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  • Using microbes to clean up oil spills

    Original story at MIT News Catherine Drennan, a professor of chemistry and biology, likes to wax poetic about the complex chemistry of microbes. "I think they’re elegant and beautiful," she says. Of course, she also sees their practical applications. "I love the fact that these microbes can be used for bioremediation in ...

  • Encouraging bacteria to clean up oil spills

    Catastrophic accidents account for 9 per cent of the oil released into marine environments. Several disasters, including the 1989 Exxon Valdez in Alaska, and the Prestige incident, off northern Spain in 2002, have seen the use of 'bioremediation' as part of the clean-up operation. Recent work has investigated combinations of natural additives to increase the speed and efficiency of ...

  • Oil spills could be cleaned up by bacteria from underground petroleum reserves

    Bacteria taken from underground petroleum reserves could be used to effectively break down crude oil from spills at sea, new research has found. The study measured the breakdown of crude oil components in simulated seawater by four bacterial strains that had been isolated from petroleum reservoirs, as well as by four genetically modified stains. The findings raise the possibility of tailor-making ...

  • CMS H2O SI EXPANDS IT’S BIOREMEDIATION DIVISION AND INTRODUCES AN ORGANIC SOLUTION TO OIL CLEAN UP ON BEACHES AND IN WETLANDS.

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - June 4, 2010 – In an effort to assist the firms and governmental agencies involved with the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill tragedy, CMS H2O Systems International, Inc. (CMS H2O SI) has released its CMS line of bioremediation products specific for oil spill remediation. CMS 200 is a proprietary, ...


  • CL Solutions to provide Munox® for petroleum surface spill remediation including marine spills.

    CL Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce that they will be the distributor of Munox® for petroleum surface spills.  This development comes in response to interest in using Munox® for cleaning shore and near-shore environments impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  CL Solutions was selected by Osprey Biotechnics, Inc. to provide distribution and technical support for this ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Drilling boom brings rising number of harmful waste spills

    Carl Johnson and son Justin, who have complained for years about spills of oilfield wastewater where they raise cattle in the high plains of New Mexico, stroll across a 1 1/2-acre patch of sandy soil - lifeless, save for a scattering of stunted weeds. Five years ago, a broken pipe soaked the land with as much as 420,000 gallons of wastewater, a salty drilling byproduct that killed the shrubs and ...


    By Associated Press

  • OilClean from EcoSolutions Naturally Separates Oil from Water

    Residents of the United States’ East Coast are focused on cleaning and repairing property damaged by Superstorm Sandy, but contaminated floodwaters and damage to natural ecosystems will leave a lasting impact on the region unless handled responsibly and expeditiously. EcoSolutions, a Vermont company specializing in cutting-edge water treatment systems, offers a new product that can ease the ...


    By Ecosolutions LLC

  • The EPA Water Contamination Chart Confirms There Are Areas In The US That Supply Up To 33% Of The Population With Water From A Contaminated Water Supply

    Bawell Brand Ionizers Earth Day Sale will provide people with the ability to purify their own water, which guarantees that they are receiving water that is not contaminated. It has been over 40 years since the first Earth Day was held, and Bawell feels participation is vital. The water system violation statistics can be easily viewed on the interactive chart that the ...


  • Bioremediation products for cleanup operations

    EnSolve Biosystems has introduced a line of products designed to facilitate cleanup of oil from shorelines, beaches, marshes and open waters. The EnSolve ShoreClean products are designed to release concentrated levels of naturally occurring oil-degrading microbes and nutrients into the waters and beaches along the contaminated shoreline. The microbes break down the particles of oil, converting it ...


  • EPA RRT VI Science committee

    Tlhe US EPA after several months of talks with OSEI Chairman/CEO Steven Pedigo, has asked Mr. Pedigo to work with their science committee on rewriting and updating the EPA's guidance document and response plans for bioremediation in their region. Mr. Pedigo has already made a significant addition by submitting a document entitled the types of bioremediation and their mode of action, this defines ...

  • Scientists turn oily soil into productive ground

    Scientists are cleaning soil contaminated by oil spills in a way that saves energy and reclaims the soil's productivity, using a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. They use a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. This approach is much better for the environment than standard ...


    By Rice University

  • Experience the “Wow Factor” of Liquid-Proofing Almost Anything

    An industrial-product video showing the amazing ways Ultra-Ever Dry® uses nanotechnology to waterproof and liquid-proof almost any item is rapidly gaining popularity on YouTube, having received ...

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