Navigation Links
University of Houston researcher receives grant to study water pollutants
Date:6/7/2011

A University of Houston environmental engineer will test parts of Galveston Bay for toxic chemicals in an effort to help state officials determine the best way to handle those pollutants.

Hanadi Rifai will conduct the Galveston Bay research project through a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) grant that is an extension of an award she received last fall for similar research in the Houston Ship Channel. The latest grant increases the total amount awarded for this research to $500,000.

Specifically, Rifai will test certain bodies of water for dioxins, which are highly toxic byproducts of many industrial processes, and polychlorinated biphenyl's, or PCBs, a class of chemical compounds used in many commercial applications until their production was banned in the U.S. in 1979.

"These pollutants are nasty 21st-century realities that we have to deal with," Rifai said. "They present a complex challenge because they're in the air, in the soil and in the water. The pathway of exposure in this particular case is by ingesting contaminated seafood."

Rifai and her research team will gather water, sediment and marine life samples at various locations in the ship channel and Galveston Bay to identify the source of pollutants and areas in the water and sediment with high concentrations of dioxins and PCBs. Additionally, researchers will determine concentrations of these pollutants in the tissues of marine life, with a focus on prized species such as trout and croaker.

Their findings likely will be used by the TCEQ to determine the best way to manage these pollutants. Possible actions include bioremediation techniques that essentially neutralize the harmful chemicals and commercial fishing bans in certain areas. Sediment removal is also a possibility, Rifai said, though that method has stirred up pollutants in the sediment in certain areas, resulting in more harmful chemicals being released into the water.

By expanding this research effort,
'/>"/>

Contact: Laura Tolley
ljtolley@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Clemson University research team to lead accessible voting technology project
2. Group led by Hebrew University professor chosen as Israeli Center for Research Excellence
3. Indiana University neuroscientists map a new target to wipe pain away
4. New University of Houston research study links job stress in teachers to student achievement
5. Medicare improved Canadian doctors salaries: Queens University study
6. Hebrew University researchers show octopuses make some pretty good moves
7. 3 University of Houston students chosen as Albert Schweitzer Fellows
8. Yale and Rush University scientists receive Sanberg Awards from ASNTR
9. Thomas Jefferson University and hospitals tasked to find new radiation drugs
10. Hebrew University researchers demonstrate why DNA breaks down in cancer cells
11. Boston University researchers validate important roles of iPSCs in regenerative medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 23, 2015 VogueQueen is a seasoned ... prices and many designers are thrilled to have it lead ... announces its new collection of prom dresses for the global ... drive the strategic vision and he focuses on continuing the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota ... it means to “Live Fearless.” , The “Faces ... their stories about how they or someone they know has ... living in the moment. By telling these types of stories ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... up today at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show to ... lady and incredible female amateur golfer, Arlene McKitrick. The ... career female amateur golf tournament win. She won her ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new ... commercial auto insurance policy . , Auto insurance quotes ... It is no longer necessary to call an agent or ... available online on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Joan Lunden, award-winning American journalist, beloved television ... 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference planned ... (PER®) , shares that “a fast-growing, virulent” cancer in ... had not followed up her clean mammogram with an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6
... BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 9 Hooper Holmes,(Amex: ... its 50,000th participant,screening for health and wellness companies, ... to the screening of groups and,individuals, the gathering ... "This milestone, and the rapid rate at ...
... World Diabetes Day is,November 14, 2007 and Lifestyle ... of the 12-Day Stopping Diabetes Program series in ... 2 diabetes, this,program focuses on intensive lifestyle change ... Dr. Stuart Seale, medical director for the Stopping ...
... to limit heart-tissue damage during a heart attack will ... Paresh Dandona, M.D., Ph.D., University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor ... in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. ... U.S. and Latin America will be recruited to participate ...
... NEW YORK (Nov. 9, 2007) -- Hispanics in the ... population and have worse outcomes in some cases, according ... seek treatment only after developing more advanced disease. Reasons ... include a combination of socioeconomic factors and genetic variations. ...
... way of preventing deaths and severe complications arising from ... concludes research published ahead of print in Archives of ... and others likely to be at risk of contracting ... the UK. But vaccination programmes for children have been ...
... Britons has sex with a new partner while overseas, ... Sexually Transmitted Infections. , And they are apparently opting ... that this minimises the chances of HIV infection, but ... transmitted infections. , The findings are based on interviews ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hooper Holmes Marks 50,000 Health and Wellness Screenings 2Health News:New Sedona Stopping Diabetes Program 2Health News:Landmark trial to evaluate cardioprotective properties of insulin 2Health News:New study questions disparities in vascular surgery among Hispanics 2Health News:Chicken pox vaccination should be introduced for children in the UK 2Health News:1 in 5 young Britons has sex with someone new while abroad 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ) is investigating potential ... ("Advaxis" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ADXS ), ... to shareholders. On January 21, 2015, an ... Advaxis had misrepresented the clinical data for its ADXS-HPV ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... available for sale, The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is a ... by cushioning the ankle from an inversion or "roll." ... of any shoe type and allows the user to ... against sprains. With customers in physical therapy, podiatry, and ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015 Cord Blood America, Inc. ( www.cordblood-america.com ... the "Company")  filed a Preliminary Proxy Statement, Schedule 14A, with ... and provides an update for shareholders detailing why a "YES" ... Dear Shareholders, As we reflect upon ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4
... Feb. 19 Joseph F. Finn, Jr.,CPA, the ... announced,today the design of a clinical trial to ... approved antibiotics. Rifalazil, the,most potent anti-chlamydial agent that ... treatment option for Chlamydia STD. The insidious aspect,of ...
... landscape of scientific,publications strategy, planning and delivery is ... global publications groups are fully,located in the marketing ... groups to increase clinical presentation, according to a ... a benchmarking study that included such influential companies ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ActivBiotics Outlines a Clinical Path Forward to Examine if Rifalazil Is Superior to Azithromycin in the Treatment of Chlamydia STD 2Industry Executives Finding Value in Shift of Scientific Publications 2
... is improved CNBT technology, which relieves the practitioner ... 15 minutes. HOPE allows you the ability to ... administration couldn't be easier, with a length of ... can turn the HOPE nebulizer into an inexpensive ...
... Thera-Mist® Air Entrainment Nebulizers deliver particulate ... range for your chronic secretion patients. For ... with your existing supply of sterile water., ... operates at FiO2's of 20-50% with a ...
Rotary Piston Mini Nebulizer...
Lumitex® LightMat® Surgical Illuminator improves visualization in deep cavity surgery. Flexible and malleable, it attaches easily to most retractors, bringing bright, cool area lighting where...
Medicine Products: