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Costs of air pollution from European industrial facilities – an updated assessment

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 25, 2014)

In 2011, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a first assessment of the costs of air pollution caused by European industrial facilities. The report Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe (EEA, 2011) applied a simplified modelling approach to assess the damage costs to health and the environment in ...

Airparif uses Isatis to process 11 million+ mesh grids and generate daily air quality maps - Case Study

by GEOVARIANCES  (Nov. 25, 2014)

Isatis has been part of Airparif data processing workflow for 10+ years. The software is used daily to gather data and map air pollution over Paris area. The facts Airparif is part of the French AASQA network (“Associations Agréées de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air”). The AASQA are a French non-profit ...

Air quality in Europe - 2014 report

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 19, 2014)

Despite considerable improvements in the past decades, Europe is still far from achieving levels of air quality that do not pose unacceptable risks to humans and the environment. Air pollution is the top environmental risk factor of premature death in Europe; it increases the incidence of a wide range of diseases and has several environmental ...

Do environmental regulations harm competitiveness?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Dec. 1, 2014)

Environmental regulations only reduce productivity and employment by a small amount, and can boost economic growth by encouraging innovation by businesses, according to a report published last months by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment ...

The Reality and Implications of SSM and NESHAPs

by All4 Inc.  (Oct. 31, 2014)

In this edition of ALL4's 4 The Record newsletter, The Reality and Implications of SSM and NESHAPs, Roy R., Eric S., and Mark W. discuss the recent changes to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rule and how that applies to facilities.  The article takes you through what NESHAPs means for compliance during ...

Question of the Month: What are the effects of dry ice blasting on the environment?

by IceTech A/S  (Oct. 1, 2014)

Carbon Dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas emitted from human activity. As such it has been considered one of the biggest causes of global warming. Because of this there is a common misconception that utilizing CO2 in its solid form (dry ice) as a cleaning media will harm the environment. However, this is not the case.   Dry ice blasting ...

Air Rule for Cement Kilns Requires 92 Percent Cut in Mercury Emissions

by Ohio Lumex Co., Inc.  (Nov. 1, 2014)

Portland cement kilns will be required to reduce emissions of mercury by 92 percent as part of an Environmental Protection Agency final rule announced Aug. 9 that imposes controls for several toxic pollutants. Although most of the emissions standards in the final rule are less stringent than what the agency had proposed in 2009, the cement ...

Experimental study of the impacts of external disturbances on N2O emission from water to air

by IWA Publishing  (Oct. 29, 2014)

To obtain a comprehensive understanding of nitrous oxide (N2O) emission from water to air, the impacts of external disturbances including wind, stirring and aeration on N2O emissions were investigated by continuously monitoring N2O concentration variations in water. The volumetric mass transfer coefficient of N2O from water to air ...

Petro-Chemical Processor meets National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants case study

by Catalytic Products International (CPI)  (Oct. 27, 2014)

A multitude of chemical and petroleum processing facilities across the country are now faced with having to meet new National Emission Standards for Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing. One specific NESHAP is 40 CFR part 63, subpart FFFF. A facility must be a major source of HAP emissions Process units that: Produce organic chemicals ...

Costs of air pollution from European industrial facilities 2008-2012

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Nov. 25, 2014)

In 2011, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a first assessment of the costs of air pollution caused by European industrial facilities. The report Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe (EEA, 2011) applied a simplified modelling approach to assess the damage costs to health and the environment in ...

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