Archive for January, 2010

  • PCPs and endocrine disrupters in wastewater treatment

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

    Aqua Enviro is organising a training on the Fate of Pharmaceutical Personal Care Products and Endocrine Disrupters in Wastewater Treatment on 16th February in Leeds (UK). Aim is to understand the potential risk of these materials to the aquatic environment, learn about the necessity to remove these compounds and identify business opportunities for removal technologies [...]

  • Crop residues provide valuable protection for soil

    Friday, January 22nd, 2010

    Removing wheat and sorghum crop residue after harvest, such as stalks, stubble and leaves, may cause more harm than good according to new research. Results indicate that removing residue can increase nutrient and sediment levels in water runoff, and decrease organic carbon stored in the soil.
    Crop residue left after harvest performs several ecosystem services. In [...]

  • Government to focus on reducing food waste

    Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

    The Government wants food waste to be “avoided as far as possible” and to ensure that supply chains are efficient and minimise waste. It also wants consumers to be more food and waste-conscious and plan to store and use food effectively. The use of surplus food used to generate energy through anaerobic digestion is also [...]

  • Keeping alive – a new year`s resolution for farmers

    Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

    Farmers are being encouraged to make their New Year’s resolution a promise to come home safe from the fields.
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched the next phase in its ‘Make the Promise’ campaign with the stark message that people are still dying in needless farm accidents.
    Across Great Britain, 38 workers lost their lives [...]

  • What to do with sewage sludge?

    Monday, January 18th, 2010

    In recent years China has developed into one of the world’s biggest markets for sewage treatment. According to the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection, over 20 billion euros was invested by the end of 2008 in around 1,550 sewage plants in the People’s Republic. Together these facilities process 86 million tons of sewage each day. [...]