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2009-05-29 10:14:41

Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) have been found in sewage sludge, a by-product of waste-water treatment frequently used as a fertilizer. Researchers writing in the open access journal Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica point out the danger of antibiotic resistance genes passing into the human food chain. Leena Sahlström, from the Finnish Food safety Authority, worked with a team of researchers from the Swedish National Veterinary Institute to study sewage sludge from a waste-water...

2009-05-07 10:00:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With the rapid evolution of some industrial sectors and the introduction of tighter legislations, the sludge treatment equipment markets in Brazil are witnessing steady growth. Despite the economic downturn, the market is expected to become more competitive, and opportunities have been unfolding for key participants and new entrants. As market dynamics become more complex with emerging niche demands, equipment manufacturers are striving to...

2009-04-01 08:37:43

The AZTI-Tecnalia technological centre, experts in food research, have put a biogas plant into operation in order to investigate novel systems of sustainable energy production based on the use of waste and sub-products from the food industry. This new plant exploits the enormous potential of obtaining biogas from the organic matter contained in agricultural food waste, and will help the food industry to reduce the environmental impact caused by organic waste.The plant, located at the...

2009-03-31 07:30:00

- Florida Facility Accounts for Over 56% of 2008 Revenue and 55,000 of Total Processed Biosolids Tonnage for 2008 - - Company Hopes to Expand Capacity From This Facility in 2009 - TOLEDO, Ohio, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- N-Viro International Corporation, (OTC Bulletin Board: NVIC.OB), an environmental and materials operating company that owns patented technologies to convert various types of waste into beneficial reuse products, including the renewable biofuel N-Viro Fuel(TM) and...

2009-02-13 14:46:59

Officials said an Illinois sludge recycling factory will be non-operational for about 10 months while new filters are installed to weed out human hair. Jai Gupta, the North Shore Sanitary District's director of engineering services, said the $50 million sludge recycling facility in Zion, Ill., is non-operational because sludge filters at the district's three sewage treatment plants are allowing human hair to pass through and jam the recycling equipment, which is designed to convert the sludge...

2009-02-12 11:16:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger reported today that no structural problems have been discovered after the first round of re-inspections were completed at 11 coal waste impoundments across the state. Hanger ordered the immediate inspection of 41 high-hazard waste impoundments after two coal ash impoundments in Tennessee collapsed in late December. The findings, according to Hanger, should reassure the public that...

2009-02-03 10:00:00

Protest Takes Place as Massey Energy Prepares to Blast Coal River Mountain; TheCLEAN.org Joins Local Groups in Calling for More Study of Risks at CRM, Other Sites Posing Kingsport-Like Dangers PETTUS, W.Va., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plans to start blasting as part of the mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining operation on West Virginia's Coal River Mountain could compromise an eight-billion-gallon coal sludge dam that is roughly 10 times bigger than the coal ash dam that was breached...

2009-01-20 07:39:00

Frost & Sullivan to Host Quarterly Analyst Briefing on Environmental and Building Technologies on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan will host a live briefing on Wednesday, January 28, at 11:00 AM EST to provide industry participants an analysis of the opportunities in the Sludge Treatment Market. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) Sludge Treatment Equipment market in Brazil is experiencing...

2009-01-16 06:45:00

Environmentally Sustainable, Economically Viable MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of process innovation in original equipment manufacturing (OEM)/system integration for biosolids management, Frost & Sullivan recognizes EnerTech Environmental, Inc. with the 2008 Global Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence of the Year Award for its patented SlurryCarb(TM) process. SlurryCarb(TM) has been recognized and supported by the Environmental Protection...

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2009-01-15 08:25:00

The federal government may soon begin regulating the disposal of some wastes from coal-fired power plants thanks to a bill filed on the heels of a major U.S. coal ash spill. The legislation, proposed by House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall, would set federal standards for the design, construction, and upkeep of coal ash impoundments. The measure is in response to the collapse of an earthen dike at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston coal-fired power...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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