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Whats on Your Sustainability Dashboard

If you want a successful EHS and carbon management program, the perspective is simple. To stay ahead you must look ahead…through the dashboard, not the rear view mirror.


SOCMA's Performance Improvement Program

The foremost EHS&S management system programs to be discussed in this paper are: ChemStewards®, a program of SOCMA; Responsible Care®, a program of the American Chemistry Council (ACC); and Responsible Distribution®, a program of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD).


The Challenge of Removing Surface Oil

Imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively. Now imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively – and even generating a profit while doing so.


Thinking Differently About Water

What is the value of water? It turns out that the answer to that question is not straightforward. While the element water - two hydrogen atoms attached to one oxygen atom - is simple, water as a resource is highly complex and filled with contradictions. Water is abundant yet scarce; priceless yet “free,” life-sustaining yet if contaminated, life-threatening.


Lean Water Operations

How to control the cost and pricing of water while improving efficiency.


Investing in Wastewater Treatment Upgrades: Boosting the Triple Bottom Line

Johnson Controls explains how projects that improve wastewater treatment infrastructure can increase operating efficiency, help the local environment, provide economic benefits, improve the reliability of compliance, and enhance the community’s quality of life. Cities and water authorities can attain these benefits without investing their own capital up front and yet earn immediate long-term guaranteed cost savings.


Emulsion Breaking Techniques for Oil in Water Solvent Extractions

Wilks Enterprise suggests six options that may be useful for reducing emulsions enough to take a valid measurement.


Sustainability Plus: How Renewable Energy Helps Conserve, Move and Heat Water while Curtailing Emissions and Saving Money

There is much more to renewable energy than saving fossil fuels and improving carbon emissions. Because water and energy are closely connected, technologies like wind and solar power, digester-gas-to-energy, and geothermal heating and cooling also help make optimal use of increasingly stressed water resources.




Savings Multiplied: Conserving Water and Energy to Maximize Efficiency and Reduce Emissions

Water and energy are closely intertwined: Conserving one inevitably conserves the other. Similar disciplines drive water and energy savings and help communities, businesses and households operate more sustainably.


The Evolving Concept of the Discharge of Dredged and Fill Material

Because dredged material and other material that is defined as fill are also defined as “pollutants,” the overlap has generated controversy over whether discharges of certain dredged or fill material must be authorized by a permit under only the Clean Water Act Section 404 or under both Sections 402 and 404.


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