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Air & Climate

Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2013

Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2013

Objective of the report This report provides estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) and its Member States for the year 2013, covering the full GHG inventory (all sectors, except land use, land‑use ...


Energy & Renewables

Winning the Future: Grand Ronde Solar Projects Reduce Pollution, Cut Costs

Winning the Future: Grand Ronde Solar Projects Reduce Pollution, Cut Costs

Challenge: Situated on nearly 12,000 acres in the heart of Western Oregon’s scenic coastal range, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon has a strong connection to the earth and nature and a ...


Environmental Management

How to communicate the risks of population growth?

How to communicate the risks of population growth?

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 ...


Health & Safety

Three Steps to Removing Cognitive Bias from Safety Decisions

Three Steps to Removing Cognitive Bias from Safety Decisions

Why do good leaders sometimes make bad decisions? The answer has to do with the remarkably complex human brain. Every day, the typical person makes somewhere between 2,000 and 10,000 decisions. Unable to cope with all the detail of each ...


Monitoring & Testing

What’s the difference between free and total chlorine?

What’s the difference between free and total chlorine?

The element Chlorine exists as a gas Cl2, when this is mixed with water it forms hypochlorous acid (HOCl) which is the disinfecting agent; Cl2 + H2O HCl + HOCl This HOCl can partly disassociate to form the hypochlorite ion OCl-; HOCl H+ ...


Soil & Groundwater

Sediment Spill Monitoring from Dredging, using the SediMeter

Sediment Spill Monitoring from Dredging, using the SediMeter

Strategies for sediment spill monitoring and siltation measurements. The SediMeter allows a gradual increase in the equipment investment as conditions merit, from a single stand-alone logger, to a real-time monitoring network in which all ...


Waste & Recycling

Dense medium separation ideal for processing SR and Zorba

Dense medium separation ideal for processing SR and Zorba

Designed, engineered and manufactured by Belgium-based Galloo Recycling Solutions (GRS), the GRS Dense Medium Separator uses dense medium drums specifically designed for highly precise separation of plastics from non-ferrous metals. This ...


Water & Wastewater

Car Wash Wastewater Treatment - Case Study

Car Wash Wastewater Treatment - Case Study

Wastewater Treatment Plant, Robina Car Wash, Qld Case Study: Car Wash WWTP Client: Robina Car Wash Year: 2012 Capacity: 800 l/h BACKGROUND Car washes use very little potable (mains drinking) water by using fine nozzles and high ...


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