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PET Project Helps Reduce Pollution Threat From Heavy Metals
...eing installed along I-75 in a heavilytraveled and industrial
section of Cincinnati. The UC researchershave been trapping rainwater along that stretch of highway forthe last two years to determine exactly what pollutants arepresent. Those same stormwater samples were used to test the lab-scale PET system, so th...
No Such Luck: Nitrogen From Air Pollution Unlikely to Moderate Global Warming
... up through the amounts of highly agricultural and industrial
areas of Europe," said Tilman. "Two of our nine treatments went beyond these rates to try to predict the longer-term effects of nitrogen deposition." Tilman and Wedin found that more than half of the plant species were lost across the nitroge...
Chemists Compute Answers To The Origin Of Gout
...ortlessly when, for the same process, mankind uses industrial
conditions requiring massive amounts of energy and high pressures The characterisation of new chemical compounds to help detect cancer tumours...
Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution
...mium, a toxic heavy metal. It's both a natural and industrial
contaminant. Cadmium recently was found at high levels in livers of British sheep grazing on a pasture fertilized for many years with sewage sludge. According to findings reported at the annual meeting of the British Society of Animal Science, cadmiu...
Supelco Licenses ORNL Solid Sorbent Air Sampling Material
...ecting airborne pollutants such as carcinogens and industrial
effluents can be complex and costly. A new material developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) may find use as a cost-effective way of detecting and measuring such compounds. The product, Sol-G...
Early Tests Indicate Motor Skills Unharmed In Consumers Of Tainted Fish
...that PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) -- agroup of industrial
chemicals toxic in the environment -- decrease dopaminelevels in the brain. In Parkinson's disease, too little dopamine contributesto a reduction of motor function and executive abilities (planning and attention). "We thought that we might see reduc...
Bacterium gobbles up chlorinated pollutants
...relic from the days when dry-cleaning solvents and industrial
degreasing agents were flushed down the drain. An anaerobic bacterium, Strain 195, "uses tetrachloroethene much like we use oxygen," Zinder said, describing the reduction process that leaves little more than ethene, also known as ethylene, the nat...
Purdue-Made Soil Benefits The Environment
...s for making topsoil from coal ash, yard waste and industrial
byproducts. "There are many potential benefits to ...nt of two so-called waste products -- coal ash and industrial
byproducts," says Joseph Mikesell, director of utilities at Purdue and one of the participants in th...
Subtle Biotic Changes Have Big Environmental Impact
...hing coastal oceans to unprecedented levels, and industrial
fishing is causing massive changes in marine food webs. So the global experiment is underway," said Carpenter. Carbon, an essential nutrient in lakes, typically flows from the land in the formof dead leaves and other organic matter that accumulat...
Cricket And Chemistry Combine To Provide New Understanding Of How Fats Work
...y long and expensive trial and error processes and industrial
chemists are still unsure how or why they work. ...f stump" chains in a particular fat and thus allow industrial
chemists to both monitor and model the effect of particular enzymes on various fats. The research...
Better Peroxidase Improves Disease Diagnosis
...ith soybean peroxidase because it is a hot "green" industrial
commodity that can be extracted from soybean seed...ddition to its superior performance in medical and industrial
applications, soybean peroxidase is relatively easy to obtain. The beans are widely grown, and produ...
New, Environmentally Friendly Technique For Separating Liquids Invented At UNC-CH
CHAPEL HILL -- An "exciting" new industrial
process for separatingliquid chemicals from one another -- a technique that promises to cut release oftoxic substances into the environment -- has been developed by chemists at theUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues. "L...
Nutrients, Ground Water, And The Chesapeake Bay - A Link With Pfiesteria?
...d nitrogen)are from wastewater treatment plants or industrial
locations. Non-point sources of nutrients are more difficult to identify; they originate from agricultural, urban, suburban, or atmospheric sources. Nutrients enter the Chesapeake Bay from water that is washed off the land surface, chiefly in th...
Photocatalytic Air Cleaning System Promises To Help Allergy Sufferers
...r filtration system has been tested in medical and industrial
settings and already has proven successful at zapping odors and impurities caused by chemicals, viruses and bacteria. It soon will be available for home use, said Yogi Goswami, professor and director of the laboratory. "This technology will r...
Limits Of Life On Earth: Are They The Key To Life On Other Planets?
...-engineered environments such as those created for industrial
processes. Projects involve finding techniques for isolating and culturing microbes found in extreme environments, developing methods of studying these microbes in their natural habitats and devising technologies for recovering non-contaminated samp...
Researcher Gains 30,000% Saving Using "Bargain Basement" Chemistry To Create Complex Industrially Useful Molecules
... helix), knots and grids, that could have profound industrial
and chemical uses, for prices of around 30 pounds sterling a kilogram. Conventional processes can cost around 1000 pounds sterling a gramme - a saving of 30,000%. A presentation on this work at a special event held at the House of Commons last week...
Researchers Improve Treatment Of Industrial Waste
...eaper and more energy-efficient method to clean up industrial
emissions. Professor Grant Allen of the..., removing various pollutants. Currently industrial
emissions must be cooled before treatment, using methods that require large amounts of energy. Waste...
Guidelines For Next Generation Of Environmental Policy
... technologicalinnovation, ecosystem protection and industrial
ecology -- are based on thesepremises: To... look at entireecosystems. "The emerging field of industrial
ecology explores technologicaland natural systems together, and looks at a product1s entire life cyc...
National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
...cesses was aseries of projects aimed at extracting industrial
chemicals, oils andbiofertilizers from algae and s... largequantities'up to many kilograms per acre--of industrial
enzymes, feedsupplements and other proteins. Industrially important enzymes such ascellulases, lipa...
Handfish Steps Back From Brink Of Extinction
...er, habitat modification through urban, rural and industrial
development of the Derwent system are other possible causes. Spotted handfish have a low breeding capacity, the female laying only 80-100 very large eggs which are held together by threads and generally attached to the seafloor. The female ...
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