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  • Green Grass and Bioremediation Success

    Have you ever looked at your neighbor’s lawn and wondered how they grow such green grass? You quickly hop on the internet and search for tips and tricks to a greener lawn only to find there’s no simple solution, there’s work involved. The principle of having to take care of your lawn in order to produce results is reflected across most areas of work. People working in ...

  • New soil map for African farmers

    Responding to sub-Saharan Africa's soil health crisis, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) announced this week an ambitious new effort to produce the first-ever, detailed digital soil map for all 42 countries of the region. This project combines the latest soil science and technology with remote satellite imagery and on-the-ground efforts to analyze thousands of soil samples ...

  • Advanced Ecological Solutions in Water Treatment & Soil Conditioning

    Phyto-Catalyst® is built upon the powerful bio-catalytic capabilities of the BOC composition formulas.  The BOC products are based on a specially designed fermentation supernatant, derived from plants and minerals, which is then blended with surface modifying compounds, into a very powerful liquid concentrate. Improves microbiological conditions in soil.  ...


    By Bio-Organic Catalyst, Inc.

  • New reference material for hexavalent chromium in contaminated soil

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a new standard—a certified reference material—to aid in the detection and measurement of the potent carcinogen hexavalent chromium in soil. Developed in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), the new reference material will provide a crucial ...

  • With three new reference materials, NIST gets the dirt on soil

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued three new certified reference materials for soil. Intended for use as controls in testing laboratories, the new Standard Reference Materials (SRMs)—gathered from the San Joaquin Valley in California and from sites near Butte and Helena in Montana—will aid in determining soil quality, detecting soil contamination, and monitoring ...

  • Global Ecology Produces Its First Organic Soil Amendment in Alabama

     Global Ecology Corporation (GEC) (OTCQB: GLEC) (PINKSHEETS: GLEC), through its wholly owned subsidiary GEC Organics, has produced its first supply of organic soil amendment, OSA1000. This first test run will yield 300 tons of a proprietary compost product designed to greatly enhance crop yield and turf growth while continuing to maintain soil integrity. The highly nutritious compost ...

  • U.S., Maryland Settle with 16 Companies for Cleanup of Central Chemical Superfund Site in Hagerstown, Md.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement involving 16 companies that have agreed to stabilize and cap waste and contaminated soils at the Central Chemical Superfund site in Hagerstown, Md. for more than $14.3 million. In addition, the companies will reimburse EPA $945,000 for past costs and reimburse EPA for future costs related to its ongoing oversight of the ...

  • Biofuel labeling often inaccurate, new study claims

    Biofuel blends may not always be what the label claims. A study at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many smaller distributors could be 'splash blending.'  While sampling blended biodiesel fuels purchased from small-scale retailers, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many of the blends do not contain the advertised amount of biofuel. Marine ...

  • EPA seeks public comment on the proposed plan for the Chemfax, Inc. site in Gulfport, MS

    Chemfax, Inc. is located on Sixteenth Section land near the intersection of U.S. Highways 10 and 49. The facility was established in March 1955 and manufactured synthetic hydrocarbon resins and waxes from petroleum products. The primary operation at the time business ceased in 1995 was a paraffin blending process in which different grades of paraffin wax were heated together to a liquid state, ...

  • CL-Out receives US EPA design for the environment designation

    The US EPA has awarded CL-Out the Design for the Environment (DfE) designation in recognition of the safety and environmentally-friendly formulation of the product. The DfE designation indicates to customers that CL-Out meets the DfE challenge to incorporate environmental and health benefits into their product selection decisions. CL-Out is a blend of specialized bacteria formulated for the ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Wilks expanding Video FAQs for InfraCal Analyzers

    While a picture may be worth a thousand words, a video can be invaluable for helping customers out with frequently asked questions. Wilks is expanding a series of 2-3 minute “how to” videos. Below is a sampling of some that have been completed. Did you know Wilks now has an ASTM compliant instrument for measuring percent biodiesel blend in diesel fuel? ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • ASTM C1319 - 11 Standard Specification for Concrete Grid Paving Units

    This specification covers the requirements for concrete grid paving units proposed for use in vehicular trafficways, parking areas, soil stabilization, and revetments. Materials shall possess adequate durability for the intended use. This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Environmental sound barriers: a mixed blessing

    Busy roads have major impacts on the environment of surrounding areas, with noise pollution from traffic being one of the biggest problems. Building sound barriers alongside the road is a common way to minimise such noise. A recent study highlights the benefits and disadvantages of sound barriers. Earth mounds, fences or walls are frequently constructed as sound barriers alongside busy roads and ...

  • US government to raise renewable fuel quota sharply

    The amount of ethanol and biodiesel Americans burn in their cars and trucks is increasing by law. The 2008 renewable fuels standard will be raised to 7.76 percent, up by two-thirds on the current standard of 4.66 percent to comply with the new energy bill enacted late last year. The increase is in response to the Energy Independence and Security Act, which President George W. Bush ...

  • EPA reaches major milestone at welsbach superfund site (NJ)

    With the help of millions of dollars in Recovery Act funding, an important milestone was reached today in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) cleanup of the expansive Welsbach Superfund site in Camden, New Jersey. Walter Mugdan, Superfund Director of EPA Region 2, Congressman Robert E. Andrews, Camden Mayor Dana Redd, and Heart of Camden’s Executive Director Helene ...

  • BioLargo Concludes Successful Customer Trials and New Sales for CupriDyne Clean Industrial Odor Control

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGO) announced today that it had successfully concluded a series of free trials with industry leading corporations and municipalities to introduce its breakthrough product CupriDyne Clean to industry. "We've outperformed every product that we've come across in the market and our pricing has been well received" stated BioLargo president Dennis Calvert. The company is ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • FOX Business Network's John Stossel Interviews GelTech Executives

    GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques globally, announced that Peter Cordani, FireIce inventor and GelTech Solutions chief technology officer, and Ed Kleiman, GelTech Solutions wildland fire coordinator, were interviewed by FOX Business Network's John Stossel ...


    By Marketwire

  • Register now for Argus FMB Africa Fertilizer 2016 and save $200 before 11 December – secure your discount here.

    Are you looking to grow your business in the African fertilizer market? If so, this is your chance to meet representatives from 55+ countries with 20 of these from Africa, including Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. You can spend 3 days networking with 400+ attendees from across the ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Unmixing Analysis: A Powerful Forensics Tool for Source Identification and Allocation

    Integral scientists have developed software to apply a powerful but rarely used numerical technique to environmental investigations, in ways that provide a robust quantification of potential contributions of chemical sources at contaminated sites. Known as unmixing analysis, this mathematical technique has produced effective results by providing strong lines of evidence for estimating the ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • ASTM C412M - 11 standard specification for concrete drain tile (Metric)

    This specification covers concrete drain tile, to be used for surface and subsurface drainage. Manufactured drain tile shall be of the following classes: standard-quality concrete drain tile, extra-quality concrete drain tile, heavy-duty extra-quality concrete drain tile, and special-quality concrete drain tile. The concrete shall consist of mineral aggregates, water, and cementitious materials ...


    By ASTM International

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