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BIOLOGICAL TREATMENTS: Phytoremediation of MtBE Evaluated.
April 1, 2003... University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) and Equilon Enterprises, Inc. (now Shell Oil Products US, 1100 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77002; Tel: 713/277-7000) researchers are evaluating the performance of phytoremediation in treating MtBE-contaminated groundwater at a former gas station in Houston, TX....
Innovation Cuts Sludge Disposal Costs.
April 1, 2003... Yasuzo Sakai of Utsunomiya University (Tochigi, Japan) has proposed an innovative technique for treating and purifying wastewater that could spare budget-strapped municipalities some of the expense of handling the sludge that remains after treatment. Sakai told an audience at the 225th...
Fowl Manure Used to Purify Water.
April 1, 2003... USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS, Commodity Utilization Research Unit, Southern Regional Research Center, 1100 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124; Tel: 504/286-4475, Fax: 504/286- 4419) chemist Isabel Lima has discovered a method for making activated carbons for treating...
PHYSICAL TREATMENTS: Synthetic Trees Could Capture CO2.
April 1, 2003... A Columbia University (Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, 918 Seeley Mudd Building, 500 West 120th St, New York, NY 10027; Tel: 212/854-0304, Fax: 212/854-7081) physicist proposes constructing synthetic trees to function similarly to natural ones and draw carbon dioxide from...
CHEMICAL TREATMENTS: Composted Biosolids Bind Lead in Soil.
April 1, 2003... According to a study conducted by Sally L. Brown, University of Washington (Seattle, WA) research assistant professor of forest resources, adding composted biosolids rich with iron, manganese and organic matter to a lead-contaminated home garden in Baltimore appears to have bound the lead...