EHS for Defence Articles

  • The Importance of Deployable Morgues for Disaster Sites

    Natural disasters of all types and intensity carry risk of fatalities. Even minor inclement weather scenarios can have tragic effects and loss of life. Deployable morgues fill a critical need within effective medical care operations at disaster sites. Disaster response planning should always include these systems in order to manage deceased victims respectfully, efficiently, and without putting ...


    By Blu-Med Response Systems

  • Portable wastewater treatment systems: integration into army missions

    This project’s main focus is to perform a feasibility study of existing wastewater treatment technologies and methods which can be minimally altered in order to be integrated into the Army Force Provider system (1). The US Army is the most accomplished fighting force in the world and the key to its successes are the soldiers who risk their lives every day for their country. There is a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Prestigious and efficient lighting for the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst case study

    Installed Measures: Elite Energy’s fluorescent upgrades breathe life into the historic Old College. Elite Energy’s highly efficient LUMILUX tubes and electronic control gear have been installed throughout the East and West corridors of the Old College at Sandhurst to reap energy savings of over 50%. Elite Energy specified and installed the new lighting scheme which not only ...


    By Elite Energy

  • Military - Case Study

    Introduction In 2009, a West Coast Military Air Base contacted CWT to bid on a plane washing wastewater treatment facility. The military needed to upgrade and replace their antiquated dissolved air flotation (DAF) unit to meet more stringent discharge requirements and attain higher contaminant reductions. Being a Federal Base, it was imperative for the military to have the best wastewater ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Redefining Security for the 21st Century

    By Lester R. Brown One of our legacies from the last century, which was dominated by two world wars and the cold war, is a sense of security that is defined almost exclusively in military terms. It so dominates Washington thinking that the U.S. foreign affairs budget of $701 billion in 2009 consisted of $661 billion for military purposes and $40 billion for foreign assistance and diplomatic ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Efficiency beyond pizza money: The military’s gigantic bite

    Is efficiency worth the bother if you save only $5-$10 per month on your energy bill? Many homeowners think not. One dad told us his family would rather save money by just skipping a pizza order once a month. That sentiment is not unusual.   But it is hard to negate the economic value of efficiency if you spend $20 billion per year on energy, as does ...

  • An overview of the sustainability of solid waste management at military installations

    Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management at military solutions necessitates a combined approach that includes waste reduction, alternative disposal techniques, and increased recycling. Military installations are unique because they often represent large employers in the region in which they are located, thereby making any practices they employ impact overall waste management strategies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The quality of drinking water stored in canteens of field soldiers as a potential source of enteric diseases

    Israel Defense Forces (IDF) guidelines for drinking water require the use of water only from sources that have been inspected and authorized by a medical expert. This study aimed to compare canteen water quality of two military units (infantry and armoured corps), to search for sources of possible microbial contamination and to look for any impact on gastrointestinal symptoms. Statistical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental pressures and impacts of public sector organisations: the case of the Portuguese military

    Public institutions are beginning to realise that they must shift their management towards sustainability. Thus, public sector, including defence services, environmental performance evaluation is a growing reality. The main objective of this research was to assess the environmental pressures and impacts profile of the Portuguese defence sector. A questionnaire survey was conducted involving all ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • RAMCAP™ Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection For the Water and Wastewater Sector

    New guidance is being developed for conducting risk assessment and management in the water and wastewater sectors. The guidance is based on the Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection, or RAMCAP™, methodology. RAMCAP is a process for evaluating consequences, vulnerability and risks due to terrorism and natural hazards. RAMCAP was developed by the ASME Innovative ...

  • Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection For the Water and Wastewater Sector

     Abstract New guidance is being developed for conducting risk assessment and management in the water and wastewater sectors. The guidance is based on the Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection, or RAMCAP™, methodology. RAMCAP is a process for evaluating consequences, vulnerability and risks due to terrorism and natural hazards. RAMCAP was developed by the ASME ...

  • Clemen-soap: a shipbreaking saga

    After an illustrious history, the final days of the ‘Clemenceau’ aircraft carrier have become mired in controversy. The French navy wanted the vessel to go for breaking in India, but environmentalists had other ideas … When the French navy replaced its fifty-year-old aircraft carrier ‘Clemenceau’ with its nuclear successor the ‘Charles de Gaulle’ in 1997, it looked for a place to scrap the old ...


    By Recycling International

  • Determination of Ultra-Trace Mercury Vapor Levels from Industrial & Military Metal Components

    For many years, scrap metal reclaimers did not separate the materials containing mercury from other metals. Such things as mercury switches, dental amalgam, thermometers, and refining wastes from copper, gold and silver were processed along with the typical industrial metals. The result is that a significant portion of the Ferrous and non-Ferrous metals and alloys used today contain some metallic ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Assessment of Environmental ‘Hot Spots’ in Iraq

    Untitled Document Executive summary Introduction In July 2004, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was awarded a ...


  • A Recycling Exemption for Oil/Water Separator Wastes at a Large Military Base in California

    The Health & Safety Code (HSC) in California contains provisions that can exempt a recyclable material from categorization as a hazardous waste if certain strict criteria are met. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is wary of 'sham' recycling and requires substantial proof of beneficial reuse for a facility to qualify for this exemption under HSC 25143.2. A large military ...


    By Coto Consulting, Inc.

  • Explosive Off-the-Shelf Technology Praised for Dynamite Results at IAAP

    THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION scored only a “C-” at its mid-term report card delivered by the Bozeman, Mont.-based Political Economy Research Center (PERC). The group bills itself as “the Center for Free Market Environmentalism.” Its goal is to seek market solutions to environmental problems. This free market brigade ignored the nation’s largest environmental market — defense cleanup. When this was ...


  • Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Military Activities During the Yugoslavia Conflict

    1. Executive Summary Assessment Method:The study was carried out over a period of ten days by a team of expert staff from the Regional Environment Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) and other contracted country experts. A framework was prepared by REC headquarters and the REC's country offices in the five selected countries gathered information and data. Additional ...

  • Integrated Environmental Site Characterization and Analysis: EQuIS in the Military (PDF)

    The seamless integration of subsurface environmental geology and analytical chemistry data with the latest tools and technology for data management and analysis make site characterization and investigation more efficient than ever before. EarthSoft’s Environmental Quality Information System—EQuIS—has been chosen by many military agencies and organizations for the management of analytical ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

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