News archive

August 2018

ABB Control Technologies and Actemium sign global cooperation agreement

17-08-2018
ABB, Actemium, global cooperation agreement, class control, automation soutions

The collaboration is expected to deliver joint solutions that will enable customers to benefit from leading automation solutions that are tailored for their individual needs wherever they are in the world. From left to right: Ilpo Ruohonen, Business Unit Managing Director ABB Control Technologies and Bernard Latour, Deputy Managing Director …

Editor’s pickHumans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibres in our food and water (Part 2)

17-08-2018
microfibres, environmental ills, microplastics, filters, wastewater treatment, textiles, lung inflammation

As tiny fibres shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.   Written by Mary Catherine O' Connor July 2, 2018 — Editor’s note: This report is part two of a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfibre pollution. In part one we explored where microfibres come from …

Pursel Named Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for Water/Wastewater

16-08-2018
Thomas Pursel, Gannett Fleming, Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for water/wastewater

Gannett Fleming, a global infrastructure and engineering firm, has appointed Thomas Pursel, PE, as the Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for water/wastewater.   Thomas Pursel, PE, was named Northeast Region Construction Services Area Manager for water/wastewater. (photo credit: gannettflemig) “Tom has demonstrated …

Editor’s pickOur clothes are contaminating our planet with tiny plastic threads (Part 1)

16-08-2018
microfibres, environmental ills, microplastics, filters, wastewater treatment, ocean protection

Minute fibers shed from synthetic textiles are polluting oceans, streams, rivers — even the air we breathe — with unknown consequences. By Mary Catherine O’Connor, originally published on Ensia Editor’s note: This report is part one of a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfiber pollution. …

LANXESS provides wings

15-08-2018

Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones,have undergone rapid development over the past few years. Whether as a toy for children and adults or – in top quality – as support for rescue operations and in farming, drones are becoming increasingly common. Market research institute Gartner estimates that around three million …

Editor’s pickNational Stormwater Alliance releases first state-by-state snapshot of programmes managing polluted runoff

15-08-2018
National Stormwater Alliance, 2018 State of Stormwater Report, state-by-state, programmes, polluted runoff, storm water, U.S

The National Municipal Stormwater Alliance (NMSA) announced yesterday the release of its inaugural 2018 State of Stormwater Report. The report provides an overview of municipal stormwater programmemes across the U.S., detailing the challenges and opportunities communities face in managing polluted runoff. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency …

Opposition not supportive of Johor’s second water operator plan

15-08-2018
Water operator, Johor

There are plans to set up a second water operator company in Johor to rely less on existing company SAJ Ranhill Sdn Bhd, but the Opposition believes the plan is not viable. Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sap­ian said if the plan were to be implemented, water users in the state will have more options. He commented that the state government would …