Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Global megatrend update 9: Increasingly severe consequences of climate change

Global megatrend update 9: Increasingly severe consequences of climate change

In 2010, the EEA produced its first assessment of global megatrends as part of its five-yearly assessment of the European environment’s state, trend and prospects (SOER 2010). In preparation for SOER 2015, the EEA is updating each of ...


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

Oil Spill Technologies Heat Up

Oil Spill Technologies Heat Up

The highly successful, widespread deployment of PyroBoom® fireboom for controlled burning in the Gulf represented a crowning achievement in a development journey spanning more than 30 years. The concept of burning spilled or leaked ...


Health & Safety

Toxins Found in E-Waste

Toxins Found in E-Waste

One of the worst effects of a skyrocketing, global e-waste crisis is the risk of toxic contamination for the environment and communities. In fact, delving into the many chemical and heavy metal materials that make up most electronic ...


Monitoring & Testing

Interview with Ronald Ebelhar, 2015 Chairman of the ASTM Board

Interview with Ronald Ebelhar, 2015 Chairman of the ASTM Board

Ron Ebelhar has provided leadership in civil engineering projects and ASTM technical committee work since the 1970s. This year, he brings his experience to his elected position as chairman of the ASTM board of directors. You have worked ...


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

Circular economy to be scrapped?

Circular economy to be scrapped?

Riverside Waste Machinery’s managing director Jonathan Oldfield, a passionate advocate of UK resource efficiency, talks about the current uncertainty surrounding the circular economy. There are a few things the waste and recycling ...


Water & Wastewater

Elimination of pharmaceuticals from the wastewater of a pharmaceutical plant

Elimination of pharmaceuticals from the wastewater of a pharmaceutical plant

Efficient decomposition of pharmaceuticals through ozonisation Roche AG had commissioned the company Envi-roChemie to develop a new procedure for a new production facility in Mexico, which prevents the undesired release of ...


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