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  • Times are changing: Wastewater as a resource

    Times are definitely changing. It used to be that wastewater from whatever source – domestic, agricultural, industrial – was something to collect and pipe away as quickly and efficiently as possible. There was more water coming out of the ground or falling from the sky, so why bother investing time and money cleaning water that had already been used? Now, thanks to issues like ...

  • Locating Groundwater Wells for Fracking Operations in West Texas - Case Study

    In June 2014, our clients used AGI resistivity imaging tools to successfully locate a 125-gallon-per-minute groundwater well in West Texas as well as geohazards that could, if left unlocated, cause significant damage to property and increase costs. Process Our clients used the ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • International Tire Recycling Spotlight: Venezuela

    Tire recycling is a serious global concern. Scrap tires take up far too much space, they can spawn devastating tire fires that burn for weeks or even months when stored together in large numbers, and they they leach chemicals into soil and groundwater. Recycling is an absolute necessity, but not easily done. Most developed countries have produced millions of scrap tires (at the very least), and ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Rainfall, Runoff and Infiltration Re-visited

    Introduction The flow variations in sewers have been modelled for several years with a comparatively high degree of accuracy as far as the diurnal variations and responses to climatic conditions are concerned. However, until comparatively recently the variations in flow due to fluctuations in groundwater levels, soil storage capacity and wetness of the catchment have only been modelled in basic ...


    By Innovyze

  • Chemical Industry: Plant has Cleaner Discharge & Re-sells Oil

    Oil Skimmers, Inc. helps a polyvinyl chloride resins plant remove oil from its wastewater, enabling the company to re-sell the oil for additional profits.  ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • EH&S Certification: You`re Worth It!

    I get it. We all do. You feel run down with the stresses of everyday life. You don't have time for one more thing that's going to take up hours in your day. But when was the last time you did something just for YOU? Have you made yourself a priority lately? That's hard, isn't it? We find it easier to give to other people than we do to ourselves. Here's a gift to yourself you should really ...


  • Why choose SPC Re-form™ sorbents?

    More and more industries are using SPC Re-Form sorbents for the control and clean up of industrial liquids in their workplace. They are: Environmentally Friendly Better Absorbency Cost ...


  • On energy, we`re finally walking the walk

    The United States has entered a new energy era, ending a century of rising carbon emissions. As the U.S. delegation prepares for the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December, it does so from a surprisingly strong position, one based on a dramatic 9 percent drop in U.S. carbon emissions over the past two years and the promise of further huge reductions. Prominent among these ...


  • Re-writing the ecological metaphor: Part 1

    Biological, evolutionary or ecological metaphors underpin much of theorisation in the social sciences in general, and the themes of inter-firm competition and technological change in particular. The argument advanced in this paper is that the use of ecological metaphors has been partial and selective. In key areas of theorisation such as industrial ecology the selective use of ecological ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Novice founders and re-starters in Japanese business society

    We divide the 941 new Japanese entrepreneurs into 'novice founders' and 're-starters' in business, and compare the effects of their comparative advantages on economic performance. When observing the actual sales and the liquidity constraints at start-up, re-starters do not always suffer a disadvantage in Japanese business society. Good performance depends on the start-up industry. In this point, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • TQM, strategic management and business process re-engineering: the future challenge

    American industry was forced to realise that, in order to succeed in today's global market, they must produce high quality products. This paper addresses the importance of integrating TQM, strategic management and business process re-engineering. It also shows how US commitment to quality is paying off. Finally, the paper discusses the impact of quality on US industry both today and in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Re-writing the ecological metaphor, Part 2: the example of diversity

    As the discipline has expanded, so questions have been asked of the limits to the industrial ecology metaphor and its status, by some of the practitioners, as an objective science. Moreover, the emergence of industrial ecology into the policy arena has inevitably presaged normative considerations over the integration of social, political, organisational and cultural factors for the discipline. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Company blends landclearing expertise, re-use of materials into successful business

    Broad range of equipment and techniques helps Southwest Florida firm take landclearing to the next level. Landclearing, particularly that in which aesthetic considerations can come to bear, such as clearing for a golf course or housing tract development, is far from the 'cut it all' process which the very name implies. Many successful landclearing professionals have honed the business into ...


  • Re-Building Water Supply and Collection Systems in Sofia, Bulgaria

    The operation of water distribution and collection systems throughout the municipality of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is the responsibility of Sofiyska Voda AD, a company formed in October 2000 comprising International Water / United Utilities and the City of Sofia. Under a 25-year concession agreement, Sofiyska Voda is undertaking a very significant investment programme that will transform ...


    By Innovyze

  • 'Total environ-mentality' culture: re-engineering the American nuclear power industry through learning from multi-national, multi-level experience

    Applying lessons learned at the national, the utility, and the plant level, from selected segments of the world-wide nuclear power industry, might facilitate an environmentally acceptable renaissance in the US. It can be deduced that the core of all the continuous quality improvement and re-engineering programmes, championed by the top management of nuclear power utilities around the world, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Design education for sustainability: a design studio project on the re-contextualisation of the wind-up radio

    The drive towards globalisation has not only environmental and social implications, as there is a marked effect also on designers and the design process. Today, the mass production of electronic and electrical products is typically outsourced, and it is apparent that most end up being discarded while still functioning properly. With the intention of raising a critical discussion and promoting a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fully automatic prime/re-priming system handles air/liquid mixtures with ease

    Cornell’s Redi-Prime® system addresses the fundamental requirement of customers to have pumps that are easy to operate, re-prime under lift condition, and eliminate carry-over issues of liquids when priming the pump.  Repriming becomes important when entrainment (due to a snore condition) or vortexing occurs. The vacuum pump is always running, so when the liquid ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • The limits to growth and 'finite' mineral resources: re–visiting the assumptions and drinking from that half–capacity glass

    The famous 1972 study 'Limits to growth' (LtG) created global controversy about its dire predictions for the 21st century - e.g., global population crash, rampant pollution and resource depletion. Amongst some of the most fervent critics was the mining industry, who argued that mineral-metals are easily recyclable, that exploration and new technology can increase known resources, and that price ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A systematic approach to assessing the sustainability of the Renewable Energy Standard (RES) under the proposed American Renewable Energy Act (H.R. 890)

    Assessing sustainability is a complex challenge for policy makers, scientists and engineers. In an effort to evaluate industrial systems, a range of alternative methods have been developed; unfortunately, these methods stop short at demonstrating how industrial activity affects sustainability. In response to this need, the Population based Model for Assessing Sustainability Implications (PMASI) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Some notes about Fats and Oils, cis/trans-Fatty acids and our latest re-launched RT 2560

    I recently posted a Blog regarding some notes about Fats and Oils, FAMES and our Famewax column, which can be found here. In Food Industry the challenge may be a bit heavier, if the amount of Trans Fatty Acids is requested. There is scientific consensus that trans fats intake has a negative effect on human health: more specifically, consumption of trans fats ...


    By Restek Corporation

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