THE VOLUME of coconut exports grew last year but still fell short of the government’s target as the country’s major markets are still recovering from economic slowdown.

In this study a composite of activated carbon and carbon nanofiber (AC/CNF) was prepared to improve the performance of activated carbon (AC) for adsorption of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and its utilization for respirator cartridges. Activated carbon was impregnated with a nickel nitrate catalyst precursor and carbon nanofibers (CNF) were deposited directly on the AC surface using catalytic chemical vapor deposition.

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East Morgan Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contract to purchase the patents and proprietary intellectual property rights for all power plant and energy related technologies from a research and development company which developed the technologies over the past 25 years.

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Indiana's investor-owned electric utilities plan to spend more than $3 billion on pollution controls at their coal-fired power plants now that Indianapolis Power & Light has decided to invest $511 million on environmental upgrades at its two largest coal plants.

An updated Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority capital improvement plan would cut the one adopted last year by 23 percent to $155.3 million, officials said Tuesday.

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Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. today announces an update on its current operations and offers a market discussion by its President.

Source: AZoNano      By Will Soutter
Introduction to Water Treatment

Water treatment encompasses several industrial-scale processes that are used to make water acceptable for specific applications such as for drinking water, industrial use, medical use, and many others. The key objective of all water treatment processes is the removal of contaminants, or at least reduction of the concentration of these contaminants so that water becomes suitable for a specific end-use.

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Data detailed on Environmental Science and Technology have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Tianjin, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The microbial fuel cell (MFC), being an environment-friendly technology for wastewater treatment, is limited by low efficiency and high cost. Power output based on capital cost had been greatly increased in our previous work by introducing a novel activated carbon (AC) air-cathode (ACAC).

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The World Health Organization estimates that 80 percent of all diseases are a result of unsafe water and poor hygiene, especially in rural and underdeveloped parts of the world. In the urban world, homeowners either make use of expensive water filters as an answer to the questionable quality of tap water or spend hundreds of dollars each year in purchasing bottled water, which also results in plastic pollution. Trying to solve the woes related to the consumption of contaminated water, Zuvo Water has come up with Stratus – the world’s first cloud-connected water filtration and faucet ecosystem that makes use of the company’s patented water filtration technology that replicates nature’s cleansing process and a cloud-connected app, making it the most intelligent water filtration system on the market.

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The co-owners of the 528-MW Flint Creek coal-fired power plant near Gentry in Benton County, Arkansas, say they will close the 35-year-old facility in 2015 if the state Public Service Commission does not approve a $408 million plan to install a scrubber and other environmental controls.