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  • Report: Tests of ballast water treatment systems are flawed

    Government-sanctioned tests of equipment designed to cleanse ship ballast water of invasive species are seriously flawed because they don't determine whether the systems will remove microbes that cause gastrointestinal illnesses, scientists said Wednesday. Ballast water provides stability for cargo ships in rough seas. But it's believed to have introduced numerous invaders to U.S. coastal waters ...


    By Associated Press

  • UV ballast water treatment close to US approval

    Shipowners have found it increasingly difficult to comply with ballast water treatment regulations in the US. But there’s good news on the horizon thanks to DESMI’s newest UV-based solution Ultraviolet radiation (UV), which counters microorganisms by rendering them unable to reproduce, is the preferred method for today’s ballast water treatment systems. This robust and reliable ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Turner Designs partners with WSS to sell Ballast-Check 2 for quick, indicative compliance monitoring

    Turner Designs is very excited to partner with Wilhelmsen Ship Services (WSS) to supply the ballast water community with Ballast-Check 2, a small, hand-held fluorometer which enables quick, indicative checks of ballast water samples.  Turner Designs will continue to work with their existing customer base of scientists, government agencies, port state control, and testing authorities while ...


    By Turner Designs, Inc

  • Hanovia launches new UV transmittance analyser for water disinfection monitoring

    The new TX Online UV transmittance analyser from Hanovia has been specifically designed to provide accurate monitoring of UV water disinfection systems in the food and beverage, brewing, pharmaceutical, electronics, aquaculture and marine (ballast water treatment) industries. The TX Online's one-piece design allows simple mounting and uses minimal space. Its new optics provide increased accuracy ...

  • BioLargo Readies Its Disruptive Water Treatment Technology For 2016 Commercialization

    On August 17th, an audience of 30 experts from industry, academia, government, and finance gathered at the University of Alberta for the unveiling of the biggest breakthrough in water treatment in decades. Data from over 100 studies was presented by a team of researchers that demonstrated BioLargo's (BLGO) AOS Filter/Reactor disinfected water more ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Progress reported in UN-backed efforts to reduce pollution, emissions from ships

    The United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) has reported major progress on efforts to cut polluting and global warming emissions from ships, achieve more environmentally friendly recycling of vessels and prevent contamination from harmful organisms in ballast. Under amendments to the so-called MARPOL (marine pollution) accords unanimously adopted by IMO’s Marine Environment ...


    By United Nations

  • ASTM C1491 - 11 standard specification for concrete roof pavers

    This specification covers concrete roof pavers that are machine-made from hydraulic cement, water, and suitable mineral aggregates with or without the inclusion of other materials, for use as roof ballast and protection of roof membranes. Requirements for ballast weight per unit area shall be specified separately. The average resistance ...


    By ASTM International

  • VORTEX Sewage Treatment Plant Averages 0.4mg/L NH4-N

     The VORTEX™ sewage treatment plant is an Activated Sludge Process system with fail-safe and sludge management features not found in any UK manufactured systems.  The average attained during its ...

  • John Meunier Inc. celebrates 60th anniversary in 2008

    John Meunier Inc., subsidiary of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2008. Little did John Meunier know, when he founded the company bearing his name in June 1948, that it would be celebrating 60 years of existence and grow to become an important part of the Veolia Water Systems & Technology family of companies. His son, Gabriel Meunier, lead John ...

  • UV light helps to ensure safe bathing during the summer months

    • Ultraviolet light kills bacteria in wastewater without the need for chemicals and allows safe bathing in the Isar. • Reliable and environmentally friendly method • Used in the project “Clean Isar” in a large number of clarification plants in Bavaria/Germany. In addition to the conventional processes for cleaning water – such as the use of chemicals like ...


    By Heraeus Holding GmbH

  • Pennsylvania DEP Finds Zebra Mussels in Conneaut Lake; Boaters, Anglers Cautioned

    Boaters and anglers are being asked to take steps to prevent the further spread of zebra mussels after the Department of Environmental Protection discovered the nuisance species in Conneaut Lake, Crawford County. Regional DEP staff found three zebra mussels during June 10 sampling, two in the lake and one in ...

  • New website provides important Health & Safety information about PCBs in caulk

    Caulk can be found in virtually every home and building. The flexible material is used to seal gaps and joints in buildings to make them watertight or airtight. Unfortunately, PCBs were used as an additive in some caulks in the past due to their water and chemical resistance, durability and elasticity. PCB containing caulk was used in some buildings, including schools, primarily ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • U.S. Environmental Industry Grows to $312 Billion in Revenues

    Recovery in the U.S. environmental industry is slightly ahead of the economy at large, but growth is still painstakingly slow, and environmental executives have tempered their expectations for the second half of 2011, according to Environmental Business Journal's Annual Industry Overview. Purchase EBJ's Annual Industry ...

  • U.S. environmental industry grows to $312 billion in revenues

    Recovery in the U.S. environmental industry is slightly ahead of the economy at large, but growth is still painstakingly slow, and environmental executives have tempered their expectations for the second half of 2011, according to Environmental Business Journal's Annual Industry Overview. The U.S. environmental industry grew 3.1% in 2010 to $312 billion, according to EBJ research, an estimate ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • U.S. environmental industry grows to $312 billion in revenues

    Recovery in the U.S. environmental industry is slightly ahead of the economy at large, but growth is still painstakingly slow, and environmental executives have tempered their expectations for the second half of 2011, according to Environmental Business Journal's Annual Industry Overview. The U.S. environmental industry grew 3.1% in 2010 to $312 billion, according to EBJ research, an estimate ...

  • Decades after their Ban Toxic PCBs are Still a Threat

    The indoor air quality consulting experts at Future Environment Designs provide environmental testing solutions for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).  Although no longer commercially produced in the United States, PCBs may still be present in products and materials produced before 1979.  PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • JCPenney achieves lEED(R) distinctions for green building design and operations

    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its Home Office campus located in Plano, Texas. The 1.9 million square-foot building serves as a workplace for more than 5,500 associates and is the third largest campus facility in the nation to ...

  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. -- recent federal developments

    2011 Predictions For EPA's Office Of Chemical Safety And Pollution Prevention: The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) are provided in a memorandum available online. ...


    By Acta Group

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