News tagged with solid waste

Hong Kong struggles to combat waste crisis

An army of road sweepers and refuse collectors keep the streets clean in the heart of Hong Kong—but on the outskirts, growing mountains of waste are testament to what campaigners say is an environmental ...

May 03, 2013 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Continuous monitoring of UV exposure

UV lamps are used to cure coatings and adhesives in many industrial manufacturing processes. And special sensors are used to measure the intensity of the UV light applied to these surfaces. But because these ...

Apr 29, 2013 4 / 5 (1) 0

Earthworms soak up heavy metal

Earthworms could be used to extract toxic heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, from solid waste from domestic refuse collection and waste from vegetable and flower markets, according to researchers writing in the International Jo ...

Aug 16, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0