Month: August 1998
MWF disposal – the dual approach
A combination of novel formulatory techniques and advanced waste separation processes are currently under development in a two year project to address the environmental pollution issues facing the users of watermix metalworking fluids (MWFs). Tony Lesowiec of the project co-ordinator, Pera, reports.
French system of water management faces far-reaching reforms
The French Minister of the Environment, Dominique Voynet, recently told the French Cabinet that she plans to reform the French system of water management - in particular the Water Agencies. Michael Rook reports from the Ministry of the Environment in Paris.
Gedeon Dagan, groundwater ambassador
Gedeon Dagan, a professor of engineering at Israel's Tel Aviv University, will receive the 1998 Stockholm Water prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden later this month. Dagan was selected for the award for his research on the relationship between pollutants, subsurface formations, transport processes, and groundwater. In this article, we take a look at Dagan's life and work.
Pros and cons of the burning issue
The burning issues concerning incineration, mainly of municipal solid waste, are debated in this month's special feature with contributions from the energy from waste lobby and from environmentalists broadly opposed to this method of waste disposal. Readers wishing to contribute to the debate on this burning issue are invited to plug into LAWE's edie web or write or fax to the Editor.
Controlling gaseous emissions
Good combustion control and careful waste stream selection have a key role in reducing gaseous emissions, but end-of-pipe treatment is still an essential part of the solution. Robin Holder, Tal Golesworthy and Peter Davis of Environmental Development Technology look at the available treatment options.
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