ecological problem Articles

  • Utilisation competitions over ecological resources: uncovering the social nature of the environmental problem

    One principle of the sustainable development strategy is to maintain the ecological integrity of our bio–physical environment. Another is the preservation of capacities for economic development in contemporary societies. In order to examine if both goals can be combined the social dynamics of emerging environmental problems need to be investigated. A study by US sociologist Dunlap may serve here. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Problems of modern technology

    Modern technologies have a profound impact on society in the current age of global competition. Yet, we do not understand the long-term impact of proliferation of technology on society's long-term sustainability. This paper presents one perspective of how the evolution of technology has: (1) brought about mixed results, some of which need to be reconsidered given that the environmental well is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oxygen, the fix for pond problems

    Aeration of a water feature should have three main considerations. These include preventing thermal stratification, balancing the dissolved oxygen levels throughout the water column from the sludge or benthic layer to the surface and balancing temperature levels throughout the water column. Although oxygen transfer from certain methods may be significant, the greatest amount of oxygenation takes ...


    By EP Aeration

  • Ecological solution of the problem of handling liquid radioactive wastes – LRW (by the example of FSUE SSC RF RIAR)

    A sharp reduction of nuclear waste amounts is possible if their elements are considered as source material of atomic complexes – SMAC. The prospect of their possible salvaging will require technological changes and ensuring safety of storage of the material till the need arises. Long experience in deep liquid radioactive waste disposal and accounting, calculations, and motivations demonstrate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The approach and countermeasures to solve water resource problems and reconstructing a good ecological environment in Yangtze Delta Region

    The Yangtze Delta Region is now suffering from a water resources crisis and ecological destruction. An integral solution to these problems is proposed in this paper. In this scheme, a dam is built at the mouth of Hangzhou Bay, which will provide a ca.40 billion m³ freshwater reservoir under the prerequisite of keeping normal the water level of Hangzhou Bay. The reservoir will connect with the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Whither ecological economics?

    This paper examines the nature of ecological economics, arguing that it comprises two aspects, the qualitative framework within which it operates and the quantitative techniques which it uses to measure sustainability, evaluate policies and assist decision-making. The former is distinct to ecological economics, whereas the latter is largely shared with environmental economics. Although these have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling industrial ecosystems and the "problem" of evolution

    Since the emergence of industrial ecology in the 1950s and its take-off during the 1990s, much progress in theory, policy and practice has been achieved. However, there is still progress to be made in many areas. One area is the "problem" of evolution and its inclusion in definitions and modelling. Although the importance of evolution is stressed it is often confused with the optimisation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecological Risk Assessment

    In recent years, ecological risk assessment (ERA) has emerged as an important part of environmental protection programs. The following discussion provides a brief overview of ERA issues. What is ecological risk assessment? Ecological risk assessment is the practice of determining the nature and likelihood of effects of our actions on animals, plants, and the environment. ...

  • Whay sanitation solved FOG problems

    CASE HISTORY: Mr. Henery Whay of 1 Whay Sanitation Company1740 Irvington Road Weems, VA 22576 (804 435 0945). Reports the following results. Background: Whay Sanitation Company operates a large septic collection facility to break down septic and restaurant grease trap waste (30,000 gallons/day). They have been an AquaClean user for several years however recently developed a ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • E-waste problem: beyond CSR

    A lot has been talked about the problems associated with the end of life electrical & electronic equipment or (e-waste). Now, the time has come to aggressively implement effective and environment friendly solution to address this ever growing problem. As we all know, that e-waste has unique combination of hazardous substances and reusable commodities and therefore it is important from ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • The future of plastics - Is there a solution to this huge waste management problem?

    Plastic - it has become the cornerstone of our modern life style, and one of the most challenging global waste management problems. So beneficial in countless ways, this nearly indestructible material is littering our environment on land and sea. Difficult to recycle, as post-consumer waste, and hard to break down, plastic in its many forms has become a serious environment problem. But solutions ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • InfoWorks RS Problem Solver 4 – Sedimentation Movement

    Almost all watercourses are subject to the movement of sediment downstream over time. The underlying physical process is simple. Particles of material are picked up from the bed and banks of the watercourse at high rates of water flow and transported in suspension in the water. Larger and denser particles are picked up and suspended when the speed of flow is faster. When the rate of flow reduces ...


    By Innovyze

  • The clash between economics and ecology: frames and schemas

    The central problem of the clash between economics and ecology is a clash of what psychologists call 'frames'. Frames are the set of values, norms, assumptions and theories we use to understand, even describe a situation. It is now recognised that one of the most important sources of intractable conflicts is a difference in frames between the participants. Ecology is about systems, complex ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecological sanitation: An alternative route to sustainable livelihoods

    Most of the cities in Nepal,  except  Kathmandu,  the sewerage system  and onsite sanitation system are very poor due to improper management, less attention, and lack of political commitment of Gevernments of Nepal. The planned and safe disposal of human excreta is a must for preventing drinking water from pollution and conserving soil fertility. The conventional linear ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Microplastics: Addressing ecological risk through lessons learned

    Plastic litter is an environmental problem of great concern. Despite the magnitude of the plastic pollution in our water bodies there is still limited scientific understanding about the risk for the environment, particularly for microplastics. The apparent magnitude of the problem calls for quickly developing sound scientific guidance on the ecological risks of microplastics. We suggest future ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Adaptive management: potential and limitations for ecological governance

    Adaptive management is reviewed as a paradigm that addresses a widely perceived need to give more prominence to ecological imperatives. Its contribution to the management of complex problem situations is addressed with reference to the facilitation of social learning and the creation of institutions. The roles of simulation modelling are considered as an example, and ways to overcome social ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovation in SPL Transformation – the Industrial Ecology Way

    There remains a fundamental problem in aluminium smelting – what to do with Spent Pot Linings (SPL)? SPL can be transformed safely into valuable products and never come back as a liability. With the Regain SPL solution, there is a mature “Industrial Ecology” approach to SPL treatment, and the costs are far less than they ...


    By Regain Materials

  • Management of Rivers for Instream Requirement and Ecological Protection

    This collaborative research on Instream flow requiremnt was conducted in the Deaprtment of Water Resources Engineering at Bangladesh Univ of Engineering & Tech (BUET) with the finacial assistance of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Dhaka. Other participants were Delft Hydraulics, Netherlands, and Water Sector Organizations in Bangladesh (BWDB, JRC, WARPOO, IWM, and CEGIS) Executive ...


  • Suburban sprawl doesn’t have to be ecologically devastating

    As development gobbles up open space, conservationists take a fresh look at subdivisions with biodiversity in mind. Fort Collins, Colo., is a growing, vibrant college town with a typical American problem: Beyond its idyllic historic city center, cookie-cutter subdivisions are eating away at farm fields, ranches and forests. According to the ...


    By Ensia

  • Ecological Water Quality - Water Treatment and Reuse

    This book attempts to cover various issues of water quality in the fields of Hydroecology and Hydrobiology and present various Water Treatment Technologies. Sustainable choices of water use that prevent water quality problems aiming at the protection of available water resources and the enhancement of the aquatic ecosystems should be our main target. ...


    By IWA Publishing

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you