Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

History of Air Pollution in the UK

History of Air Pollution in the UK

Introduction 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 ...


Energy & Renewables

Pumped hydro storage softens blow of wind imbalance penalties

Pumped hydro storage softens blow of wind imbalance penalties

Quarry Battery is developer of the £160 million ($249.2 million) Glyn Rhonwy pumped hydro facility in Wales which will be the UK’s first grid-scale electricity storage facility for decades. The facility will produce nearly 50 ...


Environmental Management

EQuIS as the Key to Unlocking the Potential of Data - Case Study

EQuIS as the Key to Unlocking the Potential of Data - Case Study

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) History Reilly Tar and Chemical 80 acre property, operated 1917-1972 Coal tar and distilled by-products discharged to ditch and peat bog through 1939 Onsite industrial well with leaky casing ...


Health & Safety

The Elimination of Ethylene in Domestic Refrigerators

The Elimination of Ethylene in Domestic Refrigerators

Ethylene is a plant hormone produced naturally by fruit and other plant tissues. It is known as the ripening hormone because it regulates the series of processes associated with the ripening and senescence of fruit. Eliminating ethylene ...


Monitoring & Testing

Comparing RemBind and GAC to Adsorb Dissolved Perfluorinated Substances

Comparing RemBind and GAC to Adsorb Dissolved Perfluorinated Substances

Sensatec GmbH, an independent laboratory based in Germany, conducted a column study to compare the abilities of RemBind Plus, a product manufactured by Ziltek and distributed by Tersus Environmental, and granular activated carbon to remove ...


Soil & Groundwater

Shimadzu Guide to US EPA Method 8260 for analysis of volatile organic compounds in groundwater and solid waste

Shimadzu Guide to US EPA Method 8260 for analysis of volatile organic compounds in groundwater and solid waste

Environmental contamination has been at the forefront of government policy and regulation since the US EPA was established in 1970. Over the years the US EPA has developed, published, and updated multiple methods for analysis of ...


Waste & Recycling

Waste to Energy Analysis

Waste to Energy Analysis

The manufacturing of SRF in a single pass is not a new concept. However, with the environmental efficacy of alternative fuel production under seemingly increasing scrutiny, a one-step process is of growing importance, believes Peter ...


Water & Wastewater

New brief on urban sanitation

New brief on urban sanitation

"Key sanitation issues: commitments, coverage, choice, context, co-production, costs, capital, city-wide coverage" is a 6-page brief that draws on the editorial in the recently published issue of Environment and Urbanization. This issue is ...


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