Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

PADEP Transition from CAIR to CSAPR

PADEP Transition from CAIR to CSAPR

As of January 1, 2015 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has been implementing the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) through a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) that primarily impacts electric generating units (EGUs). ...


Energy & Renewables

Energy audits: Europe-wide businesses face more than just ESOS

Energy audits: Europe-wide businesses face more than just ESOS

The UK is one of the countries ahead of the game in transposing Article 8 of the European Energy Efficiency Directive into concrete policy – in the form of ESOS. But companies that have operations across the continent will struggle ...


Environmental Management

How to avoid buying in supply chain risk

How to avoid buying in supply chain risk

In an article first published on the Supply Management blog, Altius Managing Director Gary Plant advises on six vital steps procurement managers can take to cut supplier risk. A survey of Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) has revealed ...


Health & Safety

Ensure OSHA compliance through a rewards program

Ensure OSHA compliance through a rewards program

For some companies, having an OSHA fine levied against them for failure to follow federally mandated safety protocols can be a death sentence. At the same time, trying to implement safety protocols without compromising productivity ...


Monitoring & Testing

What are the differences between Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)?

What are the differences between Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)?

Ask the expert: What are the differences between Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)? Answer: Both COD and BOD test methods aim to give an indication of the amount of pollution in a water ...


Soil & Groundwater

Geotextile Gravel Pavers keep lake clean in Denver - Case Study

Geotextile Gravel Pavers keep lake clean in Denver - Case Study

Denver’s City Park is an iconic symbol of the Mile High City. The oft-photographed park is home to the city’s zoo and the Denver Nature and Science Museum, as well as sports and recreational areas. In 2014, the asphalt parking ...


Waste & Recycling

Landfill Leachate Sources and Treatment Options

Landfill Leachate Sources and Treatment Options

What is leachate? In a lab, it is any liquid that extracts solids as it passes through matter. In a landfill, it is the water that enters the facility in a number of ways, passes through waste material on contact, contains a wide range of ...


Water & Wastewater

Cryptosporidium – Understanding the hidden danger case study

Cryptosporidium – Understanding the hidden danger case study

Understanding the problem Found in water supplies all over the globe, Cryptosporidium outbreaks are now becoming more and more frequent causing severe illness that can be fatal to vulnerable groups such as the young and elderly and in a ...


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