Environmental Finance Articles

  • SA Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2003

    The Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2003 (Water Quality Policy) is a policy that safeguards South Australian water resources from pollution. For a long period, the discrepancies surrounding the South Australian laws protecting the State’s water resources from pollution, have lowered the environmental value of all water resources in South Australia. This implies that all the ...

  • Northman Processing - A Compactyre Success Story

    Dealing With Scrap Tire Waste The problem of what to do with scrap tire waste has been around for decades. The rubber from scrap tires will never decompose and will pollute the earth until the end of time.  Finding alternative uses for the scrap rubber and steel beads from ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Mercury: measure and control

    Following the new EU BREF document for waste incineration, European cement plants have to implement the requirement to continuously monitor and abate mercury emissions. To enable this they will need to apply technologies that measure mercury in the raw gas and optimise sorbent use. In December 2019 the new BREF (Best Available Technology Reference) document for waste incineration was published in ...


    By ENVEA

  • What is Environmental Sustainability?

    Environmental Sustainability Environmental sustainability allows the demands of humanity to be met without imperiling the capability of future generations to meet their needs. Assuming that Eric wants to pick cherries from a cherry tree. Eric now has two options. He can either grab an ax, cut down the cherry tree and pick up the cherries. Or he can look for a ladder, climb up and ...


    By Sphera

  • Considering Waste Tyre Pyrolysis Plant Cost

    In terms of determining waste tire pyrolysis plant cost, there are plenty of variables to take into account. The shape, efficiency and automation levels of different tire recycling machines use a big effect on prices. Beston, a global leader from the ...

  • Checklist for Loading Dock Safety & Fall Protection

    Loading docks are busy places. And that’s a good thing—that means projects are moving and your business is strong. But the busier you are, the more apt you are to overlook safety. This can be particularly true during specific seasons, like the holiday rush. Even the most insignificant things can cause an accident and slow down production. Since more than one-quarter of all industrial ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • Beaching of Sargassum in Guadeloupe: a network of Cairnet micro sensors maps out the H2S and NH3 emissions - Case study

    Following the update of health recommendations and the management measures of the High Council of Public Health (HCSP, France), the Regional Health Agency and GWAD’AIR (Approved Association for the Monitoring of Air Quality) have deployed a network to measure hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and ammonia (NH3). This network aims to continuously measure the ...


    By ENVEA

  • Project AddRE-Mo - Case Study

    AddRE-Mo project focuses on resource conservation and value retention networks for urban electromobility through additive and re-manufacturing. According to a recent study by the United Nations Organization, the number of people living in urban areas will increase from 55 % (in 2018) to an estimated 70 % in 2050. This will lead to an increase of traffic and pose a challenge for the existing ...

  • Drilling oil recovery from drill cuttings XXL - Case study

    Worlds largest treatment facility for recovery of drilling fluids The two largest oil & gas companies in Azerbaijan engaged econ industries to design and build the world's largest recycling facility for drilling mud. The brand-new Waste Management Center is located south of Baku and consists of two identical VacuDry® 12,000 x 2 plants, capable of treating 240 tons of drilling mud ...

  • Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Using an Outside/Third Party

    A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) by any other name is a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA). The discussion will rage on for decades with both sides being right!—and Wrong! For this discussion, a JSA and a JHA are one and the same with the end result totally the same—attempting to prevent any injury or illness on the job. For discussion—and continued controversy—I will hereafter ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Norrmejerier dairies - Use of biological wastewater treatment to generate energy, preserve resources and lower operating costs - Case Study

    In June 2005 at the Norrmejerier dairies in Umeå (Sweden), the Swedish environment minister, Lena Sommestad, inaugurated the company’ s first Biomar® plant for the biological treatment of wastewater. The project was supported by the EU. The organic substances left behind by rinsing during milk processing and found in whey and whey permeates are acidified, hydrolysed and ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Hoffmann-La Roche - Ozone oxidation for the elimination of active pharmaceutical ingredients from wastewater - Case Study

    Hoffmann-La Roche has set up a new facility in Toluca, Mexico for the production of two highly effective cancer treatment drugs. The wastewater generated in this context poses an ecotoxicological risk. Therefore, it needs to be eliminated at the source. Various methods were tested and evaluated from an ecological and economic perspective. According to preliminary studies, the best way to ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Checklist for Loading Dock Safety & Fall Protection

    Loading docks are busy places. And that’s a good thing—that means projects are moving and your business is strong. But the busier you are, the more apt you are to overlook safety. This can be particularly true during specific seasons, like the holiday rush. Even the most insignificant things can cause an accident and slow down production. Since more than one-quarter of all industrial ...


    By FabEnCo, Inc.

  • Why A Tyre Recycling Plant Is A Great Opportunity

    When you see the words tyre recycling plant, what comes to mind? Perhaps you have the notion that these tires are recycled, and therefore there is not any economical benefit. To become truthful, the environmental benefit is naturally important enough, and the majority of important. Yet it's not really easy for companies to intend to make a purchase in the ...

  • Outlook 2020: Fuels & Petrochemicals Will Continue to Help Humanity Thrive

    A 15-year rise in U.S. exports of refined products continued in 2019 with our nation exporting more than ever, underscoring the importance of these products to fueling a growing world. In the latter half of this decade, we’ve also seen U.S. petrochemical production capacity grow, and exports for petrochemicals and petrochemical feedstocks rise as well. It’s difficult not to see these ...

  • Investigation of Mine Access Tailings Storage in an Open Pit - Case Study

    Project Description The mine is interested in using the decommissioned open pit for storage of tailings from the underground mine, as this would be beneficial both from an environmental and an economical perspective. The implementation will be a technical challenge since portions of the crown pillar separating the open pit from the underground mining has been extracted. ...


    By Itasca International, Inc

  • Pathways Toward Post-Petrochemistry

    Ethylene, or ethene, is a primary feedstock for the chemical industry, including as a starting material for the production of a wide variety of plastics. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now introduced a new electrochemical technique for selective and energy-efficient production of ethylene from carbon monoxide, which can be obtained from renewable resources and waste. ...


    By Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH

  • China Sourcing Solutions Risk Management Plan

    Thirty-two per cent of companies listed on the S&P 500 index is affected by risk. The main culprits are natural disasters, including floods, typhoons, factory fires, and explosions. Besides, some political factors will have an impact on global economic, social, technological and environmental trends at the macro level, and the most important thing is the stability of the global supply chain. ...

  • The menace of plastic. A worldwide plague.

    So shouldn’t everyone be more aware of the many environmental benefits that come with the incineration of plastic waste? It’s probably true to say that virtually everyone is now well aware of the risks that plastic, especially single-use plastic items such as bags, cups, bottles and drinking straws etc, pose to our planet.  In fact only today it has been reported that a dead ...

  • Cyanobacteria & odor control in a raw water lake - Case Study

    Better raw water quality results in significant treatment savings and a fast pay-back. Topics: raw water, cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins, taste and odor, treatment savings, improve fishery, water clarity Reservoir Overview: This lake is an 850+ acre manmade reservoir feeding a County operated water treatment plant (WTP) in Georgia. The WTP production capacity was ...


    By Medora Corporation

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