Environmental Industry Articles

Air & Climate

Fly Ash Treatment – Plasma Torches versus Graphite Electrodes

Fly Ash Treatment – Plasma Torches versus Graphite Electrodes

Background Plasma generating devices have to be designed to tolerate incredibly harsh conditions during operation and in particular very high heat loads and temperatures around the arc. However, when used in the vitrification of highly ...


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

Top 100 Conflict Mineral Scores Released

Top 100 Conflict Mineral Scores Released

The top 100 scores from the Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study RY2015 have been released. “These are some of the strongest conflict mineral compliance programs in the country,” said Jonathan Hughes, Assent Compliance’s ...


Health & Safety

Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – What you need to know about falls from height

Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – What you need to know about falls from height

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

Impact of pH on Derivatization of Nitrophenol Compounds

Impact of pH on Derivatization of Nitrophenol Compounds

Our goal of evaluating the Normalized French Environmental Method 12673 required testing the method’s ability to derivatize nitrophenols and alkylphenols in addition to the chlorophenols the method was designed for. Unfortunately, ...


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 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

Washington State DOE stormwater report - Case Study

Washington State DOE stormwater report - Case Study

Fitesa, a non-wovens manufacturer in the state of Washington consistently tests stormwater but experienced problems meeting the stormwater standards for zinc and copper discharge. Zinc is used in galvanized metal, shingles, finishes in ...


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