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More Efficient Oil Removal

February 14, 2013 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Abanaki Corp. presents its Might Mini® SST oil skimmer as the solution to unwanted oil in coolants and parts washers.

How to Clean Up Oil Spills

February 14, 2013 9:39 am | by MIT | Articles | Comments

MIT researchers have developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water that could be used to clean up oil spills. They believe that, with their technique, the oil could be recovered for use, offsetting much of the cost of cleanup.

Skimming Oil from Water

February 11, 2013 4:17 am | by Abanaki | Videos | Comments

Abanaki's Oil Viper Tube Skimmer is an ideal, low-cost solution for separating oil from water. This video shows the Viper in action.  

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World-Class Brewery Fears Fracking Will Ruin Product

February 4, 2013 11:04 am | by MSNBC | Videos | Comments

In Cooperstown, NY, the CEO of Ommegang Brewery is proud of what his company brews, but is concerned that fracking will ruin his pitch-perfect ingredient: water.

The Biggest Biofuels Myths Demystified

February 1, 2013 4:43 am | by JIM LANE, Editor & Publisher, Biofuels Digest | Blogs | Comments

When headlines run dire, ask yourself: Are they real? Here is a guide to managing the myth minefield -- and the roaring trade in disinformation about biofuels, feedstocks and impact.

The Major Climate Threat to Supply Chains

February 1, 2013 4:27 am | by CDP & ACCENTURE | Blogs | Comments

About 70 percent of companies believe climate change can significantly affect their revenue, a risk intensified by a chasm between sustainable businesses and their suppliers.

America Makes, the World Breathes

January 28, 2013 11:45 am | by DREW GREENBLATT, President, Marlin Steel Wire Products LLC | Blogs | Comments

Amid President Obama’s emphasis on reaffirming a commitment to combat climate change, it might sound counter-intuitive, but bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. would help.

The Public Has Major Concerns about Fracking, Part 2

January 21, 2013 7:14 am | Blogs | Comments

Given the gridlock on Capitol Hill (like avoiding the fiscal cliff), Americans understand that it'll be up to the public to push the government on a truly clean-energy path.

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The Public Has Major Concerns about Fracking, Part 1

January 21, 2013 4:16 am | Blogs | Comments

Americans are not opposed to more domestic energy production, but are unwilling to achieve it by sacrificing clean water, energy efficiency, and expanded wind and solar power.

The Political Implications of America's Oil & Gas Boom, Part 1

January 18, 2013 10:49 am | Articles | Comments

The more difficult is to produce alternatives and the higher the growth of the overall world economy, the more worthwhile it is to extract the next barrel of oil.

Skimming Across the Landfill Landscape

January 18, 2013 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Abanaki introduces its PetroXtractor active membrane skimmer, PetroXtractor passive membrane skimmer and Leach-Aid landfill pump for use in remediation and leachate applications.

Controlling Scale in Industrial Water Systems

January 18, 2013 5:12 am | by Scalewatcher | Articles | Comments

The environmentally friendly Scalewatcher provides a permanent solution to hard water problems without the need for chemicals, salt or maintenance.

Extracting Nutrients from Sewage

January 16, 2013 7:18 am | by VOA | Videos | Comments

Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington is the largest facility of its kind in the world and is among the leaders in sewage treatment.  

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California Law Boosts Sustainable Materials Industry

January 15, 2013 12:24 pm | Articles | Comments

Simbol Materials has pioneered a transformative new technology that leverages a geothermal power plant to extract materials from geothermal brines.

Not the Brightest Bulb on the Legislative String

January 15, 2013 12:06 pm | by KARL STEPHAN, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University | Blogs | Comments

Tungsten-filament argon-filled bulbs don’t make the cut, so if you like them, you’d better scarf them up because you won’t be able to find any more, except maybe in Texas.

Separating Solids from Liquids

January 15, 2013 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kason has unveiled its Vibroscreen® dewatering-clarifying screener with an anti-blinding spray-wash system for separating solid materials from liquids.

Aeration with a Rotating Water Cannon

January 15, 2013 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Airmaster Aerator has designed its Turbo X-Treme Magnum aerator with a rotating water cannon that sprays water constantly from above.

Ultraviolet Disinfection for Wastewater

January 14, 2013 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xylem has engineered its WEDECO TAK 55 Smart ultraviolet light disinfection system to treat wastewater with a full menu of options to meet all kinds of effluent qualities.

Renewable Biogas: Next RFS Darling or Marginal Fuel?

January 11, 2013 9:25 am | by MACKINNON LAWRENCE, Senior Research Analyst, Pike Research | Articles | Comments

Biogas is on the comeback –- just as Toto launches a poop-powered motorbike and draws new attention to the question of what to do with all that sludge.

Fluid Extractor for Processing Natural Products

January 8, 2013 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supercritical Fluid Technologies introduces the SFT-NPX-10 as a pilot-scale supercritical extractor for the processing of natural products.

River Booming for Oil Recovery

January 7, 2013 12:05 pm | Videos | Comments

BoomVane™, fueled only by the water’s current, can tow a boom from the shore without boats or anchors, making oil spill recovery faster and less expensive.

Biosolids Recycling

January 4, 2013 9:31 am | Videos | Comments

Once wastewater arrives at a plant, it goes through extensive physical, chemical and biological processes that clean the wastewater and remove solids.  

Wishing the Energy Independence Act a Happy Anniversary

January 4, 2013 9:10 am | Blogs | Comments

In U.S. factory settings, motor-driven systems account for over 60 percent -- nearly two thirds -- of the total energy consumed.

Top 10 Bio-Based Predictions for 2013

January 3, 2013 10:25 am | by JIM LANE, Editor & Publisher, Biofuels Digest | Blogs | Comments

How big and how different will bio-based become in 2013? We peer down into the Petri dish to see what we think 2013 will bring.

Audit ‘Utopia’

January 2, 2013 5:39 am | Blogs | Comments

While the perfect audit may never exist, there are certainly some positive trends in auditing for both the pest management industry and the food industry.

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