Major advance in generating electricity from wastewater15 August, 2012
Engineers at Oregon State University have made a breakthrough in the performance of microbial fuel cells that can produce electricity directly from wastewater, opening the door to a future in which waste treatment plants will not only power themselves, but will sell excess electricity.
Green power from wastewater with anaerobic technologies25 June, 2012 by Jean Pierre Ombregt*
The concept of using wastewater to create green energy is much more widely applicable than often realised. Any factory with a biological waste stream or wastewater with high COD (chemical oxygen demand) can easily use this model to generate energy. Some companies making the investment have achieved payback within a year. Most typically achieve it within two years.
Remarkable water savings for Booleroo and Melrose27 April, 2012
The communities of Booleroo Centre and Melrose in South Australia's southern Flinders Ranges will save nearly six million litres of water each year through the use of an innovative water-saving technique.
Direct drinking water recycling could prevent floods27 April, 2012
The use of a more streamlined process to recycle wastewater could have saved Brisbane from severe flooding in 2011 and mitigated recent flood risks in NSW, a leading water expert says.
Sydney Water & Ku-ring-gai Council join forces02 April, 2011
Ku-ring-gai Council and Sydney Water have joined forces to switch on a new water recycling plant that will ensure Gordon golf course is always green.
Upgrade wastewater recycling system24 January, 2011
Situated on Mt Tamborine in the Scenic Rim Region, Gallery Walk is one of the premier arts and craft centres of south-east Queensland. The collection of galleries and craft shops attracts hundreds of visitors each and every week.
Sewer mining saving drinking water use11 October, 2010
The NSW Government has awarded a water recycling licence to Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies to build a recycled water plant at the $500 million Darling Quarter development. The mixed-use development, located in Darling Harbour, Sydney, is one of the first to be granted a water recycling licence as part of the 2010 NSW Metropolitan Water Plan.
Parsons Brinckerhoff helps provide water security to Dalby, Qld04 June, 2010
The Dalby Wastewater Recycling Plant has been officially opened by the Hon Desley Boyle, MP, Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.
Technology makes biosolids a renewable energy contender01 June, 2010
Wastewater biosolids have typically been considered a waste product and management has focused on disposal and volume minimisation. However, with rising energy costs and the focus on sustainability, lower carbon footprint and energy independence within utilities, there is increasing interest in recovering the energy inherently available in biosolids.
Blackwater technology in high-rise office tower26 March, 2010
DEXUS and co-owners DWPF and Cbus Property announced that NSW Water Minister Phil Costa has awarded the first combined private network and retailer’s water recycling licence to the 1 Bligh Street development, making it Sydney CBD’s first high-rise commercial office tower to incorporate blackwater recycling technology.
New high-tech industrial park in China investigates water re-use for new plants25 January, 2010
Black & Veatch and Zhongying Precious Metal are investigating advanced technologies that would provide sustainable options for two new wastewater treatment plants. The plants will treat domestic and industrial waste at a new industrial park in the Lunggang District of Shenzhen. One treatment option under investigation would provide for potential water re-use applications.
Wastewater to power07 December, 2009
Murdoch’s scientists are showing off the latest developments in cutting-edge bioelectrical systems that turn wastewater into electricity.
Finucane Island water recycling project28 July, 2009
BHP Billiton, as one of Western Australia's big water users, has a target of 10% potable water saving documented into its environmental policy and sustainable growth strategies. The new administration and maintenance facility at Port Hedland's Finucane Island is part of BHP Billiton's Western Australian Rapid Growths Project (RGP4).
Murray river town Echuca attains biogas re-use27 July, 2009
A combined effort from a number of suppliers has resulted in the successful operation of a water reclamation scheme at Echuca, on the Murray River, north of Bendigo.
The safe use of recycled water16 June, 2009 by David Cunliffe
Continued population growth, droughts and limited water storage capacity are placing ever increasing pressure on Australian water supplies. One of the responses to this pressure has been increased use of recycled water. However, increased use has to be balanced against protection of public health; the greatest risk is from enteric microorganisms.