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Alstom Exec: Carbon Pricing & Technology Innovation Are Symbiotic

by The World Bank  (Jan. 20, 2015)

Amy Ericson, U.S. country president for technology company Alstom, spoke at the World Bank Group about the interplay between carbon pricing and innovation that can lower carbon emissions for cleaner, more sustainable development. Alstom is involved in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. "Alstom supports a price on ...

5 things to know about Obama`s next climate move: methane

by Associated Press  (Jan. 14, 2015)

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced its latest move to combat global warming, this time trying to rein in heat-trapping methane gas that escapes from oil and gas fields. The plan relies on voluntary steps and new rules to reduce leaks from oil and gas production by 40 percent to 45 percent over the next decade. In a way, the proposal ...

Hurricane Cyclones To Reduce Emissions Of Dryer Cyclones In Glowood Pellet Plant (71,839 m3/h at 87ºC)

by Advanced Cyclone Systems, S. A.  (Jan. 13, 2015)

Foreword ACS designed and supplied a Hurricane Cyclone System to reduce PM emissions of existing dryer cyclones at Glowood Pellet Plant. The plant occupies a total area of 3.8 hectares and a total investment amounting to 10 M€. Production (100.000 ton/y) is 100% for export, as Portugal consumes under 10% of what it manufactures on a global ...

Asia`s Largest Oil and Gas Company Seeks to Lower its Own Rising Costs

by Energy Recovery Inc  (Jan. 13, 2015)

Growing demand and higher prices for natural gas might seem like good news for Asia’s largest oil & gas company. But for giant, Sinopec -- the world’s fifth largest company -- significant gas price increases in China also impact the cost of its own gas processing operations. That’s why engineers from the Sinopec Nanjing ...

The leading cause of death in developing countries might surprise you

by Ensia  (Jan. 13, 2015)

What’s the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries? A.  malnutrition and undernutrition B.  tuberculosis, malaria & HIV/AIDS C.  pollution If you guessed “C,” you got it. Exposures to polluted soil, water and air (both household and ambient) killed 8.4 million people in these countries in ...

Global megatrend update 9: Increasingly severe consequences of climate change

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 12, 2015)

In 2010, the EEA produced its first assessment of global megatrends as part of its five-yearly assessment of the European environment’s state, trend and prospects (SOER 2010). In preparation for SOER 2015, the EEA is updating each of the megatrends, providing a more detailed analysis based on the latest data. This publication is one of the ...

A Guide to Gas Detector Tubes. Your Questions Answered

by a1-cbiss  (Jan. 9, 2015)

Gas detector tubes are easy to use, are low cost, and the method is intrinsically safe, allowing it to be deployed in all industries. Because detector tubes don’t require calibration, users see the benefits of this technology over electronic gas detectors due to their ease of ...

Seven Things about Air Pollution Control, You Should Know

by Catalytic Products International (CPI)  (Jan. 8, 2015)

Air pollution control is necessary for healthful environs and well-being. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry states, “Pollution usually refers to the presence of substances that are either present in the environment where it doesn't ...

Toxins Found in E-Waste

by Electronic Recyclers International, Inc (ERI)  (Jan. 5, 2015)

One of the worst effects of a skyrocketing, global e-waste crisis is the risk of toxic contamination for the environment and communities. In fact, delving into the many chemical and heavy metal materials that make up most electronic devices, it seems that toxins and electronics go hand in hand. Though many manufacturers of electronic devices are ...

Oxidizer Service Series

by Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc.  (Jan. 2, 2015)

Thermal and catalytic oxidizer systems represent a significant investment and long-term commitment to environmental compliance. Unfortunately, there is not a set oxidizer maintenance checklist that will work for every vapor combustion device. However, there are four major aspects that all operators should consider when crafting a maintenance plan ...

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