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How to communicate the risks of population growth?

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 13, 2014)

We need a better understanding of how the public perceive the risks of population growth, a new discussion paper argues. Research into public perceptions of the environmental and social challenges of population growth could guide behavioural-change communications to help limit growth and manage the difficulties. Specific communication issues ...

BM Respirometry benefits for activated sludge process management, research and training

by SURCIS, S.L.  (Nov. 19, 2014)

A biological process controlled by non-biological measurements? All treatment plant efficiencies are geared to the waste that they receive. The microorganisms found in the waste need food and oxygen to survive, the food is provided as soluble organic carbon in the waste stream and the oxygen is obtained through the aeration process in the ...

Question of the Month: What are the benefits of producing your own dry ice?

by IceTech A/S  (Nov. 3, 2014)

Every year thousands of temperature sensitive shipments are wasted due to broken cold chains. When it comes to these deliveries sustaining an efficient cold chain strategy is essential. The best way to make sure the shipment temperature is maintained is to protect it with a plan that allows for more control. The best way to gain flexibility with ...

Solid waste management project in the building industry: analysing existing proposals

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 25, 2014)

Construction waste (CW) has become a world concern resulting in different problems associated with its massive production and inappropriate disposal. As a result, there are negative impacts on environmental and social issues in urban areas. Therefore it is of utmost importance that firms develop building industry solid waste management projects ...

Cost savings for Healthcare Estates delivered through improved waste management

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Sep. 23, 2014)

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest White Paper for the Healthcare Sector. The whitepaper “Cost savings for healthcare estates delivered through improved waste management“ seeks to educate FM and Estates Directors of the savings that are available through improved waste management. Click ...

Managing Global EHS Compliance case study

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Challenge: Facing the challenges of operating in an international regulatory environment, a global technology company was seeking a consultant to manage its EHS compliance program across 40 countries located throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Program objectives included ensuring compliance with local EHS ...

Waste treatment biogas plant Wallingford (UK) 2.4 MW- case study

by bwe biogas-weser-ems GmbH & Co. KG  (Oct. 22, 2014)

Waste Treatment Reference Plant – Wallingford Description of project: AD Plant for treatment of organic waste and animal byproducts with an installed electrical power of 2.4 MW Type of Plant: AD-BT Total aggregate input capacity (waste): 70.000t/year Location of Project: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom Date of Completion 2012 ...

Customization of Vapor Intrusion Control Solutions

by Environmental Waste Management Associates LLC (EWMA)  (Oct. 2, 2014)

This is an exciting time in the development of the vapor intrusion control industry.  Significant increases in practitioner skill level and experience and the increased availability of specialized products have resulted in many innovative and customized solutions for addressing the vapor intrusion needs of developers, businesspeople, and ...

Orientation to the application of economic instruments in industrial solid waste management – a case study in Ho Chi Minh City

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 2, 2014)

Based on world experience of applying economic instruments ( EIs ) in solid waste management ( SWM ), by consensus and desk review methods, the research had identified corresponding weights of 09 criteria for selection of EIs in SWM and priority orders. Accordingly, a feasible EIs system was proposed in Ho Chi Minh ...

Quality means money in shredding C&D and Industrial waste for RDF production

by Tana Oy  (Oct. 10, 2014)

A typical challenge in turning Construction and Demolition waste (C&D) and Industrial waste into high grade Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) is that elastic and stringy materials wrap around the rotor of the shredder. This causes hours of maintenance downtime weekly and has immediate effect on productivity. When using TANA Shark this has not been an ...

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