Wastewater recycling efforts helps Californian city conserve water

A Nevada City wastewater treatment plant has reduced over 1 million gallons of water per month by recycling water. According to officials, wastewater recycling is playing an important role in Nevada City’s efforts to conserve water. The city’s Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant’s reuse of purified sewage water, which it uses to run its operations, is having an extremely positive impact with regard to meeting the Californian city’s water conservation goals, saving nearly 1.4 million gallons of water each month. The plant’s water conservation efforts contribute to 41% of water…

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Canadian city seeks to build largest ozonation wastewater treatment facility

Montreal intends to begin purifying sewage water using ozone in 2018. Canada’s second largest city, an island located in the province of Quebec, recently announced a $99 million construction contract to build what will be the world’s largest ozonation wastewater treatment center, which is anticipated to cost $285 million once completed and will be located at the J.R.-Marcotte water and sewage treatment plant in Point-aux Trembles, reported the Montreal Gazette. The treatment center is expected to be able to clean 2.6 million cubic liters of water every day. Once the…

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Inland Empire Utilities Agency activates new biogas power plant

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Inland Empire Utilities Agency makes use of fuel cells to generate electricity from biogas California’s Inland Empire Utilities Agency has activated a 2.8 megawatt fuel cell plant that is capable of converting the biogas produced by waste into electricity. The fuel cell plant, which is located in Ontario, California, is the largest of its kind in the U.S. The facility is equipped with fuel cells developed by FuelCell Energy, a leading fuel cell manufacturer. The Inland Empire Utilities Agency expects that the fuel cells will cut down on harmful emissions…

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J. Craig Venter Institute researchers create a fuel cell powered by raw sewage

J. Craig Venter Institute

Researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute, a non-profit genomics research center based in Maryland, have created a microbial fuel cell that creates electricity by consuming raw sewage. The fuel cell is not the first of its kind, but researchers believe that it is the most efficient model that has been developed. Microbial fuel cells are gaining acclaim in the alternative energy community because of their ability to tackle two problems at once. Many microbial fuel cells can consume waste matter, organic or otherwise, and convert it into electricity. Researchers…

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