Insights from BCC Research

"Toilet to Tap’ Drinking Water Bill Aims to Overcome the ‘Yuck Factor’

Posted by Clayton Luz on Aug 15, 2017 10:45:00 AM
The running gag (pun intended) is that California’s Assembly Bill 574 may be tough to swallow—the legislation would allow communities to put purified wastewater directly into the drinking water supply.
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Topics: Membrane and Separation Technology

Graphene-Based Sieve That Turns Seawater into Drinking Water

Posted by Clayton Luz on Aug 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Graphene Based Sieve.jpgGraphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new water treatment technologies. Graphene-oxide membranes have already demonstrated the potential of filtering out small nanoparticles, organic molecules, and even large salts. But, they couldn’t be used for sieving common salts used in desalination technologies, which require even smaller sieves.

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Topics: Membrane and Separation Technology

Slow-Release Fertilizer: Higher Crop Yield, Less Environmental Harm

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jun 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

agriculture marketBCC Research identifies the controlled release of a substance as a niche application because it comes at a premium and it’s used only during selected applications. One such niche is the agricultural market.

In developing countries, the cost of fertilizer remains relatively high and can limit food production. But researchers have discovered a simple way to make a benign, more efficient fertilizer that could contribute to a second food revolution.
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Topics: Membrane and Separation Technology

First Onboard BWTS Cruises into Great Lakes System

Posted by Clayton Luz on Oct 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Last August, an ocean-going laker set precedent as it entered the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, which is located on Lake Michigan. The Federal Caribou is equipped with a ballast water treatment system (BWTS), a first for ships transiting the Great Lakes.

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Topics: Membrane and Separation Technology