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  • EPA posts fact sheet on determining if a cleaning product is a pesticide

    In a March 2010 fact sheet, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes how to determine whether a cleaning product is a pesticide under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Under FIFRA, pesticide products must be registered if they are considered to be intended for a pesticidal purpose. EPA states that products are considered to be for a pesticidal ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Releases Final Methods and Guidance for Testing the Efficacy of Antimicrobials against Public Health Biofilms

    On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of two final test method Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for evaluating the efficacy of antimicrobial pesticides against two biofilm bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus): ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ICL Water Solutions to launch HydroBio® Advance: real time biofilm measurement and an innovative Legionella risk assessment tool

    With Hydrobio® Advance, you adjust in real time your treatment program: the right biocide, the right dosage at the right time. Respond to changes faster and improve water systems reliability with real time information using the ICL WaterSolutions HydroBio® Advance. Biofi lms have in water and especially cooling systems ideal conditions to grow: right temperature, high amount of nutrients ...


    By Kurita

  • Municipality Retrofits RBC`s with Biowater Technology

    Problems with RBC (Rotating Biological Contactors) are commonplace in today’s wastewater treatment market.  Often the RBC has to be totally replaced by a new system.  In the case of Elverom RA municipality, the existing RBC’s were foul smelling, noisy and inefficient.  A lot of maintenance was required to keep them operational.   Biowater’s Complete Mix ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

  • Biotreatment of extremely saline effluents

    In laboratories of the University for Applied Sciences of Cologne under supervision and coordination of LEVAPOR GmbH, semi-continuous and continuous biotests, by specially adapted microorga- nisms, fixed on adsorbant, porous LEVAPOR carrier cubes, for COD-removal from extremely saline pharmaceutical effluents, polluted with 110 to 300 g/L COD and 100 to 130 g/L NaCl, have been carried out. After ...

  • SIMBA# 2.0 Officially Released

    ifak e.V. Magdeburg and inCTRL Solutions are proud to announce that SIMBA# 2.0 was officially released at ifat 2016 in Munich. It is another milestone in wastewater treatment and biogas plant modeling and has a wide array of industry-first and advanced features. SIMBA#’s Unique Aeration Model Library The new SIMBA# version includes our unique model library enabling users to ...


    By inCTRL Solutions Inc.

  • Wastewater treatment plant discharges can promote the development of antibiotic resistance in streams

    Widespread use of antibiotics has led to pollution of waterways, potentially creating resistance among freshwater bacterial communities. A new study looked for antibiotic resistance genes in a river basin in Spain, revealing that wastewater discharges can promote the spread of antibiotic resistance in streams and small rivers. Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine and have saved ...

  • Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Options

    Aerobic wastewater treatment takes many forms, but fundamentally it’s a biological process widely used in the treatment of both domestic and industrial wastewater, particularly waste streams high in organic or biodegradable content. Aerobic treatment can be as simple as the septic tank. While there’s still a role for more ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • SURCIS BM Respirometry for foto-Fenton research project

    The national environmental research group in Spain "Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas" CIEMAT ( http://www.ciemat.es/portal.do ) is currently working in one important on-going project (EDARSOL) to develop an integrated process for removing emerging pollutants in wastewater through the combination of biological treatment with advanced oxidation ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Kills 3 at Chicago Hotel

    According to Fox News, a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak that developed in a Chicago hotel has killed three and infected seven others. At this time, the hotel has not determined where the infectious Legionella bacteria originated, but has taken precautions by draining its fountain in the hotel lobby, the pool, and the hot tub. It also has shut down a portion of its spa. At ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Candidiasis Infections Impact Midwest Healthcare Facilities

    Candidiasis is caused by fungal pathogens from the Candida genus.  Most infections are caused by Candida albicans, a type of fungus that grows both as a yeast and filamentous cells.   The ubiquitous fungi represent one of the most common fungal pathogens to affect the human population.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • FlowTexTM disc filter by Entex Works to improve the nation`s water infrastructure

    The American Society of Civil Engineers 2009 report card gave the nation's water infrastructure a grade of D-. The FlowTex Filter can help raise the grade. FlowTex is a user-friendly, high performance tertiary filter, suitable for both small and large flow applications, that removes suspended solids as small as 10 microns. That's important for water and wastewater plants that have stringent ...


    By Entex Technologies Inc.

  • 10 Tips on Tank Preparation for the Winter Season

    With winter weather coming, it is important to prepare your steel water storage tanks. Winter weather and colder temperatures will impact your steel storage tanks, no matter how severe the weather is. Below are several techniques which can keep your potable water tanks in top operating condition: Inspect interior and exterior of tank for evidence of corrosion on metal ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • The Water Footprint of the California Almond

    Almonds are an agricultural success story for California, but can their cultivation be sustained as the state enters a new drought? As California heads into another drought and a future that by all estimates will see even less precipitation and more human demand for water, every drop is important. From taking showers measured in ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • FTC Gets Tough on Green Guides and "Cracks Down" on Misleading and Unsubstantiated Environmental Marketing Claims

    On October 29, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced six enforcement actions concerning misleading and unsubstantiated environmental marketing claims. In a case imposing a $450,000 civil penalty, FTC filed a complaint and consent order against a company for violating a 1994 FTC order prohibiting it from making unsupported green claims for its paper plates and bags. In the five other ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • FTC Gets Tough on Green Guides and "Cracks Down" on Misleading and Unsubstantiated Environmental Marketing Claims

    On October 29, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced six enforcement actions concerning misleading and unsubstantiated environmental marketing claims. In a case imposing a $450,000 civil penalty, FTC filed a complaint and consent order against a company for violating a 1994 FTC order prohibiting it from making unsupported green claims for its paper plates and bags. In the five other ...


    By Acta Group

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