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Renix Inc.: Transforming phosphorus from pollutant to resource

Phosphorus is getting a bad rap these days — and with good reason. According to recent estimates, humans are pumping 10 million tonnes of this nutrient into the world’s lakes and rivers each year[1] with results that can be devastating. In 2014, for example, a massive bloom of blue-green algae, fueled by phosphorus, turned large parts of Lake Erie the colour of a spinach-based smoothie. It also released dangerous cyanotoxins, forcing authorities to cut off tap water to half a [...]

June 4th, 2018|Categories: Features|0 Comments

Making real-time E. coli detection a reality

Every year, diseases caused by contaminated drinking water kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Detecting contamination early — before dangerous microorganisms have a chance to multiply — would save countless lives. Right now, however, testing water samples means sending them to a lab. In remote communities, or even in big cities like Beijing where each building has its own water tank, that simply isn’t feasible. And even where it is feasible, it takes several days to get [...]

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Features|0 Comments

UV Pure’s Crossfire Technology® and the road to validation

Chlorination has been used in water treatment for more than 100 years. But there are growing concerns about its effectiveness in removing certain pathogens and its long-term effects on both humans and the environment. UV disinfection is very quickly gaining ground on chlorination because it’s effective, environmentally friendly and economical. But, in many ways the technology hasn’t changed since it was introduced in the early 1900s. UV Pure Technologies, an award-winning Canadian manufacturer of UV water treatment systems, has developed [...]

April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Features|0 Comments
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