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Can towns near Japan`s Fukushima nuclear plant recover?

by Associated Press  (Sep. 9, 2015)

A few signs of life are returning to this rural town made desolate by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four-and-a-half years ago: Carpenters bang on houses, an occasional delivery truck drives by and a noodle shop has opened to serve employees who have returned to Naraha's small town hall. But weeds cover the now rusty train tracks, there are no ...

How to clean your UV lamp

by Alpha Cure (UK)  (Aug. 24, 2015)

Cleaning Your UV Lamps and System It is extremely important to maintain your UV lamps and system to avoid problems which could prevent your UV lamp from curing. Firstly when handling a UV lamp we strongly recommend that you wear gloves, this will prevent contaminants such as fingerprints from sticking to the surface of the quartz body. To clean ...

Co‐exposure of ZnO nanoparticles and UV radiation to Daphnia magna and Danio rerio: Combined effects rather than protection

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Aug. 15, 2015)

The application of nanoparticles (NPs) in consumer products has been increasing over the past few years. Their release to the environment is likely to happen at any stage of production or usage of NPs‐containing products. Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO‐NP) are among the most used NPs in the market due to its intrinsic properties, such as UV ...

Photo‐induced toxicity of Deepwater Horizon slick oil to blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) larvae

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Jul. 21, 2015)

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill resulted in the accidental release of approximately 700 million L of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Photo‐induced toxicity after co‐exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is 1 mechanism by which polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from oil spills may exert toxicity. Blue crab are an important ...

Department of Energy and Decommissioning and Decontamination (D&D) - Case Study

by METIS Scientific  (Jun. 29, 2015)

Customers Include: Department of Energy National Labs: Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, National Energy Technology Laboratory, National Security Technologies, Oakridge, Sandia, Savannah River Service/Product Companies: Energy Solutions, Safety & Ecology Corp. (SEC), Environmental Dimensions Inc., RADeco Applications Include: ...

Commercial Nuclear Power Plants Decontamination - Case Study

by METIS Scientific  (Jun. 29, 2015)

Customers Include: Nuclear Power Plants: Perry, Ontario Power Generation, Peach Bottom, Savanna River, etc. Service/Product Providers: Alaron, RADeco, UniTech Applications Include: Decontamination of waxed concrete and painted diamond plate, with DFs of 100 percent in a single pass on surfaces with 100-200k dpm/100 cm2 ...

Effect of 10 different TiO2 and ZrO2 (nano)materials on the soil invertebrate Enchytraeus crypticus

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (May 27, 2015)

Nearly 80% of all the nano‐powders produced worldwide are metal oxides, and among these materials titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most produced. TiO2 toxicity is estimated low to soil organisms, but some studies have shown that TiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) can cause oxidative stress. Additionally, it is known that TiO2 is activated by UV ...

Comparison of ultraviolet light emitting diodes with traditional UV for greywater disinfection

by IWA Publishing  (Mar. 13, 2015)

The current technological status of ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) has reached a point where small-scale ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection applications, that is, for greywater reuse appear increasingly promising. This study compares the germicidal and economical aspects of UV-LEDs with traditional UV. Pure cultures and ...

Proven Protection In The World`s First Antimicrobial Classroom

by Waterlogic International Ltd  (Mar. 10, 2015)

The scientists at BioCote® recently ran a live test to measure and compare the number of bacteria in two classrooms in the same primary school. This was a world first as never before had an antimicrobial classroom been put under the microscope. The objective was to see how well BioCote antimicrobial protection performs in the classroom ...

Experimental determination of dose uniformity in the CDTN gamma irradiator

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 6, 2015)

This paper describes an experimental study of dose uniformity within a container used for products irradiation, in the gamma irradiation facility at Nuclear Technology Development Center (CDTN). The CDTN is a research institute of the National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN), Brazil. Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) dosimeters were used in order to ...

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