CALL FOR PAPERS****CALL FOR PAPERS***CALL FOR PAPERS****. Water, Air and Soil Pollution invites excellent, scholarly reviews. In particular, the journal welcomes reviews on the following topics: · Flooding and pollution. · Emerging methods of pollution analysis. · Pollution and public health. · Agriculture and pollution. · Pollution in the Arctic. · Pollution bioremediation. · Novel solutions to environmental pollution. · Aquatic, coastal and marine pollution. · Pollution and climate change. · Pollution and an increasing human population. · Extreme weather events and pollution. · Molecular approaches to environmental pollution research. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Jack Trevors, at [email protected] to discuss your review proposal. NEWS! Effective 2013, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution changed its publication structure to a new publication model: Continuous Article Publishing. This means that papers will be published immediately after acceptance in a volume/issue. For more ...
Soil pollution includes any chemicals or contaminants that harm plant or animal species. These pollutants decrease soil quality, disturb the soils...
Conservation Currents, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, Feb 2004). Polluted soil poses a severe problem for both ecosystem health and land development. Because soil lies at the confluence of many natural systems, soil pollution can be spread to other parts of the natural environment. Groundwater, for instance, percolates through the soil and can carry the soil pollutants into streams, rivers, wells and drinking water. Erosion can create the same problem. Plants growing on polluted soil may contain harmful levels of pollutants themselves, and this can be passed on to the animals and people that eat them. Dust blown from polluted soil can be inhaled directly by passersby. Additionally, in an urban setting such as Fairfax County, polluted soil makes valuable open land unusable for parks, recreation or commercial development.. Despite the benefits of cleaning polluted soil, remediation often never takes place because of the cost and effort of the work. Both soil minerals and ...
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On March 17, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Land and Resources released the first-ever results of a nationwide soil pollution survey that took place from 2005 to 2013.
By B.DULGUUN. The public should stay alert of soil-borne diseases because the risks of flood and soil pollution is increasing as the weather becomes warmer, warns experts.. Doctors say that a large number of people are infected with intestinal infectious diseases such as diarrhea and dysentery in early April as a result of floods, water contamination and soil pollution. They call this period "the infectious disease season".. Soil-related diseases are extremely harmful, particularly to the health of children. However, most people arent aware of its cause, consequences or ways to prevent it. Government agencies conduct research and study on this issue, but the public still remains ignorant as they are not being informed about the findings.. The General Agency of Specialized Inspection, Mongolian Academy of Sciences Institute of Geography and Public Health Institute, and others have already studied soil pollution. The study shows that the main cause of soil pollution are the increasing number of ...
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Metals released by the extraction with aqua regia, EDTA, dilute HCl and sequential extraction (SE) by the BCR protocol were studied in urban soils of Sevilla, Torino, and Glasgow. By multivariate analysis, the amounts of Cu, Pb and Zn liberated by any method were statistically associated with one another, whereas other metals were not. The mean amounts of all metals extracted by HCl and by SE were well correlated, but SE was clearly underestimated by HCl. Individual data for Cu, Pb and Zn by both methods were correlated only if each city was considered separately. Other metals gave poorer relationships. Similar conclusions were reached comparing EDTA and HCl, with much lower values for EDTA. Dilute HCl extraction cannot thus be recommended for general use as alternative to BCR SE in urban soils.. ...
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Remediation of metal-contaminated soils and waters using nanoparticles is highly limited by their strong tendency to aggregate in soil solution and natural water. In order to enhance the remediation of Hg0-contaminated soil solution and groundwater by Se nanoparticles (SeNPs), the effects of extracellular polymeric
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There are a lot of eco-pros and cons to using synthetic turf. In this particular situation, where the garden is sunken one floor below the street, and very little light is able to penetrate the area, the synthetic turf is just about the only green solution for a true, clean play surface. Also, in this application, we dont have to worry about the one con usually brought up - that it gets hot. Here, that isnt a problem.. Also on the plus side, the material is made from recycled plastic and held in place by recycled tire "crumbs." A two-stroke engine, the kind in lawn mowers, creates significantly more pollution than a car (since there is no catalytic converter), so with synthetic turf, that carbon load is eliminated. The surface is pervious and yet sheds water, if properly installed with 6 to 12 inches of drainage media beneath.. On the down side, synthetic turf can get hot and it doesnt put oxygen back into the air. Its not the right thing in all cases, but it is the groovy eco-solution in ...
Soccer and football games at Palo Altos high schools will likely take place on synthetic turf next fall, following a school board vote late in Tuesday nights meeting to accept an anonymous donation.
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Phytoextraction has been proven effective at a brownfields site in Trenton, New Jersey for remediation of lead-contaminated shallow soils (Blaylock et al., 1996). Approximately 50% of the lead was removed from the surface soil (~ 700 mg/kg) in order to achieve clean-up standards (400 mg/kg) in one year using Brassica juncea, a relative of the mustard family. For phytoextraction to be effective, one needs vigorously growing plants (and 3 tons dry matter/acre-yr), an easily harvestable aboveground portion, and a plant that accumulates large amounts of metals (~ 1000 mg/kg) in aboveground biomass. To achieve clean-up within three to five years, the plant must accumulate about ten times the level in soil (for example, if the level in soil is 500 mg/kg, then the concentration in the plant must be almost 5000 mg/kg to clean-up the soil in a few years). Some sites have metals that are bioavailable while others do not. Generally, cadmium, nickel, zinc, arsenic, and copper are relatively bioavailable ...
van Oene H & de Vries W (1994). Comparison of measured and simulated changes in base cation amounts using a one-layer and a multi-layer soil acidification model. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 72 (1-4): 41-65. DOI:10.1007/BF01257116. ...
