Reclaim from the Drain - The Importance of Water Reuse
News Oct 12, 2016
Water shortages are becoming more frequent due to both naturally changing conditions and human impact. Despite water making up the majority of the Earth’s surface we have access to only 2.5% and with an ever growing population, alternative sources must be sought to meet the demand.
Reclaimed water is a growing source globally and has been proven to be safe and effective in supplying the increasing demand. The World Water Congress and Exhibition, taking place this week in Australia, will focus on sustainable water solutions, including wastewater processing as a key topic.
Bacteria Eats Greenhouse Gas with a Side of ProteinNews
With the ability to leech heavy metals from the environment and digest a potent greenhouse gas, methanotrophic bacteria pull double duty when it comes to cleaning up the environment. Scientists have identified two never-before-studied proteins, MbnB and MbnC, as partially responsible for the bacteria’s capabilities.READ MORE
Microgel Mops Up Toxins Without Harming "Good" BacteriaNews
While it’s easy to blame the bacteria during intestinal infections, it’s actually the toxins the bacteria produce that trigger inflammation, diarrhea, fever and cramps. Treatments typically include indiscriminate antibiotics that slaughter health-promoting gut bacteria along with disease-causing microbes. Researchers now report the development of a microgel scavenger that targets toxins instead of bacteria.READ MORE
Rechargable Antibacterial Coating - Just Add Bleach!News
Stainless steel is the gold standard for kitchen appliances and cookware, described as modern and sleek. But bacteria can grow on stainless steel surfaces, contaminating food. Current coatings available on the market are pricey and potentially harmful, so scientists have now developed an affordable specialized polymer coating for such surfaces that they can recharge with bleach treatments.READ MORE