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Denmark’s Near-Zero-Waste Wonder

by Ensia  (Jul. 21, 2014)

Has this Danish community found the formula for environmentally friendly industry? When we look closely at systems in nature — coral reefs or rainforests, for instance — we see something we don’t often see in human systems: mutually beneficial relationships and energy flows among the various elements, such as air, water, rocks, ...

Questions and answers on sustainable buildings

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

Why is this initiative necessary? Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted materials, and about one third of water consumption, is related to the construction and occupancy of buildings. The sector also generates about one third of all waste. This results in major environmental impacts. These impacts are the combined ...

Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products ...

C6-C10 Gasoline range Hydrocarbons in Soil case study

by Sitelab Corporation  (May 1, 2014)

These case studies illustrate the performance using Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer testing gasoline range organic (GRO) hydrocarbons, also called volatile petroleum hydrocarbons (VPH). The analyzer has optical filters sensitive and selective to hydrocarbons in the C6-C10 carbon range, including benzene, xylene and other BTEX compounds abundant ...

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soil case study

by Sitelab Corporation  (May 1, 2014)

Save time and money on your next project using Sitelab’s portable UVF-3100D analyzer.  In less than 10 minutes, samples are extracted in solvent and then accurately measured for Target PAHs using Sitelab’s PAH calibration kit.  Detection limits are as low as 50 ppb.  Test results will directly correlate to the sum of ...

Chicago Council lists three-decade changes in greenhouse gases and average temperature

by National Farmers Union  (Jun. 11, 2014)

In 2011, we wrote a column, “Global warming is happening: How should farmers respond?” (http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/549.html). In that column we began by saying, “There was a time when one could legitimately argue that there was a lack of scientific agreement over the issue of the role of humans in global warming and even whether ...

EPH C11-C22 Aromatic Hydrocarbons in soil case study

by Sitelab Corporation  (May 1, 2014)

The following case studies illustrate performance from customers who have used Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer for Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons (EPH). Regulatory agencies in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Alaska and several other states require this test for TPH sites, where Gas Chromatography is used to separately report the aliphatic ...

C10-C36 extended diesel range hydrocarbons in soil case study

by Sitelab Corporation  (May 1, 2014)

These case studies illustrate the performance using Sitelab’s UVF-3100 for testing extended diesel range organics (EDRO). The analyzer is fitted with optical filters sensitive to hydrocarbons commonly found in heating oils, diesel fuels, waste oils and crude oil. Sitelab’s EDRO calibration kit correlates well to EPA Method 8015-DRO and ...

Benefits of composting at home

by Biofinch Ltd.  (Jul. 21, 2014)

There are a lot of ways that we can take part in helping save the environment. Ways include water management, smart shopping, fuel efficiency and recycling. However, the most environmentally valuable action that we can all take part is composting. Through composting, we are helping out in reducing the overflow of worldwide waste considering that ...

Remediation oversight and monitoring case study

by EFI Global, Inc.  (Jun. 25, 2014)

Service(s) performed: Underground storage tank removal and contaminated soil excavation and disposal Summary: In a residential and commercial area of a major U.S. city, an abandoned gas station site was targeted for redevelopment. To assist the area’s remediation efforts, our environmental team removed a 15,000-gallon underground storage ...

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