Alberto Articles

  • Alberto Culver

    Melrose Park, IL Multifacility, global baseline GHG emissions inventory Keywords: GHG emissions inventory, GHG reduction Marc Karell performed a baseline GHG emissions inventory for multiple industrial facilities located in several countries and continents. He reviewed appropriate multiple year data previously collected by the facilities to determine quality and ...


  • Real-World Vehicle Emissions: A Summary of the Seventeenth Coordinating Research Council On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop

    The Coordinating Research Council, Inc. (CRC) held its 17th On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop in March 2007, where results of the most recent on-road vehicle emissions research were presented. We summarize ongoing work from researchers who are engaged in improving our understanding of the role and contribution of mobile sources to ambient air quality and emission inventories. Participants in the ...

  • Atlanta upgrades to InfoWorks CS to aid environmental program

    The City of Atlanta, Georgia, in the USA, has purchased InfoWorks CS to help it meet stringent US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Georgia State Environmental Protection Division (EPD) requirements for discharge of its wastewaters to the Chattahoochee River. The Chattahoochee, one of the smallest rivers in the US supplying a metropolitan area, provides 80% of the city’s water needs. ...


    By Innovyze

  • New technique allows simulation of noncrystalline materials

    Multidisciplinary team develops mathematical approach that could help in simulating materials for solar cells and LEDs. Written by David Chandler, MIT News Office.You can read the original new in MIT NewsA multidisciplinary team of researchers at MIT and in Spain has found ...

  • Politicos Replace Technocrats in Mexico Shakeup

    Halfway through his six-year term, Mexican President Vicente Fox has gutted his environmental team. On the night of Sept. 1, Fox gave his annual State of the Union speech, addressing government inefficiency and the fact that Mexico suffers from “serious environmental deterioration.” The next morning, he fired Víctor Lichtinger, head of the Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat (Semarnat), ...


  • Evaluating the additionality of innovation policy. A review focused on the behavioural dimension

    The evaluation of the additionality of innovation policies is focused on the net effects that would not have occurred in absence of the public intervention. In this paper, we review the body of literature dealing with the concept of additionality devoting particular attention to its behavioural dimension (i.e. changes in beneficiaries' behaviours resulting from the policy intervention). In the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is New Zealand globally warming?

    NIWA proposes a seven-station temperature series to assess a globally warming trend. The warming trend predicted by NIWA is a result of their arbitrary corrections of measured temperatures to account for change of site. These changes are always increasing the temperatures and they magnify the effect of the heat island build-up around urban areas. The individual analysis of the raw temperature ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear trade: an approach to the Argentine situation

    Under the Argentine nuclear trade regime, from the early stages of nuclear development an actual and strict monopoly governed the transfer of nuclear materials. That meant that the Federal State took the control as user, producer, purchaser or seller. This policy was inspired and clearly echoed by similar ones developed by other countries with important development in the nuclear field. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A conceptual decomposition of MINLP models for the design of water-using systems

    The work presents a systematic methodology for the design of industrial water systems that combines principles of water-pinch (Wang and Smith, 1994a, 1994b) with mathematical programming techniques that enable the imposition of practical constraints and the generalisation of the conceptual tools into multi-contaminant problems. A superstructure model is formulated as an MINLP and solved via ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • GTZ chemical management guide for small and medium sized enterprises. Improve chemical management to gain cost savings, reduce hazards and improve safety

    Preface This Guide is of interest to companies who want to gain cost savings and reduce risks in the workplace with respect to chemicals used during production. It is especially relevant for companies where chemicals represent a major portion of their running costs. By improving the management of chemicals, companies can lower production costs, improve product quality, reduce their environmental ...

  • Lab–scale production of biogenic sulphide for metal precipitation in remote areas

    Batch cultures with wheat straw, biomass of Paja Brava (Festuca orthophylla), filter paper, newspaper and beech leaves (Fagus sylvatica) were established to produce sulphide. Sulphide production, sulphate reduction, concentration of Volatile Fatty Acids (VFAs), enzyme activities and Fluorescence in situ hybridisation were determined. Approximately 5 mM of sulphide was produced during anaerobic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Advanced trust negotiations in critical infrastructures

    Modern Critical Infrastructures (CIs) (power grids, power plants, gas and oil pipelines, etc.) are strongly interconnected at the national and international levels nowadays. The failure of one of them can originate cascading effects which might have a serious and disastrous impact on others, even on geographically far infrastructures. The exchange of information about vulnerabilities, threats and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risks and supply chains

    The increasing relevance of networking in supply chains is altering the perception of corporate risk and of its measurement and management. Supply chains have expanded hand in hand with the opportunities and the new challenges that firms face in assuming their desired place in a changing environment whose 'Nouvelle Donne' include competitive intensity, technological change, globalisation; ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quantum chemical modelling of Al-doped PZT crystals

    Complete analysis of the electronic and structural changes of the lead zirconate titanate (PZT) crystal due to aluminium impurity doping is done based on the computationally obtained results. The PZT is modelled at a concentration of the morphotropic phase boundary with the stoichiometry equal to PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3 and the chosen ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Removal of ionic metals from wastewaters of COD determinations

    Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) determinations generate highly disruptive waste streams with chromium, mercury and silver. These should follow specific waste management approaches in search of environmental and economical benefits, for which this work reports simple chemical procedures allowing toxic metal removal. Chromium(VI) is reduced to chromium(III) and total chromium is precipitated with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects on the zooplankton community of pollutant disposal into the Jose Antonio Alzate dam, Mexico

    To study the influence of pollutants on water quality from the Jose Antonio Alzate dam in Mexico, plankton samples were taken from locations along an approximately 9 km in a downstream direction. Determinations were made of pH, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, transparency, conductivity, and metal levels in plankton. The dam waters were generally hard, with high levels of electrolytes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Brazilian statutory exemption to pharmaceutical patents: beyond generics

    Brazilian patent law offers a statutory exception related specifically to pharmaceutical patents. That exception has a unique importance to the new aspects of the intellectual property rights and to the rights to public health. This article will present this statutory exception and analyse the consequences of its application. The text relates to the new international trends that regulate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Immobilisation of HEP-1 by covalent attachment to aldehyde–agarose gels

    A procedure of covalent multipoint attachment has been performed for immobilisation of HEP-1 using two different pH conditions. This study revealed that in more alkaline media as pH 10 the antibody immobilises quickly. In this condition, supports are able to bind 4 mg of HEP-1 per mL of gel. In order to test the activity of this new immobilised derivative, it was used in the affinity purification ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Calibration of a 2-D morphodynamic model using water–sediment flux maps derived from an ADCP recording

    This study compared numerical simulations of the hydro-morphodynamics of a stretch of the Po River (Italy) to detailed measurements of the river's morphology and water–sediment fluxes. A survey of the 8-km-long, 250-m-wide river section, previously described in former publications, was performed using two vessels. The first was equipped with a multibeam echo sounder for bathymetry ...


    By IWA Publishing

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