Export of coconut and coconut products reached a record Rs 1,050 crore in 2012-13.

This is a landmark in coconut exports. Last fiscal, coconut exports other than coir and coir products registered a growth of 26 per cent in value and 32 per cent in the quantum.

Activated charcoal from wood chips, saw dust and other biomass can be powderized and used to filter mercury out of exhaust from coal-fired boilers, says enviraPAC, giving old power plants a new lease on life.

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Coal use to become more environmentally friendly thanks to enviraPAC's new technology

Large wakes from powerboats speeding down Newman Lake are pounding the shoreline, leading to severe erosion in some areas.

The optimal selection of control technologies to limit mercury emissions depends on the type of coal-fired unit (new or existing), the rank of the coal and existing emission control systems.

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Calgon Carbon Granted Fifth Patent For Advanced FLUEPAC® Technology Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC), the leader in innovative activated carbon products for flue gas treatment, today announced that the United States Patent & Trademark Office (U.S. P&TO) granted the company its fifth patent related to its FLUEPAC® technology. U.S. Patent, No. 8,450,238 was issued on May 28, 2013, and relates to its FLUEPAC® ST and FLUEPAC® STF products for flue gas treatment. The patent includes claims directed to both composition of matter and methods of manufacture of these products.

The focus of the upgraded treatment process is a new clarification process called Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF), which removes naturally occurring matter from the city’s reservoir system, prior to filtration.

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It took about 15 years and 40 permits, but the first of six odor-scrubbing facilities is officially working to clean sewer gas odor from the air along the C&O Canal next to Fletcher's Boathouse.

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The Seoul municipal government is considering exporting its tap water as part of efforts to promote its high-quality drinking water, officials told Yonhap newswire Monday.

President Aquino has signed a new law that prohibit unauthorized cutting of coconut trees, imposing up to six years in jail and maximum fine of P500,000, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said on Sunday.