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Why Don't We Burn Our Trash?
Sweden is able to recycle 99% of their trash, some of which they burn. Why isn't this practiced in the United States? Read More: 99 Per Cent Of Sweden's Garbage Is Now Recycled http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/09/02/sweden-recycling_n_5738602.html "There's a "recycling revolution" happening in Sweden - one that has pushed the country closer to zero waste than ever before. In fact, less than one per cent of Sweden's household garbage ends up in landfills today." The sensible Swedes burn a lot of their garbage. Why can't we? http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_juice/2014/07/wte_in_sweden_weirdly_enough_burning_garbage_makes_environmental_sense.html "The Swedes generate a decent amount of garbage, just like everybody else-465 kilograms per capita of waste in 2010, or about 1,070 pounds per person. Aggressive recycling programs that hoover up about 50 percent of the country's waste have helped radically reduce the amount of junk going to landfills." Energy Recovery from Waste http://www.epa.gov/waste/nonhaz/municipal/wte/ "Energy recovery from waste is the conversion of non-recyclable waste materials into useable heat, electricity, or fuel through a variety of processes, including combustion, gasification, pyrolization, anaerobic digestion, and landfill gas recovery. This process is often called waste-to-energy." Air Emissions & Clean Energy http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-and-you/affect/air-emissions.html "Although municipal solid waste includes renewable resources, its use as a source of energy has been met with controversy." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Energy production from wastes through incineration-2
This video contains second part of the production of energy from wastes through incineration of the course Waste to Energy Conversion. It includes discussion on the following: • Incinerators parts and their types/working • Environmental impact and operational issues and divisions of real plant • Case study
Pollution Control in the Iron and Steel Industry
Focuses on Pollution Control in the Iron and Steel Industry. Features a cartoon of a newly hatched bird who would rather remain in the shell when he sees the condition of the environment. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0LHEYTEAyndlUqRJYtBZEg
Energy production from wastes through incineration-1
This video contains first part of the production of energy from wastes through incineration of the course Waste to Energy Conversion. It includes discussion on the following: • Definition and scope for application • Mechanism • Air requirement • Performance factors and staged combustion • Advantages and disadvantages • Preferable feedstocks characteristics for incineration • Process flowsheet
Destruction of Syrian chemicals - Veolia
Veolia supports the British government in the destruction of chemical weapons from Syria. The “B precursors” chemicals batch will be treated, in compliance with the safety regulations in force, at Veolia’s Ellesmere Port incineration plant (Cheshire - United Kingdom), under the hazardous waste treatment contract existing with the Disposals Service Authority of the British Ministry of Defence. For more information: http://veolia.com/en/our-customers/achievements/industries/difficult-treat-pollution/uk-destroying-chemical-weapons “B precursors” are chemicals that are commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry, mainly in the United Kingdom, and are of the same nature as the standard industrial materials that are safely treated on a regular basis at Ellesmere Port. It must be noted that these chemicals are industrial-quality, as opposed to chemical weapons. ------------------------------- www.veolia.com ------------------------------- 2014 - Veolia communication department Images and film maker : Christophe Majani d'Inguimbert Re-recording mixer and video design : Zebulia - Julien Coissac
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Meeting the Challenge of New Environmental Regulations for Coal Fired Power Plants
Evoqua Water Technologies webinar includes an overview of Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELGs), Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) wastewater treatment solution and case studies, CCRs regulation overview, and Coal pile remediation solution and case studies.
Debunking False Waste Narratives : INCINERATION | Plastic Free Mermaid
Debunking False Waste Narratives: INCINERATION Interview with Delphine Levi Alvares, European Coordinator of #BreakFreeFromPlastic Plastic waste constitutes 60 - 80% of marine debris and is “one of the world’s most pervasive pollution problems impacting our oceans and waterways,” according to the U.N. Over the past 60 years, plastics production and waste have dramatically increased, part of a global waste crisis whose drivers have included rapid urbanization, increasing consumption in both high- and low-income countries, and increased production of “throw-away” products. The vast majority of plastics are not recycled at the end of their useful life, ensuring that this multiplication in production results in multiplication of harmful waste. From raw material extraction through to plastic polluting the ocean, plastics represent the failure of a predominantly fossil fuel based, linear economic system. A problem this complex and embedded in our societies and economies requires solutions that address the cross-sector nature of the problem and are built upon sustainable and environmentally just frameworks that deliver permanent solutions. For those new to waste issues, incineration, gasification, pyrolysis, and plasma arc may appear appealing. The experiences of this tech in test countries have shown that these approaches are at best a distraction from real solutions, and at worst a source of serious climate and toxic pollution. The #BreakFreeFromPlastics movement knows this isn’t just about managing the problem, but preventing it in the first place. INCINERATION — including gasification, pyrolysis, plasma arc — IS NOT A VIABLE SOLUTION for plastic pollution, & is harmful. - Dangerous for marine life & human health. Burning plastic and other wastes release dangerous substances such as heavy metals, Persistent Organic Pollutants, & other toxins into the air & ash waste residues. Looking at the few commercial-scale gasification, pyrolysis, and plasma arc facilities that process municipal solid wastes (as opposed to processing other materials) shows that these approaches can emit the same pollutants as mass-burn incinerators. Such pollutants contribute to the development of asthma, cancer, endocrine disruption, & the global burden of disease. Persistent Organic Pollutants travel long distances, & ultimately deposit into the ocean & polar ice caps, where they can adsorb onto other plastic marine debris and microplastics, bioaccumulating up the food chain, threatening marine & human health. - New incinerator technologies are prone to failure & ineffective at eliminating plastic pollution! Many companies claim to heat plastic to turn them into oil or energy using new incinerator technologies such as gasification, pyrolysis, and plasma arc. Yet despite their impressive claims, these technologies have FAILED REPEATEDLY. They can also be exorbitantly expensive. In many coastal countries in Asia — where issues of poverty, open dumping, & a lack of waste management infrastructure and services contribute to the release of plastic waste into the oceans — costing $5-53 billion per year to operate large-scale incinerators built to European standards of health and safety — which still allow the release the release of dangerous plastic waste pollutants to air and into the ash residues! - Smaller scale, cheaper options raise many additional questions: what types of pollution filtration is provided? What happens to any filtered toxics? Are combustion sites monitored for emissions? If any fuel made from plastics is used off site, how is monitoring possible? - Bad for the climate and oceans. Plastic is a petroleum-based material, and when burned it’s like any other fossil fuel: it releases climate pollution. This leads to rising sea levels, increased ocean and air toxicity, and destruction of coral reefs and other marine life. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, burning plastics is notably the worst possible end-of-life management approach for plastics from a climate perspective. Gasification, pyrolysis, and plasma incinerators are even less efficient at generating electricity than mass burn incinerators, and often supplement waste with coal and other fossil fuels in order to produce energy. Climate change is a major threat to our oceans and marine health. - Violate the principles of environmental justice. Incinerators cause environmental injustices in the communities where they are built, which carry the disproportionate burden of air pollution & toxic ash. These places—often in the global south or communities of color in the global north—are also disproportionately impacted by the climate change that incinerators contribute to. People around the world are developing real solutions to our waste and climate crisis, based on the principles of zero waste and environmental justice. More: www.no-burn.org/burning-plastic-incineration-causes-air-pollution-dioxin-emissions-cost-overruns/ breakfreefromplastic.org
Exhaust Gas Scrubbers
Visit https://goo.gl/mBWynh to view the full video and purchase access to our other Pulping courses. Many industrial processes like kilns, boilers, and incinerators discharge spent gases to the atmosphere. These gases are often treated to remove pollutants in order to meet environmental regulations. A wet scrubber is one method that can be used to clean a gas stream by bringing the gas into contact with a liquid. This module will discuss the major components as well as the purpose and operation of an exhaust gas scrubber.
