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Air & Climate

Air quality in Europe - 2014 report

Air quality in Europe - 2014 report

Despite considerable improvements in the past decades, Europe is still far from achieving levels of air quality that do not pose unacceptable risks to humans and the environment. Air pollution is the top environmental risk factor of ...


Energy & Renewables

Can low oil prices be good for the environment?

Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved. Maybe low oil prices aren't so bad for the environment after all. The ...


Environmental Management

The Sustainability Maturity Curve

The Sustainability Maturity Curve

For businesses, sustainability is not a destination, but a continuous journey. To help companies and managers to understand the topic and why they should be interested in it, PE International uses the concept of the sustainability maturity ...


Health & Safety

Three Steps to Removing Cognitive Bias from Safety Decisions

Three Steps to Removing Cognitive Bias from Safety Decisions

Why do good leaders sometimes make bad decisions? The answer has to do with the remarkably complex human brain. Every day, the typical person makes somewhere between 2,000 and 10,000 decisions. Unable to cope with all the detail of each ...


Monitoring & Testing

Rain Gauge Fixed with 12 V Regulator

Rain Gauge Fixed with 12 V Regulator

A friend came to me with a curious problem regarding the research weather stations he maintains. The Geonor rain gauges were experiencing glitches. Some of his stations exhibited only occasional problems, and others were failing ...


Soil & Groundwater

TerraTherm to Remediate Soils at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site - Case Study

TerraTherm to Remediate Soils at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site - Case Study

The Beede Site is the former location of a state-licensed and regulated waste oil recycling and disposal facility. The nearly 41-acre Site is located in a residential area of Plaistow, New Hampshire (NH). Operations at the Site began in ...


Waste & Recycling

Landfill Leachate Treatment Technology Piloted in Ireland - White Paper

Landfill Leachate Treatment Technology Piloted in Ireland - White Paper

The primary objective of this project was to develop a full scale Pro-Bio design which could treat wastewaters such as Leachate by piloting a small scale first to determine the precise structural design, process flow and programming which ...


Water & Wastewater

Successful degradation of a cobalt organic complex and TOC by advanced oxidation processes

Successful degradation of a cobalt organic complex and TOC by advanced oxidation processes

A chemical manufacturing plant needed to remove cobalt from biologically treated wastewater. The current cobalt concentration is higher than 1000 ppb and needs to be reduced to below 5 ppb. Cobalt speciation analysis results have shown ...


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