Partners to introduce endocrine disruptorsdetection
A testing process to detect the presence of endocrine disruptors in wastewater treatment plants is being industrialised by Veolia Environnement and WatchFrog, a spin-off of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.
WatchFrog has developed smart biosensors to rapidly assess the quality of the water that leaves wastewater treatment plants and its impact on biodiversity.
In partnership with Veolia, the company has produced a tool to identify the presence of endocrinedisrupters (such as thyroid, estrogen and adrenocorticotropic hormones) in wastewater through the fluorescence of parts of fish larvae or tadpoles. Thanks to this tool, frog larvae fluoresce when they are disturbed by these pollutants − the greater the disturbance, the brighter the fluorescence.
Pending the implementation of new EU legislation related to endocrine disruptors, the partnership aims to develop the production and commercialisation of this measurement tool.
Veolia said it has existing proprietary tertiary wastewater treatment technologies, including ActifloCarb, that remove emerging micro-pollutants such as endocrine disruptors. The information provided by this testing process will allow fine-tuning of the ActifloCarb wastewater treatment process.
- Flowline wins six-year deal with Anglian Water Drainage contractor Flowline has been awarded a new six-year contract by Anglian Water. The company has been delivering... Read More >
- SWW completes £26M Plymouth wastewater upgrades A £26 million project to improve water quality in the Plymouth Sound and maintain excellent bathing water quality for the... Read More >
- Scientists identify nano-silver cell stressors Scientists at the Swiss Aquatic Research Institute, Eawag, have been researching the cellular processes that occur in... Read More >
- MBBRs: Putting wastewater to bed Moving Bed Bioreactors (MBBRs) are the filtration method of choice for many operators looking to remove BOD, ammonia and... Read More >
- Operational Records Key for WWTPs' Long-Term Goals Good data on the performance of treatment plants is important not only for meeting quality standards in the present, but in... Read More >
- Digital engineering for the totex environment Digitalisation of the design and construction process as well as the use of intelligent piping and instrumentation... Read More >
- Precast concrete panels get flexible for sludge storage Ofwat's reforms to create a new market for bioresources will mean a greater focus on the way sludge cake is stored.... Read More >
- Graphene filtration: the cutting edge G20 Water Technologies and the University of Leeds are developing a graphene-based water filtration system for the water... Read More >