Search results for wastewater treatment

Environment Sep 16, 2021

A new eco-friendly and sustainable algae-based way to fight water pollution

Our ever-growing demand for freshwater has caused its sources to diminish rapidly and scientists have been attempting to find strategies to purify wastewater for reuse to meet future demands. At present, the most common wastewater ...

Biochemistry Sep 15, 2021

Sustainable water treatment system inspired by nature

Students from Monash Chemical Engineering have used the natural water treatment cycle found in nature as inspiration to develop a sustainable, stand-alone water treatment system that removes persistent organic pollutants ...

Materials Science Sep 17, 2021

Using radicalized NOₓ derivatives supported on metal oxides

NOX (X=1 or 2) emitted from stationery/mobile sources are conventionally deemed as notorious, anthropogenic precursors of ultrafine particulate matters (PM2.5) because NOX can undergo a series of SO2-assisted photochemical ...

Materials Science Sep 16, 2021

Desert-beetle-inspired magnetic demulsifier developed with excellent oil-in-water emulsion separation performance

Prof. Zeng Zhixiang's team at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) developed a novel magnetic demulsifier with desert beetle-inspired microstructures, ...

Materials Science Sep 10, 2021

Novel functional biochar composites help to treat wastewater

A team led by Prof. Wu Zhengyan from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recently fabricated novel functional biochar composites (FBCs) using two solid waste-red mud and corn ...

Materials Science Sep 08, 2021

Combining sunlight and wastewater nitrate to make the world's number 2 chemical

Engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago have created a solar-powered electrochemical reaction that not only uses wastewater to make ammonia—the second most-produced chemical in the world—but also achieves a solar-to-fuel ...

Other Aug 23, 2021

'Flushing' out drug use trends early in the COVID-19 pandemic

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders and other restrictions drastically affected how people lived and worked, resulting in social isolation and economic instability. Now, researchers show that some people ...

Environment Aug 27, 2021

A 1,000-year drought is hitting the West: Could desalination be a solution?

The United States and many other parts of the world are reeling under the impacts of severe drought. One possible solution is the desalination of seawater, but is it a silver bullet?

Materials Science Aug 25, 2021

New acid-resistant membranes for wastewater treatment developed

A research group led by Prof. Wan Yinhua from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a novel highly permeable acid-resistant nanofiltration (NF) membrane for efficient acidic ...

Plants & Animals Sep 07, 2021

Scientists discover two new species and a new genus of freshwater mussels in Borneo

Research led by the University of Nottingham has discovered two new species and a new genus of freshwater mussel in Borneo for the first time in almost 100 years.

page 1 from 40