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2014-03-10 12:22:47

BURNABY, British Columbia, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising demand for fresh water along with stringent regulations by governments to reduce untreated wastewater disposal are driving demand for water and wastewater treatment chemicals Water treatment is carried out to make water usable for water intensive industries and domestic drinking purposes. The process requires use of effective and efficient chemicals such as scale and corrosion inhibitors, coagulants and...

2014-03-06 08:32:42

NEW YORK, March. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Environmental Pollution Control Equipment Markets in ChinaChina's demand for environmental pollution control equipment has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry...

2014-03-05 23:31:59

Annual awards ceremony honors employee excellence, plant safety and plant innovation and management. Dedication to "PureKnowledge" empowers employee excellence and innovation in resource recovery and plant operations. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 At the January meeting of the California Water Environment Association’s (CWEA) San Diego Section, the Encina Wastewater Authority (EWA) was honored with several awards for employee achievement, safety and facility operations....

2014-03-03 12:26:32

New research shows e-cigarette usage bans have been based on irrelevant reasoning and are completely unnecessary. In the long run, e-cigarette usage bans will be bad for public health. TUSTIN, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For the first time research comparing contaminants from secondhand e-cigarette vapor with those of human breath emissions and outdoor air of Los Angeles has just been released. City councils across the country are attempting to ban use of...

2014-03-03 12:26:20

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the final tier 3 motor vehicle emission and fuel standards released by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100204/TFAHLOGO "TFAH is pleased the EPA issued final tier 3 motor vehicle emissions and fuel standards. There's no question that reducing the amount of sulfur in...

2014-02-28 23:04:22

Smog from oversea factories and drought conditions in the Southwest US are causing serious air pollution concerns for millions of Americans. APEC offers air purification solutions for a growing global air quality problem that knows no borders. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 The air quality in the western United States has seen better days. According to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, air pollution from manufacturing plants...

2014-02-28 12:23:53

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog has called for a state investigation of the cleanup of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco for large amounts of soil that may have been dug up in a radioactively impacted parcel without being checked for contamination and then sent off site for possible disposal in landfills unlicensed to take low-level radioactive waste. "We want the state to immediately halt all trucking of this soil until it...

2014-02-27 08:23:41

DUBLIN, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p347nw/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International and Chinese Sewage Treatment Industry" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) 'Concise Analysis of the International and Chinese Sewage Treatment Industry', is a professional and in-depth research report on the international sewage...

2014-02-26 16:26:48

DUBLIN, February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dr6v3h/flue_gas) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Market - Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dr6v3h/flue_gas ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) FGD systems are utilized to extract harmful sulfur dioxide...

2014-02-21 08:20:06

FleetServ now offers its customers the complete ESW Group product line, including ESW CleanTech, ThermaCat and XtrmCat line of advanced diesel emissions control devices SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FleetServ, a leader in the diesel emissions industry, today announced a new partnership with ESW Group, a manufacturer of premium diesel particulate filters (DPFs). This partnership will enable FleetServ to begin offering its customers the complete line of ESW Group...


Latest Pollution Reference Libraries

Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'