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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 ...

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 ...

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

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Oct. 30, 2014)

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 emissions and climate change. But there’s one problem: Despite a network of ...

From Wastewater Treatment to Sweet Pineapples

by Sulzer Ltd  (Nov. 5, 2014)

In wastewater treatment, ammonia that is removed from sewage used to be discharged directly to the atmosphere. Nowadays, studies have identified that ammonia emissions are of major concern to air quality. This has led to a new way of thinking. Sulzer offers modern closed-air-loop systems for wastewater treatment that transform ammonia into a ...

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 ...

Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2013

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 28, 2014)

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 change and forestry (LULUCF), and all gases). These estimates are also referred to as approximated ('proxy') ...

Compliance Issues Facing Midstream Production - Case Study

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

It’s in the news every day; the natural gas production industry is experiencing record growth. The gas reserves in the United States are thought to hold enough natural gas for hundreds of years and the gas and oil industry has improved extraction techniques that make gas production more affordable and less impactful on the landscape. This is ...

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 ...

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