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  • Water sampling system for oil pollution

    General Oceanics Rosette Water Samplers with GO-FLO sampling Bottles and Idronaut 316CTD. This flexible system can be configured for any size vessel and deployed with or without a conducting sea cable. The GO-FLO water bottles equipment with the new CAM release can be opened discretely at any depth to avoid contamination from above. The Idronaut conductivity sensor is not damaged by contact with ...


    By General Oceanics Inc.

  • $3 billion market for air pollution monitoring, sampling and process control

    The world market for stack continuous emissions monitors (CEMs) will be $900 million this year. However, if one takes into account the additional revenues for ambient monitoring systems, intermittent stack sampling and process control using pollutant analyzers, the market is above $3 billion. This is the latest forecast in the McIlvaine Air Pollution Monitoring and Sampling World Markets. Some ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • New chemical pollutants? Research finds fluorochemicals in water samples

    Another contaminant found in Canadian groundwater samples may join the list of environmental substances that could be harmful to humans and the environment, according to recent study results published in the September 2009 issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The newest potential threat to human health and the environment is fluorochemicals known as perfluorinated phosphoric acids ...

  • Pollution on top of the world

    Nearly one-fifth of the earth’s surface is comprised of mountains that play a role in the storage and distribution of fresh water, with one-tenth of the world’s population relying on that mountain snowpack as their sole source of fresh water. Understanding the amount of pollutants in soil and snow is critical to maintaining the quality of alpine water sources, and is the subject of a ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Pesticide pollution slow to reach groundwater

    Underground water aquifers are a significant source of drinking water. In a recent study, French researchers found that pesticides applied to crops can take many years to sink down through the ground and reach groundwater. This means that they may still be entering aquifers, even after agricultural application has stopped. Groundwater is found underground in absorbent layers of rock. ...

  • Melting glaciers free trapped pollutants

    Melting glaciers in the Swiss Alps are releasing pollutants that have been frozen in the ice for decades. A recent study suggests that by accelerating global ice loss, global warming is likely to increase environmental contamination with persistent organic compounds that are no longer widely used, such as PCBs and DDT. Persistent organic pollutants are chemicals that can travel long distances in ...

  • Farming Blamed For Scottish Beach Pollution

    Farming has been blamed in part for health fears as 14 Scottish beaches fail pollution tests. According to the Scottish Herald, paddlers, surfers, swimmers and bathers at 14 Scottish beaches are being put at risk by pollution from overflowing sewers and farms. The annual survey of Scotland’s bathing waters is shortly due to be released by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and will ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Grazing management effects on stream pollutants

    Surface water quality is important for the proper function of aquatic ecosystems, as well as human needs and recreation. Pasturelands have been found to be major sources of sediment, phosphorus and pathogens in Midwest surface water resources. While poor grazing management may lead to contaminated surface water, little is known about the specific amount of pollution in pasture streams that can be ...

  • Federal Penalty for Swampscott Water Pollution

    The Town of Swampscott entered into a Consent Decree today agreeing to pay a $65,000 civil penalty and to take critical remedial measures to address pollution the Town discharged into the ocean near local beaches. The Consent Decree is the result of a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The complaint ...

  • NASA satellite improves pollution monitoring

    NASA scientists improved watershed pollution monitoring models by incorporating satellite and ground-based observations of precipitation. The NASA data replaces weather station observations, and will allow states to monitor non-point pollution and improve water quality. The research team, led by Joseph Nigro of Science Systems and Applications, Inc., incorporated two NASA products into a computer ...

  • UK Health and Safety Laboratory samples with Axetris MFCs

    Proficiency testing ensures workplace & consumer safety. ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • New brochure «Metrohm Inline Sample Preparation (MISP)»

    Metrohm Inline Sample Preparation (MISP) puts an end to manual sample preparation in ion chromatography. MISP stands for methods developed by Metrohm that allow users to fully automate the inline preparation of difficult samples. They benefit from substantial savings in time and ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Stormwater Monitoring & Sampling Season Begins in California

    The environmental professionals at CSC Targhee, a member of the Clark Seif Clark (CSC) family of companies, are busy helping California companies comply with stormwater regulations. The stormwater season has begun.  The official wet season runs from October 1st through May 30th.  That means the next storm that results in runoff from a facility must be sampled within the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • International Passive Sampling Workshop and Symposium (IPSW 2009)

    IPSW 2009 will host several satellite workshops. An expert group meeting dedicated to passive sampling techniques for monitoring emerging pollutants will be organised by NORMAN, the Network of reference laboratories and related organisations for monitoring and bio-monitoring of emerging environmental pollutants.. In addition, the First Passive Sampling Intercalibration study (1st IPSIC) will be ...


    By Exposmeter AB

  • Air pollution can damage DNA in three days

    Inhalation of some particulates can cause some genes to become reprogrammed, affecting the development and outcome of cancers, Italian researchers said. Dr. Andrea Baccarelli of the University of Milan enrolled 63 healthy subjects who worked in a foundry near Milan. Blood DNA samples were collected on the morning of the first day of the work week, and again after three days of work. Comparing ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • Scottish Water fined for polluting Aberdeenshire burn

    Scottish Water was fined GBP5,000 after they failed to comply with their licence to discharge sewage effluent into the Durris burn, and failed to comply with an improvement notice. The water company pled guilty at Stonehaven Sheriff Court. The matter was investigated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and reported to the Procurator Fiscal. The discharge licence placed a limit on ...

  • Pesticides - Easier detection of pollution and impact in rivers

    The long-term effects of pesticides on living organisms in rivers and on water quality can now be assessed more easily. Researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) have developed a tool that can estimate the harmful effect of pesticides, such as those flushed into rivers and streams from agricultural land, within minutes. 'It used to be very difficult to detect which ...

  • Polluted urban soil damages lime trees

    The impact of polluted urban soil on trees is highlighted in a recent study from Latvia. The researchers found that high salt levels from de-icing chemicals and nutrient imbalance in soil damaged lime trees growing in the city of Riga. Trees planted in cities are an important part of the urban landscape, providing a range of benefits, from enhancing biodiversity to promoting a feeling of ...

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