Cause Soil pollution results from the buildup of contaminants, toxic compounds, radioactive materials, salts, chemicals and cancer-causing agents. Amal Alghamdi 346 MIC
Phytoremediation is the use of plants to clean up contaminated soil and water. The pollutants can be stored in the plant (phytoextraction), volatized by the plant (phytovolatization) or metabolized by plant derived-enzymes (phytodegradation). Click on the type of phytoremediation you wish to observe.
By Jenifer McKim / New England Journal of Invest. Reporting /May,9 2015 Artificial turf fields, cushioned with recycled crushed tires and increasingly in demand for US athletic complexes, are getting some serious pushback.In Swampscott last week, town meeting members approved
State Sen. Jerry Hill has proposed a bill that would stop funding for synthetic fields from being built in schools, parks, stadiums and other recreational places until further studies determine whether they are safe.
There are regions in the world where the mineral content of ground water is so high that it is impossible to get non-contaminated water from a well or borehole. For the first time ever, a technology is available that can provide communities in these regions with fresh clean drinking water. Heres the link to the release: http://www.protectorsystems.com/PR-2010-10-13. ...
Crews hired by Exide on Monday began cleaning lead-contaminated soil from two homes near the plant after tests conducted last fall found elevated levels of the harmful metal in dozens of residences and a preschool in nearby Boyle Heights and Maywood. Also this week, state environmental officials began a two-month project to expand soil lead testing around the plant to at least 144 additional homes across a two-square mile area where more than 60,000 people live.. ...
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பொட்டாசியம் பெர்சல்பேட்டு (Potassium persulfate) என்பது K2S2O8 என்ற மூலக்கூற்று வாய்ப்பாடு கொண்ட ஒரு கனிம வேதியியல் சேர்மமாகும். பொட்டாசியம் பெராக்சி இருசல்பேட்டு என்றும் அழைக்கப்படும் இச்சேர்மம் வெண்மை நிறத் திண்மமாகவும் தண்ணீரில் நன்றாகக் கரையக்கூடியதாகவும் உள்ளது. வலிமையான ஆக்சிசனேற்றியாகச் செயல்படும் இவ்வுப்பு பலபடியாதல் வினைகளை தொடங்கி வைக்கும் சேர்மமாக விளங்குகிறது. ...
This paper presents a quantitative method for the risk-based evaluation of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) in vapor intrusion investigations. Vapors from petroleum fuels are characterized by a complex mixture of aliphatic and, to a lesser extent, aromatic compounds. These compounds can be measured and described in terms of TPH carbon ranges. Toxicity factors published by USEPA and other parties allow development of risk-based, air and soil vapor screening levels for each carbon range in the same manner as done for individual compounds such as benzene. The relative, carbon range makeup of petroleum vapors can be used to develop weighted, site-specific or generic screening levels for TPH. At some critical ratio of TPH to a targeted, individual compound, the overwhelming proportion of TPH will drive vapor intrusion risk over the individual compound. This is particularly true for vapors associated with diesel and other middle distillate fuels, but can also be the case for low-benzene gasolines or even
This paper presents a quantitative method for the risk-based evaluation of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) in vapor intrusion investigations. Vapors from petroleum fuels are characterized by a complex mixture of aliphatic and, to a lesser extent, aromatic compounds. These compounds can be measured and described in terms of TPH carbon ranges. Toxicity factors published by USEPA and other parties allow development of risk-based, air and soil vapor screening levels for each carbon range in the same manner as done for individual compounds such as benzene. The relative, carbon range makeup of petroleum vapors can be used to develop weighted, site-specific or generic screening levels for TPH. At some critical ratio of TPH to a targeted, individual compound, the overwhelming proportion of TPH will drive vapor intrusion risk over the individual compound. This is particularly true for vapors associated with diesel and other middle distillate fuels, but can also be the case for low-benzene gasolines or even
The objective of this study was to assess the effects of heavy metals on microbial decomposition of cellulose in heavy metal-contaminated soils using a cotton strip assay. The assay is a measure of the potential of soil microorganisms to decompose the plant polymer, cellulose. Cellulolytic activity in soil was assessed by determining the reduction in tensile strength of the buried cotton strips over a 25- and 45-day period. Soils were obtained from a rifle range that contain high levels of lead, copper and zinc. The site has been used for approximately 50 years, resulting in metal levels of up to 30,000 mg/kg of lead, 4000 mg/kg of copper and 600 mg/kg of zinc in the most contaminated soils. All the metal-contaminated soils had lower degradation rates than the uncontaminated soils tested. Among the contaminated soils, however, the heavy metal concentration was not the major factor in determining the loss in tensile strength of the cotton strips, where cellulose decomposition was governed by ...
