Daily Archives:October 18, 2012

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Cleaner Fracking Makes Cover Story at Chemical & Engineering News

Some companies have developed chemical treatments to remove contaminants and microbes from the wastewater, which can then be reused, while others use evaporators to separate fresh water from the brine. Bomgardner notes that treating the wastewater is a special challenge in the Marcellus Shale area of the Appalachian Basin, where wastewater — millions of gallons per well — must be trucked away for disposal. The cost of disposal is spurring oil and gas companies to adopt these and other technologies that could limit the amount of contaminated water that reaches people, plants and animals, the article notes.

October 18th

First Solar to Build 13MW Solar Power Plant for Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

First Solar, Inc. today announced it has been selected by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) to construct a 13 megawatt (MWDC) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Seih Al Dahal, approximately 50 kilometers south of Dubai. Under the terms of the agreement, First Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction services, as well as its advanced thin-film PV modules.

October 18th

Zero Waste Systems; A Cycle Following Nature’s Design

It is crucial that we implement more recycling and reuse programs into our everyday practice because if everyone on the earth consumed resources at the rate that Americans do, we would currently need five earths to keep up and this ratio will continue to grow as the population continues to grow. But we have the abilities and the technologies, already in existence to change this. We need to implement into our everyday lives zero waste system practices.

October 18th

New Nanotech Battery Energy Storage System Debuts in Kansas City

Interesting news on a battery energy storage system (BESS) in Kansas City. Source: Clean Technica Image: nanocore.fsu.edu [repostus hash=0ef76ee766b34c2838d50a8a16485494 title=New+Nanotech+Battery+Energy+Storage+System+Debuts+in+Kansas+City host=Clean+Technica short=1qoah snip=%C2%A0+Kansas+City%E2%80%99s+electrical+grid+just+got+stronger+and+smarter%2C+thanks+to+a+new+nano-battery+energy+storage+system.+The+1-megawatt+%28MW%29+battery+went+live+late+last+week+and+once+fully+operational+will+store+solar+energy+produced+in+the+area%2C+help+smooth+out+peak+demand%2C+and+limit+regional+power+outages%26hellip%3B thumb=3083491 jump=1]

October 18th