What are DNAPL & LNAPL?

gasoline
Posted: January 10, 2018
Category: Environment
Tags: dense, dense product, floating layers, hydrocarbon, interface, light, light product, liquid, measurement, non-aqueous, oil, phase, sinking layers, static levels, water

They are hazardous organic liquids such as dry cleaning chemicals, fuel oil and gasoline that do not dissolve in water.  These pollutants are always associated with human activity, cause severe environmental and health hazards, and are difficult to remove from the water supply once it has been compromised.  DNAPL & LNAPL are the two major […]

Waste Reduction Week

waste reduction week
Posted: October 18, 2017
Category: Environment
Tags: canada, environment, reduction, waste, world

This year, Oct 16 – 22 has been declared Waste Reduction Week in Canada with the focus on a different theme each day Monday Oct 16 – Circular Economy A circular economy occurs when products are designed so that resources can be reused and reinvested in new products.  Rather than focusing on recycling, in a […]

Thawing Permafrost

permafrost
Posted: August 31, 2017
Category: Environment
Tags: environment, greenhouse gases, ice, melting, permafrost, thaw, water, weather

There is a huge thaw taking place in the extreme Northern regions of the planet as well as at the highest altitudes.  This means the global temperature is rising and permafrost is melting. Permafrost is the frozen layer beneath the ground surface which has maintained a temperature below freezing for at least 2 years.  When […]

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