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  • Visit LG Sonic Algae Control at Aquatech Amsterdam 2017

    From October 31 – November 3, LG Sonic will exhibit at Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 to showcase its latest solution to control and monitor algal blooms. By using ultrasound technology, LG Sonic offers an environmentally friendly solution to control algae and prevent new algae growth. LG Sonic will exhibit at booth 01.136. Ultrasonic algae control technology To control and monitor ...


    By LG Sonic

  • 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, ...

  • Modern Water’s toxicity monitor used for river clean-up research

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has collaborated with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to supply a Microtox® M500 toxicity monitor. The monitor will assist with research into advanced treatment techniques which could provide a solution to the removal of Total Phosphorus from the ...

  • Clean-up continues at Chernobyl, 22 years on

    Twenty-two years after the world’s most serious nuclear accident, work by the international community and the International Atomic Energy Agency continues apace to assist Belarus, Russian Federation and Ukraine. The work is moving into a new phase that aims to build upon progress already achieved and target the most pressing social and economic needs. The IAEA remains an active participant in ...

  • Clay helps clean up pharmaceutical pollution

    A new study explains how modified clay could be used to clean up pharmaceutical pollution in water supplies. It may present a viable, low cost option for treatment of wastewater in constructed wetlands in particular. The study focuses on some frequently detected pharmaceuticals, including ibuprofen. Pharmaceuticals are commonly detected during water pollution monitoring. Some show up in drinking ...

  • New Environmental Monitoring Software

    Windmill data acquisition and control software can now collect data from measurement devices over TCP/IP as well as RS232, RS422, RS485 and Modbus. Collected data is stored in text files, and can be passed to other software packages, like Excel and Matlab, for analysis. Users can connect up to 10 instruments to the PC over, for example, Internet, Ethernet and RS232. Data can be in ASCII, ...


    By Windmill Software Ltd

  • Tohoku tsunami clean-up uses Geotech gas analyser

    It may now be two years since the devastating tsunami which hit the Pacific coast of Japan in 2011, but the clean-up continues. 20 million tons of waste from the tsunami has been collected into about 200 mounds, similar to landfill sites. Each site is monitored by inserting a 2cm diameter pipe for measuring temperature. The team, led by Dr. Kazuto Endo of the National Institute for Environmental ...


    By Geotech

  • EPA To provide nearly $10 million to clean up beaches across the nation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will provide $9.8 million in grants to 38 states, territories and tribes to help protect the health of swimmers at America’s beaches. The agency also launched an improved website for beach advisories and closings, which will allow the public to more quickly and easily access the most current water quality and pollution ...

  • RAE systems mobilizes to support gulf spill clean-up efforts

    RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE), a leader in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve industrial, energy, environmental, and government safety markets worldwide, has mobilized personnel to assist private companies and government agencies with the toxic gas and hazardous materials associated with the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. RAE Systems has placed personnel on scene and is ...

  • U.S. EPA Orders NASA to Clean Up Soils Threatening Sensitive Habitat

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today ordered the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to take immediate and long-term actions to address soil contamination at its Ames Research Center at the Moffett Field Naval Air Station in Mountain View, Calif. This order is part of an effort to enter into a long-term cleanup agreement with NASA for the Ames site. Soils at the ...

  • Cleaned-up superfund site to benefit New Jersey town

    Exhibiting the very spirit of the Superfund program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Regional Administrator, Alan J. Steinberg, joined Congressman Frank Pallone and Edison Township Mayor Jun Choi today in announcing the closure of the sale of a 5.7-acre property, which once was marked as a Superfund site, and will be put to productive use by the community of Edison Township, New ...

  • EPA Selects Plan to Clean Up Fulton Avenue Site

    (New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a plan to clean up a portion of the Fulton Avenue Superfund site in Garden City Park, Nassau County, New York. The cleanup will entail the installation of systems to remove contaminants from ground water, the injection of a chemical (referred to as an “oxidant”) to treat contamination in the ground water, and extensive ...

  • Phoenix superfund site enters next phase of clean up

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced Honeywell and Arizona Public Service (APS) have agreed to conduct a comprehensive investigation to identify potential clean up options for a portion of the Motorola 52nd Street Superfund site, called Operable Unit 3. The boundaries of Operable Unit 3 are McDowell Road to the north, 20th Street to the east, Buckeye Road to the south, and ...

  • Judge says Duke must clean up groundwater at ash dumps

    Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash dumps, a judge said Thursday in a ruling that came from a complaint filed before a massive spill from one of the utility's plants coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in toxic gray sludge. North Carolina has 14 coal-fired plants and at least 32 ash dumps spread across the state - all ...


    By Associated Press

  • China faces $176bn bill to clean up air pollution

    Cleaning up China’s air pollution will cost 1.75 trillion yuan (£176b) between 2013 and 2017, a high-ranking environmental official has estimated.  Wang Jinnan, deputy head of the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning, said that the investment –part of an anti-pollution "action plan" announced by China's cabinet in September – “would drive up GDP by nearly ...


  • Geo-engineering to clean up decades of phosphorus pollution in lakes

    Phosphorus is the biggest cause of water quality degradation worldwide, causing ‘dead zones’, toxic algal blooms, a loss of biodiversity and increased health risks for the plants, animals and humans. This threatens the loss of economic and social benefits from freshwaters. Miquel Lurling of the Aquatic Ecology group was lead author of a special issue of Water Research on the control ...

  • Abanaki Oil Skimmer Belt Goes to Great Lengths to Clean Up Oil

    Abanaki Corporation recently installed a PetroXtractor Oil Skimmer equipped with the longest operating oil skimmer belt at a remote train depot located in Northern British Columbia. The Looped Fuzzy Belt?, which measures over 200 feet in length, drops into a monitoring well to remove ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Potential long-term health impacts for oil spill clean-up workers

    A new study of clean-up workers seven years after the 2002 Prestige oil tanker spillage has found potential evidence for long-term impacts on their hormonal and immune systems as a result of exposure to the oil. The results suggest new health surveillance measures may be appropriate for workers involved in future oil clean-up operations. In November 2002, the oil tanker Prestige ran into trouble ...

  • 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.

  • US$1 billion Support from World Bank for Ganga Clean-up

    The World Bank today approved a US$1 billion credit and loan as part of its long-term support for the government’s Mission Clean Ganga that seeks to rejuvenate India’s iconic river.   The Ganga accounts for one-fourth of the country’s water resources and its sprawling basin is home to more than 400 million Indians, many of whom revere it as a living goddess. Despite its ...


    By The World Bank

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