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

Does Wind Turbine Blade Length Really Matter?

Does Wind Turbine Blade Length Really Matter?

Simply put: Longer wind turbine blade length means greater power production. Blades capture the wind which forces the rotation of the rotor; longer blades means more area for the wind to push against, which means greater force and ...


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

Creating a Business Case for a Safe and Healthy Workplace

Creating a Business Case for a Safe and Healthy Workplace

In considering a “Business Case” for creating a psychologically safe and healthy workplace, we need to move beyond the idea that companies have a moral responsibility to send workers home from work as healthy as they were when ...


Monitoring & Testing

Monitoring of typical pumps and aerator in a water treatment plant - Case Study

Monitoring of typical pumps and aerator in a water treatment plant - Case Study

Equipment, Context: Surface aerator:Vertical equipment, gearbox associated very high cost for wired solution, aggressive environment, very few visual and periodical inspections. Centrifugal pump: Located underground in concrete basement, ...


Soil & Groundwater

What does EPA’s new guidance on greener cleanup activities mean to you?

What does EPA’s new guidance on greener cleanup activities mean to you?

On August 2, 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued “Consideration of Greener Cleanup Activities in the Superfund Cleanup Process” in the form of a guidance memorandum to Regional Superfund ...


Waste & Recycling

The Electronics Recycling Landscape Report

The Electronics Recycling Landscape Report

U.S. consumers are estimated to have purchased more than 1 billion devices in 2015 with over 3.8 billion devices in use or storied in households. Every year, new electronic cycles increase, leaving both a large amount of consumer ...


Water & Wastewater

GWT Electrocoagulation Wastewater Treatment: Specialized Technology to meet the needs of food & beverage wastewater

GWT Electrocoagulation Wastewater Treatment: Specialized Technology to meet the needs of food & beverage wastewater

The effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations placed on water usage are increasing the cost of using freshwater globally. The consequences of these increasing costs on food and beverage companies are twofold, since ...


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