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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 [...]

New Emulsion Technique Mixes Water and Oil without Chemicals

New Emulsion Technique Mixes Water and Oil without Chemicals

DAEJEON, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of KAIST researchers announced Tuesday the development of a new emulsion technique that makes use of physical force instead of chemical compounds.  Because oil floats on water due to its lower density, dispersants, or surfactants, are required to make oil particles water-soluble. These compounds, however, have often [...]

New Easy-to-use Wallpaper Also Eco-Safe

New Easy-to-use Wallpaper Also Eco-Safe

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundae Sheet, an adhesive wallpaper company, has launched a wallpaper sheet that adheres to walls using water. This giant stamp-like wallpaper, named Soowall Sheet, is spread with dried, non-toxic glue, and can be affixed to walls right after soaking it with water. As more Koreans are starting to self-decorate [...]

Korean NGOs and Gov’t Bodies Hold Water-Appreciating Events for World Water Day

Korean NGOs and Gov’t Bodies Hold Water-Appreciating Events for World Water Day

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A multitude of ‘clean water-appreciating’ events took place around Korea in celebration of the upcoming UN-designated World Water Day on March 22. The city of Ulsan prepared an event in which clay EM (Effective Microorganism) balls, designed to purify water, were thrown into the city’s river on March 20. [...]

Clean Water Partnership Helps Socially-Minded Canadians Give Back to One Billion in Need

Clean Water Partnership Helps Socially-Minded Canadians Give Back to One Billion in Need

TORONTO, April 2, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – It can be said that nearly all Canadians enjoy an unlimited supply of  clean water, so it’s no surprise that a recent survey by P&G and Walmart  Canada found that 80 per cent of Canadians take clean drinking water for  granted. Yet approximately one billion people in the [...]