edie feature articles on this day... for August 2003, 2002, 1999, 1994

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in August 2003, 2002, 1999, 1994


August 2003

Oil degradation: the natural way

Karim Esmail of the Building Research Establishment assesses biological treatment options for oily wastewater and sludge including the Eco-Bio remediation process. The EU landfill directive imposes strict controls with respect to disposal of hydrocarbon wastes in landfill sites. This presents tech

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Bioremediation injects speed into decontamination

New environmental protection legislation, restrictions on land fill capacity and increases in waste disposal costs have reduced the viability of traditional methods of dealing with contaminated soils. Professionals are therefore looking increasingly at the possibilities offered by in-situ bioremedia

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Avoiding the regulatory pitfalls

Hannah Scott of Eco Technology argues the case for focused, targeted training which can aid an organisation’s regulatory compliance and sharpen its skills.

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· Government steps up drive to hit recycling targets

· A hazardous undertaking

· Government steps up drive to hit recycling targets

· Region of waste transformation

· Making a commitment to energy

· Managing waste: partners in grime

· NSCA survey of local authorities raises alarm



August 2002

Smaller degree of uncertainty

Simplified BS3680 equations for V-notch weirs are not uncommon

Dr John Duffy considers the importance of accurate open-channel flow measurement and the best practice for instrumentation accuracy as identified by Pulsonic Technologies

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Local authorities gear up to meet the challenge

LAWE’s annual Recycling Sector Review reports on government policy and how local authorities are responding to new responsibilities for recycling and waste minimization.

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Paul Haywood looks at techniques available for pipeline renovation

Hydraulic rod-pulling system

The terminology used to describe pipeline renovation is often confused. Rehabilitation means the improvement or restoration of a pipeline by any means (trenchless or otherwise) which incorporates the fabric of the existing pipeline and is aimed at enhancing its performance or extending its life.

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· Paving the road to waste recovery

· Stabilisation solidification technology provides new approach to dealing with contaminated land

· Power partnering drives innovation

· A guiding light for decision makers

· Technically speaking

· Air 'dam' system bars gas migration

· Government agency reviews brownfield land practices



August 1999

EA to step up enforcement of flow regulations

According to Alasdair Ward of Meggitt Mobrey, the EA is to step up enforcement of discharge consents with specific reference to flow, in an attempt to achieve water quality objectives set following the Environment Act (1995).

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Pipe-jacking helps preserve Welsh SSSI

Construction of an interceptor sewer beneath a protected marsh has been completed by Byzak Contractors, as part of a £180M Welsh Water scheme to improve Cardiff¹s sewerage facilities.

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Optimising burner/ boiler operation

Customers of Hamworthy Combustion Engineers, one of the world's largest dedicated manufacturers of burners and associated equipment, receive thorough training to operate equipment in order to gain maximum benefit.

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· Severn Trent spends £18M on flagship STWs

· Measuring unpredictable flow conditions

· Securing employee motivation

· Implements and tools

· Zapping toxic organics

· How to meet EU lead standards by 2003

· Training needs a cert



August 1994