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Environmental Beer Innovation
Are Edible Pack Bindings the Solution? In 2016 the British population drank an average of 15,000 pints of beer every minute. Meanwhile in 2015, 63 billion gallons of beer was consumed in the USA, 50% of which was from a can. Whilst these statistics may have the beer companies and brewers smiling with glee, these are not good figures, for our collective health and certainly not for the environment. Mark Tokulka; a marine biologist has stated that most of the 6 pack bindings from each pack of beer ends up in...
Scope Of A Environmental Site Assessment
Environmental remediation can be a grueling process for commercial propery owenrs, especialliy if it`s unexpected. Environmental remediation is often prompted by the results of an ESA (Environmental Site Assessment). An ESA has become a standard component of many actions related to commerical property, such as purchasing the site, applying for a land-use permit, and more. Grand Slam Construction has created a resource that covers the scope of a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (please click below to see...
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...