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Air & Climate

5 things to know about Obama`s next climate move: methane

5 things to know about Obama`s next climate move: methane

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced its latest move to combat global warming, this time trying to rein in heat-trapping methane gas that escapes from oil and gas fields. The plan relies on voluntary steps and new rules to ...


Energy & Renewables

Asia`s Largest Oil and Gas Company Seeks to Lower its Own Rising Costs

Asia`s Largest Oil and Gas Company Seeks to Lower its Own Rising Costs

Growing demand and higher prices for natural gas might seem like good news for Asia’s largest oil & gas company. But for giant, Sinopec -- the world’s fifth largest company -- significant gas price increases in China also ...


Environmental Management

Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

Nearly 3 million gallons of briny water generated by crude oil production has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline and reached two creeks, making it the biggest spill of this type of wastewater since the state's Bakken formation oil boom ...


Health & Safety

Oil Spill Technologies heat up

Oil Spill Technologies heat up

The highly successful, widespread deployment of PyroBoom® fireboom for controlled burning in the Gulf represented a crowning achievement in a development journey spanning more than 30 years. The concept of burning spilled or leaked ...


Monitoring & Testing

Why does the market need a new Phosgene indicator badge?

Why does the market need a new Phosgene indicator badge?

Usage of Phosgene Phosgene (COCl2) is a non combustible but very toxic gas. It is a raw material for plastics like Polycarbonates (i. e. Macrolon) or Polyurethanes. Monitoring of Phosgene Plants using or manufacturing Phosgene of course ...


Soil & Groundwater

Connections: Understanding Urban Soil Lead

Connections: Understanding Urban Soil Lead

There is no such thing as unleaded when talking about soils in urban areas. If a car had ever been driven near or paint had been applied to a home built on the soil prior to 1975, that soil will have measurable concentrations of lead. It ...


Waste & Recycling

Circular economy to be scrapped?

Circular economy to be scrapped?

Riverside Waste Machinery’s managing director Jonathan Oldfield, a passionate advocate of UK resource efficiency, talks about the current uncertainty surrounding the circular economy. There are a few things the waste and recycling ...


Water & Wastewater

White paper - Neutralization theory

White paper - Neutralization theory

The most common measurement made in water-pollution control, particularly in the area of industrial wastewater treatment, is pH. Acidic and basic substances, which define pH, have a severe effect on aquatic life and, in turn, an effect on ...


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