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water reuse

Carbon footprint of water reuse and desalination: A review of greenhouse gas emissions and estimation tools

The energy demand associated with provision of sufficient and safe water is a real issue for water managers. Water and wastewater treatment and transport can account for up to 44% of a city’s municipal energy cost. Some have also reported that with population growth, urbanization, and
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Growing saltwater vegetables with aquaponics – reinvent next year’s Thanksgiving Day menu with sea purslane and saltwort

Mote Aquaculture Research Park in Sarasota, Florida is growing something unique – saltwater vegetables. Construction on a marine aquaponic system was completed at the start of October 2014. Check out Mote’s News & Press page for an article about this project. The system was
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Collaborations between Engineering, Social Science, Public Health, Agriculture, Natural Science

Systems that recover resources from waste are central to development. However, there are often financial and technological trade-offs associated with the cost of recovery of energy, water, and nutrients from waste. Non-traditional partnerships between stakeholders from multiple sector
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The Future of Water Reuse in Florida

On November 3rd, 2014, the WateReuse Association of Florida brought together numerous policy makers, stakeholders, municipalities and other water professionals to expand discussion on the future of water reuse in the state of Florida. Spearheaded by Bart Weiss (Hillsborough County) an
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Reclaiming Nutrients through Aquaponics

The practice of aquaculture, or fish farming, can produce large quantities of waste similar to municipal wastewater treatment systems. Historically in aquaculture these nutrients were simply discharged to the environment. The waste resulted in degraded water quality near and downstrea
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Case study: Reducing risk from de facto wastewater reuse in Bolivia

Storify by USF Reclaim Tue, Jan 21 2014 05:57:36 Case study: Reducing risk from de facto wastewater reuse in Bolivia Summary of the discussion hosted on Jan. 17, 2014 by USF Reclaim (http://usf-reclaim.org/), about a case study of microbial risk assessment for lettuce irrigation in Bo
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Recent publications on the use of stabilization ponds in wastewater treatment and resource recovery systems

Stabilization ponds are a technology that has been used for over 3,000 years to treat wastewater, yet they are still one of the most commonly-used wastewater treatment technologies today. They utilize natural sunlight and indigenous communities of bacteria and algae to achieve treatme
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Quantifying the benefits of integrated resource recovery from sanitation provision in a developing country setting

So, we know that reclaiming water from sewage can help offset the local demand for freshwater and divert nutrient loads from entering waterbodies, and reclaiming biogas from sewage treated anaerobically can help offset the energy costs of wastewater treatment. But what is the combined
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USF Presents Research at IWA Ponds Specialist Conference

This past week, the International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Group on Wastewater Pond Technology held its bienniel conference in Baru, Colombia. USF was represented at the conference with an oral presentation about our research regarding the removal of helminth eggs in a stabi
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WEF and U.S. EPA Tour Innovations at University of South Florida

Visitors from the Water Environment Federation and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) toured three of USF’s labs in March 2013. Dr. Yeh showed the visitors his lab’s NEWgenerator(TM) which reclaims nutrients from wastewater while simultaneously producing clean water
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