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March 7, 2013
The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (B&W; Charlotte, N.C.; www.babcock.com) announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has reached an agreement with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance to begin initial engineering and preparation for full front-end engineering and design work on the U.S. Dept. of Energy's (DOE) FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/B-and-W-signs-contract-to-begin-second-phase-of-FutureGen-2-0-carbon-capture-project_10327.html
March 1, 2013
One of the most unsettling experiences in a company’s existence may be the surprise regulatory inspection by a representative of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or a State Environmental Agency. What if you refuse to let them in? What are your rights? How can you best ensure that the inspection goes smoothly? This article briefly summarizes the government’s environmental...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/regulatory/Responding-to-Environmental-Inspections_10297.html
March 1, 2013
The Microdynamics Series OCS721 is a microwave-powered, open-channel ultraviolet (UV) system for water disinfection in municipal wastewater and water reuse applications. The device uses microwaves to energize low-pressure, high-output...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/A-UV-disinfection-system-with-longer-lamp-life_10291.html
March 1, 2013
This company has released the rectangular version of its popular CV-S Explosion vent. Specifically designed to provide non-fragmenting opening when protection industrial process equipment, the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/overpressure_and_runaways/The-CV-S-explosion-vent-now-has-a-rectangular-shape_10280.html
February 26, 2013
Ten of the world’s largest chemical companies, together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD; Geneva, Switzerland; www.wbcsd.org), released today an accounting and reporting guide to help the sector consistently account and report climate impacts in the corporate value chain. The first of its kind, “Guidance for Accounting & Reporting Corporate GHG Emissions in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/Leading-chemicals-sector-group-gives-guidance-on-GHG-emissions_10309.html
February 1, 2013
 Figure 1. A handful of ceramic proppants is shown here Carbo Ceramics This article covers permitting and directly related design issues associated with thermal processes using drying and calcining for the production of both proppant sand and ceramic proppants (Figure 1) as an illustrative example (see sidebar, "What are proppants"). The permitting issues vary significantly with air-quality...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/air_pollution_control/Environmental-Permitting-Barriers-for-Dryers-and-Kilns_10180.html
February 1, 2013
Unlike fossil fuels or precious metals, phosphorus has no alternatives — we (and all other life forms on the planet) need phosphorus; it’s in our DNA, our bones and our energy-producing chemicals (ATP). We get it from our food — meat, grains and vegetables — so it’s not surprising that phosphorus is a key ingredient in fertilizer, as well as a component of sewage, manure and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/P-recovery-on-the-move_10144.html
January 1, 2013
Non-chemical water treatment methods generally utilize electricity to prevent scale formation, mitigate corrosion and control microbial growth. When properly applied, non-chemical water-treatment technologies help plants reduce chemical consumption, minimize waste and possibly save water and energy. The following descriptions outline several types of non-chemical water-treatment methods. Magnetic fields...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/Non-chemical-Water-Treatment_10055.html
December 1, 2012
Airborne respiratory hazards are a very real threat in the chemical process industries (CPI). Existing in a variety of forms including gases, vapors, dusts, mists, fumes, smoke, sprays and fog, such hazards can cause illnesses including cancer and lung impairment, or even death. Examples of respiratory hazards include combustion byproducts; toxic fumes or dust created by metal melting; ozone and nitrogen...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Clearing-the-Air-About-Respiratory-Protection_9985.html
December 1, 2012
Pig Flammable Safety Cabinets for chemical storage have fully MIG-welded 14- and 18-gage steel construction, and the impact-resistant steel door faces are 56% thicker than other cabinets on the market, the company says. A three-point zinc...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/This-safety-cabinet-has-thicker-doors_9999.html
December 1, 2012
I drink tap water! There, I finally said it. I am out of the closet — the water closet. My two sons are now cowering with shame, wondering how they can possibly ever face their Dasani-drinking friends again. It was maybe 20 years ago when I first encountered the concept of bottled water. What a strange idea! Why would anybody want to pay for something that’s free — and everywhere —...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/I-drink-tap-water_9993.html
December 1, 2012
Proxitane WW-12 Peracetic Acid (PAA) is an environmentally compatible microbiocide that is used for biological control in municipal wastewaters. This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered wastewater disinfectant is an alternative to halogenated...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/Use-this-microbicide-for-municipal-wastewater_10011.html
December 1, 2012
This company has announced a new design for its HRD Lockout Assembly. This explosion-protection product is a mechanical barrier used to prevent an accidental discharge of an explosion-suppression container into...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/dust_explosions/A-new-design-for-this-explosion-protection-assembly_10010.html
December 1, 2012
The Atlas line of rupture discs is manufactured using this company’s G2 technology for making rupture discs. The patented technology is capable of making rupture discs without the use of hard-score tooling. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/overpressure_and_runaways/These-rupture-discs-have-higher-pressure-capability_10014.html
December 1, 2012
Conqueror MAG safety glasses provide stylish bifocal eyewear protection and are designed for workers performing detailed tasks. Because the glasses are bifocals, there is no need to switch between regular safety...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/protective_equipment/Use-these-safety-glasses-for-detailed-tasks_9996.html
December 1, 2012
The SIL3-rated MTL 4850 Hart Multiplexer  is suitable for connecting to instrument loops performing safety functions, and is designed to ensure that there is no effect on the analog...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/safety_instrumentation/This-multiplexer-is-rated-up-to-SIL-3_10020.html
November 1, 2012
Leading up to this month’s 2012 U.S. Presidential election, the legislative landscape has been relatively uneventful. On top of their preoccupation with the election campaigns, lawmakers on both sides of the political spectrum have been reluctant to pin their agendas to any bill that might significantly alienate large groups of voters. Nevertheless, two relatively significant changes are coming down...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/regulatory/Are-you-ready-for-inspection_9886.html
November 1, 2012
  Weftec 2012, the Water Environment Federation’s 85th annual technical exhibition and conference, attracted over 17,000 attendees on September 29 – October 3, 2012 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. With 980 exhibiting companies, the following is a small sampling of products and services that were on the exhibition floor.   Linde North America Gas treatment systems...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/weftec-2012-the-water-quality-event_9930.html
November 1, 2012
Preventing dust explosions is not rocket science, and still these disasters occur. This article is written to help prevent these accidents. It describes how and why these explosions happen and what can be done to avoid them.   Why they occur Dust explosions occur when three conditions are present simultaneously. The first is that there is a dust cloud of a combustible material (the fuel). The second...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/dust_explosions/Dust-Explosions-Prevention-and-Protection_9901.html
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