surface contaminant monitoring News

  • CoMo170 hand held contamination monitor

    Laboratory Impex Systems launches CoMo170 a light weight, hand held contamination monitor. The CoMo170 monitors a large area - 170 cm2, its innovative CoMo detector technology uses thin-layer plastic scintillation, negating the need for gas filled or gas-flushed detectors, thus minimising operating costs.Capable of simultaneous or selective alpha and beta-gamma contamination measurement, CoMo170 ...

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Offers Opacity Monitor with Automatic Four-Point Linearity and Optical Surface Contamination Checking

    FRANKLIN, Mass. (May 9, 2007) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announces the availability of the Model 445, an opacity and dust concentration monitor with built-in test functions that include automatic four-point linearity and optical surface contamination checks. Joining Thermo Fisher Scientific’s family of stack gas monitoring instrumentation, the Model 445 ...

  • Monitoring heavy metal contamination in the German Wadden Sea

    Human activities, including industrial development along coastal areas, risk polluting the marine environment with heavy metals which can harm human health and aquatic life. A recent study has found elevated levels of metal pollution in the Jade area of the German Wadden Sea, but concludes that metal contamination of the sediments would not be expected to have harmful effects on the marine ...

  • Drinking water wells vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States ...


  • PFOS not widespread contaminant of drinking water

    Although limited data exists on perfluorinated chemicals in water, a recent study published in CIWEM’s Water and Environment Journal has found that perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) is not a widespread contaminant of drinking water in England. PFOS has a number of industrial and commercial uses, including as a surfactant for fire-fighting foam, a mist suppressant for metal-plating baths and ...


  • Pennsylvania Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 18, 2007 (ENS) - Disposing of coal ash in mines is contaminating water supplies throughout Pennsylvania, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Clean Air Task Force and the nonprofit, public interest law firm Earthjustice. In 10 of 15 mines examined across the state, groundwater and streams near areas where coal ash, or coal ...

  • Solinst Canada Announces 2011 Symposium on Enhanced Monitoring and Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater

    Solinst Canada Ltd., manufacturer of high quality groundwater and surface water monitoring instrumentation, is proud to announce the 2011 Symposium on Enhanced Monitoring and Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater. Following the success of their 2009 and 2010 Conferences, this is the third Symposium to be held at their office, located in Georgetown, Ontario Canada. The 2011 Symposium ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • EnviClear purifies contaminated wastewater at biogas plants

    Individual solutions are the driving force behind A3 Water Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of EnviTec Biogas AG. As an internationally active water treatment specialist, the company, based in Gelsenkirchen and Saerbeck, has just developed an innovative and environmentally friendly membrane bioreactor process in conjunction with EnviClear that purifies contaminated surface waters for biogas plant ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Emerging Contaminants: New Challenges for the Water Industry

    Over the past decade there has been growing concern regarding the presence of biologically active contaminants including endocrine disrupters, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other substances in the aquatic environment. Emerging contaminants not only include those substances in active or past production, but also include their metabolites and other transformation products and chemical ...


  • Analysis of produced water contaminants by ion chromatography

    Drilling for oil or gas holds many challenges. Keeping pipes free of scale deposits is one of them. This involves the monitoring of ionic components in produced water, a task that is best handled by ion chromatography (IC).Avoid clogging of your pipe systemProduced water is water trapped in underground reservoir rocks and is brought to surface along with the crude oil and gas. Besides dispersed ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Training Tutorials at IEST Premier Contamination Control Conference

    The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) will hold its annual Fall Conference November 10-13, 2008 at the Doubletree Hotel in Arlington Heights (Northwest Suburban Chicago), Illinois. Only at the IEST Fall Conference can you learn and interact with a high caliber of experts led by the leading US contamination control standards-writing organization. Not only can you learn what ...

  • Willow trees are cost-efficient cleaners of contaminated soil

    Using broad-leaved trees such as willow trees in the phytoremediation of contaminated soils constitutes a cost-efficient method for restoring mining areas and landfills, according to a research project led by the University of Eastern Finland. Funded by the EU, the project studied willow tree growth in contaminated soils in Finland and Russia. "This is a cost-efficient solution for ...

  • EPA Everglades Study Shows Contamination has Declined, but Risks Still Remain

    (ATLANTA – September 19, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a report today documenting the ecological condition of the entire 2,063-square-mile freshwater portion of the publicly- owned Everglades. The report documents the third phase of an 11-year study of the Everglades marshes, which determined that mercury in prey fish is declining, but still elevated, while phosphorous ...

  • Integral Consulting scientists to share expertise at Battelle Conference on remediation of contaminated sediments

    Eleven Integral Consulting experts have been selected to present information in platform and poster sessions at Battelle’s Fifth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments to be held February 2–5, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida. Representatives from Integral sediments staff will also be available in Booth #302 to answer questions on the firm’s sediment services and other ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • EPA to demolish contaminated building at toxic superfund site in Garfield, N.J.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined today by New Jersey Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Senator Robert Menendez and Congressmember Bill Pascrell, Jr. as she announced that the EPA will safely demolish the E.C. Electroplating building at the Garfield Superfund site in Garfield, New Jersey. The building, located at 125 Clark Street, is contaminated ...

  • Continuous Toxicity Monitoring

    The monitoring of water for unknown pollutants is of great importance, especially when surface water, drinking water or ground water are used. Since a variety of substances are harmful for human being reliable online monitoring is recommended. LAR's online toxicity ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Canada’s most contaminated site may finally receive the treatment it needs

    At one time, Nova Scotia produced almost 50% of Canada’s steel. When production ceased in 2001, a legacy of contaminated soils, sediments and groundwater remained, bearing such contaminants as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), PCBs, and heavy metals. What remains today is one million tonnes of contaminated soil and sediment spread over, an area spanning 68 hectares, at two major sites - the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • US drinking water and watersheds widely contaminated by hormone disrupting pesticide, Atrazine

    A widely used pesticide known to impact wildlife development and, potentially, human health has contaminated watersheds and drinking water throughout much of the United States, according to a new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Banned by the European Union, atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in U.S. waters and is a known endocrine disruptor, which ...

  • Studies reveal why drinking water wells are vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States receive ...

  • Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

    MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil environmental problems in industrial and mining deserted ...

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