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Air & Climate

Air pollution impacts brain development before birth

Air pollution impacts brain development before birth

A study published today (Mar 25, 2015) in JAMA Psychology outlines the negative impacts of prenatal exposure to air pollutants on childhood brain development. Researchers at the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s ...


Energy & Renewables

Future-oriented further developments: wastewater heat utilization plants with a return on investment (ROI) of 2 - 6 years

Future-oriented further developments: wastewater heat utilization plants with a return on investment (ROI) of 2 - 6 years

Sewage is dirty and stinks. Out of sniffing distance – out of mind. Up until the 1980s sewage was taboo and not given the attention it deserves. One cold winter morning in 1988, 23 years ago, Urs Studer stopped beside a steaming ...


Environmental Management

Who really is responsible for climate change and industrial emissions policy in Canada?

Who really is responsible for climate change and industrial emissions policy in Canada?

There seems to be no end to press releases announcing good things to deal with climate change and equally no end to criticism for alleged failings in this regard. All three levels of government share in the plaudits and criticisms for ...


Health & Safety

Do you know your hazardous gases?

Do you know your hazardous gases?

I’ve never had a problem determining the difference between Ant and Dec as I was an avid fan of Byker Grove as a child. But many people struggle. To avoid future confusion PJ was the one blinded in an unfortunate paint balling ...


Monitoring & Testing

Rugged Tablet helps with Data collection in tornado clean-up - Case Study

Rugged Tablet helps with Data collection in tornado clean-up - Case Study

Challenge After a massive tornado wiped out much of the city of Joplin, Missouri, Asbell Excavating needed to find all of the downed transformers, note their location, then go back and clean up the spills before serious environmental ...


Soil & Groundwater

Steam Injection with Soil Vapor Extraction Remediation

Steam Injection with Soil Vapor Extraction Remediation

Project description for soil vapor extraction / steam injection remediation by GWS Environmental Contractors Inc. The use and implementation of steam injection remediation on No 2. heating oil. Project Location: 18 Institute Street ...


Waste & Recycling

Ground Zero for Industrial Parts Cleaning Discharge - Case Study

Ground Zero for Industrial Parts Cleaning Discharge - Case Study

PROCECO helps the R.H. Sheppard Co. attain zero waste after parts cleaning. RH Sheppard purchased a PROCECO Eco-Smart MVR (Mechanical Vapor Recompression) evaporator with a goal of doubling their wastewater processing capabilities. Their ...


Water & Wastewater

Innovative Multi-Media Filter – Continuous Backwash Filter

Innovative Multi-Media Filter – Continuous Backwash Filter

The disadvantages of conventional MMF based pretreatment Conventional pretreatment is based on multimedia filters (MMF) implemented in large scale desalination plants. Although this filtration method is well proven and provides reliable ...


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