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  • Don’t mess with mercury

    As part of Children’s Health month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry today launched its “Don’t Mess with Mercury” video in an effort to protect children from the dangers of mercury. The EPA responds to numerous mercury spills every year that are primarily caused by children playing with mercury. The EPA’s cost for cleanup can ...

  • Large mercury control market just around the corner

    The U.S., which was behind Europe in reducing SO2 from power plants, took the lead in mercury reduction with its Clean Air Mercury Rule.  This rule would have guaranteed a large near-term market for mercury control technologies and chemicals.  Since this rule promulgation, there have been two developments which promise to make the market even bigger.  But, ironically, they have also caused ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Jerome Mercury Detection – Innovation Across the Globe

    Arizona Instrument’s line of Jerome® toxic gas analyzers is designed to provide accurate and reliable data in compact, rugged and easy to use packages. Our patented gold film sensor technology in particular is referenced in countless other patents dealing with mercury waste and removal, just some of which are listed below. Jerome is a trusted standard when it comes to ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Remarks by Achim steiner at the ceremonial opening of the diplomatic conference for the Minamata Convention on Mercury

    Your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honour to be here with you today in the inspirational city of Minamata - our gracious hosts have given us a unique insight into a unique place. With the courteousness for which the Japanese people are famed we have been able to benefit from this pause in our work in Kumamoto and absorb the culture, tradition and history of a very special ...

  • Protecting New York Workers and Residents from Mercury Poisoning Hazards

    Last month, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced that a remediation contractor from Schenectady has been fined over $140,000 for exposing workers to mercury poisoning and for not providing the proper employee safeguards. According to the OSHA news release, the employees were removing liquid mercury and mercury-contaminated soil and wood from the third and ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Sixteen States Sue U.S. EPA Over Mercury Cap-and Trade Rule

    Untitled Document WASHINGTON, DC , June 19, 2006 (ENS) - Sixteen states filed a new lawsuit today in federal court challenging the final rules published June 9, by the ...

  • Health Care Without Harm Calls Passage of Bill to Delay EPA Regulations Limiting Pollution from Cement Plants

     Health Care Without Harm strongly opposed the passage in the House today of one a bill intended to weaken the EPA's ability to protect the nation's air supply under the Clean Air Act.  H.R. 2681, passed today by the House, would delay new EPA emissions restrictions on air pollutants from cement plants. The bill blocks regulations that would reduce significantly the amount of mercury ...


  • Burn Waste PVC in Coal-fired Boilers and Solve Multiple Environmental Problems

    Coal-fired power plants can add PVC scrap to their coal and make byproduct hydrochloric acid.  The result would be elimination of mercury both from coal-fired stacks as well as from the obsolesced chlorine manufacturing facilities.  There would also be greenhouse gas benefits and elimination of the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Scrubber Sales to Reach $7.4 Billion Next Year

    Sales of scrubbers to industrial customers and not power plants will exceed $7.4 billion next year. This is the latest forecast in Scrubber/Adsorber/Biofilter World Market. East Asia will be the leading regional purchaser followed by NAFTA. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Scrubber/adsorber market back to $6 billion this year

    The world market for scrubbers, biofilters, absorbers and adsorbers reached $6 billion in 2008 but dropped in 2009. However, thanks to a strong resurgence in Asia, it will top $6 billion again this year. This is the latest forecast in Scrubber/Adsorber/Biofilter World Markets an online continually updated report by the McIlvaine Company w.mcilvainecompany.com. Absorbers ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • East Asia will spend $4.8 billion on FGD this year

    Power plants in East Asia will spend $4.8 billion on flue gas desulfurization (FGD) this year. This will be 63 percent of the total worldwide expenditure. This is the conclusion reached in FGD World Markets published by the McIlvaine Company. (www.mcilvainecompany.com) These forecasts do not include repair parts and upgrades nor do they include consumables ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • California reacting to symptoms of heat waves

    Solar radiation including the same UV that burns our skin is causing buildings to generate extreme heat the building isn't designed, insulated or insured for says Curtis Bennett of Thermografix Consulting Corporation. Due to the fact the solar impact couldn't be seen, we are reacting to the heat symptoms with ozone depletion, significant wasted electricity, more GHG emissions, toxic emissions, ...

  • Low toxic heavy metal risk for the average Spanish consumer of seafood

    Low toxic heavy metal risk for the average Spanish consumer of seafood A new study assessing the levels, and potential health risk, of toxic heavy metals in market-bought fish and shellfish in Spain has found that they are generally below European Commission regulatory limits, and that these products are therefore safe to eat for the average consumer in Spain. However, for high level consumers of ...

  • `Super` sand could improve water filtration

    Ordinary sand, such as that from beaches, could be used to filter dirty water using a nanotech-based technique developed by researchers. Sand, which retains bugs and chemicals in water flowing through it, has been used as a cheap water filtration method for hundreds of years. Coarse sand filters water faster than ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Onion soaks up heavy metal

    Onion and garlic waste from the food industry could be used to mop up hazardous heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, iron, lead, mercury and tin in contaminated materials, according to a research paper published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution. Biotechnologists Rahul Negi, Gouri Satpathy, Yogesh Tyagi and Rajinder Gupta of the GGS Indraprastha University in Delhi, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. Announces GWT Series Unique Natural Zeolite Media

    Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. a vibrant USA based water/waste water treatment, filtration, and purification solutions manufacturer and supplier is excited to formally announce their new GWT series unique natural zeolite media for water/waste water treatment and air filtration applications. Around the world there is an increasing need for environmentally safe methods of providing high-quality ...

  • The Gasmet story - from an academic idea to a global business

    In this article, Dr Petri Jaakkola, founder and Chairman of Gasmet Technologies Oy explains how an idea shared by a group of researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland, during the early 1970s, developed into one of the world’s leading gas monitoring instrumentation manufacturers. Early history – technology development At first, the Finnish researchers understood ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

    MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil environmental problems in industrial and mining deserted ...

  • ASTM F755 - 99(2011) Standard Specification for Selection of Porous Polyethylene for Use in Surgical Implants

    This specification covers the raw material and final product requirements, and the associated test methods for the selection of porous high density and ultra high molecular weight polyethylenes intended for use in surgical implants. The porous polyethylene may be used as a free standing product or as a coating on a substrate in nonloaded ...


    By ASTM International

  • Chinese Ministry Releases RoHS Proposal

    The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) proposed amending the Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) on June 4, 2012. The proposed revisions would align the definition of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with the European Union's (EU) RoHS Directive; clarify the definition of hazardous substances; provide ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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