Graver Unfiltered: Market News and Opinion

TREADING WELL: Water Bouyant Despite Virus
TREADING WELL: Water Bouyant Despite Virus

Covid-19 continues to impact our lives, but thanks to effective water and wastewater filtration by the U.S. water utilities industry, your tap water is still safe for washing and drinking.

EASY DOSE IT: Drugmakers Emphasize Downstream Filtration
EASY DOSE IT: Drugmakers Emphasize Downstream Filtration

As interest in improving efficiency in the production of mAb products refocuses to downstream filtration, drugmakers seek innovations that will help increase capacity and concentrations.

CLEAN BREAK: Sustainable Energy's New Wave
CLEAN BREAK: Sustainable Energy's New Wave

In an industrial climate transformed by environmental regulation, energy suppliers are forced to innovate within the values of a new generation of consumers.

HOME GROAN: Cannabis Industry Waste Woes
HOME GROAN: Cannabis Industry Waste Woes

The cannabis market is growing exponentially, but so is the waste it produces. Can it be sustainably controlled and profitably repurposed? 

COAL FIRED: AZ Clears Way for Nuclear
COAL FIRED: AZ Clears Way for Nuclear

Pressure to transition into 100% carbon-free energy gathers steam, and states like Arizona are taking bold steps to get clean by pumping resources into nuclear.

ON SALT AND BATTERIES: Seawater Energizes Wastewater Treatment
ON SALT AND BATTERIES: Seawater Energizes Wastewater Treatment

Blue energy uses the osmotic relationship between freshwater and seawater to generate an electrochemical charge. Could its ability to generate renewable power for wastewater treatment plants have global implications?

CLOTHED-MINDED: Fast Fashion Promotes Pollution
CLOTHED-MINDED: Fast Fashion Promotes Pollution

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter on the planet, and it's only getting worse. Until sustainable textiles are the norm, effective wastewater filtration is vital.  

IN THE DUMPS: Pharma Wastewater Environmental Woes
IN THE DUMPS: Pharma Wastewater Environmental Woes

Drug company wastewater is contaminating rivers and streams, affecting the surrounding wildlife. Could cost-saving filtration systems be the answer?

MERCURY FALLING: Deadly Metal Dropping From Sight
MERCURY FALLING: Deadly Metal Dropping From Sight

The Minamata Convention continues to work towards removing mercury-added products from the environment. Until that day comes, proper filtration is vital to keeping us safe.

STRESS FRACTURE: Reusage Pressure for Produced Water
STRESS FRACTURE: Reusage Pressure for Produced Water

Fracking is at an all-time high, which means new solutions for the disposal of produced water are increasingly being sought — with a focus on reusage. 

GASSING OUT: CA Ban Floors Taxpayers
GASSING OUT: CA Ban Floors Taxpayers

California's ban on natural gas in new homes ignores actual impact on carbon emissions reduction and could mean noxious tax hikes.

CHANGE REACTION: The Push for Nuclear Energy
CHANGE REACTION: The Push for Nuclear Energy

The United States government works to accelerate innovation in nuclear technology as the race to carbon-free energy comes to a boil.

ON THE BUBBLE: Soft Drinks Forced to Innovate
ON THE BUBBLE: Soft Drinks Forced to Innovate

Soft drinks manufacturers have been getting some bad press, lately. For one company, the negative spin signals a healthy opportunity. 

 

 

WASTING AWAY - Ignoring the Nuclear Option
WASTING AWAY - Ignoring the Nuclear Option

Leading scientists say we must decarbonize the world's economy by mid-century to avert a global climate catastrophe. Should nuclear power be a part of the solution?

 

QUACKING THE CODE – Duckweed's Wastewater Treatment Clues
QUACKING THE CODE – Duckweed's Wastewater Treatment Clues

A common type of aquatic plant is teaching scientists how to better cope with waterborne fungi and bacteria. Could these studies eventually inform industrial wastewater treatments and filtration applications?

OUTBREAK HOTEL – Legionnaires' Disease Hits Atlanta Sheraton
OUTBREAK HOTEL – Legionairres' Disease Hits Atlanta Sheraton

Legionella Pneumophila is back in the news, and despite insufficient regulations there are a number of ways to prevent and treat contamination with proper filtration in both water distribution and redistribution systems. 

WELL, WELL, WELL: Arsenic Regulation and Treatments
WELL, WELL, WELL: Arsenic Regulation and Treatments

Arsenic contamination is back in the news and continues to be a concern for many regions across the globe. Treatments vary, and we break down what you need to know about bringing contamination levels down to legal limits.

PULP NONFICTION – Upswing in Paper Industry Sparks Filter Needs
PULP NONFICTION – Upswing in Paper Industry Sparks Filter Needs

Increase in demand for specialty paper products has resulted in a much needed boost for the paper and pulp industry. Processing all that new paper stock will require large quantities of disposable filter cartridges. 

SHORTNESS OF BREATH – Is the FDA Suffocating Drug Innovation?
SHORTNESS OF BREATH – Is the FDA Suffocating Drug Innovation?

FDA regulations threaten to drive all manufacturing phases of clinical drugs outside the manufacturer's home country. Could this mean important steps such as the filtration of reaction by-products such as color bodies and metals might be compromised? 

BRINGING ON THE HEARTACHE: Heavy Metals in Private Wells
BRINGING ON THE HEARTACHE: Heavy Metals in Private Wells

Private drinking wells can become contaminated with heavy metals like arsenic, making them poisonous for the homes and small communities that need them. Graver's MetSorb® adsorbent products are specifically engineered for heavy metal contaminant removal for not just household drinking water, but also process water and aqueous streams.