Background Soil pollution with heavy metals seriously threatens soil quality, food safety, and human health. This study was conducted to determine the soil pollution level and ecological risk assessment of different heavy metals in agricultural soils around Nakhlak Pb-Zn mine, located in Anarak district, Nain county of Isfahan province.Methods A total of 50 soil samples were collected from agricultural land around Nakhlak mine and analyzed to determine the concentrations of Pb, Cd, Zn, Ni, Cu, and Mn. The geo-accumulation index (I geo), enrichment factor (EF), and potential ecological-risk index (Er) were used to assess the level of soil pollution with heavy metals.Results The mean concentrations of Pb, Cd, Zn, Ni, Cu, and Mn were 355, 2.72, 347, 26, 36, and 505 mg/kg, respectively, which were higher than the background values of world soils. Based on the Igeo index, the study area was moderately to heavily contaminated with Pb and Zn, uncontaminated to moderate contaminated with Cd and Cu, and
Amini M., Afyuni M., Fathianpour N., Khademi H., Fluhler H., Continuous soil pollution mapping using fuzzy logic and spatial interpolation, GEODERMA, Vol. 124, PP. 223-233, 2005. Amini M., Afyuni M., Fathianpour N., Khademi H., Fluhler H., Continuous soil pollution mapping using fuzzy logic and spatial interpolation, GEODERMA, Vol. 124, PP. 223-233, 2005.
Exposure to arsenic (As) via residential soil and dust is a global concern, in regions affected by mining or with elevated concentrations present in underlying geology. Cornwall in south west England is one such area. Residential soil (n = 127) and household dust (n = 99) samples were collected from across C Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts Recent HOT Articles
This three-day symposium was organized by the US EPA, the USAF AL/EQ, Tyndall AFB FL, and the US AFCEE Technology Transfer Division, Brooks AFB TX. Natural attenuation, the biodegradation or chemical destruction or stabilization of contaminants, can reduce contaminants to levels protective of human health and ecosystems. The symposium was intended to increase understanding of the natural attenuation process and to review methods for screening sites and making decisions to determine the feasibility of natural attenuation at chlorinated solvent-contaminated sites. The symposium obtained feedback from the regulatory and industrial communities on the appropriate application of natural attenuation and the developing protocol for natural attenuation of chlorinated organics. The symposium featured invited platform presentations covering both laboratory studies and field demonstrations conducted in support of natural attenuation at government and industry sites. The theory and principles of methods for
TY - JOUR. T1 - Magnetic approach to normalizing heavy metal concentrations for particle size effects in intertidal sediments in the Yangtze Estuary, China. AU - Zhang, Weiguo. AU - Yu, Lizhong. AU - Lu, Min. AU - Hutchinson, Simon M.. AU - Feng, Huan. PY - 2007/5/1. Y1 - 2007/5/1. N2 - In this study, mineral magnetic, particle size and geochemical analyses were conducted on intertidal sediments from the Yangtze Estuary to examine the feasibility of heavy metal concentrations normalization using magnetic techniques. Susceptibility of Anhysteretic Remanent Magnetization (χARM), the ratio of χARM to SIRM (Saturation Isothermal Remanent Magnetization) and susceptibility (χARM/SIRM and χARM/χ, respectively), and to a lesser degree, frequency dependent susceptibility (χfd), displayed significant correlations with the fine sediment fraction (,16 μm). The strong relationships between χARM and heavy metals can be explained by the role of particle size and iron oxides in controlling metal ...
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Chemical analyses performed on the invasive weed Phytolacca americana (pokeweed) growing in industrially contaminated (Ulsan) and noncontaminated (Suwon) sites in South Korea indicated that the levels of phenolic compounds and various elements that include some heavy metals (Al, As, B, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn) were statistically higher in Ulsan soils compared to Suwon soils with Al being the highest (|1,116 mg/l compared to 432 mg/l). Analysis of metals and nutrients (K, Na, Ca, Mg, Cl, NH4, N, P, S) in plant tissues indicated that accumulation occurred dominantly in plant leaves with Al levels being 33.8 times higher in Ulsan plants (PaU) compared to Suwon plants (PaS). The ability of PaU and PaS to tolerate stress was evaluated under controlled conditions by varying atmospheric CO2 and temperature and soil pH. When grown in pH 6.4 soils, the highest growth rate of PaU and PaS plants occurred...
L- F. LEMM March 7, 1967 ULTRASONIC APPARATUS FOR SUBSURFACE SOIL STERILIZATION Filed Nov. 1, 1965 3 Sheets$heet 1 IN VEN TOR. 15774 1? I? (EA/M March 7, 1967 1.. F. LEMM 3,307,289 ULTRASONIC APPARATUS FOR SUBSURFACE SOIL STERILIZATION Filed Nov. 1,1965 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 3 32 INVENTOR. 3 33 lffff? f? LEM/W 3,307,289 Patented Mar. 7, 1967 3,307,289 ULTRASONIC APPARATUS FOR SUBSURFACE SOIL STERILIZATION Lester F. Lemm, 8180 E. 21st St., Westminister, Calif. 92683 Filed Nov. 1, 1965, Ser. No. 505,920 Claims. (Cl. 43-124) The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for subsurface soil sterilization, by utilizing ultrasonic energy. During recent years in the United States the agricultural damage from nematodes alone has reached many billions of dollars annually. Various chemicals have been utilized to treat the soil in order to kill the nematodes, but the material and labor costs of this method of treatment has become increasingly expensive. Furthermore, I the chemical treatments are ...
