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  • Absorbing organic pollutants in soils

    A new study closely examines the role degrading plant materials play in absorbing organic pollutants in the soil. These “biopolymers” are the waxy, water resistant barriers between the plant cells and the environment. This information is important to evaluate the role of these biopolymers as a natural sorbent for organic pollutants in the environment. The study, reported in the ...

  • How plants absorb pollutants

    The environmental concern is great when considering the role of toxic contaminants in the plant-soil relationship. Understanding plant’s absorption and accumulation of these contaminants from the soil would be incredibly beneficial. One highly carcinogenic contaminant commonly found in soil is called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. They are the byproduct of the incomplete combustion of ...

  • Cement develops an appetite for C02

    Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again. Sometimes, human agency is at work, but nature takes care of it anyway – as one of the studies reveals in the case of cement, the world’s most widely-used building material. Zhu Liu, postdoctoral scholar at ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Public-private sector partners launch $2 million open innovation challenge to find advanced energy absorbing materials

    The NFL, GE (NYSE: GE) and Under Armour (NYSE:UA), today announced that they have joined with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to launch Head Health Challenge III, an open innovation competition to advance materials that better absorb or dissipate energy. These new materials could improve the performance of protective equipment for ...


    By General Electric

  • Vermont Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

    Four winners in Vermont were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have worked to protect or improve the region’s environment in ...

  • The Water Environment Federation honored as a `green` leader among Washington, DC nonprofit organizations

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) recently was honored with a 2008 Green Leadership Award from Bisnow on Business, a regional trade publication, in partnership the U.S. Green Building Council, the George Washington University, and the Sustainable Business Network of Washington, in recognition for WEF’s efforts to promote sustainability and energy efficiency. The first annual award was given ...

  • East Asia biggest market for scrubbers in 2012

    East Asia will be the biggest market in 2012 for scrubbers, adsorbers, absorbers and biofilters, with revenues exceeding US$2.2 billion, according to the McIlvaine Company in its Scrubber/Adsorber World Markets report. In this market, absorbers are likely to constitute the largest segment with revenues of over US$1 billion, due to Asia rapidly expanding industries that are the major purchasers of ...

  • Soaking up oil spills with nanowires

    Oil spills and other industrial chemical leaks can cause havoc in ecosystems, killing marine and aquatic wildlife and polluting drinking water supplies. New research has developed a way of cleaning up spills using a super-absorbent material, which selectively draws up oil and other organic pollutants, leaving clean water behind. Current methods for cleaning up oil spills have limitations. Many ...

  • Independent Tests Show TOC, THMs And Combined Chlorine All Lower Following UV Treatment

    Recent independent tests carried out at a UK leisure centre showed a dramatic reduction in TOC (total organic carbon), THMs (trihalomethanes) and combined chlorine in pool water following the installation of a Hanovia medium pressure UV system. The tests were carried out by WRK Design and Services Limited, an independent chemical engineering consultancy specialising in contract research and ...

  • $6 billion scrubber/adsorber market in 2011

    The world market for industrial scrubber, absorber, adsorber, biofilter systems will exceed $6 billion in 2011 and reach $7 billion in 2015. This is the conclusion reached in the continually updated McIlvaine publication Scrubber/Adsorber World Markets. www.mcilvainecompany.com Scrubber/Absorber/Adsorber/Biofilter Market ($ ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Banana fibre can fix marine oil spills, says study

    Fibre from the stem of the banana plant can efficiently absorb oil spills that pollute coasts and threaten marine life says a new study by Indian researchers. Banana fibre, when treated with certain chemicals, can absorb up to 18 times their weight of oil, according to the study published last month ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Water quality field device

    The benefits of a portable UV254 device, which utilises ultraviolet light at 254nm to quickly and accurately measure water quality while in the field, are discussed in an article available from Water Online. By conducting organic analysis in the field, water treatment professionals can react immediately to any problems. To take control of our water quality, we first need to know what"s in our ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • The ARK Enterprises featured by World Business Review

    Innovative soil remediation and the use of natural products to protect the environment are proving more beneficial to companies with petroleum spills or problems. P.O.L. Sorb, manufactured by The ARK Enterprises, Inc., is leading the market in excellent performance with organic peat moss as an oil absorbent. World Business Review helps us to consider why natural products can be better for the ...


    By The ARK Enterprises, Inc.

  • Natural decontaminant ClearEarth set for brownfield development use

    Natural decontaminant ClearEarth set for brownfield development use A newly investigated, naturally occurring material represents a significant advance over current decontamination processes. Made from organic matter, ClearEarth is a substance set to revolutionise the treatment of contaminated land and water. The natural alternative to other remediation processes, ClearEarth material ...


    By Zander Corporation

  • Why Should You Pair Your Paint Company With SpillFix?

    If you paint homes for a living, you know spilled paint causes a lot of problems. Because of paint’s slick nature, spilled paint creates a dangerous work environment for employees. Also, spilling buckets of paint in a client’s home could lead to stains on their floors. To ensure the productivity of your paint company, workers and owners should properly prepare themselves for the job ...


    By SpillFix Ltd

  • Getting to the bottom of Africa`s carbon figures

    In the Republic of the Congo, and most of Central Africa, the carbon cycle has until now remained an under-researched topic. It is not at all clear how much CO2 or other greenhouse gases the area releases into the atmosphere, or how much is absorbed. With the EU research project CarboAfrica, European and African teams have come together to deepen their understanding of the current state of the ...

  • Oldest trees are overlooked in the fight against climate change

    A new analysis shows that the role of old-growth or ancient forests in removing carbon from the atmosphere has been underestimated. The authors of the study suggest that such forests must be protected to aid the fight against climate change. Scientists have revealed that forests that are centuries old continue to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Up to now, the consensus was that these ...

  • Predicting carbon sinks, regionally

    A team scientists have developed a new method for estimating soil organic carbon sinks across large regions of varying landscapes. The technique builds on efforts to better understand the global carbon cycle and identify potential carbon sink sources. Mitigating the risks of climate change may depend on removing atmospheric carbon dioxide through photosynthesis in plants, and then storing it in ...

  • Cleankill® Tackles Resistant Bugs

    Many viruses and bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to traditional cleaning and disinfection. The new range of Cleankill® and Viktor hygiene products distributed by Camlab is based on a powerful, broad spectrum virucidal and bactericidal agent with proven effectiveness against such organisms as MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas and Enterococcus. Several different practical ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Ex Situ Treatment of Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Impacted Groundwater

    Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) are common in Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF) used for firefighting. PFASs are widely distributed across the higher trophic levels and are found in air, soil and groundwater at sites across the U.S. (EPA 505-F-14-001, March 2014). The toxicity, mobility and bioaccumulation potential of PFASs pose potential adverse effects for the environment ...


    By Tersus Environmental, LLC

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