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  • Nitric Acid Extraction

    A proposed new nitric acid extraction standard being developed by ASTM Committee E01 on Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores and Related Materials will be used to protect water used for drinking, recreational and agricultural purposes from environmental impacts. WK42045, Practice for Nitric ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA and ExxonMobil settle case for closure of illegal acid waste impoundments (TX)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ExxonMobil agreed to settle a case involving over one billion gallons of illegally stored hazardous waste at the Agrifos Fertilizer site in Pasadena, Texas. ExxonMobil is the prior owner of the site and retained closure and post-closure responsibility for the site's massive waste impoundments when it sold the site to Agrifos Fertilizer in 1998. ...

  • ACID RELIEF: Eliminate Acid Build-Up and Avoid Compressor Burnout With ACID-BUSTER

    Technicians can now add the exact amount of acid scavenging solution-without wasting a drop-by using the from Spectronics Corporation. AB-100CS ACID-BUSTER™ Injection Kit is designed to bond with acids without forming chemical by-products and prevents acid build-up in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The ACID-BUSTER injector is ...


    By Spectronics Corporation

  • U.S. takes action to stop illegal acid waste from Texas chemical plant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department today announced that Air Products LLC has agreed to pay nearly US$1.5 million in civil penalties to resolve hazardous waste mismanagement violations at its Pasadena, Texas chemical manufacturing facility. The settlement resolves Air Products’ Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) violations in ...

  • Pyrolysis equipment solves problem of acid sludge disposal

    Technokomplex receives many inquires on feasibility of standard Pirotex unit for burning of non-standard feedstocks. We remind the Pirotex pyrolysis plant is an equipment based on method of low-temperature pyrolysis certified for recycling and utilization of scrap tires, mechanical rubber goods, waste oils, oil sludge, kreosoted railway ...


    By Technokomplex

  • Acrylic Acid & Its Derivatives Market as Water Treatment Polymers

    Acrylic acid and its derivatives are widely used in industrial processing. These are also used in surface coatings, adhesives & sealants, etc. Growing demands in super absorbent polymers are expected to be the major drivers for the market growth. The major markets for acrylic acid and its derivatives include surface coatings, adhesives, plastic additives and co-monomers. Acrylic esters ...

  • US state of Georgia to sample drinking water for `carcinogenic` acid

    Georgia plans to begin statewide sampling this year at drinking water intakes for perfluorooctanoic acid, according to a program manager of the Environmental Protection Division.  The acid is labeled a 'likely carcinogen' by a federal panel and is found in the Conasauga River.  'We're trying to be proactive,' said Jane Hendricks, program manager for the permitting compliance and enforcement ...

  • ASTM D8045 – New method for acid number determination in crude oil

    Metrohm is pleased to announce that the ASTM has published method D8045 for the determination of Acid Number (AN) in crude oil and petroleum products. The new method describes thermometric titration and was developed by Metrohm together with industry leaders using the ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Cleansing toxic waste – with vinegar

    Engineers and environmental scientists at the University of Leeds are developing methods of helping contaminated water to clean itself by adding simple organic chemicals such as vinegar. The harmful chromium compounds found in the groundwater at sites receiving waste from former textiles factories, smelters, and tanneries have been linked to cancer, and excessive exposure can lead to problems ...


    By University of Leeds

  • Increase the recovery of waste materials

    As part of Waste Reduction Week, which was in full swing until October 27, we are inviting everyone, both individuals and organizations (industries, businesses and institutions), to celebrate the event by incorporating the 4Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle and recover) into their daily activities. Cascades has made a commitment to do just that, by setting a target in ...


    By 3BL Media

  • United States Takes Action to Reduce Hazards from Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing at Louisiana Facility

    “Reducing pollution from mining and mineral processing operations is one of EPA’s national enforcement initiatives because these facilities release more toxic chemicals than any other sector,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “This settlement will reduce millions of pounds of hazardous air ...

  • EPA orders US Magnesium to address acid spill near Rowley, Utah facility

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Magnesium LLC (USM) voluntarily entered into an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC). The AOC provides that USM address a release of acidic liquid waste from the magnesium production facility onto its own and adjacent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property. On January 23, 2014, USM reported to the EPA National Response Center a ...

  • TAIM WESER supplies a full conveying circuit for the TIFERT Phosphoric Acid Plant in Skhira (TUNISIA)

    TAIM WESER designs and supplies a dual phosphate conveying circuit for the TIFERT (Tunisian Indian Fertilizers) phosphoric acid production plant located in Skhira, in Southern Tunisia. The phosphoric acid plant built by TIFERT (Tunisian Indian Fertilizers) in La Skhira, 300 km south of the Tunisian capital, has been completed at last. After the delays encountered by the project ...


    By Taim Weser S.A.

  • USP Technologies Completes First North American Bulk Delivery of Peracetic Acid for Wastewater Disinfection

    USP Technologies completed North America’s first bulk delivery of peracetic acid (PAA) on July 29th, 2015 to Metro Vancouver’s Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant located in Vancouver, BC. Prior to delivery, USP Technologies worked closely with Metro Vancouver and the product manufacturer, Solvay Chemicals, Inc., to complete a comprehensive safety review to verify the entire ...

  • California Accuses FedEx of Waste Violations

    State officials on Thursday accused FedEx Ground Package System of violating California's hazardous waste laws since 2008 by failing to properly handle broken or leaking packages containing harmful materials. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control cited FedEx in a civil complaint noting more than 1,500 violations at 31 FedEx terminals and the company's hubs in Sacramento, Los ...


    By Associated Press

  • DSM and Roquette to open commercial scale bio-based succinic acid plant in 2012

    Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and the French starch and starch derivatives company Roquette Frères today announce that they will build a commercial scale plant for the production of bio-based succinic acid, the first non-fossil feedstock derived ...


    By DSM

  • China: Solid Waste Treatment in Liaoning

    Liaoning province, China's important industrial and raw material base, lies in the south of the country's northeast region. With 14 municipalities and a population of 42 million, the province covers an area of over 150,000 sq. km. The pillar industries in Liaoning include petrochemical, metallurgy, electronics/information technology, and manufacturing. The outputs of these industries are also ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ASTM E1915 - 11 Standard Test Methods for Analysis of Metal Bearing Ores and Related Materials for Carbon, Sulfur, and Acid-Base Characteristics

    These test methods are primarily intended to test materials for compliance with compositional specifications and for monitoring. The determination of carbon and sulfur and acid neutralization potential in ores and related materials is necessary to classify ores for metallurgical processing and to classify waste materials from the mining and processing of ores such as leach ...


    By ASTM International

  • Ecofasa turns waste to biodiesel using bacteria

    A group of Spanish developers working for a company called Ecofasa just announced a new biofuel made up from trash. This isn't a biodiesel made from used frying oil; instead, it's made from general urban waste which is treated by bacteria. The result of that bacteria? Fatty acids that can be used to produce standard biodiesel. According to the company's CEO, the process is fully biologic, ...


    By Ecofa

  • Fuel from fuel: converting biodiesel waste into ethanol

    Researchers have discovered that under the correct conditions, glycerol, a major by-product of biodiesel production, can be turned into ethanol by harmless strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli. Furthermore, yields of ethanol obtained from this method are higher than those obtained from conventional means of production. As society looks for alternative sources of energy to replace the use of ...

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