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  • 4 years EU Environmental Footprint initiative – past, status, and outlook of expected policy details

    How the PEF and OEF can be expected to be used in EU policy and industry The development of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF) was initiated with the aim of developing a harmonized environmental footprinting methodology that can accommodate a broader suite of relevant environmental performance criteria. While ...


    By thinkstep

  • Introducing a New ASTM Method for the Determination of Total Nitrogen, and TKN by Calculation, in Water Samples

    The USEPA Clean Water Act (CWA) requires national approval for all methods used for CWA compliance. There are approved methods for the determination of inorganic nitrogen (NO3-N, NO2-N, and NH3-N), and for organic nitrogen (TKN – NH3-N)2. There are no EPA approved methods for the determination of total nitrogen although it is a required parameter in many USEPA permits, including monitoring ...

  • Robust on-line monitoring assay - Case Study

    Alkaline Phosphatase Enzyme Activity Measurement as a Robust on-line Monitoring Assay for Water Quality Assessment. Zina Al-Saar 4th year Intern student Avans University of Applied Science - ATGM Department Joep Appels - Supervisor and Managing Director microLAN on line Bio-monitoring System. ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • Online Chemical Oxygen Demand for Treatment Optimization - Case Study

    A wide variety of products are made in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries, that require large volumes of chemicals, materials, and substances that are used throughout process operations. Waste water from these facilities typically include contaminants, toxins, nutrients, and organic content that presents challenges with regards to treatment. A major UK based chemical ...


    By MANTECH

  • Why ‘custom-built’ is often cheaper than off the shelf

    We know that we’ve said it before, but even though we list what we call our ‘standard range’, by far and away most of the incinerators and cremators we manufacture are specially designed and manufactured to match the individual needs of each customer.  Since everyone’s requirements are different, virtually every unit we produce is ‘made to order’ and the ...


    By Todaysure Limited

  • Why does modern aeration technology make the treasurer happy?

    The aerzen combined system provides optimum efficiencies at the wallau wastewater treatment plant The combination of different technologies for air conveying enablesoptimal energy use of oxygen for biological degradation processes in wastewater treatment plants. Concrete savings resulting from the use  of AERZEN machines demonstrate this in practice at the Wallau plant.  In 2016, ...


    By Aerzen USA Corporation

  • Stop the hit and miss in coagulation-flocculation: AppliTek’s charge density analyzer to reduce polymer dosing

    Specialist manufacturer AppliTek NV has the pleasure to announce its latest analytical solution, called EZ-Charge®, for reducing the potentially skyrocketing costs that come with controlling the amount of suspended solids in waste water treatment. The novel water analyzer has been developed in cooperation with AQRatio (Germany), a company specialized in sewage sludge analysis and control. ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Ferrous Wear Metal Measurement Made Easy with the FerroCheck

    Historically, one of the most cost-effective indicators of machinery health has been the analysis of ferrous debris in oil. Such analysis utilizes the ferromagnetic properties of generated debris to perform the analysis. Since nearly all wear debris contains ferrous material (in particular iron), an abnormal increase in the amount of debris can be directly correlated to abnormal machinery ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • What`s Hiding in Your Waste Piles?

    In over 25 years in the grinding and recycling industry, we’ve learned that there’s always more than meets the eye in a pile of waste materials. Whether it’s a pile of pallets or household garbage, there’s some good and some bad hiding under the surface. It's there if you know how to find it. You can find it with the right industry knowledge, the right equipment, ...


    By Rotochopper, Inc.

  • Sustainable Biorefineries: An Important Research Topic

    In recent years, substantial steps into the transition towards a biobased economy have been taken in order to reduce the reliance on imported oil and the emission of greenhouse gases.  As far as Europe is concerned, Sweden, home to theEUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, has been very successful in decoupling GHG emissions from economic growth: from 2000 to 2012, ...

  • Energy management for smart community

    Under the project title “Smartes Yspertal” an energy management concept for municipal administration buildings was created in the 1,900 inhabitant community in Lower Austria. Savings potential and inefficiencies in public buildings are thus to be shown. Microtronics has equipped the buildings with data loggers of the type ...

  • To integrate, or not to integrate... Part 4

    We’ll conclude our discussion on Integrated Management Systems by looking at the supposed ‘Holy Grail’ of business management: an EHS and Quality management system that goes many steps further and is applied across all business lines, even those outside EHS and Quality realms. This would be a truly integrated management system that could cover areas such as corporate governance, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Industrial Laundry-4

    This facility washes heavy industrial rags and towels from furniture manufacturing, ink roll towels, automotive and other operations. The wastewater process uses flow equalization for the 60,000 gpd flow, pH adjustment with sulfuric acid, coagulation, metal precipitation, flocculation followed by dissolved air flotation. The facility had difficulty meeting the effluent metals for Copper (1.5 ppm) ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • A bonus for 4-wheel drive SUVs?

    SUVs, often with 4-wheel drive option and larger vehicles, often running on diesel to benefit from lower consumption and lower fuel price, might soon be taxed because they pollute too much. Among the comments that followed these news, advices such as using bicycles or waiting for hydrogen cars or else to choose smaller models, not necessarily highly efficient regarding CO2 emissions, could be ...

  • Materiality assessments in 4 simple steps

    What is it? Materiality. It’s a concept that comes up more and more frequently – especially when it comes to discussions of sustainability. But what is it exactly and how and why is it applicable to EHS? Put simply. Materiality is a principle to help define and determine the business, social and environmental topics that matter most to a business and its ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 4 Big ideas to revolutionize transportation

    Two leaders on urban development recently came together on the same stage: Dr. Jim Yong Kim and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Kim, president of the World Bank, and Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, headlined a panel at the Transforming Transportation conference, an event co-organized by the World Bank and WRI’s EMBARQ ...

  • What are the 4 Different Types of Noise?

    Noise comes in all shapes, sizes and sounds. It’s part of our everyday lives but before you can accurately measure it, you need to know what the different types of noise are. Here’s my advice. Whether it’s the innocent beep, a plane flying overhead or heavy machinery in your workplace, you ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Chapter 4: three industrial revolutions

    The management and prevention of technological risks and failures pose various industrial, political and theoretical challenges. This is due to the fact that the increasing complexity of technological systems invariably leads to increasing risk, especially when scientists and engineers are constantly pushing the limits of technological knowledge, harnessing vast forces of nature without full ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Stormwater treatment area 3/4

    Restore the Everglades That's the task the Florida Legislature set for the South Florida Water Management District. But how? Decades of development had eliminated the sheet flow of water from Lake Okeechobee. Densely populated cities and a 700,000-acre agricultural area, drained by 1,500 miles of canals and levees, now lay between the lake and the Everglades. Wetlands have disappeared. ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Biological and Biochemical Applications of the FluoroMax-4

    The FluoroMax-4, alone or when equipped with optional automated polarizers, phosphorimeter, and timecorrelated single-photon counting accessory, can illuminate biochemical research into gene-expression using molecular beacons, Förster resonance energy-transfer between biomolecules, and anisotropy studies within biochemical ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

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