Industry Updates

February 7, 2017

A new imaging system could offer a less inexpensive and more reliable way to monitor methane gas in a variety of conditions. Researchers have shown that the low-cost technology combines infrared imaging and sensing, and may also be expanded to other wavelengths or ranges of wavelengths.  This allows the detection of a host of vapours and chemicals, and could reduce gas losses in the oil and gas industry. 

December 8, 2016

GeoEnviroPro is presenting a free webinar on permeable reactive barriers at 10:00 am (MST), Thursday, December 9, 2016.  

Passive in-ground treatment walls provide low-cost, long term control of groundwater contamination, even in remote locations (mine sites). Do you know the four main construction methods?  Three of them could literally save you millions.  Visit the webinar link to register and discover a well-grounded view of how to build treatment right into the earth itself.

December 6, 2016

A new policy that will impact stormwater use and water reuse will be introduced to Alberta.  Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) has prepared a Draft Water Reuse and Stormwater Use Policy set to be released to the public in Spring 2017.  The policy provides a regulatory framework for water reuse within the context of risk assessment. Furthermore, it is anticipated that, due to its focus on industrial sectors with no prescriptive treatment methods, proponents of water reuse projects will have a streamlined approval process.

An interview with AEP on the upcoming high level regulatory framework is available in the September 2016 issue of Bow River Basin Council newsletter.  

November 16, 2016

ITRC publishes a guidance document on Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites.  The guidance document is particularly useful in understanding the statistical methods, e.g., R language, involving the spatial and temporal analysis of environmental data and uncertainty evaluations of these data.  As a companion document to Groundwater Statistics for Monitoring and Compliance, the guidance document provides additional lines of evidence for optimization opportunities.  

October 20, 2016

Join SERDP and ESTCP on Thursday, November 3, 2016, for three presentations on Department of Defense (DoD) research efforts on the bioavailability of contaminants in soils.

First, Dr. Hans Stroo will summarize key findings and recommendations for future research from a recently prepared white paper on SERDP and ESTCP research investments on the bioavailability of contaminants in soils and sediments. Second, Ms. Yvette Lowney will discuss the results of her work on the interactions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) with soil and how these interactions control the oral and dermal bioavailability of PAHs in soil to humans. Finally, Dr. Nicholas Basta will discuss the mechanisms and permanence of sequestered lead and arsenic in soils with a focus on impacts on human bioavailability.

Go to SERDP and ESTCP website for more information on speaker biographies and to register for free. 

September 30, 2016

 NDC Engineering manages project sites in Alberta and British Columbia (BC).  As an Associate Member of the BC Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals (CSAP), Norlito Cezar, M.Sc., P.Eng., supports our clients in the Lower Mainland with his years of experience working with the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation.

September 19, 2016

The allocation and apportionment of remediation cost proved to be critical in the latest environmental law proceeding concerning a residential contamination due to a leaking underground storage tank.

August 16, 2016

NDC Engineering is proud to be a member of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) under its Industry Affiliates Program.  Norlito Cezar has joined the LNAPL Technical Team in providing technical regulatory guidance documents and training.

July 29, 2016

The isotopic composition of nitrogen, oxygen and water in the runoff and the relative abundance of these elements assisted farmers to use resources more efficiently while also reducing contamination of water sources and marine habitats. 

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