Environmental Management Articles

  • The Case for an Integrated Quality Management and EHS System

    By bringing together quality management and environmental health and safety (EHS), the integrated QEHS system is a powerful proposition that delivers a real return on investment over relatively short timescales ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • Dr. Chuck Geraci Appointed NIOSH Associate Director for Emerging Technologies

    Effective April 15, 2018, Chuck Geraci, Ph.D., CIH, will be the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Associate Director for Emerging Technologies. As Associate Director for Emerging Technologies, Dr. Geraci will be responsible for the planning, direction, and execution of emerging technology research activities at NIOSH, advising the NIOSH Director. Emerging technologies ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Assessing the impact of volcanic eruptions on climate extremes using CMIP5 models

    This study analyzes extreme temperature and precipitation responses over the global land to five explosive tropical volcanic eruptions that occurred since the 1880s, using CMIP5 multi-model simulations. Changes in annual extreme indices during post-eruption years are examined using a composite analysis. First, a robust global decrease in extreme temperature is found, which is stronger than the ...

  • Why Invest in Bird Control?

    Birds can be very damaging to your property. In fact, they create millions of dollars in damage every year. When they nest, they can create hazardous conditions that require a substantial amount of cleanup. Bird infestations not only create property damage, but health hazards, liability issues, and can even spread disease. Diseases & Health Issues When it comes to birds ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • What is resiliency in engineering?

    Resilient are the roads on which you drive, the bridges that you cross, and the buildings that stand tall year after year.  Of course, these components of our day-to-day need maintenance just like anything else but chances are, they were designed and constructed with the tools of their time to promote the highest level of foreseeable longevity. Designing for resiliency is critical: ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Don’t let the bed bugs bite

    What creature feeds on humans and lives in the dark? No, it’s not a vampire—it’s a bed bug! Bed bugs can lurk in even the smallest hiding places and can wreak havoc on you and your loved ones. But, how do you know if you have bed bugs? One sign would be a sudden rash or lots of small bites appearing on your skin. Shedded skin remnants, fecal matter, or even small white eggs ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • In-House Oil Analysis Lab Saves Gold Mine Millions in Downtime, Repair and Replacement Costs

    A low-grade surface mining operation depends upon huge and expensive equipment such as Hitachi 5500 shovels and Caterpillar 793 haul trucks. Oil analysis is essential to identify problems so they can be corrected before they cause equipment to go down for major repairs. In the past, a multinational mining firm sent samples to an outside lab for analysis but the cost of this approach limited the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • ESdat Online and ESdat Lab Portal: Eurofins - Case Study

    Eurofins has adopted ESdat Online and the ESdat Lab Portal to replace the historic spreadsheets in order to increase efficiency and accuracy, and provide the landfill operators with direct access to their consolidated historical results through a web interface. Streamlining Landfill Environmental Monitoring The Eurofins Field Services Groundwater team conducts compliance ...

  • Success Stories from the Bird-X Team

    At Bird-X, we are proud of our humane and eco-friendly approach to bird control. Here are just some recent examples of how our dedicated bird control professionals have helped business and land owners all across the country get rid of birds – for good! Stuart, Tom, Tim, and Dan weigh in on their recent success stories: Stuart At an Executive Airport near ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Purofine PFA694E is a hot topic at the Emerging Contaminants Summit

    The Emerging Contaminants Summit held in Westminster, Colorado is an environmental workshop that comprehensively addresses mitigating emerging contaminants across all environmental systems including surface water, groundwater, drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, soils and sediments. ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • What is TPO and Why is it Performed?

    Temperature programmed oxidation (TPO) is an analytical technique capable of establishing the oxidation of an element or compound through thermal excitation, with various applications in the field of catalysis. The performance of TPO requires a furnace or microreactor capable of increasing temperatures of a catalyst in precise increments up to extreme conditions, for example in brackets of ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • Sanitary Diaphragm Valve in Biopharmaceutical Industry

    Diaphragm valves are developed from plastic or metal. It is essentially based on the producer. These valves have two or more ports, and they are typically used in subsistence, refreshment, pharmaceutical and preparation activities. Stomach valves can reach a pristine close much after many years of neglect. The floodgates grew in fame during the previous decade. An expansive ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • Arctic Sea Ice Mass Balance Buoys - University of Manitoba Environment and Geography Center for Earth Observation Science - Case Study

    The University of Manitoba Environment and Geography Center for Earth Observation Science is monitoring the evolution of ice growth and melt by researching the exchange of heat between the ocean, ice, and atmosphere. There is worldwide concern about the environmental conditions in the Arctic. The University of Manitoba Environment and Geography Center for Earth Observation Science is using a ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Permafrost Monitoring - High resolution temperature profiling of active layer permafrost at Teshekpuk Lake - Case Study

    Teshekpuk Lake is the largest lake in the Alaskan Arctic and the third largest lake in the state. Given the importance of this region to an abundance of native wildlife and expected environmental changes associated with projected sea-level rise, coastline erosion and oil and gas development, the Teshekpuk Lake Observatory (TLO) was established as an effort to gain a ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Ice Melt Management - Wilkins Aerodrome - Case Study

    The Wilkins Aerodrome is perhaps Australia’s most unusual aerodrome, located approximately 70 km southeast of Casey Station in Antarctic Australian territory. The Australian single runway has served as the Antarctic terminal for intercontinental air service since 2007 and it operates between the months of October and March. Problem The aerodrome’s location was ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Refrigerated Foundation MonitoringRefrigerated Foundation Monitoring in a Grind and Inject Facility - Case Study

    A new grind and inject (G&I) facility was recently completed for Hilcorp at Milne Point in northern Alaska. The geotechnical consultant for the facility brought BeadedStream on-board for monitoring purposes related to the unique thermal environment of the G&I structure’s foundation. Problem Relatively warm drilling fluid (~50° F) is a primary issue in ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Building Foundation Monitoring - ASRC NS Facility Phase I - Case Study

    The community of Deadhorse began and still exists today as a hub for oil field services support. The area experiences constant expansion and improvement, and in this instance required a general duty shop built by ASRC, located close to the Deadhorse airport and across from the recently built Aurora hotel. Specifically, this new facility will provide light and heavy duty shops, offices and wash ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Airport Foundation Monitoring - Iqaluit International Airport - Case Study

    The Iqaluit International Airport is undergoing a significant infrastructural upgrade to improve safety and access to the Canadian Territory of Nunavut. Traffic at the airport has grown steadily over the last three decades and the facility needs to be updated and improved to continue to serve the area. Due to the absence of paved roads, flying is a critical part of the Nunavut transportation and ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Airport Foundation Monitoring - Iqaluit International Airport - Case Study

    The Iqaluit International Airport is undergoing a significant infrastructural upgrade to improve safety and access to the Canadian Territory of Nunavut. Traffic at the airport has grown steadily over the last three decades and the facility needs to be updated and improved to continue to serve the area. Due to the absence of paved roads, flying is a critical part of the Nunavut transportation and ...


    By BeadedStream

  • 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

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