Toxic Electricity

Irregular heartbeats? Sick kids? Relationship problems? Blotchy skin? Anxiety? Toxic electricity takes a look at the electrical system and asks the question: Is this one of the most toxic endeavors that humanity has ever engaged in?


Author: Steven Magee

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1475295693

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 198

Random aches and pains? Fatigue? Insomnia? Facial pains? Irregular heartbeats? Sick kids? Relationship problems? Blotchy skin? Anxiety? Toxic electricity takes a look at the electrical system and asks the question: Is this one of the most toxic endeavors that humanity has ever engaged in?

The Toxic Power

Some blatantly misuse power while others completely flaunt the rules. None are
however, illegal, for I'd allow no such document to pass my desk.” Again, Dan
paused, but this time he did reach out and sip some of the expensive drink he ...


Author: Ray Green


ISBN: 9781409220886

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 388

View: 132

PCQ Inc. is a giant multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company whose products are in demand globally by industry, agriculture and the medical profession. Unfortunately, toxic and nuclear waste is a by-product in its 17 huge factories around the world.The CEO of PCQ is Mr Linden Quartermain - LQ to his staff and friends. He is a revoltingly large, fat and ruthless man, intent on acquiring more wealth and power. He commands with fear and intimidation that his unscrupulous executives obtain permission to dump toxic waste in the far west of Australia's Northern Territory, irrespective of whose integrity or even longevity is lost in the process.Dan Forsyth, Federal Attorney General and Bob Greaves, Minister of the Environment, are untouchables, but LQ believes every man has a price. A cargo ship with seven containers of lethal nuclear waste is heading for Darwin.The two sides meet head on, each determined to achieve its goal, no matter the cost.

Clean Electricity Through Advanced Coal Technologies

... year to generate electricity. More than 500 coal-burning plants across the
United States emit 1.9 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year and create 120
million tons of toxic waste. Coal combustion waste (CCW) constitutes the second
largest ...


Author: Nicholas P Cheremisinoff

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 9781437778168

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

View: 275

Coal power is a major cause of air pollution and global warming and has resulted in the release of toxic heavy metals and radionuclides, which place communities at risk for long-term health problems. However, coal-fired power plants also currently fuel 41% of global electricity. Clean Electricity Through Advanced Coal Technologies discusses the environmental issues caused by coal power, such as air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and toxic solid wastes. This volume focuses on increasingly prevalent newer generation technologies with smaller environmental footprints than the existing coal-fired infrastructure throughout most of the world. These technologies include fluidized-bed combustion and gasification. It also provides an overview of carbon capture and sequestration technologies and closely examines the 2008 Kingston TVA spill, the largest fly ash release ever to have occurred in the United States. Each volume of the Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production covers manufacturing technologies, waste management, pollution issues, methods for estimating and reporting emissions, treatment and control techniques, worker and community health risks, cost data for pollution management, and cleaner production and prevention options. Discusses the environmental impact of coal power, including air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and solid toxic wastes Focuses on newer coal technologies with smaller environmental footprints than existing infrastructure Provides an overview of carbon capture and sequestration technologies

Toxic Capitalism

Overall, energy used to generate electric power remains the fastest growing
sector, accounting for 57% of the projected growth in primary energy
consumption to 2030. The diversification of the fuel mix is being driven largely by
the power ...


Author: Gilbert Van Kerckhove

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477219072

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

View: 660

The West is causing depletion of natural resources and environmental destruction with the help of questionable companies, financial institutions and governments. Today, all eyes are on China and its hazardous environment. Toxic Capitalism, a succinct volume jam-packed with informative but scary data, shows how to fight overconsumption and wastage. Yes, there is a solution. Only complaining will not guarantee the well-being of future generations. What you will discover and learn in the book: The reality of Global Warming How financial institutions and companies fail in their job How governments fail in their duty, vested interests at work How income inequality affects society The role of corruption How inadequate job markets impede better consumption Details on water pollution & scarcity, focus on China What China is doing to combat pollution, to improve the energy mix and promote renewables How China roams the world to buy up and import the much needed resources, including food How much and why we waste (including food and medicine) Air pollution, soil pollution, impact on health Everyday examples of waste, focus on China How we can enforce quality and durability How we can do our part to safeguard the future for our children

Environmental Geochemistry of Potentially Toxic Metals

Emissions Emissions of potentially toxic metals from anthropogenic sources are
as volatiles and particulates, and as mineral ... In recent years, legislation in
many countries required the installation of chemical scrubbers and electrical
precipi- ...


