destinations in space like the moon or Mars, they'll need ways to live for long periods of time. And one of the key challenges of that includes how to have safe food and water to eat and drink when far from Earth.
May 11, 2020
According to 2019 FoodNet Report published by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), incidence of foodborne illnesses continues to increase. Infections from five common food borne pathogens such as Campylobacter, Cyclospora, shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), Vibrio, and Yersinia are on the rise although infectious caused by Listeria, Salmonella and Shigella remain flat.
May 7, 2020
Pittsburgh International Airport has put UVC fixtures on its floor-cleaning robots, making it the first airport in the US to test the use of the ultraviolet rays to scrub the coronavirus from surfaces. If effective, the UV-cleaning robots could be a model for other airports as they plan to reopen and try to persuade people to travel again.
May 5, 2020
SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 disease, can indeed be destroyed by ultraviolet light, or UV, as has been recently suggested. But it is not as simple as just going out in the sun or passing your hands under a blacklight.
May 4, 2020
When used appropriately, ultraviolet radiation is very effective at killing or deactivating pathogens. It can also cause harm to humans, so care must be taken when evaluating new technologies racing to market in a bid to help mitigate the new coronavirus.
April 30, 2020
As President Donald Trump received pushback for floating the idea that COVID-19 patients could receive treatment using ultraviolet light or injections of disinfectants, many people on social media raced to his defense with claims about the use of UV light as a medical treatment.
April 29, 2020
Masks are carried by holders connected to a mechanical track to pass between UV-C disinfection lamps so that coronavirus is eliminated on each side of the masks.
January 16, 2020
Just in the last year, we’ve seen a bunch of big names announcer their first truly wireless earbuds including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and more. And now it’s LG’s turn to give it a try with its new Tone Free earbuds.
January 8, 2020
Conventional wastewater disinfection using chlorine could facilitate the spread of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria. Treating some types of wastewater with ultraviolet (UV) light instead could be part of the solution, according to a study at KAUST's Water Desalination and Reuse Center, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
December 9, 2019
Another outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce has sickened more than 100 people nationwide and left others wondering if raw salad is safe.
November 14, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The joint committee of experts that maintains an NSF International drinking water treatment standard has recently updated it to allow a more efficient method of treating microorganisms in drinking water. The revision to NSF/ANSI 55: Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems establishes new criteria for use of UV-LED technology for microbial reduction and provides a new test method to certify manufacturer claims.
November 11, 2019
No matter where you are in the world, Professor Karl Linden wants you to be able to turn on a tap and receive clean drinking water. It’s a basic, but vital, necessity that’s still missing from large swathes of the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries.
October 21, 2019
As of last month, Scottsdale’s Advanced Water Treatment Plant at the city’s water campus in north Scottsdale got permission to do something no other Arizona city can do: turn recycled water into drinking water.
September 30, 2019
People who get their water from rural, small water systems are at a greater health risk of exposure to bacteria and other harmful pathogens, according to a recent study in the journal AWWA Water Science.
August 6, 2019
Access to clean, safe water is a basic human need. However, for more than two billion people, having such access is simply not a reality. What’s worse is that in countries that have enjoyed the luxury of treated water, there is a troubling trend: from boil water orders to breaks in the system to massive outbreaks, our water supply is at risk.
July 29, 2019
Michigan is one step closer to bringing Arctic grayling back to state waters. Oden State Fish Hatchery just installed an UV water disinfection system. The UV system is critical for the long-term process of cultivating Michigan’s Arctic. More than $350,000 was raised through grants and donations by private donors to upgrade the facility. The Arctic grayling will arrive at Oden State Fish Hatchery in early August.
July 2, 2019
Researchers at Purdue University are developing a technology that can disinfect surfaces in less than five minutes, using an ultra-thin coating made up of ultraviolet light-emitting diodes.
July 9, 2019
LOCK HAVEN — Water quality was a topic of discussion at Monday’s work session of the Clinton County Commissioners as grants administrator Gabriel Caprio provided an update on a baseline water quality study done on 54 wells scattered across the county.
July 1, 2019
BOISE, Idaho — Before you jump into the pool to cool off, the CDC is warning swimmers of a chlorine-resistant parasite that's been causing outbreaks across the country. Cryptosporidium or "crypto" is commonly spread at public pools and can cause diarrhea that lasts for weeks.
June 26, 2019
Vernon residents officially have some award-winning water. The Regional Disrict of North Okanagan celebrated the official opening Tuesday, June 25 of the new Ultraviolet Disinfection Facility which disinfects water from Duteau Creek, a primary water source for Greater Vernon Water.
June 13, 2019
Traditionally, Chinese people rely more on experience, the complete opposite of Westerners who believe in numbers. So, traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions usually refer to a few ginseng or some saffron, instead of 1 gram of ginseng or 6 grams of saffron.
June 6, 2019
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — WPTV is committed to Protecting Paradise. We are focused on environmental issues with a goal of helping to bring awareness to existing problems and search for workable solutions.
May 30, 2019
WALLA WALLA, Washington – Walla Walla’s new water-treatment system is now online following the completion of testing the plant’s new ultraviolet disinfection system.
April 18, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla., April 18 (UPI) -- Florida strawberry growers are investing heavily in robots to pick their crops and control disease, partly in response to declining farm laborer immigration.
April 9, 2019
Sometimes a delay in implementation of a major infrastructure project can fortuitously result in a better final product, as technology outpaces bureaucracy. That seems to be the case in Rosendale, where millions of dollars’ worth of improvements to the town’s water and sewer systems have been underway, phase by phase, since New York State started making grant funding available to municipalities hard-hit by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.
April 9, 2019
Nikkiso Group company AquiSense Technologies LLC of Erlanger, KY, USA (which designs and manufactures water, air and surface disinfection systems based on UV-C LEDs) has announced an exclusive new product platform for OASIS International, which designs, manufactures and distributes clean drinking water systems (water coolers and point-of-use filtration equipment) to over 80 countries via several brand names.
March 22, 2019
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -- Mississippi’s first craft brewery, Lazy Magnolia in Hancock County, is branching out, getting in on a national trend. Rainwater is being turned into bottled drinking water, and Lazy Magnolia is taking the lead in this part of the country.The bottling plant is running at Lazy Magnolia brewery in Hancock County.
March 22, 2019
MCLEAN COUNTY, IL -- A city’s wastewater treatment facility is usually not in the spotlight. The Bloomington and Normal Water Reclamation District is stealing center stage and bringing home some shiny hardware. It’s not every day the workers at the Bloomington and Normal Water Reclamation District get to show off what they do.
March 22, 2019
VISALIA, CA -- The City of Visalia is now the proud owner of the state’s second largest membrane bioreactor (MBR), which serves as the heart of the newly refurbished Water Reclamation Facility (WRF).
March 4, 2019
Oregon council approved an agreement with ARCADIS U.S. Inc., of Toledo, to provide engineering services for the preliminary design for a wastewater treatment plant ultraviolet disinfection system for $75,000. Oregon currently uses chlorine gas to disinfect secondary effluent - wastewater effluent after it’s been treated, according to Public Service Director Paul Roman.al battle over L.A.'s pizza/bagels/bread/etc.