pollutant release data Articles

  • Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

    A Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) is a tool which can augment government efforts to achieve integrated environmental management and to promote pollution prevention. PRTRs are part of a new, cooperative, approach to environmental management, involving governments, industry and the public alike. All three groups can use the information generated in a PRTR to improve efficiencies, ...


    By The World Bank

  • Composting releases less air pollution than previously thought - study

    A new study funded by the California Integrated Waste Board (CIWMB) indicates that well-managed composting of green waste and food waste releases significantly less air pollution than previously thought. The study also demonstrates that a relatively inexpensive management technique - covering active compost piles with a layer of finished compost - may lower air emissions even further, by as ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • EPA Inspector General Releases Report On Need For Better Data For PGCCA

    On September 15, 2015, the EPA Inspector General (IG) released a report criticizing EPA's use of unverified pollution prevention data for the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (PGCCA). The report, "EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program Lacks Adequate Support and Transparency and Should Be ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Inverting time dependent concentration signals to estimate pollutant emissions in case of accidental or deliberate release

    We test the reliability of an inverse model to estimate the amount of mass released instantaneously by a source of pollutant in a turbulent boundary layer. To that purpose we use wind tunnel experiments simulating the dispersion of puffs due to the impulsive release of pollutant. For each of these emissions we recorded time dependent signals at fixed receptors. These single signals have been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Accidental Releases Analysis for Toxic Aqueous Solutions

    As a result of the cluster rule for the control of the hazardous air pollutants, pulp and paper mills are in the process of further substituting chlorine with aqueous chlorine dioxide for their bleaching operations. In addition, ammonia aqueous solutions are applied by paper mills in various processes. An evaporation model including both heat and mass transfer for aqueous solutions has been ...

  • Pollutants in Urban Wastewater and Sewage Sludge

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Water policy in the European Union is aiming to promote sustainable water use and a major ...

  • Real-time tracking of accidental atmospheric releases: LOSTRAC software

    The LOSTRAC software is devoted to real-time tracking of accidental atmospheric releases. It allows one to calculate, within a few minutes from the moment when the accident is reported and localised, displacement and diffusion of atmospheric pollution. It also provides short-term evolution forecasting. It should become one of the tools for assisting the authorities in charge of safety operations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What are the biggest sources of water pollution?

    Water pollutants can come in many different forms and can have dramatic impacts on fragile ecosystems and aquatic life. There are a huge number of different sources of pollutants and each can have very different levels of harmfulness and environmental impact. In order to explain this further this article explains why water pollution is such an issue,as well as some of its main ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Researchers inventory plastics pollution in Great Lakes

    A recent inventory of plastics pollution in the Great Lakes will help prevent continued pollution and provide a baseline for those working to clean the lakes, which supply local residents with drinking water. The Great Lakes Basin is a system of five bodies of water and their tributaries along the northernmost tier of the United States, four of which border Canada. They include Lake Superior, ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • What classifies as water pollution and why is it an issue?

    The UN declared 2005-2015 as the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’. Yet each day thousands of people still die as a result of contaminated water. This does not even take into account the millions of organisms that perish every year thank to polluted water sources. Water pollution is a huge issue that is made more so by the fact that unfortunately, water is ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Evaluation of the influence of micrometeorological data on concentration estimates

    A dispersion model for continuous releases of pollutants in the atmospheric boundary layer is applied to study the influence on modelled concentrations of different estimates of the key micrometeorological variables that represent the dispersion processes. The modelling approach is based on the advection-diffusion equation and includes profiles of wind and eddy diffusivity for the entire ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Estimating the spatial-temporal distribution of Radon releases from the K-65 silos

    This study investigates the spatial and temporal distribution of Radon at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP), in southwest Ohio in 1999. It employs the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Industrial Source Complex Short Term 3 (ISCST3) dispersion model, existing monitoring data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as tools to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air pollution and the influence of sources on Paulinia (Brazil) and surroundings

    The air quality in the industrial area and surroundings of the city of Paulinia (state of Sao Paulo, Brazil) has been investigated by analysing the concentration of air pollutants (SO2, PM10, NO, NO2, CO and ozone) and identifying the main sources of air pollution. A mobile pollutant monitoring unit was used to collect the data at five ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Characteristics and kinetics simulation of controlled-release KMnO4 for phenol remediation

    Controlled-release KMnO4 (CRP) technology has been recently developed as an improved, highly efficient technique in wastewater treatment. In this study, batch-style experiments were conducted to evaluate this technology. The release characteristics of CRP in distilled water and the reaction between CRP and phenol were studied and fitted using MATLAB software. Results indicated that in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A model evaluation exercise for non-buoyant releases from continuous point sources

    A model of the dispersion of pollutants released from a continuous point source into the atmospheric boundary layer is suggested. For this model and for that of Gryning et al. (1987), the predicted normalised crosswind integrated concentrations are compared with observational data. The data obtained in diffusion experiments with a non-depositing tracer, in non-buoyant releases carried out at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

    New estimates released earlier this year by the World health Organization (WHO) suggest that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Compilation of EU Dioxin Exposure and Health Data

    Introduction There is considerable public, scientific and regulatory concern over the possible adverse health effects of chronic exposure to trace levels of persistent organic pollutants. The class of compounds made up of the polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF), often collectively known as dioxins, has received widespread attention and attracted a ...

  • The Benefits of an Integrated Air and Water Pollution Control Partner

    Although there has been substantial progress during the past several decades in reducing pollution, the EPA, other federal agencies and local governments continue to add and revise requirements and standards, making compliance a challenge for the industrial sector. These companies also face increasing public pressure not just to meet but to exceed pollution control standards, as studies continue ...

  • Permeable Adsorbing Barriers for groundwater remediation from hexavalent chrome pollution

    Chrome ions removal from aqueous solutions by adsorption onto an activated carbon (Aquacarb 207EA by Sutcliffe Carbon) and a South African coal char is illustrated. Different chrome concentrations, pH and salinity levels are tested. Experimental data are interpreted by means of a Langmuir approach-based model. Results show that a Permeable Adsorbing Barrier (PAB) made of Aquacarb 207EA can ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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