Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

3 Questions: The launch of the MIT Climate Change Conversation

3 Questions: The launch of the MIT Climate Change Conversation

Original story at MIT News New committee aims to catalyze community discussion on how MIT can help address climate change. On Sept. 19, Maria T. Zuber, MIT’s vice president for research, announced the membership of ...


Energy & Renewables

A Cleaner Energy Future

A Cleaner Energy Future

As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and ...


Environmental Management

With more investment, the developing world can lead the way to a low-carbon future

With more investment, the developing world can lead the way to a low-carbon future

Global business can find good investments that also address climate change by looking to the world’s most vulnerable populations. When it comes to helping the world transition to a low-carbon future, developing nations are in a ...


Health & Safety

New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) ...


Monitoring & Testing

Monitoring of Algae Growth by TOC Measurement

Monitoring of Algae Growth by TOC Measurement

Global warming due to the excessive use of fossil fuels is becoming a problem which has prompted and accelerated the search for alternative fuels. Among the more attractive alternatives is biomass fuel, which is attracting considerable ...


Soil & Groundwater

Hunters Point Case Study (In Situ Gas Thermal Remediation (GTR™))

Hunters Point Case Study (In Situ Gas Thermal Remediation (GTR™))

In Situ Thermal Remediation with Gas Thermal Remediation (GTR©) is being used to remove NAPL contaminants from a former military base. The system is extracting 378 liters (100 gallons) of liquid waste every week. LNAPLs, such as fuel ...


Waste & Recycling

Question of the Month: What are the effects of dry ice blasting on the environment?

Question of the Month: What are the effects of dry ice blasting on the environment?

Carbon Dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas emitted from human activity. As such it has been considered one of the biggest causes of global warming. Because of this there is a common misconception that utilizing CO2 in its solid form (dry ...


Water & Wastewater

Large Diameter Impellers Make Trash Pumps More Versatile

Large Diameter Impellers Make Trash Pumps More Versatile

The introduction of these impellers allow for a higher range of discharge pressure. Pumps are available in many types—diaphragm, positive displacement and progressive cavity—but the most common is a centrifugal pump. ...


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