Personal Injury Attorneys Contemplate Toxic Evidence in the Death of 3 Men in New York
...ansfer plant in Jamaica, Queens. All three apparently suffocated after falling into a manhole-sized, 18-foot deep well filled with four feet of liquid sludge
and deadly hydrogen sulfide gas. The first man fell by accident while trying to vacuum the putrid well. The other two men died, one after another, in ...
Frost & Sullivan: The Brazilian Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Market Set to Double Within the Next Seven Years
... legislation on sewage treatment is particularly expected to offer opportunities for biological secondary treatment, nutrient removal systems and also sludge
International institutions such as World Bank are contributing to investments made by federal and local governments. These i...
Cadmium Exposure Tied to Lung Disease
...dmium through secondhand smoke, by eating contaminated foods, or in the workplace. Cadmium is widely used in batteries and pigments, and is present in sludge
and crop fertilizers, the researchers said.
Cadmium is difficult for the body to expel, because the kidneys tend to retain cadmium, which is recycl...
China Healthcare Acquisition Corp Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Europe Asia Huadu Environment Holding Pte, Ltd.
biomembrane technology, the company manufactures water and sludge
equipment for sale in China and abroad. The company also provides
construction and engineering services for water and sludge
projects in China. Its subsidiary, Europe Asia Huadu (Yixing) Env...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- June 18, 2008
Joel Pedersen and colleagues used laboratory experiments with simulated wastewater treatment to show that prions can be recovered from wastewater sludge
after 20 days, remaining in the "biosolids," a byproduct of sewage treatment sometimes used to fertilize farm fields.
Although emphasizing that pri...
SEC Complaint Lodged Against Chevron for Hiding $10 Billion Liability in Ecuador
...e this year, the Ecuador lawsuit accuses Chevron of
digging close to 1,000 open-air waste pits in the rainforest and filling
them with toxic-laden oil sludge
that has leeched into the soil and
groundwater. The company is also accused of dumping 18 billion gallons of
toxic wastewater into rainforest waterway...
Common Environmental Chemicals Hamper Ovary Development in Foetus
...nic fertiliser, while the treatment group was grazing digested human sewage sludge
fields, before and during pregnancy.
Researchers found that ovaries... that the ovaries from the foetuses where the mother was grazing the sewage sludge
fields contained fewer eggs and also a number of protein abnormalities. The...
Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation
...River or in the open wasteland.
Kalidass, an environmentalist, says: 'The agricultural lands will slowly become desert because of this sludge. sludge
will kill all the microorganisms in the earth. They will also contaminate water sources in the surroundings.'
Environmentalists concerned over...
Insilico Studies on Chlorine Eating Bacteria
...onducted on those bacteria by cornell researchers using computer models.
Bacteria called Dehalococcoides ethenogenes, discovered in Ithaca sewage sludge
in 1997 by James Gossett, Cornell professor of civil and environmental engineering, and isolated and studied by Stephen Zinder, Cornell professor of m...
sludge in Medical Dictionary
... Dental cavity , damage to the structure of teeth. Body cavity , a fluid filled space in many animals where ... Cavity sludge
metal band from Miami, Florida. ... As the enamel and dentin are destroyed, the cavity becomes more noticeable. ... a b c MedlinePlus Encyclop...
sludge in Biological News
Adding high doses of sludge to neutralize soil acidity not advisable
This release is available in Spanish .
obtained from water purification plants can be reused, as fertiliser for soils, for example or to reduce their acidity. The main aim of this University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) PhD research thesis was to study the effects of the applica...
Better sludge through metagenomics
Few stop to consider the consequences of their daily ablutions, the washing of clothes, the watering of lawns, and the flush of a toilet. However, wastewater treatment--one of the cornerstones of modern civilization--is the largest microbially-mediated biotechnology process on the planet. When it...
... They have now used acclimation and enrichment techniques to ferment adequate quantities of the active microbe, which was obtained from the activated sludge
from a wastewater treatment plant. It was enriched and acclimated by incubating activated sludge. This involves cultivating the microbes in a solution...
NOAA report calls flame retardants concern to US coastal ecosystems
... runoff and municipal waste incineration and sewage outflows. Other pathways include leaching from aging consumer products, land application of sewage sludge
as bio-solids, industrial discharges and accidental spills.
NOAA and the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project have recently held meet...
Great Lake's sinkholes host exotic ecosystems
The scientists report that some deep sinkholes act as catch basins for dead and decaying plant and animal matter and collect a soft black sludge
of sediment topped by a bacterial film. In the oxygen-depleted water, cyanobacteria carry out photosynthesis using sulfur compounds rather than water ...
State fund advances titanium powder research, 9 other Iowa State projects
...Solutions Inc. of Ames to develop a continuous process that uses high temperatures and a combination of catalysts to convert waste plastics, crude oil sludge
and tar sand into diesel fuel and other useful products.
$125,550 to Jesse Goff, a professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary M...
Cleaning heavily polluted water at a fraction of the cost
...rowth of undesirable bacteria and problems with the waste disposal of toxic sludge
produced in the process, if it isn't properly monitored.
