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Air quality assessment in the EU: room for improvement?

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jun. 16, 2016)

Different modelling approaches are used to design and assess air quality plans across Europe. This study assessed the strengths and weaknesses of these different approaches. The researchers conclude that a large variety of models is in use, without a preferred or standard model having emerged yet. They identify integrating local-scale and ...

Warehouse Optimization: Balancing Equipment Performance and Worker Safety Through Emissions Measurements and Air Quality Monitoring

by E Instruments International, LLC  (Jun. 10, 2016)

Successful warehouse functionality is dependent on both maximizing equipment performance and providing a safe and healthy environment for workers that encourages productivity. However, these two factors are often at odds with each other as warehouse equipment such as forklifts, burnishers and delivery trucks emit toxic gases that can have the ...

Pollution

by Dnasoft  (Jul. 26, 2010)

Pollution can take many forms. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the ground where we grow our food, and even the increasing noise we hear every day--all contribute to health problems and a lower quality of life. Find out about the environment ...

Odor treatment in a ventilation shaft of a sewage tunnel

by Bioconservacion SA  (Jun. 20, 2016)

Bioconservacion’s distributor for municipal biogas and odor applications in Turkey, Biotek Ltd, has recently won a tender for Izmir’s municipal authority IZSU to supply equipment and media for odor abatement coming from a ventilation shaft of a sewage tunnel. These shafts, also known as airshafts or vent shafts, are ...

ARCO Chemical Case Study

by Pollution Control Products Co.  (Jun. 28, 2016)

Custom Designed Furnace Reclaims $100,000 Condenser PCPC burn-off oven removed 4,240 lbs. of styrene polymer in compliance with local environmental laws. The Problem: ARCO Chemical Company's Beaver Valley plant in Monaca, PA, a manufacturer of styrene-based plastics, was experiencing severe problems and expense with the periodic cleaning of ...

NASA campaign KORUS-AQ: IONICON PTR-TOF to monitor VOCs above Korea

by Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.  (Jun. 20, 2016)

Team of the University of Innsbruck and an IONICON PTR-TOFMS aboard NASA research aircraft An international team coordinated by NASA has recently investigated air pollution over the Korean peninsula. Two of IONICON’s PTR-TOFMS instruments were used to monitor volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in real-time aboard NASA’s DC-8 Flying ...

Are incineration and landfills the answer to save us from the recycling crisis?

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jun. 22, 2016)

For plastic recycling, this year hasn’t exactly been one of the best – what is to blame? Oil. Shockingly, it actually costs more to recycle old plastic than it does to make new in many ways. Petroleum prices have fallen so low, as low as 70% below the level in June 2014. This may be great for some – however with it has fallen ...

A chance to drive hazardous waste policy

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Jun. 6, 2016)

The proliferation of energy-from-waste (EfW) power plants is making a significant contribution to the UK’s efforts to end its reliance on harmful fossil fuels. But while EfW plants provide a solution to municipal waste, they also produce a low amount of hazardous waste in the form of air pollution control residue (APCr). Despite numerous ...

Precipitator Solves Dryer Problem

by PPC Air Pollution Control Systems  (Jun. 24, 2016)

Plum Creek Manufacturing, Columbia Falls, Montana, installed a PPC Industries electrostatic precipitator to solve a direct fired dryer dust plugging problem. The electrostatic precipitator was installed in a very congested area and the project had to be done so the dryer was off-line a minimal amount of time. Plum Creek personnel relocated ...

Transboundary air pollution research

by NILU - The Norwegian Institute for Air Research  (Mar. 6, 2001)

No other research institution in Norway has been paid off so well in EU's fifth framework programme as the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). 'Norway is of no importance to the Europeans', this is the opinion of Director Øystein Hov. 'It's no use promoting Norwegian special points of view in the ...

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