Site Assessments Articles

  • Environmental impact assessment of a package type IFAS reactor during construction and operational phases: a life cycle approach

    In the present study, a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach was used to analyse the environmental impacts associated with the construction and operational phases of an integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) reactor treating municipal wastewater. This study was conducted within the boundaries of a research project that aimed to investigate the implementation related challenges of a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Scope Of A Environmental Site Assessment

    Environmental remediation can be a grueling process for commercial propery owenrs, especialliy if it's unexpected. Environmental remediation is often prompted by the results of an ESA (Environmental Site Assessment).  An ESA has become a standard component of many actions related to commerical property, such as purchasing the site, applying for a land-use permit, and more. ...


    By Grand Slam Construction

  • WorldWaves wave energy resource assessments from the deep ocean to the coast

    Abstract WorldWaves is a global wave and wind climate package developed through EU and industry sponsorship over many years. The offshore data incorporates global hindcast and operational wave and wind data from ECMWF, validated and calibrated with independent satellite and buoy data worldwide. These data, which may comprise full directional wave spectra time series, are used as ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Environmental Assessment Brownfield Study

    In late 2011, Global was contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank and City of Flint to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with guidelines set for by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 24 CFR Part 58 for the Smith Village Project. Global utilized the HUD recommended format during the preparation of the EA including completion of the Statutory Checklist ...

  • Ergonomics assessment in the Philippines – Case Study

    Challenge A global information technology company required Health and Safety services for various office locations around the world. Antea Group was asked to provide a safety audit for an office in Quezon City, Philippines in order to ensure compliance with local regulations. This location in particular had been identified as potentially having ergonomic issues. Previously, the client had ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Spatial analysis of Marine Protected Area networks in Europe`s seas

    1.1 Aims and scope of the report This European Environment Agency (EEA) technical report presents an overview of the 2012 spatial distribution of the networks of marine protected areas (MPAs) established in the waters of EU), excluding overseas territories. The report contains a detailed explanation of the methodology and data sets used and the reasoning behind the spatial ...

  • Reducing avian collisions with wind turbines

    Wind is an important renewable energy source for Europe. The wind power capacity installed in 2014 could produce enough electricity to meet over 10% of the EU’s electricity consumption. However, wind power structures can also be harmful to birds, which can collide with turbines. This study assessed methods of reducing avian collisions with wind turbines and makes several practical ...

  • DSA case study

    Introduction DSA installed Vortex Energy Saver devices at four test centres during the month of January 2012 to investigate the impact that they have on gas consumption. The DSA business case for installing Vortex Energy Saver devices at the four sites expected to see reductions of between 8-29%. The four sites chosen cover a range of profiles from small low consuming test centres ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Introduction to Phase One Environmental Site Assessment

    The Phase One Environmental Site Assessment is a must when purchasing property in New Jersey.  The phase one is the beginning of a process that will protect buyers from hidden environmental issues that may exist on or near the property in question. A Report and recommendations are generated which will help guide the property buyer about the risks that the property purchase may ...

  • Buncefield Terminal Hemel Hempstead – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem managed the asbestos removal at the very high profile incident within the Buncefield Terminal. Our advice ensured that emergency repair works to the fuel terminal were not delayed during the reconstruction and rebuilding of the project. Project ...

  • A site‐specific ecological risk assessment for corn‐associated insecticides

    A site‐specific ecological risk assessment (ERA) was conducted to examine the simultaneous use of genetically modified corn (Bt corn) with a neonicotinoid seed coating, clothianidin, and use of a granular insecticide, tefluthrin, to protect crops from pest damage. A field study was conducted on‐site and exposure data from the literature was summarized to determine the matrices and exposure ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • An integrated assessment for wind energy in Lake Michigan coastal counties

    The benefits and challenges of onshore and offshore wind energy development were assessed for a four‐county area of coastal Michigan. Economic, social, environmental, and spatial dimensions were considered. The coastal counties have suitable wind resources for energy development which could contribute toward Michigan's ten percent renewable energy standard. Wind energy is cost‐effective with ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Clean energy study questions cost-effectiveness of Site C project

    The Independent Power Producers Association of BC (Clean Energy BC) has released a report it commissioned from an independent British strategic advisory professional services firm that suggests smaller clean-energy plants might be a viable option to the proposed Site C dam.* The study from London Economics International (LEI) finds the savings could come from “right-sizing and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Time‐dependent effects of the flame retardant tris(1,3‐dichloro‐2‐propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) on mRNA expression, in vitro and in ovo, reveal optimal sampling times for rapidly metabolized compounds

    The flame retardant, tris(1,3‐dichloro‐2‐propyl) phosphate (TDCPP), was previously shown to affect chicken embryo growth, gallbladder size, and lipid homeostasis. A microarray study however, revealed only modest transcriptional alterations in liver tissue of pipping embryos (day 20‐21), which was attributed to the rapid metabolism of TDCPP throughout incubation. To identify the most ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Lead toxicity to Lemna minor predicted using a metal speciation chemistry approach

    In the present study, predictive measures for Pb toxicity and L. minor were developed from bioassays with 7 surface waters having varied chemistries (i.e., 0.5 to 12.5 mg/L dissolved organic carbon (DOC), pH 5.4 to 8.3 and water hardness 8 to 266 mg/L CaCO3). As expected based on water quality, 10, 20 and 50% inhibitory concentration (IC) values expressed as percent net root elongation (%NRE) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Integrative assessment of selenium speciation, biogeochemistry and distribution in a northern coldwater ecosystem

    For the past decade, considerable research has been conducted at a series of small lakes receiving treated liquid effluent containing elevated selenium (Se) from the Key Lake uranium milling operation in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Several studies related to this site, including field collections of water, sediment, and biota (biofilm/periphyton, invertebrates, fish, and birds), ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Site assessments and remediation case study

    Service(s) performed: Phase I site assessment/soil investigation/soil remediation project for a golf course Summary: Prior to the sale of the golf course property, our experts were engaged to conduct a Phase I Site Assessment. Due to poor management practices, the facility was found to have multiple releases of fuel and waste oil, which were above acceptable ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Earthquake damage assessment case study

    Service performed: Earthquake damage assessment Summary: Following a catastrophic earthquake in Southern Peru, EFI Global immediately responded with engineers on site to assess damage to a mining operation. On-site services included civil, electrical and mechanical damage assessments to production and processing facilities, administrative and residential ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • PAHs, nitro‐PAHs, hopanes and steranes in lake trout from the Lake Michigan

    This study examines concentrations and risks of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), nitro‐PAHs (NPAHs), steranes and hopanes in lake trout collected in Lake Michigan. A total of 74 fish were collected in two seasons at three offshore sites. Σ9PAH concentrations in whole fish ranged from 223 to 1,704 pg/g wet weight (ww), and PAH concentrations and profiles were similar across season, site ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Using ordination and clustering techniques to assess multi‐metric fish health response following a coal ash spill

    The effect of coal ash exposure on fish health in freshwater communities is largely unknown. Given the large number of possible pathways of effects (e.g., toxicological effect of exposure to multiple metals, physical effects from ash exposure, and food web effects), measurement of only a few health metrics is not likely to give a complete picture. We measured a suite of 20 health metrics from ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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