Tag: wastewater

Indonesian companies team on biofuel production from wastewater

Indonesian companies team on biofuel production from wastewater

August 8, 2022 |

In Indonesia, the Malaysia Reserve newspaper reports Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) has teamed with EMB Business Sdn Bhd to use wastewater processing for ethanol and biogas production. The companies say that 1.5% of 15 liters of wastewater can become ethanol and 15% can become biogas. They expect to build a commercial scale facility for […]

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Chinese researchers develop method for treating wastewater from cellulose materials

Chinese researchers develop method for treating wastewater from cellulose materials

July 14, 2022 |

In China, oil spills and industrial pollution pose a huge threat to the ecological environment. Concerns over safety have seen an increased focus on improving the filtration of oily wastewater; for example, during the treatment of sewage. Membrane separation technology offers a promising and efficient option for treating that wastewater, particularly with its low energy […]

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Spanish researchers produce biodiesel feedstock from human wastewater

Spanish researchers produce biodiesel feedstock from human wastewater

February 8, 2022 |

In Spain, the EFE news agency reports researchers at the Pablo de Olavide University produce fatty matter for biodiesel that does not come from plant cultivation but from human-generated waste that circulates through urban wastewater treatment plants. The proposal made by these UPO researchers is to use this sludge to feed a small nematode worm […]

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Washington University in St. Louis develop new methods to grow algae in wastewater

Washington University in St. Louis develop new methods to grow algae in wastewater

January 12, 2022 |

In Missouri, at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, researchers had applications in mind when they developed a new method to use nutrients recovered from wastewater to grow algae that is more than twice as pure as algae grown directly in conventional wastewater. The research was published online late last […]

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UK and Canadian researchers filter municipal wastewater through willow trees

UK and Canadian researchers filter municipal wastewater through willow trees

September 14, 2021 |

In the UK, infiltration by willow trees could be the answer to a growing waste problem, producing clean water, renewable biofuels and ‘green’ chemicals. In Canada, Canada, six trillion liters of municipal wastewater are partially treated and released into the environment each year, while another 150 billion liters of untreated sewage are discharged straight into […]

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Canadian-British researchers find willow trees can clean municipal wastewater

Canadian-British researchers find willow trees can clean municipal wastewater

June 23, 2021 |

In Canada, researchers have found a way to stem the flow of municipal wastewater: by filtering the waste through the roots of willow trees. Experimenting with a plantation in Quebec, the scientists estimate that over 30 million liters of primary wastewater per hectare can be treated using ‘bio-refinery’ annually. Their results were published June 14 […]

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HAM Group brings online third biomethane refueling station from wastewater in Spain

HAM Group brings online third biomethane refueling station from wastewater in Spain

May 20, 2019 |

In Spain, HAM Group has designed, installed and commissioned its third HAMikro refueling station, which allows the refueling of biomethane obtained from wastewater treatment. The installation is located in the facilities of the municipal water service of Lleida and is formed by a fuel compression system, using a low flow compressor, a structure that allows […]

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Enerkem’s proposed $200 million Twin Cities facility depends on new wastewater treatment plant

Enerkem’s proposed $200 million Twin Cities facility depends on new wastewater treatment plant

July 26, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Enerkem is in the engineering phase and working through the permitting process for the proposed $200 million MSW-to-ethanol plant outside of St. Paul in Inver Grove Heights where it is teaming with a local MSW management company to eventually produce twice as much ethanol annually as at its 10 million gallon per year […]

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Genifuel to demonstrate wastewater hydrothermal processing next month

Genifuel to demonstrate wastewater hydrothermal processing next month

May 17, 2018 |

In Canada, Genifuel will demonstrate wastewater to biofuel hydrothermal processing technology developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at the BlueTech Forum in Vancouver next month in an attempt to draw attention to wastewater’s role in the bioeconomy. Following tests with more than 100 waste feedstocks and algae, the company believes the technology is getting […]

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Hong Kong biodiesel producer fined for discharging wastewater into sewer

Hong Kong biodiesel producer fined for discharging wastewater into sewer

January 22, 2018 |

In Hong Kong, ASB Biodiesel was fined $15,000 for discharging wastewater last June into the community sewer that hadn’t been treated sufficiently to allow for disposal, the third time it has happened in three years. When local officials tested the wastewater discharged, all of the major water quality indicators including FOG, BOD, COD and others […]

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