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water recycling technologies

UTA Expands Efforts to Develop Water Recycling Technologies

The Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation at The University of Texas at Arlington has expanded its partnership with oil field equipment supplier...
energy and water flow charts

Lawrence Livermore Issues State-By-State Combined Energy and Water Use Flow Charts

For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has issued state-by-state energy and water flow charts in one location so that analysts and...
carcinogen

Chemical-Forming Carcinogen in Recycled Water Revealed

The chemical responsible for forming a potent carcinogen in recycled water has been confirmed by researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. USC Viterbi...
lipid membranes

Using Water Molecules to Read Electrical Activity in Lipid Membranes

Every human cell is encased in a five-nanometer-thick lipid membrane that protects it from the surrounding environment. Like a gatekeeper, the membrane determines which...
Water Harvesting

Team’s Bioinspired Slick Method Improves Water Harvesting

By learning how water is collected by living organisms, including rice leaves and pitcher plants, scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas created...
polymer mat

Mat Baits, Hooks and Destroys Pollutants in Water

A polymer mat developed at Rice University has the ability to fish biologically harmful contaminants from water through a strategy known as “bait, hook...
water

In Field Tests, Device Harvests Water from Desert Air

It seems like getting something for nothing, but you really can get drinkable water right out of the driest of desert air. Even in the...
hydrogen

Nanomaterials Hold Promise for Producing Hydrogen from Water

Hydrogen holds promise as an inexpensive form of clean energy, but finding an efficient and affordable way to produce the fuel from water –...
Plant-inspired materialvideo

Plant-Inspired Material Could Help Clean up Oil Spills

Taking a cue from the structure of leaves, a new USC Viterbi School of Engineering study has fabricated a material that can separate oil...
Removing heavy metals

Removing Heavy Metals from Water

According to the World Health Organization almost 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water, and that number is expected to...
graphene-based filter

Revolutionary New Filter Can Improve Drinking Water Quality

UNSW scientists have developed a world-first, graphene-based, laboratory-scale filter that can remove more than 99% of the ubiquitous natural organic matter left behind during...
urban trees

Lack of Water is Key Stressor for Urban Trees

A recent study finds that urban trees can survive increased heat and insect pests fairly well – unless they are thirsty. Insufficient water not...
Green spaces

Green Spaces in Cities Help Control Floods, Store Carbon

For many ecologists, fieldwork involves majestic mountains or rushing rivers or large tracts of wilderness. At the very least, it means exploring natural areas...
Greenhouse

UMass Amherst Political Economy Research Institute’s Toxic 100 Names the Top...

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) today published new editions of its lists of the top corporate air and water...
Water-Repellent Metalsvideo

A Laser Focus on Super Water-Repellent Metals

In a laboratory at the University of Rochester, researchers are using lasers to change the surface of metals in incredible ways, such as making...
cancer

Glowing Designer Sponges: New Nanoparticles Engineered to Image and Treat Cancer

A Sandia National Laboratories team has designed and synthesized nanoparticles that glow red and are stable, useful properties for tracking cancer growth and spread. This...
atomic structure

Atomic Design by Water

A central element in such diverse technological problems as corrosion protection, battery materials or hydrogen production via electrolysis or fuel cells is the contact between two conducting elements –...
climate

No Glaciers, No Water?

There are around 200,000 glaciers worldwide. They play a central role in the water cycle, particularly in the middle and low latitudes, by offsetting...
waste water

Minimum Quality Requirements for Water Reuse in Agriculture

This science for policy report will be used as basis for defining EU legislation on the reuse of water in agriculture. Water scarcity and shortages...
acid test

Making a Good Thing Better: An Acid Test that Won’t Drown...

Near-infrared cyanine dyes are go-to tools for studying the inner workings of cells and investigating the biochemistry of disease, including cancer. But even though they...