Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

U.S. EPA`s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standards for the Utility Industry - How Powerful Are They?

U.S. EPA`s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standards for the Utility Industry - How Powerful Are They?

A major event in the Climate Change arena occurred on March 27, 2012 when, for the first time, U.S. EPA proposed Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources (NSPS) for emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2).  The proposed standards ...


Energy & Renewables

Idex Environnement’s Biogas plant at Amiens

Idex Environnement’s Biogas plant at Amiens

The Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant in Amiens is operated by Idex Environment. The biogas is derived from the municipal solid waste (MSW) originating from the local area. Clarke Energy has delivered a full turnkey installation for this ...


Environmental Management

Demystifying the dis-domestication of consumer products

Demystifying the dis-domestication of consumer products

Prolonging the lifespan of products is vital in order to decouple economic success from environmental impact, according to Marie Hebrok of the National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO) in Oslo, Norway. Writing in the Journal of ...


Health & Safety

Reducing Mercury Impacts in Small-Scale Gold Mining

Reducing Mercury Impacts in Small-Scale Gold Mining

Despite knowing full well the dangers of mercury, millions of small-scale gold miners across the globe continue to use the metal to separate gold from ore - usually because they have little other choice. The mercury is mixed into ore and ...


Monitoring & Testing

Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by EPA Method with Headspace Trap GC-MS

Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by EPA Method with Headspace Trap GC-MS

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) refer to a group of easily vapourised organic compounds. Under atmospheric pressure, these compounds boil below 250C. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to the VOCs could increase the risk of ...


Soil & Groundwater

Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill

Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill

A customer in TX was recently in some hot water with the local municipal water department. Due to excessive rains near the coast of Texas, the water levels have been higher than usual. The company fills storage tanks with diesel at its ...


Waste & Recycling

It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

Axion Director Keith Freegard, recently spoke to Local Authority Waste and Recycling arguing against a Pay-as you-Throw scheme suggesting an element of ‘punishment’ could be counter-productive in increasing recycling rates. In ...


Water & Wastewater

Surveillance of human and swine adenovirus, human norovirus and swine circovirus in water samples in Santa Catarina, Brazil

Surveillance of human and swine adenovirus, human norovirus and swine circovirus in water samples in Santa Catarina, Brazil

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the contamination of different water sources (drinking, surface and groud waters) used for human and animal consumption by PCV2, PAdV, HAdV and NoV GI and GII, in in the city of ...


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