Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

3 Questions: The launch of the MIT Climate Change Conversation

Original story at MIT News New committee aims to catalyze community discussion on how MIT can help address climate change. On Sept. 19, Maria T. Zuber, MIT’s vice president for research, announced the membership of ...


Energy & Renewables

Can low oil prices be good for the environment?

Can low oil prices be good for the environment?

Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved. Maybe low oil prices aren't so bad for the environment after all. The ...


Environmental Management

4 Red Flags in an Environmental Management System Audit

4 Red Flags in an Environmental Management System Audit

Is your environmental management system working for you or are you working for it? An all-too-common approach to running an environmental management system (EMS) is a procedural, documentation-oriented approach where the mere existence of ...


Health & Safety

Managing Temporary Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

Managing Temporary Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

In recent months OSHA and NIOSH have begun cracking down on organizations for their historically lax treatment of temporary workers in regard to safety. The reasoning for this increased attention, along with subsequent stiff fines is ...


Monitoring & Testing

Glasswashers – what are the choices?

Glasswashers – what are the choices?

Camlab have many years of experience in providing the right glasswashers and disinfectors for your application. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what you need to purchase, the choice is vast. Unlike other providers, Camlab have ...


Soil & Groundwater

Hunters Point Case Study (In Situ Gas Thermal Remediation (GTR™))

Hunters Point Case Study (In Situ Gas Thermal Remediation (GTR™))

In Situ Thermal Remediation with Gas Thermal Remediation (GTR©) is being used to remove NAPL contaminants from a former military base. The system is extracting 378 liters (100 gallons) of liquid waste every week. LNAPLs, such as fuel ...


Waste & Recycling

Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

Forgetting your mobile phone can be a real pain, playing on your mind during the day. Then as you think you can feel your phone vibrating in your pocket and you come to realise how dependent we are on our gadgets. Electrical equipment has ...


Water & Wastewater

From Wastewater Treatment to Sweet Pineapples

From Wastewater Treatment to Sweet Pineapples

In wastewater treatment, ammonia that is removed from sewage used to be discharged directly to the atmosphere. Nowadays, studies have identified that ammonia emissions are of major concern to air quality. This has led to a new way of ...


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