News tagged with sewage treatment plant

Sludge as new sentinel for human health risks

Thousands of chemicals serving a variety of human needs flood into sewage treatment plants once their use life has ended. Many belong to a class of chemicals known as CECs (for chemicals of emerging concern), ...

Jan 16, 2014 4.8 / 5 (5) 0

Drug residues in Swedish sewage water

Chemists at Umeå University in Sweden have been able to trace narcotics substances and prescription drugs in measurements of wastewater from 33 Swedish sewage treatment plants. Cocaine, amphetamine, and methamphetamine, ...

Dec 17, 2013 not rated yet 0

'Superbugs' found breeding in sewage plants

(Phys.org) —Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in northern China revealed antibiotic-resistant bacteria were not only escaping purification but also breeding and spreading their dangerous cargo.

Dec 16, 2013 4.8 / 5 (11) 7 | with audio podcast

Microbes strip power from poo

EPSRC-funded scientists have developed a process using microbes which removes the need to use electricity to process sewage at treatment plants. The microbes can also be used to produce large quantities of ...

Sep 17, 2013 4.8 / 5 (5) 0

Double effort needed to clean up Thames

The River Thames will fail to meet pollution standards in 2015 unless farmers use 20 per cent less fertiliser and water companies reduce phosphorus discharges from sewage treatment, according to a new study.

Aug 07, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 2

Using cattails for insulation

A growing number of homeowners are insulating their walls in order to lower energy costs. They opt for the cheap variety, polystyrene. Yet there are environmentally-friendly alternatives: Cattails, for instance, ...

May 15, 2013 4.7 / 5 (3) 0