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

The challenge of local content examined: a Spanish solution in South Africa

The challenge of local content examined: a Spanish solution in South Africa

Spanish engineering, procurement and construction companies’ long track record in the concentrated solar power (CSP) sector provides them with a distinctive advantage to develop large-scale projects around the world. In addition, it ...


Environmental Management

Managing Great Lakes Water Levels Adaptively in Response to Changing Climate Conditions

Managing Great Lakes Water Levels Adaptively in Response to Changing Climate Conditions

The Laurentian Great Lakes contain an abundance of fresh water, collectively representing approximately 20% of the fresh surface water available globally. Despite the enormity of this resource, water levels and flows in the Great Lakes are ...


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

How to handle capillaries based dilution in a linear way

How to handle capillaries based dilution in a linear way

Equal capillaries type gas dividers ara intrinsically digital : given the number of installed capillaries, this is the max number of possible dilutions.  The paper indicates how, by means of an electronic PID pressure regulation ...


Soil & Groundwater

Deadly Hexavalent Chromium in Soil

Deadly Hexavalent Chromium in Soil

Merging technologies will change over Hexavalent Chromium in soil to Trivalent Chromium, effectively stopping Hexavalent Chromium from becoming dangerously airborne or becoming even more deadly by migrating into the water table. There are ...


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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