environmental clean-up monitoring News

  • IONICON presents the revolutionary PTR-TOF 6000 X2 trace gas analyzer

    IONICON Analytik, the Austrian based leading manufacturer of real-time trace VOC analyzers introduces a new compact, ultra-sensitive and high-resolution PTR-TOF instrument. The PTR-TOF 6000 X2 is the first instrument in IONICON’s ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Meet the regulators at air quality & emissions event

    The Air Quality and Emissions event AQE 2017 (Telford 24th-25th May) will provide an opportunity to meet the UK’s regulators, with representatives in attendance from the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland. “The Regulators’ Stand will be located in the Exhibition Hall close to ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

    America's newest and cleanest coal-fired power plant comes with a catch: The heat-trapping carbon dioxide removed from its smokestack pollution will help force more oil out of the ground. Some environmentalists complain that it ends up releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than is stored underground as waste. It's another example of the Obama administration promoting new, cleaner ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Enbridge Energy Partners Update on Michigan Leak Clean-Up

    HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwire) -- 07/27/10 -- Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP) (the "Partnership") today provided an update on the progress being made in the clean-up efforts undertaken in response to the leak that occurred on Line 6B near Marshall, Michigan the morning of July 26, 2010. Community health and safety, and environmental mitigation remain top priorities. "Crews worked ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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 ...

  • Clean-up removes 29 `significant` particles from seabed

    More than a hundred fragments of spent nuclear fuel were removed from the seabed in the latest phase of work to clean up and shut down the former nuclear research site at Dounreay. The particles were detected and retrieved by a remotely-operated vehicle that systematically scanned an area of seabed equivalent in size to more than 10 football pitches. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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