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Coming Into Compliance

For years, fiberglass-reinforced baths and showers have been perceived as “commodity” products. Of course -- as with any product -- there have always been quality differences between brands. Nevertheless, the manufacturing methods employed and the materials used have been roughly similar.

This article originally appeared in the 05/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

Setting Up a Digital Control Center

When considering entities that manage hazardous waste generated at a large number of generating sites, most people think of billion-dollar national or multinational corporations, with factories and facilities distributed over a wide area.

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

On the Road to Greater Compliance

Facilities across many industry sectors are turning to mobile technology software designed for PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) handheld devices to meet various environmental compliance demonstration requirements. This article discusses the capabilities of mobile technology in this regard and describes several situations in which facilities fulfilled regulatory requirements by utilizing software designed for handheld devices.

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

A Cure for Healthy Computing

Did you ever notice that advertisements for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) software products sound like commercials for pain relief?

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

No Foul, No Harm

While cationic and anionic resins typically last a long time in industrial wastewater and groundwater applications, they frequently become fouled by any of several compounds. The fouling eventually will destroy the resins' capacity to adsorb metals or other materials.

This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

The Protozoa Puzzle

Proliferation of certain groups provides clues for activated sludge management

This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

The State of Desalination

The WHO addresses quality and environmental aspects in new guidance document

This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

City Saves With Industrial Process

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.



Sustainable Development

Sustainable development and green marketing have become the darlings of the corporate world. But far off the radar scope of most environmental professionals, there is an emerging debate that these efforts might be nothing more than a sophisticated form of greenwash. Is this a bogus issue and nothing more than the rantings of extremists? What are the dynamics in play and what should you do?

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

Starting on the Right Track

EPA understands it's not easy being green. That's why the agency created the Performance Track program in 2000. The voluntary program only accepts facilities with established records of compliance, which participate in community outreach activities, and believe that meeting mere regulatory compliance isn't enough.

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

A Match Made at Sea

California's population is expected to increase more than 30 percent over the next 23 years. Even with aggressive reuse and conservation, that many more people will require more than 1 billion gallons of drinking water.

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

Going Underground

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

Red State, Blue State, Internet State

Were he alive today, Thomas Jefferson would have sage advice for all us in the wake of the midterm elections.

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

Isolated, Now Integrated

Municipalities are entering a new era of greater public expectation and heightened regulation for stormwater management. Early stormwater systems were built solely for conveyance. Contemporary stormwater management and its systems have become part of a complete water resource system along with water development, treatment and distribution, as well as sewage collection.

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

Time for Some Fresh Air

Change is in the air. Congress changed in November from Republican to Democratic leadership. A pending U.S. Supreme Court case and new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules probably will change the New Source Review requirements. These and other changes may affect how you operate your facility in 2007.

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

A New Lease on Old Methods

Advances in organic analysis of wastewater using GC/MS

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

A 360-degree View

Our first annual roundtable is a no-holds-barred forum exploring issues affecting the environmental industry. From trends in regulations to developments in the job market, our panelists offer their insights. This roundtable is a must-read for every environmental professional who wants to be on top of new directions in our industry.

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

A Sensitive Electronic Nose

A new type of electronic nose, based on ultra-fast gas chromatography, can perform analytical measurements of volatile organic vapors in near real-time with part-per-trillion sensitivity.

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2006 issue of Environmental Protection.

The Great Green Hope

With the demand for oil growing and our resources dwindling, new technologies will certainly help fuel our future. A variety of energy sources are competing to ease the demand and to move us forward to greener, cleaner automobiles.

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2006 issue of Environmental Protection.

Preparing For a Rainy Day

When we think of pollution, most of us conjure up images of smokestacks or drums of hazardous waste. But one of the most significant sources of water pollution in the United States today is stormwater runoff, and it merits the full attention of industrial and commercial facilities alike.

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2006 issue of Environmental Protection.

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