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Environmental Noise

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 1, 1996)

Introduction The ability to hear sounds is a sensory function vital for human survival and communication. However, not all sounds are wanted. 'Unwanted sounds', for which the term 'noise' is normally used, often have their origin in human activities (mainly transport, industry and households). This article addresses environmental noise ­ also ...

Sustainable desalination: environmental approaches

by IDE Technologies  (Jun. 24, 2015)

Abstract The environmental issues of possible concern during construction and operation of desalination plants (mainly large-scale facilities) include impacts that are common to many coastal development projects (e.g. land use and aesthetic impacts), as well as specific impacts associated with the elements of the desalination system and auxiliary ...

Environmental Noise (Booklet)

by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S  (Mar. 14, 2006)

About this booklet This booklet deals with environmental noise − for example, noise from industrial sites, road and rail traffic, airports and fairgrounds. It does not cover related issues such as building acoustics, building vibration or domestic noise. Neither does it cover human response to vibration nor industrial uses of ...

Eionet priority data flows, May 2014 - April 2015

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jul. 6, 2015)

Overall approach for scoring The evaluation of the overall country performance is based on simple scoring rules: for each data flow, the maximum score is 3 points and the minimum score is – 1 point (see the detailed evaluation criteria on pages 8–17 in this report). Scores from all priority data flow areas are summed up for each ...

Continuous noise monitoring for environmental application

by Cirrus Research plc  (Jun. 1, 2008)

The increasing awareness of the public of environmental issues such as CO2 emissions, carbon footprints and waste recycling has brought the issue of environmental noise to the fore. Many of the demands of modern society result in the creation of noise sources such as larger airports, additional power stations and higher road traffic levels. In ...

Integrated noise calculation and evaluation according to the EU directive on environmental noise

by SoundPLAN International LLC  (Nov. 11, 2009)

The model data for acoustic calculations already contains essential characteristics for more in depth evaluation of the results (i.e. building heights, number of storeys, or ground space per storey). With additional information such as building usage and number of inhabitants, the evaluation and graphical representation of the results can be ...

Quality Assurance of Environmental Noise Calculation Methods in Software

by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S  (Nov. 1, 2006)

When determining the uncertainty of an environmental noise calculation result, assessment of the quality of the implementation of the method used in the software is required. Here, Nordtest Method Framework for the Verification of Environmental Noise Calculation Software ACOU107 (2001) may prove useful. Although developed for Nordic calculation it ...

Even Better Environmental Noise - Calculation Software

by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S  (Nov. 2, 2007)

Brüel & Kjær’s Prediction Partnership now moves into a new phase with the founding of Softnoise. To celebrate this, we release new versions of the software. Softnoise Originally, Predictor™ Type 7810 was developed solely by DGMR, and Stapelfeldt developed Lima™ Type 7812. Now, DGMR and Stapelfeldt have created a common company, Softnoise, to ...

Current Trends in Environmental Noise Monitoring in Europe

by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S  (Jan. 1, 2005)

Introduction This paper briefly describes the state of the art of environmental noise monitoring development in Europe, including the needs, standards, legislation, data, technology, techniques and tools. This paper will concentrate on the following areas: • How Imagine and the development of ISO 20906 and ISO 1996 affect noise ...

Current Trends in Environmental Noise Calculation Software in Europe

by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S  (Jan. 1, 2005)

Introduction This paper briefly describes the state of the art of development of environmental noise calculation software in Europe, concentrated on the following areas: • The Harmonoise and Imagine projects and the Good Practice Guide on Strategic Noise Mapping • The role of combining measurements and calculations for more flexible ...

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