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Chlorine Safety and Prevention: How to Protect Yourself from Chlorine Leaks

by PureAire Monitoring Systems, Inc  (May 3, 2016)

While chlorine gas is widely used in swimming pools, water treatment facilities, cleaning products, pharmaceutical products, and in many other industries, the gas is highly toxic when handled improperly. Training your workers on how to safely use chlorine is one part of health and safety best practices; monitoring your workplace for chlorine leaks ...

Amit Kumar and Gregory Stephanopoulos on turning waste gases into biofuels

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (May 2, 2016)

Research conducted by Kumar, along with a team led by Professor Greg Stephanopoulos, looks to the future of emissions reduction and recycling. Original story at MIT News One of the most promising ways to combat carbon emissions is to transform those emissions into ...

Wastewater Treatment Plant - ROPEC - Deodorization Plan Project

by Bioconservacion SA  (Apr. 28, 2016)

Bioconservacion has recently been awarded the supply of high capacity odor elimination media for two deodorization systems in a waste water treatment plant (WWTP) located in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. The Robert O. Pickard Environmental ...

Wastewater Monitoring in Akouedo/Abidjan, Cote d´ Ivoire with Gaiasafe Passive Collectors (PC)

by gaiasafe GmbH  (Apr. 25, 2016)

Abstract Contamination load and distribution of contaminants is shown. Gaiasafe Passive Collectors have been used successfully to determine single compounds out of the contamination load. Furthermore the spreading and biodegradation of contaminants was monitored over a large area in Abidjan. Only a few days after the dumping the chemical waste ...

Gas analysers support management of Swindon fire

by Quantitech Ltd  (Apr. 25, 2016)

The capability to convene a multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents. Arrangements have been made in England to ...

Twelve principles for introducing sustainable energy storage to the electrical grid

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Apr. 22, 2016)

Researchers have provided a set of guidelines to help policymakers, designers and operators develop sustainable solutions for energy-storage systems for electricity grids. The guidelines cover a range of energy-storage technologies and grid-integration options. As societies move towards decarbonising the world’s energy supply and reducing ...

VCU Testing for a Major Pipeline Company - Case Study

by Antea Group - USA  (Apr. 22, 2016)

Challenge Antea Group was contracted by a major pipeline company to complete a performance test of two marine VCUs and a VOC leak quantification of components during loading of marine vessels. The protocol for both of these tests had been developed by a previous consultant and TCEQ had not yet approved protocol. The client recently purchased the ...

Total Exhaust Biosafety Cabinet Upgrade at Research Facility Provides Significant Energy Savings

by The Baker Company  (Apr. 20, 2016)

When Harvard’s Biology Research Infrastructure (BRI) facility opened in 2006, they required four biological safety cabinets to provide primary containment during animal procedures. In the selection process, workspace containment and isolation requirements, operation modes for non-use periods and maintenance, building integration, and the ...

Higher EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets enable greenhouse gas emissions reductions of more than 50% in 2030

by Ecofys  (Apr. 18, 2016)

An assessment of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 associated with a 30% renewable energy target and 30-40% energy efficiency targets. The EU has put forward a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of ‘at least’ 40% by 2030, compared to 1990 emissions levels. Current plans1 are to achieve this by reducing energy demand by at ...

The invisible fine dust

by Dr. Födisch Umweltmesstechnik AG  (Apr. 13, 2016)

Air is lifeblood. Daily we inhale approximately 15.000 liter. Still, the air contains invisible pollutants, which vary in its composition and concentration depending on the location. Especially the respirable particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 µm (PM 2.5) were considered to be particularly dangerous. According to a current study ...

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