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  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • The future of natural gas - Its on fire

    Natural gas will play a leading role in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions over the next several decades, largely by replacing older, inefficient coal plants with highly efficient combined-cycle gas generation. That"s the conclusion reached by a comprehensive study of the future of natural gas conducted by an MIT study group comprised of 30 MIT faculty members, researchers, and graduate students. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The many faces of fire hazards in industrial settings

    Fire and explosion accidents are of major concern to the owners and operators of refineries and petrochemical, gas processing, terminal, and offshore facilities. Statistics have shown that the majority of monetary loss in these types of complexes is due to fire and explosion. According to statistics, 77 percent of the monetary loss in refinery and petrochemical complexes is due to fire and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • ReportsnReports - North American Fire and Life Safety Market

    North American Fire and Life Safety Market  ReportsnReports.com adds Frost & Sullivan Market Research Report “North American Fire and Life Safety Market’’ to its store. In North America, the major driver for the  ...


  • Global Markets for Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation

    REPORT HIGHLIGHTS The global market for natural gas–fired electricity generation is expected to reach nearly $34.0 billion in 2012, and is forecast to grow to $41.2 billion by 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9%. The Asia-Pacific market was nearly $14.5 billion in 2011 and is expected to expand to $15.7 billion in 2012 and to grow to nearly $20.7 ...


  • World Markets for Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation

    REPORT HIGHLIGHTS The global market for natural gas–fired electricity generation is expected to reach nearly $34.0 billion in 2012, and is forecast to grow to $41.2 billion by 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9%. The Asia-Pacific market was nearly $14.5 billion in 2011 and is expected to expand to $15.7 billion in 2012 and to grow to nearly $20.7 ...


  • NASA Releases Visual Tour of Earth`s Fires

    NASA has released a series of new satellite data visualizations that show tens of millions of fires detected worldwide from space since 2002. The visualizations show fire observations made by the MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS, instruments onboard NASA's Terra and Aqua ...

  • Fire detection and suppression markets in Russia fired up by the progress made in the industrial sector, finds Frost & Sullivan

    The Russian fire safety market is steadily growing, with market participants offering increasingly sophisticated and high-quality equipment at competitive rates. The impressive growth of the industrial sector, along with the government"s economic diversification strategies and improvement of quality, has buttressed the domestic market"s efforts to overcome effects of the recent economic slowdown ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Brisbane Water Selects Bentley’s WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition for Modeling Speed, Ease of Use, and Fire Flow Analysis

    Exton, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that Brisbane Water, one of the largest water utilities in Australia, has selected WaterGEMS V8 XM Edition, Bentley’s water distribution modeling solution, to manage the municipality’s complex water network. The network serves a population of approximately one million. WaterGEMS V8 XM, which won the 2006 AWWA People’s Choice Award for ...

  • Why It Is Important To Monitor Ammonia Slip In A Coal Fired Power Power Plant

    Monitoring flue gas ammonia slip in a coal fired power plant is performed immediately after the SNCR/SCR and is a very challenging task, but extremely important for process efficiency of the pollution control equipment.  The flue gas is filled with high levels of sulfur dioxide, particulate, hydrochloric acid and many other corrosive and noxious gases making the ammonia measurement a very ...


    By Cemtek Environmental, Inc.

  • NIST study offers first detailed look at the progress of a wildland-urban fire

    A wildfire rages across southern California wildlands towards residential communities, endangering residents and firefighters and sending property up in smoke. This is an increasingly common story, occurring several times a summer. To better understand these Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires and how best to prevent or fight them, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and ...

  • Sahara dust, sea spray and fires contribute to bad air quality

    Human activities are the main cause of poor air quality, but natural sources of air pollution also play a role. A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) considers how particulate matter from these natural sources affects the air we breathe. The report is the first ...

  • Webcasts for Fire Department Leaders Put Spotlight on Training, Professional Development

    In June, TargetSolutions sponsored two webcasts for fire department leaders. The first presentation, hosted on June 9 by Firehouse.com, was titled “The Future of Fire Training, Where Are We Headed?” The webcast explored how training officers can create a happy medium in their training program between computer-based training and ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Coal Fired Power Generation Market 2011-2018 by MarketResearchReports.Biz

    The technology used for producing/generating electricity by burning coal is known as coal fired power generation. Globally it is one of the oldest and an efficient way for generating electricity. Its value can be understood as its ability of supplying power during both peak-demand and non-peak demand. To Buy a Copy Of This Report: ...


  • DOE selects projects to conserve freshwater at coal-fired power plants

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 10 projects aimed at developing advanced technologies and concepts to minimize freshwater withdrawal and consumption by coal-based power systems. By improving the environmental performance of coal, America's most abundant energy resource, the projects will strengthen national energy security and help provide clean, affordable, abundant ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Australian fire detection market to grow steadily, reaching $393.4 million by 2016

    Although the global economic crisis affected the Australian construction market in 2008 and 2009, scarcity of residential housing is currently boosting the market. This is creating demand for fire and smoke detection devices as well-informed consumers and emerging regulations make these devices a basic requirement. From 2010 onwards, the fire and smoke detection devices market in Australia is ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Middle East and Africa Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation Research Report

    The global market for natural gas–fired electricity generation is expected to reach nearly $34.0 billion in 2012, and is forecast to grow to $41.2 billion by 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9%. The Middle East market was nearly $2.3 billion in 2011 and is expected to expand to $2.6 billion in 2012 and to grow to nearly $3.5 billion in 2017, with a CAGR of 5.9% between 2012 ...


  • Asia-Pacific Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation Markets

    REPORT HIGHLIGHTS The global market for natural gas–fired electricity generation is expected to reach nearly $34.0 billion in 2012 and is forecast to grow to $41.2 billion by 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9%. The Asia-Pacific market was $14.5 billion in 2011 and is expected to expand to $15.7 billion in 2012 and then to $20.7 billion in 2017, a CAGR of ...

  • Europe and Eurasia Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation Market

    REPORT HIGHLIGHTS The global market for natural gas–fired electricity generation is expected to total $34.0 billion in 2012, and is forecast to grow to nearly $41.2 billion by 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9%. Within Europe and Eurasia, the market will total more than $7 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow to $7.5 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 1.3% for ...


  • Investing in power plants: effects of volatile CO2 prices and price caps

    A recent study has modelled the effects of carbon dioxide prices and price caps on decisions to investment in new power plants. It found that unstable prices can encourage development of coal-fired power stations fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. In addition, low price caps on carbon are not likely to encourage a switch to biomass-fired power plants. The EU is committed to ...

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