Tag: Water

Nephros Announces Release of DialyPath, a qPCR-based, Real-time, On-site Endotoxin Assay for Dialysis Water

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – ( NewMediaWire ) – October 13, 2020 –  Nephros, Inc. (Nasdaq: NEPH), a commercial-stage company that develops and sells high performance water purification products and pathogen detection systems to the medical and commercial markets, today announced availability of DialyPath(TM), an assay that estimates endotoxin levels in dialysis water samples.

Water sampling is generally required in dialysis clinics to ensure that no waterborne contamination is present. Of particular interest are endotoxins, which are gram-negative bacterial fragments that can cause inflammation and other complications in dialysis patients. DialyPath is an on-site test that measures endotoxin levels in about two hours.

DialyPath results correlate highly (R2>0.95) with data from the limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) assay, currently the industry standard for endotoxin measurement (EU/ml). DialyPath uses qPCR technology to quantify DNA target segments in a water sample, which are matched to a DNA segment that is found in all

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Water has become a big issue for Big Tech. But Microsoft has a plan

When Brian Janous started at Microsoft in 2011 as a data center utility architect, he joined at a time when energy and sustainability issues were still nascent.

“I was the first person that was brought into the organization to work on energy and sustainability issues. This was back in the time when it … certainly wasn’t clear to me why a company like Microsoft even needed someone like me,” Janous told CNBC by phone.

“And the person that was hiring me, (said), ‘I really think this whole cloud thing is going to be a big deal. And I think energy is going to be really important to the future of our company.’ And he was clearly correct. Obviously, over the last several years, as the cloud has really exploded, energy and our environmental footprints have become increasingly important issues,” he added.

The U.S. government estimated that data centers in the

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New NASA toilet uses acid to turn astronaut pee into water

It may not look like it, but NASA’s new space toilet is more comfortable, more efficient, and better than ever at allowing some of the smartest people who ever lived to drink their own piss.

If you’re stuck on a spaceship during a multi-year mission to Mars, there’s only so much water on board to go around. That’s why every drop, including urine and sweat, must be recycled for the next day’s refreshment.

“When it comes to our urine … today’s coffee is tomorrow’s coffee!” said NASA astronaut Jessica Meir in a September press release.

But reclaiming urine is a complicated process that has to be done exactly right, otherwise that coffee will have a lot of unpleasant and unhealthy flavor notes. That’s why NASA’s new $23 million space toilet uses extremely powerful acids to treat astronaut pee so that it’s sparkling clean.

The toilet, which was launched

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Asteroid Bennu may have been home to ancient water flows

Perhaps as a prelude to this attempt, researchers just published a number of new studies about the geochemistry of Bennu today in the journals Science and Science Advances, providing some of the biggest revelations to date. Here are the most compelling.

Bennu’s watery history

In the first Science study, scientists used high-resolution images taken by OSIRIS-Rex, as well as spectroscopy (which involves analyzing electromagnetic waves emitted from Bennu to determine its chemistry), to better understand the composition and history of the asteroid’s Nightingale crater region, where the sample will be collected.

They found that boulders in this area showed bright veins, narrow in width but about a meter in length, similar to what’s found in other carbonaceous chondritic meteorites that have landed on Earth. In those cases, the veins indicate that the rock had once interacted with flowing water. 

So naturally, for Bennu, “the veins suggest that water flowed through

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Oil Water Separator Market Rising Trends, Demand and Technology Growth 2020 to 2027 : Clarcor, Compass Water Solutions, Parker-Hannifin, Etc. | Oct 5, 2020

New York, NY — (SBWIRE) — 10/05/2020 — Global Oil Water Separator Market – Forecast to 2027

The Global Oil Water Separator Market Research Report offers an in-depth analysis of the Oil Water Separator industry and the economic scenario for business management that offers development and profitability for the key players in the market. The report on the Global Oil Water Separator Market covers the latest impact of the currently unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has affected every aspect of life and has drastically altered the market dynamics. The report offers a comprehensive analysis of the rapidly changing market dynamics along with the initial and future impact of the pandemic on the overall market. Moreover, the report offers crucial insights into the current and future growth aspects of the market.

