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Literature is the art of written works, and is not bound to published sources. Literally translated, the word literature means 'acquaintance with letters' (as in the 'arts and letters'). The two most basic written literary categories include fiction and non fiction.

 
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Renewable Energy for Rural Health Clinics

By: Antonio C. Jimenez

Excerpt: Health care in developing countries depends greatly upon support and administration by national governments, charitable human services, non-governmental agencies, and religious organizations. These efforts are supplemented by international aid. Through ...

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Renewable Energy for Rural Health Clinics

By: Antonio C. Jimenez

Excerpt: Health care in developing countries depends greatly upon support and administration by national governments, charitable human services, non-governmental agencies, and religious organizations. These efforts are supplemented by international aid. Through ...

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Watergy Taking Advantage of Untapped Energy and Water Efficiency O...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: This Problem Is Not Going Away: The urban population of the world is expected to double within the next 40 years.4 If we continue on the current path, energy consumption by municipal water utilities will double as well. Only half of urban dwellers currentl ...

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Emission Factor Documentation for Ap-42

By: Jeff Shular

Excerpt: The information in this document has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Contract No. 68-D2-0159 to Midwest Research Institute. It has been reviewed by the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, and has been approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

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Guidelines for Technologies to Reduce Mercury in Sodium Sodium

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The filter elements are precoated with filter aid to improve filtration efficiency and prevent fouling of filter elements. The filter precoat can be single or multiple layers of fibrous, granular or mixed material exhibiting very different characteristics. Some filter aids, particularly fine powdered activated carbon, reduce the effective pore size of the filter elements to 0.5-2m. The filter elements are periodically backwashed and precoated with fresh filter a...

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Mercury Study Report to Congress

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Section 112(n)(1)(B) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), as amended in 1990, requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to submit a study on atmospheric mercury emissions to Congress. The sources of emissions that must be studied include electric utility steam generating units, municipal waste combustion units and other sources, including area sources. Congress directed that the Mercury Study evaluate many aspects of mercury emissions, including the ra...

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Mercury Study Report to Congress

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The absorption of elemental mercury vapor occurs rapidly through the lungs, but it is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Once absorbed, elemental mercury is readily distributed throughout the body; it crosses both placental and blood-brain barriers. Elemental mercury is oxidized to inorganic divalent mercury by the hydrogen peroxidase-catalase pathway, which is present in most tissues. The distribution of absorbed elemental mercury is limited prima...

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Guidelines for Air Sampling and Analytical Method Development and ...

By: Eugene R. Kennedy

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-596) charged the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) with the responsibility for the development and evaluation of sampling and analytical methods for workplace compliance determinations. Under that charge, NIOSH and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration jointly undertook the evaluation of sampling and analytical methods for airborne contaminants by contract in 1974 to det...

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