environmental wet chemistry Articles

  • Wet Electrostatic Precipitation Demonstrating Promise for Fine Particulate Control

    Editor’s Note: Part l of this two-part feature on wet electrostatic precipitation (wet ESPs) outlines the need for multi-pollutant air pollution control technologies, the basics of wet and dry electrostatic precipitation, the ability of wet and dry ESPs to treat fine particulate, and the use of wet ESP technology at Northern States Power Company’s Sherco Station. Part II will explore the key ...


  • Environmental Effects of Acid Rain

    Air Pollution Creates Acid Rain Scientists have discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of acid rain. Acidic deposition, or acid rain as it is commonly known, occurs when emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) react in the atmosphere with water, oxygen, and oxidants to form various acidic compounds. This mixture forms a mild ...

  • Nitrogen Oxide Technology Gives American Superconductor an Economical, Environmentally Friendly Treatment Solution

    Untitled Document The installation of Bionomic Industries Inc.'s (Mahwah, NJ) innovative ScrubPac™ BIONOxSOLVER abatement system is enabling American Superconductor ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Nitrogen Oxide Technology gives American Superconductor an economical, environmentally friendly treatment solution

    The installation of Bionomic Industries Inc.'s (Mahwah, NJ) innovative ScrubPac. BIONOxSOLVER" abatement system is enabling American Superconductor Corporation to treat the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from a calcination process at its new, high temperature superconductor manufacturing facility (Devens, MA), in a cost-effective, environmentally responsible way. Bionomic Industries' ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing

    What is Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing? Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing is an important component of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) integrated approach for detecting and addressing toxicity in surface waters. The National Pollutant Discharge  Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, authorized by the Clean Water Act, controls water pollution by ...

  • Polyparameter linear free energy relationship for wood char‐water sorption coefficients of organic sorbates

    Black carbons (BCs), including soots, chars, activated carbons, and engineered nanocarbons, have different surface properties, but we do not know to what extent these affect their sorbent properties. To evaluate this for an environmentally ubiquitous form of BC, biomass char, we probed the surface of a well‐studied wood char using 14 sorbates exhibiting diverse functional groups and then fit ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Zero discharge system handles german power station’s fgd wastewater

    Evaporator/Crystallizer Combined with Salt Exchange Pretreatment is the Answer for this Demonstration Plant. The Facility A major European utility has several power block units fitted with wet limestone FGD scrubbers at their 600 MW power station in southern Germany. The blowdown from the scrubbers is treated to remove the heavy metals and suspended solids. The ...

  • FUEL-WASH Mercaptan Removal

    Summary Finding the right treating solution to remove impurities from hydrocarbon streams is a challenging task for any refiner and one of the chief research scientists from the Merichem Company found the FreshAWL chemistry as an interesting and plausible solution to assist in their processing systems for the removal of Mercaptans from RSH (Mercaptan Laden) Kerosene. FreshAWL ...


    By FreshAWL, LLC

  • NOx Scrubbing Technology Breakthrough

    Pacific Rim Design and Development and Dupont are proud to introduce a technology breakthrough in the treatment and safe elimination of problematic nitric oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2 ).  There are six forms of nitrogen oxide (NOx); the drawings to the right show the two most problematic forms.  These two are of particular interest because they are identified as atmospheric ...


  • A new approach to drilling waste management – prevention!

    Grangemouth based Surface Active Solutions (SAS) has developed its microemulsion based technology to aid the prevention and management of drilling waste. The many activities surrounding the removal of drilling mud in surface and downhole cleaning applications usually generate significant volumes of oil contaminated drilling waste. The drilling mud is typically removed through the use of solvents ...

  • FTIR gas monitor for diverse applications

    QUANTITECH, a leading supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation, has recently supplied EURO Environmental Services in Ireland with a transportable Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyser which EURO Environmental's Managing Director Geoff Fitzpatrick says, “is proving invaluable in many varied applications across a broad selection of industries.” With headquarters in Drogheda in Ireland ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Emission Testing and Monitoring

    Presented in Track B4: EMISSION TESTING & MONITORING at EUEC 2011, January 31 Phoenix, Arizona B4.1  | Update on PM2.5 and Condensable Particulate Matter Emissions Measurement Methods Larry Hottenstein |  Partner, Environmental Resources Management Following the promulgation of the PM2.5 ...

  • Asbestos monitoring – what monitor should I be using?

    Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as masses of strong, flexible fibres that can be separated into thin threads and woven. These fibres are not affected by heat and do not conduct electricity. Asbestos is chemically, relatively stable. For these reasons, asbestos has been widely used in many industries.  These four types are classified as follows:  ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Least-Cost Approaches to Reducing Acid Emissions

    ' The costs of meeting sulfur emission targets can be high. It is essential, therefore, that countries adopt policies which (a) minimize the net economic and social costs of reducing emissions to the agreed target levels, and (b) maximize the overlap between measures designed to reduce acidifying emissions and those addressing other forms of air pollution. This note discusses alternative ...


    By The World Bank

  • Is it time to recycle more nickel?

    Now you might think me a little sad, but I have to confess that as a metallurgist, I always find it interesting just how closely the history of mankind is linked to advances in metal working. The first evidence of metal working in Europe dates from around 5500 BC with the extraction of copper, lead and precious metals and this was followed by the working of bronze from around 4000 BC, both of ...

  • Chemical-Free Treatment of Recirculating Water Using Pulsed-Power

    Untitled Document Regulatory pressures and economic considerations require industry to become cleaner, more efficient, and more environmentally benign. Such operating principles advance not only ...


    By Dolphin WaterCare

  • Remote monitors track river restoration success

    The Norfolk Rivers Trust has installed a remote river monitoring station that has been tracking water quality and flow before and after river restoration work at an area of ecological importance on the River Nar. Rising in chalk hills to the east of the village of Tittleshall, the river flows south for 2.5 km until it reaches Mileham, then predominately west for 39.5 km through the villages of ...


  • "A Non-Chemical Water Treatment for Cooling Towers"

    Untitled Document Introduction This paper will describe a case study of a ...


    By Dolphin WaterCare

  • Properties and Behavior of Inorganics in Contaminated Soil

    Often, specific technologies may be ruled out, or the list of potential technologies may be immediately narrowed, on the basis of the presence or absence of one or more of the chemical groups. The relative amounts of each may tend to favor certain technologies. Metals may be found in the elemental form, but more often they are found as salts mixed in the soil. At the present time, treatment ...

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