Chemically bonded phosphate ceramics create a passivation layer that stops corrosion and is protected by a tough ceramic outer layer. These compounds protect metal from corrosion better than other options, such as polymer paints, and are less expensive than using stainless steel.
- By Del Williams
- Jul 11, 2011
As traditional brick-and-mortar colleges experience an influx in enrollment, many institutions wonder if they have the capacity to meet future educational demands. Due to substantial increases in applicants, many colleges have had to turn more and more people away.
- By Wesley Holmes
- Jul 04, 2011
In response to community concerns, Kentucky’s Louisville Water Company thought up a gravity-fed riverbank filtration system that connects to a mile-and-a-half-long tunnel leading to a treatment plant.
- By Laura Williams
- Jun 27, 2011
While biobased industrial performance chemicals have been around for awhile, manufacturers have made great strides in the past decade in improving their effectiveness.
- By Mike Guggenheimer
- Jun 20, 2011
Manchester Water Works sought to install a water main line that would go under the 900-foot Merrimack River, New Hampshire’s largest river, and cross the Pan Am Railway that runs adjacent to the river, with the least possible impact to the environment.
- By Robert McCoy
- Jun 13, 2011
When St. Augustine Prep School in Richland, N.J., decided to expand its facilities, it focused on maintaining the school’s historically strong environmental commitment. What it didn't realize, though, is that the wastewater treatment system it had implemented was unable to handle the capacity of wastewater the school generated.
- By Dennis F. Hallahan
- Jun 06, 2011
Mitigating damage from environmental problems is a daunting task, especially considering the scope of the project. Despite the great size of the problems facing the environment, the sheer size of these issues can leave those in a position to do a little something about it feeling paralyzed. But for those used to taking on the Earth’s biggest challenges – literally oceans and mountains – pursuing relief after such disasters is all in a day’s work.
- By Laura Williams
- May 23, 2011
Despite the dry climate, the Omni hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, has installed a rooftop herb garden on one of its terraces shaded from the hot summer sun.
- By Laura Williams
- May 09, 2011
Chemical transport regulations don't always take into consideration the fact that mercury vaporizes at room temperature.
- By Peder A. Larson
- May 02, 2011
Environmental Protection's 2010 Salary Survey results leave the impression that professionals are holding their own in a still-uncertain economy.
- By L.K. Williams, EPonline
- Apr 13, 2011
Recycling, and to a greater extent tolling, decouples used solvent generators from the high cost and volatility of virgin solvent prices.
- By Paul DeVeau
- Apr 11, 2011
Manufacturers that use welding in their operations should get ready to meet this year's notification deadlines for Clean Air Act emission regulation.
- By Deanna Postlethwaite, Kathy Gargasz
- Apr 07, 2011
Food Express cleans up its wastewater with an oil skimmer attached to a separation tank designed by the company's president.
- By Kara Dennis
- Apr 01, 2011
Surface aeration and aerobic microbes can alleviate an overloaded waste lagoon.
- By Chuzhao Lin
- Mar 29, 2011
With combined chemical and biological treatment, formerly contaminated land is added to Bremerton’s Evergreen Park in Washington.
ARS Technologies injects an oxidant and catalyst to speed bioremediation in a large-scale groundwater clean-up project.
A coalition of volunteer environmental engineers provided input to update and make this document organizing tool more useful.
- By Kevin O'Beirne
- Mar 21, 2011
Hyundai, Nissan, and Toyota use their electric vehicle purchasing power and experience in more than cars.
- By Peter Harrop
- Mar 17, 2011
Green space and parking areas at a Wilmington, N.C., housing development left little room for a stormwater detention pond, so engineers used a proven underground infiltration system.
In this fifth and last installment of the multi-part series on today's problems in land development, the author takes a look at redevelopment in the inner suburban core.
- By Rick Harrison
- Feb 25, 2011