Author: Frederic R. Siegel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540420304

Category: Science

Page: 218

View: 430

The book focuses on heavy metals that have damaged the ecosystem Earth and its life forms. It characterizes natural and anthropogenic sources of pollutants, identifies physical, chemical and biological conditions that affect their ecosystem mobility. The book describes the pathways by which potentially toxic metals can access and concentrate to toxic levels in organisms. The text reviews the different environmental assessment, monitoring samples and analytical techniques used to determine how sample types bond the metals and hence affect their bioavailibility and bioaccumulation. Consideration is given to existing remediation methodologies and those being researched. Finally, the book emphasizes how pre-planning during project studies can result in the incorporation of technologies that will prevent or at least greatly alleviate the release of toxic metals to our living environment.

Removal of Toxic Pollutants through Microbiological and Tertiary Treatment

... degradation require more energy inputs and generate several by-products
which are also toxic in nature. MFC can be utilized as a substitute for elimination
of heavy metals. Studies had been conducted in order to generate electricity as
well ...


Author: Maulin P. Shah

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128216828

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 620

View: 412

Removal of Toxic Pollutants through Microbiological and Tertiary Treatment: New Perspectives offers a current account of existing advanced oxidation strategies - including their limitations, challenges, and potential applications - in removing environmental pollutants through microbiological and tertiary treatment methods. The book introduces new trends and advances in environmental bioremediation technology, with thorough discussion of recent developments in the field. Updated information as well as future research directions in the field of bioremediation of industrial wastes is included. This book is an indispensable guide to students, researchers, scientists, and professionals working in fields such as microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, eco-toxicology, and environmental remediation. The book also serves as a helpful guide for waste management professionals and those working on the biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial wastes and environmental pollutants for environmental sustainability. Introduces various treatment schemes, including microbiological and tertiary technologies for bioremediation of environmental pollutants and industrial wastes Includes pharmaceutical wastewater, oil refinery wastewater, distillery wastewater, tannery wastewater, textile wastewater, mine tailing wastes, plastic wastes, and more Describes the role of relatively new treatment technologies and their approaches in bioremediation, including molecular and protein engineering technologies, microbial enzymes, bio surfactants, plant-microbe interactions, and genetically engineered organisms Provides many advanced technologies in the field of bioremediation and phytoremediation, including electro-bioremediation technology, microbial fuel cell technology, nano-bioremediation technology, and phytotechnologies

Build Your Own Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Wang estimated that a gasoline-powered PHEV using “average” electricity from
the U.S. grid would emit 37 percent fewer greenhouse gases than a ... Almost
everything that goes into or comes out of an internal combustion engine is toxic.


Author: Seth Leitman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071614740

Category: Transportation

Page: 350

View: 854

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle from the Ground Up Written by clean energy guru and electric vehicle expert Seth Leitman, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). "Written by Seth Leitman, longtime green vehicle/sustainability expert and author of "Build Your Own Electric Vehicle," this 275-page book provides an overview of the technology and the issues in doing a conversion, and it works well as a different way in to the open source material that can be found at or the easier-to-remember" -- Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to hitting the road in a reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete details on the hybrid powertrain and all the required components, including the motor, battery, and chassis. The book covers the plug-in hybrids currently on the market as well as hybrid conversion companies, conversion kits, and related resources. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. With this how-to guide on hand, you'll be behind the wheel of your own plug-in hybrid electric automobile in no time! Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle covers: Energy savings and environmental benefits PHEV background Drivetrain components and design Chassis selection DC and AC motor types Batteries and chargers The conversion process Licensing and insurance Safety, maintenance, troubleshooting, and warranties Clubs and associations Additional resources

Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Reporting Form R and Instructions

36 37 Transportation Equipment Electronic and Other Electrical Equipment and
Components , Except Computer Equipment 3711 Motor vehicles and passenger
car bodies 3713 Truck and bus bodies 3714 Motor vehicle parts and accessories




ISBN: UCR:31210012769962

Category: Factory and trade waste


View: 795

Living Paleo For Dummies

To reduce toxins from indoor air, you can do a couple things: • Get some good ol'
fresh air: Make sure you allow your home ... to filter bacteria, molds, toxic fumes,
smoke, dust, dander, pollens, static electricity, and hydrocarbons (from cooking).


