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analytica China 2020 concludes successfully

More than 1,000 new products point to future trends

24-Nov-2020

analytica China 2020 came to a successful conclusion on November 18, 2020 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The show brought together 1,009 exhibitors (2018: 950) and 112 represented companies and partners. 23,652 professional visitors attended. With six exhibition halls, eight ...

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Widespread uranium contamination found in India's groundwater

11-Jun-2018

A new Duke University-led study has found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers in 16 Indian states. The main source of the uranium contamination is natural, but human factors such as groundwater-table decline and nitrate pollution may be exacerbating the problem. Several ...

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Smog laid bare: Precise analysis of the composition of particulate matter

22-May-2018

Smog is a problem. But the knowledge about its constituents - no longer. Researchers from several leading Warsaw scientific institutions have joined forces and developed a new, extremely precise method for the chemical analysis of suspended particulate matter. The method, easily adaptable in many ...

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Tiny particles increase in air with ethanol-to-gasoline switch

18-Jul-2017

The concentration of ultrafine particles less than 50 nanometers in diameter rose by one-third in the air of São Paulo, Brazil, when higher ethanol prices induced drivers to switch from ethanol to gasoline, according to a new study by a Northwestern University chemist, a National University of ...

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Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer

02-Jun-2017

Researchers from Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in collaboration with Bio-Terre Systems Inc. are taking the fight against global warming to colder climes. Their weapon of choice? Cold-loving bacteria. In a study authors Rajinikanth Rajagopal, David ...

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Where is heavy air pollution in Beijing from?

09-Jan-2017

Beijing's latest smog alert has dragged on into the first week of 2017. In fact, the joint prevention and control policy for atmospheric pollution in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region was announced after the heavy haze event occurred on 1 January 2013. But it is still uncertain about what or where ...

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Constructing shale gas sites

07-Jun-2016

Extracting gas from shale rock not only causes environmental disturbances below ground, the surface infrastructure required to drill the wells can cause a variety of problems above ground, from fragmenting fragile habitats, eroding soil, degrading freshwater systems and displacing rare ...

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Ban on microbeads offers best chance to protect oceans and aquatic species

18-Sep-2015

An outright ban on the common use of plastic "microbeads" from products that enter wastewater is the best way to protect water quality, wildlife, and resources used by people, a group of conservation scientists suggest in a new analysis. These microbeads are one part of the microplastic problem ...

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Evonik sets ambitious new environmental goals

20-May-2014

Evonik Industries has set new long-term environmental targets, which are published in the company’s Sustainability Report 2013.Evonik plans to reduce its specific greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol by 12 percent compared to the level of 2012 in relation to its ...

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Researchers question emergency water treatment guidelines

22-Apr-2014

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) recommendations for treating water after a natural disaster or other emergencies call for more chlorine bleach than is necessary to kill disease-causing pathogens and are often impractical to carry out, a new study has found. The authors of the ...

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