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Air & Climate

Crude Oil and Natural Gas Industry Reduced Emission Completion NSPS Requirements

Crude Oil and Natural Gas Industry Reduced Emission Completion NSPS Requirements

As 2015 quickly approaches, there is still momentum in the development of domestic unconventional oil and gas resources.  Therefore, exploration and production companies utilizing hydraulic fracturing are reminded that the final ...


Energy & Renewables

Renewable resource Trechwitz ORC - Case Study

Renewable resource Trechwitz ORC - Case Study

This plant has an electrical output of 800 kW and a thermal power of 760 KW. At the biogas plant in Trechwitz, an unconventional heat utilisation model was installed. The waste heat from the CHP unit is used to generate power in an ORC ...


Environmental Management

Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

Nearly 3 million gallons of briny water generated by crude oil production has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline and reached two creeks, making it the biggest spill of this type of wastewater since the state's Bakken formation oil boom ...


Health & Safety

Merck Sharp & Dohme - Case Study

Merck Sharp & Dohme - Case Study

MSD (formerly Schering-Plough) is located in Brinny in County Cork, Ireland and employs over 550 people. The site is a centre of excellence for the manufacture and quality assurance of its biotechnology based pharmaceutical ...


Monitoring & Testing

What is the difference between Rotary Vane and Diaphragm vacuum pumps?

What is the difference between Rotary Vane and Diaphragm vacuum pumps?

Most laboratories will have a vacuum pump. They are widely used across labs of all disciplines for a range of tasks from basic filtrations or evacuating a desiccator right up to use with large equipment such as vacuum ovens or rotary ...


Soil & Groundwater

Spolchemie site remediation and NanoRem field site application

Spolchemie site remediation and NanoRem field site application

Site Remediation The Spolchemie site was chosen as one of the NanoRem case study sites, to test two types of nanoparticles (NPs) (zerovalent iron - nZVI and iron oxide NPs) for in situ remediation of BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, ...


Waste & Recycling

We Created the Technosphere, but is it the Birth Place of the Circular Economy

We Created the Technosphere, but is it the Birth Place of the Circular Economy

Human activity has created the ‘technosphere’, a landscape which is composed of the materials we have developed, created and thrown away. Far from being a miserable landscape that may initially come to mind, like the desolate ...


Water & Wastewater

Water and wastewater treatment for Solar industry

Water and wastewater treatment for Solar industry

Solar cells arc manufactured in a complex process thai requires enormous know-how. The objective is to produce panels with a high level of efficiency at low cost. To achieve this, different production processes are used. A fundamental ...


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