Environmental Impacts Articles

  • Northern Florida water treatment works - Case Study

    Local Water Authorities manage sewage collection and clean water distribution on a regional scale. Across the US, these organizations experience several difficulties in the operation of infrastructure assets. Odor is a constant problem in a number of ...


    By BBR Filtration Limited

  • WASTEWATER EVAPORATION IN BORGWARNER

    BorgWarner is an American company based in Spain where it manufactures exhaust gas recirculation modules, also known as EGR valves or EGR Coolers. ...


    By C&G IBERICA

  • Unilever - Ben & Jerry`s - Case Study

    Icecream factory to derive green energy with BIOPAQ®AFR and THIOPAQ® An all-in-one anaerobic system which converts industrial wastewater with fats, proteins and hydrocarbons into biogas. The BIOPAQ®AFR (which is called “The Chunkinator” at Ben & Jerry’s) represents the best environmental and commercial option for reducing the ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • 4 Best Practices for Leading Metrics

    The ECA Academy shared that in 2016, most GMP inspection deficiencies involved quality systems—more specifically, the Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) process. A closer look revealed that root cause analysis and impact assessment are still a challenge for many ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • The Environmental Impact Assessment EIA

    The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the set of studies carried out by a multidisciplinary team, with detailed technical data, which evaluates the consequences of a given project for the environment. In the EIA, the impacts that a given project can cause in the environment, as well as the presentation of mitigating measures, are identified and evaluated technically and impartially. In ...

  • Enhesa named to CIOReview`s - 20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers

    Enhesa was selected, along with 19 other companies, to appear on CIOReview's list of "20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers" for 2017. To help CCOs, CIOs, and CEOs find the right compliance technology provider for their enterprises, their selection panel evaluated and shortlisted hundreds of compliance technology ...

  • The wreck of the MV Rena – culture, risk and resilience in IA

    The wreck of the MV Rena and the subsequent resource consent processes, to enable the dumping and discharging of contaminants through abandoning the remnants of the wreck, created considerable division in the Bay of Plenty region, especially within iwi. Much of this conflict related to the nature of the effects, their monitoring and mitigation. The Rena case provides useful lessons for the impact ...

  • Why evaluate hydraulic fluid compatibility?

    When introducing a new control fluid to hydraulic systems, it is important to ensure that the new liquid or mixture is of equal or superior quality to the previous fluid. If the new mixture is incompatible, precipitate may form and result in an overall inferior fluid. This can speed up clogging or damage the system. When a manufacturer of construction machinery releases a new line of bulldozers ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • A Record Year for EHS Non-Compliance fines in the UK

    The sentencing landscape for Environmental, Health and Safety offences in the UK (England & Wales specifically) has undergone significant change over the last 18 months. In England and Wales, companies have been handed record fines in these fields. So what does this mean for businesses? ...

  • Watch: Faith and environmental stewardship on the farm fields of eastern Iowa

    “We are within nature. We are part of nature. … We’re not divided from nature. We cannot be dismissive of nature because Christ himself chose to be of nature.” Reverend Robert “Bud” Grant, professor of environmental theology at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, has dedicated ...


    By Ensia

  • How to introduce new technologies to reduce nutrient losses: a case of Danish agricultural constructed wetlands

    The Water Framework Directive (WFD) focuses on reduction of nutrients in individual water bodies. Innovative drainage filter technologies currently being tested in Denmark could facilitate nutrient reductions at the sub-river basins and catchment levels. The implementation strategy for these technologies, however, remains a challenge. Using both primary and secondary data, this paper presents ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • To create meaningful change, apparel brands need to pursue sustainability at the industry level

    In 2010, fresh out of college with a degree in economics, I began a new job as a corporate sustainability professional at a major apparel retailer. I was hopeful. The apparel industry was full of environmental problems and opportunities for major progress. At the time, Greenpeace had launched a ...


    By Ensia

  • Delphi technique as a consultation method in regulatory impact assessment (RIA) – the Portuguese water sector

    This paper explores use of the Delphi technique on regulatory impact assessment (RIA) in order to select criteria as well as to analyze the non-neutrality of stakeholders in the Portuguese case study. Although the decision-making process has been supporting a different prescriptive approach, there is no neutral decision, which can reflect on the (in)efficiency of the government's action. To ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why don’t we have 20,000 members?

    IAIA currently has around 1600 members from 120 countries. We have a further 18 Affiliates in 16 countries, which puts our total membership at just over 5000 IA professionals. Our membership is neither static nor constant; it changes year by year depending on where our annual conference is held, with large numbers of new members joining each year and then dropping off in subsequent years. IAIA is ...

  • Plastic Open Head Drums VS Tight Head Drums

    When you are buying plastic drums, you are often going to run into the choice of plastic open head drums or tight head drums. While the differences might seem small, they can mean a world of difference for your business. For some, the answer is a no-brainer because the materials they are used to package will require sealing, in which the tight head is naturally for liquids, but open head drums ...


    By Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co.

  • A hundred-year perspective on sustainability​

    “I’m proud to have the privilege of working for a company whose environmental efforts are characterised by both a long-term approach and a sense of responsibility,” comments Anna Mårtensson, Environmental Manager at Iggesund Paperboard’s Swedish production facility, Iggesund Mill. “Today our environmental impact is almost non-existent compared with the ...


    By Iggesund Forest AB

  • Environmental impacts of ocean-energy systems: a life-cycle assessment

    Ocean-energy technologies — which harvest renewable energy from the sea — will have a significant role to play in a future low-carbon society. A recent life-cycle analysis of different ocean-energy devices has found that life-cycle environmental impacts are caused mainly by the materials used in the mooring, foundations and structures. Improving the efficiency and lifespan of the ...

  • If you think 8 elephants’ worth of stuff is too much, you’re right

    How much raw material does it take to support you? If you’re an average African, about 3 metric tons (3.3 tons) — the equivalent of an elephant’s worth of biomass, fossil fuels, metal ores and nonmetallic minerals — per year. But if you’re an average North American, make that a whopping eight elephants. And those elephants are getting heftier. Even as a growing ...


    By Ensia

  • 80% Feel Driver Shortage Remains a Key Issue

    From the moment the opening sting video leapt onto the screens in front of the thousand-strong transport audience, the Microlise Transport Conference had a life of its own. Meandering through an agenda featuring a very broad church of speakers from Jim Davidson OBE to Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, the topics for the day were clearly defined. Training and sourcing new talent, sharing ...


    By Microlise Limited

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