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

Beyond the Tesla Powerwall: How energy storage is shaping up in Ontario - How energy storage changes everything

Beyond the Tesla Powerwall: How energy storage is shaping up in Ontario - How energy storage changes everything

There are not many entrepreneurs who can command a room like Elon Musk. When he stepped onto a stage in May to unveil the Powerwall the audience oohed and ahhed and dutifully pre-ordered more than 38,000 of Tesla’s new home ...


Environmental Management

Legal Compliance Responsibility Ultimately Rests with your Board

Legal Compliance Responsibility Ultimately Rests with your Board

Companies have growing compliance requirements with a clear responsibility for respecting laws and regulations that go all the way to the top of the organization. Since our blog posts typically concern ways to meet compliance ...


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

Early Ethylene Glycol Leak Detection in Power Plant Steam Condensate Is Essential

Early Ethylene Glycol Leak Detection in Power Plant Steam Condensate Is Essential

Fossil fuel and nuclear power plants use heat exchangers to condense process steam back into liquid form. A heat exchanger works by transferring heat from one medium (steam) to another medium (air, water, or ethylene glycol). Many newer, ...


Soil & Groundwater

Learn why All Zero-Valent Iron (ZVI) Remediation Products are not the same

Learn why All Zero-Valent Iron (ZVI) Remediation Products are not the same

The MAJOR DIFFERENCE between Emulsified Zero-Valent Iron (eZVI) and other ZVI products is the physical structure of the eZVI product, which is a water-in-oil emulsion (see below images). This structure makes the eZVI product hydrophobic, ...


Waste & Recycling

Landfill Capping Systems: An Introduction to Options

Landfill Capping Systems: An Introduction to Options

Geomembranes, predominately linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), have been used for landfill caps for decades. Waste Management World has noted how,” Generally they have performed extremely well but, not unexpectedly, there have ...


Water & Wastewater

UV Ballast Water Treatment Close to US Approval

UV Ballast Water Treatment Close to US Approval

Shipowners have found it increasingly difficult to comply with ballast water treatment regulations in the US. But there’s good news on the horizon thanks to DESMI’s newest UV-based solution Ultraviolet radiation (UV), which ...


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