Jan 08, 2018

IWWD January/February 2018

In the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 1,200 km northeast of Perth, Roy Hill Iron Ore is developing an open-pit, bulk mining facility capable of processing 55 megatons of iron ore annually. Set to be the country’s largest iron-ore mining operation,…
As water authorities tighten regulation and increase surcharges, the trend is for companies to treat and reduce their biological oxygen demand (BOD) load onsite. BOD is a measure of the amount of oxygen required by a biological process to consume the…
Landfill leachate is a notoriously complex and highly contaminated effluent stream with a reputation for being one of the most challenging wastewaters to treat. Leachate is a murky black effluent that results from rain or groundwater mixing with toxic…
Located in Tacoma, Wash., the Urban Accessories foundry was a small family-operated facility sitting on 1.7 acres. Despite its best efforts to reduce copper in its storm water, the operational and structural BMPs they had implemented had not met the…
If you don’t believe in climate change—keep reading. If you do believe in climate change—keep reading. In my previous editorial letters, I discussed major weather events such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and pollution. In other words, I discussed a…
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