Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Performance of the low-emission flare

Performance of the low-emission flare

Job report / Elbisgraben (Bale / Switzerland) The summer of 1992 had finally arrived. The 5MW low emission furnace in the district heating station Liestal was ignited, supplied with landfill gas from Elbisgraben landfill. Since then the ...


Energy & Renewables

Streamwire introduces caretaker solution with great results - Case Study

Streamwire introduces caretaker solution with great results - Case Study

Streamwires client is one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers, delivering integrated consulting, project delivery, and operations and maintenance services to major blue-chip customers in targeted market sectors. ...


Environmental Management

Sustainable Performance Isn’t About Preventing All Accidents; It’s About Managing the Ability to Adapt and Learn

Sustainable Performance Isn’t About Preventing All Accidents; It’s About Managing the Ability to Adapt and Learn

With an increasing awareness of the importance of safety, we are seeing a growing trend of zero accident goals. Inherently, this is a laudable moral goal and if we truly value people in organizations, then our intentions should indeed ...


Health & Safety

6 Things You Should Know About Legionella

6 Things You Should Know About Legionella

Just last August, about 120 people in the South Bronx were infected with Legionnaires’ Disease and 12 people died. At the time, up to 5 cooling towers in the area tested positive for Legionella, a fatal bacteria that grows in warm, ...


Monitoring & Testing

pH measurement: Six technical tips

pH measurement: Six technical tips

The pH value is one of the most important and therefore also one of the most frequently measured quantities in analytical chemistry. Sometimes, a simple pH test strip is sufficient for making a rapid check; precise pH meters are, however, ...


Soil & Groundwater

Study offers first-ever map showing groundwater pollution of coastal areas of United States

Study offers first-ever map showing groundwater pollution of coastal areas of United States

The study identified 12 percent of the continental U.S. coastline — including the northern Gulf Coast from Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle, northern Atlantic Coast, and Pacific Northwest — where the ...


Waste & Recycling

The Ubiquitous Plastic Bag — And What To Do

The Ubiquitous Plastic Bag — And What To Do

Each year, Americans consume over 100 billion single use plastic bags, the most ubiquitous of all throwaway items. Their usefulness can be measured in minutes; unfortunately, the waste lingers longer, and can clog sewer lines, create ...


Water & Wastewater

Five Common Problems with Raw Water Treatment and How to Avoid Them

Five Common Problems with Raw Water Treatment and How to Avoid Them

For industrial companies treating a raw water source for its processes, there are several issues that can surface during treatment that we see on a regular basis. We’ve broken out the five most common problems with raw water ...


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