Author: Melissa Joulwan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118294079

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 106

A fun and practical guide for adopting Paleo diet principles into your daily life The human body survived for more than 2 million years with the food found in nature: game meat, fish, vegetables, wild fruits, eggs, and nuts. Humans were thriving on this diet high in animal fat and proteins and low in carbohydrates, but things changed when we introduced unnatural and processed foods to our bodies. The Paleo movement is one of today's hottest diet and healthy-eating approaches. Its appeal comes from the fact that it is a sustainable alternative to more restrictive diets that often lead to burnout and failed weight loss efforts. The Paleo diet is about using natural foods to achieve great health and a perfect physique. Living Paleo For Dummies shows you how to adopt the Paleo lifestyle and improve your health and longevity. Offering more than 40 recipes for every meal of the day, and providing tips for getting around common roadblocks such as eating out, this essential guide to adopting a primal diet also provides the latest, cutting edge research from genetics, biochemistry, and anthropology to help you look, feel, and perform your best. The details of eating the foods that our bodies were designed to eat A complete introductory plan to kick start the Paleo journey Tricks to save on the food bill while adhering to a primal meal plan Living Paleo For Dummies is for anyone looking for a fun and informative guide that simplifies the complexities of the Paleo Diet while outlining and explaining the science behind the benefits.

Toxic Archipelago

In her diary, Nakano Makiko, the wife of a Kyoto merchant, jotted down that on 12
January 1910, an electric light brightened ... However, Japan's use of residential
electricity remained mostly confined to lighting, as in 1937 less than 1 percent of


Author: Brett L. Walker

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295803012

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 605

Every person on the planet is entangled in a web of ecological relationships that link farms and factories with human consumers. Our lives depend on these relationships -- and are imperiled by them as well. Nowhere is this truer than on the Japanese archipelago. During the nineteenth century, Japan saw the rise of Homo sapiens industrialis, a new breed of human transformed by an engineered, industrialized, and poisonous environment. Toxins moved freely from mines, factory sites, and rice paddies into human bodies. Toxic Archipelago explores how toxic pollution works its way into porous human bodies and brings unimaginable pain to some of them. Brett Walker examines startling case studies of industrial toxins that know no boundaries: deaths from insecticide contaminations; poisonings from copper, zinc, and lead mining; congenital deformities from methylmercury factory effluents; and lung diseases from sulfur dioxide and asbestos. This powerful, probing book demonstrates how the Japanese archipelago has become industrialized over the last two hundred years -- and how people and the environment have suffered as a consequence.

Toxic Aid

The specific strategies included simple—even quite obvious— steps, such as
updating the master electricity plan, expediting power projects, and issuing
guidelines aimed at reducing transmission losses (Government of Tanzania,
2005, p.


Author: Sebastian Edwards

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191015366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 661

For many years Tanzania was the darling of international aid agencies. During the 1970s it received more assistance per capita than any other nation in the world. And yet, the economy performed dismally: growth was negative, exports collapsed, and poverty increased massively. In the mid 1980s, however, the international community changed tacks and developed an approach based on conditionality and 'program ownership'. Since 1996 the country has grown steadily, and social conditions have improved significantly. This book provides an economic history of Tanzania, since independence in 1961. It covers the policies of African Socialism and the Arusha Declaration, the collapse of the early 1980s, the rocky relationships with the IMF, and the reforms of the 1990s and 2000s.

Photovoltaics Sunlight to Electricity in One Step

Release of toxic gases during system operation and malfunction , for instance ,
could lead to the possibility of asphyxiation from the toxic products of material
decomposition . Materials such as electrical insulation plastics have caused
death in ...


Author: Paul D. Maycock


ISBN: UOM:39076005021949

Category: Photovoltaic power generation

Page: 222

View: 711

What Can We Do About Toxins in the Environment

Many toxic substances in the environment, or world around us, got there because
of people. Some things people do to make our lives easier make toxic chemicals.
Power plants make the electricity to light our homes and schools. They also ...


Author: David J. Jakubiak

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448849871

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 633

Offers a simple explanation of the environmental issue of toxic substances, and explores some possible and proven ways to address the problems they cause.

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle Third Edition

Remember, almost everything going into and coming out of an internal
combustion engine is toxic. The fuel and oil that you put into an internal
combustion engine, the fuel vapors at the pump (and those associated with
extracting, refining, ...


