Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Lessons learned in the management of multilateral climate negotiations

Lessons learned in the management of multilateral climate negotiations

In 2009 world attention was focused on the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen (Conference of Parties – COP 15), which for many held the promise of a first-ever comprehensive global accord that would place meaningful ...


Energy & Renewables

Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?

Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?

As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents ponder whether it will serve as a bridge or roadblock to photovoltaic power On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy’s High Bridge Generating Station offers an ...


Environmental Management

Lessons from 2014, Moving on to 2015: Conflict Minerals Reporting Continues

Lessons from 2014, Moving on to 2015: Conflict Minerals Reporting Continues

With 2014 now behind us, the ability to voluntarily opt out of conflict minerals reporting is also gone. After numerous companies declared themselves “DRC Conflict Undeterminable” in 2014 per federal allowance, ...


Health & Safety

BBA emergency pump units for a nuclear power plant

BBA emergency pump units for a nuclear power plant

Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, safety regulations at many nuclear plants have been considerably tightened, this has led to an increased demand for fire fighting pump systems. These systems must comply with extremely ...


Monitoring & Testing

Productivity at the Commercial (or pay per test) Laboratory - White Paper

Productivity at the Commercial (or pay per test) Laboratory - White Paper

Commercial environmental laboratories practice “applied analytical chemistry” by analyzing samples using a list of potential contaminants to determine how much, if any, of the pollutants are there. The data collected may be ...


Soil & Groundwater

Diver training in the largest diamond mine in the world

Diver training in the largest diamond mine in the world

Project Diver training Client Debswana Country Botswana Background to training Eijkelkamp Academy trainer Leon van Hamersveld gave a Diver water level logger training at the end of January 2015 in the Orapa mine, which is the ...


Waste & Recycling

Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry

Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry

The World Bank estimates that by 2025, some 6 million tonnes of solid waste will be generated each day around the world — nearly double what’s produced today. By 2100 that number could hit 11 million. A Smithsonian magazine ...


Water & Wastewater

Cooling Water System at Major Canned Food Producer in the United States

Cooling Water System at Major Canned Food Producer in the United States

Cooling operation for canning line replaces stabilized bromine and achieves greater biological control. LOCATION Tomato Canning Plant in California, USA EQUIPMENT & CHEMISTRY Vault M15 MIOX’s Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) ...


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