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  • Flash point determination of Asphalt, Tar and Bitumen by use of Grabner miniflash

    Measuring flashpoint of asphalt, bitumen or tar is a most challenging test. Industrial coal tar pitch for example is solid at ambient temperature, softens around 100-130°C and becomes fully liquid at 180°C. When cooled down the tar sample becomes rock solid in seconds, making it difficult to clean flashpoint testing equipment and to continue with the measurements. The MINIFLASH flashpoint tester ...

  • Pipeline spill underlines fears of new tar sands development

    The type of oil that flowed through the Enbridge pipeline when it ruptured in Calhoun County on July 25 is far more damaging to the environment than regular crude at every stage, from extraction to refining, and poses higher risks when spilled into lakes and rivers. Despite denials by Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel, the million gallons of oil that spilled into the Kalamazoo River watershed last ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Ready to Provide the Best Measurement Solutions to Agriculture

    In October we were happy to welcome to our head office in Delft two engineers from BKC WeatherSys Pvt. Ltd. of New Delhi. BKC is our exclusive distributor for India and provides turn-key technology and service solutions for the weather, power, aviation and solar energy sectors. Recently BKC noticed growing interest for the scientific measurement of atmospheric properties in agriculture and has ...


    By Kipp & Zonen

  • Bloomberg LP Launches First Tool That Measures Risk of ‘Unburnable Carbon’ Assets

    In a move that underscores Wall Street’s growing unease over the business-as-usual strategy of the world’s fossil fuel companies Bloomberg L.P. unveiled a tool last week that helps investors quantify for the first time how climate policies and related risks might batter the earnings and stock prices of individual oil, coal and natural gas ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • NRDC calls on major airlines to steer clear of highly polluting new fuel types

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today urged 15 major U.S. and Canadian airlines and The Boeing Company to publicly oppose the use of jet fuel made from highly polluting sources including liquefied coal, oil shale, and so-called “tar sands,” and called on the airlines to join a campaign seeking increased investment in cleaner fuels throughout the airline industry.  “The aviation ...

  • What Happened to Canada?

    The real record on how the pro-oil government is trampling on speech, science, the environment and its own credibility…all in the name of tar sands As Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper digs his heels in by saying he “won’t take ...

  • Efficient exhaust air purification for drying and painting processes

    Dürr Environmental and Energy Systems optimizes exhaust air purification for the automotive industry and perfectly coordinates it with the latest drying and painting processes. Painting and drying of car bodies produce gaseous pollutants that have to be removed from the air depending on the paint system and statutory requirements. Recuperative incinerators, e.g. the Ecopure TAR from ...

  • Benzo[a]pyrene Found to be Carcinogenic in EPA’s Draft Toxicology Review

    Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft Toxicology Review of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) under the auspices of the agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program. According to the review, benzo[a]pyrene is carcinogenic to humans based on strong and consistent evidence in animals and humans. Benzo[a]pyrene is a five-ring polycyclic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Boothwyn, Pa., roofing company cited by US Labor Department`s OSHA for exposing workers to excessive heat hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited United States Roofing Corp. for a serious violation of its general duty clause related to exposing workers to heat hazards while they performed hot tar roofing operations at Chichester Middle School in Boothwyn. OSHA proposed a $7,000 fine, the maximum penalty permitted for a serious violation, after its July ...

  • House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipeline

    The House overwhelmingly passed a bill on Friday authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite a renewed pledge by the White House to veto the legislation after a Nebraska court removed a major obstacle. The House voted 266-153 to approve measure, with 28 Democrats voting in support. It was one of the first pieces of legislation considered by the Republican-controlled Congress and the 10th ...


    By Associated Press

  • Lowest Streamflow in 110 Years Recorded in North Carolina

    RALEIGH, North Carolina, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - The lowest average August streamflow in 110 years of North Carolina recordkeeping was measured last month on the Tar River at Tarboro, in the east-central part of the state. Streamflow figures released by the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, on Friday show that the hot, dry days of August brought record lows to many of the state’s rivers and streams ...

  • 5-year review completed at pine street canal superfund site

    EPA has completed the second five-year review of the remedial actions previously implemented at the Pine Street Canal Superfund Site located in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont. Five-year reviews are mandated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (commonly known as “Superfund”). This second five-year review concluded that while the remedy ...

  • Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL

    A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. U.S. and Canadian accident investigators urged their governments Thursday to impose new safety rules on so-called oil trains, warning that a "major loss of life" could result ...


    By Associated Press

  • Audubon Scientists Find Gulf Birds and Oil Too Close for Comfort - Residual Risks at Six Months Highlight Urgency of Monitoring and Restoration

    NEW YORK - Residual oil and chemicals from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster pose substantial ongoing risks to birds that breed or nest along hard-hit areas of the Louisiana coast, according to new National Audubon Society field surveys. Audubon science teams found plentiful birds that appeared both resilient and loyal to their normal habitats as the ...


    By National Audubon Society

  • Hydrogen monitoring improves Syngas efficiency

    Syngas (synthesis gas) is manufactured from feedstocks containing carbon, such as coal, heavy oil, natural gas or biomass, to produce a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The production process involves a number of phases that start with gasification of the feedstock, and efficiency is greatly improved when hydrogen levels are monitored using a new sensor technology that is able to measure ...


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    In its ongoing efforts to require Tonawanda Coke Corporation (TCC) to comply with environmental regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered the coke manufacturing facility to comply with its Clean Water Act permit. Among other violations, TCC is discharging industrial wastewater containing cyanide in excess of its permit limits into the town of Tonawanda’s ...

  • Pennsylvania Governor Challenges EPA Solvent Exemptions

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Friday it has filed a legal challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Air Emissions Standards on halogenated solvent cleaning. The petition for review of the rule on the hazardous air pollutant was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The final rule, published ...

  • VeruTEK Inc.: Queens, New York Brownfield Site Goes Green, Saves Millions

    VeruTEK® Technologies, Inc. (VTKT), a provider of patented ...


    By VeruTEK Technologies, Inc.

  • How to make money in carbon capture

    There is a strong business case scenario for carbon capture, even without carbon taxes and cap and trade. And that could be a good thing or a bad one, depending on your perspective. The key is how you feel about the tar sands in Alberta, Canada. If you took 450 million tons of carbon dioxide from power plants ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Swift approval sought for Midwest oil pipeline

    A Canadian company's plan to build an oil pipeline that will stretch for hundreds of miles through the Midwest, including through many sensitive waterways, is quietly on the fast-track to approval - just not the one you're thinking of. As the Keystone XL pipeline remains mired in the national debate over environmental safety and climate change, another company, Enbridge Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, ...


    By Associated Press

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