Deforestation or unnecessary spills are the reason why cities face a serious threat of having no fresh water supplies.
A common dilemma regarding wastewater treatment plants: what is a safe distance from homes? And is it even safe to live near one?
This is a dilemma that concerns many people, so we have decided to explore these issues in more detail.
Although the plant processes animal scraps, it's more environmentally friendly than you might think. Keep reading and find out why.
If you do not maintain septic tanks, there is a risk of contamination of groundwater and surface water.
Estimates say that the patch is made up of 80,000 tons of garbage. Currently, its area is comparable to the size of Europe.
Using roots for wastewater treatment? A root zone wastewater treatment plant is ideal for houses, production halls and small communities
Root zone wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are a quiet solution that works without electricity and looks like a garden.
Typical examples are green areas on the ground and also on the roofs of buildings, from where water is drained for treatment.
According to a well-known mycologist, it is possible that mushrooms will eventually save us from a climate catastrophe.
We produce both blackwater and greywater throughout the entire day. In both cases, it is wastewater that comes mainly from households. But do you...
More than 70% of the world's water consumption goes to growing plants and raising animals. How can we reduce this volume? Keep reading to find some...
You might be familiar with the terms sustainability, carbon neutrality, renewable resources, and biodegradable packaging. But do you know what it...
Wastewater treatment across the world: which countries recycle the most and where is the best water quality?
We have summed up a few highlights about wastewater treatment around the globe. Keep reading and find out which countries recycle the most and which...
Wastewater has a bigger potential than previously assumed. Thanks to scientists from Washington University, wastewater can be recycled and also used...
Lake Chad is a water source for 30 million people. The lake is gradually shrinking and its only hope is a rather divergent project.
Both too high and too low temperatures have adverse effects on wastewater treatment. So, what is the ideal temperature? Where are the sources of...
Urban areas in Europe already face difficulties with sustainable management of urban water resources. Furthermore, shall the projections of the...
Recent studies show that the decline of freshwater biodiversity is twice as fast compared to ocean and forest biodiversity. Is it too late to reverse...
You might think that researchers from National University of Singapore (NUS) spent years on their research. However, the bacterium was found by mere...
The project implemented by Hydrotech several years ago in Kaluga, Russia, has had a longer start-up, however, its development has been quite...
Disinfection is the last and one of the crucial steps of wastewater treatment. Why? Read our article.
Agriculture accounts for 70% of water use, and yet counts as the world’s biggest polluter. How is this possible? Read our article and find out more...
The sludge has to be dewatered, dried and reduced to the lowest volume. Keep reading and find out how the process works.
Oil booms, skimmers or sorbents. In this article we will discuss the most used methods to clean up oil spills at sea.
British Environmental Agency allowed the Netherlands to export 27,500 tons of sewage sludge to the country.
What do Microsoft and a low-cost wastewater treatment plant have in common? Bill Gates stands behind both of them.
Hurricanes Irma, Katrina, and Dorian: all of them caused major flooding in the U.S. in the course of the last two decades. Flooding causes property...
Hand washing in India is a luxury and Mexicans must use bottled water for hygiene.
COVID-19 in wastewater: doesn’t survive proper treatment and under certain circumstances might even help
Late in April, samples from 12 wastewater plants were collected in Kansas. Up to 10 of them were found to have genetic material with the contents of...
Candy, chocolate and other confectionery: you might not even imagine how something so delicious could do so much harm to the environment. But what if...
Technological machines for waste plastic processing may vary depending on the plastics processed (e.g. PET, PP, HDPE, LDPE etc.). Therefore, this...
The first article covered only the partial dairy wastewater treatment. Here you can find out more about the difference between the aerobic and...
Good news! The wastewater in the dairy processing industry is not that hard to clean. However, the technology employed is fairly complex.
Hand washing is one of the fundamental measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But what if the people have no water access or do not have enough...
