Day: 1 January 2002
What will be the big issues in 2002?
Global warming and the struggle to meet ambitious environmental targets will continue to drive European and British policy into the New Year. Environmental regulators, local authorities and waste management services companies will have a full agenda over the next 12 months in dealing with tougher standards on air quality, the drive to meet recycling and waste minimisation targets, contaminated land and the impact of "best value" audits. LAWE looks into the crystal ball and spells out the issues that environmental professionals and waste managers will have to face during 2002
Investing in IT offers a big payback
IT - Information Technology - is an essential aid to the management and regulation of the waste and environmental sectors, in applications as diverse as emissions and water quality monitoring and checking refuse collection rounds and weighing loads for landfill sites. LAWE reports on the latest developments in technology and features applications that enhance efficiency in this fast-changing field of software, equipment and instrumentation and looks first at funding options for what can be a major investment
Emissions tracked for chemical recycling
A lightweight portable gas analyser from Telegan has been introduced to make emissions monitoring easier at Chemical Recoveries, a specialist in the recycling of industrial solvents and oils. Weighing 450gm, the Viper is designed to ensure fast, accurate logging of emissions at the company's Avonmouth plant.
Checking out road tunnel atmospheres
A dedicated road tunnel atmosphere monitoring system has been developed by CODEL International. Designated the TunnelMASTER, it comprises a family of monitors designed to provide all the essential measurements necessary to monitor tunnel atmospheres: visibility, carbon monoxide, nitric acid, nitrogen dioxide and air flow and direction.
Come, join the data chain
You won't be surprised to hear that much of your company's environmental impact is outside your control. On the face of it, that's probably good news. However, many of the potential associated cost saving opportunities are also hidden somewhere in your supply chain. Tim Dowling, AEA Technology, on information shared.
With nearly every Tom Ltd and Harry plc producing an environmental statement on exactly how green they are, the need for a central reporting resource has never been more necessary. Next Step Consulting Ltd is developing a register of thousands of published reports that can be accessed and downloaded free from the web. Steve John explains.
URGENT: contaminated land investigation and remidiation
The aim of the Natural Environment Research Council's URGENT programme is one of managing the interactions between natural processes and the effects of past, present and future human activities. Mike Welch, national facilitator for the programme and a consultant to the Chemical Industries Association, highlights URGENT activities in the field of contaminated land.
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