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Future Fuel is from Sewage, Unfolds New Technology

It may sound weird but wastewater treatment plants across the world may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil, said new research at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The technology, hydrothermal liquefaction, mimics the geological conditions the Earth uses to create crude oil, using high pressure and temperature to achieve in minutes something that takes Mother ...

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Water pollution plagues Rio ahead of 2016 Olympics; IOC upset

Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Brazil which is all set to hold the 2016 Olympics is under pressure due to the ongoing water pollution. The Guanabara Bay that will hold the sailing events is yet to be cleared off the trash and untreated sewage. According to euronews, Rio state government had promised to clear at most 80 percent of ...

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Scientists Try to Find Out Life Span of Ebola Virus

The scientists in US seem to be working on a tough task, to find out the life span of Ebola virus, which travels from person to person through direct contact with infected body fluids. No one really knows whether the deadly Ebola virus can survive on glass surfaces or countertops and cause infection or how long it remains active in ...

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Don’t even smell sewage, it has 234 known viruses: study

Don’t ever smell sewage, a new study reveals that there are 234 known viruses in it besides harmful bacteria, germs and, of course, insects. Scientists have identified 234 known viruses so far in sewage flushed out in three cities of  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Barcelona in Spain and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The finding reverses the widely-held belief that only ...

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