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Europe ‘s E-waste Failure – Only a Third of Electronic Waste Managed Correctly

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 6, 2015)

Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive 2-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market. The European Union-funded project, Countering WEEE (waste electrical and electronic ...

Measuring gases in AD and landfill – Which is the right product for your application?

by Geotech - a subsidiary of LANDTEC  (Sep. 25, 2015)

With over 30 years' experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech's product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental ...

How to avoid another Tianjin disaster?

by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)  (Sep. 14, 2015)

The massive explosions at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, on 12 August, which have reportedly killed 139 people, with 34 persons still missing, over 700 injured, 6,000 displaced and the homes of another 17,000 damaged, are a deeply tragic reminder of the permanent need to reinforce safety at industrial sites containing hazardous materials. ...

Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

by SGS  (Sep. 1, 2015)

In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a group of chemical companies subjected to compensation demands for about US$26 million (1). China is supporting ...

Chromium toxicity

by Valahia University  (Aug. 17, 2007)

Chromium, in the form of unidentified chromium compounds, occurs naturally in the earth’s crust and is widely distributed in air, water, soil, and food. Chromium (3+) is an essential trace element in humans. The general population is exposed to some chromium (6+) compounds, but the levels of exposure vary. Environmental exposure specifically to ...

Assessment of toxicity of solid waste in landfill dumpsite by the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 2, 2014)

The concentrations of Pb, Cd, Cr, Sb, Fe, Zn, Ca, Cu, Ag, Ba and Hg, present in solid wastes of Pallavaram municipality landfill dumpsite located in Chennai were determined and their toxicity was assessed using the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The TCLP method is a ...

Eco-toxicity of oily wastes containing TENORM

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 5, 2014)

Oily wastes are considered as one of the most hazardous waste types. Additionally to petroleum components, they can contain radioactive elements. This study aimed to estimate the toxicity of four raw and two treated waste samples obtained from petroleum production yard. Eight elutriate bioassays using plants ( Raphanus sativus and algae ...

Plasma Methods for Technology Processing of Toxical Industrial Wastes

Experimental study of thermal neutralization of some toxic chlorine and bromine industrial wastes, as well as of pesticides with a expired term of validity was carried out in the three-jet plasma reactor . Different physical-chemical methods were used for analysis of products of waste processing. It was shown that plasma technology provides ...

Toxic and Hazardous Materials in Electronics

by Five Winds International L.P.  (Jan. 1, 2002)

Untitled Document Introduction In October 2000 Environment Canada released a report called Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications (Telecom) ...

The environmental pyramid: a new way to deal with solid toxic waste

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 4, 2008)

Our society produces large volumes of solid waste, including toxic chemical waste. For toxic solids, the current disposal practice is to dump them into isolated, lined pits, and cover them with a water-impermeable layer with a soil layer on top. Such waste deposits require 'eternal' control and monitoring, because they eventually do leak, ...

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