Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people

Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people

If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. That's the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming. In fact, they ...


Energy & Renewables

Biogas Market Snapshot 2014

Biogas Market Snapshot 2014

1. Biogas Market Scope - Introduction and Definition Biogas is a widely available renewable energy source that can produce uninterrupted baseload power. Biogas can be produced from a wide variety of available organic materials and wastes, ...


Environmental Management

Materiality Assessment for Dummies

Materiality Assessment for Dummies

When I started to work in the area of sustainability, I had no idea what a materiality assessment was, and what all the acronyms like GRI and SASB meant. It occurred to me I probably wasn’t the only one, and now that materiality ...


Health & Safety

Using Technology to Improve Safety Performance

Using Technology to Improve Safety Performance

The numbers do not lie. Globally, there were over 2 million workplace fatalities in 2013. In other words, more than 6,000 families were affected by the death of a loved one each day—simply because they went to work. Many ...


Monitoring & Testing

Ultrasonic Testing For Non Destructive Testing

Ultrasonic Testing For Non Destructive Testing

Ultrasonic Testing or UT as its known has programs in a wide range of sectors, from aerospace, automobile, to substance, oil, large storage space, and power creation and overseas. UT is aspect of a selection of techniques known as NDT (Non ...


Soil & Groundwater

Crosshole resistivity survey case study

Crosshole resistivity survey case study

Crosshole surveys are used when two or more boreholes are present for the maximum imaging accuracy for the cross-section between respective boreholes. Crosshole survey to find an aquifer zone This crosshole survey was configured to find ...


Waste & Recycling

California Refuse Recycling Council: Advocating for the Next Generation of Solid Waste Legislation

California Refuse Recycling Council:  Advocating for the Next Generation of  Solid Waste Legislation

Created out of a need for waste haulers to respond to government decisions, the CRRC has grown to a pivotal organization in California that has a hand in influencing the waste industry’s legislation issues. In the 1950s when several ...


Water & Wastewater

Using respirometry for energy optimization in a nitrifying biological wastewater treatment system

Using respirometry for energy optimization in a nitrifying  biological wastewater treatment system

ABSTRACT Many wastewater treatment plants use more than 50% of their total energy budget in the aeration basin and, when nutrient removal is included in the activated sludge process, it is very common that the majority of oxygen uptake ...


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