J-WAFS Lab Looks to Make a Real Change in the Water Sector

Article courtesy of Vivian Zhong and Renee Robins | May 8th, 2016 | Fair Observer | Shared as educational material. Vivian Zhong, a MIT undergraduate, recently interviewed a researcher at Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS), Renee Robins. The lab funds projects such as the development of a nanosensor for contaminant […]

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Modern Water Introduces Oil In Water Monitor Into US Market

Water technology and monitoring company Modern Water has launched a range of oil in water monitoring products in the US and has supplied a Multisensor 1200 volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor to Glendive Water Treatment Plant in Montana to ensure safe drinking water for around 6,000 people.

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Global Water Center: Water Tech Research, Development is Name of the Game

Two years ago in September the Global Water Center celebrated its grand opening, and since then the facility has attracted new businesses, corporations and startups, not to mention a handful of universities too — all of them with the same focus: water technology.


These Genetically engineered bacteria send out a signal when Water gets Polluted

Scientists in Canada is developing a fascinating way to sense when water is contaminated. Their box, called the FRED or Field Ready Electrochemical Detector, contains “tunable” bacteria that react in the presence of unwanted substances.


Appliance Science Experiments: Creating edible water spheres

Spherification is a fun way to produce edible containers for water or other liquids. It isn’t difficult to do. Appliance Science shows you how to spherify water and other liquids.


Nanofilter: An African Innovation for Safe Drinking Water

A child dies every minute from a waterborne disease, and he or she most likely lives in sub-Saharan Africa. Millions of people in the region don’t have access to clean water and thus face the risk of diarrhoea or other deadly water-related diseases.


APANA™ Introduces First Automated Water Management for Business

Roughly one-fifth of public water supply in the United States goes to the commercial and industrial sector, or 80 billion gallons per day. APANA customers have demonstrated an average 20 percent savings in water use, and average payback on capital expenditure of 18 months.


Groundwater Modeling Breakthrough

A University of Wyoming professor has made a discovery that answers a nearly 100-year-old question about water movement, with implications for agriculture, hydrology, climate science and other fields.


How Salt + Car Battery = Clean Water

The device is a small plastic canister that attaches to a battery with what look like miniature jumper cables. Using a special “brine bottle,” you add salt and water in amounts indicated by lines. Mix it up, and add the salt solution to the SE200. With the push of a button, the canister illuminates, and the solution begins to bubble.


New Water Tech Lowers Arsenic Treatment Costs

Recently, a new well, reservoir and arsenic treatment system were installed for the Mesquite Hills subdivision through a public/private partnership between the City and VRE Cottonwood LLC. This new system has the capability of removing arsenic from the backwash water before it is discharged to the sewer system.


Airport’s New Water Source Is the Air

From August to December 2014, air conditioners at six gates produced more than 5,200 gallons of condensate, according to the San Diego County Airport Authority, which runs Lindbergh Field. This month, air conditioners at two more gates were added to the collection program for a total of eight.

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This Clean Water Device Creates A Tap From A Backpack, And It’s Saving Lives

It weighs no more than 300 grams, fits easily into a backpack and looks like any other plastic bag. But the simple device is a life-saver for people who have no access to clean drinking water. The bag, called Fieldtrate Lite, filters dirty water, such as river water, through a membrane and turns it into potable water in the same time it would take to run it from the tap.

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