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2019 Archive

Greenhouse might be key ingredient in safer salads

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.

Major Revision to Drinking Water Treatment Standard Allows UV-LED Technology to Treat Microorganisms

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.

Engineering a world of safer water

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.

'One Water:' Scottsdale Gets Permission To Turn Recycled Water Into Drinking Water

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.

A sustainable solution for safer 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.

Super Awesome Science Show: Water worries

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.

Michigan hatchery ready for Arctic grayling

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.

Ultraviolet Coating Can Zap Away Bacteria, Even Superbugs

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.

County drinking water meets most standards

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.

Boise and Meridian aquatic centers install extra line of defense against diarrhea-inducing parasite

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.

RDNO celebrates opening of new UV Disinfection Facility

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.

TCM pharmacy breaks the mould with herbal paste system

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.

City of West Palm Beach uncaps new water treatment system

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.

New water system is up and running

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.

Florida strawberry farmers using robots to pick fruit, control mildew

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.

Rosendale embraces switch from chlorine to UV for wastewater treatment

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.

AquiSense and OASIS partner on UV-C LED-based clean drinking water systems

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.

Page 13: Lazy Magnolia brewery bottling rain water

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.

Wastewater plant brings home shiny trophy to McLean 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.

Visalia’s new wastewater facility is greener, safer

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).

Oregon plans ultraviolet treatment in wastewater treatment plant

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 battle over L.A.'s pizza/bagels/bread/etc.

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