Navigation Links
American Chemical Society’s Weekly PressPac -- May 7, 2008
Date:5/12/2008

doi.org/10.1021/ja800894n

CONTACT:
Lei Wang, Ph.D.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, California 92037
Phone: 858-453-4100, ext. 1974
Fax: 858-597-0855
Email: lwang@salk.edu


ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Microwave zapping kills invasive species before the invasion
Environmental Science & Technology

Scientists in Louisiana are reporting development and successful testing of a new cost-effective system to kill unwanted plants and animals that hitch a ride to the United States in the ballast water of merchant ships. These so-called invasive species, such as the notorious zebra mussel, devastate native organisms and infrastructure and cost taxpayers billions of dollars annually. The study is scheduled for the June 1 issue of ACS Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal.

In the study, Dorin Boldor and colleagues point out that invasive species often travel in ballast tanks of international cargo ships. Ships pump sea water into these tanks for stability when a vessel leaves port with little or no cargo. They dump the water at their destination along with zebra mussels, Asian clams and other organisms that may pose environmental risks.

The new study describes development and laboratory-scale tests of a continuous microwave system which, much like a kitchen microwave oven, used heat to inactivate zooplankton, algae, and oyster larvae in salt water. Researchers found that a 30-second zap, followed by a 200-second holding period, removed all marine life. Boldor noted that the high heating rates, low operating costs, and effectiveness in hazy water distinguish it from conventional heating methods. JS

ARTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Design and Implementation of a Continuous Microwave Heating System for Ballast Water Treatment

DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ARTICLE '/>"/>

Contact: Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Related biology news :

1. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- April 30, 2008
2. Highlights from the May 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
3. US Patent Office rejects companys claim for bean commonly grown by Latin American farmers
4. UMass Medical Schools Craig Mello elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
5. Nobel laureate Dr. Linda Buck elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences 2008 Class of Fellows
6. UTSA hosts North American Energy Summit May 1-2
7. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- April 23, 2008
8. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
9. American College of Medical Genetics makes genetic testing recommendations in new policy statement
10. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- April 16, 2008
11. Three Dimensional Visualization of Right Ventricle Provides Important Information for Treatment of Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot, According to a Study in The American Journal of Cardiology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
American Chemical Society’s Weekly PressPac -- May 7, 2008
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 The Defense Logistics Agency is ... detect and prevent counterfeit microcircuits from entering into ... started performing an in-house microcircuit anti-counterfeit initiative dubbed ... of purchased microcircuits while increasing their reliability throughout ... will be conducted at DLA,s Electronics Product Test ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019" report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 One major trend upcoming ... medical sensors in biomedical applications. Chemical sensors help ... correct diagnosis during surgical procedures. The Global Chemical ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 09, 2014 Research ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/twhjll/biometrics_market ) ... Market in the APAC Region 2015-2019"  report to ... emerging in this market is advances in technology. ... to upgrade biometric solutions to the latest standard ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3Global Chemical Sensor Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Abbott Laboratories, Bayer, Hoffmann La-Roche, Johnson & Johnson, NGK Spark Plugs and Robert Bosch 2Biometrics Market in the APAC Region 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2
... one of the immune system,s key weapons against infection ... biliary atresia in infants, a disease where blocked bile ducts ... Cincinnati Children,s Hospital Medical Center also report that blocking a ... damage and may be a way to treat the most ...
... , , , ... Shopper Insights Conference, Perception Research Services International (PRS) and EmSense ... packaging research studies. The companies presented findings from a ... EmSense,s EmGear(TM) EEG unit to link package viewing patterns with ...
... The new research study led by scientists at ... that by improving overall ocean health, corals are better ... rising sea temperatures force corals to expel their symbiotic ... that is expected to increase in frequency as global ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists link immune system's natural killer cells to infant liver disease 2PRS And EmSense Partner To Integrate Bio-Sensory Measures In Packaging Research Studies 2Scripps-led study shows ocean health plays vital role in coral reef recovery 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Md. , Dec. 24, 2014  United ... today that Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ... implantable drug infusion system (including a newly developed ... (treprostinil) Injection delivered intravenously to patients with ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... “Preparative & Process Chromatography Market ... (Columns, Solvents, Buffers, Valves, Guages, Seals), Accessories, Services, ... Forecasts to 2019” provides a detailed overview of ... trends, and strategies impacting the preparative and process ... of the revenue and share analysis. , ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... On Friday, December 19, 2014, ... Omnibus and Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act of 2015, ... condition eligible to receive funding through the Congressionally ... Department of Defense (DoD). The Hydrocephalus Association (HA), ... Hill, is celebrating this victory for the over ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... The report expects global cell isolation and expansion market ... a carefully analyzed data about the vital drivers, restraints, ... Full Copy of Report @ http://bit.ly/1yUxy0T , ... expansion will keep witnessing growth at an impressive CAGR ... driven by rapid technological advancements, government funding and investments, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 2Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 3Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 4Rare Brain Condition Now Eligible for Department of Defense Research Dollars 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3
... The Netherlands , April 27, 2010 Immunovo,BV, a ... recent insights in oncology to develop novel,therapeutics, secures seed funding from Dutch ... , ... - Immunovo BV, a new,biotechnology company developing a novel technology platform ...
... Biotechnology Product Projects , , ... PARK, Md. , April 27 The Maryland Biotechnology Center, the ... and strengthen the state,s bioscience community, has enabled biotechnology product development projects to ... support. , , , ...
... Gage R&R of ... ... reports of quality failures in both the medical device and automotive industries, InterTech Development Company ... entire assembly and test systems, not just instruments. Having been called in to solve ...
Cached Biology Technology:Immunovo BV- A New Biotechnology Company is Announced 2Maryland Biotechnology Center Supports $270,000 in MIPS Projects 2Maryland Biotechnology Center Supports $270,000 in MIPS Projects 3Maryland Biotechnology Center Supports $270,000 in MIPS Projects 4Maryland Biotechnology Center Supports $270,000 in MIPS Projects 5InterTech Service to Counter Widely Reported Problems in Automotive, Medical Device and Other Industries Requiring Rigorous Quality Standards 2
Bethyl Laboratories packages antibodies, conjugates and calibrators to provide quantitative ELISA kits. Each kit contains the following components, sufficient for 1000 single well assays....
Request Info...
Bethyl Laboratories packages antibodies, conjugates and calibrators to provide quantitative ELISA kits. Each kit contains the following components, sufficient for 1000 single well assays....
... and IHC Protocol Development ,Antibody Titer ... in Animal or Human Cells and ... and Tissues ,Peroxidase, Alkaline Phosphatase, Immunogold, ... Electron Microscopy ,Protein Localization in Transgenic ...
Biology Products: