human waste Articles

  • European water policies and human health — Combining reported environmental information

    Society depends on the satisfactory and sustainable management of water. Historically, the primary purpose of water treatment was to protect human health, through reducing disease being transmitted through water. Subsequent measures to address environmental concerns have broadened our expectations of what water and waste water treatment should deliver. This report considers three pieces of EU ...

  • Is human excreta a waste?

    Every day a huge amount of excreta is being produced by human society and it is also considered one of the most unwanted waste/refuse of the society because of its nuisance and diseases causing characteristics. However, it is also utilised as a fertiliser and soil conditioner in several countries such as India and China. Presently most common sanitation concept is centralised treatment of human ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leading from the front

    As one of the world’s leading incinerator design companies we have to stay ahead of the game. There is an old saying in business and it goes: “If you stand still you get left behind” and that has never been more true than it is today. As a leading incinerator design company we are always looking ahead … at new design innovations, at the latest ...


    By Todaysure Limited

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Hospital Waste Causing Havoc with Human Health

    Hospital waste has become a very important source of spreading infection in the society. It is not that it was not so earlier but the population explosion has reduced the natural barrier and made the spread of infection that much easier. Moreover the generation of waste – per-capita has grown exponentially. Hospitals of today, which were always considered a seat of healing, have become seat of ...

  • How to turn human waste into disease-free fertiliser

    Poor sanitation can contaminate drinking water, especially in rural areas. Unless properly dealt with, faeces and other human waste can pollute the soil and eventually wells, causing diseases such as diarrhoea. The EcoSanitation method provides a safe way to dispose of human waste. Today, a research project in Tanzania examines the potential of combining this system with a composting technique ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • E-waste vis-à-vis human health and environment

    The social, economic and technological growth of a developing society has resulted in rapid product obsolescence which in turn has become a new environmental challenge – i.e., ‘electronics waste’ (e-waste). Electronic waste has not been a problem as long as there were a few computers or other electronic devices on earth. With the increasing use of computers/electronic devices, our planet has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Human biomonitoring to define occupational exposure and health risks in waste incinerator plants

    A contribution to the research on the relationship between exposure to ambient pollutants and diseases comes from human biomonitoring data collection and interpretation. The 21 biomonitoring studies reviewed are mainly aimed at providing either information on exposure amongst worker subgroups, serving as a reference, or information on the relationship between exposure and toxicity. Attention was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Contamination of groundwater and the risk to human health

    Groundwater is a major source of drinking water in many parts of the world. In industrialised countries, there is increasing concern that groundwater reserves are being contaminated by industrial effluents and the chemical pesticides and fertilizers used in intensive farming. This paper compares some of the existing guidelines for acceptable concentrations of certain common contaminants in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pigeon control…Humane solutions that work

    Who hasn't fed a flock of eager bobbing-headed pigeons at the park? Or chased them into a tree? The honest truth is, we've had a love-hate relationship with our grey-feathered friends since they first landed on a statue or church tower.If you're a home or boat owner, or a facilities manager for a warehouse, airport, park, zoo, government or commercial building, the pest pigeon has undoubtedly ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Human Performance Problems in Environmental Management

    Finding the Right Solution to Human Performance Problems in Environmental Management ...


    By EEM Inc.

  • High quality bathing water protects human health

    The sewage treatment plant of Biarritz, France faced severe issues with inflowing water during heavy rain fall, resulting in untreated wastewater being diverted directly into the sea, alongside public beaches. A fast and reliable disinfection of the flow was needed. Kemira installed DesinFix disinfection technology which is designed for water reuse, and to handle such problematic flows ...

  • Cover Page : Building Human Resources Instead of Landfills

     Building Human Resources Instead of Landfills THE Lane County, Oregon affiliate of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) — an international Catholic charity — thrives as a nonprofit that acts entrepreneurially. Under the leadership of Terry McDonald, St. Vincent capitalizes on niche market opportunities to convert more than 40 tons/day of discarded products destined to be landfilled into marketable ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Environmental and human health risks of aerosolized silver nanoparticles

    Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are gaining attention from the academic and regulatory communities, not only because of their antimicrobial effects and subsequent product applications, but also because of their potential health and environmental risks. Whereas AgNPs in the aqueous phase are under intensive study, those in the atmosphere have been largely overlooked, although it is well established ...

  • Natural and human-induced impacts on coastal groundwater

    Groundwater is the main source of potable water in most areas of Mazandaran province, like Sari and Babol city. Thus the safety of groundwater supplies is very important in these regions.  Unfortunately attention to groundwater quality has remained limited in Iran. In recent years, the growth of industry, technology, population, and water use has ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Molecular detection, quantification and characterization of human polyomavirus JC from waste water in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

    Polyomavirus JC (JCPyV) is largely excreted by the human population through the urinary route and has been recognized as a potential viral marker for human waste contamination. This study aims to investigate the dissemination of JCPyV in waste water from a sewage treatment plant (STP) located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and to describe the prevalence of JCPyV subtypes currently present in this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quantification of human norovirus GII, human adenovirus, and fecal indicator organisms in wastewater used for irrigation in Accra, Ghana

    Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) is frequently used to estimate health risks associated with wastewater irrigation and requires pathogen concentration estimates as inputs. However, human pathogens, such as viruses, are rarely quantified in water samples, and simple relationships between fecal indicator bacteria and pathogen concentrations are used instead. To provide data that can ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The impact of stress factors, landscape loads and human activities: implications for sustainable development

    Negative influences of human activities in the scientific literature are often referred to as stress factors. These stress factors can influence negatively natural ecosystems, natural resources, human environment, biodiversity and landscape stability, respectively. Despite these important impacts, approaches aimed at the management of these stress factors in the landscape are rare. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of Monte Carlo Analysis for Assessing Radiation Doses and Risks to Humans

    ABSTRACTThis BIOMASS Theme 2 report has been produced by the Remediation Working Group, which is concerned with the evaluation of the reliability of dose and risk assessment methodologies applied in support of decisions related to the cost-effectiveness of risk reduction measures within an environmental remediation programme. Scenarios have been developed concerning the site contaminated by an ...


    By Oracle Crystal Ball GBU

  • Human health risk assessment of an arsenic contaminated golf course

    St Michael’s Jubilee Golf Course in Widnes was constructed between 1964 and 1986, by re-grading chemical waste deposits generated from local industries, which were then covered with a thin layer of topsoil and grassed over.  An estimated 4.5 million tonnes of waste materials are present beneath the golf course.  The site is underlain by alluvium and a major aquifer, the Sherwood ...

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