Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Gaseous emissions during concurrent combustion of biomass and non-recyclable municipal solid waste

Gaseous emissions during concurrent combustion of biomass and non-recyclable municipal solid waste

Abstract Background: Biomass and municipal solid waste offer sustainable sources of energy; for example to meet heat and electricity demand in the form of combined cooling, heat and power. Combustion of biomass has a lesser impact than ...


Energy & Renewables

Renewable resource Trechwitz ORC - Case Study

Renewable resource Trechwitz ORC - Case Study

This plant has an electrical output of 800 kW and a thermal power of 760 KW. At the biogas plant in Trechwitz, an unconventional heat utilisation model was installed. The waste heat from the CHP unit is used to generate power in an ORC ...


Environmental Management

Final Report - Hotspots Analysis: mapping of existing methodologies, tools and guidance and initial recommendations for the development of global guidance

Final Report - Hotspots Analysis: mapping of existing methodologies, tools and guidance and initial recommendations for the development of global guidance

UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative - Flagship Project 3a (Phase 1) Hotspots Analysis: mapping of existing methodologies, tools and guidance and initial recommendations for the development of global guidance Foreword This research is ...


Health & Safety

Got deteriorating asbestos cement water mains?

Got deteriorating asbestos cement water mains?

Asbestos has come to be one of the most feared words and materials in the world. Yet, in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, more than 600,000 miles of asbestos cement– also called transite – used for its light weight, corrosion ...


Monitoring & Testing

A Guide to Gas Detector Tubes. Your Questions Answered

A Guide to Gas Detector Tubes. Your Questions Answered

Gas detector tubes are easy to use, are low cost, and the method is intrinsically safe, allowing it to be deployed in all industries. Because detector tubes don’t require calibration, users see the benefits of this technology over ...


Soil & Groundwater

NextGen GIS and the Environmental Database

NextGen GIS and the Environmental Database

Next Generation (NextGen) Geospatial Information System (GIS) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cold War legacy sites environmental records—spanning nearly 40 years—in the Environmental Database, are managed by the DOE Office ...


Waste & Recycling

We Created the Technosphere, but is it the Birth Place of the Circular Economy

We Created the Technosphere, but is it the Birth Place of the Circular Economy

Human activity has created the ‘technosphere’, a landscape which is composed of the materials we have developed, created and thrown away. Far from being a miserable landscape that may initially come to mind, like the desolate ...


Water & Wastewater

KSFA Info-FLO: “Better than New Septic from Bio-Microbics!“

KSFA Info-FLO: “Better than New Septic from Bio-Microbics!“

Better than New Septic from Bio-Microbics! In Western Kansas, those properties that experience biologically-failed septic systems rarely have options other than to replace the entire system - an expensive endeavor for low-income housing. ...


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