This research project is a case study of the Asarco Tacoma smelter and the historical antecendents of widespread soil contamination in the Puget Sound region. From 1890 through 1985, Ruston, a small town near Tacoma, Washington, was home to one of the countrys most polluting smelters, which produced lead, copper, precious metals, arsenic trioxide, and sulfuric acid at various points during its operation. Owned by the American Smelting and Refining Company (Asarco), and primarily a copper smelter, the Tacoma smelter was unique for two reasons: it was able to process ore with high arsenic content; and it was located in an urban area. The environmental consequences of nearly a century of smelting include widespread arsenic, lead and other heavy metal soil contamination, contamination of sediments in Puget Sound, and arsenic slag, a by-product of smelting, dispersed throughout the region. The social consequences include: residents concerns about health, as awareness of potential exposure to toxins ...
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), being a rich source of organic materials, can be used for agricultural applications as an important source of nutrients for soil and plants. This is also an alternative beneficial management practice for MSW generated in developing countries. In the present study, MSW treated soil samples from last four to six years at farmers field in Rohtak and Gurgaon states (Haryana, India) were collected. The samples were analyzed for all-important agricultural parameters and compared with the control untreated soil samples. The treated soil at farmers field showed increase in total N by 48 to 68%, P by 45.7 to 51.3%, and K by 60 to 67% compared to untreated soil samples. Application of sewage sludge at different sites led to increase in microbial biomass C by 60 to 68% compared to untreated soil. There was significant increase in total Cu, Cr, Ni, Fe, Pb, and Zn in all sewage sludge amended soil samples; however, concentration of all the metals were still below the current ...
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Concentrations of Al, Fe, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in soils, sediments and water samples collected along the Oued Boufekrane river (Meknes, central Morocco) were determined. In soils, a homogeneous distribution of metal concentrations was observed throughout the study area except for Pb, which presents high enrichment at sites located at the vicinity of a main highway. In sediments, high enrichment, with respect to upstream sites, were observed downstream of the city of Meknes for Al, Cr, Fe and Ni and inside the city for Cu, Zn and Pb. In water samples, the metal contents showed to correlate with their homologues in sediments suggesting that the metal contents in water and sediments have identical origins. Descriptive statistics and multivariate analysis (principal factor method, PFM) were used to assist the interpretation of elemental data. This allowed the determination of the correlations between the metals and the identification of three main factor loadings controlling the metal variability in soils
1 Effects are air pollution, noise, vibrations, radiation, water pollution or other interference in water, soil pollution, modifications of the genetic material of organisms or modifications of biological diversity caused by the construction and operation of installations, by the handling of substances, organisms or waste, or by the cultivation of the soil.1. 2 Air pollution, noise, vibrations and radiation are referred to as emissions when discharged from installations, and as ambient pollution levels2 at their point of impact.. 3 Air pollution means modification of the natural condition of the air, in particular, through smoke, soot, dust, gases, aerosols, steams, odours or waste heat.3. 4 Infrasound and ultra sound are regarded as noise.. 4bis Soil pollution is the physical, chemical and biological modification of the natural condition of the soil. Soil means the unsealed top layer of land where plants may grow.4. 5 Substances are natural or manufactured chemical elements and their compounds. ...
Heated Soil Vapor Extraction (HSVE) is a technology that has been used successfully to clean up subsurface soils at sites containing chlorinated solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons. The costs have been extremely high due to the large amount of energy required to volatilize high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds present in the soil matrix. One remediation contractor states that hydrocarbons are oxidized in situ by achieving temperatures in the ,1000 F range near the heaters [1]. A critical question is whether the volatile portion of manufactured gas plant (MGP) hydrocarbons (VOCs) can be stripped out at lower temperatures such that the remaining contaminants will be unavailable for transport or subsequent dissolution into the groundwater. Soil remediation by heated soil vapor extraction system is a relatively new technology developed by Jay Jatkar Inc. (JJI) along with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee [2]. The areas around chemical companies or waste disposal ...
Soil Research is an international journal of soil science publishing high quality research on: soil genesis, soil morphology and classification; soil physics and hydrology; soil chemistry and mineralogy; soil fertility and plant nutrition; soil biology and biochemistry; soil and water management and conservation; soil pollution and waste disposal
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3 .people think it is fine to pollute but it is not. It is bad for the soil to be polluted it kills planets and animals eat planets and humans plant the planets for them selves to eat and when it is polluted they cant eat the food ...
