1. Israelis develop system for cleaning industrial pollution

    Israelis develop system for cleaning industrial pollution

    A new process under development in Israel could provide the economical, earth-friendly solution many industries seek for cleaning up soil, sludge and sediment polluted by their activities.

    Phased transaction extraction (PTE) is meant as a new tool to help get rid of industrial pollution both for nonvolatile organic and metal pollutants, especially in wet conditions.

    PTE uses a combination of methods to remove and concentrate the substances. All components – both the pollutants and the materials that separate them – can be recycled.

    Prof. Amos Ullman devised the system with fellow Tel Aviv University Faculty of Engineering Prof. Naima Brauner and Prof ...

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    1. We have to recycle the solvents and the chelating agents we are using to catch the metals. Without recycling those ingredients it would be too expensive.
    2. To handle or remediate a polluted area is quite expensive. If you don't have a government forcing you to do it, or if the contaminated piece of land is not valuable as real estate, people prefer to ignore the problem.
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