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  • More efficient dispersant sought

    After the failure of the Deepwater Horizon oil well last spring, nearly 2 million gallons of dispersant were released into the Gulf of Mexico. Although preliminary reports suggest that it successfully dispersed much of the oil, the long-term effect of such a massive volume of dispersant on ecosystems, wildlife and humans remains to be seen. A University of Buffalo researcher with ...


  • ASTM F2059 - 06(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Oil Spill Dispersant Effectiveness Using The Swirling Flask

    A standard test is necessary to establish a baseline performance parameter so that dispersants can be compared, a given dispersant can be compared for effectiveness on different oils, and at different oil weathering stages, and batches of dispersant or oils can be checked for effectiveness changes with time or other factors. ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM F2465 / F2465M - 05(2011)e1 standard guide for oil spill dispersant application equipment: single-point spray systems

    This guide covers performance criteria, requirements, material characteristics, and essential features for oil spill dispersant application systems. This guide also covers vessel-based spray systems employing single-point spray nozzles. Oil spill dispersant spray equipment shall conform to the minimum performance requirements such as ...


    By ASTM International

  • RIO OLYMPICS PROTECTED BY SPECTREX

    SAFE automatic fire detection and suppression system by Spectrex installed in Plasan’s successful Guarder armored vehicle,helping secure2016 Rio Olympics.It is equipped with most advanced optical detectors,providing fastest response time,highest false alarm immunity, alongside homogeneous efficient suppression agent dispersion,helping protect security forces and vehicles. For more ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • A Step Beyond Traditional Cleaning

    Unfortunately, the example of the debacle in Incheon is not an isolated one. A study published by Bloomberg in 2014 found that up to 10,000 tonnes of chemicals are leaked into American waters annually, while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA’s) ...


    By Jacor, LLC

  • EPA Proposal Strengthens Nation’s Preparedness Level and Response to Oil Spills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend requirements under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) to improve the nation’s ability to plan for and respond to oil spills. This proposal addresses issues raised by the public, responders, government, and industry officials during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  ...

  • Reimagining the Cleaning Process

    Rather than desperately dispersing the flow of oil and chemical contaminants via artificial means, it should instead be possible to use biological agents and green technology to neutralize the threat they pose. This was the thought which motivated Janet Angel, an environmental scientist who has worked to redefine and reimagine the process of cleaning up contaminants. Incidents like the ongoing ...


    By Jacor, LLC

  • Potsdam researchers use Malvern Zetasizer Nano in gold nanoparticle research

    Researchers at the University of Potsdam, Germany, are using a Zetasizer Nano ZS from Malvern Instruments to measure the dimensions and stability of gold nanoparticles smaller than 5 nm in diameter. Gold has long been considered as an inert element, but in nanoparticulate form it can be very reactive. For particles under 5 nm the surface electrons increasingly dominate the properties of the ...

  • Clariant presents the EcoTain life cycle for safer and more environmentally-friendly paints

    EcoTain product label assures "sustainable excellence at every step" for customers Resource efficient, safe handling and biodegradable: Clariant's Performance.People.Planet values in action Six new EcoTain products for paints and coatings sector at European Coatings Show 2013 and Coatings for Africa Clariant, a world ...


    By Clariant International Ltd.

  • EPA Awards Grant to Study the Life Cycle of Nanomaterials

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a $5 million, four-year grant to investigators led by Arizona State University to study the life cycle of nanomaterials. According to EPA’s description of the award, the project involves an interdisciplinary team of chemists, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA settles with Gly-Tek, Inc. (Idaho) for delayed sulfuric acid spill reporting

    Gly-Tek, Inc., a food additive formulator in Twin Falls, Idaho, has agreed to settle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violations of both the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund cleanup law, in November of 2014. The violations occurred following a 24,700 pound ...

  • RTO cleans methane from coal mining

    Using a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer to convert methane into carbon dioxide may prove a deterrent to Global Warming. Everybody's talking about clean coal. Vanishing are the images of smog-filled towns and blackened valleys of soot that made coal a byword for dirty fuel. In fact, like it or not, coal still produces about half of U.S.-produced electricity and about a quarter of the electricity ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • BioLargo Concludes Successful Customer Trials and New Sales for CupriDyne Clean Industrial Odor Control

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) announced today that it had successfully concluded a series of free trials with industry leading corporations and municipalities to introduce its breakthrough product CupriDyne Clean to industry. "We've outperformed every product that we've come across in the market and our pricing has been well received" stated BioLargo president Dennis Calvert. The company is ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Next Alternative's Emulsion-Fuel More Powerful Due to Nano-Technology

    Robert Ireland, CEO of Next Alternative, Inc., (XETRA: N4H) has relayed that the firm's Emulsion-Fuel is among the most potent formulas due to the use of Carbon Nano Tubes. Next Alternative (NAI) manufactures Emulsion-Fuel or "NAI-Fuel" at a 60% petroleum and 40% water ratio. Also included is a miniscule amount of stabilizing agent within which nano-technology is used to increase the fuel's ...


  • GILUNAL® A – The sustainable bonding for starchy and dextrin containing adhesive systems

    Boron acid were still up four years ago as an indispensable additive for adhesive glues and for various industrial applications. When in 2011 Boron and its derivate were included in the candidate list SVHC (substances of very high concern) by ECHA as cmr-substances the manufacture and winding of cardboard cores and paper tubes and related industries faced a big challenge.  With ...


    By Kurita

  • ASTM D7751 - 11 standard test method for determination of additive elements in lubricating oils by edxrf analysis

    Lubricating oils are formulated with organo-metallic additives, which act, for example, as detergents, antioxidants, antifoaming, or antiwear agents, or a combination thereof. Some of these additives contain one or more of the following elements: magnesium, phosphorus, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Dust Management 5.0: ATMOS Global Launches ATMOS-5D+ first-of-its-kind forecasting and management platform for mine haul road dust control

    ATMOS Global (ATMOS Australia Pty Ltd – Elite Atmospheric Air Quality Modelling & Forecasting and Climate Change Research Consultants) launches ATMOS-5D+  world’s first Integrated 5D Global and Site Specific Dust Impact Forecasting and Management Platform for Mine Haul Road Dust Control TM - a major breakthrough in environmental dust control and management in mining. Growing ...

  • Nanoparticles decontaminate groundwater

    Since their invention a decade ago at Lehigh University, iron nanoparticles 1,000 times thinner than a human hair have demonstrated an unprecedented ability to clean contaminated groundwater. The palladium-coated particles have remediated more than 50 toxic waste sites in the US and other countries in 10 times faster than traditional pump-and-treat methods. Researchers at Lehigh University have ...


  • Low and Medium-voltage Inverter Industry in China Analysis and Forecast Report , 2013-2017

    According to the statistics of industry associations, in 2012, the overall output value of China’s low and medium-voltage industry was about CNY 15.2 billion; with the increased national supports to high-tech industries and the continuous development of domestic market, the enterprises are actively expanding their production capacity; it is estimated that, during the “Twelfth ...


  • HORIBA Scientific Applications Scientist Authors/Edits New Book on Nanotechnology

    HORIBA Scientific, global leader in Raman and Fluorescence spectroscopy systems, is proud to announce that Adam Gilmore, Applications Scientist in Fluorescence, is the author of a new book entitled, “Luminescence: The Instrumental Key to the Future of Nanotechnology.” The new book, published by Pan Stanford Publishing, presents an overview of modern photoluminescence instruments, ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

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