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The invisible fine dust

by Dr. Födisch Umweltmesstechnik AG  (Apr. 13, 2016)

Air is lifeblood. Daily we inhale approximately 15.000 liter. Still, the air contains invisible pollutants, which vary in its composition and concentration depending on the location. Especially the respirable particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 µm (PM 2.5) were considered to be particularly dangerous. According to a current study ...

Municipal solid waste management

by Jindal power ltd.  (Jun. 5, 2005)

Management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is one of the most basic obligatory functions of the Urban Local Bodies. In most of the cities, however, the standard of waste management needs improvement. The environmental and health hazards caused by the unsanitary conditions in the cities were epitomised by the episode of plague in Surat in 1994. That ...

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, ...

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 ...

Waste management planning in the Maldives

by Sweco Environmental AB - Sweco Group  (Nov. 22, 2010)

The island paradise of the Maldives attracts many tourists every year, but more people means more waste and a greater impact on the environment. Sweco has therefore been chosen by the Maldivan Ministry of Environment to assist in finding a good solution for management of waste on the islands.  In the assignment, Sweco has been given ...

Radioactive waste management in Italy

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 9, 2014)

After a short review of radioactive waste origins and inventories in Italy, the paper deals with the current major challenges that Italy has to cope with to pursue its radioactive waste sustainable management and safe disposal. Site restoration by Sogin of dismissed nuclear installations is part of the waste management challenge. The importance ...

Waste management and environmental protection

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 18, 2009)

The general problem of waste disposal into the environment is reviewed and leads into a discussion of the necessity for the new professional area of waste management to be fostered. This profession would oversee and direct the reduction of waste generation, develop recycling schemes and markets for the utilisation of materials presently wasted, ...

Plastic Waste Management in India

Plastic waste is recycled in India in an “unorganized” way. 60% of the plastic-waste collected and segregated gets recycled back into materials for further processing into consumer products, while the balance is left unutilized. Regulations and legislations are being enforced in two States of India viz. Haryana and Himachal pradesh, while a ...

Integrated Waste Management

The theme of this paper is the integration of the principles of conservation of natural resources and integrated waste processing which can be achieved by implementation of various technologies which are presently available. A list is provided as an attachment. We must first adopt the principle of conservation to reduce the production of liquid ...

EU Focus on Waste Management

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 1, 1999)

 Abstract Some topics are of particular concern to many European citizens. One of these is the worrying increase of waste production. The Community, indeed, generates each year around 2,000 million tonnes of waste. Over 40 million tonnes is classified as hazardous. Over the last six years, the amount of waste generated grew by 10 % a year. ...

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