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The presence of heavy metal contamination in soils is a global problem that prevents the development and use of significant amounts of industrial and agricultural land.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous in the environment due to accidental spills during use, transport and storage of petroleum and coal derivatives. Their high chemical stability and hydrophobicity confers them recalcitrance. Because of their great persistence in the environment, toxicity and carcinogenicity, these compounds are on the list of priority pollutants. The most sustainable way to remove these compounds from soil without damaging its ecological structure and function is bioremediation. This technology uses the metabolic capabilities of microorganisms to decontaminate (degrade) polluted sites. Microorganisms act on the environment interconnected by metabolic networks, in which the byproducts generated by certain populations are utilized for others as a carbon source. Until recently, the PAH biodegradation studies were conducted by exposing individual compounds to pure strains. However, to improve the technology of bioremediation is necessary to unravel how these ...
Landfills are a common method of solid waste disposal. However, not many people are aware of the dangers posed by landfills and the toxic substances which are a substantial threat to the environment. Here are some facts about landfills which many people may not be aware of.
Landfills Infrastructure Essay, Research Paper THE LANDFILLS INFRASTRUCTURE What is the largest construction you can think of? Does a landfill come to your mind? Probably not. One of the largest buildings on the face of the earth is the Pyramid of the sun, constructed in Mexico and covers approximately thirty million cubic feet of space.
Picture 1: A serological pipette has been discarded in the regular trash. Even if the pipette was not contaminated with a biohazardous agent, it is considered a sharp because it can puncture the skin. Non-contaminated pipettes should only be discarded in the regular trash if properly packaged inside a puncture-resistant cardboard box. Picture 2: Serological pipettes have carelessly been thrown into a biowaste box sticking out in different directions. Biologically contaminated pipettes should always be discarded in a sharps container or a puncture-resistant carboard box before being deposited into a biowaste box. Non-contaminated plastic sleeves that could go in the regular trash have also been discarded in the biowaste box. In addition, biowaste boxes and containers should be closed when not in use.. Picture 3: An overpacked box is bulging and exposing the inner biohazard lining bag. Biowaste boxes should be properly closed in a way that the inner contents are not exposed to the outside. In ...
A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary pleaded guilty on Tuesday to selling liquid medicine contaminated with metal and agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the case, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.
pH is the measurement of hydrogen ions in a substance; the lower the number of ions, the more acidic, and the higher the number of hydrogen ions, the more alkaline or basic. It is also the third primary factor used to identify the type of topsoil you have. Rainwater affects the pH of soil. Unpolluted rainwater has a normal pH of 6 to 6.5. The organic and mineral content of the topsoil play a part in the overall pH of the soil. The higher amount of rainfall will leach elemental ions from the soil leaving behind acidic combinations of hydrogen and aluminum. Sandy soil is typically high in minerals that combine with water to form acids because it lacks organic content. Loam top soil stays close to a pH level of 7, which is considered neutral, because of the balance of organic matter and mineral content (acids and bases will neutralize each other). Clay soil is more likely to become alkaline because the minerals that make up the basic structure of clay form bases when mixed with water (ammonia and ...
EcoLox Blue Pond & Lake Dye is distinctly different from all other pond and lake colorants and aquatic plant growth inhibitors on the market today because EcoLox has recently acquired exclusive rights to a unique formula of Acid Blue 9, developed by Annulox, LLC. With the development of AnnuLox®, a proprietary oxidation catalyst, we are able to eliminate heavy metal toxicants and environmental pollutants (primarily chromium, lead and manganese) commonly found in traditional Acid Blue 9 dye manufacturing processes. While these pollutants may not be present in measurable amounts in our competitors pond and lake dye formulas, they are produced in massive quantities as a by-product of the Acid Blue 9 dye manufacturing process. Through the use of this unique, proprietary manufacturing process, EcoLox Blue Pond & Lake Dye can conceivably reduce heavy metal contamination of the earth and its waterways by thousands of metric tons per year.. ...
View Notes - sw3 from SWS 3022 at University of Florida. Soil Solution Constituents Many of the most prominent constituents In soils are dissolved ions. What is an Ion? Elements Electrons (-) Protons
Eggs have been found to be sensitive indicators of persistent organic pollutant (POP) contamination in soils or dust and are an important exposure pathway from soil pollution to humans, and eggs from contaminated areas can readily lead to exposures with exceeding thresholds for the protection of human health (Van Eijkeren, Zeilmaker et al. 2006, Hoogenboom, ten Dam et al. 2014, Piskorska-Pliszczynska, Mikolajczyk et al. 2014). Chickens and eggs might therefore be ideal "active samplers" and indicator species for evaluation of the level of contamination of sampled areas by POPs, particularly by dioxins (PCDD/Fs) and PCBs. Based on this assumption, we have chosen sampling of free range chicken eggs and their analyses for selected POPs as one of the monitoring tools within the project Strengthening the capacity of pollution victims and civil society organizations to increase chemical safety in China.. The data and analyses of free range chicken eggs discussed in this report were obtained during ...
Fapas, the proficiency testing arm of Fera, has introduced a new proficiency test for the control of heavy metal contamination in mussels.
