edie feature articles on this day... for September 2002, 2001, 1998, 1993

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in September 2002, 2001, 1998, 1993


September 2002

Greener motoring is the key to cleaner air

The Government has recently put in place a range of new measures and initiatives aimed at improving air quality across the country. A key element is the drive towards greener motoring and the switch to alternative fuels and sustainable forms of transport, combined with the introduction of higher sta

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The real value within

Brian Chambers of ADAS argues for greater promotion of biosolids as organic fertiliser

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Climate Change and Business: Keep up or get left behind

Tom Delay, Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust, calls for companies to take advantages of climate change opportunities

The opportunities being offered to business by low carbon technologies are comparable to those of the fledgling car industry at the beginning of the last century, where those who remained committed to the horse and cart very quickly went out of business, says Tom Delay, Chief Executive of the

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· Strengthening water relations

· NSCA reports study impact of recycling and waste emissions

· More rapid response to climatic changes

· Low pressure ultrafiltration needs fine tuning

· The perfect measure for brewery

· Setting the standard: OMA and MCerts

· Don’t get caught out: tricks to survive the UK emissions trading marketDon’t get caught out: tricks to survive the UK emissions trading market



September 2001

Alternative fuels power the drive to combat atmospheric pollution

The drive to clean up atmospheric pollution in towns and cities is being stepped up on several fronts, at global, national and local government level - by setting increasingly stringent emissions standards - and also by the development of new technology offering alternative, environmentally

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Oil companies: Future perfect or Carbon-dated?

Oil companies need to start to think about the alternatives to hydrocarbons 
        (courtesy DOE)

There can be no doubt that the products provided by oil companies are essential for today’s economy, what about the prosperity of the future? Are huge oil corporations blindly grabbing the Earth’s non-renewable resources as fast as possible for maximum short-term profit, or are serious thought and

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Double deck collection vans add big-time capacity

Loading tall clinical waste containers on the bottom deck of one of the BFH Incineration's new low -slung, long six-wheeler vans after the upper Ray Smith lifting deck has been loaded with shallower containers

The introduction of purpose-designed, double deck collection vans has hugely increased the capacity in transporting clinical waste containers for incineration as a specialist in this field explains

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· Tunnel vision check combines with atmosphere monitoring

· Dennis Eagle launches new generation with curved 'benchmark' design for RCVs

· Agency sets technical guidance on regulating clinical waste

· Market Boost for green waste containers



September 1998

Burning and burying - dealing with sludge

Gaining planning permission for sludge incinerators can sometimes be difficult

Sludge treatment and disposal has recently been a common discussion subject especially with only three months before the disposal of sludge to sea is banned and recent talks with retailers on what treatment is safe. Gary Wilson examines some of the issues concerning sludge treatment and disposal

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Septicity in sewage and sludge

A small 200mm diameter by 2m length catalytic-iron filter, connected to the sludge discharge sump of a primary tank and terminating in a chemically impregnated carbon filter. The system was used to remove malodours, including  H2S, from ventilated air displaced from the sump.

The causes of septicity and odour generation in sewers and sludge handling are discussed in this article by Arthur G Boon, technical director of Hyder Environmental.

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Single reactor activated sludge system

All processes in the BNR system at South Caboolture are carried out in a single reactor

Graeme Anderson, Business Development Manager for Environmental Solutions International, describes the BNR activated sludge system, recently installed in Queensland's South Caboolture WwTP.

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· Sludge treatment and handling scheme

· Special feature: laboratory analysis

· Mine drainage and landfill leachate treatment

· NY town chooses the FAST option

· Taweelah B plant takes shape

· Infiltration insight

· A biological solution to odour control



September 1993