Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Modeling Tip: Using 3D Receptor Grid in AERMOD

Modeling Tip: Using 3D Receptor Grid in AERMOD

Receptors are specific locations where AERMOD will compute a concentration or deposition value. In an AERMOD analysis, at least one receptor must be defined in order for the model to run successfully. To assist modelers in including ...


Energy & Renewables

Tillsonburg: From tobacco farming to building wind turbine blades

Tillsonburg: From tobacco farming to building wind turbine blades

The story of Tillsonburg is probably close to the ideal example of what the Ontario government was looking for when it enacted the Green Energy Act in 2009. A small town of 16,000 people in southwestern Ontario, Tillsonburg’s ...


Environmental Management

Contract Management – Understanding the Six Sigma Process Improvement for Legal Services

Contract Management – Understanding the Six Sigma Process Improvement for Legal Services

Many have heard the term Six Sigma. Yet many are not exactly sure what it means. In some organizations, Six Sigma is merely used as a term to indicate the measure of quality with the ultimate goal of perfection. Six Sigma is actually ...


Health & Safety

EU-OSHA successful benchmarking: how is it done?

EU-OSHA successful benchmarking: how is it done?

In a recent report, EU-OSHA reviews benchmarking schemes throughout Europe. Case studies of occupational safety and health (OSH) schemes outline success factors and obstacles and demonstrate the diversity of schemes that exist in Europe. ...


Monitoring & Testing

Clean your test sieves to maintain accurate results

Clean your test sieves to maintain accurate results

A standard process in analytical laboratories is sieve analysis, the practice of accessing the particle size distribution of a granular material. The trouble is, sieves prove quite the challenge to clean thoroughly enough to get all ...


Soil & Groundwater

Controlling Methane ar ERD and ISCR Applications

Controlling Methane ar ERD and ISCR Applications

In situ chemical reduction (ISCR) and enhanced reductive dehalogenation (ERD) have demonstrated success in the remediation of numerous recalcitrant and toxic compounds, including chlorinated ethenes and hexavalent chromium.  ISCR ...


Waste & Recycling

How Recycling Plastic Helps To Save The Environment And Natural Resources

How Recycling Plastic Helps To Save The Environment And Natural Resources

We all have recycling boxes that sit next to our wheelie bins and often there is a public recycling point in a car-park nearby.  Some of us have become recycling experts and recycle almost 100% of their household waste, while the vast ...


Water & Wastewater

Industrial Peristaltic Pumps reduce the cost of ownership for paper and packaging manufacturer

Industrial Peristaltic Pumps reduce the cost of ownership for paper and packaging manufacturer

Challenge A leading paper and packaging manufacturer in Australia was using Air-Operated Double Diaphragm (AODD) pumps to deliver 4-colour ink to its printers. The on-site AODD pumps were using considerable amounts of compressed air and ...


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