Soil & Groundwater Articles

  • Curtailing Contamination Hydrocarbon Engineering July 2017

    During planned shutdowns, the equipment in refineries and petrochemical plants has to be checked. The downtime can require several weeks when tanks, vessels, distillation columns, and pipes have to be drained and cleaned for i   maintenance or repair. Shutdowns are labour-intensive and require accurate scheduling and organisation between all projects, as often hundreds of workers are ...


    By Kurita

  • Application note issue #5 - Cement Analysis August 2017

    Cement analysis using FP program (Fundamental Parameters) Cement is a blend of several minerals. It is critical to control the elemental composition and properties such as strength, setting, time and color. ED-XRF is being used to analyze the raw components, raw meal, clinker, and the final cement product (Na, Mg, Al, ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Application of advanced Respirometry in the Nitrification assessment for different levels of Temperature, pH and Oxygen

    For a determined substrate concentration, the most significant environmental factors are temperature, pH and oxygen availability. The well known critical influence of those factors on the nitrification are here analyzed by making use of a specific software and advanced respirometry based on a dynamic LFS system, where the test conditions can be set in the corresponding test-settings board and ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • EC Publishes NanoData Landscape Compilation Reports

    On June 8, 2017, the European Commission (EC) published eight ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 13 surprising tools a plumber needs

    What tools does a plumber need in their tool box? Professional installers tell us they use these top 13 plumbing tools time and again. Our list of surprising plumbing tools goes beyond your day-to-day staples of a good hacksaw, a set of well-engineered adjustable spanners, basin spanners, screwdrivers and a decent tape measure. Great all-rounder plumbing tools ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Festival music never sounded so good

    Music festivals have been popular for decades, with millions of attendees across the globe at events such as Lollapalooza in Argentina and Chile, Glastonbury in England or Coachella in the United States, to name but a few. Part of the attraction of festivals is the loud music but this can damage hearing and also be nuisance to those in the surrounding area. Jochen Schaal, Managing Director at ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Safety vs. Environment Protection: Study Discovers Increasing Salt Levels in Lakes

    A recent study published by the US-American National Academy of Sciences revealed an increasing salt amount in form of chloride in rural and urban freshwater lakes around the American continent. The scientists believe, that mainly road salt distributed on icy roadways is to blame. Increasing salt levels threaten eco systems Road de-icing salt is blamed for rising salt levels in ...

  • Modeling effect of cover condition and soil type on rotavirus transport in surface flow

    Runoff from animal production facilities contains various microbial pathogens which pose a health hazard to both humans and animals. Rotavirus is a frequently detected pathogen in agricultural runoff and the leading cause of death among children around the world. Diarrheal infection caused by rotavirus causes more than two million hospitalizations and death of more than 500,000 children every ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of OSE(II)-Enhanced Soil Washing(OESW) for TPH -Contaminated Soil Remediation

    The objectives of this study were to perform potentially suitable active agent that solubilize total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) present as contaminants and to evaluate the optimal range of process parameters that can increase the removal efficiency in OSE(II)-enhanced soil washing (OESW) pilot tests. Used experimental method for solubilisation of TPH by using OSE(II) was batch experiments. The ...

  • Thurston County comments on Greyline Area-Velocity Flowmeters - Case Study

    We have been using Greyline products at Thurston County, Washington for approximately seven years. We use both the Stingray portable flow meters and the permanent Area Velocity Flow Meter (AVFM II) in multiple stormwater applications. We have used these meters to measure stormwater flows to help our design engineers develop flow capacity for stormwater projects. We have deployed the Stingrays at ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Application of advanced Respirometry in the Nitrification assessment for different levels of Temperature, pH and Oxygen

    Abstract Environmental factors control the rate of nitrification. For a determined substrate concentration, the most significant environmental factors are temperature, pH and oxygen availability. The well known critical influence of those factors on the nitrification are here analyzed by making use of a specific software and advanced respirometry based on a dynamic LFS system, ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • Pumps for Free to Lighthouse Shipholding AS - Case Study

    Norway-based Lighthouse Shipholding AS chose to install OptiSave systems under the Pumps for Free payment model. Pumps For Free can be used for newbuilding or retrofit applications. Together with DESMI, the shipowner determines where an onboard energy saving can be made. The estimated saving is calculated by comparing the energy load of a vessel’s existing ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Kato-Katz analysis technique for Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH)

    In last October’s newsletter, Sterlitech announced the availability of kits for performing the Kato-Katz  analysis technique for Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis (STH) in field-based applications, signifying the first time that these kits were available from a source in the United States. ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Navigating uncertain ground using the right equipment

    Starting with specialization It started with one man and his pickup truck. Tom Banks’ then one-man operation was rooted in specialization. Formed in 2001, Banks Gas Services, Inc. quickly grew from one employee to nearly one hundred. Today the company is a full-fledged gas distribution contractor headquartered in the Pittsburgh area and serving gas distribution companies in ...


    By McLaughlin Group, Inc.

  • Alkaline soil, sensible sensor

    Field sensor quickly, accurately identifies soil issues Producers sometimes face challenges that go deep into the soil. They need answers to help the soil, on site. A portable field sensor can accurately measure minerals in soils more easily and efficiently than existing methods. And a research team, including a middle school student and her scientist father, can confirm it. ...

  • Quantitative Analysis of Geological Samples- X-Calibur

    Abstract Quantitative and qualitative analysis of geological samples (rocks and river sediments) was performed on Xenemetrix EDXRF Benchtop Spectrometer System, model X-Calibur  Objective: Perform XRF measurements on certified geological reference materials to build calibration curves for the major oxides (Na2O, MgO, SiO2, Al2O3, SiO2, P2O5, ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • How to Deal with Arsenic in Drinking Water

    Thanks to recent developments in technology, daily drinking water undergoes a rigorous treatment process for water to be consumable. This is because most ground and natural river waters have a chemical in them called arsenic. Arsenic is a metallic chemical element that is found commonly among rocks and sulfur in the Earth’s crust. Arsenic is known for getting into your drinking water from ...

  • How to Treat Water and Remove Arsenic

    Arsenic is a naturally occurring element from the earth’s crust. Around the world, many countries have groundwater that is steeped in arsenic. Until recently, governments haven’t realized just how bad arsenic was for people, even in minute concentrations. In 2001, the US Environmental Protection Agency felt it necessary to lower the drinking water arsenic standard from 50 parts ...

  • Contaminated soils and sludge treatment plant - Case Study

    Client: Ecosistem Group, Lamezia Terme (CZ) – Italy Challenge: to transform waste into product! The Client possesses a large plant for the treatment of products contaminated with hazardous substances and materials, recycling of recovered materials and disposal of non-recyclable waste, which is considered highly ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • PRS - Neoloy Geocell Research

    This study by Kief and Toan, published in Geotec Hanoi, surveys worldwide research, demonstrating that NPA Geocells improve layer modulus by up to x5 and reduce total costs of pavement construction by up to 20%.  The study shows that NPA Geocells are a sustainable solution for the structural base ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

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