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Classification of Industries for Consent Management

Classification of Industries for Consent Management

Classification of Industries for Consent Management was introduced in 1989 by MOEFCC (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) to restrict or control certain types of industries to protect the environment. In that notification three categories of industries for consent management were introduced as “Red”, “Orange” and “Green”. The earlier process to classify any industry in above categories was based on size of the industries, man power and consumption of…

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How to choose an Environmental Consultant

How to choose an Environmental Consultant

An environmental consultant is a consultant that maintains an appropriate measure of compliance with environmental regulations. A knowledgeable consultant will assist you in defining the problem and developing results that are cost effective, protective, and in compliance with environmental regulations. Consultants specialize in several areas such as testing and sampling, permitting, construction, engineering and design, abatement, waste management, cleanup and due diligence. Track records, skills and experience of consultants differ…

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Sound Level Measuring using smartphones? Think twice

Sound Level Measuring using smartphones? Think twice

Ever imagined Sound Level Measuring using smartphones? Mobiles have evolved into computing machines with extraordinary capabilities. They have cameras, microphones, gyroscopes, proximity sensors, accelerometers, light sensors and GPS receivers. The advancement of these handheld devices has evolved into them being used as various instruments like torches, cameras and also sound measurement devices. Application developers have created sound measurement applications utilizing the built-in microphones of the device. Sound Level Measurement using…

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VOC Monitoring & Testing: Benefits of Sampling & Analysis

VOC Monitoring & Testing: Benefits of Sampling & Analysis

What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)? VOC monitoring & Testing – Perfect Pollucon Services VOCs are gases that are emitted by certain liquids and solids. VOCs are bad for health, some have short term while others have long lasting ill-effects. To make matters worse, VOC concentration are 10 times higher indoors than outdoors and several products that are easily available in the market emit this harmful…

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ISO Certification: All you need to know

ISO Certification: All you need to know

A certificate is an instrument that adds credibility to your product or service. It’s a document that proves you’re capable of meeting the customer’s expectations. For most of the industries, certification is a contractual or a legal requirement. ISO itself does not perform certification, it is an organization that develops international standards like ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Certification is performed by third party bodies and it’s up to your…

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Environmental Audit: The Beginners Guide

Environmental Audit: The Beginners Guide

Environmental Audit process forms a key component of environmental management. It evaluates the performance and compliance of an organization with the prescribed environmental standards to assess the harm caused to the environment or a potential to cause environmental harm. Objectives of Environmental Audit for an organization The main objectives of environmental auditing for an organization are: Monitoring existing management practices Assessing any harm caused to the environment as a result…

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Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations

Ambient air quality monitoring stations measure real time and peak concentration levels of dangerous pollutants in air. Industrial and vehicular emissions along with other anthropogenic activities release air pollutants in the atmosphere across Indian cities. It is important to monitor them and keep them under control in order to prevent risk to human health and protect the survival of other living organisms. Number of AAQM station across India Centre of…

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Wind Rose: The Beginners guide

Wind Rose: The Beginners guide

Wind Rose is representation of data in such a way that it helps us to understand wind direction, speed and frequency in circular format. Wind energy is considered as a renewable source of energy which can be used to operate windmills and wind turbines at locations where the intensity and speed of wind energy is strong enough for them to function properly. Windmills are used at industry and household level…

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Soil Sediment Sampling

Soil Sediment Sampling

Soil sediment and Contamination Lynn Anders defined soil sediment sampling as a process which occurs as an outcome of soil movement, also called as erosion usually by means of water. Moving water from sources such as stream, river or rainfall runs off over the soil surface and washes debris along with soil, and the soil components that settle down constitute soil sediments. Soil Sediment and Contamination…

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Indoor Air Quality:The Ultimate Guide

Indoor Air Quality:The Ultimate Guide

One of the most common misconceptions is the outdoor air is more polluted than indoor air. But the truth is indoor air quality can be more polluted than outdoor air quality due to walls, paints, new mattress, dust etc. hence Indoor air quality (IAQ) is more important as we spend around 70%. If you are new to Indoor air quality and want to learn more about it, then you are…

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