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Wastewater Treatment Case Study: Emulsion Cracking

Wastewaters with very high emulsified Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) and various other hydrocarbons content were generated in a wastewaters from equipment cleaning operations in a large industrial facility producing food produc

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European Commission provides €281.4 million for 248 new environment projects

The European Commission has approved funding for 248 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the European Union’s environment fund. The projects have been submitted by beneficiaries in 26 Member States and cover actions in the fields of nature conservation, climate change, environmental policy and information and communication on environmental issues across all 27 Member States....

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Water saving technologies to reduce water consumption and wastewater production in Irish households

Consumers will in the future have to pay for their water (if on a mains supply).  All rural consumers are already familiar with their obligation to treat wastewaters which they generate, courtesy of the 2013 “Septic Tank” Legislation. Water saving technologies can reduce water consumption and wastewater production in Irish households Join the dots –...

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LIFE+ project produces new river restoration guide

The LIFE+ Information and Communication project RESTORE (LIFE09 INF/UK/000032) has published a new guide to river restoration called Rivers by Design. The guide is aimed at planners, developers, architects and landscape architects and seeks to show them how to maximise the benefits of river restoration in development projects. It explains the context and need for river restoration, illustrating how...

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Public Consultation for Ireland’s first Aarhus Convention National Implementation Report 2014

The public consultation for Ireland’s first National Implementation Report under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (known as the Aarhus Convention) was launched on 7 June 2013.  The Aarhus Convention lays down a set of basic rules...

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Surface waters: 12 new controlled chemicals, three pharmaceuticals on watch list

The WFD has been the EU’s main water policy instrument for setting anti-pollution strategies, including measures progressively to reduce or phase out emissions of chemicals listed as priority substances. EQS determine the maximum concentration of a particular pollutant or group of pollutants in water, sediment (any material which is carried by water and settles to...

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Grant Assistance Available Details Announced for Septic Tanks Remediation

Mr. Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, has announced that he has signed regulations to provide for grant assistance for householders whose septic tanks are deemed to require remediation following an inspection under the EPA’s National Inspection Plan. The grants scheme will apply only where a domestic waste water treatment...

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FP7 Funding for Water, Waste & Wastewater: Participation of SME Business

FP7 attaches great importance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The aim for FP7 is to allocate at least an indicative 15% of the total EU funding of roughly €50 billion for 2007–13 to SMEs. SMEs have a role in a range of environmental research topics including water recovery/recycling, water and wastewater treatment, waste management...

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