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Marathon Eagle Ford Shale

Electrolysis treats fracking produced water

Reduces amount of water needed for process

FRACKING shale produces large amounts of saline wastewater, and researchers in the US and Saudi Arabia have discovered that electrolysis could be an economical method to treat it.

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University diploma

Huddersfield launches chemeng course

University welcomes first cohort of students

THE UK’s University of Huddersfield has launched a chemical engineering course, with plans to recruit dozens of students and spark off fresh research efforts.

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Finnish forest

Gasification waste product treats wastewater

Spent product can then be used as forest fertiliser

RESEARCHERS in Finland have developed a technique to use the carbon residue from biomass gasification to produce activated carbon and remove nitrate and phosphate from wastewater.

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