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AVA Technology for Hazardous Waste Treatment - Case Study

by AVA - Huep GmbH u. Co. KG  (Nov. 27, 2015)

AVA has developed systems for pre-treating hazardous waste prior to incineration, which leads to higher throughput performance in combination with lower construction and maintenance costs and additional low pollution emissions, in comparison to conventional techniques. The system is based on the principal that constant gross calorific values and ...

Different emission estimates produced by EU bodies/institutions

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 27, 2015)

EU GHG inventory submission to UNFCCC (EEA and DG Climate Action) The European Union (EU), as a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reports annually on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the years 1990 to X-2 (i.e. two years before the current year1) and within the area covered by its Member States. The ...

Global growth in CO2 emissions almost stalled in 2014

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Nov. 25, 2015)

In 2014, the growth in global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production slowed down to only 0.5% compared to 2013, while the world’s economy grew by 3%, showing a partial decoupling of CO2 emissions and economic growth. China and the United States increased their emissions by 0.9%. In the European Union, ...

Groundwater: Low-flow Purging and Sampling

by Geotech  (Nov. 24, 2015)

Significant timesavings, improved sample process integrity, quality assurance and minimal quantities of potentially contaminated purge water to manage - are attractive as the focus on groundwater quality sharpens and economics demand best cost-benefit based methods Water has become a vitally important resource.  Maintaining its quality and ...

High Tech Research Centre - Case Study

by Inteliair Ltd  (Nov. 19, 2015)

The UK’s new High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) has been designed to provide the UK with world-leading R&D capabilities in investment casting – and to tackle the dust extraction and fume extraction challenges these processes involve, both today and in the future, Western Air Ducts has designed and installed a complete, ...

Industrial hygiene assessment of a large chemical manufacturing facility – Case Study

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 18, 2015)

Challenge: Antea®Group was contracted by a large international chemical manufacturing organization to provide a plant-wide industrial hygiene assessment of chemical and noise exposures within their facility. The overall objective of the project was to evaluate worker exposures, compare results as to compliance with applicable regulations and ...

Envisioning and co-designing a sustainable future for African cities

by Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd.  (Nov. 17, 2015)

It was with the powerful phrase in mind: “What if the only way to predict the future is to design it,” that Jeff Robinson, Aurecon’s Sustainable Buildings Group Leader, presented at the Green Building Council South Africa’s annual convention as one of the event’s innovation speakers. ...

Evaluating Long-Lived Policies When Our Desires Change

by Resources for the Future (RFF)  (Nov. 16, 2015)

The strength of our environmental desires is of central importance to developing efficient and effective environmental policies. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be hosting a conversation that explores whether environmental desires are changing and what that means for environmental economics and policy. This is the ninth post of eleven in ...

Coal phase out case study: What Alberta can learn from Washington State

by Green Energy Futures  (Nov. 16, 2015)

How Bruce Nilles and the Sierra Club cleaned up Washington state Renewable energy made up half of all the new power plantsconstructed in the world in 2014. That’s an incredible number made all the better when you think of what these plants are ...

Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing: The Growth Progress and Need for Safety Monitors

by PureAire Monitoring Systems, Inc  (Nov. 13, 2015)

Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing: The Growth Progress and Need for Safety Monitors 3D printing is officially skyrocketing, with industrial applications in medical, biotech, aerospace, defense, and consumer electronics industries growing daily. At the heart of this acceleration is the additive manufacturing or AM process, which ...

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