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How a waste-to-energy plant works
We are Jane Joyce, Sarah Lever, Clare Sims and Paul Weston from the engineering history educational charity Engineering Timelines. This movie documents a visit to a waste-to-energy plant in north London. We've added some animation that explains the workings of the process of generating electricity from rubbish. Want to know more about engineering stuff? Visit www.engineering-timelines.com
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Baltimore Residents Face Potential Health Risks From New Incinerator (1/4)
Jaisal Noor reports on why residents and public health experts are fighting an incinerator being built in Curtis Bay, Baltimore's most polluted neighborhood
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Trash Incineration - A Climate and Health Disaster Near You
New York, California, Massachusetts and Virginia are home to 21 of the 76 trash incinerators remaining in the U.S.  Trash incineration is the most expensive and polluting way to manage waste or to make energy -- dirtier than coal power plants, and dirtier than landfills.  In many communities, trash incinerators are the largest air polluters in the city or county, contributing to asthma attacks, cancer, and many other health impacts.  Learn about the trash incinerators in your state, and find out what you can do to close them down and transition to Zero Waste systems. Mike Ewall is the founder and director of the Philadelphia-based Energy Justice Network, a national network supporting grassroots resistance against dirty energy and waste facilities, notably biomass and waste incinerators, coal and natural gas facilities.  Active since high school in 1990, he has led winning campaigns stopping numerous incinerators, power plants, landfills, ethanol biorefineries, a coal-to-oil refinery, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, water fluoridation, a multi-state nuclear waste dump and more. He has done extensive work to document and expose environmental racism, through local organizing campaigns, and in demographic and mapping research nationally. He has also done much to critique the false solutions and harmful community impacts within most climate, energy and waste policies, even carbon taxes, emissions trading schemes, fossil fuel divestment, and renewable portfolio standards. His long-time work against environmental racism in Chester, PA earned him a "tuition-free law school for activists" scholarship to the University of the District of Columbia. Since well before earning a law degree, he's been helping communities stop polluters with local ordinances such as the Clean Air Ordinances he's been using to prevent proposed incinerators and crematoria.  He's now working to use these ordinances to force the closure of existing waste incinerators and fossil fuel power plants. His Zero Waste Hierarchy was used as the basis for the global standard set by the Zero Waste International Alliance.
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Iran Tehran Aradkouh waste incineration power plant نيروگاه برق زباله سوز آرادكوه تهران ايران
May 3, 2017 (Persian calendar 1396/2/13) Tehran province (استان تهران) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehran_Province Pasmand Tehran (پسماند تهران) official website http://pasmand.tehran.ir/Default.aspx?tabid=328 Arad Kouh Complex Waste Process and Disposal This center is located in the southern to Kahrizak City and at the beginning of old Tehran- Ghom Road. With an area roughly 1,400 hectares, this center has been deemed as the receiver of the Tehran City wastes as of 1976. Considering the available statistics, on average a daily rate of 7,460 tons of wastes are entered into this center. The wastes submitted to this center are sent from various centers, including: the 22 districts of Tehran City (roughly 6,800 tons/day), hospitals and health and treatment centers (roughly 80 tons/day), companies and towns (roughly 580 tons/day). After being weighed, the wastes entered into this center are either directed to the Process and Recycle Units of Arad Kouh Complex for the waste processing plans and production of compost or are transferred to the trenches of the Disposal site to be buried. For the time being, a variety of units are active in this center as per the following: Recycling and Processing Units: The primary studies and technical inspections were commenced in late 1993 to construct compost plant at the margin of Kahrizak Waste Disposal site, while based on the results of the studies, this factory was commissioned in July 1998 with a admission capacity of 500 tons of wastes for each working shift. This factory is composed of buildings and equipment to produce industrial compost and administrative and services units. The compost produced at this factory, which include roughly 1% of the entered capacity, is used for herbal and farming purposes upon going through the enrichment process. Small Compost Factory (Karko): After restructuring, this factory was restarted in June 2007 and has been active within the same year with an average processing capacity of 82 tons of wastes/day. Processing Units: These units, which include four lines of waste recycling and processing, were commissioned and operated in 2005 by the cooperation of the private sector. Biomechanical Processing Unit: This project was implemented as the PhD thesis of a student in Rostock University, Germany, and was then completed and operated in the form of a recycling unit. In this unit, permanent and daily depositing the products of units Nos. 1,2 of process, compost plant of Karko and crushed materials by the 85Z machine, have been performed by piping and installing ventilation fans. In this method, the fine grained waste is entered into the process of compost after being separated and crushed, and is then gradually converted to the compost after depositing with either active or inactive airing. Fermentation Site (Compost Processing): The biggest compost fermentation site all over the world, measuring 22 hectares, is mobilized with four of the modern top train machines and has been constructed to process the products of compost plants and is not put under operation simultaneously with opening of new processing lines. Arad Kooh Complex Waste Disposal Sites:Waste Landfill Site: This site, where still the major part of the activities and processing of Arad Kouh are performed, receives roughly 4,000 tons of wastes of Tehran and some small cities around the disposal site. Meanwhile, the hospital wastes of Tehran City are admitted daily at this center and are buried and lime-coated exclusive in cells constructed for the same purposes. The burial operations of Tehran City waste is permanently made within an area of 500 hectares. The wastes entered into this center come from various sources of waste production and transfer, such as urban, wastes, hospital wastes (in separate cells, daily), industrial wastes and town and companies around the disposal site. Waste Sanitary and Engineered landfil site: The purpose of implementation of this study project is to examine the results and feasibility of reasonable burial at this center.The advantages of engineering and healthy burial: - Controlling the extraction of the gases resulted from the disposal site (4,CH2CO) and prevention of distribution of the greenhouse gases, - Controlling the extraction of resulted latex resulted to filtrate and reuse of the same for green space, - Improving the national and local environmental indexes and reducing the improper environmental effects, - Expediting the biological decomposition and generation of suitable space for repeated burial, - The option to produce energy by taking benefit from the resulted gases, - The option to reuse the buried wastes as compost after completion of the stabilization process.
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What is WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT? What does WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT mean? WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT meaning - WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT definition - WASTE-TO-ENERGY PLANT explanation. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UuCPh7GrXznZi0Hz2YQnQ?sub_confirmation=1 Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. A waste-to-energy plant is a waste management facility that combusts wastes to produce electricity. This type of power plant is sometimes called a trash-to-energy, municipal waste incineration, energy recovery, or resource recovery plant. Modern waste-to-energy plants are very different from the trash incinerators that were commonly used until a few decades ago. Unlike modern ones, those plants usually did not remove hazardous or recyclable materials before burning. These incinerators endangered the health of the plant workers and the nearby residents, and most of them did not generate electricity. Waste-to-energy generation is being increasingly looked at as a potential energy diversification strategy, especially by Sweden, which has been a leader in waste-to-energy production over the past 20 years. The typical range of net electrical energy that can be produced is about 500 to 600 kWh of electricity per ton of waste incinerated. Thus, the incineration of about 2,200 tons per day of waste will produce about 50 MW of electrical power. Most waste-to-energy plants burn municipal solid waste, but some burn industrial waste or hazardous waste. A modern, properly run waste-to-energy plant sorts material before burning it and can co-exist with recycling. The only items that are burned are not recyclable, by design or economically, and are not hazardous. Waste-to-energy plants are similar in their design and equipment with other steam-electric power plants, particularly biomass plants. First, the waste is brought to the facility. Then, the waste is sorted to remove recyclable and hazardous materials. The waste is then stored until it is time for burning. A few plants use gasification, but most combust the waste directly because it is a mature, efficient technology. The waste can be added to the boiler continuously or in batches, depending on the design of the plant. In terms of volume, waste-to-energy plants incinerate 80 to 90 percent of waste. Sometimes, the residue ash is clean enough to be used for some purposes such as raw materials for use in manufacturing cinder blocks or for road construction. In addition, the metals that may be burned are collected from the bottom of the furnace and sold to foundries. Some waste-to-energy plants convert salt water to potable fresh water as a by-product of cooling processes. The typical plant with capacity of 400GWh energy production annually costs about 440 million dollars to build. Waste-to-energy plants may have a significant cost advantage over traditional power options, as the waste-to-energy operator may receive revenue for receiving waste as an alternative to the cost of disposing of waste in a landfill, typically referred to as a "tipping fee" per ton basis, versus having to pay for the cost of fuel, whereas fuel cost can account for as much as 45 percent of the cost to produce electricity in a coal-powered plant, and 75 percent or more of the cost in a natural gas-powered plant. The National Solid Waste Management Association estimates that the average United States tipping fee for 2002 was $33.70 per ton. Waste-to-energy plants cause lesser air pollution than coal plants, but more than natural gas plants. Waste-to-energy plants are designed to reduce the emission of air pollutants in the flue gases exhausted to the atmosphere, such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and particulates, and to destroy pollutants already present in the waste, using pollution control measures such as baghouses, scrubbers, and electrostatic precipitators. High temperature, efficient combustion, and effective scrubbing and controls can significantly reduce air pollution outputs. Burning municipal waste does produce significant amounts of dioxin and furan emissions to the atmosphere as compared to the smaller amounts produced by burning coal or natural gas. Dioxins and furans are considered by many to be serious health hazards. However, advances in emission control designs and very stringent new governmental regulations, as well as public opposition to municipal waste incinerators, have caused large reductions in the amount of dioxins and furans produced by waste-to-energy plants.....
