Recycling of communication and electronics equipment waste is a major problem and it exists everywhere around the world. Also, despite the presence of legislation such as WEEE and RoHS, the growth of electronic waste is rapidly increasing. Some of the effects are illegal export of electronic waste to other countries, illegal dumping and illegal processing. Electronic waste sometimes contains hazardous chemicals and substances which are considered to be dangerous. Such harmful substances can...
Nuclear power is produced when a nucleus absorbs a neutron and splits into two lighter nuclei. This releases enormous amounts of energy which in turn produces heat. This is called nuclear fission and produces power by harnessing the thermal energy released from nuclear fission, conventional power stations generate electricity by harnessing the thermal energy released from burning fossil fuels. Uranium which is the most common element used to produce nuclear power today, has an energy content...
This report provides readers with information about Radioactive waste management. It starts by defining Radioactive materials and Radioactive waste. The Fuel cycles, Types of radioactive waste, treatment and management of waste will be explained. A list of related youtube videos are linked at the end of this report. Atoms are found in all natural matter. There are stable atoms, which remain the same forever, and unstable atoms, which break down or 'decay' into new atoms. These unstable...
The Carbon Trust Applied Research and Incubator schemes has over the years through their Low Carbon Technology Assessment given a clear indication of their technology priorities and this have been determined on the basis of the carbon saving potential of each technology and the extent to which the Carbon Trust support is likely to have a significant impact on progress towards its commercial deployment. This they do considering the increasing amount of carbon pollution in the environment which...
Second generation biofuels are made from biomass-to-liquid technologies, specifically cellulosic ethanol and Fischer-Tropsch gasification, and are intended to use lignocellulosic biomass. These technologies are not by now commercially accessible. A number of companies submit to some agro-fuel technologies using already existing feed stocks like palm oil or rapeseed oil as 'second generation' like Neste Oil's NExBTL diesel, that consumes high-pressure hydrogenation of fatty acids.SHIFTING FROM...
Industry, as one of the economy pillars, is to be accounted for the development and improvement of a certain country's well-being. Industrial estates play a significant role in the production and use of goods and services, for the same industries consumes the resources from the environment. Industries play a major role in the development process of any region, particularly in developing countries. Main objective behind the industrial development are the following. To keep pace with the...
Situated in Eastern side of the inner Calgary's inner city, Downtown East Village covers approximately an area of about 0.2 km2 (0.1 sq mi), with population of about 2,448 individuals. The area is mainly residential and it is situated in the commercial core of Calgary city. The city of is among the largest cities of Alberta province and it is characterized by unique prairies and foothills, which are located about 60 miles east of the Canadian Rockies. The residential Village is situated on ...
Air pollution is an expression used to describe the air state when the concentrations of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological agents in the air exceeds the recommended levels and became a source of health hazard or cause discomfort to humans and other organisms, or cause damages to the living natural environment. Pollution can be resulted from man-made daily industrial processes and activities or by the nature. There are many forms of pollutants solid particles, liquid droplets, or...
Currently, there are approximately 1,017 kilometres of motorway in the Republic of Ireland with a view to possibly extending this to 1100 kilometres by 2015. . Therefore, because of this vast sprawling motorway network which will possibly be extended throughout the country, I will seek to critically evaluate the vegetation suitable for this network with a view to sustaining the features of the local landscape and its surrounding habitat. The planting of trees and shrubs along a motorway...
C.C Paterson, a geochemist born in Mitchellville, Iowa United States, calculated the age of earth to be about 4.6 billion years approximately. Climate is the weather pattern of a geographical belt or region over a long period of time. There are factors that influence climatic change. These factors are solar energy, greenhouse effect, topography, global wind patterns, altitude, radiation, wavelength, earth's orbit, atmosphere, global warming etc. Global warming has become an alarming in...