Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Modeling Tip: Using 3D Receptor Grid in AERMOD

Modeling Tip: Using 3D Receptor Grid in AERMOD

Receptors are specific locations where AERMOD will compute a concentration or deposition value. In an AERMOD analysis, at least one receptor must be defined in order for the model to run successfully. To assist modelers in including ...


Energy & Renewables

Tillsonburg: From tobacco farming to building wind turbine blades

Tillsonburg: From tobacco farming to building wind turbine blades

The story of Tillsonburg is probably close to the ideal example of what the Ontario government was looking for when it enacted the Green Energy Act in 2009. A small town of 16,000 people in southwestern Ontario, Tillsonburg’s ...


Environmental Management

The (Environmental) Science of Investigation: Interactive Forensics Training Helps Professionals Solve Petroleum Contamination Cases

The (Environmental) Science of Investigation: Interactive Forensics Training Helps Professionals Solve Petroleum Contamination Cases

When a site is contaminated with petroleum products, there are many questions. How did it happen? When did it happen? And, most importantly, who is responsible for paying to clean it up? This ...


Health & Safety

Auotclaves and Nitrogen. Why an Oxygen Monitor may be Required for Safety

Auotclaves and Nitrogen. Why an Oxygen Monitor may be Required for Safety

In many industries, including aerospace, autoclaves play an important role in the manufacturing process. Key components of aerospace systems need to be put under an intense pressure and temperature during their formation; at present, an ...


Monitoring & Testing

The The `Design for Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings` Project Funded By NSF

The The `Design for Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings` Project Funded By NSF

The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to ...


Soil & Groundwater

Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

When discussing environmental concerns, soil erosion is not the first issue that comes into mind. The world’s media focuses on fossil fuel problems, climate change, biodiversity and forest fires, while soil depletion is less ...


Waste & Recycling

Landfilling, Waste-to-Energy, Recycling and Hazardous Waste

Landfilling, Waste-to-Energy, Recycling and Hazardous Waste

Landfilling, Waste-to-Energy, Recycling and Hazardous Waste By investing in and using inventive waste technologies, landfill owners will mitigate the liability, demonstrate good community social responsibility, and most importantly, add ...


Water & Wastewater

Ensuring Water Quality in Africa

Ensuring Water Quality in Africa

Water is essential for life, and “access to safe water is a fundamental human and, therefore, a basic human right.” With this statement and his address on World Water Day in 2001, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan put ...


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