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Gasification vs. Incineration
Increasingly, gasification is being used to convert municipal solid waste, or MSW, into valuable forms of energy. While this type of waste has been burned, or incinerated, for decades to create heat and electricity, the gasification process represents significant advances over incineration. In order to understand the advantages of gasification when compared to incineration, it's important to understand the significant differences between the two processes: Incineration literally means to render to ash. Incineration uses MSW as a fuel, burning it with high volumes of air to form carbon dioxide and heat. In a waste-to-energy plant that uses incineration, these hot gases are used to make steam, which is then used to generate electricity. Gasification converts MSW to a usable synthesis gas, or syngas. It is the production of this syngas which makes gasification so different from incineration. In the gasification process, the MSW is not a fuel, but a feedstock for a high temperature chemical conversion process. In the gasifier, the MSW reacts with little or no oxygen, breaking down the feedstock into simple molecules and converting them into syngas. Instead of making just heat and electricity, as is done in a waste-to-energy plant using incineration, the syngas produced by gasification can be turned into higher valuable commercial products such as transportation fuels, chemicals, and fertilizers. Please visit www.gasification.org for more information
2012 05 07 - Newspaper Editorial Interview with Gwen Barlee about environmental impacts of mining
Responsible mining & environmental protection can coexist. Gwen Barlee of the Wilderness Committee discusses B.C.'s mining impact on the environment with Vancouver Sun editor Fazil Mihlar.
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ANDRITZ Air pollution control technologies - long version
ANDRITZ provides innovative air pollution control technologies, including wet flue gas cleaning, dry flue gas cleaning, DeNOx plants, Seawater FGD, exhaust gas cleaning for the maritime industry and combined or multi-stage systems. http://www.andritz.com/
Antimony - Occupational & Environmental Exposures
Antimony is a silvery-white metal that is found in the earth's crust. Antimony ores are mined and then mixed with other metals to form antimony alloys or combined with oxygen to form antimony oxide. The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) reports that little antimony is currently mined in the United States, but it is brought into the country from other places for processing. There are also companies that produce antimony as a by-product of smelting lead and other metals. Antimony mixed into alloys is used in such products as lead storage batteries, solder, sheet and pipe metal, bearings, castings and pewter. Antimony oxide is added to textiles and plastics to prevent them from catching fire, and it is also used in paints, ceramics and fireworks, and as enamels for plastics, metal and glass. The ATSDR states that antimony enters the environment during the mining and processing of its ores and in the production of antimony metal, alloys, antimony oxide, and combinations of antimony with other substances. Small amounts of antimony are also released into the environment by incinerators and coal-burning power plants. Antimony can enter the human body when people drink water or eat food, soil or other substances that contain it. Antimony can also enter the body if people breathe contaminated air or dusts. Workers in industries that utilize antimony are at potential risk of exposure to elevated levels. There is an existing occupational airborne exposure limit from OSHA meant to protect workers. The ATSDR reports that exposure to antimony at high levels can result in a variety of adverse health effects. Breathing high levels for a long time can irritate the eyes and lungs and can cause heart and lung problems, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting and stomach ulcers. Ingesting large doses can cause vomiting. Long-term animal studies have reported liver damage and blood changes when ingested. Antimony can also irritate the skin if it is left on it. These are just a few things to know about potential occupational and environmental exposures to antimony. To learn more about this or other environmental, indoor air quality, health, safety or occupational issues, please visit the websites shown below. Clark Seif Clark http://www.csceng.com EMSL Analytical, Inc. http://www.emsl.com LA Testing http://www.latesting.com Zimmetry Environmental http://www.zimmetry.com Healthy Indoors Magazine http://www.iaq.net VOETS - Verification, Operations and Environmental Testing Services http://www.voets.nyc
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USA: Chester incinerator ramps up burning of recyclables after China’s import ban
Residents of Chester, Pennsylvania, are fearing an increase in pollution from the local Covanta incinerator, due to it becoming a destination for recyclable materials after China's recent ban on their importation, footage filmed on Thursday shows. Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Video ID: 20190301 006 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: [email protected] Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
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Human Impacts on Earth, Toxic Waste and Energy
Human Impacts on Earth, Toxic Waste and Energy This video is brought to you by Alex Boyle from www.BoyleGreenConsultancy.com ignore tags: human impact, green, environmental, sustainable, development, greenhouse gases, toxic waste, respitory infections, illnesses, medicines, plastics, textiles, detergents, paints, pesticides, by-products, air river streams, waste, manufacturing process, energy, fossil fuels, coal, alternative enrgy, solar, wind, hydro, gas emissions, health, waste disposal, landfill, incinerators, pollution, urban populations, economic growth, viruses ignore tags: Rewards of a Sustainable Lifestyle, Sustainable Lifestyle, Green lifestyle, green business, ethical business, health and development, health, future generations without sustainable development, ethical firms, less consumption, recycling, water bill, energy bill, growing, fruit and vegetables, car, public transport, greening home appliances, saving money, green profitability, boycotting, pollutions, regulations, walking, cycling, organic food, rising sea levels, polar icecaps, strong storms, floods, community damage increased flooding, mass produced food, lower quality foods, health implications, health problems, population damage, changing ecosystems, new viruses, higher levels of poverty, agricultural production, limations, povery increase "General Consumption" unreliable humans planet damage lifestyles goods cars "demand increase" "manufacturing process" energy "precious resources" oil coal "create energy" "waste genetated" atmosphere "damaging gases" floods hurricanes "melting of the polar icecaps" drought famine "natural disasters" Climate Change, changing, summer, science, problems, united nations, intergovernmental panel, global surface temperature, warming rate, apline, continental glaciers, norther hemisphere, lakes, rivers, ice, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, atmosphere, greenhouse gases, fossil fuels, cutting down trees, trees, photosynthesis, pollution, planting Climate Change, Effects of Climate Change, rainfall, weather related events, storms, floods, rising sea levels, big bush fires, pest infestations, infectious diseases, global temperatures, adapt, technology, forest fires, extreme heat, epidemics, tropical areas, drought, dry regions, coastal erosion, erosion, building collapses, intense rainfall, flash floods, monsoons, freak storms, arid areas
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Why Is Sweden Buying Trash From Other Countries?
» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe The US and Israel have been long-time allies and Netanyahu recently called their relationship "rock-solid". But disagreement over Israeli settlements have been putting a strain on the personal friendship between Obama and Netanyahu. With imminent threats from neighboring countries, can Israel afford to lose a friend? Learn More: Press release from the White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-at-Cairo-University-6-04-09 Remarks by the President on a new beginning between the United States and Muslim communities around the world. Democrats to Boehner: Postpone Netanyahu speech http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/democrats-john-boehner-benjamin-netanyahu-speech-114695.html "Three House Democrats are circulating a letter they plan to send to Speaker John Boehner, urging the top Republican to 'postpone' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress." Creeping construction: Israel to build 600 new settlements in the West bank http://rt.com/news/217791-israel-settlements-west-bank/ "Israeli authorities have approved the building of at least 623 settlements on the West Bank in the space of just one week. The decision comes amid growing tensions in the region ahead of a planned UN vote on Palestine's statehood." Watch More: Why Does the U.S. Love Israel? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl8sWCxyPJw _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special Thanks to Julia Wilde for hosting TestTube! Check out Julia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI
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Danger in the Air - Incineration - Chemical Plants
Dr Van Steenis tells People Against incineration how air pollution causes illness and death.. for anothers profit.
