Deadly Superbugs Are Breeding Like Crazy in Chinese Sewage Plants

Gird your immune system because what you're about to read will make you sick. No, seriously, it's dangerous. Like Contagion-level dangerous. » 12/19/13 12:00pm 12/19/13 12:00pm

This SoCal Water Treatment Plant Is Powered by Poop

The Inland Empire's cadre of water treatment plants clean millions of gallons of waste water every day. But what to do with all that left over poo? Normally it's unceremoniously dumped in a local landfill but at Regional Water Recycling Plant No. 1, that massive pile of crap is put to a better use—making electricity… » 3/26/13 12:00pm 3/26/13 12:00pm

New Microbial Fuel Cells Could Turn Sewage Plants Into Power Plants

Microbial fuel cells are notoriously inefficient. Electrodialysis systems are notoriously expensive. However if you combine the two and add some poo, they can turn waste water into a viable power source. The future of green energy is brown. » 3/07/12 9:00pm 3/07/12 9:00pm

Bugs Will Give Us Free Power While Cleaning Our Sewage

You might think that fresh air would be essential for a sewage treatment plant, but some bacteria cannot stand the stuff. These bugs could clean waste water so efficiently that the process could generate power rather than consume it. » 5/07/10 3:40pm 5/07/10 3:40pm