Environmental effects of fireworks with special consideration of plastic emissions
© Lehrstuhl fĂĽr Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2020)
In Germany, about 133 million Euro are spent annually for New Year’s Eve fireworks, which result in 38,000 to 49,000 Mg of total firework mass. By a com-bination of desk research with official fireworks approval statistics, a customer survey, dismantling experiments with fireworks debris and with packaging characterisation, the total nationwide polymer emission was estimated to be 3,088 Mg. Out of this total mass, a projected polymer debris mass of 534 Mg was identified, and about 270 Mg of polymer packaging material. The remaining 2283 Mg of polymer mass are parts that eventually may remain at the launching site.

Developments on WtE across Europe
© WtERT USA , Columbia University, Earth Engineering Center (10/2010)

Alice’s Adventures in Volcano Land: The Use and Abuse of Expert Knowledge in Safety Regulation
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (6/2010)
As a volcano refugee in Frankfurt, it was rather interesting to see a slow motion regulatory science disaster taking place. On April 14 2010 the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted sending millions of tons of ash into the upper atmosphere. The ash cloud, blown by the prevailing winds, moved down over northern Europe. European air traffic authorities, following well established and widely published safety protocols, began shutting down the air transport system due to the well known hazard of volcano ash.

The European Regulatory Response to the Volcanic Ash Crisis between Fragmentation and Integration
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (6/2010)
More than twenty years after the EU eliminated its internal land borders, the Union still lacks an integrated airspace. This seems to be the most immediate regulatory lesson of the recent volcanic ash crisis. Yet more research is needed before establishing its net effects.

Seasonal characteristics of particulate matter and metallic elements in a residential area in Ulsan, Korea
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
This study investigated mass and metallic elements composition of fine and coarse particles collected in an residential area of Ulsan, Korea. Daily sampling using an eight-stage cascade impactor were conducted from April through August 2008.

Mapping air pollution: the city of Thessaloniki - Greece case study
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
Air pollution is a global problem that affects natural ecosystems and poses a significant human health risk. The main objective of this study is the evaluation and mapping of air pollution levels. This paper examines traditional and new techniques and processes of mapping a geographic phenomenon like air pollution, which requires spatial methods and algorithms.

Waste incineration as a source of fine particle emissions: state of the art and perspectives
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
Particulate matter (PM) is an air pollutant, consisting by a complex and heterogeneous mixture, having natural and anthropogenic sources. It can either be directly emitted into the air (primary PM) or be formed by gaseous precursors (mainly SO2, NOX, NH3 and NMVOC).

Characterization of particulate matter emitted due to production proesses of sanitary wares and tiles in ceramic factories
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
A high-volume air sampler was used to collect particulate matter from different departments of a sanitary ware factory, from a tile factory and from the surrounding industrial area of Sindos, Thessaloniki. The purpose of this is to characterize the amount and composition of total suspended particles (TSP) in the atmosphere inside and outside of ceramic industries.

Flyash disposal in Delhi and Ncr – A study
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
Huge amount of coal-ash is being generated from coal based thermal power plants in our country. In NCT of Delhi alone, the production of flyash is nearly 5000 tons by the three Thermal power stations. In the past, disposal of fly ash created environmental and health concerns that prompted laws to reduce fly ash emissions to less than 1% of ash produced. In the present status of the Environment of Delhi and these being in the hub of Metropolitan City the problem of the disposal of fly ash is aggravated.

Environmental aspects of the fly ash deposition site: A case study of the thermal power plant “Nikola Tesla-B” in Serbia
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
Experience on thermal power plants in Serbia revealed that, despite significant efforts invested in countermeasures, some environmental effects of fly ash landfill sites could not be completely prevented. The paper presents a case study, the fly ash disposal facility of the Nikola Tesla-B power plant in Serbia.

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