Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

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

CSP faces new California siting limits in DRECP

CSP faces new California siting limits in DRECP

The publication of the Preferred Alternative draft of the much-awaited Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) brings both hope and consternation to supporters of clean energy in California. DRECP would close approximately ...


Environmental Management

How to communicate the risks of population growth?

How to communicate the risks of population growth?

We need a better understanding of how the public perceive the risks of population growth, a new discussion paper argues. Research into public perceptions of the environmental and social challenges of population growth could guide ...


Health & Safety

Investing in Workplace Safety - Before It`s Too Late

Investing in Workplace Safety - Before It`s Too Late

Whether we’re talking about safety violations in retail store like Dollar Tree or an unsafe lab environment at an educational institution like UCLA, health and safety violations in the workplace can have disastrous results for any ...


Monitoring & Testing

Measuring total organic carbon in wastewater

Measuring total organic carbon in wastewater

The continuous TOC analysis of industrial waste water is known to be problematic especially, when the TOC analyser is used as a spill monitor for heavily polluted waste water containing a high-load of particles. Thus, most operators ...


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

Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

Forgetting your mobile phone can be a real pain, playing on your mind during the day. Then as you think you can feel your phone vibrating in your pocket and you come to realise how dependent we are on our gadgets. Electrical equipment has ...


Water & Wastewater

Mechanical Dredging Vs. Biological Dredging

Mechanical Dredging Vs. Biological Dredging

For many years, mechanical dredging has been the solution for dying ponds, lakes, retention basins, and rivers. Dredging removes sediment, some excess nutrients, pollutants and organic matter. By increasing the depth in this way, weed ...


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