Day: 1 March 2000
LAQM: monitoring objectives
Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 implements Local Air Quality Management (LAQM). LAQM requires local authorities to provide an assessment - detailed, if deemed significant - of air quality impacts in their area. Nicholas Davey, Senior Consultant at Stanger Science & Environment (SSE), examines the impact on, and value to, industry.
Making sense of smell
Gas molecules locked up in a solute do not smell. Surfactant Induced Absorption Technology (SIAT), by harnessing the principles of acid rain, achieves unprecedented results in the removal of odorous gases from air. Dave Stanley, E3 Consultants, explains the technology, now available on wheels.
In with the old
Activated carbon is defined as a microporous adsorbent made from a carbonaceous material. Simply put, it appears solid, but is actually a network of inter-linked fissures and pores with an extremely high internal surface area - around 1,000m2/g. Camfil's Dr Chris Ecob puts carbon - an old material with a new future - under the microscope.
One for you, 19 for me
For years, business has been told it should fund any investments in energy efficiency itself. Cash-flow, recycled savings, bank borrowings, whatever - anything except help from the Treasury. A year shy of the Climate Change Levy, and the Chancellor is handing back £1,000m of revenue. Andrew Warren on sticks and carrots.
Vehicle builders in major moves
The chassis and vehicle manufacturing industry is undergoing a period of growth and reorganisation which should result in even more choice in the specialised waste sector for road fleet operators and transport managers. Environmentally friendly waste transport options in water borne and rail freight remain very much on the agenda.
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