Were not sure ourselves! To achieve organic status in Australia skin care products just have to have 70% organic content. Explain that one! Thats like eating an apple thats 70% organic... it makes no sense to us and we think the certification is weak and is used for marketing purposes. Our herbs are medicinal grade which means one thing only - of a standard, grade and efficacy that can be used to make remedies for prescription by Herbalists. Plant extracts in most products are also invariably weak (certified organic doesnt mean effective); the amount used can be so very tiny - to say it is a drop in a bucket would be being generous. This wont give positive, lasting results for skin." David has been sent samples of organically grown herbs and he always has these analyzed. They usually are organic as claimed; free of pesticides, herbicides and heavy metal contamination but they often are very low in what are called active principles ie the constituents that make the herb work! ...
A transfer station in waste terminology is a location that facilitates the transport of refuse (trash disposed of in the black bins). Our transfer station serves to temporarily store refuse collected throughout the City before a larger truck is ready to pick it up and transport it for the long haul to the nearest landfill. As the Citys own landfills are all closed, the destinations are private landfills. In 2004, the City of Los Angeles purchased Central L.A. Recycling & Transfer Station (CLARTS). As the recycling operations that were previously done at the facility have ceased, the City continues to operate the facility as a transfer station. Learn more about transfer stations and their operations.. ...
Ellen joined Wageningen UR Library in 2014 to specialize in bibliometrics and research data management. She is part of the Research Support team and is responsible for all bibliometric studies performed by the library. In 2015 she led the project in which 80 chair groups were evaluated on their bibliometrics and is a key user of SciVal.. She holds a PhD in Soil Chemistry from Wageningen University. After that she worked during seven years for a Dutch engineering firm in the field of soil pollution and data analysis.. ...
Crumb rubber has been an industry standard for almost two decades, and the placement of up to 40,000 finely ground used tires per field, acts as a cushioning agent on synthetic turf fields and playgrounds. But is it toxic? On one hand, there are many studies held up by industry, that have not found an elevated health risk from exposure to the tiny granulated particles. Many, although not all of these studies, have been funded by those connected to the synthetic turf industry. On the other hand, more and more health professionals, including experts on childrens environmental exposures from Mt. Sinai Hospital, are voicing extreme concern over exposure, particularly in children, to the known carcinogens, endocrine distributors, neuro-toxins, and toxic heavy metals, contained within the finely ground tire mixture. This concern is partly fueled by the growing number of cancer cases in children and young adults who were frequently exposed to the recycled rubber surfaces. Additionally, some, including ...
Summary:. Introduction. The investigation was focussed on pathways of heavy metal uptake and the internal transport in forest trees. The objective was to distinguish rules of heavy metal distribution by deter-mining detailed distribution patterns in the roots, stem and assimilation Organs. The experimental design is based on pedogenicly/geogenicly and atmosphericly contaminated trees respectively. The hypothesis was that there are characteristic distribution types, which depend on the source of contamination and enable the reconstruction of the pathways of uptake and internal translocation. Furthermore it was aimed to clear, whether the radial heavy metal distribution is feasible for the reconstruction of imission history of a site and the role heavy metals play in forest decline.. To obtain significant effects trees were mainly selected from contaminated sites. The atmo-spheric deposition and the total heavy metal contents of the soil Substrates were up to three Orders of magnitude higher than ...
Decomposition is comprised of a series of interacting physical, chemical, and biological processes. In general, three major processes are involved in terrestrial decomposition: leaching, fragmentation, and chemical alteration. Leaching is a physical process through which ions (such as K+, Mg2+, and Ca2+) and small water-soluble organic compounds (such as sugars, amino acids, and amino sugars) dissolve in water and move out of the decomposed organic material. Leaching could happen even from green leaves still attached to the plants. These soluble materials move into the soil matrix where they are taken up by plant roots or soil microbes, adsorbed to soil minerals, or leached and transported through the soil column by water drainage. Leaching losses are greatest in environments with high precipitation and negligible in dry environments. Fragmentation is a physical process through which fresh detritus is broken down into smaller particles. During fragmentation, some chemical bases can break off ...
Cinnaminson, NJ, February 25, 2013, , , , Many residential communities and businesses have been built over the years close to landfills as towns and cities have grown. For people working or living near a landfill, one telltale sign of a landfill s prese...
Occurrence and ecological potential of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in groundwater and reservoirs in the vicinity of municipal landfills in China X Peng, W Ou, C Wang, Z Wang, Q Huang, J Jin…. 2014. Science of the Total ...
Each year, environmental pollutants cost an estimated 1.7 million lives among children under 5, according to World Health Organization reports released Monday.
Sketch of planar, cylindrical, and annular geometrical aspects of soil matrices used in the analysis. JPM Vol.11, Issue8, Role of Geometry of Capillary Bundles on Flow Reversal in Electro... ...
Sketch of planar, cylindrical, and annular geometrical aspects of soil matrices used in the analysis. JPM Vol.11, Issue8, Role of Geometry of Capillary Bundles on Flow Reversal in Electro... ...
