The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) are supporting the ALCAS Conference by offering Sustainable Development (SD) CPD points to participants...
GBCA Sustainable Development CPD points on offer at ALCAS conference
December 10, 2018
Find out how you can improve the adoption of sustainable supply chains to ensure best practice materials are being used in this masterclass developed...
GBCA Holds Responsible Products and Materials Masterclass
February 28, 2018
If you are an LCA Professional with an interest in working overseas, this job may be for you. Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden...
LCA Professional Needed in Sweden
April 1, 2019
LCA study provides solution in the co-treatment of Acid Mine Drainage and Shale Gas wastewater
December 6, 2018
A recent life cycle study from the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering found that the co-treatment of acid mine drainage (AMD) and resulting 'produced' water from the hydrofracture of oil and natural gas deposits, may not only solve two environmental issues at once, but also reduce the environmental impact of both legacy wastes. Remediating both AMD and produced water is normally an expensive process and federal law prohibits produced water disposal at municipal water treatment plants, so the co-treatment of AMD and produced water is highly beneficial.
The research targeted three critical, mutual aspects of a life cycle solution – the co-treatment of both legacy wastes, transportation of water to and from mine and drill sites, and avoiding AMD discharge to the environment.