Round And Round It Goes Then Back To Us!

In continuing from my post about Mass Balance, stimulated by a recent technical conversation I submit today’s article. In particular my technical conversation was one about potentially cancer causing Fluoroalkyl contaminants which are commonly known as PFAS. These chemicals have been incorporated into consumer products for decades and can be found in uncountable numbers of items that we can’t live without. The contaminants are often called “Forever Chemicals” because the…

When Green Faces Reality – Mass Balance

It is always a challenge to have unbridled discussions on the topics of pollution, climate and environmental issues because people love to focus only on the science that supports their narrative.  For example, those who believe Solar technology is clean and efficient only consider the performance of the shiny panel out in the field. They ignore the tremendous amount of fossil fuels used in manufacturing, the destruction of land and…

Does The Storage Of Bottled Water Cause Environmental Problems?

This is a great question, and as confounding as it is, the answers depend a lot on geography as well as global behavior. Here are a few considerations. In some areas, for instance San Luis Obispo, California, the pumping out of groundwater has caused land to sink irreparably damaging property and in many instances permanently changing the grade of the land. Here, where water is scarce the impact of a…