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Odour Control In Sewage Treatment Plants - Case Study

by Bioconservacion SA  (Jul. 21, 2015)

Controlling the emission of unpleasant smells in sewage treatment plants is a priority objective for plant managers in ensuring the welfare of their workers and minimising the impact of such facilities on the surrounding area. Bioconservacion has the solution for dealing with the emission 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 ...

Pumped hydro storage softens blow of wind imbalance penalties

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Jul. 6, 2015)

Quarry Battery is developer of the £160 million ($249.2 million) Glyn Rhonwy pumped hydro facility in Wales which will be the UK’s first grid-scale electricity storage facility for decades. The facility will produce nearly 50 MW of electricity using pumped hydro technology. As more fossil fuel-fired generation is taken offline and ...

Carbon Asset Risk: A Review of Progress and Opportunities

by Ceres  (Jul. 2, 2015)

The concept of carbon asset risk – that the world’s fossil fuel companies hold at least three times more oil, gas and coal reserves than can realistically be burned in order to avoid potentially catastrophic climate warming – has risen to the forefront as Wall Street analysts, investors, regulators and governments increasingly ...

Pushing the Limits of Reengineering

by Sulzer Ltd  (Jul. 7, 2015)

Cutting-edge turbine technology enables more efficient and cleaner power generation. However, the service of advanced gas turbines is challenging—especially when parts need to be replaced. The example of a blade replacement project shows how Sulzer establishes innovative reengineering processes and contributes to a secure energy supply that ...

Monitoring network for Scottish ports - Case Studies

by OTT Hydromet  (Jul. 2, 2015)

Historically, ferry masters operating off the west coast of Scotland would have to sail to a port and on arrival visually assess the weather and tide conditions before deciding whether safe berthing alongside the pier or quayside would be possible. This wastes time and fuel, and can causes immense frustration among passengers, who may see ferries ...

The search for sustainable plastics

by Ensia  (Jul. 29, 2015)

As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a ...

Professionalism in waste management

by The Initiates Limited, (TIL)  (Mar. 17, 2007)

It is difficult to discuss the absence of professionalism in waste management after all; archaeologists have used waste to discover ancient human settlements. This implies that waste existed with man and it is evidently a measure of human imperfection. It therefore means that waste existence could be dated back to the time when man lost its ...

E-waste management

by Eco Recycling Ltd  (Oct. 31, 2008)

CO2 or CFC gases are hazardous and usually found more in electrical items like refrigerator, air-conditioners, freezers, etc than in electronic equipment. These bulky items or white goods do not level down to electronic waste recyclers but mostly happens to end at the local kabadiwallas. The kabadiwalas are one of the strong supply management ...

Information on Waste Management Practices

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 1, 1999)

The European Topic Centre on Waste (ETC/W) has prepared this technical report on the design of catalogues on waste management and waste minimisation. During the initial stages of the work, it became evident that basic work related to data, structure and definition of common code-lists was necessary to ensure that the catalogues, at a later stage, ...

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