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Air & Climate

SO2 NAAQS Implementation: The Great American Update

SO2 NAAQS Implementation: The Great American Update

Since the 1-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) became effective in August 2010, ALL4 has been tracking it every step of the way.  Its implementation has proven to be chaotic at times and quiet at ...


Energy & Renewables

Masdar on the importance of partnerships & consortiums for CSP

Masdar on the importance of partnerships & consortiums for CSP

Part 1: Finding the right partners for Noor II and III When the Request For Qualifications [RFQ] for Noor II and III came out we started talking to companies we knew well through our experience with Torresol and Shams.  However, this ...


Environmental Management

Paper and film laminates company has legislative compliance wrapped using online expertise

Paper and film laminates company has legislative compliance wrapped using online expertise

A leading manufacturer of high-quality, high performance self-adhesive label materials for product and information labelling has improved H&S and environmental compliance after turning to online specialists Cedrec for expertise and ...


Health & Safety

9 Things Your Respiratory Protection Program Must Include

9 Things Your Respiratory Protection Program Must Include

Many think that getting a respirator fit test is all that is needed.  Unfortunately, it’s much more than that. The OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134 has many requirements in addition to respirator fit ...


Monitoring & Testing

Using respirometry for energy optimization in a nitrifying biological wastewater treatment system

Using respirometry for energy optimization in a nitrifying  biological wastewater treatment system

ABSTRACT Many wastewater treatment plants use more than 50% of their total energy budget in the aeration basin and, when nutrient removal is included in the activated sludge process, it is very common that the majority of oxygen uptake ...


Soil & Groundwater

The Future For Fracking

The Future For Fracking

Summary Fracking is an essential technology to meet growing global demand for oil and gas. Fracking has become the "F" word, because it is very water-intensive, and has potential negative impacts on the environment. The future of ...


Waste & Recycling

Europe’s objective: recycle more waste and send less to landfills

Europe’s objective: recycle more waste and send less to landfills

Is waste a problem or a resource? Waste is both, depending on what we do with it. It is a problem because it can affect people’s health and the environment. For example, landfills are an important source of methane emissions, which ...


Water & Wastewater

Wastewater treatment plant monitors Greenhouse Gas emissions

Wastewater treatment plant monitors Greenhouse Gas emissions

Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in ...


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