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ORNL system eliminates perchlorate, helps scientists trace source
... tests at meetings this month with municipal water utilities
and environmental remediation groups in California. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed one part per billion in 2002 as the legal limit for perchlorate in drinking water, but that standard is under debate, Gu said. "The pr...
Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence
...hrough 2030, while biomass consumption by electric utilities
would double every 10 years through 2030. During the same time, production of chemicals and materials from bio-based products would increase from about 12.5 billion pounds, or 5 percent of the current production of target U.S. chemical commodities in...
Water quality a major focus of $14 million grant to the University of Arizona
...rom drinking water is a new challenge facing water utilities
throughout the West because the Environmental Protection Agency has reduced the acceptable levels of the contaminant. Arsenic has been implicated in skin and bladder cancer, vascular disease, heart defects in newborns and diabetes. Arsenic can be fil...
Major new UNC-based drinking water study suggests pregnancy fears may be overstated
...ng exposure would be quite expensive for the water utilities
and ultimately their customers." The methods used ...levels of all disinfection byproducts. None of the utilities
was selected because of water quality or health problems. Between December 2000 and April 2004, the ...
Two Sandia microChemLab technologies soon to be checking for toxins in the nation's water supplies
...kidney effects. "The EPA has regulations for water utilities
to monitor for trihalomethanes on a regular schedu... The microChemLab system is expected to help water utilities
to limit the initial formation of trihalomethanes by functioning as a component of a process control...
Three ORNL technologies earn technology transfer excellence awards
... Doctor technology, which could potentially save utilities
millions of dollars. ORNL staff working on the project are Charles Finney and Stuart Daw of the Engineering Science and Technology Division. Larry Dickens of the laboratory's Technology Transfer and Economic Development Directorate was also involved....
New software tool helps protect nation's drinking water
...he ICWater command tool is currently used by water utilities
and State HAZMAT (hazardous materials) response teams in Oregon and Washington, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Ohio Valley. An operational version will be deployed and a...
Overseas NOx could be boosting ozone levels in US
...NOx are manmade, with automobile exhaust, electric utilities
and industrial activity responsible for the bulk of human-produced NOx. The amount of NOx available largely determines how much ozone, a major component of smog, is produced in most regions of the atmosphere. "With a very small amount of NOx sitting ...
Biodesign Institute at ASU named lab of the year in international competition
...nd atrium. The lab benches are on wheels, with all utilities
and data lines accessed through the ceilings. This enables maximum "plug and play" flexibility. Some distinct features of the labs include special construction techniques to reduce vibration and electromagnetic interference that could negatively impa...
ENERGY STAR: Government rewards businesses and utilities with Market Transformation Awards
OTTAWA -- Businesses and utilities
across Canada that promote energy efficiency to Canadians were recently recognized by the Government of Canada. The winners of the ENERGY STAR Market Transformation Awards for innovation and leadership in promoting ENERGY STAR-qualified products in C...
Sandia tool speeds up environmental cleanup, reopening of contaminated facilities
... Government buildings Ports of entry Water utilities
Gas and electric utilities
Chemical plants Other critical infrastructure facilities Cost, efficiency savings could...
Software tool helps protect Nation's drinking water: Now available in all 50 states
...l, called ICWater, have already been used by water utilities
and State HAZMAT (hazardous materials) response teams in Oregon and Washington, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Now, the tool is available for use by every state in the Nation...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 1, 2006
...ssions in the United States--without even counting utilities
and transportation services, the study found. The findings, Suh said, mean that a shift to a services-based economy will not automatically reduce absolute emissions of GHGs given the dependence of services on GHG producing industries. ARTICLE #1 ...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2006
...r more adaptable, which would make it feasible for utilities
to optimize their spare inventories. The third partner in this project funded by DOE's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is American Electric Power. [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; firstname.lastname@example.org ] HOMELAND SECURITY -- ...
Ground gas gizmo boosts brownfield building
...nts in the distribution network. All major water utilities
in the UK are currently using Hydraclam - and Chloroclam will be on the market in the autumn....