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

Going Further with Food: The Rise of Channelling Food Waste for Biogas Production

Going Further with Food: The Rise of Channelling Food Waste for Biogas Production

Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes, representing over seven million tonnes of food and drink wasted from British households annually. Wasting this food costs the average household £470 ...


Environmental Management

Environmental impacts of ocean-energy systems: a life-cycle assessment

Environmental impacts of ocean-energy systems: a life-cycle assessment

Ocean-energy technologies — which harvest renewable energy from the sea — will have a significant role to play in a future low-carbon society. A recent life-cycle analysis of different ocean-energy devices has found that ...


Health & Safety

The challenge of safety and health in micro and small enterprises: what can be done?

The challenge of safety and health in micro and small enterprises: what can be done?

A high-level policy seminar, ‘Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Europe: How can we make sure they are safe, healthy and productive places to work?’, was organised by EU-OSHA in Brussels in June, with representatives from ...


Monitoring & Testing

What is the pressure limit for my LC column?

What is the pressure limit for my LC column?

This is a question we get in Tech Services fairly often.  Unfortunately, we are not able to provide a published limit for every column that we produce, but here are a few of them that we have specified: For 3 and 5 um fully porous ...


Soil & Groundwater

An Introduction to Bioremediation and its Applications

An Introduction to Bioremediation and its Applications

A variety of toxic chemicals, metals, and effluents are created and used in industrial processes. These elements need to be degraded to ensure that they do not harm the environment when disposed. A specialized process and equipment are ...


Waste & Recycling

Retail Strategy: A New Focus on Hazardous Waste Regulations

Retail Strategy: A New Focus on Hazardous Waste Regulations

America’s hazardous waste management program ensures the safe management of hazardous waste from the “cradle to the grave”. Many of these regulations were developed more than three decades ago, so it is important we ...


Water & Wastewater

Horsepower on the pump curve

Horsepower on the pump curve

Now that the head capacity relationship along the X and Y axes of the pump curve has been established in Part 1 of this series, the pump curve can be used to determine the amount of horsepower required to meet the head and capacity ...


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