Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Helping Laurel Asphalt to Fight Foul Odors and Be Good Neighbors

Helping Laurel Asphalt to Fight Foul Odors and Be Good Neighbors

One of the unavoidable byproducts of the asphalt production process is a mixture of volatile hydrocarbons, mercaptans, hydrogen sulfide, and heat, which may cause a unique mixture of foul odors. When this happens, many asphalt producers ...


Energy & Renewables

Let’s talk plasma

Let’s talk plasma

Usually when I attend a conference on behalf of Tetronics I am about the average age of the other delegates. Not this time. Suddenly, I am old enough to be the father of most of the other people here, because this is a university-based ...


Environmental Management

The Importance of Local Knowledge When Preparing an Oil Spill Response Plan

The Importance of Local Knowledge When Preparing an Oil Spill Response Plan

What to Know About New OSRP Regulations What is an OSRP? Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans (OSRPs) have been required for many years for containers with a capacity of 42,000 gallons or more. The goal of these comprehensive OSRPs was ...


Health & Safety

Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By Injury Incidents

Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By Injury Incidents

The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction ...


Monitoring & Testing

Does Ultrasonic Wind Sensor VENTUS-UMB pass extreme tests?

Does Ultrasonic Wind Sensor VENTUS-UMB pass extreme tests?

Sometimes we give our sensors a hard time. But this has a good cause: We want to guarantee the high quality and the keeping of our promises. A few weeks ago, the ultrasonic wind sensor VENTUS was the one to be challenged. We exposed the ...


Soil & Groundwater

UncerTZ Consortium - Time to Depth Conversion Evolved

UncerTZ Consortium - Time to Depth Conversion Evolved

Near the end of 2015 Geovariances committed itself into building a new, sophisticated tool for Time to Depth conversion in Reservoir Characterization. The challenges petitioned by the consortium partners were not easy. It included features ...


Waste & Recycling

Polish CEMEX cement plant relies on WEIMA - Case Study

Polish CEMEX cement plant relies on WEIMA - Case Study

In the eastern Polish town of Chelm, not far from the Ukrainian border, the waste recycling company EkoPaliwa recently successfully commissioned their new plant for the production of alternative fuels. Two WEIMA PowerLine 3000 single-shaft ...


Water & Wastewater

Supplemental Aeration Nearly Eliminates Filamentous Sludge Bulking - Case Study

Supplemental Aeration Nearly Eliminates Filamentous Sludge Bulking - Case Study

The Dubai Investments Park Wastewater Treatment plant in the United Arab Emirates faced challenges in their oxidation ditch due to filamentous sludge bulking, resulting in poor sludge settling in the secondary clarifier. Supplemental ...


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