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Getting the Elephant Out of the Mud

Sustainability initiatives require a clear, steadfast plan.

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Integrating Sustainability at Dow Chemical

Anne Wallin, director of Sustainable Chemistry and Life Cycle Assessment, shares the company's approach to working smart in today's chemical society.

Tom Dick Emerson Process Management

From the Top: Q&A with Emerson Process Management's Tom Dick

Taking a few minutes out from the 2010 American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, Tom Dick, vice president of Water Automation Solutions for Emerson Process Management, shares his company's success in helping water and wastewater facilities find integrated solutions.

The Lifecycle of Hazardous Waste

How one environmental cleanup firm managed a sodium chlorate spill in an active rail yard from cradle-to-grave.

CEMEX Invests in UK-wide Quarry Monitoring to Meet EPR, MCERTS

RS Hydro will install more than 250 flow monitoring stations for the cement supplier, using Siemens and Adcon technologies.

Case study: Mining Company Reclaims Wastewater in Mexico

Met-Mex Peñoles has used reverse osmosis membranes to further treat municipal wastewater from Torreón City for its boilers over the last 12 years.

Texas City Turns Brownfields Challenge into Opportunity

A targeted community and stakeholder outreach program has enabled Arlington to earn additional grant funding for its redevelopment program.

Singapore: Water Short No More

Singapore International Water Week provides a platform for finding viable water solutions, which are critical for the sustainable growth of cities worldwide.



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Building a Sustainable Biogas System in Kenya

A University of Virginia doctoral candidate and an engineer use capacity factor analysis to determine the best way to implement a biogas cooking fuel system in Namawanga, Kenya.

Lab Testing

The Accuracy of Groundwater Sampling

A triple blind groundwater sampling event shows that the environment is a very complex system that may not lend itself to simple explanation.

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Harnessing Sun and Wind Energy for Water Treatment

A green commitment delivers clean, reliable, cost-saving power to American Water.

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Case Study: Dry Scrubber Lowers Energy Costs for Spray Booth

Volkswagen's Chattanooga facility will debut North America's first EcoDryScrubber to lower CO2 and NOx emissions, energy costs, and water usage.

Green IT Recycling

Retiring IT Assets for Green Reasons

Disposing of outdated IT not only helps mitigate environmental risks but also delivers energy cost and productivity benefits.

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Wireless Spread Spectrum Radio SCADA for Water Facilities

Think of the monitoring possibilities: cathodic integrity for corrosion, pump station efficiency, and tank status.

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U.S. Air Quality Somewhat Better in 2006-2008, ALA Says

The American Lung Association's annual State of the Air report attributes gains to emissions control equipment for coal-fired power plants and cleaner diesel fuel and engines.

It is estimated more than 3 billion syringes generated outside of health care are discarded in regular trash annually.

Assessing the Hidden Problem of Medical Waste Disposal

Throwing sharps containers, red bags, and spill cleanup materials into the trash sends up a red flag to commercial or municipal trash collectors because they are not allowed to take this waste.

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Case Study: Pulse Technology Breaks Up FOG Cap at Lift Station

The Arizona State Prison in Pima County installed a system that uses compressed air to break down fats, oils, and grease in a sewage lift station.

Noise Control

During plant design, water and wastewater treatment facility owners have at least three methods to help reduce electrical noise associated with process automation systems.

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How to Select a Certified Hazmat Suit

Emergency responders are better served by taking time to carefully consider the weight and maneuverability, material, fit, and maintenance of the suit that could save their lives. This is not a split-second decision.

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Submerged Attached Growth Reactors

For simple, low-cost solutions for wastewater treatment, Submerged Attached Growth Reactors downstream of primary lagoons provide a practical means to comply with nutrient rules, even in cold climates.

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