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2014. A cement kiln burning chemical wastes, tyres, animal waste etc instead of coal.
2014. 16th February. The waste gases and ultra-fine particles from a cement kiln fall to ground and drift at ground level across farmland, houses, businesses and into the village and beyond. The fumes from this kiln have been "grounding" like this since it was built in the 1980's (ref. Environment Select Committee Enquiry). The Environment Agency still permits this kiln to incinerate hazardous chemical wastes, tyres, and animal waste as "fuel", replacing up to 100% of the coal they used to burn. The British Government is in legally binding contracts with the EU and the cement industry. It is dependent on this waste burning, to meet it's own "recycling" targets". Why? Cement production is the highest industry emitter of CO2. When burning coal, the CO2 emissions cost the cement kiln owners millions of £'s annually in CO2 tax. The EU's carbon tax levy is not charged for CO2 emissions from waste burning, on the grounds that all the wastes are of such risk that they would have to be incinerated anyway. Co-incinerating them in a cement kiln is "recycling". So burning wastes is a multi-million pound "win" for the cement industry. Up to now, it has been a "win" for the British Government.. The Environment Agency are left to "regulate", with no option but to allow it to continue. Hence the Complaints procedure does not kick in until there is a "persistent haze or odour", in the opinion of the Environment Agency Inspector once he gets on site-- not the residents . From fumes from hazardous waste incineration? Cement kilns are open tubes, with no afterburners. There is no way of burning off these emissions.
California solar power plants ignite birds mid-flight
A Bay Area company is being urged to make changes to its state-of-the-art solar plant since thousands of birds have been burned to death by its panels. Ben Tracy reports.
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Imbondeiro Waste Incineration Kiln
http://www.imbondeiro.org/ Visit our website to learn more about our organization. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Imbondeiro-Unidade/207809079374646 Like us on Facebook! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqnvy_ae0eFR20bSIHZhvHg/feed Visit our youtube channel! This video depicts a 3D fly-around demonstration of Imbondeiro's Waste Incineration Kiln. Imbondeiro Waste Management Facility was founded to fill a gap in the environmental waste management industry and to provide efficient and effective services for handling and disposing of environmental wastes and by-products. The Imbondeiro Waste Management Facility is a full service waste management collection, treatment, and landfill disposal facility 44 kilometers southeast of downtown Luanda, Angola. It is the newest and largest waste management facility in Angolan region. The facility is capable of handling, treating, and disposing of a broad range of waste materials for both local and international clients. Thanks for watching!
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Incineration Debate?  Ben West - Vancouver Sun
Wilderness Committee campaigner Ben West is invited to debate Waste incineration proponent Marvin Hunt at the Vancouver Sun. Hunt, the interim mayor of Surrey didn't show up. Ben is instead interviewed by the editor of the Vancouver Sun Fazil Mihlar. Ben still wants to debate Marvin.
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🇨🇳 China Airpocalypse | 101 East
101 East - Pollution: China Airpocalypse In January 2013, a dense yellow fog shrouded northern China in one of the most alarming incidents of air pollution on record. Readings of the smallest - and deadliest - airborne particles soared to nearly 40 times recommended safety levels. Residents were warned to stay indoors; expats dubbed it the "Airpocalypse"; and Chinese media were given unprecedented freedom to report on the toxic air conditions. For many Chinese, it brought a stark realisation of how hazardous air pollution had become, but the worst may still be ahead. A Deutsche Bank report released in February said the current trends of coal use and automobile emissions suggest air pollution could worsen by an additional 70 percent by 2025. In China's five northwestern provinces alone, carbon dioxide emissions from coal production are predicted to rise by 1,400 million tonnes by 2015, an amount equal to Russia's entire national output in 2010. Doctors and officials are only beginning to assess the impact of smog on the nation's health. A study in British medical journal, The Lancet, found that outdoor air pollution contributed to about 1.2 million deaths in China in 2010, or about 40 percent of airborne pollution-related deaths worldwide. Toxic air was listed as the fourth-leading risk factor for deaths in China, behind poor diet, high blood pressure and smoking. Among those most vulnerable to the worsening pollution are children. A study published by The New England Journal of Medicine showed that children exposed to high levels of air pollution can suffer permanent lung damage. More parents are confining their sons and daughters at home. Schools are cancelling outdoor activities and field trips, and some international schools have built futuristic-looking domes over sports fields to provide fresh air for recreation. Three-year-old Xinghuo rarely enjoys a day in the sun. With his asthma attacks worsening and occurring more frequently, trips to the hospital have become routine for the small boy. Xinghuo's family has tried both Chinese and Western medicine in hope of a remedy, but like many Chinese youngsters in Beijing, Xinghuo faces the prospect of a childhood spent mostly indoors. Experts say the economic cost is also growing. A Chinese government report claimed that pollution had cost the country about $230bn in 2010, or 3.5 percent of China's GDP. The report is said to only be a partial accounting. The worsening air pollution is causing some expat executives to reconsider accepting jobs in China, forcing some firms to offer bonuses of up to 30 percent to attract foreign talent. A growing number of expats are citing air pollution as a primary cause for leaving the country. The problem also raises the spectre of increased unrest. Unlike instances of corruption and other government abuses that are often filtered from public discussion, yellow skies cannot be as easily dismissed. China has witnessed an increase in protests against proposed chemical factories and power stations, with citizens taking bolder steps to stand up and protect their villages. China has vowed it will clean up the environment. Beijing announced a $16bn, three-year plan to improve sewage treatment, garbage incineration and forestry development. And China invested $65bn in clean energy in 2012, more than any other country. Yet critics say the government remains committed to economic growth over environmental protection, with targets that continue to rely on high industrial output. Chinese state-owned enterprises in the oil and power industries have consistently blocked efforts by pro-environment government officials to impose policies that would alleviate the pollution. Some wonder, even once China makes significant steps to clean up its air, will the damage be too great to repair? More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
