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Car tyres may purify wastewater in future

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 00:06

Rubber granulate made from end-of-life car tyres may in future lend itself to applications such as wastewater treatment, say researchers.

Russian co `hires` Australian crayfish to test was

Last Updated: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 22:11

A Russian water supply utility has "hired" the crustaceans, Australian red claw crayfish, to test quality of treated wastewater before it is dumped into the Neva Bay.

Harmful estrogens persist in dairy wastewater

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 06, 2012, 14:24

Wastewater from large dairy farms contains significant concentrations of estrogens, also known as feminizing hormones, that can persist for months or even years, says a study.

`Wastewater well in Ohio triggered quakes`

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 03, 2012, 22:23

A northeast Ohio well used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling almost certainly caused a series of 11 minor quakes.

Despite overhaul, gas wastewater still a problem

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 09:02

Pennsylvania`s natural gas drillers are still flushing contaminated wastewater into rivers.

Wastewater may solve eco hurdles in algae-based biofuel production

Last Updated: Sunday, January 24, 2010, 19:27

A team of engineers from the University of Virginia’s has proposed using wastewater as a solution to some of the environmental hurdles that come up in the production of algae-based biofuel.

High levels of plant-based estrogens discovered in some industrial wastewater

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 15:54

Civil engineering researchers in the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology have discovered high levels of plant-based estrogens, called phytoestrogens, in some industrial wastewater.

Scientists find high oestrogen levels in industrial wastewater

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 10:58

University of Minnesota researchers say that certain industries may be a significant source of plant-based oestrogens, called phytoestrogens, in surface water.