energy cost volatility Articles

  • Low energy mixing to optimize anaerobic digestion at the Kitchener WWTP

    The existing Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a conventional secondary treatment facility, with a rated capacity of 122,745 mVd. The plant is comprised of two separate secondary treatment plants (Plant 1 and Plant 2) served by a common headworks facilities and primary clarifier facilities. Plant 1 was constructed in the early 1960s and Plant 2 was constructed in the mid-1970s. Both ...

  • How to make top-down and bottom-up sustainability converge

    Fits and starts are all too common in the sustainability world. One year you have budget for initiatives; the next you don’t. Management hails cost savings on individual projects, but they miss the big picture and fail to link progress across departmental boundaries. Bottom-up progress and top-down directives pass each other like proverbial ships in the night. But it doesn’t have to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • LED Applications for Oil and Gas Refining and Processing

    Oil and gas processing facilities are unsafe due to the existence of hazardous compounds during operations. When addressing such issues, companies in the sector may deploy explosion proof lighting systems to prevent the ignition of sparks created from the electrical equipment. The adoption of LED technology in oil and gas refineries has helped reinforce key safety measures associated with ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Case study - Canmaker achieves cost-effective compliance

    Overview JL Clark, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, is no ordinary packager.  The company, celebrated its 110 year anniversary in 2014, is recognized around the world for its award winning metal lithography and exact graphic reproduction. Also recognized as a long-time positive corporate influence in the community, the management of the company was naturally concerned ...

  • Municipal & Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plants potential energy and cost savings case study

    Bio-Organic Catalyst Technology Formed by proprietary reaction between: Natural enzyme proteins Specialty nonionic surfactants (synthetic & biological) Organic Stabilizers & Minerals No bacteria added Non Toxic & biodegradable Concentrated liquid product Biological ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • Minimizing Operating Costs in VOC Abatement Equipment

    Untitled Document As governmental regulations of environmental emissions become more restrictive, the average concentration of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) has decreased as more ...

  • Case study -Operating cost reduction strategies

    Overview More and more, companies operating air pollution control equipment today realize that the initial capital cost of an oxidizer system can be rapidly eclipsed by continued operating expenses if careful attention is not periodically given to the system. ACTION Below are ten tips to ensure your oxidizer is operating at peak performance. The ...

  • Site Closure Strategies: Reducing Remediation Liabilities & Costs

    Industrial companies face the daunting task of managing investigations and clean-ups at thousands of contaminated properties. In staying abreast of new technology and ever-evolving regulatory programs, companies must address many challenges involving regulations, technologies, and expenses. To successfully manage the costs and risks for each project, it is important to: 1) Focus on the ultimate ...


    By AECOM

  • Costs of air pollution from European industrial facilities 2008-2012

    In 2011, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a first assessment of the costs of air pollution caused by European industrial facilities. The report Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe (EEA, 2011) applied a simplified modelling approach to assess the damage costs to health and the environment in 2009, caused by pollutant emissions from industrial ...

  • Food Processing: Venturi Scrubber and Separator Cuts Steam Costs Case Study

    New Solutions to Plant Problems:Soybean extraction at Land 0 ‘ Lakes, Inc., Sheldon, IA, is an energy- intensive operation. Beans must be cleaned, properly dried, tempered, cleaned a second time, fragmented, and heat-conditioned to increase smface area and distort cell walls. On the extraction side of the process, soybean flakes are extracted by repeated countercurrent percolation of hexane ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Don`t forget water in the true cost of biobased packaging

    The additional 3 billion middle-class consumers expected by 2030 presents one of today’s greatest challenges, but they also provide one of the business community’s greatest financial opportunities. Against the backdrop of an increasingly resource-constrained world and volatile commodity prices, business as usual is not an option. The scalable, resource-efficient business ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Energy management for increased profitability

    “The cost of purchasing the energy needed for production by an industrial facility is viewed as managed input and typically receives significant attention, while the use of that energy once it is inside the factory is often viewed as simply the cost of doing business. While this is not true in all industrial facilities, experience has shown that unless the facility actively manages energy ...


    By RTS Consulting Inc.

  • The whey to renewable energy

    When Tom Wilson with the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension set out to study the feasibility of a community-based anaerobic digester in Mercer County, he initially analyzed processing manure collected from area dairies and food wastes gathered from the local college, nearby prisons and industrial food processors. But the economics of transporting the materials just did not make ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Columbus, Georgia`s High-Efficiency, Low Cost, Digester-Gas-Fired Power Plant

    ABSTRACTGrowing concern over the cost of power and long-term availability of limited fossil fuel resources for the production of electricity have caused electrical utilities and governments to promote “green” or renewable power. Solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, and low-impact hydroelectricity are current acceptable green-power sources. Digester gas is a renewable, green energy resource ...

  • TB 45: Boiler feed water degassing lowers operations costs and chemical usage

    ShenLan Environment Inc. located in Shanghai China uses Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors in their boilerfeed water treatment systems. These systems realize lower operating costs with the added benefit of reducing the chemicals added to the boiler feed water. BackgroundProper treatment of boiler feed water is an important component of a boiler system. As steam is produced, dissolved solids become ...

  • Case study - Maximizing heat recovery from your oxidizer and reducing operating costs

    More and more, companies operating air pollution control equipment today realize that the initial capital cost of an oxidizer system can be rapidly eclipsed by continued operating expenses if careful attention is not periodically given to the system. Below are ten tips to ensure your oxidizer is operating at peak performance. The first five tips focus on parameters end-users should know about ...

  • A Cleaner Energy Future

    As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and competition for fossil fuels. These escalating energy ...


    By ASTM International

  • Formulating an energy plan for your company

    Though current energy prices have stabilized, history has shown that volatility and uncertainty will return. The current situation is an ideal time to prepare for future price swings and the corresponding impacts on their costs. In many cases, energy users go about trying to reduce their energy costs without considering life cycle costs and endorsement from senior management. An Energy Plan ...

  • Future challenges to asset investment in the UK water industry: the wastewater asset investment risk mitigation offered by minimising principal operating cost risks

    This paper defines challenges currently facing the water industry globally that will affect water industry asset investment and development now and in the near future. Those challenges include energy price volatility, climate change regulation, asset capital costs and strategic resource considerations. This paper presents potential answers to these challenges in the context of the UK water ...


    By IWA Publishing

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