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Discoveries, trends, and implications of chemicals in the Great Lakes

John Newsted discusses impact of chemicals on mink in the Great Lakes at IAGLR Annual Conference

John Newsted, PhD of NRT, an OBG Company, recently took part in the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) 60th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, From Cities to Farms: Shaping Great Lakes Ecosystems, on May 15-19, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. ...

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Collaboration between neighborhood group and redevelopment authority to redevelop brownfields

NRT, an OBG Company (NRT), recently took part in the Sweet Water Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference on May 4, 2017 in Germantown, Wisconsin. This conference brings together nonprofit, government, business, and academic organizations to learn about improving the health of watersheds through policy innovation, technical and...

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Drinking water, wastewater, and emerging contaminants

Whether securing ample water supplies, treating water to meet stringent drinking standards, or delivering water through an aging distribution system, OBG develops sustainable and affordable solutions. Beyond the challenges facing public water facilities, OBG industrial water specialists provide high-purity water and...

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International Oil Spill Conference

Dr. Lyle Trumbull (R) and Kyle Kolwaite (L) presented at the International Oil Spill Conference

OBG recently took part in the International Oil Spill Conference on May 15-18, 2017 in Long Beach, California. This conference provides a forum for professionals from the international response community, private sector, government, and non-governmental organizations to come together to exchange ideas and lessons learned...

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New York State Wetlands Forum 2017

OBG environmental experts recently participated in the New York State Wetlands Forum 2017 Annual Conference and Meeting on April 25-26, 2017 in Suffern, New York. The team shared expertise and experience in wetlands design, construction, and restoration; ecological assessments and restoration; habitat restoration; ...

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Advantages of chemical manufacturing process simulation

Fred Hencken,
Process simulation software systems offer chemical manufacturers many benefits

Process simulation software systems provide several advantages to chemical manufacturing companies to optimize chemical processes and increase productivity. Process simulation software is used to model physical systems using a combination of thermodynamic models, unit operation models, and empirical chemical data. These systems offer key advantages to chemical manufacturing facilities: Reduced...

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Do I need a permit?

Chris Kriegner,

Many projects require approval from one or more regulatory agencies before implementation can begin. Approvals are typically granted in the form of a permit, which may be required for a host of reasons, including planned emissions or discharges, withdrawals or resource use, building and construction, or proposed disturbance to...

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WasteExpo 2017

Experts from OBG exhibited and presented at WasteExpo 2017

OBG recently presented during WasteExpo 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 8-11, 2017. The OBG expert team shared experiences and expertise in solid waste management during the conference and at the event's Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Summit, a day of learning...

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2017 World of Coal Ash Conference

Environmental experts from OBG and NRT exhibited and presented at WOCA

OBG, together with NRT, an OBG Company (NRT), recently presented during the 2017 World of Coal Ash Conference (WOCA) on May 8-11 in Lexington, Kentucky. This international conference, organized by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy...

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New approaches, technologies, and innovation in remediation

Meet Mark Harkness

Mark Harkness

Mark Harkness joined OBG in March, bringing leadership in remediation project design and management with extensive experience implementing a wide range of innovative, pragmatic, and cost-effective remedial technologies to address petroleum and chlorinated solvents in soil and groundwater.  Mark joins OBG from GE’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna, Ne...

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