Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Air pollution impacts brain development before birth

Air pollution impacts brain development before birth

A study published today (Mar 25, 2015) in JAMA Psychology outlines the negative impacts of prenatal exposure to air pollutants on childhood brain development. Researchers at the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s ...


Energy & Renewables

Future-oriented further developments: wastewater heat utilization plants with a return on investment (ROI) of 2 - 6 years

Future-oriented further developments: wastewater heat utilization plants with a return on investment (ROI) of 2 - 6 years

Sewage is dirty and stinks. Out of sniffing distance – out of mind. Up until the 1980s sewage was taboo and not given the attention it deserves. One cold winter morning in 1988, 23 years ago, Urs Studer stopped beside a steaming ...


Environmental Management

Lessons from 2014, Moving on to 2015: Conflict Minerals Reporting Continues

Lessons from 2014, Moving on to 2015: Conflict Minerals Reporting Continues

With 2014 now behind us, the ability to voluntarily opt out of conflict minerals reporting is also gone. After numerous companies declared themselves “DRC Conflict Undeterminable” in 2014 per federal allowance, ...


Health & Safety

Do you know your hazardous gases?

Do you know your hazardous gases?

I’ve never had a problem determining the difference between Ant and Dec as I was an avid fan of Byker Grove as a child. But many people struggle. To avoid future confusion PJ was the one blinded in an unfortunate paint balling ...


Monitoring & Testing

Geotech’s portable and fixed biogas monitors give worldwide reliability

Geotech’s portable and fixed biogas monitors give worldwide reliability

Used in varied biogas applications in over 60 countries worldwide, these three examples from the Netherlands, Thailand and Czech Republic show how reliability, accuracy and simplicity of use are critical for Geotech’s anaerobic ...


Soil & Groundwater

Steam Injection with Soil Vapor Extraction Remediation

Steam Injection with Soil Vapor Extraction Remediation

Project description for soil vapor extraction / steam injection remediation by GWS Environmental Contractors Inc. The use and implementation of steam injection remediation on No 2. heating oil. Project Location: 18 Institute Street ...


Waste & Recycling

Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry

Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry

The World Bank estimates that by 2025, some 6 million tonnes of solid waste will be generated each day around the world — nearly double what’s produced today. By 2100 that number could hit 11 million. A Smithsonian magazine ...


Water & Wastewater

Costing Improved Water Supply Systems for Low-income Communities - Water Supply Costing Processor Tool

Costing Improved Water Supply Systems for Low-income Communities  - Water Supply Costing Processor Tool

It was prepared in response to a need to find a robust method of cost analysis for improved access, both to safe drinking water and to adequate sanitation. The manual and software provide criteria and procedures that ensure the achievement ...


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