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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Green Construction Board Multi-stakeholder engagement - Case Study

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

Consulting the construction industry on the future of green construction. 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 ...

Plant area monitoring at Krško

by Saphymo GmbH  (Jul. 28, 2014)

Post-Fukushima upgrades at Krško in Slovenia ( 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 ...

BTEX monitor, equal performances to laboratory chromatographs

by Environnement S.A  (Jul. 24, 2014)

Environnement S.A leveraged its technical leadership in this field with an extensive experience, being one of the first companies creating its first BTEX analyser almost 20 years ago. The VOC72M third generation of ...

Pollution monitoring in Cement Industry

by Environnement S.A  (Jul. 24, 2014)

The rising use of waste based fuels in the cement industry, both for economic and Environmental objectives, combined with the strengthening of air emission regulations around the world is pushing many operators to face a wider list of pollutants to monitor this, with associated costs. The design of appropriate solutions meeting local regulation is ...

Avoid common mistakes when buying a decibel meter

by Pulsar Instruments plc  (Jul. 23, 2014)

Why it pays to avoid quick fix solutions when it comes to noise monitoring Whether you run or own a construction site, a metal cutting workshop or an open cast mine, as an employer of a noisy working environment, you must ensure that the hearing of the employees you are responsible for is protected. In the UK The Control of Noise ...

Noise in the printing industry: Safeguarding the hearing of workers

by Pulsar Instruments plc  (Jul. 22, 2014)

Why failing to monitor noise levels could open your company to lawsuits Noise at work might be synonymous with construction and manufacturing industries but it can also be a significant problem in the printing trade. Failing to monitor and control noise levels in the printing industry can result in workers suffering from ...

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