Hanoi is planning to build a sewer system to direct the polluted water from the To Lich River to a wastewater treatment plant. What seems to be a...
Many nonsense myths about water and its sources persist in the public sphere. This article will walk you through the most common and most recent ones.
Growing population, unpredictable weather and poorer soil quality: these are some of the causes why Kenya struggles with water shortages.
Both people and animals struggle with water shortages. Fire-stricken Australia is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis
Australia suffers from huge fires since June, 2019.
Thousands of ships fitted with ‘cheat water treatment devices‘ cause ocean pollution and violate emissions regulations
All ships are required to reduce air pollution by using cleaner fuel by 2020. The owners started to adjust; however, not as expected.
In 2019, The European Environmental Agency published a report on water quality at bathing sites across Europe.
Formerly the fourth largest freshwater lake in the world used to have an area of 67,000km2. The area shrunk to one fourth of its original area.
The Dutch organization’s goal is to clean the world’s 1,000 most polluting rivers by 2025.
The largest freshwater lake in the world is facing extreme pollution.
Synthetic fibres have good elasticity, dry fast, and keep warm. However, if you wash them in a washing machine, you send out thousands of plastic...
The content of substances in the sludge and development of EU laws drives the efficient ways of sludge management in the WWTPs.
India appeared on the list of the most water-stressed countries due to the Chennai crisis and also the risk of groundwater shortage in Northern areas.
New Zealand currently generates up to 80% of the country's electricity from renewable sources. A new, floating solar farm will join the...
Will mixing of freshwater with seawater make coastal wastewater treatment plants energy independent?
Blue energy could make coastal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) run independently, at low-costs, and without damaging the environment.
T·PARK, Hong Kong: an astonishing sewage water treatment facility with a spa and theatre hidden inside
The T·PARK complex reflects a vision to transform waste into energy and change the public opinion on resource recovery.
Look at the list of countries currently spending the most of the water on the planet on the smooth running of the industry and households.
The United Nations want to keep water for future generations. How do they prevent a deepening water crisis?
During the celebration of this year's International Day of Water, the United Nations launched an initiative that will last for a decade.
By choosing the right chemicals, setting up the machine and proper dosing, you can achieve the desired cost reduction.
How much will we have to pay for one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the future?
The European Union Water Framework Directive 2000 program, after 18 years of operation, did not reach the results expected after its first phase.
Several studies have confirmed that the conversion of wastewater to drinking water is safe using current technologies.
Researchers have discovered small plastic particles also in Slovak drinking water sources.
There are ways in which biodegradable waste can be processed in a controlled manner and even increase its value.
Global climate change is largely threatening water supplies and scientists warn of the catastrophic consequences of our carelessness.
Water dams are not just concrete masses that hold water in one place. Many times they are also impressive.
Read how Hydrotech engineers have designed the process of anaerobic purification of starch wastewater.
Water in the oceans also poses a risk of radioactive waste contamination in addition to pollution caused by plastics. What danger does it represent?
The dumping of waste on the seabed began to be subject to active international regulations only in the 1970s.
Have you ever wondered why the people of Africa have such a great thirst?
The color traces of the water indicate the rate of use of this natural resource in the production and production of goods and services of daily...
Do you wash the car on the sidewalk in front of the house? If you thought you would save water and the environment in this way, you were wrong.
These are the 4 most common problems associated with the sewage treatment plant and its operation. How to deal with them?
A wastewater treatment plant is not a nuclear power plant but still you can encounter some difficulties when operating it.
The founder of a project to save the world´s oceans and the underwater world doesn´t necessarily have to be college graduate in the field of...
Your real water consumption is not just how much water you drink and run from the tap.
There are about 1.3 zetta liters of water on the Earth, but only 0.12% can be used for consumption, industry and agriculture.
Recycled wastewater can be used almost without limitation. You might be convinced by the following five examples.
The wastewater treatment sector is considered to be the fastest growing global business.
