waterway clean-up Articles

  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: Algae recruited for waterways clean-up

    Most people have heard about the canary in the cage; the hapless sentinel that warns miners of lethal build-ups of poisonous gas by falling off its perch, dead. Researchers have applied a similar principle to their development of a procedure for identifying and removing toxicants from estuarine and coastal waters, using highly sensitive algae as toxicity test subjects. The use of such ‘lower ...

  • Geotube Dewatering Technology A Key Component In Hylebos Waterway Cleanup - Case Study

    The Hylebos Waterway was named after a 19th century priest who served parishes in Tacoma and Steliacoom, WA. For years, however, the name was associated with one of the largest Superfund sites in the nation. The Hylebos Waterway contains a toxic layer of sediment contaminated with PCBs, PAHs, arsenic, hexachlorobenzene, hexachloro-butadiene, and other organics and metals. The contamination comes ...

  • Effects of hydrodynamically rough grassed waterways on dissolved reactive phosphorus loads coming from agricultural watersheds

    Received for publication October 5, 2007. A modified type of grassed waterway (GWW) with large hydrodynamic roughness has proven ability to reduce sediment load and surface runoff under conditions where best management practices on the delivering fields reduce sediment inputs that could otherwise damage the grass cover. It is unknown how such a GWW affects the loading of surface runoff with ...

  • Geotube Dewatering Technology Unclogs Queen’s Creek and the Queens Lake Marina Waterways - Case Study

    Dredging contractor uses cost effective and innovative dewatenng technology to contain and dewater marine sediments. A build-up of organics, sediments, very fine silt and clay created a major navigational problem for members of the Queens Lake Marina Association, in York County, VA. A contract was issued to dredge and dewater sediments in the boat slips and outside the enclosed slip area. Site ...

  • Waterways and ponds contaminated with pulp & paper PCBs are contained & dewatered using Geotube container, providing an economical environmental solution - Case Study

    Abstract: Polychlorinaled biphenyls (PCBs) were unknowingly generated in ihe waste of some of the pulp and paper systems, a known carcinogen in animals and a probable carcinogen in humans. PCBs are stable, man-made compounds. They absorb heat and do not easily break down. Because of these properties, they have been widely used in electrical equipment, hydraulic fluids, fire retardants, ...

  • Geotube Dewatering Technology Provides Expertise in the Clean-Up of Contaminated Sediments - Case Study

    Geotube units offer an effective solution for contaminated sites to manage the recovery and containment of PCBs, heavy metals, BTEX, PAHs, PACs, and other hazardous materials. Contaminated sediments are a common problem for communities and industries around the world. Past spills, leaks, discharges, and improper disposal or management of hazardous materials and wastes often result in ...

  • The natural way to clean wastewater

    John Todd founded Ocean Arks International in the 1980s, where he started to experiment with processes that mimic natural ways to purify wastewater. He built a greenhouse and ran sewage through a series of tanks, with plants suspended in the flowing waters, and constructed marshes made of sand and gravel. No chemicals were added, but plenty of aquatic creatures from snails to small fish were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Urban Stream Restoration: Standing Up to the Toughest Weather Conditions

    Project In 2008, the City of Altanta faced a large problem: the single-lane road that provides the only entry point to its SWAT team training center was likely to be lost completely to erosion. Although the road had been lined with concrete barriers as a stop-gap measure, it was clear that more substantial action was required to save it. Because the road is situated on a narrow ...


    By Thrace Plastics Pack S.A.

  • NAUE shores up Schwarze Elster´s detour case study

    Lusatia is a region in Germany and Poland. The original  meaning of Lusatia is something along the line of “swampy, wet  meadows.” Lusatia is separated into two parts that, in terms of the landscape, are completely different: Upper Lusatia and Lower Lusatia. In the Northwest, Lower Lusatia is bordered by the Fläming ridge; and in the West it’s bordered by the ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • Piedroba Dewaters Slurry, Returns Clean Water to Holmes Beach Canals

    This project was a successful application of a total cleaning system (TCS), where the particular type of solids of the sediments permitted the dredger to avoid the costly construction of a dredged material maintenance area (DMMA), or the transportation and tipping fees for a municipal landfill. The surface waters were cleaned in tandem, and contributed to a higher quality benthic environment in ...

  • EPA targets electric utilities - the agency steps up efforts to manage coal ash damage

    Approximately 5.4 million cubic yards, or 1.1 billion gallons, of coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plant near Knoxville, Tenn., in December 2008 flooded some 300 acres of land, damaging property, polluting waterways, and killing fish. TVA will likely spend more than $500 million and perhaps as much as $1 billion dollars on the cleanup, says the U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Groundwater & Wastewater applications notes

    The Clean Water Act (CWA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) were designed to limit the amount of contaminants that are discharged into waterways and combat the level of organic pollution in the environment. Horizon Technology takes a strong stand on these topics and offers many Application Notes regarding the ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • RCAP and small systems can be a winning team

    The environmental regulatory community continues to clean up our waterways by requiring ever smaller communities to construct and operate wastewater collection and treatment systems. Many of these systems serve less than 100 homes, making affordability and management very difficult. In Ohio, the regulatory agency, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), has realized this and has ...

  • Hampton Court - BritishFlora design sustainable planting solution for

    Royal Palace Waterways BritishFlora designed a sustainable solution for enhanced aquatic planting in the hard engineered waterways at Hampton Court. This is part of a wider pond and waterway restoration scheme across the Park to improve biodiversity, water quality, erosion prevention and aesthetics of these formal and natural water ways across Hampton Court. ...


    By BritishFlora

  • Scavenger 2000 Decontamination Vessel - Scavenger 2000 Operations Report

    It has been a pleasure for us to clean and help rejuvenate the City of Miami Waterways and Miami River for the past several years. Our objective is to help clean the waters of the world. These are the results for the operation of the Scavenger2000 Decontamination Vessel performed on the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County waterways for the period of last five years. Please see below a ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • Spill prevention, control and countermeasure

    Background One of the EPA’s mandates is to prevent oil spills from polluting our nation’s navigable waterways which are defined under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act as any waterway or body of water that is used for ...

  • BNSF skykomish

    Passive Pre-Treatment with ChitoVan Cartridges Followed by CESF with 1 % ChitoVan Cleanup of a former railway fuel and maintenance facility in Skykomish, WA is currently underway. Nearby environmentally sensitive waterways have increased the need for responsible management of contaminated waters. Two Chitosan-Enhanced Sand Filtration systems have been implemented by Clear Water Compliance ...


    By Dungeness Environmental

  • Climate adaptive urban planning and design with water in Dutch polders

    The existing water management in Dutch polders is based on independent water systems for each polder. These are featuring artificial stabilized ground and surface water levels. As a result of the local climate the water levels in the polders are not continuously at a constant level. To maintain a stable water table in the polders, the surplus of relatively clean rainwater has to be pumped away ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biofuels effluent, does it exceed regulatory limits?

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as other regulatory agencies around the world, have established limitation guidelines for discharges of “oily wastes” from facilities utilizing any type of oil and grease in their manufacturing process. However, recently several biodiesel plants in the US have been fined for illegally discharging vegetable-based oil and grease and polluting ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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