municipal waste Articles
Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Fish Oil Using Supelclean EZ-POP NP, Silica Gel SPE, and an SLB-5ms GC Column
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were once widely used in many industrial and commercial applications such as insulating fluids, dielectrics, and lubricants. This included their extensive use in electrical transformers. PCB use has been banned in many countries, and the Stockholm Convention currently prohibits their production and use1. However, PCBs may still be released into the environment ...
Rohm & haas chemical plant - Case study
Evaporator Limits Boron to 5 PPM at Award-Winning Chemical Plant Reprinted from Chemical Processing PROBLEM: The biggest challenge confronting Rohm & Haas Corp. in building a wastewater plant for its chemical facility in Elma, WA, was meeting Washington State Department of Ecology limitations on boron of 5 ppm. The Elma plant manufactures sodium borohydride, a versatile chemical used in a ...
What is Wastewater?
What is wastewater? Wastewater, the waste discharge that first comes to mind in any discussion of stream pollution, is the discharge of domestic wastewater, which contains a large amount of organic waste. Industry also contribute substantial amounts of organic waste, some of which comes from vegetable and fruit packing; dairy processing; meat packing; tanning; processing of poultry, oil, paper ...
Urban sustainability issues — Resource-efficient cities: good practice
Our current pattern of resource use is leading to the depletion and, consequently, scarcity of natural resources (1), the degradation of ecosystems and volatile and increasing prices of natural resources. On a planet with finite resources, the challenge is to find a way of delivering greater value and more services with fewer inputs (EC, 2011a). Resources are defined as raw materials, such as ...
Greening the Built Environment
ASTM Standards and Products Form the Foundation of Sustainable Construction Efforts Today, a major focal point for the worldwide building industry is the growing demand for sustainable construction. Sustainable, or “green,” construction is focused on the more effective use of resources and ultimately the creation of healthier, energy efficient, more environmentally friendly homes and ...
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