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A greener, cleaner groundwater cleanup process
...er much easier. Finding solutions to groundwater cleanup
has long been a challenge for industry professiona...ed at TAN were the direct result of integration of cleanup
operations funded through the DOE-HQ Office of Project Completion (EM-40) with an Accelerated Site T...
Researcher to demonstrate new technology for cleaning up hazardous waste
...ut of the ground. The most innovative part of the cleanup
process is how the cyclodextrin is recycled. Because of the relative high cost of cyclodextrin, using it just once would make the process uneconomical. But Boving and colleagues from the URI Chemical Engineering Department developed a method of str...
Purdue leads center using pollution-busting plants, microbes
...terial will remain attached to soil or outside the cleanup
zone. We would then put wells into place to make s...h environmental workshops, review of environmental cleanup
plans and liaison activities between community groups and industry." A critical element of the cente...
Rutgers-led research team finds Hudson River is cleaning itself
...inage basin. The scientistsnote, however, that the cleanup
is significantly aided by naturalprocesses occurri...." Unfortunately, said the scientist, this natural cleanup
is efficientonly in the lower part of the river, in the mixing zone between thesalty tides and fresh...
ORNL conducting field test of instruments to detect lead
... instruments can help speed the identification and cleanup
of lead-laden dust in homes. Nearly 1 million chil...nto the field to help speed the identification and cleanup
of lead. The instrument performance verification program began at ORNL in 1997. It has been highly s...
Worlds largest scientific society convenes regional meeting October 10-13 in Lincoln, Neb.
...r chemicals is critical for establishing realistic cleanup
levels for sites under investigation by state and ... of forensic geochemistry to establish realistic cleanup
levels of sites slated for environmental restoration and remediation projects. (Mary A. Siders, Te...
Report evaluates microbial threats to water quality
...ore reliable diagnostics, and better treatment and cleanup
of microbial pathogens in water and shellfish that threaten public health and economies worldwide. The current standard method for water testing has been used for more than 100 years to detect and count "indicator" bacteria. Water samples are expo...
UMass sponsoring world environmental conference
...and fallout from the oil fires creating a massive cleanup
challenge for a country that is only 7,000 square ...w able to turn to the oil contamination issue. The cleanup
question is gaining attention because a World Court environmental damage case Kuwait lodged against ...
Synthetic clay could assist radioactive waste cleanup
... and hazardous waste disposal, particularly in the cleanup
of mill tailings left over from the processing of uranium for the nation's nuclear industry. The tailings contain radium and heavy metals that can leach into groundwater and contaminate drinking water supplies. "This result represents signifi...
LabNotes -- Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
...solvents - A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory cleanup
technology that's attacking chromate seeping into ...prietary microfluidic systems and automated sample cleanup
methods. It can be used in chemical, protein, nucleic acid or whole-cell detectors. Stabilizing plu...
Feds give $16 million to UNC-CH scientists studying waste site problems
...rove both assessment of potential health risks and cleanup
methods. Dr. Cass T. Miller, chair of environmental sciences and engineering, is developing new methods of removing dense industrial solvents such as trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene from groundwater using brine solutions. Those chemicals ar...
Summer 2000 techNotes
...y're carting it up and carrying it away as part of cleanup
projects at government and industrial sites throughout the United States. But researchers at Pacific Northwest have found a way to convert it to a less hazardous form that can be left in place. By injecting diluted hydrogen sulfide into the subsurf...
Genetic method has promise for assessing environmental cleanup
...method for assessing the progress of environmental cleanup
efforts at sites contaminated with petroleum-based... as a potential new way to monitor the progress of cleanup
efforts at contaminated sites. "Suppose you took a soil sample at a site that had petroleum contamin...
Reports of "weird life" almost stranger than fiction
...ar waste would create an alternative (and cheaper) cleanup
method for the nation's 3,000 nuclear waste sites, Daly said. So far such work, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, looks promising. The organism might also serve as a reference point for the levels of irradiation needed to sterilize space pr...
Urbana researcher receives national award
...scovery has myriad applications from environmental cleanup
to drug design. The Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry is sponsored by E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. of Wilmington, Del....
Special four-day symposium on MTBE and drinking water
...he government's response, bioremediation and other cleanup
methods, and alternatives to MTBE. Selected studies are described below. Health risk issues for oxygenates: Much is known about the consequences of inhaling MTBE, far less about ingesting it. Most studies of ethanol have focused on its use a...
Ground-penetrating radar detects hard-to-find hazardous waste
... deposits of creosote buried beneath an EPA cleanup
site in Marion, Ohio. ... the buried tanks. "The cleanup
crew was hesitant to go to all that trouble and expense, until we showed them th...
Bacterial strain may help clean up harmful industrial waste
...ntaminate groundwater and soil. "A lot of current cleanup
techniques involve taking all the contaminated soil from a site and hauling it off somewhere and dumping it or burning it," says Peter Coschigano, an assistant professor of environmental microbiology and lead investigator on this National Science Fou...
Genetic information of world's most radiation-resistant organism decoded
...neering the microbe could lead to improved ways to cleanup
pollution and to new industrial processes. U.S....nsive tool for some of the nation's most difficult cleanup
challenges." "We anticipate a terrific boost for industrial and environmental microbiology," sai...
Help with 'screamingly radioactive' storage tanks: Nonradioactive substitute created to aid nuclear waste clean-up
...e U.S. taxpayers hundreds of millions ofdollars in cleanup
costs. It will allow researchers to safely and che... on the very large costsof projected environmental cleanup
bills. The artificial sludges consist of "nonradioactive representations of screaminglyradioactive...
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