Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Air Rule for Cement Kilns Requires 92 Percent Cut in Mercury Emissions

Air Rule for Cement Kilns Requires 92 Percent Cut in Mercury Emissions

Portland cement kilns will be required to reduce emissions of mercury by 92 percent as part of an Environmental Protection Agency final rule announced Aug. 9 that imposes controls for several toxic pollutants. Although most of the ...


Energy & Renewables

How to calculate payback – The Case for Energy Efficiency

How to calculate payback – The Case for Energy Efficiency

With yet another round of government legislation mandating companies to monitor their energy efficiency coming into force this year, are business managers embracing the sustainability agenda being enforced in the UK? The general industry ...


Environmental Management

4 Red Flags in an Environmental Management System Audit

4 Red Flags in an Environmental Management System Audit

Is your environmental management system working for you or are you working for it? An all-too-common approach to running an environmental management system (EMS) is a procedural, documentation-oriented approach where the mere existence of ...


Health & Safety

Managing Temporary Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

Managing Temporary Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

In recent months OSHA and NIOSH have begun cracking down on organizations for their historically lax treatment of temporary workers in regard to safety. The reasoning for this increased attention, along with subsequent stiff fines is ...


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

Maintaining neutral pH in deep soils and ground water utilizing insoluble colloidal buffers

Maintaining neutral pH in deep soils and ground water utilizing insoluble colloidal buffers

ABSTRACT: Optimal pH for most biodegradation processes falls between 6.5 and 8.5. Enhanced bioremediation in poorly buffered soils and ground water is likely to lower pH below 6.5 as the added electron donor produces carbon dioxide and or ...


Waste & Recycling

Less fines improves productivity in waste wood shredding - Case Study

Less fines improves productivity in waste wood shredding - Case Study

A customer in France was shredding waste wood with two Doppstadts. After processing the wood twice, up to 20% of the total outcome was worthless fine wood dust. With TANA Shark the problem with the dust was eliminated and ...


Water & Wastewater

Decision making and technology selection in water (reuse) applications

Decision making and technology selection in water (reuse) applications

In recent years, a large number of developed countries have considered water reuse schemes as a mandated alternative water resource to tackle water scarcity. With increasing knowledge on and understanding of the merits of water reuse in ...


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