Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

The aviation industry insists that it is making only a tiny contribution to global warming, with just 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions coming from its aircraft. The problem is the speed at which aviation itself is growing. One ...


Energy & Renewables

Can CSP become cost-competitive by 2020?

Can CSP become cost-competitive by 2020?

This is the question many CSP industry players have been asking and it seems it could have a positive answer. According to José Alfonso Nebrera, Chief Executive Officer at ACS Cobra and Elisa Prieto, Strategy Director at Abengoa, ...


Environmental Management

Climate and economy fan flames in Spain

Climate and economy fan flames in Spain

Climate change is gradually turning Spain into a fire zone – but it’s also the change in the economic climate that is inflaming the situation. A research group reports in the journal Environmental Science and Policy that ...


Health & Safety

Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people. The ...


Monitoring & Testing

Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by EPA Method with Headspace Trap GC-MS

Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by EPA Method with Headspace Trap GC-MS

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) refer to a group of easily vapourised organic compounds. Under atmospheric pressure, these compounds boil below 250C. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to the VOCs could increase the risk of ...


Soil & Groundwater

Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill

Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill

A customer in TX was recently in some hot water with the local municipal water department. Due to excessive rains near the coast of Texas, the water levels have been higher than usual. The company fills storage tanks with diesel at its ...


Waste & Recycling

It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

Axion Director Keith Freegard, recently spoke to Local Authority Waste and Recycling arguing against a Pay-as you-Throw scheme suggesting an element of ‘punishment’ could be counter-productive in increasing recycling rates. In ...


Water & Wastewater

From fresh water to waste water - AERZEN supplies oil-free oxygen to Nordland Papier

From fresh water to waste water - AERZEN supplies oil-free oxygen to Nordland Papier

The UPM Nordland Papier fine paper factory in Dörpen is the largest of its kind in Europe, producing up to 1.4 million tons of uncoated and coated paper every year with four machines. The company is part of UPM Paper ENA (Europe and ...


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