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AQMesh tracks pollution hot spots

by AQMesh  (Jul. 5, 2016)

Location Wales (UK) Environment / location Rural, major roadside Installation Single AQMesh pod used in several locations Application Monitoring traffic emissions Objectives Having identified concerning levels of NO2 that breached ...

European Union emission inventory report 1990–2014 under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP)

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jul. 6, 2016)

This document is the annual European Union (EU) emission inventory report to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). The report and its accompanying data constitute the official submission by the European Commission (EC) on behalf of the EU as a Party to the Executive ...

Resource use and pollutant emissions due to ship recycling in India

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jun. 30, 2016)

The Alang shipbreaking yards in India recycle almost half of all end-oflife ships worldwide. The major activity at the yards is plate-cutting, used to recover steel from ships. This process consumes nearly 29 kg of oxygen and 7 kg of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and emits almost 22 kg of CO2 per 1 km-long cut with a 1 mm depth. This study reveals ...

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 ...

How does living with aircraft noise affect wellbeing? A study of UK airports

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 8, 2016)

Airports are associated with air and noise pollution and may, therefore, reduce the quality of life of local people. This study assessed the link between aircraft noise and subjective wellbeing, using data from 17 English airports. The authors conclude that living under flight paths has a negative effect on people’s overall wellbeing, ...

Is Water RunOff Effecting my Pond?

by Keeton Industries, Inc.  (Jul. 16, 2016)

What is Water RunOff? Runoff is precipitation that did not get (infiltrated) absorbed into the soil, or did not evaporate, and therefore made its way from the ground surface into places that water collect. Runoff causes erosion, and also carry chemicals and substances on the ground surface along to the ponds, lakes and rivers where the ...

Hand-Mix Case Study: SMR Soil Stabiliser Experience in Devon

by SMR (UK) Ltd.  (Jul. 15, 2016)

Success in the Use of Recycled Aggregate Despite being the Highway Authority with the largest U.K. network, (some 12900 km) and having reputedly one of the strictest Street Works regimes in England; Devon County Council have been very receptive to the correct use of SMR Soil Stabiliser by Utility Companies since its ...

Top 3 Uses of Activated Carbon

by Nichem Co.  (Jul. 7, 2016)

Activated carbon is an effective purifier. It is used to remove organic pollutants from different gaseous, liquid and solid substances. By removing the undesirable organic compounds, activated carbon can successfully remove the odour and taste of these compounds from a wide range of things.  Unlike other purification agents that react with ...

FTIR gas analyzers support management of fire at UK waste facility

by Gasmet Technologies Oy  (Jul. 6, 2016)

The capability to convene a multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents.  Arrangements have been made in England ...

New NSPS OOOOa Regulations Affecting Methane and VOC Emissions from the O&G Sector Finalized as of June 3, 2016

by AEREON  (Jun. 28, 2016)

 The EPA has issued three final rules that will curb emissions of methane, smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic air pollutants such as benzene from new, reconstructed and modified oil and gas sources, while providing greater certainty about Clean Air Act permitting requirements for the industry. The EPA’s amended ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How is biodiesel produced?

by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)  (Jun. 30, 2016)

This article is the first in a series that will take a close look at alternative fuels production and source materials. Over the next several months, we will cover natural gas, propane, ethanol, hydrogen, and fuel cells. This month, we will focus on biodiesel. Methods for creating fuels from renewable biomass feedstocks have been used since the ...

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 ...

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