Environmental Management Applications in Africa

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    odor control for asphalt

    Control Asphalt Odors Naturally: The production of hot mix paving asphalt generates odors that can be strong, persistent, and a nuisance to employees and neighbors alike. Controlling and abating these odors can be a challenge.

    By OMI Industries (OMI) Distributor in Krugersdorp-North, SOUTH AFRICA.

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    Industrial air pollution control for the building materials, cement and lime

    One of the oldest industry sectors, the construction materials industry has developed a broad range of products that is constantly adapting to the state of technology and architecture: Concrete, thermal and moisture protection, masonry, plastics, composite materials and finishes, are all used in the erection of buildings and structures, and also as auxiliary materials on construction sites.

  • Emission Control Systems for Opencast Mines and Quarries

    High volumes of dust, often extending over large areas, present a major challenge for the operators of opencast mines and quarries. If conditions are also dry and windy, the dust will affect not only the workforce but also, in many cases, entire housing estates in the vicinity. The sources of dust in surface mining areas are often distributed over very large expanses, with dust originating from various places. With their large projection range, EmiControls dust controllers are ideal for such applications....

    By EmiControls Distributor in SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Noise monitoring for the construction industry

    Whether you are in the city, suburb or at a weekend getaway location, noise is an important factor in determining your quality of life or the success of your business.  Many areas have local noise legislation that defines the noise limits that can be produced and experienced during the day or at night.  This noise may be generated by vehicle traffic, aircraft, industrial sites, construction projects, entertainment events, or many other activities.

    By Larson Davis, a division of PCB Piezotronics Office in Gauteng, SOUTH AFRICA.

  • Groundwater Monitoring for Construction Sites

    All construction affects groundwater and a water management plan will be required. From deforestation to urbanisation, from holes to heaps and dams to drains, they all have an affect on the groundwater. Deforestation causes an increase in the rate of run off of rainwater resulting in lower percolation of precipitation into the soil and a consequent increase in soil erosion leading to slope instability, hence land and mud slides. The increased rate of run off can cause small streams and large rivers to rise and...

    By HERON Instruments Inc. Distributor in SOUTH AFRICA.

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