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Air & Climate

Catching air - Jimmy Gasore is working on Africa’s first high-frequency climate observatory in his native Rwanda.

Catching air - Jimmy Gasore is working on Africa’s first high-frequency climate observatory in his native Rwanda.

Original story at MIT News All around the planet, high-frequency climate observatories are collecting atmospheric data around the clock as part of the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE), a 35-year-old project to study ...


Energy & Renewables

Can the Solar Hourglass serve as a CSP landmark?

Can the Solar Hourglass serve as a CSP landmark?

A CSP project proposal has won first place in the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition, but can the design make it beyond paper? By Heba Hashem October was an eventful month for Santiago Muros Cortés. The ...


Environmental Management

Mid-term evaluation report on INSPIRE implementation

Mid-term evaluation report on INSPIRE implementation

The implementation of the INSPIRE Directive across the European Union (EU) has reached the halfway stage with generally positive outcomes. This mid‑term evaluation report looks at the implementation of the directive and its ...


Health & Safety

Investing in Workplace Safety - Before It`s Too Late

Investing in Workplace Safety - Before It`s Too Late

Whether we’re talking about safety violations in retail store like Dollar Tree or an unsafe lab environment at an educational institution like UCLA, health and safety violations in the workplace can have disastrous results for any ...


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

Maintaining neutral pH in deep soils and ground water utilizing insoluble colloidal buffers

Maintaining neutral pH in deep soils and ground water utilizing insoluble colloidal buffers

ABSTRACT: Optimal pH for most biodegradation processes falls between 6.5 and 8.5. Enhanced bioremediation in poorly buffered soils and ground water is likely to lower pH below 6.5 as the added electron donor produces carbon dioxide and or ...


Waste & Recycling

Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

Forgetting your mobile phone can be a real pain, playing on your mind during the day. Then as you think you can feel your phone vibrating in your pocket and you come to realise how dependent we are on our gadgets. Electrical equipment has ...


Water & Wastewater

Ten Commandments of TSS Treatment

Ten Commandments of TSS Treatment

Wastewater managers and operators are tasked with the goal of removing as much Toatl Suspended Solids or TSS as possible from the wastewater stream at lowest possible cost.  This removal may be necessary to meet regulatory ...


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