organic pollutant News

  • 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 ...

  • BIOREM announces orders totalling $4.8 million

    BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM) (“Biorem” or “the Company”) today announced several new orders totalling $4.8 million.  The orders are for air emission abatement projects in North America, the Middle East and Asia. “These recent orders are a reflection of our customer’s desires for reliability and the ability to achieve stringent performance targets while ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • India takes steps to reduce persistent organic pollutants

    India being a signatory to the Stockholm Convention would require to develop a National Implementation Plan to demonstrate how the obligations of the convention will be implemented. Inaugurating the Inception Workshop for the Development of National Implementation Plan in India as First Step to Implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Ms Meena Gupta, Secretary ...


    By Indian Government

  • Governments Meet to Eliminate 12 Persistant Organic Pollutants

    PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay, May 2, 2005 (ENS) - The Conrad Resort and Casino in Punta del Este is full of government ...

  • New York Organizations Use EPA Grants to Monitor Water Pollution in their Communities

    With support of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "citizen science" grants, two New York community groups have begun their final weeks of summer water pollution monitoring. The Bronx River Alliance and the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance have been using $25,000 grants to monitor water quality on tributaries of the New York/New Jersey Harbor. The groups are testing for the bacteria ...

  • Data sought by EPA on chemicals nominated for treaty on persistent organic pollutants

    Lynn L. Bergeson is quoted in the January 7, 2008, issue of the Daily Environment Report regarding the prospects of legislation to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) to allow the Senate to ratify the Stockholm ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Climate change increases vulnerability of planet to persistent organic pollutants

    Climate change increases the planet's vulnerability to persistent organic pollutants (POPs), a UN research team concluded in a major study previewed in Cancun, Tuesday. The study, "Climate Change and POPs Inter-Linkages", was conducted by climate and chemical experts from 12 countries, and is the first systematic and authoritative review of the impact of climate change on the release of POPs into ...

  • New Jersey Organizations Use EPA Grants to Monitor Water Pollution in their Communities

    With support of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "citizen science" grants, two New Jersey community groups have begun their final weeks of summer water pollution monitoring. The New York/New Jersey Baykeeper and Friends of the Bonsal Preserve have been using $25,000 grants to monitor water quality on tributaries of the New York/New Jersey Harbor. The groups are testing for the bacteria ...

  • Air Pollution is Killing Millions around the World, says World Health Organization

    An estimated seven million people around the world in 2012 died prematurely as a result of air pollution– making dirty air the largest single environmental health risk we face, the World Health Organization reported today. The mortality rate more than doubles the organization’s previous estimate. The following is a statement by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources ...

  • Organic load under control

    The chemical oxygen demand is the most commonly used parameter to determine the organic load of wastewater. Precise online measurement of COD in the inlet of wastewater treatment plants helps to re-direct heavily loaded water into buffer basins while measurement in the outlet enables plant managers to evaluate the cleaning capacity of their plants. In industrial wastewater treatment, COD is ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Helping the EU Member States in monitoring the water quality: two new Certified Reference Materials for the analysis of priority organic pollutants in

    The JRC released two new certified reference materials (CRMs) to support the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC, WFD). These new CRMs, representative of water and biota routine samples, will help ensuring the quality and comparability of the results generated by the analytical laboratories officially appointed by the EU Member States in the context of the mandatory ...

  • SGS Publishes Complimentary White Paper on Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Consumer Products and Supply Chains

    SGS publishes a new complimentary white paper on the proliferation, regulation and mitigation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in consumer products and supply chains. Proliferation, regulation and mitigation of persistent organic pollutants in consumer products and throughout the supply chain. Persistent Organic Pollutants – Management and International ...


    By SGS

  • Partnership of NorthEast Government, private and non-profit organizations honors groups for reducing air pollution

    The Northeast Diesel Collaborative – a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state agencies, and private and non-profit groups – recently recognized six organizations for their exemplary work to reduce toxic diesel emissions. Honors were given to agencies and organizations from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Maine, and Puerto Rico as ...

  • Remediation of polluted soils

    Inkoa Sistemas, a Spanish company specialising in supplying integral solutions for sustainable development, leads the Biosoil ENV/ES/000263 project, the main objective of which is to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of Compost Bioremediation technology for the remediation of polluted soils in order to promote a sustainable form of urban planning of derelict polluted sites, and ...

  • CCME pollution prevention awards

    Five organizations were honoured by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) for demonstrating outstanding innovation and leadership in pollution prevention. The awards were presented by Alberta’s Minister of Environment, Rob Renner, during the 12th Canadian Pollution Prevention Roundtable held in Edmonton. The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Pollution early-warning system

    Current alarm at the massive oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico emphasises the problem of marine pollution and how difficult it is to evaluate. The North Sea has been the test-bed for the highly advanced pollution early-warning system MERMAID during the last 20 years; this development is now aiding marine authorities around the world to keep seas clean. MERMAID (Marine Environmental ...

  • 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 ...

  • Micro-pollutants in water circulation

    The elimination of micro-pollutants from our water is a challenge which more and more responsible providers and disposers have to set themselves. While biological treatment processes do not remove them completely, oxidation with ozone is proving to be one of the most efficient methods. Pharmaceuticals help many people and animals when fighting diseases, keeping healthy or improving quality of ...


    By WEDECO - a Xylem brand

  • The polluting problem of fireworks

    Spare a thought for the environment when you’re letting off fireworks during the forthcoming celebrations. Research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution suggests that smoke from fireworks can raise levels of notorious “PM10″ particles significantly. Darko Popović and colleagues at environmental consultancy MEIS in Šmarje-Sap, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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