Tag Archive for 'wastewater'

Recovering valuable phosphorus from wastewater for use as fertiliser

August 19th, 2012 by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Sewage sludge, wastewater and liquid manure are valuable sources of fertiliser for food production. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a benign process that enables the recovered salts to be converted directly into organic food for crop plants. Phosphorus is a vital element not only for plants but also for all living organisms. In recent times […]

Using bacteria to recover dwindling phosphate resource from sewage

March 30th, 2012 by Society for General Microbiology

Bacteria could be exploited to recapture dwindling phosphate reserves from wastewater according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Dublin in late March 2012. Phosphorus – in the form of phosphate – is essential for all living things as a component of DNA and RNA and its role in cellular […]

For 2 weeks from 19 February 2012 single-flow traffic along Les Bas Courtils Road on east coast

February 10th, 2012 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water’s wastewater section will shortly be carrying out foul water connection refurbishment works along Les Bas Courtils Road in St Sampson. The two-week project will begin on Sunday 19 February 2012, and will require the closure of Delancey Lane and the implementation of single-flow traffic under the control of temporary traffic lights along Les […]

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, […]

Model predicts environmental effect of pharmaceutical products

August 25th, 2011 by SINC

Most synthetic chemical products used in consumer goods end up unchanged in the environment. Given the risks this could pose for the environment and human health, researchers from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) have developed a new tool to effectively predict what will happen to current and future pharmaceutical products.

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 […]

Wastewater Charge Set for April 2011

August 17th, 2010 by Guernsey Water

THE new Wastewater Charge agreed by the States last year is due to be implemented in 2011. The charge, which was originally approved by the States of Guernsey in January 2009, was considered by the Privy Council, and received Royal assent on the 21st July 2010. It has since been registered with Guernsey’s Royal Court, […]

Guernsey Water sewer extensions planned as part of school redevelopment

July 23rd, 2010 by Guernsey Water

GUERNSEY Wastewater will be installing lengths of new sewer main in the Rue des Deslisles as part of the redevelopment works for Les Beaucamps School. The project at Rue des Deslisles, which begins on 24th July and will also include the Ruette des Deslisles, will involve the installation of 350m of 225mm-diameter foul drainage main […]