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‘Clever trade move’: Residents in US city fear pollution spike after China bans waste imports
FILE PHOTO © AFP / Ezequiel Becerra Beijing’s move to crack down on waste imports may be part of the ongoing trade war with Washington, RT has been told. Ruptly met with US locals who fear the situation will decimate the environment. China, the largest buyer of recyclables from the US, banned 24 types of solid waste from being imported and placed tougher restrictions on the ones it continues to accept. The move left the recycling industry and authorities in a number of US cities struggling with the disposal of plastic, paper and glass trash. As the result, the trash, instead of being shipped to China, is now taken to landfills or burnt. Locals say it creates pollution, negatively impacting the health of residents. “Communities around trash incinerators have experienced elevated levels of certain cancers,” environmental activist Mike Ewall told Ruptly video agency in Chester, outside Philadelphia, where a large incinerator is located. It burns around 200 tons of recyclable materials every day. The dioxins in the blood of incinerator workers are even known to be higher than normal. So you have a lot of community problems with respiratory problems and more serious diseases. Ewall noted that burning trash releases “28 times more dioxin pollution” than burning coal, emitting “the most toxic chemicals known to science,” like mercury and lead. ALSO ON RT.COM US-China trade war: New tit-for-tat tariffs targeting $260bn in bilateral trade go into effect The residents complain that the incinerator affects house prices as well. “It destroyed the sense of community, because people that were here moved. You cannot sell the house. It has destroyed the foundations,” local activist Zulene Mayfield told Ruptly. The incinerator operator, Covanta, argued that burning the trash is a better option than storing it in landfills, saying that the emissions from its facilities “consistently fall below established limits.” New regulations introduced by Beijing became unattainable for many in the US. It is “virtually impossible to meet the stringent contamination standards established in China,” a spokesperson for the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, explained, adding that the increased cost of recycling made a dent in the city’s budget. “I have to take off my hat to China: it’s a very clever trade move,” Jeffrey Tucker, the editorial director at the American Institute for Economic Research, told RT, adding that Beijing “would never admit that this is part of the trade war.” It’s a way of putting a huge tariff or a blockade on the worst of American exports to China. If it is a tactic, it’s a brilliant one. The US and China have been locked in a trade war since President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on Chinese goods. He argued that Beijing was cheating its way in trade and taking unfair advantage of the US economy. China vowed to retaliate and placed tariffs on certain US goods in return. Subscribe to Click Heart ^💖^ 영리한 무역 이동 ': 중국이 쓰레기 수입을 금지 한 후 미국 도시 공포의 주민들이 급증 북경의 쓰레기 수입을 근절하기위한 움직임은 워싱턴과의 지속적인 무역 전쟁의 일부일 수 있다고 RT 기자가 전했다. 상황을 두려워하는 미국인들과 만난다. 미국의 가장 큰 재활용 자원 구매자 인 중국은 24 가지 유형의 고형 폐기물을 수입하는 것을 금지했으며, 계속 받아 들여지고있는 폐기물에 대해 엄격한 제한을 가했다. 이 움직임으로 인해 많은 미국 도시에서 플라스틱, 종이 및 유리 쓰레기 처리. 재활용 산업과 당국이 어려움을 겪었습니다. 결과적으로 쓰레기는 중국으로 운송되는 대신 쓰레기로 버려지거나 태워집니다. 주민들은 오염을 일으켜 주민들의 건강에 부정적인 영향을 미친다고 말한다. 쓰레기 소각장 주변의 지역 사회는 특정 암의 수치가 높아졌다 " 환경 운동가인 마이크 이월 (Mike Ewall)이 Chestster의 비디오 대행사에게 말했다. 대형 소각장이있는 필라델피아 외부. 매일 약 200 톤의 재활용 자재를 연소시킵니다. 소각장 근로자의 피에 있는 다이옥신 류는 정상보다 높다고 알려져 있습니다. 따라서 호흡기 질환과 더 심각한 질병에 관한 많은 지역 사회 문제가 있습니다. 이월은 불타는 쓰레기가 수은과 납과 같은 "과학에 알려진 가장 독성이 강한 화학 물질"을 방출하는 석탄보다 28 배 더 많은 다이옥신 오염을 배출한다고 지적했다. 미 - 중 무역 전쟁 : 양자 간 무역에서 2 천 6 백억 달러를 목표로하는 새로운 동등한 보복 관세가 발효 됨에 따라 거주자들은 소각장이 주택 가격에도 영향을 미친다고 불평한다. "이곳은 사람들이 움직이기 때문에 공동체 의식을 파괴했습니다. 집을 팔 수는 없어요. 그것은 재단을 파괴했다 "지역 운동가 줄 렌 메이필드는 이야기했다. 소각장 운영자인 코반타 (Covanta)는 쓰레기를 태우는 것이 매립지에 저장하는 것보다 더 나은 선택이라고 말했다. 베이징에 의해 도입된 새로운 규정은 미국의 많은 사람들이 달성 할 수 없게되었습니다. 필라델피아시 대변인은 "중국에서 수립된 엄격한 오염 기준을 충족시키는 것은 사실상 불가능하다" 펜실베니아주는 재활용 비용 증가로 도시 예산이 감소했다고 덧붙였다. 미국 경제 연구소 (American Institute for Economic Research)의 제프리 터커 (Jeffrey Tucker) 편집인은 "나는 중국에 모자를 벗어야한다. 그것은 매우 영리한 무역 움직임이다. "북경이"이것이 무역 전쟁의 일부라는 것을 결코 인정하지 않을 것 "이라고 덧붙였다. 그것은 중국에 대한 미국의 최악의 수출에 거대한 관세 나 봉쇄를 가하는 방법이다. 전술이라면, 그것은 훌륭합니다. 미국과 중국은 도널드 트럼프 (Donald Trump) 대통령이 중국 제품에 관세를 부과한 이후 무역 전쟁으로 묶여있다. 트럼프는 베이징이 무역에서 부정 행위를하고 있으며 미국 경제를 부당하게 이용하고 있다고 주장했다. 중국은 보복과 특정 미국 제품에 대한 관세 납부를 서약했다.
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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) & Exposure Risks
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, commonly referred to as PAHs, are a group of chemicals that are formed during the incomplete burning of coal, oil and gas, garbage, or other organic substances like tobacco or charbroiled meat. PAHs are often found as a mixture containing two or more of these compounds. Some PAHs are also manufactured. These pure PAHs usually exist as colorless, white or pale yellow-green solids. PAHs are found in coal tar, crude oil, creosote and roofing tar, and a few are also used in medicines or to make dyes, plastics and pesticides. These chemicals have been found in at least 600 of the 1,430 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). People can be exposed to PAHs by: • Breathing air containing the chemicals in the workplace of coking, coal-tar, and asphalt production plants; smokehouses; and municipal trash incineration facilities. • Breathing air containing PAHs from cigarette smoke, wood smoke, vehicle exhausts, asphalt roads or agricultural burn smoke. • Coming in contact with air, water or soil near hazardous waste sites. • Eating grilled or charred meats; contaminated cereals, flour, bread, vegetables, fruits, meats; and processed or pickled foods. • Drinking contaminated water or milk. • Nursing infants of mothers living near hazardous waste sites may be exposed to PAHs through their mother's milk. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has determined that some PAHs may reasonably be expected to be carcinogens. Some people who have breathed or touched mixtures of PAHs and other chemicals for long periods of time have developed cancer. Some PAHs have caused cancer in laboratory animals when they breathed air containing them (lung cancer), ingested them in food (stomach cancer), or had them applied to their skin (skin cancer). These are just a few things to know about PAHs, to learn more about this or other indoor air quality, environmental, health and safety issues, please visits the websites shown in the video.
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Air Pollution control system SRMM ENVIRO EQUIPMENTS
To be a leading global design, engineering, manufacturing & consulting organisation, providing technology and innovative solutions to save the environment.
