Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Questions and answers on the proposal to revise the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS)

Questions and answers on the proposal to revise the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS)

1. Why has the Commission proposed today a revision of EU ETS? The European Commission has presented a legislative proposal to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) in line with the 2030 climate and energy policy framework agreed ...


Energy & Renewables

Pushing the Limits of Reengineering

Pushing the Limits of Reengineering

Cutting-edge turbine technology enables more efficient and cleaner power generation. However, the service of advanced gas turbines is challenging—especially when parts need to be replaced. The example of a blade replacement project ...


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

Electro-hydraulic actuators deliver improved safety at India’s tank farms

Electro-hydraulic actuators deliver improved safety at India’s tank farms

Following an accidental fire at the IOCL Jaipur Terminal, an extensive review of safety measures recommended by the MB Lal Committee has resulted in the introduction of failsafe actuators for critical tank farm applications. These valves, ...


Monitoring & Testing

Future inside – smart environmental sensing technology

Future inside – smart environmental sensing technology

SHM30 snow depth sensor in Antarctica (photo: Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum Bremerhaven) A lot of sensing technologies have changed recently: Ultrasonic wind measurement replaces cups and vane systems, closed anemometer ...


Soil & Groundwater

Shimadzu Guide to US EPA Method 8260 for analysis of volatile organic compounds in groundwater and solid waste

Shimadzu Guide to US EPA Method 8260 for analysis of volatile organic compounds in groundwater and solid waste

Environmental contamination has been at the forefront of government policy and regulation since the US EPA was established in 1970. Over the years the US EPA has developed, published, and updated multiple methods for analysis of ...


Waste & Recycling

The search for sustainable plastics

The search for sustainable plastics

As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel ...


Water & Wastewater

Why international aid for water, sanitation and hygiene is still a critical source of finance for many countries

Why international aid for water, sanitation and hygiene is still a critical source of finance for many countries

This new WaterAid report, based on analysis by Development Initiatives, shows that for many low-income, Least Developed Countries and fragile states, international aid or ODA remains a vital resource for financing development. 2015 is a ...


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