Category Archives: Treatment

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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EEA: New challenges require extra investments WWTP’s

Investments are needed in traditional Waste Water Treatment Plants to face future challenges. Photo: Water News Europe.

‘More investment is needed to make urban Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP’s) fit to meet the difficult challenges posed by the impacts of climate change and the presence of antibiotics...

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Swedish research: Disinfection of drinking water produces toxic by-products

Water company Berggården in Linköping treats river water with UV. Photo: Tekniska Verken.

Disinfection of drinking water can produce toxic and carcinogenic by-products. Unknown or non-monitored disinfection by-products can cause large health risks. With new analytical methods many more by-products can be identified and surveyed in order...

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Ambitious project will provide Malta with improved water services

An existing building will be turned into the new RO plant in Hondoq ir-Rummien. Photo: Water Services Corporation.

Private company Water Services Corporation in Malta starts with a water project of 130 million euro to improve Malta’s water services. The European Union invests 73 million euro of...

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