The spill appears to be the third largest in U.S. history
Another huge coal ash spill has polluted a river and currently threatens public drinking water supplies. On Feb. 3, Duke Energy reported that it spilled between 50,000 to 82,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River near Eden, N.C. Coal ash is the waste left after burning coal in a power plant.
MIOX technology continues to bring cost-reduction and safety to industrial markets
MIOX Corp. signed a distribution agreement with Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies for cooling tower water treatment, wastewater reuse, industrial water treatment and downstream oil and gas water applications. This partnership marks a major milestone for both Veolia and MIOX.
Clearitas removes scale, kills bacteria, reduces chlorine demand in utility and commercial water systems
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded U.S. Patent 8,518,270 directed to methods encompassing use of the Blue Earth Labs’ Clearitas (formerly RE-Ox) scale-control solution. This patent, the 10th one held or acquired by the company, broadens the exclusive rights obtained by the previously granted U.S.
The new Pot Perm Plus formula is more soluble and effective in converting dissolved iron and manganese to insoluble oxides, which can be easily removed through filtration. The product regenerates and oxidizes greensand iron filter media, with no change in dosage or settings on iron filters needed. It is formulated with the company’s goal of sustainable life-cycle management.
Runoff samples needed from houses in Port Townsend, Wash., with roofs made with composite material
A storm water runoff study is being sought by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. The center is working alongside University of Washington Center for Urban Waters (UW) scientists who want to study the toxic chemicals that run from roofs.
Center personnel have been seeking roofs from houses that have been built or otherwise reroofed with composite roofing material. The houses should have been roofed in the last three years and ought possess metal rain gutters to keep the study consistent.
Axeon Water Technologies features a range of economical and high-quality membrane chemicals that are specially formulated to treat a variety of feedwater conditions for commercial and industrial applications. The membrane chemicals are compatible with all brands and types of RO, NF and UF membranes. They provide antiscaling and antifouling capabilities to prolong the life of membranes and are certified under ANSI/NSF Standard 60 for drinking water production.
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GE and SI will collect the contaminated liquid waste and send it off site for disposal
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the General Electric Co. (GE) and SI Group Inc. (formerly Schenectady Chemical) to collect and properly dispose of contaminated groundwater and liquid leaching from the Dewey Loeffel landfill that is threatening several nearby drinking water wells.
Many adverse ecological effects have been attributed to pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) and endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), but it is not clear what risk they pose to human health. In the past, water was known to contain these chemicals, but the exact amount was difficult to quantify. Recently, these chemicals have gained much more attention.
Treatment solutions for chemicals affecting human health