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The next morning I sat down and reviewed the instructions, which came on both in a DVD and in print. Planting part did not sound too onerous, but the instructions stressed that good soil preparation was the key to giving the plants the best start in life. Hmmm. My flowerbed soil had not been looked after for years, so my plan for tipping a few bags of topsoil over it and hoping for the best suddenly did not seem enough. I googled the best methods for soil improvement and came across something called double digging, which basically involved removing the flowerbed topsoil, forking over the subsoil a bit, adding a layer of compost, then turning the topsoil back onto it. This can only be done in small trenched sections at a time, so takes up a shedload of time and looked backbreaking, but if we wanted a great garden then we needed to put in the groundwork. Literally! ...
Under the direction of the regulatory agencies, samples are being collected and analyzed. We recently installed a soil vapor extraction (SVE) system along the east side of Roxana and near the Village Public Works Yard that draws in and eliminates soil vapors. We look forward to finalizing, without further delay, the terms of an Access Agreement with the Village, which would allow us to tie the Public Works Yard property into the SVE system ...
Online Sources. Sometimes you might fail to get a recommendation, or you might be one of those people who like doing their research. If you are in this category, then online sources are your best bet. You can start by reading review websites and home owners forums to try and find the best turf suppliers. Also, joining online conversations like on Facebook pages and groups about synthetic turf vendors and dealers can shed light when finding an ideal supplier. To add on that, by typing artificial turf suppliers Adelaide, you will have hundreds of results, and you can be able to narrow your search based on your location.. For example, you can narrow your search to those suppliers near your area, based on price and also delivery services. This way, you will narrow down to about five providers and then interview them to know if they are the best. You can ask to see licenses, years in the business if they offer a warranty, ask to know if they offer installation services and so much more. Narrow your ...
Two cities have landfills that affect the groundwater in the area. The larger city has 2,000,000 people, and the smaller city has 1,000,000. Leakage from the landfill in the larger city will cause 8 cases of cancer per year. Leakage from the landfill in the smaller city will cause 4 cases of cancer per year. Funds for cleanup are limited. The following options are available: 1. Partially clean up both landfills. The number of cancer cases would be reduced from 8 to 4 cases in the larger city and from 4 to 2 cases in the smaller city. 2 Totally clean up the landfill in the smaller city and partially clean up the landfill in the larger city. The number of cancer cases would be reduced from 8 to 7 cases in the larger city and from 4 to 0 cases in the smaller city. 3. Concentrate on the landfill in the larger city, but partially clean up the landfill in the smaller city. The number of cancer cases would be reduced to from 8 to 3 cases in the larger city and from 4 to 3 cases in the smaller city ...
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Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies. ...
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Article Analysis of Hydrologic Data to Evaluate Phytoremediation System Performance. Abstract A long-term environmental monitoring program is providing ...
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is urging the manufacturers of the fentanyl or Duragesic pain patches to address recurring problems with their products that could lead to a...
Synonyms: Sodium persulfate, sodium peroksidsulfat. Chemical formula: Na2S2O8. International name: SODIUM PERSULFATE. CAS No: 7775-27-1. Appearance: white crystalline powder. Packing: 25 kg. Storage: Store in a dry, well-ventilated area. Sodium persulfate - a white crystalline powder, soluble in water, decomposes when heated.. Receiving ...
Landowners have the right to use and possess the surface, subsurface (soil), and airspace of their property. So what exactly does this mean? And, are there any restrictions on how you may use the property that you own?
Drug-driving testing with new roadside kits began on 2nd March 2015, since then a worrying rise in the number of people driving whilst under the influence of drugs has been seen, with males aged 17-34 the most likely to be caught drug-driving.
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Naperville is working to increase the amount of recyclables diverted from landfills by ordering larger containers with lids and wheels, and the city will seek ways to provide the carts free to residents. Residents will be given a choice of 32-gallon, 65-gallon or 95-gallon carts, or they can opt out of the program entirely.
KNF offers a large selection of diaphragm pumps for sampling, evacuating and compressing applications. All pump types are based on the same working principle of an oscillating diaphragm inside the pump head offering oil-free, uncontaminated and maintenance-free operation.. ...
Mongol News interviewed senior worker at the Public Health Institute Sh.Batdelger about this issue.. Does the Public Health Institute conduct research on soil contamination each year? If so, which part of the city has research been conducted in lately?. Research in 2012 showed that 80 percent of Ulaanbaatar was affected by third degree soil contamination. Some parts had been found to have top soil contamination.. In 2013, our scientists took soil samples near schools and kindergartens in Bayanzurkh District and the result was at fourth degree contamination.. Recent research done in public areas near Narantuul in the 14th khoroo, Bayanzurkh District found heavy metals in the soil.. In the past we did research in the Ulaanbaatar area, but we are now conducting research in each district.. Does trash cause the soil contamination around Narantuul, and why has the market area been specifically focused on for conducting research?. We cleaned the area surrounding Narantuul on our "Trash Bucket ...
Click here to access the recording from this webinar.. "Vapor intrusion" is the process whereby volatile chemicals present in groundwater or soil underneath a building may migrate up into the structure and potentially expose occupants to the subsurface contamination. Many parties - including regulatory agencies, potentially responsible parties, developers, and the media - view vapor intrusion as a serious problem in need of immediate attention. New regulatory policies regarding vapor intrusion are likely to complicate many real estate transactions, lead to the reopening of contaminated sites that have previously received regulatory closure, and result in a new wave of regulatory, clean-up, and tort litigation ...
