Tag: Wastewater

Medicine residues may threaten fish reproduction

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Joakim Larsson joakim.larsson@fysiologi.gu.se 46-317-863-589 University of Gothenburg Researchers at Umeå University and the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered that traces of many medicines can be found in fish that have been swimming in treated waste water. One […]

Modern alchemy leaches gold from water

28Oct2012 SAINT-PIERRE-LES-NEMOURS, France (AFP)  A small French start-up company is selling a technology with a hint of alchemy: turning water into gold. It does so by extracting from industrial waste water the last traces of any rare — and increasingly valuable — metal. “We leave only a microgramme […]

Stream in India has record high levels of drugs

2009 study posted for filing By Margie Mason THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PATANCHERU, India — When researchers analyzed vials of treated wastewater taken from a plant where about 90 Indian drug factories dump their residues, they were shocked. Enough of a single, powerful antibiotic was being spewed into one […]