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AQMesh: a new option for flexible air quality monitoring

by AQMesh  (Aug. 14, 2016)

AQMesh has an impressive collection of global users and performance results measuring ambient air quality in applications ranging from traffic planning and urban hotspots to industrial fence line monitoring, building ventilation management, or environmental lobbying. This pole-mounted unit comes with an independent power supply and communications, ...

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 ...

Washington State DOE stormwater report - Case Study

by CleanWay Environmental Partners, Inc.  (Jan. 9, 2015)

Fitesa, a non-wovens manufacturer in the state of Washington consistently tests stormwater but experienced problems meeting the stormwater standards for zinc and copper discharge. Zinc is used in galvanized metal, shingles, finishes in paints, and car tires—zinc iseverywhere. Copper is used in items such as in brake linings and pressure ...

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 ...

GWT Electrocoagulation Wastewater Treatment: Specialized Technology to meet the needs of food & beverage wastewater

by Genesis Water Technologies, Inc  (May 7, 2016)

The effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations placed on water usage are increasing the cost of using freshwater globally. The consequences of these increasing costs on food and beverage companies are twofold, since the companies are charged for both the water that they utilize in their processes and on their wastewater ...

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 ...

How to treat radioactive NORM sludge with VacuDry

by econ industries GmbH  (Aug. 12, 2016)

NORM doesn’t sound like a big thing. But Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material might let the alarm bells ring. Everyone has heard of “radioactive material” and that sounds dangerous. However, most of this material is trapped deep in the ground beneath our feet. From there it reaches the surface, for example via the water ...

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 ...

Performance of the low-emission flare

by Hofstetter BV  (Aug. 4, 2016)

Job report / Elbisgraben (Bale / Switzerland) The summer of 1992 had finally arrived. The 5MW low emission furnace in the district heating station Liestal was ignited, supplied with landfill gas from Elbisgraben landfill. Since then the plant has been running continuously and the comprehensive measurements taken, verify that all targets aimed at ...

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 ...

Air pollution – the invisible roadside killer

by Air Monitors Ltd.  (Dec. 4, 2015)

The VW emissions scandal has helped to raise awareness of the deadly threat posed by air pollution in many of our towns and cities. In the following article, Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, an instrumentation company, explains why diesel emissions will have to be lowered and how the latest monitoring technology will be an essential ...

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