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Hazardous waste and not, Baioni-Dicatech system

by Baioni Crushing Plants Spa  (Jul. 17, 2015)

The identification, characterization and restoration of contaminated areas now represent a big environmental issue, both at European and national level. In the major industrialized countries the issue of contaminated land has come out in all its gravity in the late seventies when, against a widespread awakening of environmental consciousness, ...

Landfill Capping Systems: An Introduction to Options

by Agru America, Inc.  (Jun. 19, 2015)

Geomembranes, predominately linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), have been used for landfill caps for decades. Waste Management World has noted how,” Generally they have performed extremely well but, not unexpectedly, there have been a few exceptions that have guided us in developing even better systems.” Currently, there are four ...

What are the differences between Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)?

by Camlab Limited  (Jun. 19, 2015)

Ask the expert: What are the differences between Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)? Answer: Both COD and BOD test methods aim to give an indication of the amount of pollution in a water sample. COD is the amount of oxygen required to chemically breakdown the pollutants whereas BOD is the amount of ...

The Role of EHS Software

by EHS Insight  (Jul. 23, 2015)

Environmental, health and safety (EHS) software plays a key role in most industries today. In short, it is the goal of putting a strong safety program in place within the company. This offers a number of benefits for the organization including minimizing risks associated with environmental regulations, reducing the company's environmental impact, ...

Pumped hydro storage softens blow of wind imbalance penalties

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Jul. 6, 2015)

Quarry Battery is developer of the £160 million ($249.2 million) Glyn Rhonwy pumped hydro facility in Wales which will be the UK’s first grid-scale electricity storage facility for decades. The facility will produce nearly 50 MW of electricity using pumped hydro technology. As more fossil fuel-fired generation is taken offline and ...

Odour Control In Sewage Treatment Plants - Case Study

by Bioconservacion SA  (Jul. 21, 2015)

Controlling the emission of unpleasant smells in sewage treatment plants is a priority objective for plant managers in ensuring the welfare of their workers and minimising the impact of such facilities on the surrounding area. Bioconservacion has the solution for dealing with the emission of ...

Monitoring network for Scottish ports - Case Studies

by OTT Hydromet  (Jul. 2, 2015)

Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions before deciding whether safe berthing alongside the pier or quayside would be possible. This wastes time and fuel, and can causes immense frustration among passengers, who may see ferries ...

The search for sustainable plastics

by Ensia  (Jul. 29, 2015)

As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a ...

Manager to Manager -- Managing Water Loss

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Feb. 1, 2006)

This article discusses a program that uses acoustic leakage monitoring linked to an automatic meter reading (AMR) system for information retrieval. The program was designed to link technologies to alleviate nonrevenue water (NRW). The article presents a case study of the system located in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania suburb of Connellsville. Aging ...

Manager to Manager -- Best Management Practices for Managing Water Quality in the Distribution System

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Mar. 1, 2001)

This column discusses best management practices for managing water quality in the distribution system, specifically focusing on maintaining a minimum disinfectant residual, minimizing system detention time, flushing, storage tank and standpipe maintenance, corrosion control, and maintaining old ...

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