Environmental Containment Articles

  • Mechanical Vapor Recover Unit (VRU) - Case Study #170504

    Project Details Location: Appalachian Basin /Utica Flow Rate HP: 50 MMSCFD Suction Pressure: 0-12 Oz/in2 Discharge Pressure: 200 PSI Electric Drive: 20 HP ...


    By AEREON

  • Silica Treatment in Residential Applications

    This article is going to explore silica in water and how to treat the water for silica removal. Silicon dioxide is one of the most abundant compounds on earth and having such a high amount of it makes for no surprise that nearly all water contains colloidal and dissolved silica in solution unless it is treated. Silica is a glassy mineral substance that comes in a variety of forms. It is ...


    By WECO Filters

  • Nine Dragons - Case Study

    A new BIOPAQ® for every new container board production line Nine Dragons was established in 1995 and has grown to become the largest producer of containerboard products in China and one of the largest in the world. Paques supplied Nine Dragons their first BIOPAQ® bioreactor in 2004 and since then, each new production line was equipped with Paques technology. So far, ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • 3 Ways for EHS to address sitting disease

    The research is in – and it says prolonged periods of sitting on a daily basis are bad for you. While health and safety leaders have long been aware of the musculoskeletal impacts of a static, sedentary work position, more recent studies have focused on the correlation between sitting and increased ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Why and When You Need Secondary Containment

    Implementing secondary storage solutions by providing environmental and pollution solutions can further midigate potential risk to the environment. The world is a precious resource. By using smart storage solutions and sound secondary containment measures, we can protect and preserve the environment. Such solutions are “preventative”. Low-cost secondary containment measures are very ...


    By ModuTank Inc.

  • Treatment of high strength aqueous wastes in a thermophilic aerobic membrane reactor (TAMR): performance and resilience

    In the present work, the thermophilic aerobic membrane reactor technology was studied for the treatment of high strength aqueous wastes mainly containing dyes, surfactants and solvents. The thermophilic biomass resilience and the process stability under critical conditions (such as rapid rise of the mixed liquor pH, oxygen supply interruption, etc.) were also evaluated. The experimental work ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Powdered grape seeds (PGS) as an alternative biosorbent to remove pharmaceutical dyes from aqueous solutions

    An alternative, low-cost and efficient biosorbent, powdered grape seeds (PGS), was prepared from wastes of a wine industry, and used to remove brilliant blue (BB) and amaranth red (AR) dyes from aqueous solutions. The biosorbent was properly characterized before and after the biosorption operation. The potential of PGS to remove BB and AR dyes was investigated thought kinetic, isotherm and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What Drought?

    They call them "Atmospheric Rivers", essentially rivers in the sky that carry vast amounts of moisture. Like a fire hose, they have bombarded central and northern California, repeatedly. “We usually see three or four atmospheric rivers in a season,” Scott McGuire, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Reno, told ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words… Explore and Learn with IPC’s Video Library!

    “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  We’ve all heard this saying many times throughout our lives.  Basically, it refers to the notion that an image can convey an idea much more succinctly than words.  A beautiful sunset, a smiling baby, a championship team celebrating victory…the images each of these moments convey are much more powerful than their ...

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • The day-after disappointment of substitute materials

    Most everybody can relate a story of disappointment at Christmas time as a child. You’ve asked Santa for a specific toy or boot or piece of sporting equipment and you visualize what it will be like to open that gift. Then the moment comes and you open up the package and feel the initial excitement as you realize you’re actually going to get what you asked for. Then as the wrapping ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • The ABCs of Polyethylene (PE / Plastic) Tanks

    The A B C’s of Poly Processing Tanks When deciding on choosing a particular industrial, commercial or residential polyethylene (PE or poly) processing ‘TANK’ there are specific and general issues that must be identified to define the actual tank, the configuration of the tank and fittings, and let us not forget the cost.  Cost will include the tank, the ...

  • Separation of citral isomers from lemongrass oil

    Reveleris® Prep: Purification with flash chromatography followed by a prep-HPLC isolation of citral isomers Lemongrass is cultivated around the world. It's mainly grown for its oils, which have a number of uses including for vitamin A, perfumes, insect spray, cosmetics, perfumes, food and drinks. Lemongrass is also enjoyed as a tea throughout the world. Lemongrass oil contains several ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • WERCSmart In-store Audit Team using ItemScan - Case study

    UL is now offering an in-store auditing service to assist retailers with ensuring full compliance with the WERCSmart program.  Using UL’s innovative ItemScan smartphone application, the WERCSmart Audit Team ensures that retailers have data for the chemical-containing products in their stores.  By checking the store physical inventory, ItemScan can quickly determine the level of ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Higher-Quality Pumps Work Best For Bulk Liquid Terminals

    When you’re running a dockside petroleum liquid products, chemicals and LPG/LNG or multiple bulk liquids terminal, your reliability as a supplier – and the ability to win repeat business – is heavily reliant on the quality of the fluid-handling equipment and pumping systems on hand. Reliability rules For terminal operators, reliable handling and high transfer ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Are you Sitting on a Ticking Time Bomb?

    Health risks of sitting for prolonged periods The Lancet have published a new study looking at the results of sitting for prolonged periods and the link to higher mortality. The study was undertaken by a number of international researchers who analysed the data from 16 studies covering more than one million men and women looking at sitting time, physical activity and ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Case study - Monitoring of pollution in the surface water in urban area

    Project reference Project: Pilot project in Umeå County Customer: Umeå County, Sweden Project period 2004 Nature of task: time integrated monitoring of PCBs, PAHs, OCPs, Toxicity and metals in three streams in Umeå city area. ...


    By Exposmeter AB

  • Health & Safety Legislation Post-Brexit

    There has been much talk about the impact of Brexit on UK Health, Safety & Environmental legislation. The think tank ‘Open Europe’ for instance calculated that two-thirds of OSH-related regulations introduced between 1997 and 2009 originated in the EU. As an HSE professional for a number of years I’ve had the opportunity to work with both UK-driven and EU-driven legislation ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Too Much Beer, Not Enough Water!

    Next week bioprocessH2O will be attending the Craft Beverage Expo in Oakland, CA to display our water treatment technologies. The Craft Beverage Expo provides cutting edge technology, presents research and practical experience for the craft beer, wine, cider and distilled spirits industries. Beer is typically made up ...


    By BioprocessH2O

  • Driving Strategy With Corporate Culture

    On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news: Corporate culture and a quality cultures The impact safety can have on corporate performance ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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