Read important information about the consequences of overloading of WWTP's and possible solutions to these situations.
Discovery from the National University of Singapore can solve the problem of eliminating dangerous elements in wastewater coming from the...
The liter of beer consumes up to 60 liters of water. High water consumption will have to be sharply limited by beer producers.
Carlsberg has pledged to reduce its water consumption by 50% by 2030.
On the Earth there are several countries that are extremely aware on the cleanliness of their water resources. Lets take their approach as a...
Earth Day reminds us this year to cleanse the planet from plastics. Here are 10 tips to get started today
Global Earth Day celebrations date to April 22.
Container-sized wastewater treatment plant: Smart solution for treatment of small volumes of wastewater
Read about which wastewater treatment options are currently available for small businesses.
It is striking that up to 20% of industrial water pollution in China comes from dyeing or coloring textiles.
Volkswagen Bratislava needed to expand the capacity of the biological part of WWTP. Read about how we did it.
From 2014, approximately 28% of the water used for irrigation in Cyprus comes from local wastewater treatment plants.
How we saved tens of thousands of euros in the Russian brewery by replacing worn-out elements of the wastewater treatment plant
What amount of money did we help to save one brewery in Russia, where we rebuilt their wastewater treatment plant?
The Day Zero Drinking Water Day is set on April 12, 2018. And what then?
The bizarre coloring of water is many times only the initial degree of serious pollution.
We are buying millions of plastic bottles every single hour. Most of them end up in landfills and in the oceans.
According to the Clean Air Council, only 2.5 million used plastic bottles are discarded every hour in the United States. If we realize that time...
Do not worry, no hygiene or food standards have been violated in this case.
Take advantage of what falls for free from the sky. Retaining rainwater will help the planet and you also.
By retaining rainwater we are able to save up to 40% of the annual cost for drinking water we use. We help ourselves while helping our environment.
At present, 322 million tonnes more plastics are produced than in 1950. Even the tenth of this will end up as waste in the sea.
Managing director of Hydrotech: In Russia, they apply criteria for the quality of cleaned water so strict as I have never seen anywhere else in Europe
Nobody wants a product we produce but it is a necessity. This is how Dušan Vančo – veteran managing director of Hydrotech describes the product...
Solution of this problem can be a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) application.
The company is good when it produces profit. Is it enough, or should it bring something more?
Why do we keep the sheep? They relieve the corporate culture and the unused area of our land is mowed by them ecologically.
We have come up with 4 reasons why it pays off to keep the sheep in the company or in the area around the wastewater treatment plant.
Drinking water is a very precious commodity for almost half of the world. Have you ever wondered what is happening to wastewater after we flush it...
Their purpose is to draw attention to serious facts about the lack of water and its pollution, the protection of drinking water resources, but also...
Polluted water is a huge problem nowadays. Look at how a couple of Taiwanese university studets pointed to this problem in an original but also...
Due to medicines and cosmetic goods we flush down the toilet, male fish are changing into hermaphrodites
Have you thought about where chemicals from cosmetic goods and medicines we normally use end up? The large part ends directly in the rivers.
The wastewater treatment plant in the Netherlands filters used toilet paper. It is used as building material
Did you know that Europeans consume up to 5 million tonnes of toilet paper per year? In the Netherlands they have found new use for it that is...
The importance of wastewater treatment is growing. Most of the used water in the world is still not regulated, which causes major pollution.
Daily, we eat more water than we drink. Did you know it requires 15,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of meat?
If we want to keep clean water for future generations, we should also, change our eating habits. It’s important to think about the indirect...
By flushing unwanted waste in a toilet or washbasin, you can cause not only pipe leakage and subsequent flooding of the household. What you should...
The planets drought is the most alarming situation nowadays. How we should treat our planet and how can we prevent the global warming to be even...
Did you know that it takes on average 8 liters of drinking water to flash the toilet once? What else you did not know about water but it is very...