Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide

Hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide

Example: Aluminium recycling Similar tasks: Recycling of copper, lead, cink The waste gas in metal recycling usually contains particles (abraded metal, mineral dust), inorganic, acid substances (HF, HCI, SOx) and dioxins (PCDD/F) as well ...


Energy & Renewables

Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

In 2013, world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries. Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent ...


Environmental Management

View on Private Sector: Insuring against climate change

View on Private Sector: Insuring against climate change

A recent UN report said that global warming will cause trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs in the Caribbean. It also warned that small island states will be disproportionally affected by the impact of climate change: their coral ...


Health & Safety

Canada’s National Exhibition (CNE) Food Safety: Post-Cronut Burger

Canada’s National Exhibition (CNE) Food Safety: Post-Cronut Burger

It’s that time of year again – summer is rolling to an end, the office is deserted, and the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is open for business. Established more than 135 years ago, the CNE annual fair is known for its ...


Monitoring & Testing

Will the equipment match the regulatory method?

Will the equipment match the regulatory method?

Anyone involved in field analysis of oil in water will con tinually get the question "Does your equipment match the regulatory method?" Zj While the amount of oil in water is highly regulated, it can also be a challenging measurement. It ...


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

One Billion Devices

One Billion Devices

Increasing standards of living mean more — literally hundreds of millions more — computers, cell phones and other electronic devices are being deployed in developing nations. But what happens when these hot new devices are no ...


Water & Wastewater

Development of a compact, cost effective, and energy efficient biofilm reactor for wastewater treatment and effluent reuse

Development of a compact, cost effective, and energy efficient biofilm reactor for wastewater treatment and effluent reuse

Abstract The CFIC (Continuous Flow Intermittent Cleaning) biofilm reactor has been developed. It contains highly packed biofilm carriers to a degree that little movement of the carriers occurs in the reactor during normal operation. The ...


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