Heavy Metal Expert Helps Hepure

No, not a Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath or Deep Purple aficionado, but he is kind of a metalhead.  Mr. Jim Rouse, Principal Geohydrologist for Acuity Environmental Solutions, has extensive practical knowledge on how to manipulate soils and ground water to precipitate/immobilize heavy metals from environmental impacts owning to his deep understanding of the relationship between…

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PFAS – Ubiquitous Forever Chemicals

In 1946, Dupont Chemical introduced the world to Teflon, its newest water-resistant plastic. This coating could be applied to just about anything, granting the recipient material unheard of properties of water, stain, stick and heat resistance.   By the end of the 1950s, Teflon and similar coatings were being applied liberally to just about everything. What…

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Opportunity Zone

Brownfields And Opportunity Zones

Ever wonder what happens to the land underneath a gas station, factory, or processing plant after a business goes belly up? If the land is left to its own devices, then…nothing. It is just rendered unusable and this is opportunity lost for communities. However, bipartisan legislation included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of…

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Muscling Out Zebra Mussels (Quagga)

The Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force has called them “devastating”, this was in reference to a tiny shell fish that may be smaller than a quarter or a penny but has caused billions of dollars in damages around the United States. Although the name ‘zebra mussels’ might sound exotic and adorable because zebras remind…

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Zero Valent Iron Remediation

Zerovalent iron (ZVI) is the most commonly used zerovalent metal (ZVM) for contaminated site remediation. Recent industrial and urban activities have led to elevated concentrations of a wide range of contaminants in groundwater. The use of ZVI for the treatment of toxic contaminants in groundwater and wastewater has received wide attention and encouraging treatment efficiencies…

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Golf Course pond cleanup

Golf Course Treatment With Potassium Permanganate

Algae Growth in Water Systems on Golf Courses Water systems, especially golf courses, can be inundated with algae resulting in clogged filters, dirty retention tanks, partially filled pipe systems, and clogged sprinkler heads.  The result is higher maintenance cost to clean filters, higher pumping cost due to increased pressure requirement and uneven water distribution, which…

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