Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

`This Changes Everything` tackles global warming

`This Changes Everything` tackles global warming

"This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" (Simon & Schuster), by Naomi Klein Cutting the vast amounts of man-made pollution that feed global warming is an enormous challenge for societies that gobble up coal, oil and gas. ...


Energy & Renewables

Clean energy study questions cost-effectiveness of Site C project

Clean energy study questions cost-effectiveness of Site C project

The Independent Power Producers Association of BC (Clean Energy BC) has released a report it commissioned from an independent British strategic advisory professional services firm that suggests smaller clean-energy plants might be a viable ...


Environmental Management

Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations

Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations

The Objective This report summarizes responses from insurance companies to a survey on climate change risks developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In 2013, insurance regulators in California, Connecticut, ...


Health & Safety

New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) ...


Monitoring & Testing

Colour Measurement as a Tool for Monitoring Oil Quality

Colour Measurement as a Tool for Monitoring Oil Quality

This paper takes a look at the many factors known to have a direct or indirect impact on the quality of oil and the diverse range of different measurement devices have been developed for this purpose, such as relative humidity and ...


Soil & Groundwater

24 hours per day real-time groundwater data during dewatering and stress handling

24 hours per day real-time groundwater data during dewatering and stress handling

Project Widening of motorway A9 Gaasperdammerweg – Amsterdam Client Van Kessel Bronbemaling Principals Van Kessel Bronbemaling by order of Visser & Smit Hanab. Visser & Smit Hanab implements the project commissioned ...


Waste & Recycling

Quality means money in shredding C&D and Industrial waste for RDF production

Quality means money in shredding C&D and Industrial waste for RDF production

A typical challenge in turning Construction and Demolition waste (C&D) and Industrial waste into high grade Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) is that elastic and stringy materials wrap around the rotor of the shredder. This causes hours of ...


Water & Wastewater

RO membrane cleaning using microbubbles at 6,800m3/day Wastewater RO Plant in UAE.

RO membrane cleaning using microbubbles at 6,800m3/day Wastewater RO Plant in UAE.

It is well known that any fouling of the membrane surface has a dramatic effect on energy consumption and plant efficiency; this is particularly true for waste water RO plants due to the higher fouling rate. Such fouling can be very ...


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