norm disposal Articles

  • NORMs contamination treatment using Ivey-sol technology

    NORMs (naturally occurring radioactive materials) are found almost everywhere, and many natural materials, such as the earth’s crust, contain such radioactive materials. So what happens when oil and gas activities such as petroleum refining and natural gas extraction, disturb such radioactive material? They can alter the natural background radiation — the radiation that we are naturally exposed ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • How to treat radioactive NORM sludge with VacuDry

    NORM doesn’t sound like a big thing. But Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material might let the alarm bells ring. Everyone has heard of “radioactive material” and that sounds dangerous. However, most of this material is trapped deep in the ground beneath our feet. From there it reaches the surface, for example via the water cycle. Another possible pathway for NORM to reach the ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • econ VacuDry® technology proves successful for the treatment of NORM wastes

    Large amounts of drilling sludge containing low levels of natural radioactivity is a resultant by-product of the oil and gas production process. These so-called NORM-sludges (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) are often contaminated with both mercury and hydrocarbons. The econ industries VacuDry® technology is recognized in Germany as the first choice for the extraction of the mercury ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Use of domestic sewage effluent for sustainable production of vegetable in Kashmir valley

    Trace metals in discrete portions of knoll kohl were evaluated along with chemical composition of sewage effluent, irrigation water, and soil. High nutrients, Fe and Mn levels were noticed in the sewage effluent, whereas irrigation water showed recommended norms. Knoll kohl grown on sewage-irrigated soil accumulated sufficiently good amount of trace metals available to consumers. This study also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Long Lasting Safety with PureAire Monitoring Systems’ 10+ year sensors

    When it comes to oxygen deficiency monitors, PureAire makes the longest lasting units on the market. They believe your safety should not be taken lightly, and have created a reliable and affordable monitor that will outlast all of their competitors. PureAire Monitoring Systems has broken away from the norm of using disposable sensor cells, and has introduced the groundbreaking technology of a 10+ ...

  • Extensive remediation of superfund site - case study

    The 80 acre site, formerly a minerals processing facility, was operated primarily to recover lithium and other rare-earth minerals from ores. Raw ores were imported to the site for processing. During one phase of its operations, the facility also processed uranium ores for the government. The site was listed as by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Comprehensive Environmental ...

  • Baling machines increasingly becoming an important part of industry

    Baling machines have taken on an increased role as the business world moves towards a more environmentally-friendly way of doing things, and “recycling” becomes the norm. In short, materials that were once waste in decades past are now reusable. In addition to such, recyclable materials carry a definitive dollar value, making the efficient handling of these materials increasingly important. ...


    By SINOBALER

  • Editorial

    WHEN I was potty training my first child, someone gave me a copy of a book, Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi. The simple message of the book is everyone eats, therefore they must poop. As I saw it, the point was that pooping is a natural process, everyone does it, and there is no reason to be afraid or repulsed. I was reminded of this toilet training book recently when BioCycle editor Rhodes Yepsen ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mercury recovery from industrial waste and toxic residues of natural gas drilling

    econ's client in the east of Germany is one of the few specialised companies in Europe for the treatment of mercury contaminated waste. Typical input material for this type of treatment is sludge from the natural gas industry or other residues from chemical processes, i.e. contaminated filter cake from waste water treat-ment. Among their most important clients are Shell, ExxonMobil, Wintershall ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Looking Beyond Chemical Water Treatment Case Study

    When you think of an environmentally friendly company, a steel processing plant does not typically come to mind. However, Stripco Inc. of Mishawaka, IN, a manufacturer of production-ready, cold-rolled steel coils, is the exception. In August of 1995, Stripco made a wise decision that also proved to be cost-effective and environmentally- friendly when they installed a Superior Environmentalist ...

  • In a down economy

    Look to Recycling and Safety to Save Sweed Choppers can turn scrap bands into profits. For nearly 50 years, Sweed Machinery has been designing and manufacturing recycling equipment to help companies control their scrap problems. “We design machinery to meet existing needs and develop custom modifications for individual customers” said Cory Graper, Sweed’s sales manager. ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT): The new kid on the UK waste management block

    Waste management in the United Kingdom (UK) has undergone a revolution in the past 20 years. In 1990, the UK landfilled more than 90 percent of its municipal solid waste (MSW), incinerated about 8 percent and recycled the remaining 2 percent. It had one the highest landfill rates in Western Europe and one of the lowest recycling rates, reflecting the UK’s mining traditions and aggregates ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Shifting Paradigms of Environmental Management

    Introduction In the past few decades there has been an all around awareness of environmental degradation caused by industrial activities on account of green house gas emissions, stratospheric ozone depletion, acid rain and acidification, eutrophication, soil degradation, technological hazards, chemical mists and fog with potential damage to human race. Environmental considerations therefore ...

  • It`s not just YOUR GHG emissions anymore!

    As has been discussed in previous Environmental News for You, climate change, sustainability, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are topics that differ in many ways from traditional environmental or air programs that we deal with, such as: Less concern about point source emissions; No concern about exact locations of ground-level impacts and health effects; Reduction in fuel use ...


  • GPT: The Waste Solution for the Leisure Industry

    Leisure, tourism and hospitality provide millions of jobs and are vital elements to the UK’s economy. Attracting over 30 million overseas visitors per year, the tourism industry alone brings with it spend in excess of £16 billion per annum. The price of tourism to the UK is impactful environmentally and socially and organisations need to address their responsibilities and obligations ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Polluters Extended Responsibility

    "Waste generation is my right but collection & disposal is a responsibility of others. I just throw the non-value items on the streets and outside the homes of my neighbors but the waste like newspapers, plastic items, fabrics, metals, furniture, e-waste etc. which can fetch value, I store in my house & work place and sale to scrap merchants at the best prices. I do not care for the ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • A look at top-quality wood briquettes - Case Study

    The wood experts at Reuss are very happy with their RUF briquetting equipment Nowadays, wood briquettes are a popular source of fuel - but only as long as the quality is good. The people at Reuss are well aware of this fact from their long experience in the wood business, so their briquettes are made only from dry wood shavings using high-quality briquetting equipment from Ruf GmbH & ...

  • Managing Environment, Health and Safety Risks at the National Museums of Kenya for Sustainability

    AbstractUrban environmental policy cannot escape the dictates of global environmental requirements as stipulated by the principles of Stockholm Conference, Rio-Summit, and the Johannesburg Summit that includes multilateral environmental agreements. The National Museum of Kenya (NMK) is a public, educational, scientific and heritage management institution established in 1909. It has undergone ...


  • Getting Over The Sustainability Innovation Hump

    I just read an interesting Deloitte study linking ...


  • Getting over the sustainability innovation hump

    I just read an interesting Deloitte study linking ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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