natural resource Articles

  • Ice Roads - Resource exploration on Alaska’s North Slope - Case Study

    Resource exploration and maintenance on Alaska’s North Slope presents unique challenges with respect to off-road travel logistics. Locations for exploratory drilling and maintenance of infrastructure often reside outside of existing roads and pads, requiring the need to build seasonal ice roads or snow trails for transport of equipment and personnel during the harsh winter work season. ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Wetlands act as valuable urban water treatment

    As cities and urban landscapes expand across the globe, water resource management continues to pose a huge challenge. Natural wetlands are often built over as cities grow, but a recent strategy of green infrastructure applies the opposite principle – wetlands are protected and constructed as part of city planning. Wetlands, whether natural or man-made, act as large-scale storage and ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Water Use in Concrete Production Higher Than Expected - Case Study

    Researchers uncover areas where better management may mitigate high water use Although many environmental impacts of concrete production have been well studied, little research has been dedicated to just how much water it uses. But, a study published in the journal Nature seeks to quantify the impact of concrete production on global water withdrawals, and it makes some dramatic ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 3 Scientific Tools to Help You Better Understand Your Water Quality

    There are many ways of testing and understanding your water quality with online scientific tools and models. One such resource is the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) project run by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The project, which was founded in 1991 to develop reliable information about water sources to support decisions on water quality management ...

  • Volumetric Analysis & Three-Dimensional Visualization of Industrial Mineral Deposits

    Abstract Base and precious metal deposits are typically characterized by a single parameter such as the total weight of mineable gold. Industrial mineral deposits, on the other hand, are characterized by their end-use. For example, the volumetric evaluation of a limestone deposit depends upon who’s buying the product. The concrete industry has a suite of evaluation parameters such as ...


    By RockWare, Inc.

  • Keeping hygiene front of mind

    Hygiene is drummed into us from a young age. It usually starts with the more unsavoury lessons – like don’t pick your nose – and gradually migrates to the importance of showers, deodorant and good sexual health. It’s only when some of us dedicate themselves to caring for others do we fully appreciate how important hygiene is. In a good hospital robust ...


    By DDC Dolphin Ltd

  • BioCycle World - February

    Economic, Climate Impacts Of Wasted Produce Researchers at Karlstad University in Karlstad, Sweden collected primary data on fresh fruit and vegetable (FFV) waste through direct measurements in three large retail stores in Sweden (55,000 sq.ft. to 75,000 sq.ft. in floor area) to conduct an analysis from the perspectives of wasted mass, economic cost and climate impact. A method of measuring ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Repurposing Composting Infrastructure

    A Vermont solid waste district utilized a defunct biosolids composting site to create capacity for processing food waste. The Vermont legislature instituted a progressive ban on organics in landfills via Act 148 in 2012. The Act includes the provision that transfer stations/drop-off facilities must accept food scraps by July 1, 2017. The Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District (LRSWMD) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 5 Tips for Remote Tank Level Monitoring on a Cellular Network

    Over the past decade, we have seen a continual rise in demand for remote tank level monitoring solutions that utilize cellular networks. Cellular networks provide many benefits to tank operators that have tanks spread out over large geographical areas. Ease of access to information, the ability to respond ...

  • Quit wasting time in wastewater filtration

    Susan takes pride in the work she does each day. After all, without her expertise in the lab, the plants and animals that live in and around her community’s waterways could suffer. ...


    By GE Healthcare Life Sciences

  • The Benefits of an Integrated Air and Water Pollution Control Partner

    Although there has been substantial progress during the past several decades in reducing pollution, the EPA, other federal agencies and local governments continue to add and revise requirements and standards, making compliance a challenge for the industrial sector. These companies also face increasing public pressure not just to meet but to exceed pollution control standards, as studies continue ...

  • The Basics of Evapotranspiration

    Evapotranspiration (ET) represents the loss of water from the Earth’s surface from the combination of direct evaporation and plant transpiration. ET is usually expressed as a rate such as inches per day. Knowledge of ET is important for irrigation scheduling but it is also an important factor for other land use applications such as septic tank drain fields, watershed level budgeting, and ...

  • BRIMS.ca Goes Live

    Alberta’s Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) was formally launched on January 24, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. Key representatives from the Government of Alberta, the University of Alberta, Alberta Innovates and other important industries gathered in the Silvacom head office for the public unveiling and live demonstration of the BRIMS web ...


    By Silvacom Ltd

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