Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

ETS reform: everything you need to know in a nutshell

ETS reform: everything you need to know in a nutshell

The EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) was set up to reduce gas emissions and fight climate change, but it is not working as efficiently as it could. On 24 February MEPs approved draft legislation to tackle the imbalances of supply and ...


Energy & Renewables

Burning Man Work Ranch Solar Installation - Case Study

Burning Man Work Ranch Solar Installation - Case Study

Project Overview: Patriot Solar Group worked with Pure Power Solutions to design a ballasted ground mount array while accommodating a pre-existing concrete high-way lock blocks as the form of ballast, per customer request. Patriot Solar ...


Environmental Management

Who pays? Who cuts emissions? 5 issues for UN climate deal

Who pays? Who cuts emissions? 5 issues for UN climate deal

World governments are hoping that this year will mark a breakthrough in the slow-paced U.N. climate talks. In Geneva this week, negotiators from more than 190 countries are working on a draft of a deal that's supposed to be adopted in ...


Health & Safety

Moments of Truth—How will employees perceive your value for safety?

Moments of Truth—How will employees perceive your value for safety?

A moment of truth is an interaction that has the opportunity to make or break a relationship. If you think about going out to dinner there are a number of interactions from making the reservation, to valet parking, to seating, to ordering, ...


Monitoring & Testing

Ducted or Ductless Fume Hoods? Is this the real issue?

Ducted or Ductless Fume Hoods? Is this the real issue?

Most laboratories will need some form of fume cabinet at some point. The type of cabinet is usually the starting point of the process, and the choice of either ductless or ducted cabinet is made. With the ever increasing need to save ...


Soil & Groundwater

Why can’t I control the pH of my aquifer? - pH and Acidity are not the same

Why can’t I control the pH of my aquifer? - pH and Acidity are not the same

Acidity is the amount of base required to neutralize acids present in a water sample. This is important because it determines the amount of buffer required to adjust aquifer pH. Since acids can disassociate to different extents, two ...


Waste & Recycling

Superabsorbent derived from cassava waste pulp

Superabsorbent derived from cassava waste pulp

Background Cassava waste pulp from the tapioca industry is abundant in Indonesia. However, there have been few Indonesian or international papers describing research on the possible use of cassava waste pulp as a superabsorbent after ...


Water & Wastewater

Boskalis and our BBV Pumps environmentally friendly high flow pump unit

Boskalis and our BBV Pumps environmentally friendly high flow pump unit

Boskalis Nederland is a part of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. Boskalis was established in 1910 and has expanded from a local dredging contractor to a leading global maritime services company with over 11.000 employees. Originally, ...


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