Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2013

Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2013

Aggregated data reported by companies on the production, import and export of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union. Background and policy The greenhouse gases (GHGs) covered by the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol include three ...


Energy & Renewables

How some climate “wins” can lead to other uphill battles in the clean energy fight

How some climate “wins” can lead to other uphill battles in the clean energy fight

Proponents should consider all possible reactions in order to create a smoother path forward for clean energy. As the adage goes, following every action is a reaction. As elsewhere, this is true in politics, where every move is followed ...


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

Monitoring of Algae Growth by TOC Measurement

Monitoring of Algae Growth by TOC Measurement

Global warming due to the excessive use of fossil fuels is becoming a problem which has prompted and accelerated the search for alternative fuels. Among the more attractive alternatives is biomass fuel, which is attracting considerable ...


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

Question of the Month: What are the effects of dry ice blasting on the environment?

Question of the Month: What are the effects of dry ice blasting on the environment?

Carbon Dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas emitted from human activity. As such it has been considered one of the biggest causes of global warming. Because of this there is a common misconception that utilizing CO2 in its solid form (dry ...


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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