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Environmental costs of home construction lower with wise choice, reuse of building materials
...materials, natural gas to generate steam in lumber mills
and electricity for steel mills. "Everything kind...nhouse emissions from fossil fuels wherever lumber mills
generate power and heat using bark, sawdust and other byproducts of milling. More than half the ener...
Global competition closes Texas sawmills/paper mills
...last two decades, the number of sawmills and paper mills
has decreased. The mill closings have resulted in...tive Extension forestry specialist. The number of mills
both large and small, has decreased, but as larger mills
have become computerized and automated, the...
Chemical Society announces EPA awards for environmentally friendly technology
... other materials gum up the machines used by paper mills
to turn recycled waste into new products. When built-up adhesives slow down paper machines, mill operators typically apply toxic solvents to the sticky gunk. But Buckman Laboratories found a novel enzyme to do the job more safely. The company's produ...
Brookhaven Lab develops 'ThraxVac' to clean up anthrax
...m polonium-210 act as a static eliminator in paper mills
and other industries. Alpha particles in ThraxVac can be used to decontaminate not only large surfaces, but also intricate machinery and moving parts, without impairment of function. Potential users include municipality response teams, major corporat...
New book says Northwest salmon could face same fate as those in Northeast, England
...spawn. In some places dams were erected to operate mills
or to generate electricity, blocking many salmon from reaching their spawning ground and hampering young fish trying to reach the ocean. By the turn of the 20th century, the progress of technology made it possible for fishing fleets to catch so many...
Fe-TAML(R) activators developed at Carnegie Mellon help cleanup paper and wood pulp manufacturing
...or from chlorine-based bleaching processes used by mills
to make paper and the chlorinated byproducts of th...ely, they could be used now by paper and wood pulp mills
to significantly reduce color so that brown, opaque wastewater becomes yellow and translucent, accor...
Fe-TAML(R) activators developed at Carnegie Mellon decolorize textile mill wastewater
...ize dyes found in wastewater released from textile mills
and are highly promising for clearing this pollute...ns of wastewater released by textile manufacturing mills
need to be treated to remove color. Fe-TAMLs (TAML stands for tetra-amido macrocyclic ligand), whic...
ARC, Varian, Inc. team up to improve water use in pulp and paper mills
...ogy to the marketplace, as we believe it will help mills
significantly lower water usage through better man...bility in papermaking process streams. "Currently, mills
perform this control measure manually in a lab. Using our technology, these tests can be performed f...
Scientists invade Chicago
...tter known for industry, dumps and abandoned steel mills
than for biodiversity. Nevertheless, precious prairies, lakes, woodlands and wetlands are tucked away on Chicago's southeast side. From 2:00 p.m. Aug. 23 until 2:00 p.m. Aug. 24, some 130 scientists will descend on the Calumet region to survey the am...
Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2002
...NUFACTURING Crackdown on boiler breaks. . . Paper mills
across the country have more reliable and efficien... and partners. The problem faced by numerous paper mills
was that their recovery boilers, which burn organic waste to generate steam and electric power for t...
Men with higher levels of PCBs more likely to father boys
...citors and transformers, and a by-product of paper mills
that dot the shoreline. Among the potential dangers of PCBs: disruption of the body's endocrine system and a possible carcinogen. In this study, Karmaus and colleagues restricted their research to children born after 1963 and to families in which P...
Engineers develop odour eaters for pulp mills
...hibitively expensive to install for pulp and paper mills
whose gas streams range from 50 to 70 C. With a biofilter that treats the gas stream and its pollutants at higher temperatures, the process is far easier and more cost-effective. The application of this technology goes beyond pulp and paper, Allen sa...
Scholar: hurricanes helped shape Cuban culture, history
...ut was five deaths and ruined crops, wrecked sugar mills
and destroyed homes. Hurricanes are a fact of life in Cuba, which has historically been hard-hit during the annual four-month Caribbean season. Some may grow accustomed to dealing with the recurring storms, but in a new book, historian Dr. Louis A. ...
Purdue researcher creates soy feed to keep fish on the table
...and has found a way to keep fish on the menu. Feed mills
are starting to churn out fish food based on his research. "We've maxed out the ocean fisheries," says Purdue aquaculturist Paul Brown. "For example, eight or nine strains of Pacific salmon are now on the rare or endangered species list. We need an a...
New aspen could revolutionize pulp and paper industry
...om the same amountof wood. "And the people in pulp mills
jump up and down if they have a 1 percentincrease," he said. "If you look at the effect this could have on the industryworldwide, we're talking billions of dollars." In addition, the trees have the added advantage of having essentially the samelignin...
New Study Highlights Hazards On Hormone Disrupting Chemicals
...e inSweden and other countries. Fish outside paper mills
and sewage treatment plantshave shownskewed sex ratios and decreased testosterone levels. Epidemiological studies ofSwedish fishermenshowed an increased low birth weight for infants among mothers with aconsumption of fatty fishfrom the Baltic Sea. "...
Pollution, Food Stress Take Toll On Bald Eagles
... good news is that contaminantlevels from the pulp mills
are dropping as time goes on. "There's basicallylittle else that pulp mills
can do," says Gill, who sees his study as a valuablebaseline for future research on pollution in eag...