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Managing specialized microbes to clean stubborn chemicals from environment

Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions but they also have a dark side Once their use life has ended such agents often become environmental contaminants sometimes resistant to bioremediation In a series ... - Read More

Water-cleanup catalysts tackle biomass upgrading

Rice University chemical engineer Michael Wong has spent a decade amassing evidence that palladium gold nanoparticles are excellent catalysts for cleaning polluted water but even he was surprised at how well the particles converted biodiesel ... - Read More

Fecal source tracking in Norwegian water catchments: New methods

The Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research Bioforsk has tested and implemented a set of methods for the detection of fecal pollution in Norwegian watercourses The methods which combine microbial and molecular biological techniques ... - Read More

Seal teeth offer glimpse into the environmental past of Russia's Lake Baikal

March 21 marks World Water Day and a fitting time to consider one of the most unique mammals in Earth's waters The nerpa also known as the Baikal seal is the only seal that lives ... - Read More

Researchers Create Synthetic Version of Heparin for Use in Kidney Patients

Released 2 23 2014 1 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature Chemical BiologyFeb 24 2014 Troy N Y ... - Read More

Uranium (IV) found to be mobile in a natural wetland

Uranium
EPFL researchers studying a natural wetland near a decommissioned uranium mine in Limousin France have shown that under certain circumstances the uranium present in the wetland could be more mobile than previously believed Because they ... - Read More

Scientists ID new catalyst for cleanup of nitrites

Catalyst
Chemical engineers at Rice University have found a new catalyst that can rapidly break down nitrites a common and harmful contaminant in drinking water that often results from overuse of agricultural fertilizers Nitrites and their ... - Read More

Study Finds Tungsten in Aquifer Groundwater Controlled by pH, Oxygen

Released 9 30 2013 2 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Kansas State University more news from this source Saugata Datta785 532 2241sdatta@k state edu Oct 1 2013 MANHATTAN Kan Two Kansas geologists are helping shed new ... - Read More

Steroids may persist longer in the environment than expected

Environment
Assessing the risk posed to aquatic organisms by the discharge of certain steroids and pharmaceutical products into waterways is often based on a belief that as the compounds degrade the ecological risks naturally decline But ... - Read More

New adsorbent is more effective and environmentally friendly for treating wastewater

A novel new adsorbent for removing emerging contaminants from wastewater that is more effective reusable and environmentally friendly has been developed by researchers in Temple University's Water and Environmental Technology WET Center The researchers used ... - Read More

Worldwide ban on flame retardant

Plastics
The flame retardant HBCD may no longer be produced or used This was decided by representatives from over 160 countries in late May at a UN conference on chemicals in Geneva Empa's extensive research on ... - Read More

Potential well water contaminants highest near natural gas drilling

Contaminants, Natural gas, Gas
A new study of 100 private water wells in and near the Barnett Shale showed elevated levels of potential contaminants such as arsenic and selenium closest to natural gas extraction sites according to a team ... - Read More

Nanoscavengers could usher in next generation water purification

Purification
Among its many talents silver is an antibiotic Titanium dioxide is known to glom on to certain heavy metals and pollutants Other materials do the same for salt In recent years environmental engineers have sought ... - Read More

Major Symposium on Arsenic Contamination in Food and Water Supplies

manufacturers stopped adding it to common household products ” Other speakers in the symposium focused on the ongoing problem of arsenic contamination in the 21st century Arsenic occurs naturally in elevated concentrations in the soil ... - Read More
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