June 23, 2020
Do you know what constitutes wastewater? It’s a combination of food scraps, chemicals, soaps, oils, stormwater, human waste, and the like. Such chemicals can include surfactants, which you can find in detergents and cleaning products because they make dirt or oil easier to wash away. Here’s what you need to know about surfactants and how they affect us.
Now that you have an idea of what these chemicals are, you can better appreciate scientists and wastewater treatment plants. While surfactants are indeed helpful in keeping dishes and clothes clean, it has to be disposed of properly through treatment. Only through further study can we come up with better surfactants that will have less of an impact on the environment.
January 26, 2023
Distillation and reverse osmosis–these are just some of the water filtration methods you can use for your home!Read more
February 24, 2020
You might enjoy safe drinking water from your tap, but are you aware of today’s global water issues? According to the United Nations, communities around […]Read more
November 26, 2021
Amidst the global pandemic, sanitary engineers around the world have the responsibility to address and resolve the growing challenges in public health and the environment.Read more