drinking water chemistry News

  • Students recognized for protecting drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized three schools and an individual in the Schuylkill River Watershed today for developing educational environmental projects that help protect drinking water. Those receiving the Schuylkill Action Network Drinking Water Scholastic awards included: Miquon School, Philadelphia School District - The Schuylkill Stories Video Contest Award ...

  • Drinking water wells vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States ...


  • USGS study finds drinking water contaminated, but safe to drink

    A recent United States Geological Survey (USGS) study of public drinking water wells in California, Connecticut, Nebraska and Florida found that some were contaminated, but in amounts so minimal, human health was unlikely to be affected. The USGS tracked the movement of contaminants in groundwater and public-supply wells in four different aquifers.According to the USGS, wells are not equally ...


  • Miox exhibits at SPE Oilfield Chemistry Symposium

    MIOX Corporation, the industry leader in on-site chemical generation technology, announces it will showcase a new technology for produced and flowback water disinfection at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry in The Woodlands, TX on ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Studies reveal why drinking water wells are vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States receive ...

  • ARCADIS` Jane Staveley to Moderate Congressional Briefing on Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

    DENVER - Jane Staveley, a Principal Environmental Scientist for ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, will moderate a distinguished panel of experts on the topic of "Pharmaceuticals in Our Water: Concerns and Responses" during a briefing in the Rayburn House Office Building ...


    By Arcadis

  • New `Green` Chemistry Offers Solution to Looming Global Nitrate Crisis

    CEDAR HILL, TEXAS --- Small, minority-owned business in small Texas town is bound to become the “BAT” (best available technology) among nitrate removal technologies. Nitrates are on the increase world-over due to factors that include wastes from municipal, agricultural, and industrial processes. Health and environmental issues associated with nitrates are various and multiple, ranging from human ...


  • LA’s BEST Students Celebrate Drinking Water and Recycling Plastics in Conjunction with America Recycles Day

    Today more than 25,000 students enrolled in the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program celebrated the successful completion of the second “Go H2O! Challenge.” The Challenge was created through a partnership between the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and LA’s BEST to educate children about the importance of ...

  • Protecting a Vital Resource for Safe and Healthy Communities: EPA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Safe Drinking Water Act

    Across the country and throughout the Heartland, most people take it for granted: Turn the tap to quench your thirst, and you can be reasonably assured that your water is clean and safe to drink. It’s an assurance greatly bolstered by the Safe Drinking Water Act, a landmark environmental protection law passed by Congress 40 years ago today. In celebration of this anniversary, EPA will host ...

  • New Automated Ion Analysis System: Flow Solution® FS 3100 Automated Chemistry Analyzer

    OI Analytical announces release of the new FS 3100 Automated Chemistry Analyzer that performs ion analysis on water samples, soil, and plant extracts or digests via flow injection analysis (FIA) or segmented flow analysis (SFA). The FS 3100 runs all USEPA approved methods for regulatory compliance monitoring of inorganic nutrient pollutants in drinking water, wastewater, and environmental waters, ...

  • New Research Shows Metal Exposure From Laundered Shop Towels May Exceed Permissible Levels Set by the EPA for Metals in Drinking Water

    Gradient, a nationally recognized environmental and risk science consulting firm, today presented new data that show metal exposure from use of laundered shop towels may exceed the permissible levels allowed in drinking water. Gradient presented a poster describing its findings at the annual ...


    By Gradient Corporation

  • Water metals check

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS), located in Rock Hill, SC, announces the release of SenSafe™ Water Metals Check test strips, an easy, accurate and inexpensive way to determine metal levels in drinking water. This patented test uses an indicator that develops red in the presence of metals. Simple color matching determines the levels of metal in water after a 30 second dip. This product ...

  • Water purification by banana peel

    To the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels (which include polishing silverware), scientists have added purification of drinking water contaminated with potentially toxic metals. Their report, which concludes that minced banana peel performs better than an array of other purification materials, appears in ACS's journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.  Gustavo ...

  • Fracking water quality concerns

    The extraction of natural gas from deep shale formation requires the use of hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking', which involves injecting water and chemicals to rupture deep shale. A predicted boom in Michigan has raised public concerns about water supply, use and contamination. A new natural gas exploration and production boom could be starting in Michigan in the wake of a surprisingly ...

  • Dow technology taps 24 karat water solution for water stressed communities

    As nations around the globe celebrate Earth Day by recognizing the importance of environmental conservation and sustainable living, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) delivers water solutions and technologies to water stressed communities every day. Dow makes the same technology (DOW FILMTEC™ reverse osmosis membranes) used in the most sophisticated water treatment facilities in the world ...

  • Welsh Water’s £184m Investment Project and Partech Water Instruments

    One piece of water news that hit the headlines recently was the revelation that Welsh Water is investing £184m in the next six months in order to improve its supplies and infrastructure. The past six months have been less productive than the previous year for Welsh Water with profits hitting only £25m – the same time period in 2014 had reached a more favourable £43m. ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • CH2M joins Value of Water Coalition for Imagine a Day Without Water

    Today CH2M is pleased to join the Value of Water Coalition and hundreds of water agencies, businesses, elected officials, schools and community organizations from across the United States for Imagine a Day Without Water, a national campaign taking place September 15, 2016 aimed ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Dow Live Earth Run for Water - Run For Water Toronto!

    Today, Live Earth announced plans to implement the largest worldwide water initiative on record to help combat the global water crisis. The Dow Live Earth Run for Water – to take place April 18, 2010 – will consist of a series of 6 km run/walks (the average distance many women and children walk every day to secure water) taking place over the course of 24 hours in countries around the world, ...


  • Pall Corp. to Present Water Treatment Solutions at Water in Mining Congress

    Water is used extensively for operations and safety purposes in the burgeoning mining industry. Operators are increasingly choosing membranes to treat water responsibly and ensure that surface and ground water remain pure and uncontaminated by wastewater streams. At the ...


    By Pall Corporation

  • The complete home water quality test kit

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc., innovators of test strip technology, unveils the redesigned Complete Home Water Quality Test Kit, the first water quality test kit that lives up to its name. The Complete Home Water Quality Test Kit ...

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