NORM Waste Articles

  • Mercury waste treatment centre - Case study

    The Mercury Waste Treatment Centre has been set-up by an oil and gas service company following the high demand of major oil and gas companies for local waste management solutions. Prior to the establishment of the econ supplied waste treatment centre, waste had to be shipped to be finally disposed of 13 000 km from the waste source. This involved complicated and expensive waste notification and ...

  • Recycling process water containing Radioactive Contamination (NORMs) - Case Study

    The recycling of process water containing radioactive contamination within a Refurbishment Facility using Star-Sep™ Ceramic Crossflow Filtration This crossflow microfiltration process, using Mantec’s patented star channel Star-Sep™ Ceramic Membranes, renders the filtered water bacterially inactive and free of NORMs, which means that it can be re-used within the ...


    By Mantec Filtration

  • Ask the Expert: Oil Analysis in Power Generation

    Uptime is one of the key considerations for all power generators. Electricity supply must equal demand at all times. Downtime, especially unplanned downtime, is very difficult to deal with and can be quite costly. Fortunately condition based monitoring can go a long way towards preventing unscheduled downtime and achieving ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • ‘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 ...

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • To build a sustainable world, academics need to tear down the Ivory Tower

    Avoiding societal collapse means building bridges between science and the rest of the world. Until recently, Earth was so big compared with humanity’s impacts that its resources seemed limitless. But that is no longer the case. Thanks to rapid growth in both human population and per capita consumption, we are now on the edge of irrevocable damage to our planetary life ...


    By Ensia

  • Optimizing Water Management in Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Oil and Gas Production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Action plan for peatland conservation and wise use in Russia. Moscow/ Wetlands International Russia Programme, 2003. 20 pp.

    According' the National Land Inventory of 1 January 2000, mires make up 8.2% of the total land resources of the Russian Federation. According to expert evaluation, mires and peat-containing paludified landscapes cover at least 20% of the country's territory and are a major part of the world's peatland resource. Peatlands use in the economy is associated with the following problems brought about ...


    By Wetlands International

  • `XuperPhos brazing alloys save customers` money,` says Castolin Eutectic European expert

    What are the advantages of the newly developed Castolin Eutectic XuperPhos brazing alloy range? Arantxa: The main advantage of the new XuperPhos range is that we avoid the problem of boiling during the heating process. And this way, we prevent leaks from appearing in the joints. We have metallographics showing that after the brazing process with a standard product, we can find pinholes in ...


    By Castolin Eutectic

  • 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

  • Analysing the dynamics of transitions in residential water consumption in the Netherlands

    Water infrastructure is inherently a socio-technical system. Rapidly changing urban trends and long-term uncertainties make water infrastructure management complex. This paper analyses the dynamics of residential water consumption in the Netherlands since 1900. During this period, different drivers for change had an influence on residential water use. Results show that different (f)actors and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What is Your Organization`s EHS Culture?

    Each organization has a unique EHS culture. It is critical to understand and manage your organization’s EHS culture in order to maintain positive EHS performance. EHS performance is most often driven by employee actions and behaviors, which are largely a product of the EHS culture within an organization. In order to manage EHS performance, one must be able to understand and manage their ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Innovation and development in search of a political theory of justice

    Recent approaches to innovation and development have slowly started shifting their emphasis from economic growth to social equality and justice. These two concepts were prominent in the 1970s, but were sidelined during the neo-liberal era and are currently being rediscovered. Thus, innovation and development researchers now agree that ‘making new things in new ways’ has positive and negative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eco-toxicity of oily wastes containing TENORM

    Oily wastes are considered as one of the most hazardous waste types. Additionally to petroleum components, they can contain radioactive elements. This study aimed to estimate the toxicity of four raw and two treated waste samples obtained from petroleum production yard. Eight elutriate bioassays using plants ( Raphanus sativus and algae Scenedesmus quadricauda ), crustacean ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Long Lasting Safety with PureAire Monitoring Systems’ 10+ year sensors

    When it comes to oxygen deficiency monitors, PureAire makes the longest lasting units on the market. They believe your safety should not be taken lightly, and have created a reliable and affordable monitor that will outlast all of their competitors. PureAire Monitoring Systems has broken away from the norm of using disposable sensor cells, and has introduced the groundbreaking technology of a 10+ ...

  • Questions And Answers About Saltwater Spills

    An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's largest man-made lakes. Here are some questions and answers about the spill and saltwater: Q: How does oil drilling produce ...


    By Associated Press

  • Analysis of Lead in Toys

    Important and always current is the analysis of lead in toys for children. Details about the effective sample comminution with FRITSCH Mills. Lead is a toxic heavy metal. Approx. 90 % of the incorporated lead is deposited in the bones and the teeth. Because lead is released very slowly, it will be accumulated over the time in the body. This is dangerous especially for children.  The European ...


    By Fritsch Milling and Sizing

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