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Technical Article — November 29, 2019

Insights on sustainable solid waste management techniques

Written by Expert: Philip Kyeremanteng - 7min read

In the past few years we have heard more and more about the Zero waste campaigns. While educating people to reduce their waste production through the promotion of a zero waste approach is an admirable goal, it certainly remains a challenging task.Nowadays approximately 40-50% of the waste generated is not...

Technical Article — November 13, 2019

Exploration and Production (E&P) Leaders Gather for Arctic...

Written by Expert: Sudhir Pai - 5min read

More than 250 industry leaders highly involved in Arctic Exploration and Production (E&P) gathered for the 2018 Arctic Technology Conference recently in Houston. Supported by the Offshore Technology Conference’s network of scientific and professional societies, the conference provided a...

Technical Article — November 05, 2019

The burning question: can we maximize waste valorization through...

Written by Expert: Benjamin Demma - 5min read

Switzerland is among the nations in the world with the highest rate of waste per capita produced. Those that are not recycled, about 50% of the urban waste produced, are valorized through cogeneration. Let 's discover more about this process. In the classification of urban waste production,...

Technical Article — October 23, 2019

Giants in plastics industry must embrace circularity

Written by Expert: Willemijn Peeters - CEO Searious Business - 5min read

‘The K’. Also known as the ‘K-FAIR’: an icon in the plastics industry. For decades, the whole plastics industry has gathered at this fair every three years to discuss the latest developments and recent assets in the realm of polymers. If you are a relevant player in the market, showing...

Technical Article — October 14, 2019

Keeping on top of treatment - reviewing your wastewater treatment...

Written by Expert: Dr. Eleanor Raper, Senior Geoscientist at Envireau Water - 5min read

Wastewater treatment was once an overlooked process but increasingly stringent emission limits mean that wastewater treatment has come to the forefront of business activities. Wastewater discharges are heavily regulated and failure to comply with discharge permits can have severe impacts on business...

Technical Article — October 04, 2019

Is Machine Learning taking Control in process industry?

Written by Expert: Cosmin Koch-Ciobotaru - 7min read

The phrase “data is the new oil” (The Economist, 2017) has been around for some years now, stressing the change that we are facing throughout industries: from retail to media and entertainment, from healthcare and personal assistants to transportation and social platforms, the hyper inter-connected...

Technical Article — September 09, 2019

Smart Data For A Clean And More Sustainable Future

Written by Sabrina Cipullo - 5min read

About 30 years ago, controlling home appliances remotely by phone or internet from any location in the world seemed science fiction, today it is a reality. These innovations not only bring a certain level of comfort to the individual but could potentially have a...

Technical Article — September 02, 2019

Swiss waste-management policy, a peek behind the curtains of one of...

Written by Expert: Benjamin Demma - 5min read

Switzerland is one of the countries with the highest per capita waste production in the world. However, thanks to the waste management policies adopted, it is also one of the countries with the highest recycling rates. Let's look at the main points of the waste management policy adopted by...

Technical Article — July 23, 2019

Renewable energy: from market penetration to seamless grid integration

Written by Expert: Rubina Singh - 5min read

The energy landscape is undergoing an unprecedented transformation globally, propelled by the trends of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation. In order to phase out fossil fuels completely and tackle global warming, an important behavioural...

Technical Article — July 22, 2019

How to close the loop on food waste ? Insights into a successful...

Written by Expert: Bénédicte Deryckere - 4min read

While half of the world still suffers from hunger and our natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce, a shocking 1.3 billion tons of the food produced gets lost or wasted every year; corresponding to 1/3 of the total food production (FAO, 2011).  The...

Technical Article — May 14, 2019

How the world is dealing with its e-waste issue?

Written by Expert: Benjamin Demma - 5min read

Electronic circuits require the use of different raw materials, from copper for printed circuit boards and cables to plastic for component casing and insulators. But what are the social, environmental and economic consequences related to the procurement of these materials? This article aims to...

Technical Article — May 08, 2019

Energy is the heart of a company, water is the blood

Written by Expert: Paul McNicholas - Air Liquide - 6min read

Power may indeed be a dominant factor in both air separation and hydrogen production and cogeneration, but water management is certainly not sidelined.With a water consumption of 79 million cubic metres per year, Air Liquide equals its customers' water usage. About seventy professionals worldwide...