Turning sewage sludge into concrete

03/09/2015 / cement / concrete / construction / materials / news / research / sustainable

The disposal of sludge from sewage water treatment is a big issue for wastewater plants in Malaysia, and while studies show that the volume of sludge is expected to rise, disposal options are limited due to stricter environmental regulations – including a ban on burying sludge in soil due to its high heavy metal content that could cause adverse impacts to the environment. Meanwhile, the construction sector is seeking economic and ecological cement replacement materials in order to meet an increasing demand for concrete. it is within this contexts that researchers in Malaysia have found that dried sewage sludge could provide a suitable alternative cement material for concrete.

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TAP awards turbo compressors contract to Siemens

03/09/2015 / Siemens / TAP / contract / energy / infrastructure / news / technology

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has awarded the contract for the supply of six gas turbine turbo compressor units to Siemens AG. Half of these items will be installed in TAP’s compressor station near Kipoi, in Greece, and the remaining half at TAP’s compressor station near Fier, in Albania.

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C.H. Robinson names Jeroen Eijsink as President of its European operations

03/09/2015 / Europe / logistics / news / transportation

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. ('C.H. Robinso') – one of the world’s largest logistics companies – has announced that Jeroen Eijsink has joined the company as President of C.H. Robinson Europe, B.V. Eijsink will report to President and CEO of the business, John Wiehoff.

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ISO 14001:2015 – Make your transition early

03/09/2015 / ISO / business / environment / news / standards

Companies that want to optimise their environmental performance are being urged to make an early transition to ISO 14001:2015 – the latest revision of the world’s most recognised environmental management system accreditation. The standard has been updated in order to help organisations keep up-to-date with changes in the marketplace and better integrate environmental thinking into corporate strategy.

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