Green water-purification system works without heavy metals or corrosive chemicals

Green water-purification system works without heavy metals or corrosive chemicals

This photo shows a concentrator where samples were placed. Credit: Dan Wang

Scientists at the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and Yangzhou University (YZU) in Jiangsu have developed an effective and energy-efficient technique for purifying water by using graphitic carbon nitride sheets.

Their prototype, presented February 7 in the journal Chem, purified pathogen-rich water in 30 min, killing over 99.9999% of … [more…]

Water wars redux: Could Tampa-backed bills doom Tampa Bay Water?

photo: wastewater treatment plant - Water wars redux: Could Tampa-backed bills doom Tampa Bay Water?

Photo: Water flows into the Tampa Bay Water desalinization plant off of Big Bend Road in Apollo Beach. Tampa Bay Water is the region’s water utility, but two legislative bills backed by the City of Tampa could threaten the agency. [SKIP O’ROURKE | Times]

CLEARWATER FL — For 20 years, the regional water supply agency known as Tampa Bay Water has provided the state with an example of how local … [more…]

Meet the teenager who solved his First Nation’s drinking water problems

photo: Quentin Rae works on First Nations water issue

A 19-year-old from North Spirit Lake First Nation is the key to solving a boil water advisory in place in his community for nearly as long as he has been alive. The remote First Nation, about 800 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario, has been under a boil water advisory for 14 years. Now, a unique program spearheaded by the Northern Chiefs Council (Keewatinook Okimakanak), is allowing people like Quentin

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