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    Did you know that some states have passed laws making it illegal to throw batteries away in the garbage? Many people are unaware of this fact. In 1991, the state of North Carolina rendered it illegal to discard of lead-acid batteries in a landfill, incinerator or any other type of waste-to-energy facility. The purpose of this report is to provide you with information on rechargeable batteries so you will have a better understanding on the benefits of a recycling program and possible…

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    Benefits Of Slate Roofing

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    process of constructing your home and need to pick a roofing material? It may be tempting to go with traditional asphalt shingles, but know that slate can be an excellent choice for a home. Slate has many benefits that make it an appealing option to use during new construction. Consider the following 3 benefits. Slate is Durable Many homeowners love slate because the material is fireproof. Slate also has the durability of metal roof material since it is capable of withstanding various…

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    Haines Research Paper

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    Paragraph 1 Compare and contrast the crystal structures and crystal chemistry of quartz, α-FePO4 and β-FePO4. Haines’ research paper studies the change that occurs in the FePO4 structure as it is studied from temperatures 294K to 1073K. A transition is noticed at 980K, when it’s tetrahedral α-quartz structure experiences high pressure levels, changing the structure to β-phase, a more dense octahedral structure. Cell parameters of FePO4 in α-phase increases in cell parameters and volume as…

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    October there were many materials that were playing an important part in the development of the roadworks, including steel, concrete/cement and many more. Below I have selected three materials from the site visit and identified properties and uses. • Steel There are over 3000 different grades of steel all with unique physical and chemical properties. The production of steel is made in accordance with its application. Due to its high strength Steel is one of the most common materials within the…

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    Based upon OSHA’s Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers(OSHA 3249-08N 2006) and ATSDR’s Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents(HSEES 2001), PPE recommended for hospital first receivers is Level C+ (Level C with additional respiratory protection), and consists of; 1) A powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) with chemical cartridges, 2) A chemically resistant suit, 3) Double gloves, and, 4) Chemically resistant boots.…

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    Ar360 Steel

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    Steel plate has become widely used in the construction and manufacturing industries, and projects cannot exist without it. What many people fail to realize is how not all steel plate has been created equal. In fact, a lot of steel plate grades have unique traits that will make them better for more specific applications. For example, structural steel grade A514 T-1 has been designed so that it has been heat treated. That means that you have higher strength capabilities, and it will weld better.…

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    h1: Structural Repair in Florida Do you have rotten beams, foundation cracks, water leaks and other foundation issues in Florida? These issues often lead to structural defects. One of the most common structural problems is wall rotation caused by expansive soils in the Florida area. Because of Florida's geological history, the surface soils that supports structures consist of clay and loose sands. Areas of the home may settle and crack due to washed out footings. Moisture…

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    Lead Poisoning Effects

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    Lead is a toxic metal that can enter the body by inhalation of lead dust or ingestion when touching the mouth with lead-contaminated hands. If leaked onto the ground, acid and lead particles contaminate the soil and become airborne when dry. Children and fetuses of pregnant women are most vulnerable to lead exposure because their bodies are developing. Excessive levels of lead can affect a child’s growth, cause brain damage, harm kidneys, impair hearing and induce behavioral problems. In adults,…

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    Recycling In California

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    population recycles on a daily basis as more than 10% of Americans completely not involved in recycling practices (Ali). Therefore, there should be a priority to seek to bridge the existing knowledge gap. For instance, recycling involves reusing waste materials or products to produce a new product that is actually the knowledge Californians understand and yet, the environment around them is pathetically suffering from their irresponsible behaviors, such as waste disposals, deforestation, and…

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    Countries and cities everywhere are trying to ban the sale of plastic water bottles for many different reasons. Some reasons are for health environment and more, but is the ban worth it? I believe that states should start banning plastic water bottles. My fisrt reason I think we should ban plastic water bottles,even though people are recycling, it isn’t enough for how much plastic water bottles we buy, The author, Katy Steinmetz wrote, “""[The bottles] are not being thrown away … They are…

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