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  • 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

  • With proper care, contaminated urban soils are safe for gardening

    A six-year study by Kansas State University researchers indicates that crops grown in contaminated urban soils present little to no risk for people eating those crops when gardeners have followed best practices. The findings are significant for urban and suburban gardeners, who according to a 2012 estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provide about 15 percent of the world's food, ...


    By Kansas State University

  • 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

  • Baioni, design and fabrication of a mobile soil washing plant

    Mobile remediation technology With the progressive exhaustion of natural resources and the increase of soil pollution, the effects on ecosystem and human health remain a major concern in today's society; the aim is therefore trying to reduce pollutants in our environment such as chemicals, toxic materials, pathogen agents, radioactive materials but first of all to adopt a correct ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Soil contamination hazards discussed in new online Vvdeo

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses soil contamination issues that may impact people and their families. Today, there are many places across the country have been identified as Superfund sites.  Superfund is the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Clean oil spill on water with our biological solution

    More and more biological appliances around oil spill fighting are available. No product have so much potential like our SES to clean water without any side effects so fast and secure.  We are looking for companies what have interest to use our technology to clean efficent by earn a lot of money.  The handling of SES is easy and allowed to clean huge areas for all cleaning crews.   ...


    By Oil Dissolver GmbH

  • SDTC call for clean technology funding applications

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) announced today that its SD Tech FundTM is open for Statements of Interest (SOI) for its thirteenth round of funding. The closing date for submissions is April 23, 2008. SDTC is a not-for-profit corporation created by the Government of Canada to finance and support the late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Scots turn to whisky in battle to clean contaminated sites

    Scottish scientists have developed a technology to clean contaminated land and water which relies on a by-product of the whisky-making process. The Device for the Remediation and Attenuation of Multiple Pollutants - affectionately known by its creators as the DRAM - is said to remove a variety of contaminants cheaper and faster than most current clean-up techniques. The designers claim that the ...

  • 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

  • AMEC to clean up solvent sites in North Carolina

    AMEC Earth & Environmental (Plymouth Meeting, PA) has received a five-year contract from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to investigate and remediate sites contaminated by dry-cleaning solvents. DENR has identified more than 300 sites-both current and former dry-cleaning facilities-that may have been contaminated with perchloroethylene, a chemical ...


    By Amec Foster Wheeler

  • Arsenic: when will the clean water start flowing?

    Razia Begum has been asking the same question for two years now: 'Please will someone fix my arsenic filter?' She lives in Nagda, a village in one of the areas of Bangladesh most severely contaminated by arsenic in drinking water — although at first glance there is nothing about the village's lush paddy fields to suggest anything dangerous. Razia's family, like many thousands of others in such ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EPA announces $428,000 for Idaho clean diesel projects

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing over $428,000 in grant funds for Idaho to reduce harmful air pollution from diesel engines. The funds will be used replace old school buses and retrofit old school buses with advanced diesel technology, replace four tractors used in agriculture and convert irrigation pumping plants from diesel to electric power. “These projects provide ...

  • Sonic Cleans 1500 Tonnes More at Delta Project

    Vancouver, CANADA – Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture: SNV) today announced that it has successfully cleaned a further 1500 tonnes of highly contaminated polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) soil at the Juker project in Delta, British Columbia. This project is nearing completion and should generate approximately $1 million for Sonic’s fourth quarter. The Delta site was Sonic’s first ...


  • SDTC Announces Call for Applications for Clean Technology Funding

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has announced it will be accepting applications for funding from entrepreneurs from September 5 to October 24th, 2012. "In every corner of this country, some of Canada's brightest minds are developing technology that brings together economic prosperity and environmental responsibility," said SDTC President and CEO Vicky Sharpe. "We want to work ...

  • Particulates, Smog Targeted in European Clean Air Strategy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission Wednesday proposed a formal strategy for achieving improvements in air quality across Europe. The thematic strategy on air pollution aims by 2020 to cut the annual number of premature deaths from diseases related to air pollution by almost 40 percent from the 2000 level and to reduce the area of forests damaged by airborne ...

  • Upstate New York fire academy costly to clean

    Some of the country's largest corporations are required to reimburse the state of New York a total of nearly $1.6 million for cleanup costs at the Rochester Fire Academy, a hazardous waste site in Monroe County once used to train firefighters. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced a settlement with eight entities, including Bausch & Lomb, DuPont, Eastman Kodak, and Xerox, which ...

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