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Waste & environment: the growing importance of emissions monitoring

Added: 1 Nov 2016

Tracking rogue emissions from industrial processes is becoming an increasingly high-tech endeavour,…

Viewpoint: sniffing out a solution to foul food smells

Added: 4 Oct 2016

Foul odours caused by poor wastewater management can result in a variety of problems for food and b…

Viewpoint: all fired up for water waste debate

Added: 4 Jul 2016

Waste handlers must now plan for the impact of water they discharge to fight a major fire, writes H…

Case study: tighter water management boosts Kraft Heinz

Added: 3 May 2016

Advanced water technologies boost sustainability and cut costs at Italian Kraft Heinz food plant.

Waste management: smart solutions in the spotlight

Louisa Hearn | Added: 3 May 2016

Technologies for testing and treating water and solids are coming of age in the quest to squeeze sa…

Analysis: counting the cost of Carbon Capture & Storage cuts

Louisa Hearn | Added: 28 Apr 2016

Is the lack of joined-up thinking over Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) investment a threat to the UK…

Water industry: turning the tide

Louisa Hearn | Added: 13 Apr 2016

The water industry may need to consider a very new approach to innovation if it is to triumph over …

biogas

Case study: slurry power

Added: 23 Feb 2016

A biogas plant is generating electricity from low-temperature waste heat.

Liz Fletcher, Beamex

Calibration: Field factors

Added: 22 Jan 2016

The case for calibrating equipment in either a workshop or the field is not always black and white,…

Process safety engineer

Process safety: cleaning house

Rob Smith | Added: 19 Jan 2016

Failure to recognise hazards in process plants could prove fatal, writes Robert Smith.

Ashtead critical care

Critical care

Added: 17 Dec 2015

There are real advantages to be gained from renting specialist equipment, writes Will Russell of As…

Toxic load

Toxic load: detecting hazards

Added: 9 Dec 2015

Personal protection kit is about far more than hard hats and safety gloves.

David Cameron COP21

Energy crisis

Added: 2 Dec 2015

Still warm with the glow of leading one of the first countries to officially turn its back on coal-…

Soft assets - Agility

Soft assets: energy management

Added: 1 Dec 2015

Squeezing more efficiency from plant equipment is the next frontier for CMMS.

Stan Higgins

Gone from the wind – industrial CCS

Added: 4 Feb 2015

Almost half of the emissions that need to be captured to battle climate change come from the proces…

Capita Simon Birchall

There’s something about AD

Added: 3 Sep 2014

This summer saw a flurry of acquisitions in the UK’s anaerobic digestion market. John McKenna looks…

Buncefield fire

Diverting disaster

Added: 10 Jul 2014

In the wake of an industrial disaster, updating plant safety technology is often the first port of …

Keep it clean

Keep it clean

Added: 1 May 2014

High water costs and environmental laws are forcing process plants to consider new cleaning methods.

Buncefield2

Risky business

Added: 29 Jan 2014

Maintaining safety standards as they evolve is an ongoing challenge in hazardous environments, repo…

Bionic handling assistant

Brave new world: Industry 4.0 technology

Added: 17 Sep 2013

Wireless devices are common in all workplaces these days, including process plants. But what would …