pollution prevention Articles

  • Biotechnology: The Ultimate Pollution Prevention Tool

    Much has been written about biotechnology. Indeed, so much has been written that the word 'biotechnology' means many things to many people. To the medical/pharmaceutical community, biotechnology is big business, and one that has greatly advanced drug development. To others, crop biotechnology conjures up thoughts of 'franken-foods,' and similar provocative images. Biotechnology in environmental ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • An overview of environmental pollution prevention and management in China

    This paper provides a broad overview of pollution prevention and management in China and details the specific measures that have been adopted at a national level. The paper begins by exploring some of the key environmental issues faced by China, and the history of environmental management in China. Then the current environmental legislation and standards in China are detailed, and the strategic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA Inspector General Releases Report On Need For Better Data For PGCCA

    On September 15, 2015, the EPA Inspector General (IG) released a report criticizing EPA's use of unverified pollution prevention data for the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (PGCCA). The report, "EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program Lacks Adequate Support and Transparency and Should Be ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Pollution prevention through reactor network synthesis: the IDEAS approach

    A novel approach, called Infinite DimEnsional State-space (IDEAS), has been recently proposed for the synthesis of globally optimal reactor networks where homogeneous, isothermal, steady-state PFRs and CSTRs as well as mixing are allowed. Within the IDEAS framework, reactor network synthesis is formulated as an infinite dimensional linear optimisation problem. In this work, IDEAS will be applied ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Does it Pay to be Green? An empirical Examination of the Relationship between Pollution Prevention and Firm Performance

    Emissions reduction and pollution prevention has a positive impact on the bottom ...


  • Pollution prevention and control, West Wales

    Project Earlier this year, Remediation Strategies were asked to look into the development of a pneumatic barrier for a specific oil spill response scenario.  A pneumatic barrier uses compressed air in an underwater environment to create a vertical ‘bubble barrier’ and a standing wave at the water surface. The purpose of the barrier is to contain a given spillage of ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Determination of Environmental Quality Standards Issue

    The term "Environmental Quality Standard" (EQS) had been introduced in the Slovak legislation by way of Act No 245/2003 Coll. on integrated pollution prevention and control on the environment and on amendments of certain acts in the meaning of other acts (further as Act on IPPC), and that by receiving from European legislation (IPPC Directive). Similar terms to EQSs, such as ...


    By Slovak Environment Agency

  • Lean and Green: How Production Efficiency Aids the Environment (PDF)

    U.S. EPA has been preaching the gospel of “less is better” for years. The agency has been saying this through the law,policy and practice of pollution prevention. EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) is chargedwith administering, among other statutes, the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA), which reflects Congress’commitment to reduce or minimize pollution at the source ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ISO 14001: time for improvements?

    The aim of this paper is to discuss a number of issues related to ISO 14001:2004, the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) with the purpose of improving the next edition in order to recognise and reflect new recognitions in approaches to pollution prevention. A case study is presented and shows lack of life cycle thinking in product development. This paper suggests ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Designing Pollution Prevention into the Process

    Consider the following recent examples of pollution prevention in chemical process plants: An Adiponitrile plant in Orange, Texas installed an inexpensive solenoid valve on the line supplying process water to flush the seals of process pumps used in intermittent service. The solenoid, which is connected to the pump control system, shuts off flush water when the pumps are not running. As a result, ...

  • Monitoring - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Research on pollution prevention and control technologies in the industry of vanadium extraction from stone coal

    The technology of pollution prevention and control in the industry of vanadium extraction from stone coal acts as a key factor in deciding whether the vanadium can be extracted from stone coal effectively. This paper focuses on analysing related pollutants, including their features, and major problems existing in field of vanadium extraction, as well as investigating the technology used to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pollution prevention and control, North-East England

    Project Remediation Strategies were commissioned to assist an electronic components manufacturing facility in the North-East of England with the emergency preparedness and response aspects of an ISO 14001 accreditation process. Workscope Through numerous visits to site, we were able to gain an understanding of site operations and activities that could ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Pollution prevention: progress towards sustainable development?

    Emphasis in recent years on pollution prevention (P2) is being driven both by the limits to what can be achieved by traditional "end-of-pipe" pollution control methods and by the rise in attention to the concept of sustainable development. P2 strategies have been employed to realise reductions in toxic chemical use, waste, accidental release, and worker exposure, which can ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • TSCA AND NANOSCALE MATERIALS UPDATE

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued on May 10, 2005, notice of its much anticipated stakeholder meeting on nanotechnology, which occurred on June 23, 2005, in Washington, D.C. The public meeting, which was well-attended, was convened to “discuss a potential voluntary pilot program for certain nanoscale materials and the information needed to adequately inform the conduct of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Cleaner Production and Eco-efficiency - Complementary Approaches to Sustainable Development

    This report was produced jointly by the WBCSD and UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme). It demonstrates that these concepts are finding practical applications by being translated into operating policies and business strategies worldwide. Cleaner production and eco-efficiency go beyond pollution prevention and are moving towards resource productivity, life-cycle thinking, performance ...

  • Cleaner production and life cycle design of upholstered furniture

    This article presents some results of the environmental and organisational aspects that were obtained from a preliminary analysis of the process of manufacturing upholstered furniture at the furniture cluster in the State of Alagoas, Brazil. The method is based on the concepts of pollution prevention and cleaner production that are associated to the concept of product life cycle design. Data were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bloomberg Environment Quotes Lynn L. Bergeson In “Erik Baptist to Help Run EPA’s Chemicals, Pesticides Offices”

    On May 23, 2018, Bloomberg Environment quoted Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) regarding Erik Baptist, senior deputy general counsel, joining EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) as a deputy assistant administrator and senior counsel. Other regulatory offices within the EPA have attorneys to help them, Lynn ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Multiobjective optimisation for environment-related decision making in paper mill processes

    Considering only environmental impact or only profit is not enough to manage chemical processes. This study focuses on the optimal scheduling of cutting papers using the multiobjective optimisation programming. Two independent objective functions are introduced in this paper, the production cost and trim loss with the constraints of satisfying the customer orders. The Goal Constrained Programming ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pollution prevention and control, Northern England

    Project Remediation Strategies were requested by a major prestige vehicle manufacturer based in North-West England to provide assistance in upgrading their production facility’s surface water protection measures. The site had recently experienced potential regulatory compliance issues with its surface water discharge and staff wanted to take positive action to prevent future ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

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