Chemical Waste News

  • Gas alarm system protects waste treatment staff

    The human nose is particularly sensitive to Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S); a highly offensive odorous gas, reminiscent of rotten eggs. With an odour threshold between 0.005 ppm and 1.5ppm, relatively low levels of Hydrogen Sulphide can result in complaints if industrial plants generate exposure at these levels. A chemical waste treatment plant in the UK has therefore installed a monitoring and alarm ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • UCR Provides More Detail On Biomass Based Fuel And Chemical Project That Received 1.3 Million

    On May 11, 2016, the University of California, Riverside (UCR) provided more information about the project that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is funding with $1.3 million as part of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI). UCR received $1.3 million in funding to create biofuels and chemicals from waste plant ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ANDRITZ successfully starts up semi-chemical pulp line with green liquor pulping technology at JSC Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, Russia

    International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the pulp line delivered to JSC Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill (APPM) at the Novodvinsk mill, Russia. The new line features ANDRITZ green liquor technology for efficient pulp cooking, refining, and washing and produces 1,000 t/day of semi-chemical pulp for the production of corrugated board from birch and aspen. ...

  • Shell to spend $55M to clean up California superfund site

    Shell Oil Co. will spend $55 million to clean contaminated soil at a former Los Angeles County rubber plant under an agreement with the federal government. The deal announced Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires Shell to clean contaminants from chemical waste at the Del Amo Superfund site near Torrance. For ...


    By Associated Press

  • Rainin TerraRack Reduces Plastic Tip Box Waste

    A revolutionary new concept in pipette tip racks, Rainin TerraRacks by METTLER TOLEDO are more than 50% lighter than conventional racks, yet don't compromise on strength and are completely recyclable. METTLER TOLEDO proudly announces the launch of its new Rainin TerraRack line of pipette tip racks – an innovative solution to minimizing the problem of plastic tip rack waste. ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • U.S., Maryland Settle with 16 Companies for Cleanup of Central Chemical Superfund Site in Hagerstown, Md.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement involving 16 companies that have agreed to stabilize and cap waste and contaminated soils at the Central Chemical Superfund site in Hagerstown, Md. for more than $14.3 million. In addition, the companies will reimburse EPA $945,000 for past costs and reimburse EPA for future costs related to its ongoing oversight of the ...

  • Oxidative degradation of COD in a Petrochemical facility using Ozone-based advanced oxidation

    The aim of this study was to investigate the use of ozone-based advanced oxidation processes for the oxidative destruction of COD in a petrochemical facility. Several AOP experiments were carried out in order to select and optimise the successful treatment option. A LABO3-AOP pilot unit was used where filtered waste water (COD 1250 ppm) was circulated throughout the AOP reactor and ozone & ...


    By ESCO International

  • China fines chemical company $12M for polluting, jails staff

    A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer 75 million yuan ($12 million) and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging wastewater that severely polluted streams. The fine levied by the Longyou county court on Jinfanda Biochemical Co., which makes glyphosate, was the largest ever for a polluter in Zhejiang province, state media reported  ...


    By Associated Press

  • Countries Move Forward on Important Issues for Sustainable Management of Chemicals and Waste

    Significant steps were agreed upon early this morning by parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions, as the 2015 Triple COPs drew to a close. Staged under the theme "From Science to Action: Working for a Safer Tomorrow" from 4 to 15 May 2015, almost 1,200 participants from 171 countries converged on Geneva to push forward the chemicals and waste agenda at this biennial event. A ...

  • Tecam Group to Present its Environmental Technology for the Chemical and Process Industry at Achema 2015

    Tecam Group will be presenting its environmental technology for exhaust emissions treatmentand waste incineration for the Chemical and Process Industry at Achema 2015, to be held from15-19 June 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. Tecam Group offers the chemical and process industry environmental technology such as  ...


    By Tecam Group

  • Toxic waste defiles defunct chemical plant in Hungary

    Greenpeace says leaking, rusted barrels full of toxic materials stored in the open at a defunct chemical company in Hungary could cause an environmental catastrophe. The government says it will take months before the chemicals are removed and the area can be cleaned up. Gergely Simon, a Greenpeace chemicals expert, called the situation at the Budapest Chemical Works "near catastrophic." He said ...


    By Associated Press

  • Paul T. Anastas Awarded Emanuel Merck Lectureship 2015

    Merck, a leading company for innovative, topquality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials, announced today (Apr 30, 2015) that the American chemist Professor Paul T. Anastas has been awarded this year's Emanuel Merck Lectureship. In the 1990s, Anastas coined the term “green chemistry” and with it more sustainability-oriented chemical value chains. ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • EPA Welcomes Delaware Health and Social Services to Responsible Appliance Disposal Team

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today welcomed the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) as the first state partner in the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program, a nation-wide effort to protect the ozone layer and reduce greenhouse gases by properly disposing old refrigerators, freezers and other appliances. “By joining EPA’s RAD program, ...

  • Under Settlement, North Windham, Conn. Company Reduces Hazardous Waste

    In a recent settlement with EPA, the manufacturer of bonded abrasives in North Windham, Conn. has acquired new equipment that will reduce its generation of waste epoxy resins. The settlement resolves allegations by EPA that United Abrasives, Inc. violated federal and state hazardous waste laws. Under the settlement, United Abrasives paid a penalty of $26,619 and spent nearly $100,000 on an ...

  • EPA Fines Wharton Chemical for Hazardous Waste Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently conducted a compliance evaluation of Wharton Chemical in Hungerford, Texas. The evaluation revealed violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste at the facility. The company will pay a $230,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated RCRA, and taking steps to ...

  • Penalty Upheld for Hazardous Waste Violations at Roanoke, Va., Chemical Distributor

    The U.S. EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) has upheld the results of an EPA enforcement action involving hazardous waste storage that was initiated in 2011 against Chem-Solv, Inc. and Austin Holdings-VA, L.L.C., the operator and owner of a chemical blending and distribution facility in Roanoke, Va. In a January 26, 2015 Final Decision and Order, the EAB upheld in its entirety the 2014 ...

  • Water Treatment Supplier Liberty Chemicals Pvt Ltd

    Sewage Treatment Plant Clear the sewage water and make use for domestic commercial purpose. The waste water treated as sewage water can be used for gardening, & draining. Liberty Chemicals manufactures of sewage treatment plants for domestic, industrial, commercial waste water that reduce the polluted water and make used for present in water. Water purifier from Water Treatment chemicals ...


    By Liberty Chemicals

  • Sulzer Further Strengthens its Position in Service Activities

    Sulzer acquires the business of InterWeld Inc Ltd which generates sales in a single-digit million range Swiss Francs (CHF). With this acquisition, the Chemtech division will enhance the competitiveness of its tower field service activities by adding the offering of a full range of automated weld overlay services to the oil and gas as well as the power market. On January 8, Sulzer agreed ...


    By Sulzer

  • Faster screening of plastic waste for harmful chemicals

    A more efficient method for sorting plastic electronics waste containing harmful chemicals is proposed by a new study. The method combines two analytical techniques that together can quickly and accurately detect levels of flame retardants in plastics used by the electronics industry. The European Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (2011/65/EU)1, adopted in 2003 and revised in ...

  • 3E Company Extends Collaboration with The Chemical Daily

    3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with The Chemical Daily Co., Ltd., publisher of the daily Japanese industry trade publication The Chemical Daily. As a result of the agreement, The Chemical Daily Co., Ltd., and its Chemicaldaily Regulatory Info-Center ...


    By 3E Company

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