Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

History of Air Pollution in the UK

History of Air Pollution in the UK

Concern about urban air quality is not new. Complaints were recorded in the 13th century when coal was first used in London. Since the middle of the 19th century, the atmosphere of the major British cities was regularly polluted by coal ...


Energy & Renewables

USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

On August 3, 2015, Forest Concepts, LLC received a two-year, $499,997 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The contract will support the development of predictive ...


Environmental Management

The (Environmental) Science of Investigation: Interactive Forensics Training Helps Professionals Solve Petroleum Contamination Cases

The (Environmental) Science of Investigation: Interactive Forensics Training Helps Professionals Solve Petroleum Contamination Cases

When a site is contaminated with petroleum products, there are many questions. How did it happen? When did it happen? And, most importantly, who is responsible for paying to clean it up? This ...


Health & Safety

The 5 E’s of Workplace Safety

The 5 E’s of Workplace Safety

Developing a new roadmap for safety performance improvement requires a comprehensive program with safety best practices, risk management, workplace safety management policies, and effective safety leadership. However, for you to gain the ...


Monitoring & Testing

Digging for data on Africa’s climate future

Digging for data on Africa’s climate future

The cardboard box is covered with a layer of dust so thick it must have been tucked away in this Kenyan basement for decades. The researcher wipes off the dust and rummages through the papers stored inside by someone long since retired. ...


Soil & Groundwater

Air monitoring in the Bosnian valley of the pyramids – part 2

Air monitoring in the Bosnian valley of the pyramids – part 2

In the first part of this series, ‘Air monitoring in the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids—Part 1’, I recounted my trip to Visoko in March 2015. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a fascinating country and well worth going ...


Waste & Recycling

National Mixed Rigid Plastic Bale Composition Study

National Mixed Rigid Plastic Bale Composition Study

Executive Summary - Summer 2015 Overview of the APR Rigid Plastics Recycling Committee The Association of Post Consumer Plastics Recyclers (APR), North America’s largest alliance of plastics reclaimers, represents companies ...


Water & Wastewater

Vacuum systems for tall-oil applications

Vacuum systems for tall-oil applications

Tall oil is a viscous oily liquid and considered one of the most important by-products of wood pulp manufacturing. Through a fractioning process crude tall oil can be turned into valuable fatty and resin acids. Vacuums play a key role in ...


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