South Africa Needs Investment in the Water Industry

South Africa Needs Investment in the Water Industry

“South Africa’s water story is not a good one,” so said Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. “Over three-million people still do not have access to a basic water supply service and 14.1-million people do not have access to safe sanitation. South Africa invests R42-billion a year into water infrastructure, and R13-billion into…

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Scientists Turn Plastic Water Bottles into Jet Fuel

Scientists Turn Plastic Water Bottles into Jet Fuel

Researchers at Washington State University have discovered a method for turning plastic waste into jet fuel. They melted plastic waste at high temperatures between 430°C and 571°C along with activated carbon as a catalyst. The scientists combined waste products such as plastic bags, water bottles and milk bottles, grinding them down to three millimeter pellets….

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