Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

U.S. EPA`s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standards for the Utility Industry - How Powerful Are They?

U.S. EPA`s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standards for the Utility Industry - How Powerful Are They?

A major event in the Climate Change arena occurred on March 27, 2012 when, for the first time, U.S. EPA proposed Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources (NSPS) for emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2).  The proposed standards ...


Energy & Renewables

Boom-or-doom riddle for nuclear industry

Boom-or-doom riddle for nuclear industry

The headline figures for 2014 from the nuclear industry describe a worldwide boom in progress, with 73 reactors presently being built and another 481 new ones either planned or approved. The World Nuclear Association (WNA) official ...


Environmental Management

The End of Sustainability

The End of Sustainability

The time has come for us to collectively reexamine — and ultimately move past — the concept of sustainability. The continued invocation of sustainability in policy discussions ignores the emerging realities of the Anthropocene, ...


Health & Safety

California’s Prop 65: Enforcement Trends, Reform Efforts, and the Impact on your Business

California’s Prop 65: Enforcement Trends, Reform Efforts, and the Impact on your Business

California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is one of the most stringent state environmental laws for the chemical industry even though there is much confusion amongst Californians, whom the law was designed to protect, as to its exact scope and ...


Monitoring & Testing

BTEX monitor, equal performances to laboratory chromatographs

BTEX monitor, equal performances to laboratory chromatographs

Environnement S.A leveraged its technical leadership in this field with an extensive experience, being one of the first companies creating its first BTEX analyser almost 20 years ago. The VOC72M third generation of the series is, up to ...


Soil & Groundwater

SEB Surfactant Enhanced Bioremediation Process Improves F3 & F4 Bioremediation to CCME Guidelines -case study

SEB Surfactant Enhanced Bioremediation Process Improves F3 & F4 Bioremediation to CCME Guidelines -case study

SEB Surfactant Enhanced Bioremediation process successfully cleans >4,000 Tons of F3 and F4 hydrocarbon contaminated soils at a remote site in Alberta. The SEB process was employed when the subject soils would not respond well to a ...


Waste & Recycling

Valuing Plastic – The Case for Business Action

Valuing Plastic – The Case for Business Action

Concern is growing over the threat that widespread plastic waste poses to marine life, with conservative estimates of the overall financial damage of plastics to marine ecosystems standing at US$13 billion each year, according to two ...


Water & Wastewater

Caustic Recovery Using Membrane Filtration

Caustic Recovery Using Membrane Filtration

Abstract Food and beverage processors that use dilute caustic solutions for cleaning process equipment have shown increased interest in recovering the used caustic. The primary reason is that the price of caustic has increased ...


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