Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Methodological issues related to non-carbon benefits of REDD+ activities

Methodological issues related to non-carbon benefits of REDD+ activities

It is widely accepted that the UNFCCC mechanism to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) will need to provide a wide range of social, environmental and governance benefits to achieve permanent greenhouse gas ...


Energy & Renewables

Masdar on the importance of partnerships & consortiums for CSP

Masdar on the importance of partnerships & consortiums for CSP

Part 1: Finding the right partners for Noor II and III When the Request For Qualifications [RFQ] for Noor II and III came out we started talking to companies we knew well through our experience with Torresol and Shams.  However, this ...


Environmental Management

Materiality Assessment for Dummies

Materiality Assessment for Dummies

When I started to work in the area of sustainability, I had no idea what a materiality assessment was, and what all the acronyms like GRI and SASB meant. It occurred to me I probably wasn’t the only one, and now that materiality ...


Health & Safety

Using Technology to Improve Safety Performance

Using Technology to Improve Safety Performance

The numbers do not lie. Globally, there were over 2 million workplace fatalities in 2013. In other words, more than 6,000 families were affected by the death of a loved one each day—simply because they went to work. Many ...


Monitoring & Testing

Using respirometry for energy optimization in a nitrifying biological wastewater treatment system

Using respirometry for energy optimization in a nitrifying  biological wastewater treatment system

ABSTRACT Many wastewater treatment plants use more than 50% of their total energy budget in the aeration basin and, when nutrient removal is included in the activated sludge process, it is very common that the majority of oxygen uptake ...


Soil & Groundwater

Crosshole resistivity survey case study

Crosshole resistivity survey case study

Crosshole surveys are used when two or more boreholes are present for the maximum imaging accuracy for the cross-section between respective boreholes. Crosshole survey to find an aquifer zone This crosshole survey was configured to find ...


Waste & Recycling

Update on Federal Air and GHG Regulations Affecting Landfills

Update on Federal Air and GHG  Regulations Affecting Landfills

EPA’s recent regulatory changes are expected to alter the way landfills are regulated for the foreseeable future with a potential to add additional compliance costs for the industry.  The air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


Water & Wastewater

Mogden thames water case study

Mogden thames water case study

Plant inputs : 90,000 Tonnes dry solids/annum 5,466m3 combined sludges/day Primary sludge 60% Secondary sludge 40% Digestion plant : 16 x 4,250m3 Mesophilic digesters (68,000m3 loial capacily) Complete refurbishment technology package 16 ...


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