nitrate monitoring News

  • Nitrate pollution management workshop

    At the European level, surface and groundwater nitrate pollution remains of major concern, despite considerable efforts made over the last decades via e.g. Nitrate Directive and Urban Waste Water Directive. Currently, all parties from European to local level dealing with nitrate pollution face the same challenge: significant improvement in managing and controlling human inputs of nitrate in the ...


  • Des Moines struggling with nitrates in water

    Two rivers that supply water to 500,000 people in the Des Moines area show nitrate levels spiking to levels that make it unsafe for some to drink, a concentration experts haven't before seen in the fall that likely stems from especially wet weather in recent months. The utility that supplies Des Moines and most of its suburbs had workers blending river water with other sources to lower the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Iowa copes with nitrate surge in drinking water

    For much of last year, Iowa's most pressing agricultural problem was a drought that baked farm fields and parched crops, turning them brown and crumbly. Then the skies finally opened up, providing one of the soggiest springs on record. But the rain has created a new, unexpected problem: The deluge is washing fertilizer off the farms and into rivers that provide drinking water to much of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Commission takes Greece to Court over nitrate pollution

    On the recommendation of Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, the European Commission is referring Greece to the EU Court of Justice for failing to take measures to guarantee that water pollution by nitrates is addressed effectively. Although the Nitrates Directive has been in force since 1991, Greece has still not designated a number of zones vulnerable to nitrates pollution, and it has ...

  • Nitrate concentrations of groundwater increasing in many areas of US

    Nitrate is the most common chemical contaminant in the world’s ground water, including in aquifers used for drinking-water supply. Nitrate in drinking water of the United States is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) because of concerns related to infant health and possible cancer risks. Use of man-made synthetic fertilizers has steadily increased since World War II, ...

  • Commission takes Poland to Court over nitrates and water pollution

    The European Commission is referring Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to guarantee that water pollution by nitrates is addressed effectively. Europe has strong legislation on pollution from nitrates, and although the requirements have been applicable in Poland since 2004, too little has been done. Poland has still has not designated a sufficient number of zones that ...

  • Enzyme-based nitrate determination receives USGS Standard Method designation

    RECOMBINANT PROTEIN TECHNOLOGY for GREEN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY:  USGS Standard Methods I-2457-11 and I-2458-11  Analytical chemistry for environmental monitoring often requires hazardous reagents.  NECi’s enzyme-based nitrate reagents replace cadmium reduction with reagent-grade, environmentally benign enzymes.  The resulting nitrite is determined by standard ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • Enzyme Based Nitrate Determination Method for Wastewater Reaches First Step in EPA Approval

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that The Nitrate Elimination Company, Inc. (NECi) Method N07-0003 “Method for Nitrate Reductase Nitrate-Nitrogen Analysis” meets all requirements for measurement of nitrate and combined nitrate-nitrite in wastewater. Enzyme-based nitrate analysis will be recommended for inclusion in the list of 40 CFR Part 136 in ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • Monitoring diffuse pollution in EU river catchment areas

    In recent decades, discharges of pollutants from waste water treatment plants and industry have been successfully identified and in many cases reduced, but assessing inputs of diffuse pollution from land, and the degree of retention of pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, within surface water systems is harder to achieve. A recent study has compared different methods used to estimate ...

  • New video on Greenhouse Gas soil monitoring

    In response to the demand for a better understanding of climate change, Gasmet Technologies and researchers from the University of Helsinki have created a video to demonstrate the speed and simplicity with which Greenhouse Gas (GHG) measurements can be taken in the field. Following the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Estuary research project highlights advantages of continuous monitoring

    Researchers from the south coast of England have established a small network of monitoring instruments in Christchurch Harbour and associated rivers to study the effects of weather events on water quality, and to better understand the magnitude and spatial/temporal variation of macronutrient fluxes - nitrogen (N), carbon (C) and phosphorus (P). The project, which is financed by a Natural ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • FTIR gas monitoring seminar a huge success

    Quantitech recently organised a very popular seminar focusing on multiparameter gas detection for both ambient and stack monitoring applications. The event took place at Bletchley Park and drew a large audience from a wide variety of industries including construction, industrial controls, Environment Agency, education, research, consultancies, test houses, hospitals, police, DSTL, Health & ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Acid Rain Emissions Are Down, Monitoring Still Needed

    For the first time, emissions of a key component of acid rain and smog from power plants fell below 10 million tons in a year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports. In 2006, annual sulfur dioxide, SO2, emissions from acid rain program electric power generation sources fell sharply. Sources emitted 9.4 million tons of SO2 last year, below the emission cap of 9.5 million tons. ...

  • Chlorine monitoring in water with high Mn/Fe salts

    In 2012, Intellitect Water launched the new V2 Intellisonde (IV2) in-pipe water quality monitor, which offered two new advantages; retained calibration data and improved chlorine measurement. Since that time, IV2 sondes have been successfully installed around the world offering users easier access to water quality data. However, now that the IV2 sondes have been in operation for nearly a year, ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Special issue of Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation focuses on agricultural impacts to groundwater quality

    The National Ground Water Association’s technical journal,Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation®, has published a special issue focusing on the monitoring and remediation of agricultural impacts to groundwater quality. Agricultural land use represents the largest nonpoint source threat to groundwater quality on a global scale. As a result of decades of fertilizer application and ...

  • WWEM 2012 to focus on the quality of monitoring - Process Conference (7th November)

    WWEM 2012, the 5th in a series of highly successful environmental monitoring events, will return to the Telford International Centre on 7th and 8th November 2012 to provide visitors with the latest information on regulations, standards, methods and technologies employed in laboratory, field and process monitoring applications. Organised in conjunction with the Environment Agency and the Water ...

  • U.S. EPA, Santa Rosa, regional water board, Russian Riverkeeper sample Colgan Creek for World Water Monitoring Day Monitoring data used to raise awareness and protect water quality of Colgan Creek

    (10/09/07) SAN FRANCISCO – As part of World Water Monitoring Day on October 9, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the city of Santa Rosa, the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Russian Riverkeeper, sampled five areas along Colgan Creek -- a creek with a history of serious pollution from urban runoff. Colgan Creek is a typical urban creek that flows about ...

  • U.S. EPA, Santa Rosa, regional water board, Russian Riverkeeper sample Colgan Creek for World Water Monitoring Day

    SAN FRANCISCO – As part of World Water Monitoring Day on October 9, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the city of Santa Rosa, the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Russian Riverkeeper, sampled five areas along Colgan Creek -- a creek with a history of serious pollution from urban runoff. Colgan Creek is a typical urban creek that flows about seven miles ...

  • Innovyze releases QualWatch, next generation of early warning network monitoring and water quality event detection

    Redrawing the boundaries of smart water network innovation for infrastructure security, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of QualWatch. This revolutionary early warning network monitoring and water quality event detection software ...


    By Innovyze

  • Commission urges Luxembourg to implement Court ruling on water pollution

    The European Commission is urging Luxembourg to implement a Court ruling and comply with measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates. Luxembourg was condemned by the European Court of Justice in June this year for its failure to adopt action plans for zones vulnerable to nitrate pollution, as required by EU law. Despite the judgement, Luxembourg still does not fully comply with the ...


    By Europa Press Room

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