maritime pollution Articles

  • Surface Decontamination of PCBs (PCB-laden oil) by DeconGel 1101 and 1102

    Abstract Field testing aboard the USS Missouri maritime museum vessel showed that excellent surface decontamination was achieved by applying DeconGel™ 1102 onto contaminated surfaces, resulting in encapsulation of PCB contaminant by DeconGel's active components. For all contaminated surfaces tested, EPA PCB limit standards (Regulations 761.79, 761.123) of < 10 ug/100 cm2 were ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Surface Decontamination of Tin compounds (tributyltin chloride) by DeconGel 1101

    Abstract Surface decontamination efficacy of DeconGel™ 1101 on stainless steel, aluminum, and concrete surfaces contaminated with tin compound (tributyltin chloride); experimentation and associated analyses was performed with ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectroscopy) according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SW-846 Methods: 3005A (sampling) and 6010C ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Balancing the future of Europe`s coasts — knowledge base for integrated management

    This report has three elements. Firstly, it gives a snapshot of the current state of Europe's coastal regions. Secondly, it assesses the policies used to manage coastal regions, and discusses the proposal for a new European directive to improve the management of coastal regions. Thirdly, it highlights the need for better information and better monitoring tools to help inform this management ...

  • The Continuous Degradation of Europe`s Coasts Threatens European Living Standards

    Living by the sea is very attractive. People picture coasts as an immutable asset, yet damaging and irreversible changes to coastal ecosystems continue unabated. Available trends show that changes in land use in coastal areas outstrip those seen elsewhere; for instance, the growth of artificial surfaces along Europe's coasts is increasing at a rate one third faster than in inland areas. These ...

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