heavy metals water monitoring News

  • Heavy metal – in and around the lake

    Heavy metal pollution of lakes has a seriously detrimental impact on people and ecosystems that rely on such bodies of water. According to a study published in the current issue of Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, researchers have focused on the physicochemical properties and toxicology of water from and around Thane City of Maharashtra. Environmental chemist Pravin Singare of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring heavy metal contamination in the German Wadden Sea

    Human activities, including industrial development along coastal areas, risk polluting the marine environment with heavy metals which can harm human health and aquatic life. A recent study has found elevated levels of metal pollution in the Jade area of the German Wadden Sea, but concludes that metal contamination of the sediments would not be expected to have harmful effects on the marine ...

  • MTI Diagnostics online heavy metal monitor undergoes scrutiny of US EPA

    Environmental and diagnostic specialists, MTI diagnostics, (Fareham, UK) have completed a stringent evaluation of its MTI OVA 5000 system at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Vineland Chemical Company Superfund site in Cumberland County, New Jersey for monitoring arsenic in the effluent from the waste water treatment plant. The EPA is responsible for the cleanup of the site while the ...

  • Supporting wastewater monitoring: a new certified reference material for heavy metals in wastewater

    JRC-IRMM has released ERM-CA713, a new wastewater certified reference material, developed in support of the Water Framework Directive (WFD, 2000/60/EC). ERM-CA713 was specifically produced to include the four metals cited in the Priority Substances list (Cd, Hg, Ni and Pb) at concentration ...

  • Latest Advancement for On-Site Analysis of Heavy Metals

    The PDV6000plus is the latest generation of portable instruments which provide excellent accuracy and convenience when performing on-site heavy metal analysis in water or soil. Building upon the reputation of the PDV6000, which is globally accepted as the benchmark system, the PDV6000plus boasts a range of software and hardware improvements. It further improves data quality by lowering ...

  • Novel sample pretreatment unit for heavy metal analysis

    AppliTek launches a unique solution for accurately determining the total metal content in water bodies. The novel pretreatment system, designed as an add-on unit for AppliTek’s VPA Series of Voltammetric Process Analyzers, allows to safely and conveniently process incoming samples with concentrated acids and oxidizing agents. Accuracy, precision and stability of results are very critical ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • MTI On-Line Heavy Metal Monitor Leads To Significantly Reduced Costs for Secondary Pb Smelter

    Environmental and Diagnostic Specialists, Lab21, announces the installation of an MTI Diagnostics OVA5000 on-line heavy metal monitor at a large secondary Lead smelter in the UK. The instrument is installed in the state of the art effluent treatment plant in order to further improve on the company’s ISO 14001 accredited environmental policy. The OVA5000 is a unique online monitor for heavy ...

  • Researchers find heavy metals along river after mine spill

    Researchers say they found scattered accumulations of heavy metals along a 60-mile stretch of riverbank in Colorado and New Mexico a month after the Gold King Mine wastewater spill and say that any potential threat to crops and livestock should be studied further. David Weindorf of Texas Tech University and Kevin Lombard of New Mexico State University said they found patches of discolored sludge ...


    By Associated Press

  • Chromium pollution publication marks 10 years of NPL`s Heavy Metals Network

    Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have detailed the changing levels of chromium pollution across the UK Heavy Metals Monitoring Network, which celebrates 10 years of NPL operation this month. Chromium, a toxic metal, is being increasingly recognised as an important environmental pollutant, and its emission from industrial facilities is controlled by European legislation. ...

  • EPA investigation of Gowanus canal identifies widespread contamination, health and ecological problems; hundreds of samples find PAHs, PCBs, heavy metals and other Toxins (NY)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed its investigation of the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, N.Y. The investigation confirmed the widespread presence of numerous contaminants in the canal and identified the sources of contamination. The investigation also identified characteristics of the canal that will influence future plans for a cleanup. A companion human and ...

  • Latest advances in molybdenum monitoring

    Environmental Diagnostics specialists MTI (UK) have added to their recent advances by announcing a new application for Molybdenum detection for their portable (PDV6000plus) and online (OVA5000) heavy metal monitors. A key enzymatic component and also found in tooth enamel to prevent decay, exposure to high levels of molybdenum interferes with the body’s capability to uptake copper, resulting ...

  • Cogent to launch new online trace metals analyser at WWEM

    Instrumentation specialist Cogent Environmental has chosen the WWEM 2010 event to launch a new advanced trace metals analyser that has been designed to provide highly accurate continuous monitoring in a low cost package that is ideal for both industrial and remote locations. The new OVA7000 reduces monitoring costs and offers high levels of flexibility because it can be configured to meet ...

  • Pall Introduces Systems for Environmental and Emissions Monitoring

    Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) has expanded its environmental and emissions monitoring capabilities by adding systems using X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) technology to identify airborne metallic particles. ...


    By Pall Corporation

  • Toxic emissions, they’re in the water

    After decades of hammering on corporations to reduce their toxic air emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now focusing on another source of nasty pollution, corporate water emissions. Although the Clean Water Act has technically been in place for well over three decades, the EPA has been lax in enforcing regulations, often due to thinly-stretched resources.Coal-fired power ...


  • Modern Water Buys Cogent Environmental

    Modern Water (UK), the owner of leading water technologies focused on addressing the scarcity of fresh water, the treatment of wastewater, and monitoring of water quality, announces the purchase on 2nd February 2011 of the entire share capital of the private company Cogent Environmental Limited (“Cogent Environmental”) from the private equity investor, ...

  • Protozoa detect water toxins

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) biologist Scott Gallager has grand plans for his revolutionary Swimming Behavioural Spectrophotometer (SBS), which employs one-celled protozoa to detect toxins in water sources. The SBS has been selected as a 2010 ‘Better World\' technology by the Association of University Technology Managers. This success story was actually a concept which the US ...


  • UN officials push for creation of monitoring system for marine environment

    Significant gaps exist in the understanding and management of the complex processes and trends at work in the world’s oceans and seas, which cover 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface, warned senior United Nations officials as they urged governments to approve expert recommendations establishing a system that plugs the holes. At the opening of a week-long governmental session tasked with ...


    By United Nations

  • Modern Water signs exclusive distribution agreement for China

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has recently signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Beijing Green Science and Technology (Beijing Green) which will cover mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Beijing Green has been one of Modern Water’s key distribution partners for almost ten ...

  • Is Canada doing enough to conserve water?

    World Water Day took place this week, and public attention in Canada as in many other countries was for a time focused on what clearly is our most valuable natural resource.  Canada has about nine per cent of the world's water supply, according to Environment Canada, but only 0.5 per cent of the world's population. One might interpret ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA to begin soil cleanup at ellenville scrap iron and metal superfund site in ulster county, N.Y.; EPA to hold public meeting on may 11 to discuss work at site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will begin to excavate contaminated soil on the Ellenville Scrap Iron and Metal Superfund site in Ellenville, N.Y and move it to the landfill on the property. The landfill will then be securely capped to prevent contaminants from leaching out of the landfill into the ground water. The excavation of the soil, which is ...

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