In celebration of the International Day for Biodiversity, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today will present the Equator Prize to communities from Colombia, India and Namibia for their efforts to cut poverty.The presentation of the Prize, which honours outstanding community projects that effectively reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, is part of a celebration and dialogue at Germany’s Permanent Mission to the UN.UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown and German Ambassador Gunter Pleuger were to be on hand to present the award.Colombia, India and Namibia were previously honoured along with Mexico, Indonesia, Tanzania and Brazil at an awards ceremony at the Seventh Conference of Parties (COP7) to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in February in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Dust Control Technology (DCT) has released four new sizes of its dust suppression ring, designed to suit a range of conveyor sizes and discharge flows. The DustBoss® DB-RTM is designed for use at material discharge points, creating a virtual curtain around outflow for particle containment. The four new sizes include 76.2 cm, 121.92 cm, 137.16 cm and 182.88 cm models and DCT now offers nine standard sizes from 43.2 cm to 254 cm in diameter. The number and size of the atomizing nozzles vary by model, from 18 to as many as 85 on the largest ring, the DB-R 100. Water flows range from 3.25 GPM (12.3 LPM) to 52.95 GPM (200.44 LPM). An optional booster pump can also be added to increase water flow and pressure, and units can be equipped with a two-way valve to provide manual control over water flow.DCT VP, Aaron Valncic said “The DB-R is designed for mounting at the end of conveyor belts to aid in dust suppression directly at the discharge point. The most effective approach to dust management is to address the source whenever possible, and the ring applies suppression right as the material leaves the conveyor or discharge chute.”