low carbon Articles

  • Low energy mixing to optimize anaerobic digestion at the Kitchener WWTP

    The existing Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a conventional secondary treatment facility, with a rated capacity of 122,745 mVd. The plant is comprised of two separate secondary treatment plants (Plant 1 and Plant 2) served by a common headworks facilities and primary clarifier facilities. Plant 1 was constructed in the early 1960s and Plant 2 was constructed in the mid-1970s. Both ...

  • Identification of groundwater contamination zone around a reclaimed landfill using carbon isotopes

    Chemical and isotopic analyses of groundwater from piezometers localized around a reclaimed landfill were performed in order to identify the boundaries of groundwater contamination zone. Spatial distribution of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) concentration and stable carbon isotopes in the groundwater was used to distinguish the piezometers localized within the contaminated aquifer. Background ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Powering a low-carbon economy

    In order to address the global climate change challenge, the electricity sector recognizes the need for more efficient electricity consumption and less carbon-intensive electricity supply. This shift will require the use of all technology and energy use management options available today, as well as those future solutions that currently face technological or commercial barriers to deployment. ...

  • Low-carbon energy: a roadmap

    Technologies available today, and those expected to become competitive over the next decade, will permit a rapid decarbonization of the global energy economy. New renewable energy technologies, combined with a broad suite of energy-efficiency advances, will allow global energy needs to be met without fossil fuels and by adding only minimally to the cost of energy services. The world is now in the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Examining the benefits of HDPE geomembrane

    Comparing various geomembranes for your next geosynthetic application? Don’t overlook high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane. HDPE has been in use for decades and during that time a number of studies have been conducted to test its longevity and ability to meet environmental sustainability project requirements. Here, we explore some of those studies to examine the benefits of HDPE ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Offshore wind costs and development risk

    How procurement strategies, manufacturing costs and new technology stack up against development risk in Offshore Wind Projects. Offshore wind is changing, and it is changing for the better. In 2006, offshore wind deployment costs started rising significantly, from £1.5m/ MW, in 2016 prices, to over £4m/MW in 2012, without a clear indication as to what the price ceiling would ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • The ‘ins and outs’ of air quality monitoring

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health.’ In the following article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, explains why there will need to be more funding for monitoring if the mitigation measures mentioned in the guidance are to be implemented effectively. Jim also ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • LED Applications for Oil and Gas Refining and Processing

    Oil and gas processing facilities are unsafe due to the existence of hazardous compounds during operations. When addressing such issues, companies in the sector may deploy explosion proof lighting systems to prevent the ignition of sparks created from the electrical equipment. The adoption of LED technology in oil and gas refineries has helped reinforce key safety measures associated with ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • The benefits of monitoring compressed air

    Compressed air is used in many manufacturing processes for many different reasons, from the actuation and control of pneumatic valves and cylinders to the operation of process machinery and tooling. It can also be used as a transport medium for bulk materials or as a purge gas. For all its uses it is nonetheless expensive. This is why, through detailed monitoring, a business can enjoy the ...


    By Contrec Europe Limited

  • Analyzer underpins growth of container inspection company

    After a career as a customs officer in the Netherlands, Wim van Tienen was well aware of the toxic gas hazards presented by some freight containers, so in 2009 he started a company, Van Tienen Milieuadvies B.V., offering gas analysis and safety advice. The company grew quickly and now employs 23 staff. Wim attributes a large part of this success to the advanced FTIR gas detection and analysis ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • A low carbon future with public transport

    The contribution public transport makes to reducing carbon use and the mitigating the risk of climate change; this paper will provide a short background on greenhouse gases (ghg), detail the share and responsibility for public transport; and provide recommendations.   ...

  • Why US Carbon Prices Will Be Low

    Byron Swift and Aldyen Donnelly argue that the US will be a net seller of carbon. Financial signals show that the price of carbon reductions in the United States to meet the Kyoto Protocol would be low – less than $6 per ton of carbon dioxide (CO2), or $20 per ton of carbon. This low price indicates quite clearly that most US carbon reductions will be achieved domestically, international trading ...

  • Investing in a Low-Carbon Energy Future in the Developing World

    The need to address climate change while facilitating continued economic growth and social progress is one of the key challenges facing world leaders today. Energy is critical to continued economic growth and according to the International Energy Agency (IEA); population growth and increasing industrialization will drive demand for energy upwards by more than 50% between now and 2030. Fossil ...

  • Latin America spurs action into low-carbon development

    Mexico and Dominican Republic set new targets as recently launched report asserts huge potential around low-carbon development. Two countries in Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, are leading the way into renewable energy and low-carbon development. And, this is driven as much by worries over energy costs and security as it is by concerns over carbon. In the ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Climate change and a European low-carbon energy system

    Summary This report presents an assessment of possible greenhouse gas emission reduction pathways made feasible by global action and a transition to a low-carbon energy system in Europe by 2030. It analyses trends and projections for emissions of greenhouse gases and the development of underlying trends in the energy sector. It also describes the ...

  • Regulatory challenges in the move to a low-carbon environment

    An outcome of the international climate conference in Copenhagen (COP15, 2009) was that a number of governments have undertaken to reduce their nations' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and some have provided targets and deadlines for the achievement of their stated goals. While the transition to a low-carbon environment has the potential to stimulate growth, create jobs and opportunities, and to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Are Low-Carbon Economies Good or Bad for the Tech Industry?

    Pamela Gordon blogs over at EBN To be of any use, tech products need power from electrical outlets, stored chemical energy such as batteries and generators, solar collectors, kinetic energy like my emergency hand-crank radio/charger, or other means. As more global and local regions move away from fossil-fuel-based power to low-carbon renewable power, I wonder how my colleagues in the tech ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Municipal Solid Waste – Key to a Low Carbon Economy

    A newly released report has found the waste sector has a key role to play in the development of a low carbon economy and the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs). This report comes in advance of the UN Climate Conference in Paris, which will take place in December. The report was ...


    By Zero Waste Europe

  • UK`s first low carbon budget

    The Chancellor unveiled a series of ‘green’ initiatives in the UK’s first ‘carbon budget’ this week, with approximately £1 billion pounds earmarked to encourage alternative and efficient energy use and deliver ‘green-collar jobs’. The budget promised carbon reductions of 34% by 2020. Darling called the move a 'landmark step'. The new target is well ahead of the 20 per cent promised at EU level ...


    By RenewableEnergyJobs.com

  • Scenario study for a regional low-carbon society

    Japan should undertake drastic greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions by the middle of this century in order to mitigate climate change problems. Municipalities should design and execute scenarios toward a low-carbon society suited to their respective regions. This study describes long-term future visions developed for Shiga Prefecture targeting CO2 emission reductions of 30–50% by 2030, and ...


    By Springer

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