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New Filter Material Can Instantly Purify Phenol Polluted Water

New Filter Material Can Instantly Purify Phenol Polluted Water

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a new filter material that can instantly purify phenolic microplastics and volatile organic compounds contained in the water. The Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology said Tuesday its research team developed an atypical porosity high molecule material that shows excellent performance [...]

Institute Develops Nation’s First Sand Dam Technology

Institute Develops Nation’s First Sand Dam Technology

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology announced that it had developed the nation’s first sand dam technology to ensure a stable supply of drinking water in remote mountainous areas. Sand dams are facilities that have typically been employed in dry regions such as Africa. By retaining [...]

Households with Fewer Members and Larger Homes Have More Per-capita Water Consumption: Study

Households with Fewer Members and Larger Homes Have More Per-capita Water Consumption: Study

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Households with fewer members but occupying larger homes typically consume more water per capita, a study indicated Thursday. Seoul Waterworks Authority released the result of its analysis on the change in the use of tap water depending on the characteristics of households and residences. The study analyzed the amount [...]

Seoul City to Offer Tumbler Owners Free Water at Participating Vendors

Seoul City to Offer Tumbler Owners Free Water at Participating Vendors

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Anyone carrying a tumbler or a personal cup can get free water from local cafes and restaurants in Seoul without having to order food or drinks. The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Friday began the Oasis Seoul Project, which involves cafes and restaurants offering free water to prevent heatstroke among [...]

High Hopes for S. Korea’s Fledgling Water Industry

High Hopes for S. Korea’s Fledgling Water Industry

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — While South Korea’s water industry has grown from the previous year, only a few companies are competing in the foreign market, calling for the need to bolster the industry’s overall competitiveness. The Ministry of Environment reported Thursday that the water industry generated 46.2 trillion won (US$40.7 billion) in sales [...]

Researchers Develop Cheap, Long-lasting Catalyst to Extract Hydrogen from Water

Researchers Develop Cheap, Long-lasting Catalyst to Extract Hydrogen from Water

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed an affordable and long-lasting electrocatalyst that can cleanly and efficiently extract hydrogen from water, a state-run science institute said Sunday. A team of researchers led by Yoo Sung-jong has made a special catalyst that can produce hydrogen without relying on expensive platinum, the Korea [...]

Conglomerates Battle to Secure Water Resources on Jeju Island

Conglomerates Battle to Secure Water Resources on Jeju Island

JEJU, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Competition to preempt natural water sources on Jeju Island in the domestic mineral water and beverage market is intensifying. Jeju’s clean groundwater has an unrivaled presence in the South Korean market. Samdasoo, volcanic bedrock water produced and bottled by the Jeju Province Development Corp. (JPDC), has maintained the top [...]

S. Korean Scientists Develop Efficient, Cheap Way to Make Hydrogen from Water

S. Korean Scientists Develop Efficient, Cheap Way to Make Hydrogen from Water

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean scientists on Tuesday said they have developed an efficient and affordable way to make hydrogen, opening new potential for the production of the clean energy resource. The researchers led by Hyeon Taeghwan, director of the Center for Nanoparticle Research at the Institute for Basic Science, and Seoul [...]