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Climate and economy fan flames in Spain

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 21, 2014)

Climate change is gradually turning Spain into a fire zone – but it’s also the change in the economic climate that is inflaming the situation. A research group reports in the journal Environmental Science and Policy that a mix of factors is ...

Peat restoration – the key solution for large peat-fires in Russia - Case Study

by Wetlands International  (Aug. 23, 2014)

Thanks to an active and laborious fire-fighting operation the recent peat and forest fires in Tver Province were localised and the region was saved from events becoming as dramatic as in 2010 when dense smoke haze covered the city of Moscow for weeks. Still, the ...

The city blueprint: experiences with the implementation of 24 indicators to assess the sustainability of the urban water cycle

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 19, 2014)

A set of indicators, i.e. the city blueprint, has been developed to assess the sustainability of the water cycle (SWC). The city blueprint comprises a set of 24 dedicated indicators divided over eight categories, i.e. water security, water quality, drinking water, sanitation, infrastructure, climate robustness, biodiversity and attractiveness and ...

Green Construction Board Multi-stakeholder engagement - Case Study

by IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd  (Aug. 21, 2014)

The client The Green Construction Board (GCB), formed in summer 2011, is a joint government and industry group formed to provide a platform for growth in green construction. It will implement and take forward the Low Carbon Construction Action Plan, published in response to Chief Construction Advisor Paul Morrell’s Innovation and Growth ...

How Downdraft Tables Change Your Work Environment

by ProVent, LLC  (Aug. 26, 2014)

Working with metal and wood results in the release of harmful dust particles into the atmosphere, which is dangerous to the workers’ health. Continuous exposure to these particles means your employees will be breathing in the dust, which can lead to both short and long term health problems. In order to maintain the health and safety of your ...

CEMS: An Overview

by a1-cbiss  (Aug. 20, 2014)

We've written an overview to where CEMS are required, types of site that require CEMS and future requirements. Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems are used to continuously collect, record and report data from industrial process operators that produce emissions to air. CEMS are used as a means to comply with ...

Hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide

by Chemisch Thermische Prozesstechnik GmbH / CTP Air Pollution Control  (Aug. 30, 2014)

Example: Aluminium recycling Similar tasks: Recycling of copper, lead, cink The waste gas in metal recycling usually contains particles (abraded metal, mineral dust), inorganic, acid substances (HF, HCI, SOx) and dioxins (PCDD/F) as well as a whole range of organic substances (unburned hydrocarbons) and carbon monoxide. Particularly, in the ...

Rise in flights will outweigh carbon cuts

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 8, 2014)

The aviation industry insists that it is making only a tiny contribution to global warming, with just 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions coming from its aircraft. The problem is the speed at which aviation itself is growing. One aircraft builder believes the number of planes in service in 2011 will have doubled by 2031. Whatever ...

Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by EPA Method with Headspace Trap GC-MS

by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc  (Aug. 6, 2014)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) refer to a group of easily vapourised organic compounds. Under atmospheric pressure, these compounds boil below 250C. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to the VOCs could increase the risk of various health problems, such as cancer. VOCs are commonly present in gasoline, dry cleaning solvents and ...

Plant area monitoring at Krško

by Saphymo GmbH  (Jul. 28, 2014)

Post-Fukushima upgrades at Krško in Slovenia (www.nek.si) are being implemented in accordance with the requirements of the national regulator and the plant owners. The first phase, including a passive containment vent filtering system and hydrogen recombiners, a new emergency diesel generator, and a protected store of mobile emergency ...

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