Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

History of Air Pollution in the UK

History of Air Pollution in the UK

Concern about urban air quality is not new. Complaints were recorded in the 13th century when coal was first used in London. Since the middle of the 19th century, the atmosphere of the major British cities was regularly polluted by coal ...


Energy & Renewables

USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

On August 3, 2015, Forest Concepts, LLC received a two-year, $499,997 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The contract will support the development of predictive ...


Environmental Management

Conflict of Interest Disclosures – Are you ready for risk assessment?

Conflict of Interest Disclosures – Are you ready for risk assessment?

5 Signs that you are ready for COI risk assessment Conflict of interest (COI) disclosure operates on a trust system. New hire orientation training and occasional refresher training sessions bring up the issue and request the submission of ...


Health & Safety

Auotclaves and Nitrogen. Why an Oxygen Monitor may be Required for Safety

Auotclaves and Nitrogen. Why an Oxygen Monitor may be Required for Safety

In many industries, including aerospace, autoclaves play an important role in the manufacturing process. Key components of aerospace systems need to be put under an intense pressure and temperature during their formation; at present, an ...


Monitoring & Testing

Mercury Ban – Printers Unaffected

Mercury Ban – Printers Unaffected

The mercury ban debate has been rife with speculation, confusion, strong accusations and well, a little bit of misleading information. So, together with Brendan Perring of Print Monthly I have been getting to the bottom of this tangled web ...


Soil & Groundwater

Water: At a Tipping Point

Water: At a Tipping Point

The Stockholm World Water Week’s focus on “Water for Development” comes at an opportune time. Water as a sector in world affairs is reaching a tipping point. Over the next two decades and more, the global push for food ...


Waste & Recycling

Improved Waste Service Management at St Georges Tower

Improved Waste Service Management at St Georges Tower

Client: Sodexo Location: St Georges Tower, Leicester Date: October 2015 Sector: Education About the Project: Sodexo manages the International Study Centres facilities at St Georges Tower, which is comprised of 164 student ...


Water & Wastewater

Vacuum systems for tall-oil applications

Vacuum systems for tall-oil applications

Tall oil is a viscous oily liquid and considered one of the most important by-products of wood pulp manufacturing. Through a fractioning process crude tall oil can be turned into valuable fatty and resin acids. Vacuums play a key role in ...


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