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  • 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 ...


  • Nitrate problems are soluble – but who pays?

    The world needs to double food production by 2050 but surface and ground water pollution from agricultural fertilizers will have to be reduced at the same time. Consequently, there is an urgent requirement for solutions that will permit the use of fertilisers to maximise yields whilst protecting the environment from pollution. Nitrate pollution in rivers, lakes, reservoirs and underground ...


    By NITRABAR

  • Nitrate Contamination in Groundwater Worsens in California Farm Areas

    A new study claims that nitrate pollution in drinking water supplies near California’s Central Valley farming communities has worsened in recent decades and will continue to spread, reports the LA Times. UC Davis scientists analyzed groundwater data from the southern San Joaquin and Salinas valleys and concluded that even if all farming operations stopped immediately, nitrates would stay in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • Measuring the impacts of the Nitrates Directive on nitrogen emissions

    The EU’s Nitrates Directive has led to significant decreases in nitrogen pollution in Europe, a new study suggests. Modelled scenarios with and without implementation of the Directive showed that it had resulted in a 16% reduction of nitrate leaching by 2008. These improvements could be further increased as implementation becomes stricter, the researchers conclude. More nitrogen is applied ...

  • Drinking water in Gaza Strip contaminated with high levels of nitrate

    Palestinian and German scientists have recommended to the authorities in the Gaza Strip that they take immediate measures to combat excessive nitrate levels in the drinking water. 90 per cent of their water samples were found to contain nitrate concentrations that were between two and eight times higher than the limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), say the researchers from ...

  • Aqwise developing advanced biological treatment system for drinking water nitrate contamination

    Aqwise, provider of advanced solutions for wastewater treatment, has signed a cooperation agreement with 'Mekorot', Israel's national water company, for field-testing an advanced biological treatment technology for Nitrate contamination in drinking water. The agreement was signed in the framework of WaTechTM, Mekorot’s entrepreneurship, investments and partnership center for water technologies. ...

  • 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

  • Webinar - NECi Presents: Enzymatic Nitrate Quantitation Using Discrete Analyzer Technology

    NECi will be presenting nitrate analysis by nitrate reductase during a webinar November 5th from 12:00pm-1:00pm.  Vice President of NECi, Ellen R. Campbell, will be featured in a presentation during the webinar on Analytical Grade Enzymes, specifically Nitrate ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • ION EXCHANGE TREATMENT PLANT ENDS NITRATE, ARSENIC, AND URANIUM CONTAMINATION PROBLEM FOR CITY`S DRINKING WATER

    The Purolite Company has announced the availability of a third-party technical case history that describes how theinstallation of a multi-contaminant-removal, ion exchange treatment plant for McCook, NE’s drinking water was specified and installed to end a 15-year old nitrate contamination problem that had increased in scope over the years to also include uranium and arsenic. The two-page ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • Household well owners can take free online lesson about nitrate in drinking water

    A free, short online lesson about nitrate in drinking water — and what to do about it — is available to household water well owners on the National Ground Water Association’s website, www.WellOwner.org. The lesson was developed with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ...

  • NGWREF funds research on electrochemically enhanced bioremediation of groundwater

    The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation has awarded a grant to Daqian Jiang, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, for a research project on the bioremediation of groundwater. Jiang will receive $8,000 for his project, “Electrochemically Enhanced Bioremediation for Attenuation of Arsenic, Nitrate, and Emerging Contaminants in Groundwater,” which addresses a key ...

  • 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

  • Ocean research drives growth for SEAL Analytical

    Business is booming in the UK for SEAL Analytical, the manufacturer of the AA3HR and QuAAtro automated segmented flow laboratory analyzers. Explaining the recent upturn in business, EMEA Sales Manager Haydon Warner says: “Automated testing of large numbers of samples at very low levels of analysis has been the main driver. Our team of application chemists and engineers are constantly ...


    By SEAL Analytical, Inc.

  • University strengthens research lab with discrete analyzer

    Lake Superior State University (USA) recently purchased a SEAL AQ1 discrete analyzer for its Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL). This advanced instrument was purchased to analyze local, regional and national water quality samples. However, it also fulfils an important role providing the University’s students with practical experience; working with an analyzer that is employed in ...


    By SEAL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Air Resources Board Purchases Additional N2O/CO Analyzers from Los Gatos Research

    Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, has received an order for five more of the company's unique N2O/CO (nitrous oxide/carbon monoxide) trace gas analyzers from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). These particular instruments (part of LGR's acclaimed Enhanced Performance series) deliver extremely stringent performance specifications, including better than ...

  • Research Report on Chinese Nitric Acid Industry, 2010-2011 Now Available at ReportsandReports

    Dallas, TX: ReportsandReports announce it Will Research Report on Chinese Nitric Acid Industry, 2010-2011 Market Research Report in its Store. By the end of 2009, China’s annual production capacity of concentrated nitric acid was ...


  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory study finds rivers play natural part in removing nitrogen

    Tiny organisms play a powerful role in removing nitrate, a form of nitrogen pollution caused by human activity, in streams, according to a study by a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and published in Nature. In the first phase of the study, which involved 31 aquatic scientists from across the United States, researchers added small amounts of an uncommon non-radioactive isotope of ...

  • Risks of biodiversity loss posed by nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in European freshwaters

    The risk of eutrophication as a result of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in Europe’s freshwaters fell by 22% in lakes and by 38% in rivers between 1985 and 2011, new research has shown. The researchers analysed data across 88 European river basins using a new statistical approach which could be used to help identify factors which increase eutrophication risks. Nitrogen and phosphorus can ...

  • NECi at NEMC 2014

    The Nitrate Elimination Company, Inc. (NECi), will be attending the National Environmental Monitoring Conference to be held at The Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC August 4th-8th.   NECi will be presenting nitrate analysis by nitrate reductase during the Environmental Measurement Symposiom Technology Showcase on Tuesday, August 5th from 5:00pm-7:30pm.  Visit the NECi table to learn more ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

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