The Energy Footprint of Drinking Water

  Drinking water and wastewater systems are generally the largest energy consumers for municipal governments. However, there is little published information available on the exact energy usage for specific systems. A recent article in Journal – American Water Works Association, looked to address this knowledge gap for drinking water utilities. The authors surveyed drinking water… Read More

Space2O

  In this blog we talk a lot about current issues in the water industry. Whether it’s new technology in the industrial sector, drinking water cleanliness or creative ways to recycle and reuse our most precious resource, we cast a wide net (no pun intended) when it comes the stories we comment on. Our topics… Read More

[Radio Interview] Helping the Water Sector Solve Microbiological Problems in Water

  LuminUltra CEO Pat Whalen took part in an interview with Water Online Radio while attending the Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Water Works Association (AWWA’s ACE17) in Philadelphia. The discussion touched on a number of interesting topics that we thought might be of interest to you. You’ll find the interview excerpted below…. Read More

Why won’t total microbial content decrease after UV treatment?

  UV treatment only recently became widely adopted in the water and wastewater treatment industries but the benefits of sun exposure for water purification have been acknowledged for thousands of years. Ancient Sanskrit and Greek writings dating as far back as 4,000 B.C. identify exposure to sunlight as one of the recommended water treatment methods… Read More

The Future of Biotechnology: Microbots and Customized Biological Circuits

  While the world is just starting to realize the widespread abundance of microorganisms (they are quite literally everywhere) and their role in various diseases and illnesses, researchers are already designing tiny microbots that will help fight the battle against pathogens and other contaminants. We’re all aware of the risks that contaminated drinking water poses… Read More

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