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Mercury Control with Regenerative Activated Coke Technology

The multi-pollutant control ReACT™ technology is a completely dry scrubbing system based on adsorption of SO2, SO3, and Hg and reduction of NOx to N2 on activated coke in a moving bed, with regeneration of the coke for return to the adsorber, and production of saleable byproduct, such as sulfuric acid, from desorbed sulfur rich gases.


The Executive's Guide to Global Climate Change

Global Climate Change is a growing concern as organizations adjust to ever-changing disclosure mandates, while trying to gain a competitive advantage through implementation of climate strategies to reduce GHG emissions. Towards this end, many organizations are trying to forge ahead utilizing manual processes and disparate legacy systems that only provide limited support for assessment of current conditions and hinder the development of forward looking business strategies. Read this paper to learn why a robust information management strategy is needed to support your organization’s overall climate strategy and GHG inventory management plan.


Building Sustainability in Hard Times: Integrated EHS Platforms Support Cost Savings

Organizations worldwide are looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint, efficiently monitor greenhouse gas emissions, limit costly workplace injuries and mitigate business disruption from unplanned incidents. Download this paper to learn about a practical, hands-on approach for justifying your next sustainability IT investment.


Refrigerant Management: Compliance from the Plant Floor to the Boardroom

As the White House and Congress shift to more stringent environmental policy, and the EPA increases climate change legislation, implementing a refrigerant compliance plan is more critical to your supply chain and manufacturing operations than ever before. Learn more…


Developing Virtual Sensors to Monitor Disinfection Byproducts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is placing stricter limits on the formation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in water treatment facilities. The new limits pose a serious challenge to plant operators because the most critical (highest) areas of the water system must be sampled and each site must stand independent of system-wide averaging.


Why Activated Carbon Makes Sense for PCB Remediation

For about 50 years, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were commonly used in industrial materials including, caulking, cutting oils, inks, paints and as dielectric fluids in electrical equipment such as transformers and capacitors. Concerns over health effects led to a North American ban of manufacturing PCBs in 1977. By the mid-1980s, an initiative was started to clean up contaminated areas and to phase out PCB-containing equipment and products that were still in use. This cleanup effort continues today.


Tuning the Forgotten Loop

The purpose of tuning loops is to reduce errors and thus provide more efficient operation that returns quickly to steady-state efficiency after upsets, errors or changes in load. State-of-the-art manufacturers in process and discrete industries have invested in advanced control software, manufacturing execution software and modeling software to “tune” everything from control loops to supply chains, thus driving higher quality and productivity.


Eight Rules for Creating Great White Papers

White papers are one of the most misunderstood, miswritten and misused marketing tools available. While many companies think they need a white paper, few manage to write, design or use them to their full potential. This is unfortunate, because – written and applied well – white papers are one of the most powerful tools in the sales and marketing toolkit.




Perspectives on Energy Policy: Security, Economics, and the Environment

On March 18 and 19, 2009, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of California San Diego Sustainability Solutions Institute brought together 27 leaders from academia, government, and the private sector to discuss key energy policy issues and proposed values- and outcomes-based approaches to energy policy. The goal of the workshop was to bring together leaders from diverse backgrounds to identify promising areas for energy policy, based on the understanding of intersecting issues, assumptions, and priorities from the national security, economic, and environmental perspectives.


The Case for Water Equity Investing 2010

With a credit crisis more serious than any seen in several generations, and the associated deep economic recession from which we still have not managed to extricate ourselves, equity valuations across all industrial sectors have fallen sharply – even with some recent recovery. At Summit Global Management, we believe that while these circumstances have undeniably caused widespread fear and uncertainty, they have also created an unprecedented opportunity for investors interested in the global water industry.


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