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Links between noise and air pollution and socioeconomic status

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 10, 2016)

Air pollution and noise pollution have a negative impact on all of society — but some groups are more affected than others. Lower socioeconomic status is generally associated with poorer health, and both air and noise pollution contribute to a wide range of other factors influencing human health. But do these health inequalities arise ...

Pollution

by Dnasoft  (Jul. 26, 2010)

Pollution can take many forms. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the ground where we grow our food, and even the increasing noise we hear every day--all contribute to health problems and a lower quality of life. Find out about the environment ...

Emergency equipment for the absorption of chlorine in hospitals - Case Study

by Bioconservacion SA  (Sep. 19, 2016)

Chlorine is a strong oxidant that in normal conditions and in its pure state formsdichlorine, a toxic gas with a yellow-greenish colour formed by diatomic molecules (Cl2) that are about 2.5 times heavier than air and have an unpleasant smell. Among its multiple applications and due to its powerful oxidising nature, it is widely used forwater ...

GWT Electrocoagulation Wastewater Treatment – An Application To Sustainably Reuse Textile Wastewater

by Genesis Water Technologies, Inc  (Sep. 20, 2016)

The textile industry is a water consumption intensive industry. Water is utilized for cleaning the raw material, and for the different steps in the textile dyeing process. Due to the effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations, the cost of fresh water utilization has increased worldwide. In addition, the textile industry is ...

History of Air Pollution in the UK

by Enviro Technology Services plc  (Jul. 16, 2015)

Introduction Concern about urban air quality is not new. Complaints were recorded in the 13th century when coal was first used in London. Since the middle of the 19th century, the atmosphere of the major British cities was regularly polluted by coal smoke in winter, giving rise to an infamous mixture of fog and smoke known as smog. Today the ...

Is it really take off time for climate action in the aviation sector?

by A.E.F. S.r.l.  (Sep. 27, 2016)

Over the next two weeks, government officials, airlines and environmental groups are meeting in Montreal to agree a deal which they hope will allow global climate action for the aviation sector to finally take off. This is important because if the aviation sector were a country, it would rank seventh in the ...

Air pollution from ships

by European Environmental Bureau  (Nov. 1, 2004)

Untitled Document Introduction Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to the concentrations and fallout of harmful air pollutants in Europe. ...

Air pollution from ships

by European Environmental Bureau  (Nov. 1, 2004)

Emissions from shipping contribute significantly to the concentrations and fallout of harmful air pollutants in Europe. There are however technical means by which these pollutants could be cut by as much as 80-90 per cent, and very cost-effectively compared with what would have to be done to achieve similar results by taking further measures ...

Transboundary air pollution research

by NILU - The Norwegian Institute for Air Research  (Mar. 6, 2001)

No other research institution in Norway has been paid off so well in EU's fifth framework programme as the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). 'Norway is of no importance to the Europeans', this is the opinion of Director Øystein Hov. 'It's no use promoting Norwegian special points of view in the ...

Air Pollution Control Specs

by The CMM Group, LLC  (Feb. 4, 2003)

As the full effect of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many companies will be required to install new or additional air pollution control equipment.  With more than 25 years of proven success in a variety of industries, catalytic and thermal oxidation has become a popular method for controlling ...

Fireworks air pollution in Slovenia

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 28, 2012)

Over the 'Christmas–New Year' period 12/2010–01/2011, PM10 air pollution measurements on most of the automatic measuring stations in Slovenia reached extreme values of up to 300 µg/m³. Analysis shows a very close correlation with the timings of the fireworks displays in the areas. This paper shows the other side of this cultural enjoyment - the ...

Thermal oxidizers for natural gas savings - Case Study

by Catalytic Products International (CPI)  (Sep. 13, 2016)

It’s in the news every day; the natural gas production industry is experiencing record growth. The gas reserves in the United States are thought to hold enough natural gas for hundreds of years and the gas and oil industry has improved extraction techniques that make gas production more affordable and less impactful on the landscape. Good ...

Inversions and air pollution in Istanbul

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 15, 2009)

Owing to the rapidly growing and inefficient usage of fuel, air pollution has increased in Istanbul. The levels are affected by the weak dispersion conditions in the city. The strength of the inversion can be explained by the temperature difference between the top and bottom boundaries and their height. In this study, nighttime surface inversion ...

Common Indoor Air Pollutants

by Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET)  (Mar. 12, 2015)

Is the indoor air you breathe healthy? According to the World Health Organization, 40% of all buildings pose a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollution. The EPA calls indoor air pollution the #1 pollution problem inAmerica. The following is a list of common indoor air pollutants: Dust, Pollen, and Other Allergens Chemical Fumes and ...

History of Air Pollution in the UK

by Enviro Technology Services plc  (Jul. 16, 2015)

Concern about urban air quality is not new. Complaints were recorded in the 13th century when coal was first used in London. Since the middle of the 19th century, the atmosphere of the major British cities was regularly polluted by coal smoke in winter, giving rise to an infamous mixture of fog and smoke known as smog. Today the emphasis has ...

Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

by Oxford Journals  (Aug. 27, 2016)

Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on ...

Some aspects of air pollution in Buenos Aires city

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 19, 2004)

This paper presents three aspects of air pollution in the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina). First, we describe the main features of air pollution climatology in the city: the characteristics of wind flow, atmospheric stability and mixing heights. Then, we present the results of the application of DAUMOD and ISCST3 atmospheric dispersion models to ...

Synergistic effects of pollutants on air quality

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 26, 2004)

The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) was developed in the USA to give the public an overall assessment of the air quality on a regular basis. Currently, the PSI does not include the synergistic effects of the major air pollutants. Synergism applies when the damage caused by two or more pollutants, either to human health or property, is greater than ...

Air pollution and inversion features in Istanbul

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 15, 2009)

Air pollution in the Istanbul metropolitan area arises from three significant sources: industrial and residential fossil fuels and road traffic. In winter this combination pushes air pollution to levels that are dangerous to humans and to plant life. As far as fossil fuels are concerned, total suspended particulates (TSP) and sulphur dioxide are ...

Air pollution winter episode in Oslo

by NILU - The Norwegian Institute for Air Research  (Jan. 8, 2003)

During 7 to 9 January 2003 the air pollution in Oslo reached record levels. The reason was that cold air was building up at the surface in the capital city of Norway. The cold air persisted for days while much warmer air was moving above the heavy cold air layer. On 8 January before noon a strong low temperature inversion at about 100 to150 masl ...

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