Environmental Pollution by Surface Active Agents

The volume of environmental pollution by surface active agents (SAAs) accelerates, because of their intensive use and release into the environment. They are being used in industry, virtually all detergents (soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, etc.), and in preparing various cosmetics. Surfactants may act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and …

The Angel of History

In 1921 the German philosopher Walter Benjamin purchased an oil transfer drawing in Munich for the sum of 1,000 marks. The drawing was by the artist Paul Klee and was entitled Angelus Novus. He subsequently hung it on the wall of his apartment. Over time, this image became something of …

Landfill and Me

Many people are perplexed when I say what I do for a living: managing gas on landfill sites. They often had no idea of the need for such a role. For me, my work helps to tackle climate change, with the major constituent of landfill gas, methane, being over 34 …