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Hey, America: It’s time to talk about the price of water

by Ensia  (Oct. 6, 2014)

Recent woes have drawn unprecedented attention to the worth of fresh, clean water. Can it change the way we pay for the world’s most undervalued resource? This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud ...

Future outflows of toxic material from end–of–life computers in India

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

This paper presents an approach to estimate the number of obsolete desktop and notebook computers and the quantity of various toxic components to be generated from these computers in the next ten to 15 years in India. This study indicates that with favourable government policies it will take 30 years more to achieve a computer penetration rate of ...

Is Waste Going to be Our Apocalypse Without a Noah’s Ark to Save Us?

by ABCOV Companies  (Jun. 19, 2014)

Human beings have been dumping waste in water, including the ocean, since before the Agricultural Age. The Industrial Age brought with it new materials to dump, chemical wastes and by-products. Some materials are dumped into rivers and find their way to the ocean by running downstream. Other materials are dumped directly into the ocean from ...

One Billion Devices

by Ensia  (Aug. 13, 2014)

Increasing standards of living mean more — literally hundreds of millions more — computers, cell phones and other electronic devices are being deployed in developing nations. But what happens when these hot new devices are no longer wanted? Researchers from two institutions in India — the PEC University of Technology in ...

Divestiture is nothing but a distraction

by Ensia  (Oct. 20, 2014)

Feel-good measures that have no effect on actual greenhouse-gas production are a diversion from the critical actions we must take before it is too late. As a college president and chemist, I have worked throughout my career in areas connected to climate change. As an educator, I have written chemistry textbooks and regularly teach courses in which ...

Car Engines Air Filters. A Useful Ambient Air Sampler and/or a Possible Hazardous Waste?

by NILU - The Norwegian Institute for Air Research  (May 14, 2014)

Car-engine air filters (CAFs) have been recently used as inexpensive alternative air sampling media for hydrophobic organic compounds such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans and also for heavy metals. This “active-passive” sampling methodology is a promising way for urban air monitoring, ...

Cleaning Up With Rent-a-Chemical

by Ensia  (Sep. 15, 2014)

Lease programs are emerging as a safer, more environmentally friendly way to manage chemicals. Imagine if instead of making a list, buying groceries and sometimes running out of milk or ending up with spoiled food in the fridge, you engaged a company that helped analyze exactly how much food your household uses each week based on the meals cooked ...

Waste Management Solutions for Business

by Environmental Services by Daniel L. Theobald  (Jan. 12, 2014)

How to win the race for everyone Waste Management Solutions for Business Industry will always lead the way in the adaptation of new technology, and especially the technology of conservation. This is not necessarily for any ideological reason, but because the people who manage water use better understand the economic incentives for adopting new ...

Understanding price and cost of hazardous wastes

by ABCOV Companies  (Dec. 16, 2013)

The first line of defense for companies is they don't have any hazardous, toxic or regulated wastes. And if they do, it is minimal, gets cleaned up and sent to a safe landfill (if there is such a thing). So they believe they are safe. You may be safe, but our environment is not and our children for sure are not and your future stockholders ...

Major waste management company and cbio combine resources, to resolve a breach of ammonia consent, in a large wastewater treatment plant case study

by Cleveland Biotech Ltd  (May 29, 2014)

The WWTP itself is located in the East Midlands, and treats dairy waste from a large processing plant, treating c1,500m3 of effluent per day. On 30th July the ammonia (NH3) levels in the permeate from the MBR at the plant began to increase. The effluent plant discharges to a river and as such, the consent limit is stipulated by the Environment ...

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