According to figures released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as much as 80 per cent of electronic waste goes out unsorted in the household garbage, with only about 20 per cent properly recycled.
Current estimates value the US recycling industry at $230 billion dollars per annum, and while the recycling of glass and plastics Full Article »
Speaking at Oil & Gas iQ's 6th Asset Integrity Management Summit in Adu Dhabi, Alain Floutier, Director of Marketing Solutions at French technology company Dassault Systémes, talks to Oil & Gas iQ's Anthony Permal about the re-emergent safety concerns in the nuclear industry after the Fukushima catastrophe. Alain will focus on:
· Lessons learned with regards to safety in the immediate aftermath of the Fukushima incident
· Concentrating on operational and operator failures after the tsunami and earthquake hit
· How simulated environments can help in the assessment of safety failures and create contingency plans
· The focus on using computer simulations to training operators how to react quickly in panic situations
· How to use software to monitor ageing plants and make sure they are kept in premium running condition
· The positive dynamic involved in countries where the owner of the nuclear station is also the national regulator
· The kind of precautionary measures that operators should be spending money on to ensure optimal safety and plant efficiency
Alain Floutiergraduated with a Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing degree from France’s Ecole Nationale d’Ingênieurs in 1981 and has worked with Dassault Systémes since 2005 in a variety of international roles relating directly to its energy industry products. Prior to joining DS, Alain worked in the United States for 7 years as Matradatavision’s Country Manager, and as Product Marketing Manager for CISIGRAPH, where he also worked for 10 years. Just before joining Dassault Systémes, Mr. Floutier worked for RAND as its EMEA Marketing Director.Full Video »
Over recent weeks one of the major Australian newspapers (The Melbourne Age) has asked readers to submit questions on climate change and at the same time opened a poll so that all readers could vote on the questions they most wanted to see answered. The newspaper pledged to investigate and attempt to answer the top ten questions. The poll Full Column »
The Nuclear industry is poised to become a leading source of renewable, low emission, clean energy in the U.S.
This trajectory, though, hinges on the success of nuclear power professionals to build supply chain efficiency while managing costs and ensuring the safe generation of that nuclear power.
Having the combined operating licenses alre Full Sector Report »