environmental process Articles

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • Using FTIR spectroscopy to measure hydrocarbon pollution in water

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF’s 2015 Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water report almost 700 million people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water [1]. Poor water quality is beginning to return to the developed world too. The strain of population growth, intensified agricultural practices and continued industrial expansion have are ...


    By Specac Limited

  • How Tire Shredding Protects Wildlife

    One of the most revolutionary inventions in the history of mankind was the wheel, and the best upgrade to that invention was the rubber tire, which overcame the limitations of wooden or metal wheels and made it possible to have smooth rides at fast speeds. However, there is a significant drawback to using rubber tires: eventually, they get too worn out to be useful as tires anymore and have to ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Remediation of a failing filter bed Works - Case Study

    Greener Waste Technology is a Process Engineering and Environmental Consultancy specialising in the Municipal sector. Following several years of extensive research Greener Waste Technology has advanced the unique bacteria dosing technology which has been successfully introduced to a number of water companies. The BioCube is being successfully used in wastewater treatment to optimise processes ...


    By Greener Waste Technology

  • The benefits of monitoring compressed air

    Compressed air is used in many manufacturing processes for many different reasons, from the actuation and control of pneumatic valves and cylinders to the operation of process machinery and tooling. It can also be used as a transport medium for bulk materials or as a purge gas. For all its uses it is nonetheless expensive. This is why, through detailed monitoring, a business can enjoy the ...


    By Contrec Europe Limited

  • The Environmental Assessment Process

    The Pollution Prevention and Abatement Handbook is intended to be used principally as input to the World Bank Group’s Environmental Assessment (EA) processes. This note outlines the key features of the EA procedure for World Bank projects. The IFC and MIGA follow the same overall policies but have somewhat different environmental analyses and review procedures (for details contact IFC’s or MIGA’s ...


    By The World Bank

  • Environmental Due Diligence - Development and Process

    Emma Farthing, a Senior Manager in ENVIRON’s London, UK, office, explores the background to international environmental due diligence and examines the emerging future trends in process and practice. This article appears in a special supplement of Financier Worldwide, which also includes editorial comments from Ian Bailey, Director of ENVIRON's European ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Addressing Environmental Justice in the Permitting Process

    On February 11, 1994, Executive Order 12898 Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations was issued.  Executive Order 12898 calls on each Federal agency to make achieving environmental justice part of its mission.  Since that time the United States ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Environmentally Friendly Recycling Process for Plastics and Rubber Recovery

     Abstract A quantized converter of the potential energy of a fluid or a free-flowing mass located in a natural or an artificial storage, which should always be situated at a higher level than the aforementioned converter in the accepted geodesic coordinate system. In contrast to the known converters, such as the water runner (turbine), operating in continuous regime and transforming ...


  • The process and mechanism of urban environmental change: an evolutionary view

    This paper discusses how an evolutionary viewpoint can contribute to the understanding of the processes and mechanisms of urban environmental change. There are four major components in the urban environmental evolution concept: (a) cities can be viewed as complex systems that are subject to constant change, which constitutes a dynamic evolutionary process; (b) urban environmental profiles of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental pollution generated from process industries in Bangladesh

    The sources of environmental pollution in process industries in Bangladesh are discussed. Total pollution load into environment (i.e., into air, water and land) generated from process industries is determined and presented using industrial pollution projection system (IPPS) developed by the World Bank. Most polluting industries in Bangladesh are identified and ranked. The projection of this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Simultaneous treatment of environmental and financial risk in process design

    In this paper, we propose a new measure for environmental risk and discuss a way of considering it simultaneously with financial risk. Instead of using single numbers to define environmental risk, we propose to use the cumulative probability of emissions, similarly to the cumulative distributions of profit used for financial risk. We also propose to use a risk surface as a generalisation of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integration of environmental issues in the firm: learning processes and coordination

    This paper considers the extent to which the organisational structure of the firm influences the perception and the integration of environmental problems. Environmental economists who have been concerned for many decades with market failures, and more recently with regulation failures, still commonly assume that firms operate efficiently. It is our contention that there is a third institution ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental toxicity and radioactivity assessment of a titanium processing residue with potential for environmental use

    Thorough examination of the physico‐chemical characteristics of a Ti processing residue was undertaken including mineralogical, geochemical, and radiochemical characterisation, and an investigation of the environmental toxicity of softwater leachate generated from the residue. Concentrations of most metals measured in the leachate were low; thus, the residue is unlikely to leach high levels of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Processes that Bind

    The 'triple bottom line' (1) is rapidly gaining recognition as a framework for measuring business performance. In its broadest sense, the triple bottom line captures the spectrum of values that organizations must embrace - economic, environmental and social. In practical terms, the triple bottom line means expanding the traditional company reporting framework to take into account not just ...


    By Fluor Corporation

  • A process to reconcile priorities among agencies responsible for environmental health risks

    Government agencies responsible for environmental protection need a process that establishes priorities among competing issues. Examples are described, drawing particularly on the experience of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Prioritisation systems should have certain characteristics responsiveness to the various agencies' mandates, flexibility, discriminatory power, transparency and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impacts assessment of industrial estate providing with managerial process

     “The existence of balance, coordination and required order among natural elements, is one of the key factors in the ecosystem. If this balance is disturbed under certain circumstances, it will damage the structure of living existences and more specifically the human beings. Since a half century ago, factors such as important economical and industrial activities, advance technologies ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Application of dispersion models in the environmental assessment process in the United Kingdom

    The UK planning process has traditionally been separated from the licensing process as far as industry is concerned. Implementation of the Environmental Assessment Directive (85/337/EEC) has therefore been the responsibility of planners, not pollution regulators. This is one of the reasons why there are no formalised procedures for using dispersion models in the environmental assessment ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Process Flow Model of ISO 14001 for the Implementation of an (EMS) Environmental Management System

    ABSTRACT   There is increasing interest all over the world in Environmental Management Systems.  Many Japanese electronic companies have mandated that their plants should be ...


  • A critical process analysis of wine production to improve cost, quality and environmental performance

    ABSTRACTWine production in South Africa is delocalised, with numerous small-to-medium sized producers within several regions within the Western Cape. Whilst adapting to new technological changes, producers have to respond to pressure from consumers and governments regarding the environmental consequences of winemaking, especially water usage and pollution. To date, no systematic analysis ...


    By IWA Publishing

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