norm monitoring Articles

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Drinking water quality monitoring using trend analysis

    One of the common quality parameters for drinking water is residual aluminium. High doses of residual aluminium in drinking water or water used in the food industry have been proved to be at least a minor health risk or even to increase the risk of more serious health effects, and cause economic losses to the water treatment plant. In this study, the trend index is developed from scaled ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cartography for air quality monitoring: the geostatistical approach

    Being able to provide quick and accurate pollutant maps from readings at isolated measurement stations is becoming more important today in light of the European norms on air quality and the public’s demand to be informed. Commonly used algorithms for cartography are quick but their accuracy remains to be determined.Firstly, the choice of method is arbitrary and based on user’s subjective ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • Reduction of Train Noise Monitored by New Measurement Station

    With increasing passenger and freight traffic, the strengthening of the rail traffic is an important and actual issue. For sustainable mobility, the reduction of noise pollution caused by trains is essential. All involved parties agree on one claim: Increase railway traffic, decrease railway noise! Additional to two already existing stations measuring road traffic noises, ...

  • Long Lasting Safety with PureAire Monitoring Systems’ 10+ year sensors

    When it comes to oxygen deficiency monitors, PureAire makes the longest lasting units on the market. They believe your safety should not be taken lightly, and have created a reliable and affordable monitor that will outlast all of their competitors. PureAire Monitoring Systems has broken away from the norm of using disposable sensor cells, and has introduced the groundbreaking technology of a 10+ ...

  • Shepherd Neame selects eSight for energy monitoring and targeting at their Faversham brewery

    The Shepherd Neame family have been brewing since 1698 with brewing on site long before. The company’s commercial expertise is enhanced by 21st century production and distribution facilities. In addition, Shepherd Neame has some 370 pubs across the South East. The Requirement At Shepherd Neame, heritage and traditional values go hand-in-hand with state-of-the-art technology ...


    By eSight Energy

  • Monitoring and validation of decentralised water and wastewater systems for increased uptake

    Decentralised water and wastewater systems are being implemented to meet growing demand for municipal services either in combination with centralised systems or as standalone systems. In Australia, there has been increased investment in decentralised water and wastewater systems in response to the capacity constraints of existing centralised systems, an extended period of below average rainfall, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater governance: explaining regulatory non-compliance

    This paper explores the non-compliance of water users through a case study of groundwater resources in the Gulf Islands (British Columbia (BC)) and the San Juan Islands (Washington). The research challenges two assumptions: that local regulations can easily incorporate scientific research, which in turn leads to sound on-the-ground management; that sound on-the-ground management translates into ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Early warning of changing drinking water quality by trend analysis

    Monitoring and control of water treatment plants play an essential role in ensuring high quality drinking water and avoiding health-related problems or economic losses. The most common quality variables, which can be used also for assessing the efficiency of the water treatment process, are turbidity and residual levels of coagulation and disinfection chemicals. In the present study, the trend ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Determination of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) and Phthalates in Waste Polymer Samples intended for Mechanical Recycling

    The purpose of this study was to determine the levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and phthalates in homogenized polymer samples from polymer waste streams using two different pressurized fluid extraction instruments (ASE and SpeedExtractor). Both extraction methods showed very similar results. Measured PCB levels were in the lower and sub ppm range. Calculated total PCB levels using the ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • United Nations Secretary-General's High Level Panel on System Wide Coherence and the environment: incremental change or UN reform?

    The UN High-Level Panel on System Wide Coherence is to explore how the United Nations system can work more coherently and effectively in the areas of environment, development and humanitarian assistance. Regarding environmental issues, the Panel has focused on: mainstreaming environment in development decision-making; the institutional framework for the UN system's environment activities; ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Congestion charge = better air

    With the Government giving the green light for a congestion charge in Manchester, the floodgates have now been opened for the controversial scheme to be adopted around the country. But while there’s a lot of talk about the charge being another tax on drivers already struggling to cope with rising fuel prices, little has been said about the positive impact on the air we breathe. With concern about ...

  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP) essentials

    'CHP essentials' introduces the concept of power and heat 'production possibility sets', starting at the cradle of CHP, i.e., the thermal power generation plant. The latter always occasions 'fatal' heat that is either recovered (the 'merit' of CHP) or wasted (condensing). This split paves the way to defining the production possibility sets of CHP plants, shown for steam turbines, internal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The contagious effects of the economic crisis regarding wood and furniture sectors in Greece and Cyprus

    The present study investigates the consequences of the economic crisis in the wood and furniture sectors of two economically linked countries, Greece and Cyprus, in order to study the contagion mechanisms and its impact on firms' performance. It further compares ways to confront the crisis and indicates strategies that may lead to strong competitive advantages, firms' survival and growth in both ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EHS, By the Numbers

    FOR DECADES, COMPANIES HAVE benchmarked their staffing levels against industry norms. Ratios such as employees per production volume represent the most basic measures of productivity and profits. There are specific EHS activities where ...


  • Soil Sampling Protocol to Certify the Changes of Organic Carbon Stock in Mineral Soils of European Union

    The Kyoto Protocol (UNFCCC, 1998) considers soils as an essential component to mitigate the increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Two additional reports: (1) Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF) (IPCC, 2000) and (2) Good Practice Guidance for LULUCF (IPCC, 2003) identify soil organic carbon (SOC) monitoring to be an obligatory tool when implementing Articles ...


  • PM10 and Their Effect in Respiratory Diseases of Population in Mexicali, Mexico

    Summary Constant exposure to air contaminants may cause of respiratory illnesses and trigger cardiovascular problems. In the last years, norms have been proposed to reducing air pollution, nevertheless, diseases and death cases are still occurring. It seems that there is a relation between excessive levels of PM10 and the increment of acute respiratory infections (ARI). Mexican and American ...


  • Case study - Optimising biogas generation in the UK and Germany

    Methane makes money. It generates energy revenues, carbon credits and is part of bio-treatment sludge processing. In most of the world it has only just begun. Measuring what we are doing and being responsible with this potentially damaging greenhouse gas makes good sense. With gas production for revenue, measurement is essential. While landfill gas analysis has been required for compliance with ...


    By Geotech

  • The case for automatic weirs

    With hosepipe bans returning to parts of the country this summer, it’s easy to forget the disastrous floods of recent years – unless, of course, you were personally affected. This year’s harsh winter and modest levels of spring and summer rainfall belie a growing trend of more extreme weather events hitting the UK and a pattern of warmer winters and wetter summers. As we saw ...


    By Kijlstra LTD.

  • BLUE LIGHT CONVERTER SIGNALS WAY FORWARD FOR NO2 MEASUREMENT

    Local authorities seeking more accurate NO2 readings should consider using analysers which incorporate ‘Blue Light Converters’ says air quality monitoring specialists Enviro Technology.   This comment comes following a presentation held at the Royal Society of Chemistry / AAMG Conference in December 2010 by EMPA (Switzerland) – an independent research and services ...

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