Environmental Clean-up Articles

  • Optimus® Fired Up for Rocket Noise Testing Project - Case Study

    Airborne Engineering Limited (AEL) specialises in measurement, testing and research; particularly of advanced rocket propulsion systems. One of AEL’s principle services is carrying out static tests of rocket engines for other aerospace companies. AEL is based at Westcott Venture Park, formerly the Rocket Propulsion Establishment, and operates two test bunkers, purpose built in 1949 for ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Nanobite Cleans up Coastal Oil Disaster in Spain - Case Study

    On November 13, 2002, the Greek tanker The Prestige began losing its cargo of #6 bunker crude oil after one of its tanks burst off the northwest coast of Spain. The Spanish government decided to allow the tanker to sink, despite concerns of widespread contamination. By December’s end, the tanker had lost 80% of ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Seborga - a small town with a large environmental commitment

    Seborga is a small municipality in the Liguria region located in the northwest part of Italy, right on the French border. Liguria, like many other Italian regions, has been struggling with a number of difficult issues surrounding waste management and long transports. But there are also success stories, like the one in Seborga. The small municipality with 320 residents has since 2013 completely ...


    By Susteco AB

  • How listening to the ocean can help reveal environmental damage

    In 2013, Katherine Indeck listened to recordings of sounds made in a channel between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, Florida. Some of the audio files had been collected in 2005 during an unusually severe red tide, a bloom of toxic algae that killed fish, dolphins and sea turtles. Other recordings were made after the ecosystem began to recover. During the recovery years, Indeck could hear sounds ...


    By Ensia

  • Thoroughly modern installers keep on industry trend

    The ErP Directive, through its various iterations since 2009, not only places high demands on the efficiency levels of a wide range of heating products, and especially hot water storage in our homes, but also on installers to communicate the benefits of greater energy efficiency to their customers. If the target to reduce energy use by 20% by 2020 is remotely realistic, not only has product ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • How to make top-down and bottom-up sustainability converge

    Fits and starts are all too common in the sustainability world. One year you have budget for initiatives; the next you don’t. Management hails cost savings on individual projects, but they miss the big picture and fail to link progress across departmental boundaries. Bottom-up progress and top-down directives pass each other like proverbial ships in the night. But it doesn’t have to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • BRAG Biofuels Industry Outlook for 2017

    The biofuels industry is likely to face increasingly challenging times during the tenures of the new 115 th Congress -- which began on January 3 -- and the Trump Administration, scheduled to begin this Friday, January 20. Throughout his campaign for President, Trump repeatedly pledged his support for biofuels and the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Indeed, it is this ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Why Your Project Should Include Articulated Concrete Blocks

    During any construction project, large or small, planning for potential construction erosion is essential. Failing to take into consideration the possibility of erosion when planning a construction site will not only reduce the quality of the soil at the site, but it may also damage surrounding properties, harm the local environment and result in hefty fines and liability costs. To avoid the ...

  • Study shows online consumers want environmentally friendly options

    Reducing the carbon footprint of what we buy isn’t easy, but the opportunity for impact is substantial: In the United States, producing and delivering consumer purchases releases twice as much carbon into the atmosphere as home energy use and personal travel. By gathering and sharing information on carbon emissions associated with their products, companies can make environmentally friendly ...


    By Ensia

  • This Designer Is Cleaning Up City Smog and Turning It into Jewelry

    A Dutch designer has created a new tower to filter city smog and — hopefully — help end China’s air pollution problem. China’s ongoing struggle with smog is notorious. Rapid industrialization paired with an initial lack of ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Bringing in the tides. From closing down to opening up delta polders via Tidal River Management in the southwest delta of Bangladesh

    The southwest coastal delta of Bangladesh is not only geographically home to a dynamic interplay between land and water, and between fresh surface water and saline tides, but also to contentious debates on flood management policy. It has been argued that dealing with delta floods in this region boils down to adopting either open or closed approaches. This paper longitudinally structures the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Agrium-PotashCorp merger: What it means for the potash industry

    After years of being both courted and courting others, leading North American fertilizer producer PotashCorp has finally met its match, and reached a merger agreement with regional counterpart Agrium to create a new parent company for their combined operations. The new firm has yet to be named, but would be 52pc owned by PotashCorp and 48pc by Agrium. Shareholders will vote on the merger on 3 ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • NoiseNews Round-Up: Noisiest Dogs, Pokémon Go, Cinema Snacks & Opera

    Yes, it’s me – The Noise Doctor. I’m back with the NoiseNews Round-Up. I’ll be bringing you some of the latest and quirkiest noise-related news stories from around the world. In this edition, I’m looking at the top 10 noisiest dogs, Pokémon Go, cinema snacks and opera. Let’s get started. Ssssh! – Silent Snacks are Heading to the Big Screen at ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance Practitioner Spotlight: Pete Schwalbach

    Name: Pete Schwalbach Office: St Paul Practice Area: OPA Area of expertise: Environmental Regulatory Compliance About Me in 140 Characters Happily married, father of three, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Three Strategic Options for Managing Acquired Environmental Liabilities

    Evaluating Through a Finance Lens As companies strive to remain competitive and profitable in today’s uncertain economy, asset transactions continue to play a leading role in their efforts to transform, adapt and re-invent themselves. A well-thought out and well-executed acquisition can bask even the most gloomy of balance sheets in sunshine by bringing rapid revenue growth, added ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Metagenomic approach to characterize soil microbial diversity of Phumdi at Loktak Lake

    Loktak, one of the largest freshwater lakes of India, is known for floating islands (Phumdi), being made up of a heterogeneous biomass of vegetation and soil. This ecological site represents an exclusive environmental habitat wherein the rhizospheric microbial community of Phumdi plays a key role in biogeochemical cycling of nutrients. A culture-independent whole genome shotgun sequencing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to Set Up an Outdoor Sound Monitoring Kit

    What do demolition sites, construction, industrial and mechanical equipment, outdoor events, transportation facilities, traffic, and air crafts have in common? They all cause noise pollution. Environmental noise can cause adverse effects to those around it which is why it is critical monitor. At RAECO Rents we make outdoor sound monitoring easy! ...


    By Raeco Rents

  • An Overview Of STI Group’s Core Industrial Services

    It takes numerous specialists and engineers to manage industrial plants and facilities and keep them running smoothly, efficiently, and safely. Some of these individuals may only be required during special projects or industrial turnarounds when speed and efficiency are of the essence to get the plants back into production as quickly as possible. Other times industrial services are required on a ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Kiverco Completes Another Complex Project for a Major UK Customer

    The customer Tom White Waste Ltd was formed in 1981, when Tom White found it difficult to obtain waste management services for his other businesses and decided to start his own waste management operation. Since then, the business has grown hugely and in 1988, Tom’s sons Ian and Paul joined the business and today, they run the company as joint managing directors. Tom White ...

  • Proposal of a framework for scale‐up life cycle inventory: A case of nanofibers for lithium iron phosphate cathode applications

    Environmental assessments are crucial for the management of the environmental impacts of a product in a rapidly developing world. The design phase creates opportunities acting on the environmental issues of products using life cycle assessment (LCA). However, it is hampered by a lack of information originating from distinct scales along the product or technology value chain. There are many ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you