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  • Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice

    NGWA recently published Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice, a guidance document on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Association published the PFAS guidance document to assist members and other groundwater professionals who may be tasked with investigating the transport pathways and extent of PFAS in groundwater and surface water, assessing potential risks to ...

  • Top 10 Industrial Odor Control Stories for 2017

    With 2017 already winding down, now is the ideal time to look back at the biggest industrial odor control stories for the year. From wastewater treatment to solid waste and beyond, eco-friendly odor management has become a priority for organizations looking to be good neighbors and keep their industrial processes fully optimized. Here’s a quick snapshot of the top industrial odor control ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Harmony’s Proven Process

    Many companies have a proven process that outlines their product development, testing, manufacturing, and quality control measures.  Some even go as far as to have these processes put under intense scrutiny by outside agencies.  Even with these processes documented and evaluated, very few are able to conform to high international standards like those set forth by ISO. What about the ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Understanding the iSeries Totalizer

    Do you have questions about the iSeries Totalizer App? We get many support questions regarding the app, generally covering the same few points, so let’s spend a few minutes and discuss how to use and understand the power of the iSeries Totalizer. What is a Totalizer Simply put, a totalizer is a running total of how much fluid (gas, liquid, steam) has passed by the ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Understanding 4-20mA Communications

    Imagine this: You’ve got your meter with 4-20mA output setup. Confidently, you flip the switch, turning it on, and then it happens: the readings are off. You’re not getting the output you need. Frustrated, you tinker with it, and still nothing. Now, you’re out of your depth. You need to get this thing working so you can get your application up and running. What are you ...


    By Sierra Instruments, 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.

  • 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.

  • 4 Types of Contaminants in Water

    The EPA says that there are 4 type of water contaminants: physical, chemical, radiological, and biological. Its definition includes anything that is not an actual water molecule. That means that naturally occurring things like sediment and water weeds are considered contaminants along with things like oil and uranium. Chances are good that the type of contaminants your company needs to keep out ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4 Steps to Improved Performance Verification

    The performance of any measuring device will change over time and must be regularly verified. A new checklist explains how to set up a performance verification plan for weighing equipment that is GMP-compliant and cost-efficient. Download the ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • EEA Briefing 4/2006 - Urban sprawl in Europe

    Europe is one of the most urbanised continents on earth, with approximately 75 % of its population living in urban areas. The urban future of Europe, however, is a matter of great concern. More than a quarter of the European Union's territory has now been directly affected by urban land use. By 2020, approximately 80 % of Europeans will be living in urban areas. In seven countries the proportion ...

  • 4 Red Flags in an Environmental Management System Audit

    Is your environmental management system working for you or are you working for it? An all-too-common approach to running an environmental management system (EMS) is a procedural, documentation-oriented approach where the mere existence of EMS procedures makes an organization falsely believe they have an effective program. In fact, this procedural-documentation approach often does little ...


    By WasteStrategies

  • Do You Know the 4 V’s of Big Data?

    From professional sports, to advertising, to investment banking and almost everything in between. Big data is driving thousands of decisions each day that impact us all in areas big and small. But what is big data exactly, and how or why should it impact efforts in the realm of health and safety? First a definition of big data itself. Big data is a term that began to emerge over the last decade ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 4 Tips for Improving Employee Safety with Industrial Hygiene

    Industrial hygiene prepares organizations for a number of environmental stressors—chemical, physical and biological—that may impair the well-being of employees or community members. Having good industrial hygiene practices plays an important role in improving employee safety and developing an organization-wide safety culture. ...


    By EtQ, LLC

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