Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

The aviation industry insists that it is making only a tiny contribution to global warming, with just 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions coming from its aircraft. The problem is the speed at which aviation itself is growing. One ...


Energy & Renewables

Bringing stability to the Grid: AES Energy storage angamos Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) - Case Study

Bringing stability to the Grid: AES Energy storage angamos Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) - Case Study

Opportunity In 2011, AES Gener, in cooperation with its subsidiary Empresa Electrica Angamos, completed construction on a 544MW thermal power plant in the town of Mejillones in Northern Chile. The plant provides electricity to this ...


Environmental Management

Demystifying the dis-domestication of consumer products

Demystifying the dis-domestication of consumer products

Prolonging the lifespan of products is vital in order to decouple economic success from environmental impact, according to Marie Hebrok of the National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO) in Oslo, Norway. Writing in the Journal of ...


Health & Safety

40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

31st July 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Also referred to as HSWA or the HSW Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act is the primary legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United ...


Monitoring & Testing

Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by EPA Method with Headspace Trap GC-MS

Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by EPA Method with Headspace Trap GC-MS

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) refer to a group of easily vapourised organic compounds. Under atmospheric pressure, these compounds boil below 250C. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to the VOCs could increase the risk of ...


Soil & Groundwater

Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill

Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill

A customer in TX was recently in some hot water with the local municipal water department. Due to excessive rains near the coast of Texas, the water levels have been higher than usual. The company fills storage tanks with diesel at its ...


Waste & Recycling

One Billion Devices

One Billion Devices

Increasing standards of living mean more — literally hundreds of millions more — computers, cell phones and other electronic devices are being deployed in developing nations. But what happens when these hot new devices are no ...


Water & Wastewater

Ultrafiltration reclaims oily process water; reducing operating costs and environmental impact

Ultrafiltration reclaims oily process water; reducing operating costs and environmental impact

Challenge An industry-leading manufacturer of industrial-grade fastening systems discovers a better way to recycle  washwater - reducing fresh water consumption by 130,000 gallons annually and reclaim machining oil by using ...


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