Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

COP 20 in Lima: key step on the way to a global climate agreement in Paris

Ministers are in Lima this week to negotiate a text to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which should then be finalised at a conference in Paris in 2015. The Parliament has sent a delegation of 12 MEPs to support representatives from the ...


Energy & Renewables

Haiti Sustainable Energy Roadmap. Harnessing Domestic Energy Resources to Build a Reliable, Affordable, and Climate - Compatible Electricity System

Haiti Sustainable Energy Roadmap. Harnessing Domestic Energy Resources to Build a Reliable, Affordable, and Climate - Compatible Electricity System

Haiti’s electricity sector stands at a crossroads. Haiti depends on imported petroleum for 85% of its electricity generation, diverting 7 percent of its annual gross domestic product to importing fuel. Still, only 25% of the Haitian ...


Environmental Management

4 Red Flags in an Environmental Management System Audit

Is your environmental management system working for you or are you working for it? An all-too-common approach to running an environmental management system (EMS) is a procedural, documentation-oriented approach where the mere existence of ...


Health & Safety

Controlling Noise at Work: An Overview

Controlling Noise at Work: An Overview

Not sure what your noise control strategy should include? You could, of course, go for your own strategy. However, if you are new to controlling noise at work like many of our customers, you might want something tried and ...


Monitoring & Testing

BM Respirometry Study Toxicity & Biodegradability of a Refinery polymer stream, when treated in the activated sludge process of the plant - Case Study

BM Respirometry Study Toxicity & Biodegradability of a Refinery polymer stream, when treated in the activated sludge process of the plant - Case Study

This “batch system” respirometer consists of: a single thermostatically controlled vessel, divided into two interconnected compartments with closed recirculation loop between the two. A constant air flow is supplied via a ...


Soil & Groundwater

TerraTherm to Remediate Soils at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site - Case Study

TerraTherm to Remediate Soils at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site - Case Study

The Beede Site is the former location of a state-licensed and regulated waste oil recycling and disposal facility. The nearly 41-acre Site is located in a residential area of Plaistow, New Hampshire (NH). Operations at the Site began in ...


Waste & Recycling

Question of the Month: How can you utilize dry ice blasting for delicate cleaning?

Question of the Month: How can you utilize dry ice blasting for delicate cleaning?

Already recognized as being a non-abrasive cleaning process, dry ice cleaning is gaining notoriety for its delicate cleaning properties. It is commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry for cleaning surgical devices and catheter tips. ...


Water & Wastewater

Water for Cooling Thermoelectric Power Plants in the Great Lakes Basin is an Undervalued Resource

Water for Cooling Thermoelectric Power Plants in the Great Lakes Basin is an Undervalued Resource

Water availability is critical to power generation: Without access to adequate amounts of water for cooling, power plants that rely on heat energy to generate electricity cannot operate. In the U.S., population growth and increasing ...


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