PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2012 /PR Newswire/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced today that its soil and groundwater remediation technologies will be featured in more than 50 professional papers and poster sessions being presented at the upcoming International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. The signature conference, organized by Battelle, attracts more than 1,600 scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals. The attendees represent universities, government site management and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms from more than 26 counties around the world.
The technical sessions and poster presentations address remediation of soil and groundwater impacted with a variety of chlorinated and other recalcitrant compounds at industrial and military sites. The featured FMC products, field tests and case studies cover several key areas of in situ and ex-situ site remediation including in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) and in situ chemical reduction (ISCR) for source zone and plume treatment, bioremediation of soil containing pesticides, and removal of heavy metals.
'We are delighted that our customers and partners see the value of highlighting our solutions at this signature industry event,' said Alan Seech, director of Soil & Groundwater Remediation, FMC Environmental Solutions Division. 'We all share the same goal of bringing environmental professionals the latest information as our industry continues to help solve the difficult challenges posed by chlorinated and recalcitrant compounds.'
FMC's soil and groundwater solutions are part of FMC's Environmental Solutions Division. Launched in May, the new division integrates the company's portfolio of proprietary products and specialty solutions that prevent or remediate contamination of air, soil and water. The launch of the division marks an increased focus and investment in the growing multi-billion dollar global market for cost-sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions in remediation and pollution prevention.
'There is no higher compliment than being featured in so many customer success stories at such a prominent industry venue,' said Amy O'Shea, division manager of FMC Environmental Solutions. 'This further validates our leadership position as we continue to expand our reach and provide better answers to the critical issues of cost and compliance in the markets we serve.'
FMC Environmental Solutions consists of three business units. The Soil and Groundwater Remediation business unit develops and markets unique, fast-acting chemistries for remediation of hydrocarbons, halogenated organics, organic explosive compounds, and heavy metals. Its solutions are applicable to the full spectrum of source zone, plume, and soil remediation challenges. With a broad product portfolio of unique in situ technologies for soil and ground water, it is the global leader in environmental remediation chemistries.
Air Pollution Control, serves the power utility and manufacturing industries. Its solutions focus on hydrogen peroxide for the removal of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from air or flue gas; and the removal of acid gases and the use of trona and sodium bicarbonate in dry sorbent injection through FMC's joint venture, Natronx.
Water Treatment, the division's third business unit, integrates FMC's chemistries from its Peroxygens business that offer municipal wastewater facilities a more environmentally benign alternative to traditional chlorine technology. Its solutions will also focus on water treatment in the oil and gas exploration market.
About FMC Corporation
FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial, environmental and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In 2011, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.4 billion. The company employs approximately 5,000 people throughout the world, and operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals. For more information, visit www.FMC.com.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle is the world's largest not-for-profit independent research and development organization, providing innovative solutions to the world's most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.5 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including seven national laboratories which Battelle manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a nuclear energy lab in the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.battelle.com.
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