total mercury analyser News

  • EN 15267 Approved Mercury Monitoring System

    The measurement of total gaseous mercury is a challenge due to chemical reactions and contamination. The installed systems will often require a lot of maintenance, still not giving reliable results. The OPSIS System 400 is different and provides the plants with an accurate mercury analyser, that will operate with a minimum of maintenance. The simple design gives high performance with fast ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Minamata Convention will help China and India avoid mercury emissions in 2050

    Under the United Nations Minamata Convention on mercury, China and India could avoid a combined 242 tonnes of mercury emissions in 2050 from coal-fired power plants, a new study predicts. This amount is equal to approximately 12% of total emissions in 2010. While the benefits will be mostly regional, lower mercury deposition in surrounding oceans is good news for Europeans who eat fish sourced ...

  • EIP `Toxic 10` Report: Power Plants Emitting Most Mercury Account For Nearly a Fifth of All Such Pollution

    Even though mercury and other hazardous air pollution from U.S. power plants are declining, the progress at the coal-fired power plants are uneven, leaving in place a significant remaining risk to the health of the public and environment, according to a new report by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP).  Coal-burning power plants release millions of pounds of toxic pollutants into the ...

  • North American industrial pollution impacts on our shared water environment

    The 13th edition of the Taking Stock report, released today by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), provides the most comprehensive picture of industrial pollution across North America, documenting reported releases and transfers of 5.7 billion kilograms of pollutants from facilities reporting to pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) programs in Canada, Mexico and the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fossil-fuel power plants main source of North America`s GHG emissions

    North America's 3,000 fossil fuel burning power plants continue to produce two-thirds of the region's electricity and, at the same time, generate the majority of certain harmful air pollutants and emit more greenhouse gases than any other industrial sector. North American Power Plant Air Emissions, a new report and database released by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), provides ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA`s 2012 Toxics Release Inventory Shows Air Pollutants Continue to Decline

    Total releases of toxic chemicals decreased 12 percent from 2011-2012, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report released today. The decrease includes an eight percent decline in total toxic air releases, primarily due to reductions in hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. “People deserve to know what toxic chemicals ...

  • CEC examines air pollution from North America`s 3,000 fossil-fuel power plants

    North America's 3,000 fossil fuel-burning power plants continue to produce two-thirds of the region's electricity and, at the same time, generate the majority of certain harmful air pollutants and emit more greenhouse gases than any other industrial sector. North American Power Plant Air Emissions, a new report and database released today by the Commission for ...

  • Industrial air pollution cost Europe up to €169 billion in 2009, EEA reveals

    Air pollution from the 10,000 largest polluting facilities in Europe cost citizens between € 102 and 169 billion in 2009. This was one of the findings of a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) which analysed the costs of harm to health and the environment caused by air pollution. Half of the total damage cost (between € 51 and 85 billion) was caused by just 191 ...

  • Mapping human health risk in urban environments

    A new study demonstrates how mapping software can be used to analyse data on heavy metal soil pollution in an urban environment. The researchers incorporated land use information to gain realistic estimates of potential risks to human health that could help inform land use planning. Human activities, including industrial manufacturing and road travel, contaminate the soil with heavy metals such ...

  • Eco-design for flat screens should ensure quick dismantling for maximum resource recovery

    Flat screen televisions and computer monitors should be designed so they can be quickly dismantled for recycling, a recent study says. The researchers calculated that in order to ensure the recycling process remains economically viable, it must be possible to disassemble small screens in less than 11 minutes. Good design could lower the costs of recycling and enable near-total recovery of ...

  • Industry Flocks to Water/Wastewater Monitoring Event

    WWEM 2006 took place in early November and was almost unrecognisable in comparison to the inaugural 2005 event. WWEM was initially created to provide a vehicle for discussing and dispersing information on the Environment Agency’s monitoring certification scheme, MCERTS. However, on the evidence of WWEM 2006, it has become a red letter diary entry for anyone involved with testing or monitoring ...


  • US Power Sector Emissions Poised To Fall To Two-Decade Low In Transformative Year

    This should prove to be a watershed year for the “de-carbonization” of the US power sector, with record volumes of coal-fired capacity to be shuttered, renewables capacity to be built, and natural gas to be consumed. The result, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF): CO2 emissions from the power sector should drop to their lowest level since 1994. Three ...

  • AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

    AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive programme of events that will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an update on the latest regulations, technologies, methods and research in air quality and emissions monitoring, AQE ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Updated industrial emissions register reveals mixed results

    The EU’s internet-based public register of industrial emissions to air and water, the European Pollutant Emission Register (EPER), was today updated with the latest emissions data from some 12,000 industrial installations across Europe. These figures – for 2004 – can now be compared with those for 2001 for a number of ...

  • IHS: Natural Gas Price Advantage Creates Opportunities for Greater Use and Consumer Benefits

    Low natural gas prices resulting from the development of unconventional gas resources in North America will hold for the long term, creating opportunities to expand the economic benefits and cost savings to consumers through greater direct natural gas use, a new IHS report says. Increased use of natural gas also has the potential to contribute to energy efficiency and emissions reduction goals, ...


    By IHS

  • DOE to provide US$36m to advance carbon dioxide capture

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it will provide US$36 million for 15 projects aimed at furthering the development of new and cost-effective technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the existing fleet of coal-fired power plants. “Currently, the existing US coal fleet accounts for over half of all electricity generated in this country,” US Secretary of Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Fines issued for Radioactive Substances Act breach

    Two companies and an individual who tried to dispose of radioactive waste without authorisation have been fined by Bedford Magistrates’ Court today (Fri) for breaching the Radioactive Substances Act 1993. The radioactive material was in an X-ray Flourescence Meter which belonged to FFEI Ltd (formerly known as Fuji Film Electronic Imaging Ltd) and used at its Peterborough premises until October ...

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

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