Author: Seth Leitman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071770576

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 731

BUILD, CONVERT, OR BUY A STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRIC VEHICLE Thoroughly revised and expanded, Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, is your go-to guide for converting an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or building an EV from the ground up. You'll also find out about the wide variety of EVs available for purchase and how they're being built. This new edition details all the latest breakthroughs, including AC propulsion and regenerative braking systems, intelligent controllers, batteries, and charging technologies. Filled with updated photos, this cutting-edge resource fully describes each component--motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis--and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to assemble all the parts. Exclusive web content features current supplier and dealer lists. Custom-built for environmentalists, engineers, students, hobbyists, and mechanics, this hands-on guide puts you in the fast lane toward a cost-effective, reliable green machine. Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, covers: Environmental impact and energy savings The best EV for you--purchase trade-offs, conversion trade-offs, and conversion costs Chassis and design Different types of electric motors and controllers Lithium EV batteries Chargers and electrical systems EV builds and conversions Licensing and insuring your EV Driving and maintenance List of manufacturers and dealers regularly updated on website

Fire Toxicity of Plastics

was also adopted by the UK Central Electricity Generating Board , and much
development has taken place . The fire source is now a pre - mixed burner , and
the test exists as IEC 332 - 3 ( 3 ) . Analogous tests exist in the USA – IEEE 383 ,
UL ...


Author: Rapra Technology Limited

Publisher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing

ISBN: 0902348442

Category: Combustion gases

Page: 64

View: 592

Top Guns Toxic Whales

exploit tree power in the medium term ) . processing and in switching of electrical
Those places which can do so should move distribution systems meant that it
became quickly to the " type - four " transition in fuel possible to use a robust and


Author: Gwyn Prins


ISBN: UVA:35007000457949

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 165

View: 560

The consequences of the massive environmental destruction affecting large areas of the globe could threaten the security of every country on earth. Following the Cold War, politicians and military planners are turning to a range of unprecedented problems such as struggles for resources, cross-border pollution, the poisoning of the atmosphere and the seas and the threat of huge numbers of environmental refugees.

How to Solar Power Your Home

Solar power produces no pollution Solar power is clean energy — it does not
produce air or water pollution, nor does it produce solid waste. There are no
moving parts to create noise pollution. No toxic emissions are released into the ...


Author: Martha Maeda

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601383617

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

View: 518

Reveals how to search for, buy or build a solar power system for one's home, in a book that also looks at the real estate prospects for an solar-powered home. Original.

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety

Steps must be taken to eliminate the risk of ignition from sources such as
electrical equipment, static electricity and friction. Because of the toxic, as well as
the flammable, nature of the vapour, its escape into the worksite air must be
prevented ...


Author: Jeanne Mager Stellman

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221098176

Category: Electronic books

Page: 906

View: 151

Dodging the Toxic Bullet

Generate or purchase green electricity (e.g., solar, wind, biomass, or micro-hydro
). Food > Choose healthy whole foods, produced locally and organically. > Eat
more plant-based foods and less meat, eggs, and dairy. > Focus on improving
the ...


Author: David R. Boyd

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781553656210

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 831

Dodging the Toxic Bullet presents workable strategies that show how we can live longer, healthier lives by breathing clean air, eating healthy food, drinking safe water, and using non-toxic products. Author David R. Boyd provides accessible background on a range of hazards including mercury in fish, carcinogens in cleaning products, lead in toys, and lethal E. coli in ground beef. His clear directions for reducing risk include growing lots of houseplants, choosing whole foods, avoiding consumer products with strong or long-lasting smells, and using green cleaning products. Easy-to-follow advice and informative sidebars and checklists make this a must-have guide, especially for parents of infants and children.

Health Risks of Toxic Emissions from a Coal fired Power Plant

... of the Liver Caused by Selenium , ” Bulletin of EKSP Biological Medicine , Vol .
3 , p . 78 , 1962 . Coles , David G . , et al . , “ Chemical Studies of Stack Fly Ash
from a Coal - Fired Power Plant , ” Environmental Science and Technology , Vol .



Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: IND:39000001357602

Category: Beryllium

Page: 104

View: 492

This report is the fifth in a series dealing with the human health risks of toxic substances emitted by coal-fired power plants. It summarizes two earlier studies that examined selenium and beryllium discharges from a power plant in Pennsylvania (the Montour Steam Electric Station operated by Pennsylvania Power and Light Company). The authors extend the earlier analysis to include calculation of pollutant exposure associated with consumption of animal and vegetable products raised in the region surrounding the Montour plant. Specifically, they calculate how much the incidence of cancer and selenosis might increase in the regional population that consumes drinking water or fish from the Susquehanna River or any of several animal or vegetable products raised in the region. The results indicate that Montour selenium and beryllium discharges should have a negligible effect on the incidence of selenosis and cancer in the regional population.