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How to make your waste disposal process pay for itself
Incineration waste to energy means you can get FREE HEAT! It’s true to say that the first priority of any of the industrial waste incinerators we design and manufacture is to provide an efficient, cost-effective, environmentally responsible and legally compliant waste disposal system. But, and it is a big but, our experience and technical expertise means that were appropriate and when required we can also incorporate an efficient energy recovery system into the plant. This incineration waste to energy...
Environmental Assessment Brownfield Study
In late 2011, Global was contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank and City of Flint to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with guidelines set for by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 24 CFR Part 58 for the Smith Village Project. Global utilized the HUD recommended format during the preparation of the EA including completion of the Statutory Checklist and Environmental Assessment Checklist. As part of the EA process, Global completed several Phase I ESA, Phase II ESA,...
Beliefs, Politics, and Environmental Policy
IntroductionMany of us who work on environmental issues have faced the challenge of conveying their importance to nonspecialists. Perhaps we have found ourselves defending the robustness of climate science to a contrarian uncle, or extolling the importance of biodiversity to a dubious aunt. Our relations and friends are often educated people, skilled in their own professions, who have formed strong opinions about the science underlying environmental problems, their potential consequences for their own lives, and...
Hydrocarbon Processing: Non-phosphorus corrosion inhibitor optimizes cooling tower uptime for ...
Cooling water systems play a critical role in the efficient operation of hydrocarbon processing facilities. Ensuring that these systems efficiently cool and condense the various process streams is essential to minimizing operating costs and maximizing plant performance and profitability. Common challenges to maintaining these systems at peak performance come in the form of corrosion, pitting and buildup of mineral scale on heat exchanger surfaces.1,2 If left unchecked or poorly controlled, corrosion and pitting...
Tertiary Nitrification Process - Case Study
Our nitrification process was originally developed for ammonia removal from activated sludge final effluent. However, it has since been applied to sludge liquor ("reject water", "centrate" or "filtrate") treatment. It is also suitable for nitrification of potable water sources (e.g. surface or ground water) prior to chlorination, to reduce the formation of chloramines. Ammonia removal down to 1 mg/L Energy consumption reduced by at least 30% Nitrification rate up to 2.3 kg NH3-N m3 d-1 SS reduced by up to...