Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Day of the Black Sea not just Halloween 31st Oct!

Today is not only Halloween but the 31 October is celebrated as the International Black Sea Day. The Black Sea is the most isolated sea of the World Ocean – it is linked to the oceans through the Mediterranean Sea through the Bosphorus, Dardanelli and Gibraltar straits. In 1996, during a meeting between the ministers of the environment of Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine it was chosen as a holiday. It is already part of the life of the sixteen million people living around the coastline and is firmly established in the calendar of events related to environmental awareness raising and public involvement on Black Sea issues.
Day of the Black Sea
Black Sea pollution can be seen with the green/turqoise areas being prolific
One interesting concept that could re-use and clean the Black Sea pollution is Hydrogen development. While there's no shortage of hydrogen on the planet, it requires energy to liberate the gas from its plentiful state in seawater. Finding an economical source of hydrogen would add an important tool to the new century's clean tech energy portfolio. Part of the answer may lie some 200 metres beneath the surface of the Black Sea. Scientists have long studied a deep layer of hydrogen sulphide below the nearly land-locked sea. Its presence in such large quantities results from organic runoff being trapped between permanent layers of salty water from the Black Sea and inflowing river water — a situation that may represent a long-term hazard to the millions who live in the region. Turkish researchers are eyeing this pollution as a possible energy resource. Scientists at the TUBITAK Marmara Research Center in Gebze-Kocaeli are investigating ways to process the hydrogen sulfide, splitting it into pure hydrogen and marketable sulphur resides. Experts suggest that it may be possible to produce up to 500 tons of fuel hydrogen from the over 10,000 tons of hydrogen sulphide entering the Black Sea each day. To enhance the green theme of the deal, solar power would be used to power the process.

If commercially viable, the solution would provide a double benefit: reducing the risk of catastrophe from upwelling hydrogen sulfide gas, while tapping a large scale, fully renewable energy source.

The 2nd, 3rd and 4th biggest rivers in Europe belong to the catchment basin of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, linked to the Black Sea. More than 300 rivers flow into it which provides the Black Sea with a huge catchment basin. About 35% of mainland Europe belongs to the catchment basin of the Black Sea. The area of the catchment basin is over 2.3 million sq miles and covers, fully or partially, the territories of 22 countries in Europe and Asia – 6 Black Sea countries (Bulgaria, Goergia, Russia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine) and 16 countries from Central and Eastern Europe.
clean water in Veliko tarnovo
The fresh air in North Central Bulgaria and clean water
is in stark reality to some of the water found on the coatline

However, if you dont want to be concerned about pollution when buying your seaside resort property in Bulgaria, look no further than the clean air of the regions around Veliko Tarnovo and properties in and around Elena and Gabrovo.
Bulgarian real estate
Stunning properties in Bulgaria in the Elena Balkan and only a stone throw
from Veliko Tarnovo the old capital of Bulgaria

The air here is renowned for its cleanliness and Bulgarian Real estate in this area eludes you away from the risk of Sulphur Dioxide contamination!


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