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An energy company has revealed it wants to apply for planning permission and a permit to drill for coal and extract the gas from under Swansea Bay. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-16567883 Clean Coal Ltd has five licences around the coast of Britain and is trying to locate reserves which are off shore and too deep to be mined traditionally. It is thought up to 1bn tonnes of coal could lie beneath the surface. But environmental group WWF Cymru says the focus should be on renewable energy not fossil fuels. During the past two years the Coal Authority, on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change, have - without much publicity - issued 18 underground coal gasification (UCG) licences. Most are off the east coast of England and Scotland. The 77 sq km Swansea Bay licence is the only one in Welsh waters. Shaun Lavis, Clean Coal Ltd's senior geoscientist, said: "We're expecting to find up to around a billion tonnes of coal actually in place under the whole of Swansea Bay in our licence area. "What we hope to do is undertake an exploration programme to identify an area of around 30 to 50m tonnes or so of that coal that's suited for underground coal gasification." He said UCG was more controlled than burning and did not produce as much heat and carbon dioxide. He added: "Furthermore, what happens when you gasify the coal in the subsurface, is that a lot of the ash, or most of the ash and sulphur compounds will actually stay underground as well, so you don't have the issues with ash disposal and so forth that you might do with a conventional coal-fired power station." The basic idea of UCG is that you find coal seams which are up to 500m (1,641 ft) underground - far too deep to mine, and probably too expensive and dangerous as well. After drilling to find coal, a newer technology of horizontal drilling modified from the oil industry would then allow air and oxygen to be injected down to ignite the coal. Oxygen combusts with the coal-producing synthesis gas - a combination of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane and hydrogen. The gas, or syngas, could then be piped to the surface via another borehole. Swansea councillor Darren Price said members of the public would welcome potential job creation. However, he added: "From a personal point of view, I want to see a lot more research and analysis in terms of the process and any potential negative impact environmentally." He said it was still an "unknown process" and that the safety of local residents would be "paramount" when it came to the issue of storing gas. 'Climate change concerns' Any potential new sources of gas obviously interest the UK government, especially like the controversial shale gas, if it is plentiful underground in Britain. There are UCG plants producing gas in Australia and Central Asia but none in Europe as yet. As with any drilling, especially for fossil fuels, there would be concerns if such operations were allowed, for several environmental reasons. Alun James, policy officer with WWF Cymru, said: "Our concerns to do with any new use of fossil fuels would be that if these were used before carbon collection and storage was perfected." Environment Agency Wales said any company wanting to carry out such an activity would have to apply to it for an environmental permit. A spokesman said: "We would carry out an in-depth assessment of the application and a permit would only be issued if we were satisfied that the environment and local communities were fully protected. "If the activity meets the high EU and UK standards required for an environmental permit to be issued, our officers would make sure that the operators comply with the strict conditions we set." The agency said it would also issue the site with an EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EUETS) permit, which would require the company to measure and report its emissions of carbon dioxide. "If the site uses carbon capture and storage technology our environmental permit would ensure that the best available techniques are used and the amount of carbon dioxide stored would be reported to us under the EUETS permit," said the agency. ################### Conservationists warn UCG could catastrophically undermine efforts to increase green energy sources. #MORE BELOW# The Queensland Government has shut down a trial underground coal gasification plant in the South Burnett region town of Kingaroy due to environmental risks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkqR-s_mv-I
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Why Waste Incineration is a Big Mistake - Christina Lake Forum 4
Raymond Wedge, a petroleum engineer and christina lake homeowner speaks at a public forum in Christina Lake BC about the dangers of a proposed waste incinerator. Footage provided by the Wilderness Committee. To get involved in the campaign to stop incinerators in BC contact [email protected]
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Air Polution in China
Will McCoy & Kellen McAuliffe Baptiste, ENST 321 5/3 Final Video Abstract Our video is an explanation for, as well as a critique on, the issue of air pollution in China. In relative environmental justice terms, this issue has been long documented as plaguing China. So much so has air pollution in China become publicized, that the authoritarian government regime, the CPC, has made large public efforts to clean up the most visible portions of their air pollution problem. Unfortunately, this has only led to the problem being exacerbated in marginalized rural communities where coal production has moved to and overall fossil fuel dependence has plagued the quality of air China’s people are being forced to breathe. Sparked by rapid industrialization out of the communist era ruled by Mao Zedong, China’s current market socialism economy is leaving a problematic proportion of their environmental impacts on the poor of their country. Structures like the treadmill of production have resulted out of China’s transition from a communist nation into a rapidly developing and more capitalistic nation state. Processes like the path of least resistance make it possible for the Chinese government to develop the nation unperturbed by the consequences of said development by moving the environmental consequences out of sight of the main public. This equity choice comes at the direct sacrifice of equality, something China is willing to do because of its large population and desire to become a competitive world power. Current environmental movements are slowly developing, but in a country with heavy government censorship and little environmental regulation, progress is slow and awareness is lacking. Works Cited: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dvfy6WqccVJ1u5s0WejHpDII9Ls-WPB2jdaQMwHUWD0/edit
Envirepel Renewable Energy
http://www.Facebook.com/videographybyowen Envirepel is a green energy production plant. Using a proprietary system for burning coal, wood, and trash (yes, I said trash!), the Envirepel furnace produces energy with close to zero emissions. This revolutionary technology has the potential to power hundreds of thousands of homes as an alternative fuel while simultaneously leaving no impact on the environment. Unlike gas, electric, and solar power, the Envirepel system for burning fuel has been shown to be a reliable, low emissions, energy source for powering the nation and not a contributor to global warming or climate change (whatever your position on that issue may be). At the same time, Envirepel assists in reducing landfills by mining the trash piles for fuel! The Envirepel system is fully operational and is currently producing energy but needs financial support to promote, educate, and export their system to local municipalities. Please support Envirepel by sharing this video on Facebook. Envirepel is looking for investors. This video was made by http://www.simplebusinessvideoadvertising.com
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Swine Waste-to-Energy Offsets in Action
The Loyd Ray Farms waste-to-energy project not only destroys methane captured from swine waste to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create renewable energy, but also employs an innovative animal waste management system that greatly improves the environmental effects of traditional swine farming and could benefit farmers' pockets. The project brings together a diverse group of partners including Duke University, Duke Energy, and Google in the hopes of fostering advancements in carbon offset generation, agriculture, and renewable energy production. Please enjoy this virtual tour of this exciting project in action!
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Cement Kilns vs Incinerators - Clitheroe
Up to 100% of the coal previously used to fire cement kilns has been replaced by up to 100% hazardous wastes as fuel. Cement kilns cannot incinerate safely due to in-built vents which release unabated dust/fume into the environment. This cement kiln at Clitheroe is now burning up to 100% waste as fuel. Plus many solid wastes are now put into the kiln with the rock.
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Beneficial Reuse of Coal Ash
Duke Energy recycles more than 80 percent of the byproducts produced across the company from generating electricity from coal. Duke Energy employee Dylan Stewart explains how his team is working to recycle waste into products that benefit communities and the economy.
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Beneficial Reuse of Coal Ash
Duke Energy recycles more than 80 percent of the byproducts produced across the company from generating electricity from coal. Duke Energy employee Dylan explains how his team is working to recycle waste into products that benefit communities and the economy.
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Biomass Microwave Carbonizer (BMC) adopts innovative clean technology using microwave energy to burn biomass wastes and agricultural wastes into high grade of biochar. BMC Pilot Plant is highly efficient and environmental friendly system which gives innovative way of handling variety of organic wastes include fuel wood, forestry wastes, crop residues, landscape residues, domestic wastes and animal wastes. This technology has been licensed to Pakar Go Green Sdn Bhd and now is running at UPM Serdang. Inventor: Prof. Dr. Azni Idris (Engineering Faculty, University Putra Malaysia) BENEFITS/ADVANTAGES:  Give 5 times faster and efficient burning process than the composting or incineration method.  Give 20% higher production capacity of biochar product (as high as 50% biochar yield)  A cleaner production process with 70% less carbon emissions can be operated in a city.  Produce high biochar quality with 50%-65% carbon content and 5500-6300 kcal/kg calorific value.  Compactness and portable system of BMC system (30% - 50% smaller from conventional system) is easily be accommodated. For any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us: Email: [email protected] / [email protected] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pakargogreen/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/atiyyah-ameenah-azni-b29258ba/ Whatsapp: 👉 👉 👉 http://www.wasap.my/60148451123
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Korean student develops technology for recycling fly ash in concrete
