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IWWD July/August 2013
Water’s increasing importance in the industrial arena is difficult to ignore, as is the ever-growing urgency to protect this precious resource.   When it comes to water stewardship, soft drink giant PepsiCo leads the pack in the food and beverage...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), a producer of flavored beverages, is committed to improving operating efficiency and environmental sustainability throughout its organization. As a beverage manufacturer, energy and water usage has significant cost...
Brand protection and the production of clean, shiny cans are important to customers in the canning industry. Can corrosion not only negatively impacts a company’s image, but it also can impact the safety of the packaged food. Corrosive cans may cause...
The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the U.S. and worldwide continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation in North Dakota and Montana alone, upwards of 15,000 wellheads are in operation, with another 20,000...
When industry moves into a neighborhood, residents sometimes say, “Not in my backyard.” Jobs are great, an infusion to the local economy is great and ancillary businesses are great—“just don’t build it within sight of my yard.”  But the naysayers...
Proven industrial water treatment options have existed for decades in many sectors, and they are evolving to accommodate a process in the oil and gas sector that desperately needs them: hydraulic fracturing (fracking).   In a recent survey conducted...
A petroleum refinery was classified as a hazardous waste generator under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). As part of this classification, refineries are required to have a waste minimization program in place. The RCRA is stringent in...

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