noise impact assessment Articles

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · noise impact assessments · introduction 2

    2. Administration and Environmental Impact The environmental administration is based on two fundamental tools:  the planning and the evaluation of the environmental impact. These two instruments are fundamental to coordinate the human activity and to maintain the quality of the environmental resources. The process of environmental planning combines the characteristics of each ...

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · noise impact assessments · introduction 1

    Our planet is fragile and limited as for its potential of generating the resources that the humanity requests and its capacity to absorb the residuals that we emit. The precariousness of the ecological and environmental resistance of the earth can end up threatening the humanity's development. IUICN, PNUMA, WWF and Agenda 21 plead insistently to reach the ...

  • Environmental impact assessment in Thailand

    Developers in Thailand often regard EIA as a necessary evil but this does not do the process justice as it also makes sound economic sense. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) refers to the formal process used to predict the environmental consequences of a proposed project such as a new condominium or resort development. The primary objective of an EIA is to ensure that the potential impacts, ...

  • BS4142 Noise Impact Guidelines Are Beefed Up

    There has been an interesting update come across my desk this week relating to the BS4142 noise impact guidelines. Now, that may not sound the most exciting update in the world but for anyone who works in environmental noise, planning or development they need to sit up and take note. The British Standard (BS) 4142 guidelines currently determines the potential noise impact on residential ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • VIBRATION NOISE & ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH

    Vibrational Noise is one of the major Environmental problems in Industrial Plants. The Noise Study under taken in Chinese Unit no.4 of Thermal Power Station (TPS) Jamshoro. The level and Frequency characteristics of the prevailing Noise recorded in detail, at Basement Area Feed Pumps, Turbines, Boilers, F.D.F, I.D.F & Compressors, and found that the level of Noise is higher at Boiler House and ...


  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · impact analysis of noise · algorithms 7

       References Environmental Protection Department (2000) Housing Design to Abate Traffic Noise in Hong Kong, Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong. Environmental Protection Department (2001) Screening Structures and Building Designs against Transportation Noise in Hong Kong, Environmental ...

  • Environmental Noise (Booklet)

    About this booklet This booklet deals with environmental noise − for example, noise from industrial sites, road and rail traffic, airports and fairgrounds. It does not cover related issues such as building acoustics, building vibration or domestic noise. Neither does it cover human response to vibration nor industrial uses of sound and vibration measurements. Please contact ...

  • Environmental impacts of ocean-energy systems: a life-cycle assessment

    Ocean-energy technologies — which harvest renewable energy from the sea — will have a significant role to play in a future low-carbon society. A recent life-cycle analysis of different ocean-energy devices has found that life-cycle environmental impacts are caused mainly by the materials used in the mooring, foundations and structures. Improving the efficiency and lifespan of the ...

  • Determination of the Significance of Environmental Impacts of Development Projects: A Case Study of Environmental Impact Assessment of Indrawati-3 Hydropower Project in Nepal

    The environmental impacts are commonly quantified in the EIA studies by rating, ranking and scaling. The National EIA Guidelines, 1993, Nepal provides a guideline to score the impacts in terms of magnitude, extent, and duration. This step is commonly known as impact prediction in the EIA process. The predicted scores are multiplied by the weightage value of the resource likely to be affected. The ...


  • Canarina CUSTIC software · aircraft noise · airport noise · algorithms 2

    For an external source, the noise level equation is   Leq=LW-20Log(r)-11dB(A)   where r is the distance and LW the source power. However, for an industrial complex, the next equation will be used: ...

  • What is Long Term Noise Monitoring?

    It might sound simple, but long term noise monitoring can mean different things to different people. There is no standard definition for what long term noise monitoring is, but here is a summary that covers the basics. I first presented this presentation at the IOA Eastern Branch meeting and wanted to share my thoughts on what classes as long term noise monitoring. I’ll also discuss ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions

    Controlling Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions Pulsar Instruments are the experts when it comes to noise at work measurement. The company was formed 45 years ago and, over the years, the team has answered numerous phone calls or met new and existing customers at Trade shows, professional meetings or in their place of work to answer their queries. Very ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Optimus green – environmental noise measurement case study

    With the experience of over 35 years in land development, The Banks Group continues to develop land throughout England and Scotland for a variety of uses including surface coalmines, onshore wind farms, commercial and residential property schemes and sustainable wastemanagement facilities.With the aim of being one of the UK’smost successful land developers, it comes as no surprise that the ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · noise evaluations · introduction 3

    We will define the environmental impact that suffers a certain region as the difference among the future environmental situation of the place, after the realization of a project, and the environmental state of the area if this project had never taken place.  The correct diagnosis of the impact demands to know all the elements implied in the environmental process. A study of ...

  • Health and environmental impacts of the hydroelectric fuel cycle

    The impacts on health and the environment and the associated damage costs caused by the hydroelectric fuel cycle are assessed in this paper. To this purpose, a large hydroelectric project along the Nestos river in northern Greece has been selected as an example. A large number of impacts have been identified. Occupational accidents, impacts on agriculture and forests, noise produced during the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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

    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, equivalent to around half of the effect of being a ...

  • Good practice guide on noise exposure and potential health effects

    The Expert Panel on Noise (EPoN) is a working group that supports the European Environment Agency and European Commission with the implementation and development of an effective noise policy for Europe. The group aims to build upon tasks delivered by previous working groups, particularly regarding Directive 2002/49/EC relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise. This good ...

  • Noise Planning Software Used to Map Major EU Roadways

    Most countries have a national noise policy to protect citizens from undesirable environmental noise levels from road, rail and air traffic and industrial sources. The European Noise Directive for the Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise outlines a coordinated method to achieve noise reduction in large cities as a first step, followed by smaller cities as a second step. The ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

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