Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Position paper: Accounting for peatland hotspots in the new climate agreement

Position paper: Accounting for peatland hotspots in the new climate agreement

Introduction Peatlands (~organic soils) worldwide store twice as much carbon as all forest biomass, although they cover only a tenth of the land. The drainage of peatlands, for forestry and agriculture, leads to the oxidation of this ...


Energy & Renewables

Energy produced from waste – experiences from Norway

Energy produced from waste – experiences from Norway

Summary The system for waste treatment tends to be similar in all part of Norway due to national environmental strategy and legislation demanding the municipalities to recycle and prevent pollution. The amount of waste increases as ...


Environmental Management

Do environmental regulations harm competitiveness?

Do environmental regulations harm competitiveness?

Environmental regulations only reduce productivity and employment by a small amount, and can boost economic growth by encouraging innovation by businesses, according to a report published last months by the Grantham Research Institute ...


Health & Safety

Forgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagers

Forgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagers

Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages that are home to thousands in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, ...


Monitoring & Testing

Temperature Control of Experiments and Equipment – how do you keep your cool?

Temperature Control of Experiments and Equipment – how do you keep your cool?

Maintaining a constant temperature is vital in many processes to ensure consistency and safety, however this can be difficult in a working environment. Cooling systems might be used to keep a reaction or piece of equipment below room ...


Soil & Groundwater

TerraTherm to Remediate Soils at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site - Case Study

TerraTherm to Remediate Soils at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site - Case Study

The Beede Site is the former location of a state-licensed and regulated waste oil recycling and disposal facility. The nearly 41-acre Site is located in a residential area of Plaistow, New Hampshire (NH). Operations at the Site began in ...


Waste & Recycling

Question of the Month: How can you utilize dry ice blasting for delicate cleaning?

Question of the Month: How can you utilize dry ice blasting for delicate cleaning?

Already recognized as being a non-abrasive cleaning process, dry ice cleaning is gaining notoriety for its delicate cleaning properties. It is commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry for cleaning surgical devices and catheter tips. ...


Water & Wastewater

Wastewater Treatment Plant Optimisation PLANT A - Case Study

Wastewater Treatment Plant Optimisation PLANT A - Case Study

Site Details: PLANT A, Co. Cavan, Ireland. Operator details: Undisclosed Description of Wastewater Treatment Facility: PLANT A is an activated sludge Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility which has inlet works followed by an ...


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