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Category: The Environment

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The new HarveyArc Water Softener, launched this week, aims to reduce households’ carbon footprints even further. Converting all UK hard water homes to soft water would save up to 8.24 million tonnes of Co2 from being emitted into the atmosphere each year – equivalent to taking 1.8 million cars off the road or planting 136 million trees. 

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Tree seeds could help purify drinking water

A new, natural way to purify drinking water using the seeds from a tropical tree species could lead to cheaper, more efficient purification processes in the developing world, scientists believe. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden say proteins extracted from Moringa oleifeira seeds can sift out impurities in water and bind them together into clusters called flocs, making them easier to separate and remove.

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Are desalination plants the future for the UK’s water?

Desalination plants – which remove the salt from seawater to make it safe for drinking – could become a much more common sight in the UK over the next few decades, as climate change and a growing population puts pressure on the country’s water supplies, according to the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). The UK opened its first municipal desalination plant opened in June 2010 in Beckton, East London, and is capable of supplying 150 million litres of potable water per day – that’s enough to supply 400,000 households.

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