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  • Speeding up E. coli detection

    A simple, automated method of tracking E. coli uses a laser to detect and monitor the microbe in potentially contaminated bodies of water or waterways. The technique, described this month in the International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks. Bin Chen of Purdue University Calumet, and colleagues there and at the University ...

  • New advanced treatment for BOP Control System fluids significantly improves performance & safety following successful field trials

    atg UV Technology and Aberdeen based subsea BOP Controls specialists Raisepower have recently carried out pilot trials to prove the effectiveness of UV disinfection in treating hydraulic fluids used for subsea B.O.P. (Blow Out Preventer) operation. UV light is a chemical-free, physical disinfection technique that is widely used throughout the offshore sector for applications such as ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Testing UK Floodwater with the BBC

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26169373 The water running thigh deep through Ham Sandhu's house in Wraysbury in Berkshire is freezing cold and murky. Floating around in his kitchen is a toy car and a pair of slippers. Clunking gently together near the sink are two rubbish bins. "I brought them in here," he says, "so they didn't drift away." An unpleasant smell thickens the ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Testing laboratory offers Chinese drywall testing options

    EMSL Analytical offers several options for testing suspect materials.Reports of drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials have surfaced in the past year. The problematic drywall, imported between 2004 and 2006, appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and carbon disulfide (CS2) ...


  • Testing Laboratory offers Chinese drywall testing options

    EMSL Analytical offers several options for testing suspect materials. Reports of drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials have surfaced in the past year. The problematic drywall, imported between 2004 and 2006, appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and carbon disulfide (CS2) ...


  • Chinese drywall emitting strange odors and causing corrosion on copper-bearing materials reported

    EMSL Analytical has been busy identifying strange odors from drywall.As if the battered real estate market hasn’t been difficult enough on property owners, reports of drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials have surfaced. The problematic drywall, imported between 2004 and 2006, appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), ...


  • EMSL Analytical Tests NHL’s Stanley Cup for Bacteria

    EMSL Analytical tested the legendary trophy for the Chicago Tribune this month to see if the 5,000 people that touch and kiss it each day it is on tour are spreading dangerous pathogens. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 24th, 2010 Last week the National Hockey League’s (NHL) beloved Stanley Cup came to the offices of the Chicago Tribune.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • DANVA Recognizes Mycometer’s BactiQuant®Water Testing Technology

    Last year, the Danish Water & Wastewater Association (DANVA) concluded an 18 month study of Mycometer’s BactiQuant®Water testing methodology which resulted in the recommendation of the method for internal water quality control. DANVA is a national association of water and wastewater utilities who are responsible for 85% of the Danish drinking water supply.     Based on ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lab Scale Activated Sludge Reactors - EBS - Wastewater Training and Consulting

    Lab scale activated sludge reactors have been employed by those in academia who study wastewater systems for decades to analyze the effects of selected variables on the treatment of many unique waste streams. Their purpose is to mimic the conditions found in full scale systems as closely as is possible in a system that can be confined to a typical laboratory bench top. The advantage of lab scale ...

  • Cellular `computers` gain a hard drive

    A new DNA-based recorder allows bioengineers to create cell cultures that detect information in their environment and store it for later use. Such 'designer' cells might in the future be used to monitor water quality in a village, or measure the amount of sugar a person eats. The technique is described this week in ...


    By Nature Publishing Group

  • Smart Sponge Technology Getting Smarter and More Advanced

    The Smart Sponge technology is at the heart of AbTech Industries product innovation. The unique molecular structure is based on innovative polymer technologies that are chemically selective to hydrocarbons and can reduce bacteria levels and also decrease heavy metals. Smart Sponge fully encapsulates recovered oil, resulting in a substantially more effective response that prevents absorbed oil ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • The Smart Sponge Technology

    AbTech’s Smart Sponge technology is at the heart of its product innovation. Its unique molecular structure is based on innovative polymer technologies that are chemically selective to hydrocarbons and can reduce bacteria levels. Smart Sponge fully encapsulates recovered oil, resulting in a substantially more effective response that prevents absorbed oil from leaching. It is also capable of ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • Sewage Contamination in Buildings can Expose People to Microbial Toxins

    California residents are used to hearing about beach closures due to sewage spills and high bacteria counts in the water off of the state’s famous beaches.  Raw sewage can contain a host of potentially harmful substances, including: viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites, and fungi.   Just as health professionals take sewage in the beaches serious, people who have experienced a ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • EMLab P&K’s Houston Lab Receives TCEQ NELAP Accreditation for Water Testing

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the TCEQ NELAP accreditation of its analytical laboratory in Houston, Texas. EMLab P&K’s water testing lab in Houston is accredited by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for water analysis (NELAP Certificate # T104704489-11-1). EMLab P&K’s Houston lab offers water analysis for drinking water testing and non-potable water ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Phigenics Expands Legionella Testing Capacity

    The Phigenics Analytical Services Laboratory (PASL) is pleased to welcome two new members to it staff.  Kevin Chen and Frank Calderone.  Kevin has his Masters and Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University while Frank has his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry & Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • EPA Announces 2013 Report Card Grade for the Mystic River Watershed

    The Mystic River Watershed water quality earned a report card grade of “D” for calendar year 2013. This is the eighth public reporting on bacterial water quality conditions for the Mystic River Watershed since the first Mystic River Watershed Report Card grade was issued in 2007. The grade was announced by EPA, in conjunction with the Mystic River Watershed Association ...

  • EHC site submitted for remediation technology innovation award

    The Adventus Group, a global environmental biotechnology enterprise, was pleased to have EHC included in an application for the 2008 Brownfield Briefing Remediation Innovation Awards, in the category of 'Best Use of a Combination of Remediation Techniques', during the Contaminated Land & Brownfield Remediation' Conference, held recently in London. Project details outlined ...


  • New Grading System for Mystic River Watershed Gives Public Better Localized Information

    In coordination with the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), EPA is utilizing an enhanced, more locally-specific analysis of water quality in the Mystic River Watershed to illuminate environmental conditions for the public. Instead of one grade for the entire watershed, EPA and MyRWA are issuing grades for each segment of the watershed, totaling 14 separate stretches of river and its ...

  • Summer Allergens & Indoor Air Quality Issues in Texas the Cause of many Allergic Reactions

    Many Texans associate allergies with spring, but allergies can be a problem for people any month of the year and the summer season is no exception. Summer allergies can be caused by seasonal outdoor culprits or due to the presence of indoor allergens.    Two of the most common causes of summer allergies are due to the presence of pollen and mold. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dirty Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

    The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro. An Associated Press investigation found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where athletes will compete in the ...


    By Associated Press

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