Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

PADEP Transition from CAIR to CSAPR

PADEP Transition from CAIR to CSAPR

As of January 1, 2015 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has been implementing the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) through a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) that primarily impacts electric generating units (EGUs). ...


Energy & Renewables

The Economics of Grid defection

The Economics of Grid defection

Distributed electricity generation, especially solar PV, is rapidly spreading and getting much cheaper. Distributed electricity storage is doing the same, thanks largely to mass production of batteries for electric vehicles. Solar power is ...


Environmental Management

EQuIS as the Key to Unlocking the Potential of Data - Case Study

EQuIS as the Key to Unlocking the Potential of Data - Case Study

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) History Reilly Tar and Chemical 80 acre property, operated 1917-1972 Coal tar and distilled by-products discharged to ditch and peat bog through 1939 Onsite industrial well with leaky casing ...


Health & Safety

MSHA: What’s the Real Impact of Fines on Mine Safety?

MSHA: What’s the Real Impact of Fines on Mine Safety?

Late in 2014, MSHA made headlines when an investigation revealed that nearly $70 million in health and safety penalties had yet to be paid by mining company owners. The joint investigation by news agency NPR and Mine Safety and Health News ...


Monitoring & Testing

Reliable silica monitoring supports power station efficiency

Reliable silica monitoring supports power station efficiency

West Burton B CCGT is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power station near Nottingham in the UK. It has three open-cycle gas turbines capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 1.5 million UK homes. In common with all combustion ...


Soil & Groundwater

Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the ...


Waste & Recycling

Waste to Energy Analysis

Waste to Energy Analysis

The manufacturing of SRF in a single pass is not a new concept. However, with the environmental efficacy of alternative fuel production under seemingly increasing scrutiny, a one-step process is of growing importance, believes Peter ...


Water & Wastewater

New advanced treatment for BOP Control System fluids significantly improves performance & safety following successful field trials

New advanced treatment for BOP Control System fluids significantly improves performance & safety following successful field trials

atg UV Technology and Aberdeen based subsea BOP Controls specialists Raisepower have recently carried out pilot trials to prove the effectiveness of UV disinfection in treating hydraulic fluids used for subsea B.O.P. (Blow Out Preventer) ...


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