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  • Black carbon – the silent killer

    Black carbon - tiny particulate of soot created from the incomplete combustion of diesel fuels, cook stoves, some industrial processes, and from agricultural and forest burning. It can cause serious health issues and is a leading cause of childhood deaths in the developing world. Helping developing nations eliminate black carbon would be quick and easy, argued numerous scientists and experts that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ABIH Reminds Industry and Workers about Potential Carbon Black Hazards

    Earlier this month, an explosion at an ink factory injured seven workers.  All seven were taken to a nearby hospital and three were later treated at a special medical center for first and second-degree burns. The event happened at a New Jersey plant that produces black newspaper ink that is made from carbon black and other materials.    The accident is reported to have taken ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • CARBOTRAF – Black Carbon reduction by traffic management

    CARBOTRAF is a Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. Lasting for three years, the project will study the relationship between traffic flow, Black Carbon (BC) emissions and carbon dioxide in urban environments. The project aims to create a method, system and tools for adaptively influencing traffic flow in real-time to reduce CO2 and BC emissions caused by road transport ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Reducing Black Carbon Key to Protecting Arctic

    Sea ice loss and permafrost melt are self-amplifying feedbacks causing further warming. Arctic Ministers urge 'urgent action' to avoid irreversible global impacts    Arctic Environment Ministers are calling for "urgent action" to reduce black carbon, methane, and HFCs in order to help protect the Arctic and reduce the risk of setting off self-amplifying feedback mechanisms that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Black Carbon Emissions Cut 90% in California

    In a first-of-its kind study examining the impact black carbon has on climate in California, researchers found the state's efforts to reduce air pollution, particularly from diesel engines, has cut black carbon concentrations by 90% since 1966. This has happened without any noticeable disruption to the lives of the citizens of California, but with tremendous benefits to their health, as well as ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Carbon Black Exposure May Put Workers at Risk

    Carbon black is the general term used to describe a powdery commercial form of carbon.  It is used by industry to strengthen and color rubber and is also used to color inks, coatings, plastics and leather, and to insulate electrical equipment.  Carbon black from vegetable origins is even used as a food coloring agent.    Some employees are exposed to carbon black on a regular ...

  • Health and climate benefits by control of methane and black carbon

    Measures to control methane and black carbon (soot) emissions could improve air quality and public health, in addition to slowing the rate of climate change, according to recent research. By 2030, the reduced pollution could prevent between 700,000 and 4.7 million premature deaths each year, with 80% of the benefits occurring in Asia. Previous studies have linked the formation of ozone at ground ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Reducing black carbon has immediate climate payoff

    Reducing emissions of black carbon soot and ground-level ozone would quickly make a considerable dent in the climate change problem and would also contribute to public health and protect crop yields, according to an essay in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs. The piece was co-authored by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego climate and atmospheric scientist V. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Commitments Made to Reduce Black Carbon, Methane and Hydrofluorocarbons

    Governments and industry leaders in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) today committed to further essential advances in reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) that have a global warming potential many times that of the main greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. The SLCP Focus Day brought together some 30 Ministers and CEOs highlighting the importance and urgency of acting on ...

  • Was Carbon Black a Factor in New Jersey Ink Plant Explosion?

    Last month, an explosion and fire at a manufacturing facility injured seven workers.  The event took place in East Rutherford, New Jersey, at plant that produces black newspaper ink. The workers were injured when a carbon compound used at the plant ignited.  Following the explosion, investigators from the Chemical Safety Board and Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • IMO progress on black carbon in Arctic ‘welcome but long overdue’

    The decision at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to recommend to its environment committee a definition of black carbon arrived at by scientific consensus, after four years of debate, has been welcomed by environmental NGO Transport & Environment. Lack of agreement at sub-committee level had been holding up technical work to calibrate and test black carbon measurement methods ...

  • California’s Prop 65 and Public Health Concerns over Carbon Black

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns over exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM D3186 - 07(2011) Standard Test Methods for Rubber—Evaluation of SBR (Styrene-Butadiene Rubber) Mixed With Carbon Black or Carbon Black and Oil

    These test methods are intended mainly for referee purposes but may be used for quality control of masterbatch production. They may also be used in research and development work and for comparison of different rubber samples in a standard formula. These test methods may also be used to obtain values for customer acceptance of rubber. 1. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Enviro Technology Responds to Growing Demand for Intelligent Black Carbon Monitoring Instrumentation

    Untitled Document In a direct response to demand from organisations across the UK, Enviro Technology Services, the leading UK supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation and systems, has launched the ...

  • ENVIRO TECHNOLOGY RESPONDS TO GROWING DEMAND FOR INTELLIGENT BLACK CARBON MONITORING INSTRUMENTATION

    In a direct response to demand from organisations across the UK, Enviro Technology plc , the leading UK supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation and systems, have launched the ‘Magee Aethalometer' - an instrument that provides ...

  • A `black magic` CO2 fix

    Biochar is made by heating woody waste at high temperatures without oxygen, a process that also produces biogas and usable ‘bio-oil’, renewable energy sources. The stable black carbon-rich solid left after these are captured can remain in soil for up to 5000 years. Used in agriculture, it could increase crop production and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and nitrous ...

  • Scientist behind pioneering black carbon research receives UN ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award

    An atmospheric scientist whose landmark research showed that cutting emissions of 'black carbon' or soot can significantly lessen the impacts of climate change, improve the health of millions of rural poor, and avoid crop losses, is to receive a 2013 Champions of the Earth award; the UN 's highest environmental accolade. Veerabhadran Ramanathan - Distinguished Professor of Climate and Atmospheric ...

  • ASTM D2414 - 11 standard test method for carbon black—Oil Absorption Number (OAN)

    The oil absorption number of a carbon black is related to the processing and vulcanizate properties of rubber compounds containing the carbon black. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of the oil absorption number of carbon black. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The ...


    By ASTM International

  • Black Powder: A Pipeline and Processing Problem

    Magnetic separator technology designed to be a solution for black powder removalA ferrous contaminant created by internal erosion and corrosion of carbon steel pipelines and operating equipment, black powder, causes many operational problems. Black powder which ranges from 100 + microns to sub-micron sizes, with the majority being ferrous (on average 80%) and silica (20%) causes many costly ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • City Data: Open is the New Black

    While many may have heard the statistic “Cities are home to 50% of the world’s population”, few realize that it leads directly to a sobering and much less hyped conclusion:  we face an urgent need to understand how our cities work.    Cities are now the defining human organizational structure on earth, but what do we know about these creations?  Sadly, not ...


    By The World Bank

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