organic pollution 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 ...

  • SMT PAH 1 Column

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs, also polyaromatic hydrocarbons or polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons) are large organic compounds produced during combustion. Many of these compounds are carcinogenic and are often found in water, air and other natural habitats. Monitoring of these compounds is very crucial for a healthy environment. The major challenge in HPLC analysis of PAHs is in ...

  • Biorem announces strategic partnership to market ultrafiltration membranes

    Biorem Inc. (TSX-V: BRM) (“BIOREM” or “the Company”) announces that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Tus-Material Group to market globally their ultrafiltration membranes. Ultrafiltration membranes provide a barrier to contaminants in water including suspended solids and pathogens such as cryptosporidium, E. coli, and viruses. Tus-Material Group membranes ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Better monitoring of environmental pollutants

    One of Mistra´s Idea Support projects has developed a new technique for measuring a material´s chemical activity, i.e., how it reacts with and influences organisms. The technique is simple, cheap and appropriate for both field and laboratory use. Several of the methods that are used for calculating how different chemical environmental pollutants impact organisms measure concentrations of such ...


    By Mistra

  • 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

  • Boat hull washing pollution

    Painting, stripping and pressure washing of boat bottoms with antifouling marine paints are common activities performed by the marine industry. Antifouling marine paints contain toxic metals compounds that are intended to inhibit the growth of marine organisms. These compounds historically included lead and tin, which have been phased out and replaced with copper. If activities involving the ...


  • Pollution Prevention Award 2013

    MIOX was awarded the Pollution Prevention Award 2013 for reducing waste and helping protect river and treatment plants through best management practices in several areas: Proper disposal methods for process materials Maintaining records of recycled materials & waste disposal Storing chemicals properly Practicing good housekeeping The Pollution ...

  • Workshop on air pollution and agriculture

    Air pollution has an impact on agriculture and agriculture contributes to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. A group of experts in the field of atmospheric chemistry and agricultural meteorology discussed how to better measure theses emissions and impacts during an International Workshop held in Pune, India from 2-4 November 2015.  The workshop specially examined the impacts of ...

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