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  • Soil – the living skin of planet earth

    The soil forms the outer skin of the land masses of Planet Earth. This thin veneer of living material is sometimes only a few centimetres thick and rarely thicker than two or three metres, but it has critical influence on what happens on the surface of the Earth. Soil is our life-support system. It provides anchorage for roots; holds water long enough for plants to make use of it; and holds ...

  • Predicting amount of oil in contaminated soils

    Scientists are reporting a new technique for mapping and testing oil-contaminated soils. Traditionally, samples need to be collected from the field and returned to a lab for extensive chemical analysis, costing time and money when neither is readily available during a clean-up operation. The new method can take measurements in the field and accurately predict the total amount of petroleum ...

  • New Jersey Proclaims HRC as leading technology for groundwater and soil clean up: verified low energy requirement, low overall cost to compliance

    Regenesis Bioremediation Products (Regenesis) has received word from the State of New Jersey that HRC has been formally certified as being effective in rapidly reducing resistant groundwater and soil pollution and at significantly reducing energy use on cleanup projects. In a letter from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Commissioner Robert C. Shinn, Regenesis was ...


    By Regenesis

  • EPA to Hold a Public Meeting About Proposed Plan to Clean Up Soil Contamination at Benfield Industries, Inc. Superfund Site in Waynesville, N.C.

    On Tuesday, Jan. 13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting about plans to clean up residual soil contamination at the Benfield Industries, Inc. Superfund Site in Waynesville, N.C. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Haywood Vocational Opportunities Building located at 172 Riverbend Street in Waynesville. Residual soil contamination associated ...

  • Analyzing soil, pharmaceuticals and motor oil

    Below we have three application notes which showcase some of our flagship products. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Cleaning up the effects of stormwater with biofilters

    Stormwater in urban areas can have negative effects on both the quantity and quality of surface- and ground-waters. Biofiltration systems are a popular form of water treatment, but information on their performance with stormwater is limited to laboratory studies. This research is the first to evaluate three biofiltration systems in practice. Biofiltration systems (otherwise known as biofilters, ...

  • Life-cycle studies: dry cleaning

    For the past five years, Worldwatch has explored the history, production method, and environmental and social impacts of everyday products - from chopsticks to pencils - in the Life-Cycle Studies section of its bi-monthly magazine, World Watch. This print-exclusive content is now available for free to Eye on Earth ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • New support for clean technology announced

    The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, today announced over $206 million in funding for 36 clean technology projects across Canada. Investing in innovation, supporting clean technology and encouraging sustainable practices will help create jobs, expand access to international markets and make Canadian companies more competitive in the global ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • $313,000 awarded to clean up former dry cleaning property in Loveland (Colo.)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a Brownfields grant has been awarded to the City of Loveland for remediation of the “Leslie the Cleaner” property located at 301 N. Lincoln Avenue. The funds will be used to clean up soil and groundwater contamination at the site once the City has purchased and demolished the current structure. The total funding for the ...

  • New funding for promising clean technologies

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)  has announced funding totalling $22 million for eight new clean technology projects. The eight clean technologies being funded span Canada's main economic sectors. They include: Technology designed to meet a growing demand for quieter, safer, more environmentally-friendly and more efficient vehicles in a variety of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Pulp friction cleans up Brockovich chemical

    A byproduct of the manufacture of pulp using the sulfite process for making paper, sodium lignosulfonate, can be used to immobilize and soak up toxic chromium compounds from soil and water, according to research published in the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development. Konstantin Volchek and Carl Brown of Environment Canada, and Dario Velicogna of Velicogna Consultants Inc ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • News Release Thermal Soil Plant Sales

    Blue Springs, Mo. (September 11, 2010) — Tarmac International Inc., a capital equipment manufacturer, has grown in sales of thermal soil treatment plants over the last three years. There is strong growth in orders for thermal soil remediation equipment throughout the world with one of the largest thermal soil remediation plants built having been shipped to Eastern Europe this ...


    By Tarmac International, Inc.

  • Scientists turn oily soil into productive ground

    Scientists are cleaning soil contaminated by oil spills in a way that saves energy and reclaims the soil's productivity, using a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. They use a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. This approach is much better for the environment than standard ...


    By Rice University

  • Site`s groundwater, soil cleanup working

    The effort to clean up soil and groundwater contamination at the nation's only plant for assembling and disassembling nuclear weapons has been effective so far and will continue for years, according to the first five-year review of the site. Pantex in the Texas Panhandle was added to the national Superfund cleanup list in 1994 because of past site practices that included burning chemicals in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Triaxial Load Frame Speeds Soil Testing

    The Digital Tritest 50 triaxial load frame from ELE International, the world's leading manufacturer of construction materials testing and environmental instrumentation, uses the latest microprocessor technology, in conjunction with triaxial cells, pressure sources, and measurement devices, to enable materials testing engineers to carry out accurate soil testing more efficiently than ever before. ...


    By ELE International

  • Chinese official: Soil pollution hurts farming

    More than 8 million acres of China's farmland is too polluted with heavy metals and other chemicals to use for growing food, a Cabinet official said Monday, highlighting a problem that is causing growing public concern. The threat from pollution to China's food supply has been overshadowed by public alarm at smog and water contamination but is ...


    By Associated Press

  • Healthy soil is essential for a biobased & circular economy

    The soil is the ground beneath our feet and the growth place for biomass. For a biobased & circular economy it is crucial to preserve this ‘pantry’ storage function of the soil. This is why Wageningen University & Research is performing dedicated research into various aspects of the soil, such as nutrients and organic material, smarter cultivation systems of a larger diversity ...

  • EPUK launches website outlining the vital Importance of Healthy Soil to mark World Soil Day 2011

    Healthysoils.org launches on 5th December to mark 2011 World Soil Day – an annual event set up to advocate the use and need of soils for human survival and the importance of its sustainable management. Healthysoils.org sets out the importance of soils to key aspects of human life including ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • SDTC call for clean technology funding applications

    If you have an innovative clean technology, we want to hear from you. That is the message Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) sent out today as it announced its 20th round of funding, which will be open until October 19, 2011.   "We are looking for technology solutions that will strengthen Canada's economy by helping its main industries be more efficient, creating jobs and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Soil Remediation to Begin at Superfund Site in Walpole, Mass.

    Work to excavate and remove contaminated soil at the Blackburn and Union Privileges Superfund Site begins this week. The soil remediation is focused on South Street on the east side properties, where the former Cosmec building sits. This week, contractors for the Responsible Parties began pre-construction activities including setting up support trailers, placing fencing and warning signs around ...

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