Normandy: Surfing scientist studies harmful algae blooms, which are poisonous for fish and even humans

Normandy surfing scientist

Normandy: surfing scientist Bob Brewin 

Normandy: Bob Brewin is pioneering a new technique in satellite oceanography – by going surfing. 

The Plymouth Marine Laboratory scientist uses his board to take sea surface temperature measurements, and then use them to better interpret data from European satellite Sentinel-3. Read More

17 year old kid developed cheap way to make salt water potable

17 year old kid develops cheap way to make salt water potable

Why does scientists focus that much at that ten percent if we deal with the 90 percent?

This kid is amazing. The 17-year-old Chai developed a logic technology to turn salt water into fresh water.

Over 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water, but only a fraction of it is fresh water. Scientists know how to get the salt out of seawater, but have so far not found an affordable way to do that inexpensive on a large scale.

Chaitanya Karamchedu seens to have the solution.

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Trending: Sustainable Wastewater Reuse

Trending: Hydrovolta Sustainable Wastewater recycling system

Hydrovolta water recycling system

This trending wastewater reuse technology can reduce your water costs up to 95%.

It’s green, it is trending

The plug and play units will remove ions from industrial waste water by using the power of electricity (electrodialysis technology) and ultrasound as pre-treatment, with low pressure and energy, without using chemicals or high pressure osmosis.

It is supported by automatic regeneration of ions and self-cleaning filters and included with online water quality monitoring and telemetric control system.

 

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Almere: sustainable residential area with natural water treatment

Almere: sustainable residential area with natural water treatmentAlmere, a large city in the Netherlands starts with the development of an ecological residential area.

The future residents will live in an ecological area with energy-efficient homes and where waste water treatment is organized naturally.

Almere

The houses in the ecological district in Almere will be developed with well-insulated facades, triple glass and wooden windows. In addition, wall heating is combined with solar panels and integrated ventilation. According to the developers, the CO2 impact is less than 10 percent compared with a regular house of concrete and steel. Read More

Vacuum airlift for clean water

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New Concept for Wastewater Treatment and Reuse

Coldep (France) developed this promising vacuum airlift technology which can move large volumes of water with a very low energy consumption. The only limitation of the system is its ability to lift water, with a maximum of fifty centimeters. And it’s all bio-cleaning. Read More

MoS2 Nanopores Desalination

MoS2 Nanopores

Tiny holes called nanopores, is specially designed to let high volumes of water through but keep salt and other contaminates out

MoS2 Nanopores, developed by the University of Illinois, seems to be an energy-efficient technique for removing salt from seawater. The material, a nanometer-thick sheet of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) riddled with tiny holes called nanopores, is specially designed to let high volumes of water through but keep salt and other contaminates out, a process called desalination. Read More

PH2OG water from the air

PH2OG water from the air

water harvesting from Fog

PH2OG builds equipment that captures airborne water droplets from clouds and fog. The process requires no additional energy input and avoids both groundwater depletion and pollution, issues affecting both the development en developing world but directly contributed to by major bottled water companies.

In areas without access to surface or groundwater sources but with high incidence of low lying clouds or fog (generally elevated regions), fog harvesting has proven to be an inexpensive alternative.
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Climate Proof Cities

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A quarter of the planet will experience severe water shortages one month per year by 2030.

Cities ​are ​highly ​vulnerable to ​climatic risks. ​Think of heatwaves, water scarcity and extreme rainfall.

What can cities do to become resistant climate proof? Let’s give an overview. Read More

WaterSeer produces water from air

WaterSeer produces water from air

WaterSeer can pull up to 11 gallons of water from thin air

WaterSeer is the name of the turbine that can produce water from air. The WaterSeer could generate up to 11 gallons a day.

VICI-Labs, together with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, have developed a wind turbine that could produce clean water from thin air 24/7. Read More

DyVaR wins desalination prize

DyVaR desalination technology

DyVaR installation in Texas (USA) operational. Watch the video below

Last week, the Dutch company Salttech received the award for their water desalination technology DyVaR.

The innovation prize was given in Abu Dhabi called ‘Innovate@IWS’ during the International Water Summit in the category ‘industrial’. Read More

Breakthrough wastewater purification

Breakthrough wastewater purification

In the heart of the system lays an interconnected and interacting network of bioreactor arrays, where the individual reactor-cells themselves work as high-speed and high-efficiency multi-core bio-processors. The reactor-system is completed with upstream and downstream processing units to make the whole factory suitable to process wastewater and almost any kind of organic waste into products for sale.

I would remind you of a very interesting concept for decentralized wastewater purification. 

The concept was developed in Hungary by the startup Biopolus and embraced by the Dutch Water Board.

Biopolus, deserves more attention because of the multiple value adds and the possibility of integration the technology into an existing neighborhood.

This year, the abbey ‘Lieve Vrouw van Koningshoeven’  will have the first purification refinery system in the Netherlands. Read More

New drainage tech: the downpipe

New drainage tech: the downpipe

Working of the capacity down pipe (1, empty; 2, filling-up; 3, over-flowing; 4; full; 5, drained)

A case study in Manchester with different solutions for water infiltration and retention systems, showed that soak-aways and infiltration trenches are generally less preferred than capacity down pipes, ponds and filter strips.

And this wateringpipe – the capacity downpipe (CDP) – works even better.

It has a very low footprint, can be integrated in water storage systems and retention. And … it is inexpensive. Read More

Ford recycled over 65% wastewater

Ford recycled over 65% wastewaterIn 2000, Ford launched it’s Global Water Conservation Initiative. Global manufacturing facilities were ordered to decrease their water use.

The multinational succeeded. Since 2000, Ford saved more than 10.5 billion gallons of water – a 62.4% reduction.

