environmental clean-up industry News

  • Cleaning up clean coal

    Perhaps the only point that advocates for and against ’clean coal’ might agree on is the fact that we have lots of coal remaining and its continued use likely will be a significant part of our fossil fuel future. Whether it should be the fuel of choice is another matter. The coal industry - acutely aware of growing public concern over greenhouse gas emissions and other health-related issues ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Industrial laundry wastewater clean-up

    Simple solutions can sometimes be the most effective, as T&T Environmental Solutions LLC (an industrial laundry wastewater treatment company) discovered. Opflex, a reusable buoyant foam with open cells that allows water to flow through it as it absorbs oil, was used to reduce the wastewater contaminants at their Philadelphia-based operations. After a ...

  • One of world`s largest agro-industrial biogas plants under construction

    In February 2016, Coltrade B.V. and its partner Ahidra S.L., signed an EPC contract for one of the largest organic waste to energy recovery facilities in the world within the dairy industry. After months of design and engineering of the highest level, where efficiency became an obsession, the plant is now under construction. The installation is located in northern Spain (Asturias) and will ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Cleaning up the green wash

    Canadians may soon see the benefits of new environmental labeling guidelines released last week designed to clean up the practice of greenwashing. The code will officially condemn the use of marketing terms such as "green" and "eco" that appear without proper product lifecycle analysis. Such terms "should be reserved for products/services whose lifecycles have been thoroughly examined ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cleaning up the carbon market

    This week the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM) has registered its 1000th project, an energy efficiency project in Andhra Pradesh, India, expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 34,000 tonnes annually. While many are celebrating the start up success of multibillion-dollar CDM experiment designed to curb global warming, CDM regulators themselves are ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CUGS: Clean Up Goals

    While I was traveling from Glendive, MT, where SRS Crisafulli is based, to New Orleans, LA, for Battelle’s 2015 Contaminated Sediments Conference, the EPA was making an emergency trip from its office in Colorado to Glendive to begin to deal with the Bridger Pipeline oil spill, before this also became a contaminated sediments problem. This is a stark reminder that while many of these ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Insurer agrees to pay for environmental clean-up

    The American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company Inc.(AISLIC) has agreed to pay $42.5 million to clean up contamination at four industrial facilities in a suit in which the Department of Justice intervened on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies. The four sites, formerly owned by Fruit of the Loom, are located in Michigan, New Jersey, and Tennessee. ...

  • Marine pollution - cleaning up the seas

    Greenhouse gas emissions from marine vessels have received special attention of late, but as the maritime shipping industry continues to grow, other forms of pollution from ships are creating problems that require urgent attention. In the past 15 years, seaborne trade has increased by 50% and continued high rates of growth are expected. The rise in trade between the North America and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Overview of nanomaterials for cleaning up the environment

    Researchers have presented an extensive analysis of the role of nanomaterialsin environmental remediation and monitoring.  Nanomaterials can be used to clean up toxins and bacteria from natural waters, wastewaters and the air. Nanomaterials’ unique properties allow them to remove pollutants from the environment.  The extremely small size of nanomaterial particles, ...

  • Wercs digs up the dirt on clean

    You don't know what's in that household cleaner underneath the sink but one local company does. And the work it does for the nation's largest retailers tracking chemical ingredients in thousands of items could push safer products onto store shelves across America. Before any chemical product gets into Wal-Mart, Sears and Kmart, its manufacturers must come clean with what's inside to The Wercs, a ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Barrick`s environmental clean-up in the Dominican Republic featured in beyond borders

    Barrick Gold Corporation is conducting one of the most ambitious environmental clean-up efforts in recent mining history at the site of the new Pueblo Viejo project in the Dominican Republic. The estimated $3 billion Pueblo Viejo project is located on the site of a former mining operation which closed down over a decade earlier, leaving behind a legacy of extensive pollution and contamination. ...

  • Revamped Environmental Law raises Hope for Clean-up in China

    People in China who want to take industries to task for fouling their surroundings have been rushing to file complaints and lawsuits this year in a test of legal reforms that toughen environmental penalties and make clear that many public-interest groups have the right to sue. Environmental watchdogs say people have filed hundreds of complaints with local governments under the new law launched in ...


    By Associated Press

  • New study shows how nanoparticles can clean up environmental pollutants

    Original story at MIT News Many human-made pollutants in the environment resist degradation through natural processes, and disrupt hormonal and other systems in mammals and other animals. Removing these toxic materials — which include pesticides and endocrine ...

  • Pacific Islands environmental land clean-up campaign launched

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health are hosting a meeting of environmental officials from the Pacific Territories to improve Pacific Island environmental response programs.Officials from Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas, State of Hawaii, and U.S. EPA will lay the foundation for a Pacific Basin Brownfields Response Team. The goal is ...

  • BioLargo Technologies offer solution to clean-up the oil sands industry

    The Oil Sands industry in Canada is booming. Recent deals with companies looking to capture more of the market share from some of the largest oil deposits in the world include Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK/B) agreeing to buy SilverBirch Energy Corp. for $435 million for the remaining portion of the Frontier oil sands project that it doesn’t already own; Cretaceous Oilsands Holdings Ltd. (a ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • `Oranges` can clean up and recover phosphorus

    Phosphorus is a common industrial pollutant in water, as detailed in a European Commission report to Parliament in 2004. A new technique for removing phosphorus from industrial wastewater uses waste products from orange juice production and allows the phosphorus to be re-used. It may help industries comply with the Water Framework and Urban Wastewater Directives3, as well as relieving pressure on ...

  • Macrotek Wins Gas Clean-Up and Recovery Contract

    A large multinational precious metal refiner is expanding its production capacity and required an all-inclusive gas clean-up and recovery system. Macrotek's highly efficient MVA Venturi system combined with an acid absorber were selected. The system includes the Macrotek MVA high efficiency variable throat orifice scrubber, integrated separator and absorber section. The combination was selected ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • Pulp friction cleans up Brockovich chemical

    A byproduct of the manufacture of pulp using the sulfite process for making paper, sodium lignosulfonate, can be used to immobilize and soak up toxic chromium compounds from soil and water, according to research published in the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development. Konstantin Volchek and Carl Brown of Environment Canada, and Dario Velicogna of Velicogna Consultants Inc ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Clean coal to support up to 60,000 UK jobs

    Clean coal technology could bring between GBP 2-4 billion a year into the UK economy by 2030, and support between 30,000-60,000 in jobs such as engineering, manufacturing and procurement, according to new independent research published today. The report, ‘Future Value Of Coal Carbon Abatement Technologies To UK Industry’ by AEA Group, is published today alongside the Government’s consultation ...


  • Gerrus Maintenance Cleans Up at Edison Chamber Awards

    Gerrus Maintenance, Inc. received an "Outstanding Business of the Year" award at the 12th annual awards dinner of the Edison Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, June 14. Gerrus, which has been in business for nearly 40 years, is a leading provider of professional building maintenance services. The company supplies regular janitorial services for warehouses, factories, pharmaceutical labs, and ...


    By Marketwire

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