Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Low-Nox burner retrofit experiences in cracking furnaces at Dow, Terneuzen

Low-Nox burner retrofit experiences in cracking furnaces at Dow, Terneuzen

Abstract: Dow Benelux B.V. (Dow) operates three ethylene plants from the Netherlands, all based within its Terneuzen facility. In 2009, Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology (Technip) studied options to reduce the NOx emissions ...


Energy & Renewables

How to comply with the ERC Energy Regulations in Kenya in 6 Easy Steps

How to comply with the ERC Energy Regulations in Kenya in 6 Easy Steps

It is now just about three years since the enactment of the Energy Efficiency Regulations 2012. Dawn has arrived for high energy consumers (those spending more than 15,000kWh of energy per month) to comply with the regulations. Energy ...


Environmental Management

Changing the Business Climate in 2015

Changing the Business Climate in 2015

The business of climate change has changed. Six years ago, when an international climate treaty in Copenhagen seemed distinctly possible, there was still a discernible gap between the concept of a low-carbon global economy and the capital ...


Health & Safety

doseBadge Builds up a Head of Steam in York

doseBadge Builds up a Head of Steam in York

Here’s the latest case study from Cirrus Research, featuring the world-famous National Railway Museum. See how the doseBadge Noise Dosimeter helps Anna Kavanagh check that her teams are not exceeding their daily noise exposure ...


Monitoring & Testing

Onsite Meteorological Data - Everything You Need To Know

Onsite Meteorological Data - Everything You Need To Know

Most AERMOD dispersion modeling is conducted using meteorological data from a nearby airport.  As long as the airport is reasonably representative of your source location, there is nothing wrong with that: airports are often ...


Soil & Groundwater

Shield Environmental Assoc. Defeats Bedrock Contamination with BOS 200® at Truck Stop

Shield Environmental Assoc. Defeats Bedrock Contamination with BOS 200® at Truck Stop

Shield Environmental Associates (Lexington, KY) has faced some daunting challenges over many years of successful service to their clients, but this one was remarkable. The Problem: A 320 foot long dissolved BTEX plume in both shallow and ...


Waste & Recycling

Heavy Metal(s)

Heavy Metal(s)

“Heavy metal” isn’t associated only with rock music. In sustainability, it refers to real metals like cadmium, mercury and lead. And we can all agree that while a little heavy metal ringing in our earphones is OK, we ...


Water & Wastewater

Steady State Model for Biological P Removal

Steady State Model for Biological P Removal

This steady-state model for biological P removal comes from Biological Phosphorus Removal: Manual for design and operation, published by IWA Publishing (2002). The steady-state bio-P model is represented in an Excel spreadsheet, which can ...


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