"The cost of t...unds and their degradation, and analyse the composition and toxicity of the sludge
produced by the system.
A Swedish high-technology SME, Exposmeter, deve...
MSU biofilms research helps set standards for everyday products
...e extremely common communities of bacteria that form on most wet surfaces. They range from the plaque on teeth to the slime on streamside rocks to the sludge
that clogs pipes.
Most biofilms are harmless, but some have been linked to ailments such as urinary tract infections, gingivitis and infections ar...
Drinking water in Gaza Strip contaminated with high levels of nitrate
... causes of the nitrate contamination in the groundwater, followed by sewage sludge
and artificial fertilizers. This was revealed by the isotope ratios of nitr...g a mass spectrometer. "The lower 15N nitrogen isotope values in the sewage sludge
indicate that the nitrate in the Gaza groundwater comes primarily from manu...
Dioxin risk in soil and plant tissues after long-term biosolids application
...strict has on-going research to investigate the trend of dioxins levels in biosolids over time. The USEPA's 2001 Dioxins Update to the National Sewage sludge
Survey indicated that dioxins levels in biosolids have declined since the last USEPA survey in 1988. This downward trend is expected to continue due t...
sludge in Biological Technology
Ricardo Launches Consortium to Evaluate Lubricant Challenges of Future Low Carbon Engine Technologies
...d specific power; tolerance to increasing volumes of exhaust gas recirculation in combustion systems (with consequent issues for soot in oil, wear and sludge
formation); the chemical impacts on lubricants of biofuel dilution; advanced component designs and new material applications, and; the drive towards t...
EMcision Announces 510(k) Clearance of the Habib EndoHPB, its Novel Bipolar RF Device for the Palliation of Biliary and Pancreatic Tumours
... (RF) catheter that allows for:
1) Destruction of biliary tumours prior to stent insertion: Currently, endoscopic plastic stents become clogged by sludge
or by tumour pressure narrowing the stent lumen, necessitating regular changing of the stent. Use of the Habib™ EndoHPB prior to stent insertion...
N-Viro Fuel Technology Receives Alternative Energy Status From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
N-Viro's patented processes use lime and/or mineral-rich, combustion
byproducts to treat, pasteurize, immobilize and convert wastewater sludge
other bio-organic wastes into biomineral agricultural and soil-enrichment
products with real market value; or into alternative fuel for burning in...
NanoLogix Inc. Announces Joint Development With CL Solutions and First Sales of Rapid Detection Kits
...of the economics of a potential
second-generation installation. Wastewater treatment facility bioreactor
research and development, utilizing activated sludge
as feedstock, will
proceed with the focus on Ohio treatment facilities due to logistical and
operational benefits to the company.
N-Viro International Corporation Announces Dismissal of Lawsuit Against It
...mbustion byproducts to treat, pasteurize,
immobilize and convert wastewater sludge
and other bio-organic wastes into
biomineral agricultural and soil-enrichme...se described herein. For example, while the Company believes that trends
treatment are moving in favor of the Company's technology, such
trends may ...
NanoLogix Inc. Announces Historical First in Energy Generation With Bioreactor-Produced Hydrogen at Welch's
...008 we intend to begin bioreactor
construction at the Erie Wastewater Treatment Plant for the extraction of
hydrogen from their protein-rich activated sludge
waste stream." About NanoLogix, Inc. NanoLogix is a leading innovator in the research, development, and
commercialization of nano-biotechnologies, a...
Exclusive WTN Interview with Don Williamson
... reductions in problems such as odors, grease, and sludge
production along with major improvements in treatm... eliminate significant qualifies of bacteria-laden sludge
that would otherwise be discharged into waterways or spread on sludge
farms. Were closer to a biotech company because we...
CTT - Bridging the states entrepreneurial gap
...n gallons a day.
Not only does his system have the potential to cut in half the amount of time it takes to treat waste, but, it could eliminate the sludge
byproduct altogether, he says. Another demonstration of Schlagers technology is being installed at the Fox River Plant in Brookfield, which helps redu...
Wisconsin scientists to be recognized for innovative biofuel technology
...llowed the economical conversion of biofuels into fuel and hydrogen. Biofuelsbasically vegetable carbohydratescan range from cheese whey to paper mill sludge
and corn and wood waste, of which there is plenty.
The process uses less energy than other methods, and produces minimal carbon dioxide, which is c...
Summer venture investments total $18 million for Wisconsin start ups
...nounced earlier this month. The beneficiary will be Aquarius Technologies , a Port Washington company that has developed a new technology to elminate sludge
produced in the waste water treatment process. The bulk of that money, $6.5 million, will be invested by L. Capital Partners , which is based in New ...
sludge in Biological Dictionary
... enzymes secreted ... the role that hydrolytic enzymes play in sewage sludge
... of hydrolytic enzyme systems in pure culture and activated sludge
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...cling biomass for fuel and other uses ... In general, biomass can include anything that is not a fossil fuel that can be ... Tires and sewage sludge
are rarely, but sometimes, included as biomass fuels. ... Seeks ways to facilitate expanded use of biomass resources for the production of rene...