Wastewater Treatment Using Sunlight

November 10, 2020 Chemists at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis in Rostock discovered the molecular mechanism of a photocatalyst that completely breaks down organic contaminants in wastewater with the help of sunlight. Worldwide, for example, more and more residues of drugs such as anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics or contraceptives are entering…

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New Construction Highlights Green Wastewater Advances

Source: Aerzen Scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs have ramped up their efforts in recent years to improve sustainability. Now, several newer projects may provide a blueprint — and set the tone — for the future approach to the construction of buildings and wastewater plants.Amsterdam is touting the world’s first floating wastewater treatment facility. The…

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Smithfield Foods Now Producing Renewable Natural Gas from Wastewater

Smithfield Foods, Inc., in partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio, LLC, is now producing renewable natural gas (RNG) from the wastewater treatment system at its Tar Heel, NC pork processing facility, which will help power more than 2,000 local homes and businesses. The three companies are utilizing the world’s largest pork processing facility to provide…

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Turning The Tables On Biosolids

Source: Aerzen Handling biosolids produced in wastewater treatment is typically an expensive and messy proposition, but an increasing number of municipalities are tapping into its hidden energy to offset the cost and environmental impact. Aries Clean Energy recently announced it cleared all permit hurdles to build New Jersey’s first biosolids-only gasification facility, which…

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