Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

NEC Directive Status Report 2014

NEC Directive Status Report 2014

Reporting by Member States under Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants This report describes the most recent emission ...


Energy & Renewables

How do you bring electricity to 620 million people?

How do you bring electricity to 620 million people?

Sub-Saharan Africa needs a more reliable energy supply. The way it chooses to meet that need will affect the entire planet. In South Africa, major cities are subject to regular power outages as electric utility Eskom periodically shuts ...


Environmental Management

Carbon Asset Risk: A Review of Progress and Opportunities

Carbon Asset Risk: A Review of Progress and Opportunities

The concept of carbon asset risk – that the world’s fossil fuel companies hold at least three times more oil, gas and coal reserves than can realistically be burned in order to avoid potentially catastrophic climate warming ...


Health & Safety

Managing Process Safety in Ageing Plants to Limit Risk

Managing Process Safety in Ageing Plants to Limit Risk

Deteriorating components lead to premature failure and unsafe conditions Most industrial plants in the UK and Europe were built between 1960 and 1980 and were expected to operate for no more than 40 years. However, many are still ...


Monitoring & Testing

Experimental evaluation of Aerosol concentrators

Experimental evaluation of Aerosol concentrators

Introduction An aerosol concentrator is a vital component of any front-end sampling module used to introduce aerosol particles to a chemical or biological identification sensor (Hart et al, 2000). Because these sensors need to have a ...


Soil & Groundwater

Former Dry Cleaning Site Contaminated with PCE - Case Study

Former Dry Cleaning Site Contaminated with PCE - Case Study

In-Situ® Inc. TROLL® 9500 Multiparameter Sonde helps resolve treatment challenges and saves $200,000 in drilling, reagents, and consulting. A former dry-cleaning site in the Pacific Northwest, Ultra Custom Care Cleaners, was found ...


Waste & Recycling

Landfill Leachate Sources and Treatment Options

Landfill Leachate Sources and Treatment Options

What is leachate? In a lab, it is any liquid that extracts solids as it passes through matter. In a landfill, it is the water that enters the facility in a number of ways, passes through waste material on contact, contains a wide range of ...


Water & Wastewater

Passive Wastewater Treatment System Introduced to Colorado - Case Study

Passive Wastewater Treatment System Introduced to Colorado - Case Study

After a homeowner’s septic system failed on a small lot and the homeowner was faced with a large bill for a new system, Virgil Russon of Greeley, Colo., looked for a solution. He did extensive research for alternatives to pipe and ...


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