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  • The RNA binding protein hnRNP Q modulates the utilization of exon 7 in the survival motor neuron 2 (SMN2) gene

    Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a recessive neuromuscular disorder caused by the homozygous loss of the SMN1 gene. The human SMN2 gene has a C-to-T transition at position +6 of exon 7 and thus produces exon 7-skipping mRNAs. However, we observed an unexpectedly high level of exon 7-containing SMN2 transcripts as well as SMN protein in testis of smn–/– SMN2 transgenic mice. Using affinity ...

  • Carillion M40 Project case study

    Client: Carillion M40 Project Location: 3 x sites along M40 motorway - High Wycombe, Thame and Banbury Date: Ongoing Sector: General About the Project: Carillion operate the management of the entire M40 motorway system in respect of traffic management, waste management, litter pick and other specialist ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Bramidan supplies new X25 ADs to Total service stations - Case Study

    Argedis, a subsidiary of the Group Total, is committed to a policy of excellence which aims to provide quality products and services to their customers, in an increasingly environment friendly scope. “There are many challenges”, confirms site manager of Aire de Bures. “The station is open 24 hours a day, 360 days a year and we must continuously provide quality services in safe ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Plasterboard waste recovery from smaller building sites

    Most methods for recovering waste plasterboard from construction sites rely on it being segregated on site into adedicated collection container, such as a skip, bin or bags.  This can be difficult for smaller building sites where spacefor these containers may be limited, and the quantities of plasterboard waste are small thus reducing the costeffectiveness of recovery. However, many small ...

  • EP Dust collections manufacturing case study

    Client: Sodexo FM- Pilkington plc Location: Greengate Works, St Helens Date: Ongoing Sector: Manufacturing About the Project: GPT were contacted by the client following the set-up of a new manufacturing process on site. This resulted in the production of a new waste stream, the exact composition of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Oil skimmer pays off for paper mill

    Skip Hogue is maintenance manager at St Joe Container Corporation, a paper mill and converter in College Park, GA that produces about 100 tons of corrugated boxes each day. Hogue noticed excessive oil in the wastewater discharge from boxboard operations. This oil comes from the rolls and bearings on the corrugating machines, and ends up in the plant's drainage system. Drainage water empties into ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Cosmeva acquired 7 balers X30 AD with full automatic doors - Case Study

    In order to strengthen its policy for waste recovery, valuation and flow optimization, the manufacturer of cosmetic products Cosmeva invested in 7 Bramidan balers. Centralized compaction outside was too expensive Until recently, Cosmeva relied on a complex internal organization for handling its cardboard and plastic waste. Every single production unit was generating a ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Cleaner Production in the Mining Industry: Mount Isa Mines

    MIM Holdings Limited has implemented a program of innovations which has enabled the company to open a new mine and add new electricity-using activities while cutting total annual electricity use and carbon dioxide emissions. MIM has committed to the Australian Governmentís Greenhouse Challenge. This Federal and State Government sponsored initiative requires companies to reduce emissions of carbon ...


  • Wastewater Metals Removal

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Wastewater Treatment Metals Removal Ton Nerve Gas Agent Container Rinse Waters ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Emulsion breakingtechniques for oil in water solvent extractions

    Certain types of samples, such as those containing detergent, may form emulsions when doing an oil in water extraction into a solvent. The boundary between the solvent and the sample will have an emulsion layer that lias a cloudy or milky appearance as shown in tlris photo. According to U.S. EPA Method 1664, "if the emulsion is greater than one-third the volume of the solvent layer. Hie ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • More space, less costs - Case Study

    With 225 autocentres across France, Norauto has four branches in the department of Sarthe alone. The Norauto centre in Le Mans South, esta-blished in 1987, is situated in the Avenue Georges Durand, opposite the Carrefour retail centre in the Vauguyon business park, which accommodates about ten companies. The Norauto autocentre employs thirty people and has an annual turnover of almost €4 ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Mono nov at the cutting edge of drill waste management

    Equipment from Mono is being used in a joint venture with Baroid Drilling Fluids at a state of the art facility in Kazakhstan. Baroid, part of the Halliburton Company, provides drilling fluids and services to energy companiesworldwide, and is a global leader in Total Fluids Management services. The system is a fully contained closed system and uses a Mono pump for handling oil-based mud ...


    By NOV Mono - Mono Pumps Ltd

  • Mono nov at the cutting edge of drill waste management

    Equipment from Mono is being used in a joint venture with Baroid Drilling Fluids at a state of the art facility in Kazakhstan. Baroid, part of the Halliburton Company, provides drilling fluids and services to energy companiesworldwide, and is a global leader in Total Fluids Management services. The system is a fully contained closed system and uses a Mono pump for handling oil-based mud ...


    By NOV Mono - Mono Pumps Ltd

  • Three jokers in the energy deck

    This is the era of Big Oil. Could the next be the era of Big Efficiency? A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy suggests the possibility. Re-invented with today’s smart energy technologies, energy efficiency could displace 40 to 60 percent of our total energy needs by the year 2050, according to The Long-Term Energy Efficiency Potential:  What the Evidence ...

  • Emulsion-Breaking Techniques for Accurate Oil in Water Measurements

    A White Paper discusses emulsion-breaking techniques for ensuring accurate oil in water measurements. Certain water samples, such as those containing detergent, may form an emulsion when oil in water extraction into a solvent is done. In order to ensure an accurate measurement, the emulsion must be broken. Six techniques are described that can be used for reducing an emulsion ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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 ...

  • Bar code functionality enhances EH&S data management

    Last year a manufacturing company chose T3, a division of Trinity Consultants that implements EH&S information management solutions, to implement an EH&S management information system (EMIS) at three of its facilities. The manufacturer selected opsInfo by IHS to manage its Title V compliance and emissions reporting. An existing system was already in place to manage equipment maintenance ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Case study: permit to work system

    “The ‘Permit Vision’ project has been a tremendous success. Operational management has an amazingly accurate overview of work being carried out and onsite personnel accepted the system as if it where their own. Safety and especially awareness have increased tremendously due to the automated conflicting situation detection. Effectiveness and productivity have increased due to the ...


    By eVision Industry Software

  • New methods of hydrogen production are being deployed which are helping increase the efficiency of biomass facilities, creating high value clean energy from sources of waste

    Biomass can easily be converted to hydrogen using decade’s matured, highly reliable technology that is simply applied in non-standard ways. In large scale anaerobic digesters and other biogas projects (including landfill gas) you can maximize the utility of the natural gas product by converting it to high purity hydrogen fuel. In modern gasification plants, operators will effectively be ...


    By Verde LLC

  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

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