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2008-09-09 03:00:21

By Tuncel, Semra G Oztas, Nur Banu; Erduran, M Soner ABSTRACT Air pollution and groundwater pollution in conjunction with agricultural activity were investigated in Antayla province on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. The air pollution was investigated in terms of gas-phase nitric acid (HNO^sub 3^), sulfur dioxide (SO^sub 2^), ammonia (NH^sub 3^), and particulate matter for a 6- month period in the atmosphere using a "filter pack" system, which was developed and optimized in our laboratory....

2008-09-08 15:00:33

By Digging In TRACEY HOBSON For the Journal Q: Having planted several fruit trees this past spring, I'm curious if there is anything I can do now to help get my young trees healthier for the time being? A: There are two things I suggest. First, aim to keep the area the trees are planted in tidy. Rake up and remove any of the dropped fruit and as the season continues, keep raking up all of the leaves the trees drop. Leaving the litter would give bugs and eggs a comfy place...

2008-08-13 18:00:36

By Anonymous The brilliant beamlines of the Australian Synchrotron are finding a host of environmental applications, from studying the chemistry of the upper atmosphere to developing better catalysts for hydrogen production. Detecting and precisely locating specific atoms and molecules is one of the things synchrotrons do best. That makes them very useful for many environmental applications. The Australian Synchrotron's microspectroscopy beamline, for instance, can be used as a probe to...

2008-08-12 15:00:00

By JENNIFER H. CUNNINGHAM, STAFF WRITER High levels of phosphorus in the Passaic River are wreaking havoc on the waterway's already contaminated ecosystem. Phosphorus, flushed into the waterway by sewage treatment plants and storm water drains, is feeding algal blooms so large that they ensnare boats and fishing lines. But that may change, because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a state plan to require treatment plants to cut the amount of phosphorus they flush...

2008-08-08 09:01:18

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/546be2/analysis_of_china) has announced the addition of the "Analysis of China's Phosphorus Chemical Industry 2008" report to their offering. Phosphate ore is the raw material of phosphorus chemical production, which produces yellow phosphorus and phosphate fertilizer. They both consume phosphorus ore accounting for 20% and 80% respectfully. The general definition of phosphorus chemical production including phosphate...

2008-08-05 09:01:06

PhosCan Chemical Corp. (TSX VENTURE: FOS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ian Pritchard as Executive Vice President, Operations and Projects of the Company. Mr. Pritchard was most recently Senior Vice President, Projects for De Beers Canada Inc. where he oversaw the development and engineering for the Victor and Snap Lake diamond mines. Prior to joining De Beers Canada, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager with SNC-Lavalin Engineers & Constructors Inc....

2008-08-03 06:00:23

By James Loewenstein, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Aug. 3--TOWANDA -- OSRAM Sylvania has completed the sale of its Towanda plant, which employs approximately 1,000 people, to a holding company in Austria, the human resources director at the plant said Friday. Friday was the plant's first day under its new owner, the Plansee Group of Reutte, Austria, said Craig Rieder, the director of human resources at the plant. "We are very excited about the whole change," Rieder said. "There are...

2008-08-01 00:06:08

By The Associated Press DES MOINES (AP) - Environmental groups in nine states petitioned the federal government on Wednesday to set and enforce pollution standards in the Mississippi River basin and the Gulf of Mexico.The petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency followed Monday's announcement that the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is the second-largest to date at 8,000 square miles.The dead zone is an area of water where oxygen levels are too low to support marine life. It's...

2008-07-30 03:00:28

By David Fleshler, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 30--The Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Florida have dismally failed in their duty to protect the Everglades from harmful phosphorus washing off sugar farms, vegetable fields and suburban streets, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Alan Gold found the EPA was wrong to approve Florida's highly controversial decision to grant an extension of at least 10 years to farms, cities and other pollution sources...

2008-07-28 12:00:42

By Ian Demsky, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jul. 28--Wriggling tadpoles and baby catfish. Basking turtles. Crawling dragonfly nymphs. To scientist Rob Plotnikoff, these tiny, vulnerable forms of life are signs that Wapato Lake is on its way to recovery two days after being treated with chemicals to fight toxic algae blooms. On Saturday, visitors to the South Tacoma park were left agog as hundreds of dead fish washed up on the troubled lake's shores. "I'm all for cleaning up the...


Latest Phosphorus Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 19:15:16

In chemistry, a phosphate is a polyatomic ion or radical consisting of one phosphorus atom and four oxygen. In the ionic form, it carries a -3 formal charge, and is denoted PO43-. In a biochemical setting, a free phosphate ion in solution is called inorganic phosphate, to distinguish it from phosphates bound in the form of ATP, or perhaps in DNA or RNA. Inorganic phosphate is generally denoted Pi. Inorganic phosphate can be formed by the reactions of ATP, or ADP, with the formation of the...

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