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Air & Climate

How Downdraft Tables Change Your Work Environment

How Downdraft Tables Change Your Work Environment

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, ...


Energy & Renewables

China may be ready to kick coal habit

China may be ready to kick coal habit

There are still doubts. The statistics might be proved wrong. But it looks as if China might be starting to wean itself off its coal consumption habit. China produces and consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. ...


Environmental Management

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

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

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 ...


Health & Safety

40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

31st July 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Also referred to as HSWA or the HSW Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act is the primary legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United ...


Monitoring & Testing

Search the ASTM Website

Search the ASTM Website

A search at the ASTM website for a specific ASTM standard by designation number will return a link for its current version, with additional links for historical versions. This is straightforward, and often just what you need. But, if ...


Soil & Groundwater

Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica. Shale resources are ...


Waste & Recycling

It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

It’s a ‘no’ to Pay-as-you-throw

Axion Director Keith Freegard, recently spoke to Local Authority Waste and Recycling arguing against a Pay-as you-Throw scheme suggesting an element of ‘punishment’ could be counter-productive in increasing recycling rates. In ...


Water & Wastewater

Development of a compact, cost effective, and energy efficient biofilm reactor for wastewater treatment and effluent reuse

Development of a compact, cost effective, and energy efficient biofilm reactor for wastewater treatment and effluent reuse

Abstract The CFIC (Continuous Flow Intermittent Cleaning) biofilm reactor has been developed. It contains highly packed biofilm carriers to a degree that little movement of the carriers occurs in the reactor during normal operation. The ...


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