Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide

Hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide

Example: Aluminium recycling Similar tasks: Recycling of copper, lead, cink The waste gas in metal recycling usually contains particles (abraded metal, mineral dust), inorganic, acid substances (HF, HCI, SOx) and dioxins (PCDD/F) as well ...


Energy & Renewables

Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide

In 2013, world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries. Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent ...


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

CEMS: An Overview

CEMS: An Overview

We've written an overview to where CEMS are required, types of site that require CEMS and future requirements. Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems are used to continuously collect, record and report data from industrial ...


Soil & Groundwater

Road Over Sensitive Groundwater Areas - Case Study

Road Over Sensitive Groundwater Areas - Case Study

When constructing or extending new roads, the responsible designers and contractors are increasingly faced with the task of preventing soil contamination. Therefore, measures for the protection of the groundwater are necessary in more and ...


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

Development of a compact, cost effective, and energy efficient biofilm reactor for wastewater treatment and effluent reuse

Development of a compact, cost effective, and energy efficient biofilm reactor for wastewater treatment and effluent reuse

Abstract The CFIC (Continuous Flow Intermittent Cleaning) biofilm reactor has been developed. It contains highly packed biofilm carriers to a degree that little movement of the carriers occurs in the reactor during normal operation. The ...


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