Contaminants in indoor air resulting from vapor intrusion are often estimated using the concentrations in a sub-slab sample multiplied by an attenuation factor (AF). An AF accounts for the reduction in concentration that occurs when vapors enter a building and mix with indoor air. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is using a very protective AF of 0.1, (or 10% of the soil vapor found in the sub-slab will be in indoor air). The amount of soil vapor that enters a building is different for every building, but this AF overestimates indoor air concentrations in most homes.. EPA recently recommended an AF of 0.03 for screening sub-slab soil vapor at vapor intrusion sites throughout the U.S. (USEPA, 2015). EPA derived the AF of 0.03 after looking at data from numerous homes across the country. 95 percent of the homes studied had (basement) indoor air concentrations less than or equal to 0.03 times the sub-slab concentration, and 50 percent of the homes had (basement) indoor air ...
Soils are a major reservoir of organic pollutants, and soil-air partitioning and exchange are key processes controlling the regional fate of pollutants. Here, we report and discuss the soil concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), their soil fugacities, the soil-air partition coefficients (KSA) and soil-air gradients for rural and semirural soils, in background areas of N-NE Spain and N-NW England. Different sampling campaigns were carried out to assess seasonal variability and differences between sampling sites. KSA values were dependent on soil temperature and soil organic quantity and type. Soil fugacities of phenanthrene and its alkyl homologues were 1-2 orders of magnitude higher than their ambient air fugacities for all sampling sites and periods. The soil to air fugacity ratio was correlated with soil temperature and soil redox potential. Similar trends for other PAHs were found but with lower fugacity ratios. The ubiquitous source of PAHs from background soils to the ...
The risks associated with a soil contaminated by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are generally assessed by measuring individual PAHs in the soil and correlating the obtained amounts to known adverse biological effects of the PAHs. The validity of such a risk estimation is dependent on the presence of additional compounds, the availability of the compounds (including the PAHs), and the methods used to correlate the measured chemical data and biological effects. In the work underlying this thesis the availability, chemical composition and biological effects of PAHs in samples of soils from PAH-contaminated environments were examined. It can be concluded from the results presented in the included papers that the PAHs in the studied soils from industrial sites were not generally physically trapped in soil material, indicating that the availability of the PAHs was not restricted in this sense. However, the bioavailable fraction of the PAHs, as assessed by bioassays with the earthworm Eisenia ...
In the concrete jungle at the core of a city, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are dominated by the fossil fuels burned by the dense concentrations of cars and buildings. Boston University researchers now have shown, however, that in metropolitan areas surrounding the city core, plant roots and decomposing organic material in soil give off enough CO2 , in a process termed soil respiration, to make an unexpectedly great contribution to total emissions.. In fact, analyzing CO2 released from soil respiration at 15 sites across greater Boston, the BU scientists found that during the growing season, releases of the greenhouse gas from soil may approach those of fossil fuels in dense residential areas. The first study of urban soil CO2 to reach this wide scale and to integrate a high-resolution model of both soil respiration and local fossil fuel emissions, the research will help to improve assessments of climate action programs.. Very close to this concrete jungle downtown, where you have a lot of ...
Evaluation of mineral and heavy metal contents in Croatian blackberry wines | D. Amidžić Klarić, I. Klarić, D. Velić, I. Vedrina Dragojević | Agricultural Journals
In 1984, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named a hazardous waste site in the state of Louisiana to the National Priority List (NPL). It was estimated at the time that the site held approximately eight million cubic feet of contaminated materials. A computer model was constructed for the site that would simulate the contaminant movement in the subsurface. Modeling efforts resulted in a successful negotiation with the EPA for monitored natural attenuation as the accepted remediation alternative. ("Natural attenuation" refers to the reduction, weakening, and eventual elimination of toxic substances in the soil and groundwater by natures own processes.) This EPA determination was a milestone for the site. Previously a pump-and-treat system, which was based on an initial groundwater model developed to simulate hydraulic containment, had cost millions of dollars to install, operate, and maintain. A carbon absorption system was used to treat the contaminated water recovered. By July ...
Lead mining and smelting may be major sources of heavy metal contamination to ground water. Lead poisoning affects every system in the body. It can cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems and, at high levels, can cause seizures, comas, stroke, and kidney disease. Cadmium exposure can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle cramps and convulsions. Long term exposure to cadmium can cause kidney, liver, bone and red blood cell damage. All properties with private wells being sold or transferred in Jasper County must have the well water tested for lead and cadmium. A DNR certified tester is required to collect the sample. The new owner and the Jasper County Health Department shall receive a copy of the test results. If test results indicate heavy metal contamination above the EPA action levels then treatment is strongly recommended. EPA established an action level for lead at 15 parts per billion (ppb ...
lacustrine soils; soil pollution; polluted soils; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; benzopyrene; phenanthrene; bioremediation; biodegradation; soil microorganisms; fertilizer application; nitrogen; phosphorus; nitrogen fertilizers; soil amendments; biosolids; saline soils; alkaline soils; ...
Bodo creek is located in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers state and is characterised by brackish water which is heavily contaminated with crude oil. Water samples c..
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