Search results for wastewater treatment

Ecology Sep 22, 2020

Just add water: Biodiversity resurgence in effluent-fed desert riverbeds

Throughout the late 19th century, rivers across the southwestern United States were parceled out, and flows were diverted through irrigation canals and trapped behind dams. Growing populations put new demands on groundwater ...

Ecology Sep 17, 2020

Biodiversity resurgence in effluent-fed desert riverbeds

Nearly 70 years after the historic downtown reach of the Santa Cruz River ran dry, water returned in the form of 2.8 million gallons of reclaimed water released daily through the City of Tucson's Santa Cruz River Heritage ...

Cell & Microbiology Aug 28, 2020

Painting with bacteria could revolutionise wastewater treatment

Improvements to a new type of water-based paint containing bacteria could pave the way for advancements in waste management and the production of biomass or biofuel gasses, a new study in the American Chemical Society journal, ...

Environment Sep 02, 2020

The widespread footprint of blue jean microfibers

With many people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, blue jeans are a more popular wardrobe choice than ever. But most people don't think about microscopic remnants of their comfy jeans and other clothing that ...

Environment Aug 27, 2020

When bushfires meet old septic tanks, a disease outbreak is only a matter of time

The Royal Commission into the summer fires is an opportunity to start seriously reconsidering our built environment. We need to prepare for accelerating climate change, our changing natural landscape and future natural disasters.

Environment Sep 16, 2020

Synthetic clothing fibers contribute vast amounts of plastic pollution on land

176,500 metric tons of synthetic microfibers—chiefly polyester and nylon—are released every year onto terrestrial environments across the globe, according to a new study in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Jenna Gavigan ...

Environment Sep 03, 2020

New approach can improve monitoring of contaminants in groundwater

A large international collaboration which included ANSTO has found that a combination of isotopic and conventional techniques can distinguish between multiple sources of contaminants impacting groundwater in complex environments.

Archaeology & Fossils Sep 09, 2020

Mammoth graveyard unearthed at Mexico's new airport

Archaeologists in hard hats and face masks carefully remove earth from around enormous bones at the site of Mexico City's new airport, where construction work has uncovered a huge trove of mammoth skeletons.

Environment Jul 21, 2020

Better wastewater treatment? It's a wrap

A shield of graphene helps particles destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria and free-floating antibiotic resistance genes in wastewater treatment plants.

Materials Science Aug 18, 2020

Pothole repair made eco-friendly using grit from wastewater treatment

Potholes are aggravating to drive over, and they can cause billions of dollars of damage every year to automobile wheels, tires and suspensions. Currently, road crews fill in these holes with hydrocarbon-containing asphalt, ...

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