석탄재를 콘크리트로...대학생 때 아이디어가 1억짜리 기술됐다 A group of researchers in South Korea have developed a way to reuse fly ash from power plants to make concrete. Park Se-young has more. Thermal power plants in Korea discharge eight million tons of fly ash per year. Some is used to make concrete, but over a million tons of the waste is buried underground because its low reactivity makes it difficult to improve its compressive strength. Now, Korean researchers have found a way to increase the strength of fly ash by mixing it with chemical additives. This also reduced the weight of fly ash, …and dramatically reduced the time it takes to solidify …from a month to just a day. "Adding a small amount of sugar to the binder that I developed delays the rapid stiffening, and I found that it also significantly improved the compressive strength in a short time." The new technology is a realization of an idea the student had during his third year of college. It required an unusual research method, but five years of untiring work with guidance from his professors resulted in the development of the technology "I think the professors had a way of listening carefully to undergraduates, and this, combined with our stellar research environment, brought good results." The technology has been sold to an eco-friendly building materials company for nearly 90-thousand U.S. dollars as well as one-point-five percent of total sales. Park Se-young, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Putting waste in its place (11.5.2014)
"Oh, it's so dirty!" "It's full of garbage!" the primary students exclaim, staring at a life-size three-dimensional model of the Nim Wan landfill -- an eye-popping feature of the Ecopark visitor centre in Tuen Mun. The "waste wall", made from disinfected genuine waste and glass fibre, silently tells a disturbing story: The city is being overrun with trash. "If there was this much waste in my community, I would feel scared. Would it topple over and bury someone? It makes me feel so uneasy," one student said as he eyed the simulated trash heap. "I couldn't imagine the city street being full of garbage like a landfill. Rubbish which can be recycled should be put into the recycle bin," another student said. The Environment Bureau launched its Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources last May, urging people to "use less, waste less" to solve the city's waste-management problem. Island Resort resident Mrs Li is one among many who take this motto to heart. She collects household waste paper, and cleans drinks cans and plastic containers, before bringing them to her block's recycling bins for recycling. "This is no trouble. It's a simple habit I developed at a young age, long before people started talking about environmental protection," she said. Even if every city resident were as zealous in reducing waste and recycling as Mrs Li, helping to keep our environmental targets on track, there will still be the need to dispose of about 10,000 tonnes of waste every day in 2017. This is why the bureau proposes to expand the three landfills and build a modern incinerator. There are concerns that an incinerator would affect air quality, producing dioxins which could damage health. Prof Irene Lo of the University of Science & Technology's Civil & Environmental Engineering Department thinks otherwise. "Modern incinerators do much more than simply burning garbage," she said, adding they contain technologies that are leaps and bounds ahead of their predecessors. Modern incinerators use "3T" technology -- for temperature, turbulence and time -- that control pollution, Prof Lo said. Using high temperature - over 850 degrees Celsius -- and high turbulence to mix waste with oxygen thoroughly ensures complete combustion. Waste and flue gases are superheated for at least two seconds to reduce air pollutants. The incinerators also have air pollution-control devices to remove pollutants including particulates, dioxins, heavy metals, nitrogen oxides, and acidic gases, to ensure the flue gas meets the exacting European Union standard. Apart from reducing waste volume, Prof Lo said waste-to-energy facilities have other benefits. The planned incineration facility is expected to treat 3,000 tonnes of solid waste a day. Based on this, the government estimates that it would produce about 480 million Kwh a year -- enough to supply electricity for about 100,000 homes, she said. This can reduce coal-fired electricity generation and cut greenhouse gases, she said. Some critics have suggested the use of plasma gasification technology for the incinerator, Prof Lo said. While the technology is clean in theory, its reliability and safety are still unproven. "Currently there are only 15 plasma gasification plants in the world. And out of these 15 plants, only four plants are used for municipal solid waste treatment," she said. The four plants' capacity ranges from 15 to 220 tonnes a day. The largest of the four is in Japan, and it was shut down in December 2012. "There is limited reliable information for us to judge whether this technology is proven technology," said Prof Lo, adding Hong Kong cannot afford to pick the wrong technology due to our imminent waste crisis. To avert the crisis, Prof Lo also believes it is necessary to expand the city's landfills. "Some people think that the Hong Kong Government should pay more attention to waste reduction, recycling and reuse. This is the first priority. However, it won't be the one and only solution to the solid waste management problem," she said. "No matter how much people do to reduce waste, there are some things not worth recycling. And even if there is an incinerator, it will eventually produce ash. Landfills are needed as the final step for solid waste disposal." The bureau has proposed to expand all three landfills, which will be full from next year if things remain unchanged. A series of improvement measures are or will be in place to reduce nuisance around the landfills, including subsidising the retrofitting of all private refuse trucks with equipment that prevents liquid leakage and alleviates odours. It is also stepping up enforcement against refuse trucks that cause hygiene and overloading problems, and is boosting air quality monitoring at Wan Po Road. (http://j.mp/1uNrgkP)
The key benefits associated with drying waste into energy with Stronga
Reduction of weight through drying waste, reducing transport costs throughout the year: • Dry waste has a lower volume which means you can transport more at any one time, equating to fewer trucks required, fewer journeys made, less labour needed and less fuel consumed. • Associated environmental benefits – reduced carbon footprint and lower energy consumption. Reduction of Energy from Waste (EfW) export costs: • Through drying waste, waste management companies can save significant sums paid in gates fees. • At the same time, there is a significant profit to be gained from government waste to energy schemes. Financial incentives associated with zero waste to landfill will soon payback the initial expenses of the Stronga waste drying system. • More and more energy incentive schemes are popping up across the globe as political institutions commit to reducing carbon emissions. Increased, more consistent calorific fuel: • Dry waste output has a more consistent and increased calorific value. • High calorific SRF and RDF can be incinerated to produce heat and electricity. • There is an increasing demand for dry SRF and RDF at waste to fuel facilities. Improved waste fraction separation: • Dry waste is easier for your process machinery to handle. Shredding, compacting, tromelling and screening are just a few processes which are made far more efficient through drying. • Easier handing of dry waste equates to longer process machinery life, less labour required, better overall performance, lower fuel consumption and lower total machinery expenditure. Improved waste bale compaction process: • More m³ of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) or Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) per bale with lower bale moisture content. • Improved waste pelleting potential using dry waste, leading to improved onward processing. Saved waste from landfill: • Avoid the expensive costs associated with waste disposal at landfill, such as increasing landfill tax, transport to landfill, machinery damage at landfill, and more. • There are environmental benefits associated with zero waste to landfill. Waste to energy can reduce landfill volume by up to 90% and prevent 1 tonne of CO² release for every tonne of waste combusted. Stronga supply waste drying equipment for professional contractors. FlowDrya Waste Series and MultiDrya can be used to dry a wide range of waste streams, including shredded waste, RDF, SRF and more. Like Stronga on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StrongaWorldwide Follow Stronga on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StrongaLtd Follow Stronga on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strongaworldwide/
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China Depth Solid Waste Disposal Industry, Market Size, Analysis, Share, Research, Growth 2014-2018
In-Depth Research on China Solid Waste Disposal Industry, 2014-2018 Read Complete Report with TOC: http://www.researchbeam.com/in-depth-research-on-china-solid-waste-disposal-industry-2014-2018-market Solid waste can be classified into three categories, which are household waste, industrial solid waste and hazardous solid waste. Competition of solid waste industry: the barriers to enter into solid waste disposal industry are high, and much higher than those of sewage treatment industry, as the industry requires excellent business performance, high technology, government support and sustainable investment ability. At present, the overall development of the industry in China is far from complete, but the domestic waste disposal industry is getting relatively mature, followed by industrial hazardous waste disposal industry, sludge treatment and kitchen waste disposal industries. Now, the enterprise competition mainly focuses on the waste incineration power generation field. At present, there are 12 enterprises in China that have possessed a certain influence and scale in the industry (namely, Hangzhou Jinjiang Group, China Environmental Protection Corp, Dynaree, Shanghai Environmental Protection (Group) Co., Ltd, China Everbright International Limited, Sound Group, Weiming Group, Shenzhen Energy, China Sciences Group, Capital Environment Holdings Limited, and Veolia, etc.).By the end of 2013, those 12 enterprises possessed total 196 projects, including projects under operation, construction and preparation. By that time, the capacity ofwaste incineration has reached 200,000 tons, and this figure has reached the newly added target in the 12th Five Year Planning. Now, there are 87 waste incineration projects put into operation among the total 196 project, disposing 95,000 tons per day. Those 12 enterprises have already taken up two thirds of China’s waste incineration market, in which, 9 enterprises have signed new project contracts in 2013, and the total 48 new projects will contribute a disposal capacity of 47,100 tons per day. Huidian Research estimates: in the future few years, the generation of industrial solid waste disposal will keep increasing at a speed of 10% per year, reaching 4.4 billion tons in 2014, 6.4 billion tons in 2018. Table of contents: 1. Overview of Solid Waste Disposal Industry in China 1.1 Definition 1.2 Industry Periodicity 1.2.1 Industry Development Cycle 1.2.2 Maturity of Industry Segmentation 2. Development Overview of Global Solid Waste Disposal Market 2.1Global Market 2.2 Asian Market 2.3 European Market 2.4 South & North American Market