The study offers a comprehensive overview of the technologies, volume size, raw materials, and in-depth analysis of the market with

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Heartland Water Technology and Gruppo Pieralisi Announce Partnership for Biosolids Management in the United States

HUDSON, Mass., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Heartland Water Technology, Inc. and Gruppo Pieralisi today announced a strategic partnership focused on advanced biosolids management, including municipal sludge, livestock manures and digested solids, leveraging Pieralsi’s proven and robust direct-contact rotary drum dryer.

The cost and complexity of managing sludges and biosolids is growing. The vast majority of biosolids are disposed of at either landfills or incinerators, or they are land applied.  Due to their high water content, strong nutrient loading, odor and difficulty in handling, these outlets are reducing the amount of biosolids they able to accept. As a consequence, the cost of biosolids management is going up nationally.

Earl Jones, Heartland’s CEO comments, “Producers of biosolids today are looking to control their own destiny. They see outlets for biosolids disposal getting curtailed or cut-off and they want to take pro-active decisions to ensure they have a responsible and

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There might be even more underground reservoirs of liquid water on Mars

Four underground reservoirs of water may be sitting below the south pole of Mars. The new findings, published today in Nature Astronomy, suggest Mars is home to even more deposits of liquid water than once thought.

The background: In 2018, a group of Italian researchers used radar observations made by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter to detect a lake of liquid water sitting 1.5 kilometers below the surface of Mars. The lake, which was about 20 kilometers long, was found near the south pole, at the base of an area of thick glacial ice called the South Polar Layered Deposits. Those radar observations were made by an instrument called Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS).

The new study: Two years later, after a new analysis of the complete MARSIS data set (composing over 134 radar collection campaigns), members of that same team have confirmed the

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Pair of massive baby stars swaddled in salty water vapor

Pair of massive baby stars swaddled in salty water vapor
ALMA composite image of a binary massive protostar IRAS 16547-4247. Different colors show the different distributions of dust particles (yellow), methyl cyanide (CH3CN, red), salt (NaCl, green), and hot water vapor (H2O, blue). Bottom insets are the close-up views of each components. Dust and methyl cyanide are distributed widely around the binary, whereas salt and water vapor are concentrated in the disk around each protostar. In the wide-field image, the jets from one of the protostars, seen as several dots in the above image, are shown in light blue. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Tanaka et al.

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers spotted a pair of massive baby stars growing in salty cosmic soup. Each star is shrouded by a gaseous disk which includes molecules of sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt, and heated water vapor. Analyzing the radio emissions from the salt and water, the team found

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Global Water Purifiers Market Analysis 2020, by Technology, Sales Channel and End Use

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Dublin, Sep 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
Dublin, Sept. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Water Purifiers: Global Markets” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Water purification refers to the process of cleaning water wherein unhealthy chemical compounds, organic and inorganic impurities, contaminants, and other impurities are removed from the water content. The main objective of this purification is to provide clean and safer drinking water to people and thereby minimize the spread of the many diseases caused by contaminated water. Water purifiers are technology-based devices or systems that make the water purification process easier for residential, commercial, and industrial users. Water purification systems are designed for a wide range of applications such as residential, medical, pharmaceuticals, chemical and industrial, pools and spas, agricultural irrigation, packaged drinking water, etc. Water purifiers can eliminate pollutants

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Smart Water Meter Market : Rising Trends with Top Countries Data, Technology and Business Outlook 2020 to 2026

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Sep 23, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Smart Water Meter Market” is valued at 2294.9 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 2809.6 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 2.9% during 2021-2026, According to New Research Study. 360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Smart Water Meter Market by Types (Pre-payment Electricity Meter, Remote Transmitting Water Meter), Applications (IC Card Water Meter, TM Card Prepayment Water Meter, RF Smart Card Meter, Coded Water Meter, Impulse Type Remote Water Meter, Direct-reading Remote Water Meter) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” Browse Market data Tables and Figures spread through 122 Pages and in-depth TOC on Smart Water Meter Market.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and

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