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Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions

by Pulsar Instruments plc  (Sep. 22, 2014)

Controlling Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions Pulsar Instruments are the experts when it comes to noise at work measurement. The company was formed 45 years ago and, over the years, the team has answered numerous phone calls or met new and existing customers at Trade shows, professional meetings or in their place of work to answer their ...

Is The `Beep` Noise Pollution?

by Cirrus Research plc  (Sep. 11, 2014)

It is rare these days that you can be somewhere without noise pollution intruding on some level. Many natural noises may be welcome; a dawn chorus or waves breaking on the beach, but when it comes to man-made decibels it’s a different matter. Never mind the sounds of cars, ring tones and other noises that we take for granted, have you ever ...

El Niño/La Niña Update: Current Situation and outlook

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Sep. 8, 2014)

Despite warming of the Tropical Pacific Ocean up until June, the overlaying atmosphere largely failed to respond. As a result, ocean temperature anomalies along the equator have decreased over the past two months. Changes in the wind patterns in early-August brought some weak re-warming, but winds have now returned to near normal in the western ...

Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, & the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

by BIOFerm™ Energy Systems  (Aug. 27, 2014)

An internet search for manure-related spills can lead to an exhausting list of news articles and images of catastrophic environmental damage. In Wisconsin alone, the ...

Developing a forest naturalness indicator for Europe - Concept and methodology for a high nature value (HNV) forest indicator

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

Background In Europe, forests cover around 40 % of the land area (190 million ha), making Europe one of the most forest-rich regions in the world. Forests are important habitats for many species of wildlife. Yet, forestry can also have negative impacts on biodiversity as unsustainable forest operations can lead to forest degradation and loss of ...

Measuring occupational noise levels at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival - Case Study

by Cirrus Research plc  (Aug. 28, 2014)

Noise measurement specialist Richard Wilson of the The Event Safety Shop, along with a number of colleagues, measured and monitored occupational noise levels at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival to ensure that the noise exposure of festival staff and concession workers was in-line with the Noise at Work Regulations. To carry out the measurements, ...

Comparing TGA, FTIR and fixed filter infrared analyzers for measuring soot levels in in-service lubricants

by Wilks - A Spectro Scientific Company  (Apr. 22, 2014)

Measuring soot in diesel engine oil has become more important as soot levels get higher due to exhaust gas recirculation. As soot isone of the key indicators for the condition of the oil, diesel engine maintenance programs performing regular soot checks can realize cost savings by extending drain periods and reducing used oil disposal. TGA ...

Digest of EEA indicators 2014

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 2, 2014)

Environmental indicators are essential tools for assessing environmental trends, tracking progress against objectives and targets, evaluating the effectiveness of policies and communicating complex phenomena to non-technical audiences. The last guide to European Environment Agency (EEA) indicators, published in 2005, focused on the Core Set of ...

Ecotoxicity of benzo[a]pyrene assessed by soil microbial indicators

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Jul. 9, 2014)

The ecotoxicity of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) to soil microorganisms was evaluated using the following microbial indicators: soil microbial biomass, respiration, nitrification, and Shannon index. Two soil types, udic ferrosols and aquic cambisols, were amended with 0 mg/kg, 1 mg/kg, 10 mg/kg, 100 mg/kg, 500 mg/kg, or 1000 mg/kg BaP; incubated at ...

Avoid common mistakes when buying a decibel meter

by Pulsar Instruments plc  (Jul. 23, 2014)

Why it pays to avoid quick fix solutions when it comes to noise monitoring Whether you run or own a construction site, a metal cutting workshop or an open cast mine, as an employer of a noisy working environment, you must ensure that the hearing of the employees you are responsible for is protected. In the UK The Control of Noise ...

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