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Beer-barrel bacteria breathe toxic brew

University of New South Wales researchers have shown that they can safely destroy hazardous industrial toxins in groundwater arising from PVC plastic production by injecting naturally occurring bacteria into a contaminated ...

Aug 01, 2011 4 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

Toxic compounds in groundwater

Vinyl chloride is a cancer-causing compound formed from solvents in groundwater systems under anaerobic conditions. These solvents are used in many industrial applications around the world and often belong to the most encountered ...

Jun 22, 2011 4 / 5 (1) 0

Tracking groundwater pollution to its source

Computer algorithms might be useful in identifying sources of groundwater pollution, according to researchers in Australia and India. Writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management they explain how no ...

Jun 22, 2011 not rated yet 0

Electrical water detection

A quick and easy way to detect groundwater in semi-arid hard rock areas that is also economical could improve the siting of borewells to improve clean water supply in the developing world. Details of the approach are outlined ...

Jun 22, 2011 not rated yet 0