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Eminent scientist warns of global contamination risks

25 February, 2013

Professor Ravi Naidu, of the University of South Australia and the CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), today announced that Australia is prepared to take a world lead in investigating earth system contamination.

Two more piggery projects declared eligible for CFI

22 January, 2013

Two piggery projects in New South Wales have been approved by the Clean Energy Regulator under the Carbon Farming Initiative.

Exair super air amplifiers and adjustable air amplifiers

19 January, 2013

Exair’s super air amplifiers and adjustable air amplifiers provide a fast, quiet, efficient way to move large volumes of air for the transport of smoke, fumes or light materials as well as for venting, cooling, drying and cleaning.

Double green chickens produce carbon-smart poo

14 January, 2013

As the festive season comes to an end, spare a thought for the humble chook which took pride of place on thousands of dinner tables around the country during the Christmas period. Australia’s $4 billion poultry industry is maintaining steady growth, currently producing 700 million birds annually. However, while the demand for poultry meat grows, farmers face growth of another type - waste.

Fifth methodology determination for the Carbon Farming Initiative

13 December, 2012

The fifth methodology determination for the Carbon Farming Initiative has been registered. The Avoided Emissions from Diverting Legacy Waste from Landfill for Process Engineered Fuel Manufacture Methodology Determination 2012 is now available on the Comlaw website.

Solving the stink from sewers

27 September, 2012

The rotten egg gas leaking from sewer pipes and costing billions of dollars worldwide in odour control may soon be far less of a problem, thanks to new research discussed at the 2012 International Water Association (IWA) conference last week.

Ecotech and Ionicon annnounce distribution partnership

07 August, 2012

Online mass spectrometry specialist Ionicon Analytik and environmental monitoring instruments and services company Ecotech are teaming up in Australia and New Zealand.

Methane emissions under our watch

18 May, 2012

Australian agriculture directly accounts for 10% of the country’s overall greenhouse gas emissions and a new research collaboration called the Methane Research Cluster aims to reduce that impact. The research team aims to address one of the key contributors of methane emissions - burping livestock.

Short-term exposure to most major air pollutants associated with increased risk of heart attack

16 February, 2012

Short-term exposure (for up to seven days) to all major air pollutants, with the exception of ozone, is significantly associated with an increased risk of heart attack, according to a review and meta-analysis of previous studies appearing in the 15 February issue of JAMA.

Improving air pollution in Iraq

02 August, 2011

With growing concerns in Iraq about the heavy air pollution, the country’s Ministry of Environment took a decisive step in the direction for improved monitoring, control and prevention of air pollution, and announced a tender to procure five fixed and one mobile air quality monitoring stations to monitor SO2, NOx, NH3, O3, SO2, CO, PM10, PM2.5, methane, non-methane, BTEX and VOCs.

Dust suppression at recycling plant

02 August, 2010 by

Traditional methods of dust suppression proved ineffective for a building material recycling plant. Tecpro Australia collaborated with Jeff Hill Plumbing to create a solution that surpassed the site operator’s environmental obligations.

Ecotech appointed to monitor air quality during Commonwealth Games 2010

16 July, 2010

Ecotech has signed a contract with Delhi Pollution Control Commission, New Delhi, to supply four air-quality monitoring stations to examine air quality for the next five years, including during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Industry needs to look to the future

26 March, 2010 by Jeff Mann*, MWH

With a trend towards economic incentives to reduce air pollution, Australian companies need to look to the future when it comes to balancing the risk of their emissions with their bottom line.

Fluid Components International (FCI) Model FS10A Flow Switch/Monitor

23 March, 2010 by

With a space-saving design incorporating advanced electronics, the Model FS10A Flow Switch/Monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI) is used for continuously verifying flows within liquid or gas process analyser sampling systems.

Nitrous oxide - the big baddie of greenhouse gases

31 August, 2009

Nitrous oxide, which comes from natural and man-made sources, is the most damaging of greenhouse gases according to scientists who have been modelling the impact of the gas on the ozone layer and on the climate.

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