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  • Nitrate Reductase

    A proposed new ASTM International test method will present a means to perform nitrate analysis of water without the use of hazardous chemicals. WK27289, Test Methods for Nitrite-Nitrate in Water by Nitrate Reductase, is being developed by Subcommittee D19.05 on Inorganic Constituents in Water, part of ASTM International Committee ...


    By ASTM International

  • Des Moines struggling with nitrates in water

    Two rivers that supply water to 500,000 people in the Des Moines area show nitrate levels spiking to levels that make it unsafe for some to drink, a concentration experts haven't before seen in the fall that likely stems from especially wet weather in recent months. The utility that supplies Des Moines and most of its suburbs had workers blending river water with other sources to lower the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nitrate problems are soluble – but who pays?

    The world needs to double food production by 2050 but surface and ground water pollution from agricultural fertilizers will have to be reduced at the same time. Consequently, there is an urgent requirement for solutions that will permit the use of fertilisers to maximise yields whilst protecting the environment from pollution. Nitrate pollution in rivers, lakes, reservoirs and underground ...


    By NITRABAR

  • Commission takes Greece to Court over nitrate pollution

    On the recommendation of Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, the European Commission is referring Greece to the EU Court of Justice for failing to take measures to guarantee that water pollution by nitrates is addressed effectively. Although the Nitrates Directive has been in force since 1991, Greece has still not designated a number of zones vulnerable to nitrates pollution, and it has ...

  • Iowa copes with nitrate surge in drinking water

    For much of last year, Iowa's most pressing agricultural problem was a drought that baked farm fields and parched crops, turning them brown and crumbly. Then the skies finally opened up, providing one of the soggiest springs on record. But the rain has created a new, unexpected problem: The deluge is washing fertilizer off the farms and into rivers that provide drinking water to much of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Measuring the impacts of the Nitrates Directive on nitrogen emissions

    The EU’s Nitrates Directive has led to significant decreases in nitrogen pollution in Europe, a new study suggests. Modelled scenarios with and without implementation of the Directive showed that it had resulted in a 16% reduction of nitrate leaching by 2008. These improvements could be further increased as implementation becomes stricter, the researchers conclude. More nitrogen is applied ...

  • Enzyme-based nitrate determination receives USGS Standard Method designation

    RECOMBINANT PROTEIN TECHNOLOGY for GREEN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY:  USGS Standard Methods I-2457-11 and I-2458-11  Analytical chemistry for environmental monitoring often requires hazardous reagents.  NECi’s enzyme-based nitrate reagents replace cadmium reduction with reagent-grade, environmentally benign enzymes.  The resulting nitrite is determined by standard ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • New `Green` Chemistry Offers Solution to Looming Global Nitrate Crisis

    CEDAR HILL, TEXAS --- Small, minority-owned business in small Texas town is bound to become the “BAT” (best available technology) among nitrate removal technologies. Nitrates are on the increase world-over due to factors that include wastes from municipal, agricultural, and industrial processes. Health and environmental issues associated with nitrates are various and multiple, ranging from human ...


  • Commission takes Poland to Court over nitrates and water pollution

    The European Commission is referring Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to guarantee that water pollution by nitrates is addressed effectively. Europe has strong legislation on pollution from nitrates, and although the requirements have been applicable in Poland since 2004, too little has been done. Poland has still has not designated a sufficient number of zones that ...

  • Water well owners should check water periodically for bacteria, nitrate

    Bacteria and nitrate are widespread in the environment, so every household water well owner should regularly test their water to make sure no health risk exists, the National Ground Water Association recommended today. While most bacteria found in water do not cause disease, disease-causing bacteria called pathogens can exist in well water given the right circumstances, NGWA said. Nitrate is not ...

  • Webinar - NECi Presents: Enzymatic Nitrate Quantitation Using Discrete Analyzer Technology

    NECi will be presenting nitrate analysis by nitrate reductase during a webinar November 5th from 12:00pm-1:00pm.  Vice President of NECi, Ellen R. Campbell, will be featured in a presentation during the webinar on Analytical Grade Enzymes, specifically Nitrate ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • Simply Ingenious: Nitrate Measurement Without Wear Parts with the New UV 700 IQ NOx

    With this new IQ SENSOR NET probe, Nitrate can be detected cost-efficiently and completely without any wear parts! The integrated ultrasonic cleaning system of the sensor does entirely work without any moving parts. Thanks to the sealed housing the risk of penetrating water does not even occur. Due to the optical measurement method of the sensor expensive and time-consuming sample preparation as ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • EPA, OSHA and ATF Provide Information and Lessons Learned About the Safe Storage, Handling and Management of Ammonium Nitrate

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a chemical advisory that provides information on the hazards of ammonium nitrate (AN) storage, handling and management. This action supports the goals of President Obama’s August 2013 executive order on ...

  • Enzyme Based Nitrate Determination Method for Wastewater Reaches First Step in EPA Approval

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that The Nitrate Elimination Company, Inc. (NECi) Method N07-0003 “Method for Nitrate Reductase Nitrate-Nitrogen Analysis” meets all requirements for measurement of nitrate and combined nitrate-nitrite in wastewater. Enzyme-based nitrate analysis will be recommended for inclusion in the list of 40 CFR Part 136 in ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • Effects of reducing particulate emissions from vehicles

    Vehicles are an important source of particulate matter (PM) pollutants. A new study cautions that reductions in PM exhaust emissions will not necessarily be matched an equal reduction in the toxic effects of emissions on health and the environment. This is important when designing regulations to limit the ecotoxicity of exhaust PM. Incomplete combustion of fuels and the breakdown of lubricants ...

  • Process Safety Guide: Reducing Runaway Reaction Risk

    A new, free METTLER TOLEDO Process Safety Guide helps professionals working in chemical and pharmaceutical development reduce runaway reaction risk to increase process safety, limit rework, and lower related manufacturing costs. A new, free METTLER TOLEDO Process Safety Guide entitled “Understanding the Risks: Safe Chemical Processes at Scale” helps chemists and engineers mitigate a ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Northern Irish farmers offered training to reduce water pollution

    In a bid to make sure farmers in Northern Ireland are complying with new rules to improve water quality in rivers and lakes in the country, the UK government has launched a new training scheme. The Nitrates Action Programme Regulations came into force in January 2007 and established measures to control the application and storage of livestock manures and fertilisers. The rules apply to all ...

  • Well water should be tested annually to reduce health risks to children

    Private well water should be tested yearly, and in some cases more often, according to new guidance offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, took a lead role in working with the AAP to develop these recommendations and draft a new AAP policy statement about the ...

  • New Bionoxsolver(TM) Nox Scrubbing Solution Simplifies Wet Scrubbing System Operation and Reduces Scrubber System Complexity and Cost

    Bionomic Industries, Inc., an industry leading manufacturer of proven air pollution abatement, product and heat recovery technologies, has announced introduction of the first major breakthrough NOx control chemistry for a wide range of scrubber system operations and applications. Unlike typical NOx sulfide/caustic control chemistry, low toxicity BIONOxSOLVER will not liberate flammable and ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • North America’s largest acid manufacturer and its subsidiaries agree to slash emissions and reduce air pollution

    LSB Industries Inc. (LSB), the largest merchant manufacturer of concentrated nitric acid in North America, and four of its subsidiaries have agreed to reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by meeting emission limits that are among the lowest for the industry in the nation at plants in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department ...

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