Category Archives: Treatment

European drinking water suppliers call for extra protection rivers

River Rhine. Photo: Water News Europe

On World Water Day a European Coalition of Drinking Water Suppliers adopted a European River Memorandum (ERM). The suppliers call for transparency in discharges, strict entry requirements for chemicals and the implementation of the polluter pays principle. In the Memorandum they set out minimum quality standards...

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How to treat the coronavirus in the water cycle?

The coronavirus can be removed effectively. Photo: Pixabay.

As the corona virus is spreading around the globe water treatment professionals need to know how this virus behaves in drinking water and wastewater systems. Are water treatment filtration and disinfection processes sufficient for coronavirus removal and inactivation? According to...

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OECD Water: Extra WWTP-treatment not the best solution for medical residues

A lifecycle and multisector approahc is needed to prevent pollution with pharmaceuticals. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

End-of-pipe upgrades of Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTPs) are costly, energy intensive and toxic transformation products may be formed. OECD Water researchers claim that prevention early in a pharmaceutical’s life cycle may deliver...

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