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Measuring gases in AD and landfill – Which is the right product for your application?

by Geotech  (Sep. 25, 2015)

With over 30 years' experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech's product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental ...

Municipal Solid Waste – Key to a Low Carbon Economy

by Zero Waste Europe  (Nov. 1, 2015)

A newly released report has found the waste sector has a key role to play in the development of a low carbon economy and the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs). This report comes in advance of the UN Climate Conference in Paris, which will take place in December. The report was ...

Determining the viability of a waste-to-energy plant in Africa

by Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd.  (Nov. 9, 2015)

Nick Mannie, Aurecon’s waste expert, was invited to deliver a keynote presentation at the African Waste Week conference in early September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. Mannie discussed the development and execution of robust feasibility plans to determine the  ...

Sustainability 101 Case Example: Ashland

by Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI)  (Nov. 19, 2015)

Ashland is a global specialty chemical company operating in more than 100 countries. The chemistries Ashland provides enable pharmaceuticals that excel in form and function, anti-aging ingredients in skin-care products, more sustainable ...

What do a brewery and a wastewater treatment facility have in common? More than you think

by ABUTEC LLC  (Oct. 30, 2015)

You may think that a brewery and a wastewater treatment facility are about as similar as day and night, hot and cold, old and young. But they have more in common than you think. ABUTEC has worked with both to ensure their waste-to-energy systems function at top capacity. Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan, needed a way to save money, ...

Landfill clearance

by RecycleTech, Corp.  (Oct. 1, 2007)

Selling 8,000 pieces of furniture each day means the folks at Raymour & Flanigan Furniture have to contend with packaging for 8,000 pieces of furniture each day. And that's a whole lot of cardboard, plastic and polystyrene. But the Liverpool, N.Y.-based retailer has been aggressively tackling its waste streams in recent years and just added a ...

Inox in a landfill

by GRINDEX AB  (Feb. 21, 2011)

For collection and transport of leachate, landfill sites are using various types of pumps. Grindex electrical corrosion resistant pumps provide the volume needed where pneumatic pumps and other submersibles pumps fall short. One of the landfills in Illinois has 18 Grindex corrosion resistant pumps in operation and they now have plans to replace ...

Seropédica landfill

by Hofstetter BV  (Nov. 1, 2012)

The Seropédica landfill is located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Since the closure of the 130-hectare big Gramacho landfill, Seropédica now receives over 6,000 tons of waste per day. Seropédica is the most modern solid waste treatment center in Brazil and Hofstetter has been awarded the biogas treatment process, as well ...

Landfill Cap Enhancements

by Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable  (Oct. 1, 1997)

Introduction: The precipitation to the landfill cover is balanced by the combination of following effects: run-off, cumulating in soil, evapotranspiration, and percolation. For a given amount of precipitation, in order to reduce or eliminate percolation, the effects of run-off and/or evapotranspiration need to be enhanced. Water Harvesting ...

Styrofoam is filling up landfill

Styrofoam has the potential to affect the entire ecological system of this planet. Used in product packages and the shipping industry, the world produces tons of Styrofoam each year which is now a major environmental problem. Landfills are filling up at a record rate and Styrofoam is one reason and Styrofoam is non-biodegradable adds to ...

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