The biofilms that cling to sewer walls often contain harmful, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and can withstand standard treatment to disinfect sewers, research finds.
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A technology researchers originally developed to treat wastewater could potentially be useful in capturing and killing the coronavirus.
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Testing for the new coronavirus in wastewater to trace its prevalence in US communities could help public health officials better prepare for the future.
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A new method could tackle the antibiotic-resistant genes of superbug bacteria with a "trap and zap" method. It could keep resistance from spreading.
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"Aging" urine can deactivate 99% of antibiotic-resistant genes in bacteria in the urine, research finds. That means the pee could be safe fertilizer.
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Wastewater treatment plants have a mixed record of removing medicines like antibiotics and antidepressants, research shows, but there are ways to do better.
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A new way to combine sewage sludge and restaurant grease is the most efficient way to make methane yet, say researchers.
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