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Ostaras Phillip Abrary

From the Top: Q&A with Phillip Abrary

Using a University of British Columbia-developed technology, Abrary and his team at Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., have managed to launch four full-scale facilities with two more in the design phase in just five years.

Walkable neighborhoods

Part 3: Prefurbia Gives Preference to Walkable Neighborhoods

This is the third installment of a multi-part series on some of today's problems in land development and how innovative methods collectively known as "Prefurbia" can help overcome them.

Cascades Tissue Group

Tissue Manufacturer's Legacy Nothing to Sneeze At

With a genesis in recycling, it’s no surprise that Cascades Tissue Group is doing all it can to minimize its impact on the environment and perhaps help others in the process.

Lake Mead lake level

SWRO Desalination: A Viable, Long-Term Solution to Water Scarcity

As the seawater reverse osmosis industry has evolved and matured over the last 10 years, it is addressing concerns about energy efficiency and ecosystem impacts from concentrate discharge and seawater intake processes.

Prefurbia traffic flow

Part 2: Prefurbia Incorporates Flow

This is the second installment of a multi-part series on some of today's problems in land development and how innovative methods collectively known as "Prefurbia" can help overcome them.

Voltea technology

Voltea's 'Simple' Technology Helps to Ease Water Stress

The Anglo-Dutch company has based its technology on oppositely charged electrodes combined with anionic and cationic selective membranes.

New York State image of the stock market

The Cost of the 'Water Risk' Component of Climate Change

The Securities and Exchange Commission's guidance on disclosing water risks most likely will increase the costs of doing business.

Workers have to wear protective gear when removing asbestos

The Asbestos Debacle

The health risk and liabilities of this hazardous substance cost too much to ignore; the best approach is to eliminate the problem.



Organic waste for compost

Good Compost Neighbor Uses Robust Odor Control

One company minimizes odors from the start by quickly processing organic materials into the composting cell and employing covered aerated static pile technology.

Neighborhood design

A 'Prefurbia' Development Solution

In a multi-part series of articles, Rick Harrison, president of Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, will explain some of the problems in land development today and how innovative methods collectively known as "Prefurbia" can help to overcome them.

sunset on power infrastructure

How to Make Your Wireless Data System More Resilient to Attack

The threat is real so it's time to learn about the vulnerabilities to your critical infrastructure and enlist all the tools available to protect your communication network.

Spent lead acid battery recycling

SLAB Exports Rule Targets Labeling Practices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken a new tact with auto battery recyclers and brokers, hoping to ensure the proper management of spent lead acid batteries.

Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant

Case Study: Curren Hits the Bull's Eye Using Online Process Analyzers

Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant improved its efficiency by upgrading to online process monitoring and control.

umbrellas for a rainy day

Think Like an Underwriter

If you assess your risk from an underwriter's point of view, you should be able to secure some of the best possible terms and conditions for your environmental insurance.

Lasco air emissions control.

Case Study: Aquatic Adopts RTO for Compliance and Power

Aquatic, which makes plastic composite bath products, invested in Dürr air emissions control technology that also provides energy from the collection and incineration of styrene.

afterflyashbioremediation

A Re-think on Fly Ash Ponds in India

Bioremediation of ash ponds has the potential to reclaim the contaminated environment and return it to a more natural condition.

Elephant in mud

Getting the Elephant Out of the Mud

Sustainability initiatives require a clear, steadfast plan.

labbeakers

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.

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