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  • Product Highlight – The CMD Device

    The CMD device allows non-destructive access to the concentric return activated sludge line found in suction riser pipe clarifiers.  This saves time and costs when retrofitting this type of clarifier. The CMD adapter is a stationary circular ring serving as the lower segment of the center influent/support column. It forms a support base for the upper section of the column. It is ...

  • Veolia wastewater treatment technology for Peacehaven

    Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies are constructing a major new process plant at Peacehaven Wastewater Treatment Works, part of Southern Water’s £300m environmental project to bring cleaner seas to Sussex.  The works, being built by 4Delivery Limited, will treat wastewater for a population equivalent of up to 300,000, using Veolia’s Multiflo™ lamella clarifiers ...


  • Wineries Saving Big in Wastewater Treatment

    Successfully Treating Winery Wastewater Save $135k Treating Winery Wastewater Many smaller wineries have outgrown their septic tanks, and larger wineries have outgrown their treatment ponds, a BioReactor gives increased capacity at a fraction of the cost of ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Governments in Warsaw make breakthrough in agreements to cut greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation

    Governments at the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw on Friday agreed a set of decisions on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and the degradation of forests. The agreement on the so-called REDD+ initiative is backed by pledges of 280 million dollars in financing from the US, Norway and the UK. President of the conference Marcin Korolec said: "I am proud of this ...

  • Natural gas wastewater re-use

    When it became apparent the natural gas industry in the Marcellus Shale was going to create a need for treating large quantities of wastewater, the Larson Design Group found itself uniquely positioned to fill that niche creating a subsidiary, TerrAqua Resource Management, which treats for re-use industry wastewater adjacent to its offices at Water Tower Square on Commerce Park Drive. The ...

  • Comments invited on paper sludge recycling proposals

    Plan will divert paper sludge ash from landfill and ease regulatory burden on business Plan will divert paper sludge ash from landfill and ease regulatory burden on business Proposals aimed at making it easier to recycle paper sludge ash (PSA) and divert a minimum 300,000 tonnes per year from landfill were today (19 December 2008) announced by the Waste Protocols Project - a joint Environment ...

  • IEA commends the Netherlands for its sound and sustainable energy policy

    “The Netherlands has established a sound energy policy framework addressing the key challenges: energy security, economic efficiency and environmental sustainability”, said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), today in the Hague at the launch of Energy Policies of IEA Countries – the Netherlands 2008 Review. He highlighted the country’s demanding energy and ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • River basin management relies on effective public participation

    Rivers are home of many thousands of wildlife species, vital arteries for farmland, a source of cooling for industry, flood regulation, navigation channels and source of drinking water, to name just a few important functions. Such multiple demands on water bodies mean that many different groups need to be actively involved in managing a river basin. The best way to involve these groups ...

  • European Commission hosts first high level EU-China-US product safety summit

    EU Consumer Commissioner, Meglena Kuneva, the US Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Nancy Nord, and the Chinese vice-Minister of AQSIQ, Wei Chuanzhong, met today in Brussels for the first high-level trilateral summit on product safety. The high level meeting is intended to send a strong political signal of the determination of all sides to keep product safety at the top of the ...


    By European Commission

  • Climate deal leaves questions on green fund and tech transfer

    The UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17) in Durban, South Africa, ended yesterday (11 December) with an agreement that all major polluting countries would work towards legally binding targets for reducing carbon emissions. But the bitter showdowns and high drama which preceded the last-minute agreement sidelined two key issues for developing countries — the workings of a Green Climate ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bundamba Advanced Water Treatment Plant Begins to Produce Recycled Water

    Brisbane, Australia (August 31, 2007) – The Bundamba Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) plant near Brisbane has produced purified recycled water for the first time, achieving a significant milestone for Australia’s largest recycled water scheme, the visionary $2.4 billion Western Corridor Recycled Water project. The purified recycled water from Bundamba AWT plant was piped from the plant via a ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • WRAP’s ‘Rules Of Thumb’ guide to UK building products

    From this month, manufacturers of building products will be able to make credible declarations of the recycled content of individual brands using a guide introduced by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). The Rules of Thumb Guide to Recycled Content in Construction Products, available online via WRAP’s tools and publications page, provides direction to assist producers state the ...

  • Conclusions on Preparations for the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) 9th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (Warsaw, 11 - 22 November 2013)

    The Council adopted the following conclusions:  The Council of the European Union,  Urgency  1. NOTES with concern the latest findings of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); UNDERLINES that global warming is unequivocal and since the 1950s many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia, that it ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • European Investment Bank renewable energy loans topped €2bn in 2007

    The European Investment Bank quadrupled its support last year for clean energy sources, signing loans of more than EUR 2 billion for renewable energy projects both inside and outside the European Union. The figure capped an exceptional year for the EIB, in which it met, and in some cases exceeded, ambitious lending goals in support of EU policy priorities. Total loans signed in 2007 came to EUR ...

  • Questions and Answers on the Commission`s proposal for the revision of EU law on environmental impact assessments

    1. What are the shortcomings of the current legislation? Under the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) Directive, any project that is likely to have significant effects on the environment has to be studied carefully before it is approved. This helps minimise any negative impact on the environment, and avoids problems in the longer term. The Directive needs to be updated to reflect the ...

  • Sharing the Waste, Sharing the Wealth

    In a depot near Canelones, Uruguay, a team of men and women wearing boiler suits and safety gloves separate glass, cans and plastic on a conveyor belt. Machines cleaning and packaging the materials for recycling can be heard whirring in the background. Crates packed full of newly recycled plastic bottles line the walls of the warehouse waiting to be sent to the processing plant. It is near the ...

  • Recent federal developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA The following item is of major importance to many of our clients and friends. We will issue a more detailed analysis of the legislation early next week. Lautenberg Introduces Safe Chemicals Act Of 2011: On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the ...


    By Acta Group

  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. -- recent federal developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Denies TSCA Section 21 Petition On Lead In Ammunition And Fishing Sinkers: On September 24, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its decision to deny a petition submitted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 21 requesting that EPA prohibit under TSCA Section 6(a) the manufacture, processing, and ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Revokes TSCA Section 4 Testing Requirements For Certain High Production Volume Chemical Substances: On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revoked certain testing requirements for six chemical substances and all testing requirements for four chemical substances. 77 Fed. Reg. 15609. EPA is reportedly basing its ...


    By Acta Group

  • Reflections on COP 18 in Doha: Negotiators made only incremental progress

    Expectations were low for this year’s UNFCCC climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar (COP 18), which concluded last week. It was ...

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