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Costs of air pollution from European industrial facilities – an updated assessment

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 25, 2014)

In 2011, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a first assessment of the costs of air pollution caused by European industrial facilities. The report Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe (EEA, 2011) applied a simplified modelling approach to assess the damage costs to health and the environment in ...

Airparif uses Isatis to process 11 million+ mesh grids and generate daily air quality maps - Case Study

by GEOVARIANCES  (Nov. 25, 2014)

Isatis has been part of Airparif data processing workflow for 10+ years. The software is used daily to gather data and map air pollution over Paris area. The facts Airparif is part of the French AASQA network (“Associations Agréées de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air”). The AASQA are a French non-profit ...

Haiti Sustainable Energy Roadmap. Harnessing Domestic Energy Resources to Build a Reliable, Affordable, and Climate - Compatible Electricity System

by Worldwatch Institute  (Nov. 25, 2014)

Haiti’s electricity sector stands at a crossroads. Haiti depends on imported petroleum for 85% of its electricity generation, diverting 7 percent of its annual gross domestic product to importing fuel. Still, only 25% of the Haitian population has regular access to electricity, bringing barriers to advances in economic opportunity, health, ...

Air quality in Europe - 2014 report

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 19, 2014)

Despite considerable improvements in the past decades, Europe is still far from achieving levels of air quality that do not pose unacceptable risks to humans and the environment. Air pollution is the top environmental risk factor of premature death in Europe; it increases the incidence of a wide range of diseases and has several environmental ...

How to communicate the risks of population growth?

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 13, 2014)

We need a better understanding of how the public perceive the risks of population growth, a new discussion paper argues. Research into public perceptions of the environmental and social challenges of population growth could guide behavioural-change communications to help limit growth and manage the difficulties. Specific communication issues ...

From Wastewater Treatment to Sweet Pineapples

by Sulzer Ltd  (Nov. 5, 2014)

In wastewater treatment, ammonia that is removed from sewage used to be discharged directly to the atmosphere. Nowadays, studies have identified that ammonia emissions are of major concern to air quality. This has led to a new way of thinking. Sulzer offers modern closed-air-loop systems for wastewater treatment that transform ammonia into a ...

Climate Change 2014; Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) - The Synthesis Report (SYR) Longer Report

by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  (Nov. 2, 2014)

The Synthesis Report (SYR) of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides an overview of the state of knowledge concerning the science of climate change, emphasizing new results since the publication of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 (AR4). The SYR synthesizes the main findings of the AR5 (IPCC) based on contributions from Working ...

Air Rule for Cement Kilns Requires 92 Percent Cut in Mercury Emissions

by Ohio Lumex Co., Inc.  (Nov. 1, 2014)

Portland cement kilns will be required to reduce emissions of mercury by 92 percent as part of an Environmental Protection Agency final rule announced Aug. 9 that imposes controls for several toxic pollutants. Although most of the emissions standards in the final rule are less stringent than what the agency had proposed in 2009, the cement ...

The Reality and Implications of SSM and NESHAPs

by All4 Inc.  (Oct. 31, 2014)

In this edition of ALL4's 4 The Record newsletter, The Reality and Implications of SSM and NESHAPs, Roy R., Eric S., and Mark W. discuss the recent changes to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rule and how that applies to facilities.  The article takes you through what NESHAPs means for compliance during ...

Measuring total organic carbon in wastewater

by LAR Process Analysers AG  (Oct. 31, 2014)

The continuous TOC analysis of industrial waste water is known to be problematic especially, when the TOC analyser is used as a spill monitor for heavily polluted waste water containing a high-load of particles. Thus, most operators require analysers that enable accurate TOC (total organic carbon) measurements. But do they really get those? Common ...

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