Tag: Contamination

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New method for monitoring and detection of broader range of disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water

New method for monitoring and detection of broader range of disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water

The presence of disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water is an emerging health concern. As climate change and an expanding population place pressure on the world’s water supply, disinfectants are increasingly being used to produce clean drinking water. Chemical disinfectants can react with natural organic matter, anthropogenic contaminants, bromide or iodide present in the water, […]

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What is the bio-economy?

What is the bio-economy?

The bio-economy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. Europe is setting the course for a resource-efficient and sustainable economy. The goal is a more innovative and low-emissions economy, reconciling demands […]

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Air quality: agreement on stricter limits for pollutant emissions from 2030 onwards

Air quality: agreement on stricter limits for pollutant emissions from 2030 onwards

The Council and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on a directive to reduce emissions of five air pollutants, by setting stricter national limits from 2030 onwards. The European Parliament is expected to vote it in the autumn. These air pollutants are sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, ammonia and fine […]

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