Air & Climate Articles

  • What is the Paris Climate Change agreement, and what could it mean for the world’s oceans?

    Whilst the Paris Agreement has been praised for its progressive steps towards the unification of the world’s leaders in action against the negative result of anthropogenic activity on the climate, it has also been criticised for its failure to determine legally enforced action as opposed to ‘promises’.Following research which charts the potential impacts of climate ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • NEO Monitors conquers the Quasi-impossible

    China is a world factory powered by its abundant coal resource. China is facing a huge environmental challenge brought together with the fossil-fired power plants. China has therefore been conducting technical retrofit to the engines of its economy, by introducing emission control facilities. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is one of the most widely applied emission control ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • Odour control: A successful experience in sorocaba city – Brazil

    Public concern over odours from sewage treatment facilities have been increasingly significantly in Brazil in recent years due to urban developments around existing plants or construction of new ones. The city of Sorocaba is an example where the expansion of the sewage collection and treatment system has increased and consequently more people have been exposed to bad odours. Due to this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Eastney -  Horsham, West Sussex - Case Study

    Project summary: ERG was contracted by Southern Water to provide increased air extraction and upgraded odour control at the Eastney Headworks site in Portsmouth. Key project data: The upgrade works more than doubled the extracted air flowrate to the odour control unit from 20,700m3/hr to 48,500m3/hr was completed with live sewage flow ...

  • Critical pieces in a big puzzle

    Dynea is one of the world’s leading producers of adhesives for industrial use, particularly for the wood and paper industry, but also for rock wool and glass fibre products. The company has been an important ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • Chemical stress from Fe salts dosing on biological phosphorus and potassium behavior

    In simultaneous precipitation, interaction between chemical and biological P removal could not be ignored. This work investigated effects of ferrous sulfate and Fe precipitates on metabolic behavior of bio-P and its counter cation of potassium. After dosing, mixed liquid suspended solids (MLSS) increased 9%, pH decreased from 7.35 to 7.00, sludge volume index (SVI) decreased, electrical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Micropollutant removal from black water and grey water sludge in a UASB-GAC reactor

    The effect of granular activated carbon (GAC) addition on the removal of diclofenac, ibuprofen, metoprolol, galaxolide and triclosan in a up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor was studied. Prior to the reactor studies, batch experiments indicated that addition of activated carbon to UASB sludge can decrease micropollutant concentrations in both liquid phase and sludge. In continuous ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Spray drying of Ceramic materials - Case Study

    Customer: CNR (National Research Council), ISTEC (Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics), Italy The research activities are addressed towards material and processing innovations, aiming to satisfy the requests from the industrial sectors and from the national scientific and cultural community for various application fields. The center focuses on the development of competency ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • The use of vertical flow constructed wetlands for the treatment of hyper-eutrophic water bodies with dense cyanobacterial blooms

    Eutrophication often leads to the periodic proliferation of harmful cyanobacterial blooms (HCBs), which threaten the sustainability of freshwater ecosystems and lead to serious environmental, health and economic damage. Hence, it is vitally important to take effective measures to manage HCBs and associated problems. In this study, vertical flow constructed wetlands (CWs) were operated under ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Exhaust Products - Case Study

    Project Background High radiant heat emitted from the muffler shell can cause grass browning*, engine vapor lock**, fires and excessive bumper and shroud temperatures.  Muffler temperatures started increasing an engine OEM's created leaner burning engines to meet the EPA Tier 1 Regs issued back in 2001.  The engines continue to become increasingly leaner burning to meet Tier ...

  • Top 10 Industrial Odor Control Stories for 2017

    With 2017 already winding down, now is the ideal time to look back at the biggest industrial odor control stories for the year. From wastewater treatment to solid waste and beyond, eco-friendly odor management has become a priority for organizations looking to be good neighbors and keep their industrial processes fully optimized. Here’s a quick snapshot of the top industrial odor control ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Plant reduces utility expenses with new emission control system - Case Study

    The steadily increasing natural gas prices near the end of 2004 were becoming a substantial operating cost burden on a facility producing automolive painl and coatings and developing coating products. The major consumers of natural gas at this facility were the main system of boilers which supplied steam energy throughout ihe facility and two Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs) which controlled ...

  • U.S. Air Force DOD Project - Case Study

    Environmental Issues Controlling the off-gas from a remediation project, where high concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons are present, can be a difficult if not dangerous process when utilizing internal combustion engines and conventional oxidation technology. In more recent years, the use of high vacuum pumps to accomplish both liquid and gas phase extraction — ...

  • An Introduction to Ventilation Butterfly Valve

    Overview: Ventilation butterfly valve is used in chemical industry, building materials, power plants, glass and other industries in the ventilation, environmental engineering dust or hot air gas pipeline. It acts as a gas medium to regulate and control the flow or shut-off in the pipes. ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • Plastic to crude oil process pyrolysis plant

    Plastic to crude oil process pyrolysis plant can convert the plastic waste to energy, such as plastic pyrolysis crude oil, carbon black and combustible gas. Those products are popular in the market, and they also have a great market value. Plastic to crude oil process pyrolysis plant 1.Put raw materials into ...

  • Selecting the Right Air Quality Monitor

    There are many types of air quality monitors available, but which one is the best choice for measuring gaseous air pollutant concentrations? There are two classes of such air quality monitors: sampling monitors and in-situ monitors (“in-situ” = “in the original position”). Sampling monitors utilises a manifold through which the air to be analysed is pumped. A small air ...


    By Opsis AB

  • The silence of the lambs - Case study

    Helicopters and aircraft In this particular area there were quite a few helicopters and aircraft and these were picked up by the Invictus. “You find these days that developers are being asked for more and more studies or evidence over issues such as environmental noise, particularly in rural locations. Some would seem almost comical but it is becoming more the norm to meet planning ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Ilmor Engineering’s choice for detail and accuracy - Case study

    As one of the world’s top racing engine design and manufacturers, noise levels in the workplace have always been an issue for Ilmor Engineering. But when they won a large contract with the US giant General Motors to design and manufacture a new turbocharged V6 racing engine for the 2012 IndyCar championship, its managers knew immediately this would result in significantly increased ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Hull’s new 24 hour Noise nuisance officer - Case study

    Neighbourhood Enforcement Officer Nick Tindall has worked for Hull City Council for over 20 years in a variety of roles so he is no stranger to change when it comes to dealing with neighbourhood disputes, anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance. The local population in Hull has changed quite dramatically over recent years with immigrants settling in established neighbourhoods, children’s ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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