Earth Science Laboratories adds new board member
A new board member has joined Earth Science Laboratories (ESL). Collie Lowrance is an attorney specializing in . . .
Earth Science Laboratories expands with new General Manager for Agriculture
Earth Science Laboratories has welcomed a new member to their management team. Matt Quist joined ESL in March as the General Manager of the Agricultural Division. Quist now leads . . .
Pool and spa industry veteran added to NESPA Board
The Penn-Jersey Chapter of the Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA) has added pool and spa industry veteran, Rebecca Thompson, as a member of their board. Thompson was confirmed on February 11 during the most recent board meeting and . . .
New water treatment technologies a key focus of incoming General Manager at Earth Science Laboratories
Earth Science Laboratories is expanding to create new opportunities in the water treatment industry. Roderick Abinet joined ESL in August to helm the company’s Municipal Water division. The division has been a mainstay at ESL as the Northwest Arkansas based platform chemicals company has …
Austin approves EarthTec QZ for zebra mussel control in water treatment plants
The Austin City Council has approved $4 million dollars over the next five years for zebra mussel control in water intakes on Lake Austin and Lake Travis. AUSTIN, Texas, February 3, 2020 – The Austin City Council has approved a multi-million-dollar plan to control...
Invasive mussel control a key topic at National Association of Lake Managers meeting
Invasive mussel control will be a key topic at the upcoming NALMS symposium in Burlington, Vermont. The event will feature a tour of the city’s . . .
Zebra mussel rapid response plan to protect Columbia River in Pacific Northwest
Army Corps of Engineers preparedness strategy for possible zebra-mussel and quagga-mussel infestations includes EarthTec® QZ from Earth Science Laboratories to protect Columbia River System. WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Army Corps of Engineers is preparing a rapid...
Cost-effective cyanobacteria treatment is a key topic at Western States water meeting
Summer is cyanobacteria season, especially in the dry, arid states of the West. As potentially toxic blooms have increased in recent decades, so too has the need for effective treatment. Cost-effective cyanobacteria treatment will be a key topic when . . .
Quagga mussels eliminated from lake with EarthTec QZ
Quagga mussels have been eliminated from a Pennsylvania lake with EarthTec® QZ. At 29 acres and 115-feet deep, the lake is . . .
Zebra mussel control a hot topic in Alabama and Mississippi
The Mississippi River is a zebra mussel highway. The mighty river has carried the invasive mussels from the Great Lakes to the Gulf states. Its tributaries have brought zebra mussels east and west. This month, water treatment experts from two southern states will learn how to stop the tiny invaders.
EarthTec QZ achieves 100% quagga mussel mortality in Canadian pilot study
EarthTec QZ achieved complete quagga mussel mortality in a recent study by Canadian Researchers. Ian Lake-Thompson and Ron Hofmann tested EarthTec QZ in real-world conditions at a Toronto water treatment plant. They found that . . .
ESL joins American Chemistry Council, affirming commitment to safety and sustainability
Earth Science Laboratories has joined the American Chemistry Council (ACC) a national organization representing a diverse set of companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC provides its members with . . .
Quagga mussel eradication confirmed in historic Pennsylvania lake
Recent test results show no evidence of invasive mussels in the historic Billmeyer Quarry near Bainbridge, Pennsylvania. The results offer renewed hope that a recent quagga mussel eradication project was successful. If the quagga mussel population fails to rebound . . .
Water treatment plants controlling zebra mussels and cyanobacteria through chemistry
Zebra mussels are in the news again. While Austin, Texas continues to grapple with a foul-smelling infestation, Pennsylvania water experts will learn how to stop the tiny invaders from fouling their own pipes. The annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association (PRWA) will include a seminar by . . .
Black algae product test results surprise
Rudy Stankowitz has a mission. He wants to help pool operators defeat black algae – and he may have found a way to do it. Stankowitz recently ran a real-world experiment to see whether prolonged contact with low levels of copper would kill black algae. The results were surprising.
Cyanobacteria control will be discussed at California-Nevada water meeting
Water industry experts from two western states will meet in California’s Palm Desert this month. The California-Nevada section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) will hold its Annual Fall Conference at the Westin Hills Resort, Oct. 22–25. Removing toxins released into drinking water by harmful cyanobacteria blooms will be . . .
Experts to discuss cyanobacteria and quagga mussel control in the Western U.S.
Water treatment experts from three western states will meet in Las Vegas this month. The annual Tri-State Seminar brings together leaders from Arizona, California and Nevada. This year’s meeting takes place in the face of ongoing challenges . . .
Texas water treatment plant resolves severe cyanobacteria outbreak
Summer is peak cyanobacteria season for water treatment plants. This means taste and odor complaints. Controlling taste and odor problems while keeping costs under control can be difficult. A South Texas water treatment plant found a way to do both.