Health & Safety Articles

  • London Hotspots for Noise Nuisance Complaints [Infographic]

    As we continues our quest to build up a noise nuisance map of the UK, we recently turned our attention to our fair Capital, London. With 33 boroughs in Greater London, it was always going to be something of a time-consuming task to get the noise complaints data via Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the London Local Authorities efficiencies. The vast ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Articulated Concrete Blocks Provide Much Needed Protection for Your Pipeline

    One of the many ways that articulated concrete blocks can protect pipelines is by adding structural stability in areas that are particularly prone to erosion. This erosion is not the only type of hazard posed to your pipeline, though, and if you don’t have the proper protection in place, your pipeline could be susceptible to deterioration at the hands of these other threats as well: ...

  • Controlling Fugitive Emissions, Part 1: Close Capture Hooding

    Fugitive emissions, in their simplest form, are the uncontrolled release of gases to the atmosphere. Each one of us may contribute fugitive emissions when we fill our automobile gas tanks. The displacement of air inside the gas tank causes gasoline vapor emissions (hydrocarbons) to exit out the fill spout (un-controlled) to ...

  • Monitoring hydrocarbons in Bilge water - Case study

    The Situation Various processes onboard ships, such as machinery wash-down, maintenance, and leakage, generate oily wastewater. This contaminated water flow collects in the bilge of the ship. Marine diesel, lubricating oils, grease, as well as other contaminants may be present in bilge water. The bilge water is discharged overboard, with oil and grease concentrations in the discharged ...

  • Ship-mounted Direct and Diffuse Hyperspectral Radiometers successfully measure Solar Irradiances and Aerosol Optical Depth

    Marine AOD measurements matter because aerosols can affect respiratory health, climate change, and the safety of aircraft during volcanic events. However, routine marine Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) surface-based observations are in short supply because it is both difficult and expensive to operate conventional automatic sun photometers at sea. Two prototype hyperspectral radiometers have shown ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • 99% of Interceptor contamination remediated - Case study

    What is an Interceptor Tank? An interceptor tank is a trap used to filter out hydrocarbon pollutants from rainwater runoff. It is typically used in road construction and on petrol station forecourts to prevent fuel contamination of the water table via runoff. Petrol interceptors work on the premise that some hydrocarbons such as petrol and diesel float on the ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Meeting high standards… Compliant fuel and oil separators from Kingspan Klargester

    All manner of projects, both large and small, are required to maintain compliance with all environmental rules and regulations concerning property drainage. As an aspect of compliance, it is essential that the appropriate separators are deployed in order to meet or exceed the drainage demand but to also comply with the ongoing project demands such as cost and time. Kingspan Klargester offers a ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Emergency Planning & ADA

    A year ago, Laura, an SCM Team member, fell and fractured her knee cap.  Following surgery, for the next few months, she was non-ambulatory.  She could not walk with that knee.  She became very aware of the difficulties faced by people with special challenges and impairments.  Her experiences bring to mind that whether permanent or temporary, there are times where additional ...

  • How to investigate mercury in the oceans?

    Mercury is a highly toxic metal that affects the environment and can endanger people's health, as a powerful neurotoxin. The combustion of coal, waste and fuel are releasing hundreds of tons of heavy metal into the atmosphere annually, and its sediment enters to soil and water. Mercury measurements are part of the EU project "Global Mercury Observation System". The long-term goal of this ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Guide to Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water

    It’s said that the human body is made up of almost 60 percent water. Is the water you’re putting into your body pure? Many people are unaware of the chemicals and compounds that are seeping into their drinking water and wreaking havoc on their internal systems. Arsenic, for example, can be found in many different areas. In the Northeast especially, well water is more likely to be ...

  • Understanding the 3 Types of Arsenic Removal Used for Wastewater

    With the onset of the Industrial Revolution and the development of internal combustion engines and new manufacturing technologies, fresh water became an essential raw material not only for production, but for cooling purposes in manufacturing processes. However, when fresh water is used in an industrial process, it creates industrial wastewater composed of a variety of chemicals and other raw ...

  • Air Sentry Desiccant Breathers

    Enluse B.V. is  supplier of Air Sentry® breathers that increase efficiency, prolong fluid life, reduce maintenance costs and downtime.  In a series of 4 we’ll discuss successively: ·         ...


    By Enluse B.V.

  • Nitrogen Refrigerated Trucks a New Trend? An Alternative to Diesel Powered Refrigeration

    Nitrogen Refrigerated Trucks a New Trend? An Alternative to Diesel Powered Refrigeration Thanks to technological innovations, the food distribution industry has a greener way to protect refrigerated food during transit: Nitrogen refrigeration. The existing system relies on diesel-powdered mechanical refrigeration units. Although these units are effective, they release ...

  • Nanobite Treated Contaminated Water – Fit to Drink! - Case study

    In 2010 the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Coast guard and BP Oil company invited Unirem Incorporated, the manufacturer of Nanobite Powder, to do an encapsulation test on crude oil polluted waters in the Gulf of Mexico. Nanobite Powder is the European trade name for a bio-remediation accelerator known in the USA as PRP (Petroleum Remediation Product). Nanobite Powder was ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • 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

  • 93% of Oil from Railway tracks remediated - Case study

    Railway engines are predominantly diesel and as such  they discharge large volumes of oil, diesel and hydraulic fluids as they operate. These hydrocarbons contaminate the railway lines, stations and sidings on which the engines operate. For many years the hydrocarbon discharges have been ignored, with the tracks and surrounding lands becoming heaving contaminated. However, new ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Nanobite remediates boyne river oil spill - Case study

    On the 6 September 2007, an oil spill from a fuel dump leaks into the beautiful Boyne River, County Louth, Ireland. Local wild fowl and their nesting areas are endangered, as is the local water supply. The coastguards deploy conventional booms to contain the spill but decide against the use of conventional chemical detergents because of the obvious damage to flora and fauna. ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • 99% of Oil from Leaking tanks remediated - Case study

    Spills and leaks from domestic and commercial oil tanks are a very common occurrence, caused either by the refilling of tanks or as the result of leaks. Very  often old metal tanks corrode and start leaking oil onto the ground around the tank. Also the tanks themselves become covered in dried hydrocarbons and become significantly discoloured, even black. Spilled oil can seep into the ground, ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Hydrocarbon Bioremediation – Cleaning fuels & motor oil spills on water - Case Study

    Background Nanobite Products proved how effective they are in hydrocarbon bioremediation on water with the almost total remediation in one week of fuel spills from abandoned cars. Read on… On March 30 2006, in Black Sod Bay in County Mayo, between 45 and 50 cars were transported from a neighbouring island destined for scrap. They were deposited at low tide on ...


    By Slick Solutions

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