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Blog tagged as water

Microplastics are the next emerging contaminant of concern 
Contrary to popular thought, microplastic contamination in the ocean doesn’t all come from plastic bottles. Textiles are one of the largest unregulated contributors to microplastics in the ocean
11/26/2022 3:01 PM - Comment(s)
New Contaminants Call for New Treatment Technologies
Oxidation by electrochemistry can treat PFAS-laden waters without creating a secondary waste stream. Traditionally, other water treatment methods only remove PFAS constituents and concentrate them into a waste stream that must then be disposed.
08/30/2022 10:08 AM - Comment(s)
What is Natural Attenuation?
In the field of science which includes soil pollution, natural attenuation applies to nature’s ability to reduce the toxicity, mobility, volume or concentration of contaminants in water and soil.
07/22/2022 3:25 PM - Comment(s)
PFAS is the new ‘Erin Brockovich contaminant’ of our time, and it may already be in your tap water
On April 28, 2022, ten water organizations representing American utilities that treat public wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and reuse water, submitted a letter to Congress for an exemption from PFAS liability under CERCLA.
06/17/2022 10:14 AM - Comment(s)
News of PFAS toxicity finally hits mainstream
The new advisory is thousands of times stricter than what the EPA advised in 2016 under Obama. It also adds PFBS and GenX to the list, which were previously thought to be safe alternatives.
06/16/2022 3:14 PM - Comment(s)
Is your fridge water filter counterfeit? Thousands of fake filters are sold on Amazon each year
January saw 29,000 counterfeit water purifying filters from China. The problem is that not only will contaminants remain in your water, but fake filters can also leach chemicals into otherwise clean taps.
05/23/2022 4:47 PM - Comment(s)
Why hasn't the American public been informed about the dangers of PFAS?
PFAS news is changing daily, and journalists may want to wait and see how things shake out. Regulatory agencies are still in the process of formalizing data, analyses, and regulations.
05/17/2022 4:35 PM - Comment(s)
If you hear of PFAS in a cattle ranch near you, here’s what to do next
RO filters remove both long-chain and short-chain PFAS constituents for clean drinking water. The small under-sink treatment system plugs in next to your kitchen sink disposal.
05/16/2022 4:47 PM - Comment(s)
Why using toxic chemicals in high-performance outdoor clothing isn’t going away
A recent United States Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) article simultaneously praises and disparages manufacturers over arbitrary factors rather than toxic chemical content.
05/09/2022 3:25 PM - Comment(s)
New Mexico Environmental Department's handling of the 2021 MSGP certification 
Confusion created around PFAS testing requirements for industrial stormwater. While the EPA permit (MSGP) is very detailed on what operators need to do if they reach or exceed the screening level for PFAS, it is not clear on how to practically sample in New Mexico's arid desert.
02/21/2022 9:23 PM - Comment(s)
Texas ranch map made using QGIS (sample)
Creating infographics can quickly turn your map into a visually appealing piece more easily digested by readers.
02/21/2022 9:23 PM - Comment(s)
EPA's methods to test for PFAS related to industrial use, explained
Since EPA has not yet finalized their methodology for measuring PFAS in non-drinking water, the Department of Defense has defined a methodology to sample and analyze 40 PFAS in environmental media (water, soil, air) to meet requirements under CERCLA, CWA, and RECRA.
02/20/2022 2:26 PM - Comment(s)
States developing new approach to find PFAS sources
Rather than attempting to find sources of PFAS (polluters) via large sampling programs of stormwater effluent, some states are requesting, requiring, or ordering local wastewater treatment plants to provide PFAS concentration data.
02/08/2022 10:47 AM - Comment(s)
What does a hydrogeologist do?
They protect the environment and raise the quality of life for all of us.
01/31/2022 10:32 AM - Comment(s)
Decoding the many confusing names for a hydrogeologist
'Hydrogeology' has become an umbrella term for anything involving water and earth.
01/30/2022 5:12 PM - Comment(s)
What is the difference between a hydrologist and a hydrogeologist?
While the training for hydrology and hydrogeology are completely different, in practice every hydrologist will do some level of hydrogeology and vice versa.
01/26/2022 6:07 PM - Comment(s)
Why Groundwater Modeling?
Hydrogeologists use groundwater models to solve real world problems
01/26/2022 3:39 PM - Comment(s)