Tag Archives: Research

Medini Annavajhala To Showcase the Wastewater Treatment Potential of Commamox at WEFTEC 2017

September 15, 2017

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During WEFTEC 2017 Session No. 501, Commamox: New Kid on the Block, or Not?, attendees will learn about Commamox (CMX) bacteria, which have the ability to convert ammonia to nitrate within a single organism. Presentations during the session provide an overview of CMX and research into incorporating it into the engineered nitrogen cycle at water […]

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James Crook Gives a History of Water Reuse at WEFTEC 2017

August 30, 2017

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James Crook, an independent environmental engineering consultant, will cover the history of water reuse and share success stories at WEFTEC 2017. During Session No. 221, Hot Topics in an Expanding Water Reuse Market, Crook will give one of the session’s concise water reuse presentations that will be followed by an open question-and-answer session. Crook specializes […]

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New York Students Win U.S. SJWP for Biosensor and Purification System

July 25, 2017

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A team of two high school students from New York placed first at the 2017 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition in June. For their water science project, Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe, both of Manhasset, N.Y., developed a graphene-based biosensor capable of detecting the presence of extremely low levels of bacteria in less […]

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WEF and ABC Commit to Accelerating Generation of Resources from Biogas Systems

July 21, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Biogas Council (ABC; Washington, D.C.) are partnering to expand the conversion of organic waste into renewable energy and soil products. The organizations signed a new memorandum of understanding that reaffirms their cooperative goals to promote resource recovery, specifically the use of energy and products generated from […]

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Resource Recovery Covered by Experts at IR2 Forum 2017

June 22, 2017

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The Intensification of Resource Recovery (IR²) Forum 2017 provides information on research, technologies, and case studies associated with recovering resources from water. The intensive 3-day event focuses on innovations in wastewater and water reuse. The technical program covers intensifying biological processes, the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) program, process control, solids processing, and hydrolysis. […]

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2014 U.S. SJWP Winner Works Against Global Water Crisis

May 30, 2017

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Many young adults encounter difficulty when trying to find an exciting career path. But 19-year-old Deepika Kurup has known exactly what she wants to do since starting high school: solve the global water crisis. With numerous high-caliber awards, a robust research portfolio, and even her own company, Kurup already is working to make the world’s […]

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WEF Initiative Increases Access to Water Research

May 23, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced a new initiative that helps make water research available to a larger audience. Since 1928, WEF has published research in its journal, Water Environment Research (WER). In April, WEF began offering authors of this research the opportunity to make their articles open-access. WER authors who are […]

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StormTV Project Open for Entries

May 19, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) wants to share videos highlighting best practices in stormwater management. For the 2017 StormTV Project, WEF will collect and share videos that seek to educate about stormwater. Through June 12, WEF will accept video entries that exemplify good communication and effective public outreach on stormwater. The competition element […]

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