Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide

Hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide

Example: Aluminium recycling Similar tasks: Recycling of copper, lead, cink The waste gas in metal recycling usually contains particles (abraded metal, mineral dust), inorganic, acid substances (HF, HCI, SOx) and dioxins (PCDD/F) as well ...


Energy & Renewables

India’s Potential in Harnessing the Alternate Energy Sources

India’s Potential in Harnessing the Alternate Energy Sources

Long queues for gasoline, high prices and shortage of gasoline are the signs which show that how natural resources are on the verge of depletion. This shows that it is high time for us to view how to utilize natural resources. India is ...


Environmental Management

Managing Great Lakes Water Levels Adaptively in Response to Changing Climate Conditions

Managing Great Lakes Water Levels Adaptively in Response to Changing Climate Conditions

The Laurentian Great Lakes contain an abundance of fresh water, collectively representing approximately 20% of the fresh surface water available globally. Despite the enormity of this resource, water levels and flows in the Great Lakes are ...


Health & Safety

Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

Asbestos pushed in Asia as product for the poor

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people. The ...


Monitoring & Testing

Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by EPA Method with Headspace Trap GC-MS

Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by EPA Method with Headspace Trap GC-MS

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) refer to a group of easily vapourised organic compounds. Under atmospheric pressure, these compounds boil below 250C. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to the VOCs could increase the risk of ...


Soil & Groundwater

Taking Geosynthetics CQA To - New Heights - Case Study

Taking Geosynthetics CQA To - New Heights - Case Study

For years, the geosynthetics Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) industry has struggled to find a cost-effective, accurate, and sustainable solution to data collection, validation and review. Since the inception of geosynthetics CQA, the ...


Waste & Recycling

It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

Axion Director Keith Freegard, recently spoke to Local Authority Waste and Recycling arguing against a Pay-as you-Throw scheme suggesting an element of ‘punishment’ could be counter-productive in increasing recycling rates. In ...


Water & Wastewater

Development of a compact, cost effective, and energy efficient biofilm reactor for wastewater treatment and effluent reuse

Development of a compact, cost effective, and energy efficient biofilm reactor for wastewater treatment and effluent reuse

Abstract The CFIC (Continuous Flow Intermittent Cleaning) biofilm reactor has been developed. It contains highly packed biofilm carriers to a degree that little movement of the carriers occurs in the reactor during normal operation. The ...


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