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Date published: February 24, 2019
Status: Active

Groundwater-Level Response to Virginia Earthquake, August 23, 2011

A magnitude 5.8 (Mw) earthquake occurred at 1:51 pm EDT (17:51 UTC) on August 23, 2011, at a depth of about 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) beneath the town of Mineral, Virginia, located approximately 27 miles (45 kilometers) east of Charlottesville. The event is among the largest earthquakes recorded in the eastern United States.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 23, 2019
Status: Completed

Delaware River Basin Focus Area Study

As one of several National Focus Area Studies within the USGS National Water Census (NWC), the USGS completed a 3-year study of water availability and use in the Delaware River Basin.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 22, 2019
Status: Completed

The Story of the USGS Research Vessel (R/V) Polaris

For the past 50 years, the USGS has been conducting research in the San Francisco Bay and Delta, California and beyond. This research would not have been possible without the Research Vessel (R/V) Polaris. Many scientists who have been fortunate to work on the Polaris have come and gone, but the Polaris sailed from the South San Francisco Bay continuously from 1968...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 22, 2019
Status: Completed

Solar Distillation Loop Evaporation Sleeve, US Patent 7,501,046

An evaporation sleeve is placed within a solar distillation loop apparatus to increase the amount of water evaporated by the apparatus. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 22, 2019
Status: Completed

Solar Distillation Loop, US Patent 7,108,769

A solar distillation loop apparatus includes a first pipe section disposed on a ground surface, the first pipe section including a substantially straight portion and elevated portions on each end of the substantially straight portion, an impure water inflow coupling  and an impure water outflow coupling. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 22, 2019
Status: Completed

A Bioreactor for the Oxidation of the Fumigant Methyl Bromide, US Patent 6,916,446

Methyl halide contaminants are oxidized in a reaction chamber containing a methylotrophic bacterium through direct oxidation of the methyl halide contaminant. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 22, 2019
Status: Completed

Sorbant Sequestration and Removal of Toxic Metal Ions, US Patent 6,896,813

A matrix for water decontamination has an amended sorbant cellulose substrate with an iron (ferric) oxyhydroxide component and a component to sorb dissolved organic compounds retained by the cellulose substrate. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 22, 2019
Status: Completed

Small-Scale, Hydrogen-Oxidizing Denitrifying Bioreactor, US Patent 6,863,815

A method for treating nitrate-contaminated water comprising treating said water with hydrogen-oxidizing denitrifying bacteria in the presence of hydrogen. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 22, 2019
Status: Completed

Deep Aquifer Remediation System, US Patent 6,458,271

A groundwater decontamination system includes a decontamination unit adapted to be lowered down through a non-pumping well into an aquifer containing contaminated water. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 22, 2019
Status: Completed

Aquifer Remediation Barrier for Removal of Inorganic Contaminants, US Patent 6,428,695

A permeable barrier for decontaminating groundwater having two distinct components for increasing contaminant removal. Preferably, the barrier material is a mixture or distinct layers of bone-char phosphate material and iron oxide pellets. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 22, 2019
Status: Completed

Crystallization of Powders Having Uniform Particle Sizes by Ostwald Ripening at Large Levels of Supersaturation, US Patent 6,379,459

A method is provided for the manufacture of mineral power crystals having a uniform mean size. The method includes forming a solution which is highly supersaturated with respect to the crystals. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 22, 2019
Status: Completed

Method for Enhancing Oxidation of Methyl Bromide With Strain IMB-1 (ATCC 202197) During Agricultural Fumigations, US Patent 6,013,254

A method is provided for enhancing oxidation of methyl bromide during agricultural fumigations of fields using a fumigant containing methyl bromide. The method comprises adding a methylotrophic bacterium to the soil in an amount effective to provide bacterial oxidation of the methyl bromide. (Full details provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.)

Attribution: Water Resources