Membrane filters are key to future of public water supply, scientists say
As municipalities across the United States reduce their dependence on groundwater sources to mitigate environmental impacts like subsidence and flooding, there is a growing need for better purification processes to keep contaminants ...
Researchers explore natural solution to rid household plumbing of dangerous pathogens
(Phys.org) —Microbes are everywhere – thousands of species are in your mouth, and thousands are in a glass of tap water. The ones in your mouth are mostly harmless – as long as you brush and floss so ...
Salinity in Outer Banks wells traced to fossil seawater
Rising salinity in the primary source for desalinated tap water in North Carolina's Outer Banks has been traced to fossil seawater, not as some have feared to recent seawater intrusion.
Beverages leave 'geographic signatures' that can track people's movements
The bottled water, soda pop, or micro brew-beer that you drank in Pittsburgh, Dallas, Denver or 30 other American cities contains a natural chemical imprint related to geographic location. When you consume ...
Tracing the traces: Nanogram concentrations of a toxic compound detected in chlorinated tap water
(PhysOrg.com) -- Drinking water can transmit a number of diseases, including typhoid, dysentery, cholera, and diarrhea, which can then spread explosively throughout an entire service area. To avoid this problem, drinking ...
Monitoring water through a snake's eyes
Although most Americans take the safety of their drinking water for granted, that ordinary tap water could become deadly within minutes, says Prof. Abraham Katzir of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics ...
'Save our kids from computer toxics' scientists warn
An international scientific expert has called for an urgent global effort to save the coming generation of children from being poisoned by toxic residues from the world's ever-growing garbage pile of old mobile phones, computers ...
The worlds first sweat machine produces clean water for children
UNICEF and Gothia Cup have together developed the world's first sweat machine: A machine that extracts sweat from clothes, purifies it and transforms it into water. The goal is to raise awareness about the ...
How does world's oldest water taste? 'Terrible.'
Nearly 1.5 miles beneath Earth's surface in Canada, scientists have found pockets of water that have been isolated from the outside world for more than 1 billion years.
Research with Yorkshire Water to reduce lead in water supplies
Research at the University of Huddersfield aims to ensure that the risk of lead being found in domestic water supplies as a result of lead plumbing is reduced even further – in line with new regulations which come into ...
US town bans bottled water
Water, water everywhere—just not in plastic bottles, says a town in the US state of Massachusetts.
Yangtze river pollution sparks panic in China
A cargo ship spilled acid into China's longest river last week, contaminating tap supplies and sparking a run on bottled water in eastern China, the government and state media said.
Tap water warning in Copenhagen after E.coli found
Parts of the Danish capital Copenhagen were without clean drinking water Saturday after high levels of the E.coli bacteria were detected in the municipal tap water system.
US orders more testing of chromium-6 in tap water
The Environmental Protection Agency has asked local US communities to test more carefully for hexavalent chromium, a probable carcinogen.