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Denver Law would require industries to create odor control plans

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28/07/2016

In Denver’s Swansea neighborhood, there has been an increased need to fight a mixture of foul odors coming from a wastewater treatment plant or a dog food manufacturer. According to a recent Denver Environmental Health’s (DEH) Environmental Quality Division of citizens living in this area, 80 percent of respondents noticed a smell that affects their quality of life when at home. ...

More details on one of the world’s largest biomass fired plants

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28/07/2016

Sawmilling South Africa confirms that the massive biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant being built on the shores of Värtan, a strait in Sweden’s capital city, by Fortum Värme, a company jointly owned by Finnish energy firm Fortum and the city of Stockholm, is on schedule to begin operation this autumn. Värtan CHP8 (130 MWe, 280 MWth), which began ...

Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study RY2015 Released

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27/07/2016

Thirteen publicly-traded companies in the United States have proven it is possible to not only comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but to also perform supply chain due diligence in line with industry best practices. These companies achieved perfect scores in Development International’s Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study RY2015, ...

Asbestos products and waste: new classification system developed

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29/07/2016

Researchers have presented a comprehensive new classification manual of asbestos-containing products (ACP), materials (ACM) and waste (ACW) in a recent study. They also mapped suitable landfill sites for the proper disposal of ACW in Italy and developed guidance on assigning ACW to correct European Waste Catalogue (EWC) codes. The research will help operators engaged in asbestos waste disposal ...

New APP for gas monitoring staff

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29/07/2016

The Gasmet APP is now available free of charge on both iOS and Android Smartphones, providing anyone with an interest in gas monitoring with quick and easy access to an enormous volume of highly useful information. The APP contains a link to a library of information on 500+ compounds providing IR spectra in addition to chemical formula, molecular weight, boiling point etc. for each gas. A dew ...

Monitoring for Hydraulic Fracturing, sub topics Setting the Baseline and Ongoing Monitoring

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28/07/2016

British Water in collaboration with Cranfield University are pleased to announce the workshop series: Monitoring for Hydraulic Fracturing, sub topics Setting the Baseline and Ongoing Monitoring If you want to discuss recent developments within the environmental and process control monitoring applicable to Hydraulic Fracturing arena, help identify current challenges, and ...

ERCC to hold workshop at E-Scrap 2016

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29/07/2016

This workshop, hosted by the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC), will discuss the latest successes and challenges under the implementation of the 25 state electronics recycling laws (and now DC).   Workshop participants will hear about the latest updates to the laws from this year, such as those in Minnesota, and discuss what lessons can be drawn from them.  The ...

Product Roundup: Goulds Water Technology ProPak Kits

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29/07/2016

ProPak Kits from Goulds Water Technology (GWT) are a convenient packaged solution for constant residential water pressure. The ProPak kits include a three-phase motor, the Aquavar SOLO2 variable speed controller with transducer and the GWT GS water end pump. The packaged kit provides quick and simple installation, and is available with several HP options for maximum versatility and ...

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