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Recycling Program Expands to Manufacturing, Industrial Customers

Recycling Program Expands to Manufacturing, Industrial Customers

Kimberly-Clark Professional has expanded its recycling program to manufacturing and other industrial environments, enabling these customers to divert non-hazardous waste, such as nitrile gloves and apparel, from landfills. RightCycle is a large-scale recycling program for non-hazardous lab, cleanroom and industrial waste. Since its launch in 2011, the program has diverted … Read more »

Engineers Say Investment in National Infrastructure is Urgent, or Else

Engineers Say Investment in National Infrastructure is Urgent, or Else

The quickest way to hurt American economic output is to deny investment to the country’s infrastructure, which delivers everyday products as well as clean water and electricity to households and businesses, says the American Society of Civil Engineers

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GreenCentre, Maratek Environmental Team Up on Solvent Recycling Technology

Recycling solvents converts them to pure form so they can be reused — thus sending less waste to landfills — but has its own challenges, such as removing water from solvents. Maratek Environmental and GreenCentre Canada have teamed up to commercialize a solvent recovery technology that addresses this and other … Read more »

Portable Emissions Analyzer Features Automatic Data Logging

E Instruments International has introduced its new E8500 PLUS emissions analyzer, which the company says is a “complete portable tool for EPA compliance level emissions monitoring and testing.” The E8500 PLUS is ideal for regulatory and maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications, the company says. The product includes … Read more »

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Facilities’ Toxic Chemical Releases Declined 6% in 2014

Industrial facilities’ toxic chemical disposal or other releases to the environment decreased 6 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to the EPA’s latest Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The annual report says in 2014, 84 percent of the 25 billion pounds of toxic chemical waste managed at the nation’s industrial … Read more »

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TerraVerdae Expands Bioplastic Portfolio

Bioplastics and biomaterials develoer TerraVerdae BioWorks has partnered with biopolymer firm PolyFerm in a move that TerraVerdae says will allow it to expand its elastomeric PHA biomaterials portfolio into the biodegradable thermoelastomer market. PolyFerm has developed the only line of biodegradable thermoelastomers in the industry made entirely from renewable feedstocks. … Read more »

Wastecorp Introduces Mobile Wastewater Pump for Government and Industry

Wastecorp Pumps has unveiled what it says is the first engine driven double disc pump for mobile pumping applications. Designed for government and industry wastewater, sludge and sewage pumping applications, the Sludge Pro double disc pump has fluid handling capabilities ranging from 10–500 gallons per minute (GPM). The size and … Read more »

Addressing Regulatory Trends with UVC LED-based Sensors

Addressing Regulatory Trends with UVC LED-based Sensors

Global environmental concerns over water and air pollution are leading to new regulations over effluents that require real-time monitoring. Existing regulations are being tightened to monitor lower concentrations of compounds and more compounds are being brought under regulatory control. As a result, companies and utilities will need to develop a … Read more »

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Biobased Solvents Market to Reach $13bn by 2020

The biobased solvents market is expected to reach $13 billion globally by 2020, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. Market volume is expected to reach 3.3 million tons by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3 percent during 2015–2020 forecast period. The paints and … Read more »

Process Safety Management Tips for Preventing Crises

This article is sponsored by IHS. Advancements in technology and the application of “lessons-learned” in the field of process safety management (PSM) have led to a reduction in process safety incidents. Yet catastrophic events continue to occur and increase in severity. Organizations can improve process safety management efforts to ensure … Read more »

Bio-Succinic Acid Produced at Commercial Scale

BioAmber says its Sarnia joint venture, which produces renewable chemicals from sugar instead of petroleum, has begun shipping bio-succinic acid to customers and is operating its manufacturing process at commercial scale. Renewable chemistry company BioAmber jointly built the $141.5 million Sarnia plant with Mitsui & Co. Applications for bio-succinic acid … Read more »

GE Taps into $225bn IoT Market with Predix Software Platform

GE Taps into $225bn IoT Market with Predix Software Platform

General Electric unveiled Predix.io, a dedicated cloud environment for app developers aimed at tapping into the $225 billion industrial Internet of Things market. According to the company, Predix.io will create the world’s largest app marketplace for industry. GE is converging all software offerings on Predix and commercializing Predix-based operations to … Read more »