Per vehicle, water use has decreased nearly 45 percent from 2000 to 2009. Read More

Future urban water security

Future urban water security for cities

The next few decades will be the most rapid period of urban growth in human history, with 2.6 billion additional urban dwellers expected by 2050 (UNPD, 2011). All pleople will need water, but surprisingly little is known globally about where large cities obtain their water or the implication of this infrastructure for the global hydrologic cycle.

More than 2.5 billion people don’t have access to basic levels of fresh water for at least one month each year – a situation growing ever more critical as urban populations expand rapidly

Traditionally, cities, facing increased demand for water, along with variable supply, have relied on large-scale, supply-side infrastructural projects such as dams and reservoirs.

This is termed ‘supply-side’ management. According to Robert Brears in his blog, this supply-side management is out dated.

Its costly in economic, environmental and political terms.  Read More

Disinfecting the Ganga River

Disinfecting the Ganga River with hydro-dis tech

Hydro-dis Managing Director Mark Carey said the Hydro-dis technology creates chloride ions from salt already present in the water, making it suitable for freshwater and saltwater sources.

The Ganga River water will be disinfected. Hydro-dis Water Treatment Systems (Australia) has developed an ‘effective and cost-efficient technology’ that supersedes traditional treatment systems.

Hydro-dis Managing Director Mark Carey said the Hydro-dis technology is a simple alternative to other treatment methods and is suited for rural communities. Read More

Suriname can earn billions on clean water

Suriname fresh water opportunities 350

The south of Suriname has a lot of fresh water. This region, with a few traditional living communities, is an area of natural beauty.

Suriname in South America, is almost bankrupt. President Bouterse has to cut on salaries and other government spendings.

What could help the Suriname economy? Water. Suriname can earn billions on clean water.  Read More

Nanofiltration cleans drinking water

nanofiltration for extreme clean drinking water

NX Filtration to lead development of nanofiltration to make drinking water free of drug residues

Nanofiltration will filter the smalles particles from our drinking water. Isn’t that great news. Finally, our drinking water will be clean.

The University Twente developed a new weapon in the fight against medicines, hormones and pesticides in our drinking water.

The membranes which will filter the water from the smallest particles, are built with nanofiltration, base on new, synthetic polymers.

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Green WasteWater treatment

WasteWater treatment MEGAT – Multistage Energy Generation & Aeration Technology

OMiOM Technologies presents ‘MEGAT’ multistage water treatment technology with energy re-generation capabilities.

MEGAT can eliminate 99.99% bacterias without any chemical. MEGAT aerates water with huge volume of oxygen and simultaneously regenerates up to 70% of consumed green energy. Read More

Nereda: a new technique for water purification

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During the wastewater treatment, the Nereda bacteria transforms waste into harmless substances. Nitrification organisms like ammonium are transformed into nitrate.

Nereda is the innovative and award-winning wastewater treatment technology. The Nereda treatment process purifies water using the unique features of aerobic granular biomass.

The Nereda method is sustainable, biological and cost-effective.  Read More

Virgin Islands tackles water shortage with desalination technology with solar power

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Green affortable desalination technology Virgin Islands, using gravitation

Since last weekend, the Virgin Islands, an archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, runs a sustainable desalination plant on solar power, designed by ‘Elemental Water Makers’.

Seawater is converted into fresh water with renewable energy sources. Read More

SolarBee for stagnant water

SolarBee for stagnant water

SolarBee, cleans lakes from Algae with Solar Energy

The SolarBee is the perfect solution for stagnant water.

Some time ago a local citizen in Western USA saw something in the water reservoir of a local water company.

He called the information desk and said there was a car floating top-down in the middle of their basin. 

That was the start of a series of news coverages throughout Northern America about the SolarBee, a floating solar powered water moving device. In fact, in that particular reservoir there were, and still are, 5 SolarBee’s at work. Read More

Fuel free self running generator can pump groundwater

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The generator has it’s own power source. But like a magician, Richard can’t tell you how it works.

This self running self-contained generator – The Eliminator – can pump groundwater from underground layers or supply your whole house with energy.

The welder in this video is pulling 225 amps from The Eliminator is 8,000 watts here with 32,000 watt surge in this video can be changed to 15,000 watts with over 60,000 watt surge and pull over 440 amps with ease.

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Japan first to clean ocean plastics with Boyan Slat

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The scale of the plastic pollution in the ocean, has led the Japanese local government to seek innovative solutions to the problem.

Boyan Slat, the young inventor and founder of the Ocean Cleanup signed an agreement with the mayor of the Japanese island Tsushima to clean the ocean plastics with his floatable installation.

Japan is the first country who takes responsibility to clean their ocean. 

Every year 30,000 cubic meters of trash is deposited on the shores of Tsushima.

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Rivers of Fresh water using Desalination on Solar Power

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The heat is fed to a multi-effect distillation system that evaporates freshwater from the source water being treated and can handle varying quality up to 100,000 ppm TDS

Can this modular, solar-thermal water system deliver enough water for dry California? WaterFX says it does. Their Aqua4to treats and desalinates generates 65,000 gallons of freshwater per day, from:

  • wastewater
  • drainage water
  • runoff
  • saline groundwater
  • industrial process water

Let’s find out more. Read More

Stop evaporation, start covering the water reservoirs

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A floating ball cover providing algae control and saving water by evaporation control

With the California drought; evaporation continues at an alarming rate while precipitation fails to fall, leaving above ground reservoirs dangerously low and groundwater reservoirs pumped dry, while California’s water demand remains insatiable.

What about the water that’s already there? What about the water that is destined to evaporate? Why don’t we cover the reservoirs? Read More