NORM Waste Articles

  • Waste management in Algeria - Case Study

    Client Overview Stidest specialises in the collection, treatment and incineration of waste. Their main groups are pharmaceutical, veterinary, medical and paramedical. This usually consists of expired drugs, waste with a risk of infection and general medical waste you would expect to find at a hospital. Stidest’s main asset was their incinerators, but the ones that they ...

  • The silence of the lambs - Case study

    Helicopters and aircraft In this particular area there were quite a few helicopters and aircraft and these were picked up by the Invictus. “You find these days that developers are being asked for more and more studies or evidence over issues such as environmental noise, particularly in rural locations. Some would seem almost comical but it is becoming more the norm to meet planning ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Study: Fast, effective method removes 99% of BPA from water within 30 minutes

    Carnegie Mellon University chemist foresees lowering BPA exposure around the world Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in the production of many plastics, is present in many water sources around the world. In a recently published study, chemists at Carnegie Mellon University conclude that certain catalysts called TAML activators, combined with hydrogen peroxide, can break down harmful ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • ‘Deviate from the norm’ - In the world of waste incinerators … while others zig … we zag!

    At Matthews Environmental Solutions we’ve never been ones to rest on our laurels.  In fact on the ‘Home’ page of our website we end our introduction with these very words:“Respect for the past … design for the future”.And that perfectly sums up our philosophy, our ambition and our unique brand of ‘blue sky’ thinking.  It also explains ...

  • The Uncertain Future of Environmental Legislation in Brazil

    After a scare, Brazil's President reiterates environmental commitments, but the battle continues ...

  • Snow studies track changes in water availability

    New analysis of snowpack data by two research groups has changed conventional understanding of the mechanics of snowmelt: Both teams found warmer weather may change the amount of snow as well as how it melts. These studies are important in developing a better understanding of the amount of water available in snow (known as snow-water equivalent). This information can be used to calculate the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Maximizing membrane life: lessons learned from a three year study on performance recovery

    Abstract Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes are susceptible to several different types of foulants and scales. Common foulants observed in RO systems are organics, metals, clays and colloidal material. Common scales that are observed are carbonate, phosphate, sulfate and silica. Onsite cleaning is the norm to remove these foulants and scales but sometimes a desire for cleaning optimization or ...


    By Avista Technologies, Inc.

  • The Prolific State of Narrow Beam LEDs

    As demand for LEDs increase worldwide, lighting manufacturers are working around the clock to cater to specific beam configurations, such as wide and narrow beams. This article provides an overview of the narrow beam LEDs market, as well as a summary of complex obstacles that manufacturers and designers are facing during production. At the end of the post, readers can find actionable tips for ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Psychosocial impacts of the lack of access to water and sanitation in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review

    The lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation has implications for the psychosocial well-being of individuals and households. To review the literature on psychosocial impacts, we completed a scoping review of the published literature using Medline, Embase, and Scopus. Fifteen studies met the inclusion criteria and were reviewed in detail. Of the included studies, six were conducted ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Don`t Let EHS Be a Barrier to International Expansion - What to Know Before You Go

    Expanding your organization into a new global location, with little or no understanding of the local EHS and cultural aspects of operating your business there, can be extremely challenging. When it comes to ensuring a successful cross-border expansion, there are a number of factors to take into consideration, some of the most crucial being Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and cultural ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How to treat radioactive NORM sludge with VacuDry

    NORM doesn’t sound like a big thing. But Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material might let the alarm bells ring. Everyone has heard of “radioactive material” and that sounds dangerous. However, most of this material is trapped deep in the ground beneath our feet. From there it reaches the surface, for example via the water cycle. Another possible pathway for NORM to reach the ...

  • A bridge over troubled water – public participation as a possibility for success in water management

    Public participation in local water councils is one method to involve different actors in the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. In this study we investigate which beliefs explain why the public participate and also how motives to participate are related to willingness to comply with decisions related to the water management framework. In total 910 respondents answered a web ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Frequency Converter 60Hz to 50Hz

    Frequency is fundamentally related to the (speed * # of poles) so change either you'll change frequency from 50Hz to 60Hz or 60Hz to 50Hz. Then there's droop which is associated with governor action which arrest frequency decline based on spare capacity on a frequency converter, I'll get to that in a sec. Remember the simple but complex job of a frequency converter operator (assume control system ...


    By Frequency Converter

  • Investigating the effect of moral norm and self-identity on the intention toward water conservation among Iranian young adults

    This study aimed to investigate young adults’ intention regarding water conservation in Iran. To achieve this goal, we applied a modified theory of planned behavior, with moral norm and self-identity being two additional determinants of intention and behavior. A face-to-face survey (N = 428) was undertaken in two universities, in south-western Iran. The reliability and validity of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • University of the Arts London Train and Saves - Case Study

    Proof that knowledge saves power is being demonstrated at the University of the Arts London. The University was the first Higher Education Institution to receive Low Energy Company (LEC) status earlier this year and is one of the tools deployed to match utility consumption to demand. ...

  • Rethinking the Global Supply Chain

    Shifting global dynamics and internal business process changes are compelling manufacturers and retailers to challenge the status quo and reinvent their supply chains Demand is a fickle thing. In today’s global, e-commerce-oriented economy, that one simple truth resonates. Against a backdrop of geopolitical provocations, social conflict, and oil price ...


    By LLamasoft, Inc.

  • The Silence of the Lambs – Invictus Case Study

    The sound of new-born lambs bleating is something that most people would be happy to wake up to on a Spring morning – or perhaps not? Noise consultant Louise Alderson, had the unusual assignment of monitoring noise levels from baby lambs and their mothers on a farm in Cumbria following a planning application to build a housing development on nearby fields – owned by the same ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • A quantitative investigation of narratives: recycled drinking water

    Recycled drinking water represents one of the most obvious and technologically reliable sources of urban water. Yet it is one of the least implemented solutions. Blame has often been laid on the emotional and psychological difficulties of persuading people that recycled drinking water is safe to drink. This ‘yuck’ factor has been empirically identified as a statistically significant variable. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • If a tree falls: business students' reflections on environmentalism

    Environmental advocacy has a difficult position within environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD). Proponents of pluralistic approaches to education see advocacy as a form of indoctrination. However, pluralistic education itself can be seen as a form of indoctrination. Its normative assumptions are based on the neo–liberal capitalist values that tend to view ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The trend of sustainability reporting in Italy: some evidence from the last decade

    This study analyses the evolution of sustainability reporting in Italian listed companies taking into account some differences between 2002 and 2011 reporting practices. The analysis is aimed at showing the presence of normative and mimetic isomorphic pressures towards sustainability reporting and the use of GRI guidelines, and also at highlighting the presence of an improvement in reporting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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