environmental modeling Articles

  • Singapore a model for effective water management

    Singapore continues to be a model of effective water management as more and more countries begin experiencing water scarcity. To some, the Asian city-state (which occupies an area roughly a quarter the size of Rhode Island) may seem an unlikely beacon for water efficiency. But, to achieve water security and self-sufficiency, residents have been helping leaders meet national water management ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • ‘Making Sense of Sensors’ with Envirosuite

    On September 27-28, Envirosuite exhibited as a platinum sponsor at the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) ‘Making Sense of Sensors’ Conference at its headquarters in Diamond Bar, California. The conference was co-sponsored by Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and California Air Pollution ...


    By Envirosuite

  • Illinois Utilities Begin to Design Community Solar Programs Under New Energy Law

    Illinois utilities and regulators are putting into motion plans for community solar programs under the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act that passed last year. In filings with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) last month, ComEd outlined proposed terms and conditions for “Community Supply,” also referred to as community solar. Ameren Illinois has also ...


    By Cleantech Law Partners

  • Environmental modelling for blue collars

    Model complexity and the ‘breakpoint of diminishing returns’; ‘physical’ vs. ‘conceptual’ modelling; the relevance and limits of the heuristic solutions; screening vs. analytical modelling; perceptions of uncertainties, calibration and sensitivity analysis; and the ‘ethics in modelling’ – are only a few issues outstanding in the volatile philosophy of the environmental modelling. Glossing on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling trade and environmental linkages in China

    Interactions between trade and the environment have been studied extensively as a reaction to the pressure that the accelerated pace of globalisation has placed on environment and trade. Distinguishing itself from previous work, this study focuses on a modelling analysis of the interactions between trade and the environment in China. A non-linear simultaneous equation trade and environment model ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Understanding QSPR uncertainty in environmental fate modeling

    In cases where experimental data on chemical‐specific input parameters are lacking, chemical regulations allow the use of alternatives to testing, such as in silico predictions based on quantitative structure‐property relationships (QSPRs). Such predictions are often given as point estimates; however, little is known about to what extent uncertainties associated with QSPR predictions contribute ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Endogenous technology and environmental quality in economic models

    The debate on the relationship between the economy and the environment focuses on the question whether there is a trade-off between economic growth and environmental quality. In order to enable a quantification of this essentially empirical question, it is necessary to integrate the environment into economic models. This article considers the integration of the environment in models of economic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Models of energy saving systems: the battlefield of environmental planning

    Traditionally, energy planning has been interpreted as planning for an appropriate energy supply system, based on a crude prognosis for the energy demand. Over the past couple of decades, however, the immense possibilities of regulating energy demand - and the benefits of doing it - have become increasingly recognised and also partly included in the planning. This paper first describes some ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improved environmental multimedia modeling and its sensitivity analysis

    Modeling of multimedia environmental issues is extremely complex due to the intricacy of the systems with the consideration of many factors. In this study, an improved environmental multimedia modeling is developed and a number of testing problems related to it are examined and compared with each other with standard numerical and analytical methodologies. The results indicate the flux output of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Atmospheric environmental impact assessment modelling in France

    The most widely accepted model of atmospheric dispersion for impact assessment in France is the Gaussian model of Doury. The Centre d'Etudes Atomiques (CEA) and Electricite de France (EDF) have developed their own software systems, which include several compatible or nested meteorological, trajectory, and dispersion codes. These systems are fitted to the various atmospheric scales from regional ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecowise Environmental

    Ecowise Environmental is an environmental consultancy company that specialises in Field hydrology, as practitioners and trainers, Engineering Hydrology and Laboratory analytical and interpretive work. Ecowise has a staff of approximately 60 people and is wholly Australian owned as a subsidiary business of ACTEW Corporation. Ecowise has broad experience across Australia as well as in Papua New ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Environmental Noise

    Introduction The ability to hear sounds is a sensory function vital for human survival and communication. However, not all sounds are wanted. 'Unwanted sounds', for which the term 'noise' is normally used, often have their origin in human activities (mainly transport, industry and households). This article addresses environmental noise ­ also referred to in the scientific literature as ...

  • On the formulation of environmental fugacity models and their numerical solutions

    Multimedia models based on chemical fugacity, solved numerically, play an important role in investigating and quantifying the environmental fate of chemicals such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). These models have been utilised extensively in the study of the local and global distribution of chemicals in the environment. This paper describes potential sources of error that may arise ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Regulatory models for environmental impact assessments in Hungary

    This paper describes the methodology and input requirements of environmental impact assessments regulated in Hungary by national standards for more than 10 years. The main characteristics are (a) various models simulate the impact of point, multi-source, line and area sources on local, urban and regional scales, (b) design transmission matrices are readily available for the greater part of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Performance and Shareholder Value

    This report investigates the connection between the environment and financial performance. In it, we show how established models of shareholder value can be expanded to include the effects of environmental issues, both positive and negative. The report argues that the financial community can improve the quality of its decision-making by integrating companies' environmental performance into its ...

  • Application of dispersion models in the environmental assessment process in the United Kingdom

    The UK planning process has traditionally been separated from the licensing process as far as industry is concerned. Implementation of the Environmental Assessment Directive (85/337/EEC) has therefore been the responsibility of planners, not pollution regulators. This is one of the reasons why there are no formalised procedures for using dispersion models in the environmental assessment ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Probability density estimation in stochastic environmental models using reverse representations

    The estimation of probability densities of variables described by stochastic differential equations has long been done using forward time estimators, which rely on the generation of forward in time realizations of the model. Recently, an estimator based on the combination of forward and reverse time estimators has been developed. This estimator has a higher order of convergence than the classical ...


    By Springer

  • A conflict measure model and its application to supplier evaluation under environmental uncertainty

    As environmental issues are of increased concern, many enterprises have participated in some forms of green-purchasing initiatives. Beside the traditional criteria, the supplier's environmental consciousness, environmental mission, advances in developing environmentally friendly goods, etc., should be evaluated. The attitude difference among supply chain partners will create potential problems ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Third Workshop's environmental impact assessment model intercomparison exercise

    Twelve European modelling teams calculated the impact of a 600 MW power plant, using one of their national regulatory transport and dispersion models. They were asked to report the model results in a uniform way and to provide detailed information on the meteorological data and on the model used. Three modelling teams, from Greece, Germany and Belgium, used the same meteorological dataset. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chapter 2: Economic models of optimal energy use under environmental constraints

    The major purpose of this chapter is to contribute to better policy-making through improvements in models studying the economic impacts of the CO2 problem, and to show ways in which economic instruments can effectively be put to use to alleviate such a problem. This approach differs in at least one major aspect from common studies of the climate change problem. We focus on the analysis, control ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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