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LANXESS realigns water treatment business

Sale of the reverse osmosis membrane business to SUEZ

17-Jul-2020

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS continues to develop its portfolio and is reorganizing its water treatment technologies business: the company will focus on the ion exchange resins business and intends to grow here primarily in markets for high-end applications. As part of this realignment, ...

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Adsorbent material developed with PET bottles for the removal of antibiotics from water

The porous carbon composite is applicable to various fields

27-Apr-2020

South Korea with its high antibiotic use is categorized as a country at high risk of the emergence of multi drug-resistant bacteria, or so-called "super bacteria." According to the Ministry of Environment, antibiotic substances have been detected at livestock wastewater treatment facilities, ...

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Researchers Discover New Crystalline Calcium Phosphate

The mineral could be used in implantology, drug development or water treatment

03-Apr-2020

A new type of crystalline calcium phosphate has been discovered and analysed in the laboratories of Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). Calcium orthophosphates, a group of biominerals, are a vital part of the human body and can be found in solid structures such as bones or teeth. Calcium ...

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A possible end to 'forever' chemicals

Excess electrons could help break the strong chemical bonds in products that contaminate water supplies

13-Mar-2020

Synthetic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyls, or PFAS, contain bonds between carbon and fluorine atoms considered the strongest in organic chemistry. Unfortunately, the widespread use of these nonbiodegradable products since the 1940s has contaminated many water supplies across ...

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New membrane separates small organic molecules

The electrical charge is what makes the difference

05-Mar-2020

A new membrane developed at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) separates small dye particles or drug substances not only by size but also by their electrical charge. This additional function enables organic molecules with lateral dimensions of one to two nanometres to be such high-efficiently ...

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Modified clay can remove herbicide from water

14-Feb-2020

By creating neatly spaced slits in a clay mineral, University of Groningen Professor of Experimental Solid State Physics Petra Rudolf was able to filter water to remove a toxic herbicide. After removing the pollutant by heating the material, the clay can be reused. Together with colleagues from ...

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Water solutions without a grain of salt

Monash University researchers have developed technology that can deliver clean water to thousands of communities worldwide

25-Jul-2019

An estimated 844 million people don't have access to clean water, while every minute a newborn dies from infection caused by lack of safe water and an unclean environment. Seawater desalination and wastewater recycling are two ways to ease the problem of water shortage, but conventional ...

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Efficient removal of problem substances

Many wastewater treatment plants do not completely remove chemical substances from wastewater.

21-May-2019

Microcontaminants place a considerable burden on our water courses, but removing them from wastewater requires considerable technical resources. Now, ETH researchers have developed an approach that allows the efficient removal of these problematic substances. In our everyday lives, we all use a ...

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Rice husks can remove microcystin toxins from water

Another potential -- and renewable -- tool to fight harmful algal blooms

09-May-2019

Scientists at The University of Toledo have discovered that rice husks can effectively remove microcystin from water, a finding that could have far-reaching implications for communities along the Great Lakes and across the developing world. An abundant and inexpensive agricultural byproduct, rice ...

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New strategies for handling water and wastewater in process

"Water & Chemistry" - First main topic at the 3rd European Chemistry Partnering

01-Feb-2019

On 26 February 2019 the 3rd European Chemistry Partnering (ECP) will take place in Frankfurt. For the first time at the ECP there will be interdisciplinary lectures, including "Water & Chemistry". The Isle Group, which specializes in the selection of innovative technologies and implementation ...

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