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

Sunbeams from Space Mirrors in dawn-dusk Polar Orbit feeding Solar fields on the ground for Low Cost Electricity

Sunbeams from Space Mirrors in dawn-dusk Polar Orbit feeding Solar fields on the ground for Low Cost Electricity

A Space Power Satellite capable of providing solar electric power economically for 24 hours per day has been a dream for decades. However, the SPS concept is very complex since it assumes multiple energy conversion steps and includes ...


Environmental Management

Socio-Economic Valuation of the Goods and Services of the Paraná Delta Wetland

Socio-Economic Valuation of the Goods and Services of the Paraná Delta Wetland

Environmental problems can be analysed from different complementary points of view, from the perspectives of both the exact and natural sciences and the social sciences. From an economic point of view, one issue that often receives ...


Health & Safety

China in Talks to Join the OECD System for the Mutual Acceptance of Data in Assessment of Chemicals

China in Talks to Join the OECD System for the Mutual Acceptance of Data in Assessment of Chemicals

It has recently been reported that China is in discussions with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to become a provisional adherent to the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) system. This would require China to ...


Monitoring & Testing

Nutrient analysis system keeps wastewater plant in control case study

Nutrient analysis system keeps wastewater plant in control case study

Problem The Denver, Colo., Metro Wastewater Reclamation District wanted near real-time nutrient analysis for a very challenging headworks wastewater aeration process, consisting of a combination of centrate and RAS. The centrate and RAS ...


Soil & Groundwater

SEB Surfactant Enhanced Bioremediation Process Improves F3 & F4 Bioremediation to CCME Guidelines -case study

SEB Surfactant Enhanced Bioremediation Process Improves F3 & F4 Bioremediation to CCME Guidelines -case study

SEB Surfactant Enhanced Bioremediation process successfully cleans >4,000 Tons of F3 and F4 hydrocarbon contaminated soils at a remote site in Alberta. The SEB process was employed when the subject soils would not respond well to a ...


Waste & Recycling

IPEX Plenumline Acid Waste System helps North Carolina State University in Comprehensive Renovation

IPEX Plenumline Acid Waste System helps North Carolina State University in Comprehensive Renovation

North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. was founded in 1889 and currently enrolls close to 30,000 undergraduate students. Even from its historic beginning, this century old university has managed to remain 'modern1 in an effort to ...


Water & Wastewater

Apartment Water Test - Case Study

Apartment Water Test - Case Study

We had successfully mitigated this exact situation at another property (Family Tree Apartments] which also had extensive pin hole leaks and water heater failures. Based upon this prior exceptional success, it was clear that the H20 ...


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