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Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Oct. 29, 2014)

Forgetting your mobile phone can be a real pain, playing on your mind during the day. Then as you think you can feel your phone vibrating in your pocket and you come to realise how dependent we are on our gadgets. Electrical equipment has changed our lives completely and we rely on phones, microwaves, TVs, kettles, computers to keep us informed, ...

Industrial process & waste water -MPPE in treatment of tank cleaning-, process- and groundwater case study

by MPPE & TiPSS Technology – Veolia Water Technologies  (Nov. 14, 2014)

Problem: Small irregular heavy waste stream (200p ppm, EOCL, BTEX) Big fluctuating waste/ground/surface water stream (5 ppm, EOCL, BTEX) Solution: MPPE for removing non polar/toxic organic compounds Biotreatment for removing polar and Nitrogen compounds Specific details ...

Future outflows of toxic material from end–of–life computers in India

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

This paper presents an approach to estimate the number of obsolete desktop and notebook computers and the quantity of various toxic components to be generated from these computers in the next ten to 15 years in India. This study indicates that with favourable government policies it will take 30 years more to achieve a computer penetration rate of ...

Wastes as fertilizer – Is this a way to lower food costs?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 30, 2014)

Researchers in the UK think they may have found a way to produce fertilizers that should cut farmers’ costs and at the same time boost some types of renewable energy. Their scheme, which involves using waste material from anaerobic digesters and ash from burnt biomass, would also cut fossil fuel use and save natural resources. ...

Silver nanoparticle toxicity to Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) and Caenorhabditis elegans: A comparison of mesocosm, microcosm and conventional laboratory studies

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Nov. 13, 2014)

The use of silver nanoparticles in consumer products and industrial applications, as well as recent detection in waste streams, has created concern over potential impacts on aquatic ecosystems. The effect of complex environmental media on silver nanoparticle toxicity was investigated using wetland mesocosms and smaller scale microcosms. ...

BM Respirometry benefits for activated sludge process management, research and training

by SURCIS, S.L.  (Nov. 19, 2014)

A biological process controlled by non-biological measurements? All treatment plant efficiencies are geared to the waste that they receive. The microorganisms found in the waste need food and oxygen to survive, the food is provided as soluble organic carbon in the waste stream and the oxygen is obtained through the aeration process in the ...

Is Waste Going to be Our Apocalypse Without a Noah’s Ark to Save Us?

by ABCOV Companies  (Jun. 19, 2014)

Human beings have been dumping waste in water, including the ocean, since before the Agricultural Age. The Industrial Age brought with it new materials to dump, chemical wastes and by-products. Some materials are dumped into rivers and find their way to the ocean by running downstream. Other materials are dumped directly into the ocean from ...

Waste Management Solutions for Business

by Environmental Services by Daniel L. Theobald  (Jan. 12, 2014)

How to win the race for everyone Waste Management Solutions for Business Industry will always lead the way in the adaptation of new technology, and especially the technology of conservation. This is not necessarily for any ideological reason, but because the people who manage water use better understand the economic incentives for adopting new ...

Car Engines Air Filters. A Useful Ambient Air Sampler and/or a Possible Hazardous Waste?

by NILU - The Norwegian Institute for Air Research  (May 14, 2014)

Car-engine air filters (CAFs) have been recently used as inexpensive alternative air sampling media for hydrophobic organic compounds such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans and also for heavy metals. This “active-passive” sampling methodology is a promising way for urban air monitoring, ...

Understanding price and cost of hazardous wastes

by ABCOV Companies  (Dec. 16, 2013)

The first line of defense for companies is they don't have any hazardous, toxic or regulated wastes. And if they do, it is minimal, gets cleaned up and sent to a safe landfill (if there is such a thing). So they believe they are safe. You may be safe, but our environment is not and our children for sure are not and your future stockholders ...

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