Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Susceptibility and vulnerability to health effects of air pollution: The case of nitrogen dioxide

Susceptibility and vulnerability to health effects of air pollution: The case of nitrogen dioxide

Abstract: Epidemiological and toxicological studies have reported adverse health effects in response to exposure to air pollution including nitrogen dioxide (NO2). Some of these studies have indicated that specific populations may be ...


Energy & Renewables

Stellio heliostat set to cut CSP tower costs by 20%

Stellio heliostat set to cut CSP tower costs by 20%

A new heliostat modeled on South African data is using a pentagonal reflector design, innovative construction techniques and smart software to boost the cost efficiency of tower plants. Heliostat fields typically contribute about 50% of ...


Environmental Management

A Guide to Oil in Water Monitoring for Environmental Compliance

A Guide to Oil in Water Monitoring for Environmental Compliance

Applications for industrial oil in water monitoring can vary greatly. In upstream and midstream oil and gas production applications, monitoring separation efficiencies is key to optimize production rates, preventative maintenance, ...


Health & Safety

Best Swallow Prevention Strategies Available

Best Swallow Prevention Strategies Available

Before you know it the swallows will return to make their mark on your customer’s homes and businesses. These beautiful little birds can make an ugly mess on any overhang-type structure such as eaves, porch roofs, and underneath ...


Monitoring & Testing

Separation of quercetin from a Ginkgo Biloba mother tincture using the PrepChrom C-700

Separation of quercetin from a Ginkgo Biloba mother tincture using the PrepChrom C-700

The aim of this application note was to isolate a flavonol, quercetin, from a Ginkgo Biloba mother tincture. The prepurification of the mother tincture was performed on a reversed phase flash column by the means of dry loading. The target ...


Soil & Groundwater

Modeling Tip: How to Set Up Variable Density Receptor Grid in AERMOD

Modeling Tip: How to Set Up Variable Density Receptor Grid in AERMOD

BREEZE is the market-leading air dispersion modeling software used by environmental professionals around the world Receptors are specific locations, set up in air quality dispersion models, where ambient concentration estimates or ...


Waste & Recycling

These companies are figuring out how to take the toxics out of electronics

These companies are figuring out how to take the toxics out of electronics

As global consumption of cellphones and other devices soars, industry searches for ways to decrease the threat of chemical components to people and the environment. On a Wednesday in late February 2010, Hewlett-Packard hosted an unusual ...


Water & Wastewater

Act now to beat EU changes to wastewater treatment regulations

Act now to beat EU changes to wastewater treatment regulations

Introduction Over the past few months, signals have been emanating from Brussels that hint at tighter wastewater treatment regulations. For instance, not only has Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, ...


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