soil geochemistry News

  • Fundamentals of groundwater geochemistry focus of NGWA short course

    The National Ground Water Association is offering the short course, “Fundamentals of Groundwater Geochemistry,” March 14-15 in San Jose, California. An important step in completing a successful site assessment or remediation project is understanding the geochemical aspects of the work. This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the principles of geochemistry. Basic ...

  • Is iron from soil a factor in algal blooms?

    Australia's own distinctive red soils could play a part in the formation of the stinking swathes of blue-green algae often shovelled off east coast beaches in summer. A QUT team of scientists is taking an in-depth look at how iron, which gives our iron-rich soil its red colour, reaches water to potentially contribute to the algal blooms, which not only have a foul smell, but also make our eyes ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Bioremediation amendment injection into low permeability soil and weathered bedrock

    Project: EHC® Treatment of Chlorinated Ethenes, Ethanes, and Methanes in Saprolite Soils and Partially Weathered Rock, Manufacturing Facility – Western NCSummary:Field scale pilot tests were performed to evaluate the performance of enhanced reductive dechlorination (ERD) of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons (CAHs) at a manufacturing facility in western North Carolina. The key CAHs found in ...


  • Ethiopia`s climate 27 million years ago had higher rainfall, warmer soil

    Thirty million years ago, before Ethiopia's mountainous highlands split and the Great Rift Valley formed, the tropical zone had warmer soil temperatures, higher rainfall and different atmospheric circulation patterns than it does today, according to new research of fossil soils found in the central African nation. Neil J. Tabor, associate professor of Earth Sciences at SMU and an expert in ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) – First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS

    First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) has announced the first use of handheld LIBS to directly measure lithium in geological samples at the Seabrook Rare Metals Venture in Western Australia. The project utilized the SciAps Z-500, a handheld LIBS device developed and manufactured by SciAps, Inc. (Woburn, MA). ...


    By SciAps, Inc.

  • Bruker Elemental names Portable XRF Services (PXRFS) as Authorized Application Centre for Austral

    Bruker Elemental is pleased to announce Portable XRF Services (PXRFS.com.au) as our Authorized Applications Centre for Oceana. As an Authorized Applications Centre, PXRFS has been fully trained in all aspects of instrument operation, and most importantly, creating custom calibrations for Bruker’s Tracer and S1 TITAN handheld XRF analyzers. Portable XRF ...


    By Bruker Corporation

  • EarthSoft Announces Enterprise EnviroInsite Integration

    August 8, 2007 – EarthSoft today announced advanced groundwater and soil data visualization available via the webfrom EQuIS Enterprise’s interface to EnviroInsite from HydroAnalysis. EarthSoft and HydroAnalysis have teamed upto provide one-click generation of complex groundwater data-visualization reports from the award winning EQuISEnterprise environmental database. This partnership offers EQuIS ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Pepper Rock Resources Updates Silver/Gold/Copper Resource Exploration Activities

    Pepper Rock Resources Corp. (OTCQB: PEPR) (PINKSHEETS: PEPR) (the "Company") is pleased to present a review of activities regarding the Company's ongoing joint venture mineral exploration projects in British Columbia, Canada. In January 2011, Pepper Rock Resources entered into a joint venture agreement to explore certain prospective mineral claims known as the Man/Prime ...


    By Marketwire

  • A modern integrated approach to contaminated site management strategies seminar series

    Project managers, regulators and site owners all face similar challenges: What technologies do I need to first define the hazards associated with my site and second how can I best remediate those hazards? Adventus, ARS, and Columbia are all long-standing and well recognized service providers having, in their respective ways, dealt effectively and efficiently with these challenges on thousands of ...


  • A modern integrated approach to contaminated site management strategies seminar series

    Project managers, regulators and site owners all face similar challenges: What technologies do I need to first define the hazards associated with my site and second how can I best remediate those hazards? Adventus, ARS, and Columbia are all long-standing and well recognized service providers having, in their respective ways, dealt effectively and efficiently with these challenges on thousands of ...


  • Employee promotions recognize talent and include new client services division at Integral

    Integral Consulting Inc. announces several promotions within the company. The promotions include the establishment of a new position of Vice President of Client Services as well as recognition of scientists and administrative staff who contributed to the firm’s success in 2009. Despite a challenging economic climate, the company grew last year—adding a geochemistry and mining group to the Denver, ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Computer simulations shed light on nanosized minerals

    The red and blue images appear ghostly, like a fleeting glimpse of something that’s never been seen before — which is true. Using computer simulations, Berkeley Lab scientists have developed the first predicted images of water molecules surrounding a nanoparticle, in this case an iron-oxide mineral called hematite. The simulations indicate that the size and shape of the nanosized mineral ...

  • 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 ...

  • Balaton Increases Land Position at Voisey's Bay West Property

    BALATON POWER INC. (OTCBB: BPWRF) (the "Company") announced today that it has acquired from JAL Exploration Inc. ("JAL") an additional licence comprising of 188 mineral claims (the "Additional Licence") adjacent to the Company's Voisey's Bay West Property located on the east coast of North Labrador, Canada (the " ...


    By Marketwire

  • New report puts earth science to the fore

    Ten questions driving the geological and planetary sciences have been identified in a new report by the National Research Council.  Aimed at reflecting the major scientific issues facing earth science at the start of the 21st century, the questions represent where the field stands, how it arrived at this point, and where it may be headed. 'With all the advancements over the last 20 years, ...

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