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Free Your Voice Testimony for Cumulative Impact Bill - Annapolis, MD - February 2014
Footage courtesy of The Real News, www.therealnews.com. Edited by the United Workers Media Team, www.unitedworkers.org On February 25, 2014, students from the United Workers Human Rights committee, "Free Your Voice" attended a hearing on Senate Bill 706 at the Maryland Senate Education Health & Environmental Affairs Committee. The students have been fighting the construction of the nation's largest incinerator. http://stoptheincinerator.wordpress.com/ The bill would require the Maryland Department of the Environment to conduct a cumulative impact assessment before issuing permits for new pollution sources. Destiny Watford testified on behalf of the Free Your Voice. Her testimony is below. My name is Destiny Watford. I am a member of Free Your Voice, a human rights group of United Workers. I live in Curtis Bay, a tight knit community in South Baltimore. It is my home and I love it but Curtis Bay is pollution central. Anyone who has been to Curtis Bay knows that, largely due to the industrial area surrounding it, Curtis Bay is not the healthiest place around. In fact, we discovered that Curtis Bay, although it is a rather small community, is one of the most polluted areas in the state. We also know that people die in Curtis Bay of lung cancer, heart disease and lower respiratory disease at some of the highest levels in the city of Baltimore. All of this is enough to make it feel like the community's fate is to be dirty and polluted. But when we learned about a plan to build the nations' largest trash burning incinerator less than a mile away from our school -- we were still shocked. Our first question was "why here? Why here in a community that is already so burdened by pollution and bad health?" -- Why add an incinerator that would burn 4,000 tons of tires, metals and plastics and release 240 lbs of mercury per year into the air? To be honest, it made us feel like somehow our lives weren't respected or didn't matter as much to those making decisions about development. We went out and talked to hundreds of community members and so many of them -- particularly those who have lived in Curtis Bay for a long time -- said the same thing "What do you expect, Curtis Bay is a dumping ground"...to be clear, we are not saying our neighbors are wrong to express this -- in fact we agree and that is why we are here today -- We are here to say that no community should be another's dumping ground. We know that our lives matter just as much as anyone else's. We know that we have a right to a safe and clean environment and that our lives should not be limited by asthma or cancer just because of where we were born. We have a right to Fair Development that puts the health of all communities first --for a long time we have tried to do this. One way we tried to do this was through requesting a health impact assessment, to look at how the incinerator would affect the lives of Curtis Bay residents. The Baltimore City Health Department told us that although the project deserved a health study, they wouldn't conduct one because of the fact that permits were already given to Energy Answers. Communities need to know how pollution is going to impact them. This is why we are so excited to voice our support for this bill because it gets at part of the structure of the problem that we are trying to address. The spirit of this bill is something we all believe in -- and that is Equity and fairness. This bill would make it so that communities like mine, communities that have historically had more than their fair share of pollution -- and paid the consequences -- are respected and recognized when new development decisions are made. Then, instead of trash incinerators we hope that Curtis Bay and communities like it will be the destination for development that puts our needs first -- in the case of Curtis Bay -- we would love to see truly green solar energy, recycling and composting -- development that would bring good jobs without adding to our health problems. In a place like Curtis Bay, where it is not uncommon for developments like this one to show up, it's easy to lose hope that things will ever change. It almost seems as if things will inevitably remain the same. What we're talking about today really matters and could be a step towards real change not for just communities like Curtis Bay, but for all communities -- because our fate as a city and as a state includes everyone.
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Nexus BioFuel Portable Pilot Plant (Waste-to-Energy) Animated
Nexus BioFuel Inc, is a North American based company that specializes in the renewable-energy industry by commercializing a validated, hydrocracking process, which creates biofuel(s) (diesel and syngas) and a marketable, bio-friendly residual from many waste streams, reducing the environmental impact by current practices. Founded in 2010, Nexus BioFuel Inc., is dedicated to the commercialization of credible technologies that not only provide innovative solution for the renewable-energy industry, but also promote local economic-growth and create jobs in smaller cities throughout North America and throughout the world.
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NYTimes.com - Toxic Town
NYTimes.com - The E.P.A may let a French-owned company import toxins from Mexico to Texas for incineration, but not if the town has its way.
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Mind Control - Hazardous Waste to Enslave - down, The Rabbit Hole
In April of 2014 the city of Flint Michigan suffered from toxic water when a group of Emergency Managers were appointed by Governor Rick Snyder and decided to change Flint's water supply from the treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the polluted Flint River in an attempt to save money. The River is contaminated with many heavy metals from years of industrial dumping. This decision has resulted in the poisoning of Flint's population. This disaster is still going on . But before we get into that, lets look back into America's long history with hazardous materials. Follow me down. Sodium Fluoride was being used to kill vermin, but soon people realized its toxic effects on humans. In 1933 the Department of Agriculture released a study about fluoride's toxicity. The study blamed ALCOA as a major environmental offender. Soon after the report was released ALCOA bought out all the farmers surrounding their factory and its hazardous waste. In 1944 the Manhattan project was using fluoride as well. Fluoride is the key ingredient to enrich Uranium, which is the key ingredient in making atomic and nuclear weapons. The harmful effects of the project's industrial waste were concealed from workers and the public. The Newburgh-Kingston Caries Fluorine study was taken in 1945 and compares two cities in New York. One fluoridated and one not. It concludes that the fluoridated city had less tooth decay. However Author Christopher Bryson unearthed a number of documents from the Manhattan Project proving that the study was a fabrication. It was created to combat suspicion surround the toxic nuclear waste from the industries necessary for the production of atomic and nuclear weapons, and especially to combat suspicion around the aluminum industry and its hazardous byproduct, fluoride. January 25, 1945. Grand Rapids, Michigan. Residents of Grand Rapids became the Manhattan Project's experimental guinea pigs when 107 barrels of fluoride were dumped into their water supply. The Journal of the American Dental Association released an article written by Peter Dale in 1948. It concluded that fluoride did not prevent cavities. Wallstreet Attorney Oscar R. Ewing who worked for ALCOA, made the announcement that the United States Public Health Service now favored national water fluoridation. This hazardous material is being used to keep the average tap water drinking citizen mind controlled and sick. Industry controls the entire spectrum of fluoride, heavy metals, GMOs and other toxins.  Many countries around the world have outlawed Fluoride in their drinking water: China, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Hungry, and Japan have all concluded that fluoride is toxic and ineffective against tooth decay. In fact 98% of Europe does not fluoridate and there are heavy restrictions on GMOs. Fluoridation has forced civilians into a complacent consumer mindset which enslaves and turns us into cogs of the atomic and nuclear war machine. Flint, Michigan. 2016. Flint is the epitome of an industrial town seething with toxins from years of dumping into the Flint River by companies like GM and Dao Chemical. When the decision was made to switch the drinking water to the polluted flint river, tap water turned brown, emitted a foul oder, and people started getting sick. It wasn't until January 5, 2015 that Governor Rick Synder declared a state of emergency. On January 12, the national guard stepped in to distribute bottled water. By this time though, Flint citizens had already been ingesting, bathing, cooking, and cleaning in the sludge. One home's +fluoride+ level registered 12,200 parts per billion. 5 ppb calls for concern. 5,000 ppb is considered toxic waste. There are so many cases which prove that your government has corporate interests in mind first and that they are willing to do anything to satisfy their greed. Thousands have suffered mutations and genetic diseases from Nuclear Waste. Sites like Chernobyl, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Three Mile island, Fallujah and Bagdad, are just a few of sites on a long list of industrial imperialism and chemical warfare being carried out by the elite. There are many products you can buy that de-fluoridate water and detoxify the body from heavy metals. If you have any experience with these, let me know in the comments. Do you drink fluoridated water? If not where do you get your water from? Does anybody have any first hand accounts of symptoms of fluorosis or lead poisoning? Please leave your answers in the comments below and until next time ... keep digging. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/fiver_rabbit_hole/?hl=en MUSIC CREDIT: Penumbra Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DownTheRabbitHole Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fiver_rabbit_hole/
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Suspected power plant waste in N Carolina river
(21 Sep 2018) Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a North Carolina, power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into a nearby river. An environmental group rescued a turtle from the muck. (Sept. 21) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Google+: https://plus.google.com/115892241801867723374 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b3726959bfcc94d186283d9394c8af02
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