Environmental Instruments Articles

  • Field Performance Testing for Pipeline Pumps

    Significant energy savings can be achieved by optimizing pump operating efficiency. Measuring the exact pump performance with crude oil under realistic conditions in the field is the first step towards improving the pump efficiency in the future. About 20 billion barrels of crude oil were transported through pipelines in 2015. Around the world, there are over one million kilometers of ...


    By Sulzer

  • Understanding Geographical Instrumentation

    Geographical instrumentation is one of the much heard terms especially in the field of building. Anywhere, where construction is carried out then services rendered for site examination plays an important role. It helps in identifying possible risks and also effectiveness present within the current site or structure.  Designing of the Site The basic step which is carried out ...


    By Soldata Limited

  • Perform Energy Audits Using Ultrasonic Flow Technology

    With the rising cost of energy and escalating environmental concerns, the need for accuracy in energy consumption measurement has never been more critical. According to the US Department of Energy, the average industrial plant spends about 30% of their operating budget on energy. With so much tied up in energy costs, how do facility managers ensure their processes are running efficiently with ...


    By Raeco Rents

  • Measurement Uncertainty in Environmental Noise Measurement

    Any measurement is meaningless without an uncertainty or tolerance associated with it. All measured numbers contain errors, and as such have an associated uncertainty. Disturbing as it is to an engineer, it is actually not possible to measure anything exactly. One definition of uncertainty is “A parameter, associated with the result of a measurement that characterizes the dispersion of the ...

  • Nuclear waste storage and environmental intergenerational externalities

    This article analyses the long–term consequences of nuclear waste storage within a general equilibrium framework. The objective is to determine the conditions for which the storage of waste, and thus the transfer of externalities towards the future, can be optimal. These conditions could explain the implementation of intergenerational externalities, justifying an intertemporal Not in My Back Yard ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Post-growth policy instruments

    This paper proposes a framework to evaluate post-growth policy instruments which gauges their capacity to lessen the pressure for growth emanating from the labour market and the state’s contradictory legitimisation and accumulation imperatives, whilst increasing societal well-being and reducing the biophysical throughput of the economy. It is argued that the most effective policies to do this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Public–private partnerships in the ecotourism sector: a Portuguese case study

    This study aims to analyse the impact of public–private partnerships (PPPs) in the ecotourism sector. The main research objectives are to identify motives, critical success factors and obstacles for partnerships between the public and private sectors in ecotourism and to assess the benefits of such arrangements. Thus, a case study approach, with an ecotourism partnership in Portugal as its ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Staying Safe with Environmental Monitoring

    Geotechnical Instrumentation involves administering the earth and environment and it is hence that designers have made different frameworks to make the occupation simpler. These frameworks grab thousands upon much information that it orders and illuminates so they can concoct evidence. The places where it is necessary are the pollution chance appraisal, trends in time and space; anticipatory ...


    By Soldata Limited

  • Free basic water – a sustainable instrument for a sustainable future in South Africa

    The South African government’s policy decision in 2001 to provide a basic amount of water free of charge to all citizens has been controversial. Traditional policy advice was that all water should be paid for, even if some costs were subsidized. A review of the implementation of the new policy suggests that the flexible approach adopted ensured wide applicability, although it has been ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Gill Instruments case study featured in AWE International

    AWE International magazine, which is focused on the environmental analysis industry, recently featured Gill Instruments in a case study about environmental monitoring with solid-state meteorological instruments. The case study includes information about all of the products within the Gill Instruments range, with information about their advantages within the environmental analysis field. We have ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • Analysis of low levels of metals in drinking water with a scanning array ICP emission spectrometer and ultrasonic nebulization

    Drinking water is an important factor in exposure to environmental contaminants and is used in preparing foods and beverages for human consumption. Therefore, great care is used to verify that it is free of or contains acceptable limits of toxic substances. With respect to heavy metals and other toxicologically relevant elements, atomic spectrometric techniques are frequently used to determine ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Reliable categories of environmental policies

    This paper synthesises and tests a categorisation of environmental policies. The literature review presented reveals that a number of different typologies have been used in the past, creating the potential for conceptual confusion. Based on the review and unstructured interviews with steel industry experts, we propose a three-category typology. A 41-item instrument was created to test the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Transformation of International Environmental Law

    Keywords: International environmental law, environmental law, global challenges, harmoni-sation and common interests 2012 is the fortieth anniversary of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environ-ment, a seminal event which marked the first time that the international community had addressed the environment as an international issue in a serious way. Back in 1972, the Conference called ...


  • Impact of selected economic instruments on sustainable technological innovations on the case of Poland

    This paper presents research results concerning relations between selected economic instruments and sustainable innovations. The following measures of innovativeness were used: (1) organisations' financial outlays on RD activities in the field of environmental protection and (2) a number of implemented and commissioned ecological technological innovations. In the light of obtained results, it was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Note: Public Rights of Way and Level Playing Fields

    Keywords: Common Agricultural Policy, cross-compliance, good agricultural and environmental condition, devolution, discrimination INTRODUCTION Over recent years subsidiarity has become entrenched as a guiding principle which underpins both the formulation and implementation of European Union law. Not least it is enshrined in the Treaty framework; and whereas, ...


  • Economic instruments, transport and the global environment

    The use of economic instruments, such as charges, in abating climate change is assessed, with special reference to their application in the transport sector. The general strategies and instruments for global environmental policies are presented. The role of economic instruments in this context is highlighted, both in terms of theory and of application. Economic instruments are then analysed from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Governance Instruments That Protect Children`s Environmental Health: Is Enough Being Done?

    Abstract: We describe our efforts to find and assess governance instruments: laws, regulations, guidelines, addressing specifically the issue of children's environmental health in OECD countries in the European Union (EU) and in the United States of America (US). The ultimate purpose is to inform policy that will further Canada's commitment to children's environmental health. Among ...


  • Book Reviews: Blackstone`s Statutes on Environmental Law (5th EDN)

    The burgeoning field of environmental law is undoubtedly gaining local and international recognition and consequently featuring more prominently as an academic option for students of law. The latest edition of Blackstone's Statutes on Environmental Law is a collection of environmental statutes and statutory instruments, which is pitched, not surprisingly, at students of environmental law. To this ...


  • Measuring the impact of voluntary environmental protection instruments: perceptual vs. archival techniques

    The use of voluntary environmental protection instruments is expanding significantly around the world. Although there is a large literature dealing with what drives companies to adopt voluntary instruments, there has been relatively little research on the impact that some of these tools have on the actual environmental performance of companies. The existing literature in this area presents ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate environmental and financial performances and the effects of information-based instruments of environmental policy in Japan

    Focusing on 278 listed corporations in Japan, the present study tests the hypothesis that robust environmental conservation activities have a positive effect on their financial performance. It also examines the role played by the environmental policies introduced and strengthened by the government since the end of the 1990s. By a statistical causality analysis using data from 1999 to 2003, we ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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