Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

The aviation industry insists that it is making only a tiny contribution to global warming, with just 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions coming from its aircraft. The problem is the speed at which aviation itself is growing. One ...


Energy & Renewables

Bringing stability to the Grid: AES Energy storage angamos Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) - Case Study

Bringing stability to the Grid: AES Energy storage angamos Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) - Case Study

Opportunity In 2011, AES Gener, in cooperation with its subsidiary Empresa Electrica Angamos, completed construction on a 544MW thermal power plant in the town of Mejillones in Northern Chile. The plant provides electricity to this ...


Environmental Management

Green Construction Board Multi-stakeholder engagement - Case Study

Green Construction Board Multi-stakeholder engagement - Case Study

The client The Green Construction Board (GCB), formed in summer 2011, is a joint government and industry group formed to provide a platform for growth in green construction. It will implement and take forward the Low Carbon Construction ...


Health & Safety

Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people. The ...


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

Comingled Plume? No Problem!

Comingled Plume? No Problem!

CGRS Environmental Services and RPI Group Approved Installer, Vista Geoscience, were a bit surprised at what happened recently at a Denver hydrocarbon site they were remediating with Trap & Treat® BOS 200® injections. In late ...


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

From fresh water to waste water - AERZEN supplies oil-free oxygen to Nordland Papier

From fresh water to waste water - AERZEN supplies oil-free oxygen to Nordland Papier

The UPM Nordland Papier fine paper factory in Dörpen is the largest of its kind in Europe, producing up to 1.4 million tons of uncoated and coated paper every year with four machines. The company is part of UPM Paper ENA (Europe and ...


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