Environmental, Health and Safety


  • Framework compares closed-loop plastics recycling routes

    The techno-economic performance of plastic recycling technologies is compared and characterized.

  • Video: Cutting carbon capture and conversion costs

    A new system slashes the cost of carbon dioxide recovery from flue gas emissions and converts it into methanol.

  • Used nuclear fuel recycling initiative advances

    Technologies are under development to recycle used nuclear fuel generated from commercial nuclear power reactors.

  • WALTER launches its first ORBIT welding helmet

    Three high-definition auto-darkening lenses and anti-scratch cover plates offer optimal peripheral vision for increased safety and productivity.

  • Ultrathin membrane enhances desalination efficiency

    Ultrathin polymer-based ordered membranes that effectively remove salt from seawater and brine offer a promising alternative to existing water desalination systems.

  • Air Innovations temperature and humidity control can enhance clean room operations

    Clean rooms are used in several industries as a means of controlling airborne particles.

  • Strengthening the US phasedown of HFCs

    A new rule restricts use of polluting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in certain products and equipment where more climate friendly alternatives are available.

  • Interactive map guides renewable energy development on state lands

    An interactive map prioritizes solar and wind power sites without active leases or concerns about wildlife habitat or cultural resources in Washington state.

  • Video: Automating time-consuming water quality tests

    An autonomous monitoring solution streamlines the measurement of trace metal cations and anion applications for the water quality industry.

  • Potential net-zero aviation fuel captures CO2

    The sustainable aviation fuel would significantly reduce long-haul flight emissions.

  • Geogenic vs anthropogenic pollutants in US groundwater

    Geologically derived constituents have a larger effect on the quality of groundwater used for public supply than anthropogenic constituents.

  • PFAS risk communication toolkits for water utilities

    The toolkits provide information on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for both public education and sampling guidance.

  • Video: Carbon storage in depleted offshore oil and gas fields

    Project Greensand is expected to start storing up to 1.4 million tons of carbon dioxide annually by 2025 in the depleted Nini oil and gas field in the Danish North Sea.

  • Reducing the environmental impact of ammonia production

    Follow along with Engineering360 with a look at the efforts currently underway to make the ammonia production process green.

  • Matted hair squares capture oil, other pollutants before entering waterways

    As part of Belgium’s Hair Recycle Project, human hair clippings are collected by hairdressers in that country and fed into a machine that yields matted squares.

  • Video: Hydro turbine design a boon for biodiversity

    A novel hydro turbine designed to both protect important riverine fish communities and efficiently produce renewable power has been demonstrated.

  • Environmental remediation made simple with real-time data management

    Mine remediation can include surface and groundwater capture and treatment; capping mine waste, such as tailings and waste rock; and restoring the landscape to pre-mining beneficial uses.

  • The water supply benefits of fossil fuel plant closures

    Closure of these plants in the U.S. by 2065 will free up 687 billion gallons of water annually for other uses.

  • Water purification with eco-friendly polymer

    Rapid growth in the chemical industry has caused a lot of water pollution, which is a big concern.

  • Scrubbers as a major source of Baltic Sea pollution

    Scrubbers used on ships to clean exhaust gases and reduce air pollutant emissions have been identified as a major contributor of contaminants to waters in the Baltic Sea.

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