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Air & Climate

150 years AERZEN, part 2 1931–1984 - AERZEN breaks records

150 years AERZEN, part 2 1931–1984 - AERZEN breaks records

The production of screw compressors, which have since become one of the most important products made by AERZEN, began during the Second World War. At that time, the Reich Ministry for Armaments and War Production instructed Managing ...


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

The city blueprint: experiences with the implementation of 24 indicators to assess the sustainability of the urban water cycle

The city blueprint: experiences with the implementation of 24 indicators to assess the sustainability of the urban water cycle

A set of indicators, i.e. the city blueprint, has been developed to assess the sustainability of the water cycle (SWC). The city blueprint comprises a set of 24 dedicated indicators divided over eight categories, i.e. water security, water ...


Health & Safety

Avoid common mistakes when buying a decibel meter

Avoid common mistakes when buying a decibel meter

Why it pays to avoid quick fix solutions when it comes to noise monitoring Whether you run or own a construction site, a metal cutting workshop or an open cast mine, as an employer of a noisy working environment, you must ensure that the ...


Monitoring & Testing

Plant area monitoring at Krško

Plant area monitoring at Krško

Post-Fukushima upgrades at Krško in Slovenia (www.nek.si) are being implemented in accordance with the requirements of the national regulator and the plant owners. The first phase, including a passive containment vent filtering ...


Soil & Groundwater

Case Study - Taking Geosynthetics CQA To - New Heights

Case Study - Taking Geosynthetics CQA To - New Heights

For years, the geosynthetics Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) industry has struggled to find a cost-effective, accurate, and sustainable solution to data collection, validation and review. Since the inception of geosynthetics CQA, the ...


Waste & Recycling

Food Waste Collection Innovations

Food Waste Collection Innovations

As more food waste diversion programs roll out in the residential and commercial sectors, manufacturers and suppliers are responding with new collection and container tools. The weight and moisture content of food waste have led to ...


Water & Wastewater

Characterising microbial quality of household greywater

Characterising microbial quality of household greywater

In supplementing and substituting existing drinking water supplies with alternative water sources such as greywater, it is important that potential health impacts are considered and that water is safe for its designated purpose. It is ...


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