Tag Archive for 'waste water'

Guernsey’s sewage treatment investigation charge to be dropped

March 15th, 2012 by Guernsey Water

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department has decided that the portion of the Wastewater Charge assigned to investigating sewage treatment options will be removed from the overall charge with effect from the 31 March 2012. The charge, which was originally set at £50 per household per year, was used to fund the study carried […]

Many pharmaceutical products survive sewage treatment intact

January 22nd, 2012 by Umea University

High levels of the anti-inflammatory substance diclofenac are released from wastewater plants, according to a study from IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Umeå University that was commissioned by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. “This is a wake-up call that this substance and several other pharmaceuticals are so difficult to break down,” said Jan Christiansson, […]

Coloured waste glass can be used to produce material that removes pollutants from contaminated water

October 8th, 2011 by University of Greenwich

A simple method to convert waste glass into a material which can be used to remove pollutants from contaminated water has been developed by Dr Nichola Coleman from the University of Greenwich’s School of Science.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks to reinvent the toilet to improve global human sanitation

July 26th, 2011 by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

On 19 July 2011 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the launch of a strategy to help bring safe, clean sanitation services to millions of poor people in the developing world. In a keynote address at the 2011 AfricaSan Conference in Kigali, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the foundation’s Global Development Program, called on […]