Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Modeling Tip: Using 3D Receptor Grid in AERMOD

Modeling Tip: Using 3D Receptor Grid in AERMOD

Receptors are specific locations where AERMOD will compute a concentration or deposition value. In an AERMOD analysis, at least one receptor must be defined in order for the model to run successfully. To assist modelers in including ...


Energy & Renewables

USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

On August 3, 2015, Forest Concepts, LLC received a two-year, $499,997 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The contract will support the development of predictive ...


Environmental Management

The (Environmental) Science of Investigation: Interactive Forensics Training Helps Professionals Solve Petroleum Contamination Cases

The (Environmental) Science of Investigation: Interactive Forensics Training Helps Professionals Solve Petroleum Contamination Cases

When a site is contaminated with petroleum products, there are many questions. How did it happen? When did it happen? And, most importantly, who is responsible for paying to clean it up? This ...


Health & Safety

Floor safety tip sheet for all your employees – new and experienced!

Floor safety tip sheet for all your employees – new and experienced!

Check out our new floor safety tip sheet. You can download and print on card stock for your back room. Have each employee sign they have read it as well! Here are the basics! Wet floors – Watch out for floors that have been ...


Monitoring & Testing

Detecting Mercury in Water

Detecting Mercury in Water

Determination of Mercury (Hg) in Water by Hand-Held, Portable Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence SpectrometryWater is the most familiar and most abundant compound on Earth, making up 71% of its surface area.[1]It is a vital component for all ...


Soil & Groundwater

Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the ...


Waste & Recycling

The search for sustainable plastics

The search for sustainable plastics

As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel ...


Water & Wastewater

Oxidative degradation of COD in Petrochemical facility using Ozone-based advanced oxidation

Oxidative degradation of COD in Petrochemical facility using Ozone-based advanced oxidation

The aim of this study was to investigate the use of ozone-based advanced oxidation processes for the oxidative destruction of COD in a petrochemical facility. Several  AOP experiments were carried out in order to select and optimise ...


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