mercury sludge News

  • EPA proposes to cut mercury emissions from sewage sludge incinerators (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators, the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the United States. Mercury can damage children’s developing brains, and particle pollution is linked to a variety of serious health effects, including aggravated asthma, ...

  • New England Fish Chowder, Hold the Mercury, Please

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 31, 2007 (ENS) - A plan by the Northeast states to lower mercury levels in fish throughout New England and New York has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The plan calls for a 98 percent reduction from 1998 levels of mercury from atmospheric sources in order to make mercury levels in fish low enough for the states to lift fish ...

  • MACT standards for sewage sludge incinerators

    EPA announced in the October 14 Federal Register proposed rulemaking to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators (SSIs). According to EPA, SSIs represent the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the U.S. The proposed standards would apply to both multiple-hearth and fluidized bed incinerators. Units incinerating sewage ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • econ VacuDry Technology safely separates oil, water and mercury from the solids

    Common drilling procedures for oil and gas, used widely around the world, produce a consistently increasing amount drill cuttings containing oil. Our VacuDry® technology (vacuum distillation) is designed to safely separate oil, water and mercury from the solids (including NORM), allowing reuse of the oil and safe disposal of the water, mercury, solids and NORM. Treatment of drill cuttings is ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Mercury instrument hire helps protect oil rig safety

    Portable mercury monitors hired from instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology have enabled the rapid assessment of working conditions for safety specialists undertaking vital maintenance checks on oil rigs in the North Sea. RBG, the leading provider of inspect, assess and repair (IAR) services to the global energy industry, has been using advanced Jerome J405 Mercury Analysers to monitor ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Mercury instrument hire helps protect oil rig safety

    Portable mercury monitors hired from instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology have enabled the rapid assessment of working conditions for safety specialists undertaking vital maintenance checks on oil rigs in the North Sea. RBG, the leading provider of inspect, assess and repair (IAR) services to the global energy industry, has been using advanced Jerome J405 Mercury Analysers to monitor ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • $2 billion/yr market for mercury removal from stack gases

    The market for equipment and consumables to measure and remove mercury from stack gases will average over $2 billion/yr over the next decade. This is the latest forecast in the online McIlvaine "Mercury Air Reduction Markets". There are three immediate markets, all are in the U.S.  They are cement, utility boilers and industrial boilers. Hundreds of millions of dollars has already been spent ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Mercury Reduction Requirements Generate Billion Dollar Market Opportunity

    The new regulations to reduce mercury emissions are creating a market for products and services of hundreds of millions of dollars per year and a five year market in excess of $1 billion. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in its Air Pollution Management online service.  These totals are extracted from the more specific McIlvaine reports on air pollution monitoring and sampling, ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • EPA will propose rule to protect waterways by reducing mercury from dental offices / existing technology is available to capture dental mercury (DC)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it intends to propose a rule to reduce mercury waste from dental offices. Dental amalgams, or fillings containing mercury, account for 3.7 tons of mercury discharged from dental offices each year. The mercury waste results when old mercury fillings are replaced with new ones. The mercury in dental fillings is flushed into chair-side ...

  • Mercury Removal from Exhaust Stacks and Process Gas is a Shifting Billion Dollar/yr. Market

    New technologies, geographies and regulations are creating an ever changing market for mercury removal from exhaust stacks and process gases. This is the conclusion of the McIlvaine Company in N056 Mercury Air Reduction Market. The largest application is coal-fired boilers. Natural gas purification, sewage sludge incinerators, waste-to-energy plants and other facilities are significant ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Southern Research Prepared to Help the Coal-Fired Utilities Industry Address New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Cost-Effectively

      Southern Research Prepared to Help the Coal-Fired Utilities Industry Address New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Cost-Effectively Southern Research to give technical presentations at EUEC in Phoenix ...


    By Southern Research Institute

  • North Carolina river turns to gray sludge after coal ash spill

    Canoe guide Brian Williams dipped his paddle downstream from where thousands of tons of coal ash has been spewing for days into the Dan River, turning the wooden blade flat to bring up a lump of gray sludge. On the riverbank, hundreds of workers at a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina scrambled to plug a hole in a pipe at the bottom of a 27-acre pond where the toxic ash was stored. ...


    By Associated Press

  • P S Analytical Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence

    In 2008 P S Analytical celebrates its 25th anniversary as one of the leading suppliers of Instrumentation and Technology in the Environmental Market.  P S Analytical is proud to be ISO 9001:2000 certified and to provide online systems which meet international standards.  P S Analytical specializes in the supply of instrumentation for ultra-low level determination and the speciation of ...


    By P S Analytical Limited

  • Boilers & Incinerators to be Impacted by New EPA Standards

    This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a news report that the “EPA Establishes Clean Air Act Standards for Boilers and Incinerators.” According to the release, “In response to federal court orders requiring the issuance of final standards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing final Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Life in Hungarian River extinguished

    Hungary’s prime minister has played down the threat of widespread pollution to the River Danube from the spill of a large amount of toxic red sludge from an industrial plant, saying the situation had been brought “under control”. However, officials remained concerned that toxins from the drying sludge could be spread through the air. The death toll from the disaster rose ...


  • EPA extends public comment period for proposed clean up plan for Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump (MA)

    EPA granted a request to extend the public comment period an additional 30 days for the proposed cleanup plan for the Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump Superfund site in Ashland, Massachusetts. The comment period will now conclude on August 26, 2010. EPA held informational meeting the week of June 21st. A formal hearing will be held on July 19, 2010 to receive public comments of the cleanup plan. The ...

  • Grand Opening of Socar´s Waste Management Center – core technology econ´s VacuDry(R) // econ industries at Adipec 2016

    Core technology of the WMC, that covers an area of 40 hectares, are two econ VacuDry® plants for the treatment of drill cuttings from Socar and BP. Treatment capacity is up to 240 t of drilling mud per day. The two identical plants were designed and built by econ industries in Germany. Transportation to Baku was a logistical master piece. More than 75 trucks, 13 of which were out of gauge, ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • EPA sets limit for toxic pollutants released into waterways

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday imposed new standards for mercury, lead and other toxic pollutants that are discharged into the nation's rivers and streams from steam electric power plants. If exposed at high levels, the pollutants can cause neurological damage in children, lead to cancer and damage the circulatory system, kidneys and livers. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA announces next steps on emissions standards for boilers, certain incinerators

    Today a federal District Court judge in Washington D.C. issued an order extending by 30 days EPA’s deadline to issue emission standards for large and small boilers and solid waste and sewage sludge incinerators. EPA is disappointed that the extension was not longer. However, the agency will work diligently to issue these standards by this new deadline. The standards will be significantly ...

  • Settlement repays cleanup costs for Whitman cistern site in Whitman, Mass.

    EPA has reached a settlement with two related companies for reimbursement of EPA’s past costs for the remediation of contamination at the Whitman Cistern Site, located in Whitman, Mass. The settlement, recently lodged in U.S. District Court, requires Brown Shoe Co. Inc. and Brown Group Retail, Inc. to pay $450,000. The Site is an undeveloped 20-acre lot, located south of 401 South Avenue in ...

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