Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Hundreds of Options Facing Power Plants Purchasing New or Upgrading

Hundreds of Options Facing Power Plants Purchasing New or Upgrading

The wet calcium (lime and limestone) process is only one option for removing SO2. Dry systems, ammonium sulfate, seawater, amine and other processes are also alternatives. Assuming that the purchaser has decided to purchase a new or ...


Energy & Renewables

Comparison of Capacity Factors in Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste in the UK

Comparison of Capacity Factors in Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste in the UK

The ranking was made based on the ratio between the gross electrical production of the plant during 2014 and the registered capacity of the plant under Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) scheme. The data on the electrical ...


Environmental Management

Overview of climate change adaptation platforms in Europe

Overview of climate change adaptation platforms in Europe

The landscape for web-based adaptation platforms in Europe As adaptation policy progresses in Europe, it is increasingly important that people have access to relevant and high-quality information. This information can be used to support ...


Health & Safety

Low Oil Prices Create Opportunity for Forward-Thinking Upstream Companies

Low Oil Prices Create Opportunity for Forward-Thinking Upstream Companies

The oil industry has seen many booms and busts in its history, and it’s common in times of low oil prices for companies to face significant pressure to cut spending. This can lead to production slowdowns, decommissioned rigs, layoffs ...


Monitoring & Testing

The Fundamentals of the Air Sampler Calibration-Verification Process

The Fundamentals of the Air Sampler Calibration-Verification Process

INTRODUCTION The calibration of an air sampling instrument using a reference air flow calibrator requires attention to scientific detail in order to establish that the instrument’s reported values are correctly stated and valid ...


Soil & Groundwater

Waterloo Emitters used for Bioremediation Study in High Temperature Saline Groundwater

Waterloo Emitters used for Bioremediation Study in High Temperature Saline Groundwater

A study was undertaken to determine the success for aerobic bioremediation of aromatic hydrocarbons (BTEX) and MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) in high temperature, saline groundwater conditions. The study included laboratory microcosm ...


Waste & Recycling

How Food Waste Costs Our Cities Millions

How Food Waste Costs Our Cities Millions

It would take farm land the size of Mexico just to grow the amount of food that humans produce, but do not eat, every year. More food goes uneaten at the consumption phase of the supply chain—in places like homes, restaurants and ...


Water & Wastewater

BA-C500 pump still going strong after 10,000 hours in service

BA-C500 pump still going strong after 10,000 hours in service

A high volume jet water pump has been working on board of a sand dredger, belonging to the Dutch company De Vries & van de Wiel, since May 2010. This big 20" pump has worked flawlessly without significant maintenance since the first ...


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