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Waste Water Treatment Plant sees Economic and Environmental Return on Investment with Biosolids Drying System from Therma-Flite

by Therma-Flite Inc.  (Jun. 8, 2015)

Therma-Flite, a resource recovery technology company, releases a new case study that provides municipalities with a look at how one mid-sized city has achieved its goals of eliminating transportation and landfill costs associated with biosolid waste disposal. Regulatory, economic and environmental pressures prompted the plant operations leader to ...

Superfund Compliance Review - Document/site review and investigation - Case Study

by AlterEcho  (Jun. 6, 2015)

Midwestern US The Summary We provided expertise in determining if previously closed waste management units and ongoing remediation efforts at an oil facility were and are being conducted in a manner consistent with applicable provisions of the federal Superfund program and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan ...

Landfill Capping Systems: An Introduction to Options

by Agru America, Inc.  (Jun. 19, 2015)

Geomembranes, predominately linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), have been used for landfill caps for decades. Waste Management World has noted how,” Generally they have performed extremely well but, not unexpectedly, there have been a few exceptions that have guided us in developing even better systems.” Currently, there are four ...

Landfill Leachate Sources and Treatment Options

by Agru America, Inc.  (Jun. 4, 2015)

What is leachate? In a lab, it is any liquid that extracts solids as it passes through matter. In a landfill, it is the water that enters the facility in a number of ways, passes through waste material on contact, contains a wide range of constituents, and must be addressed with a proper operations plan. Leachate treatment options and mitigation ...

What are the differences between Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)?

by Camlab Limited  (Jun. 19, 2015)

Ask the expert: What are the differences between Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) and Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)? Answer: Both COD and BOD test methods aim to give an indication of the amount of pollution in a water sample. COD is the amount of oxygen required to chemically breakdown the pollutants whereas BOD is the amount of ...

Maximum Efficiency for...Saving Water

by Baioni Crushing Plants Spa  (Jun. 12, 2015)

In an attempt to protect our ecological surroundings and minimize the negative effects of industrial processes, it is necessary to purify and recover the waters used during washing operations of sand washing, quarrying and recycling operations. The first step is to recover 100% of the waters used and to eliminate the concentration of sludge, thus ...

Annual report 2014 and EMAS environmental statement 2014

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 15, 2015)

The EEA aims to support sustainable development and to help achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policymaking agents and the public. The EEA undertakes a comprehensive range of integrated environmental and thematic assessments to ...

NEC Directive Status Report 2014

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jun. 11, 2015)

Reporting by Member States under Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants This report describes the most recent emission inventory information provided by the Member States of the European Union (EU) at the end of 2014, under Directive ...

Professionalism in waste management

by The Initiates Limited, (TIL)  (Mar. 17, 2007)

It is difficult to discuss the absence of professionalism in waste management after all; archaeologists have used waste to discover ancient human settlements. This implies that waste existed with man and it is evidently a measure of human imperfection. It therefore means that waste existence could be dated back to the time when man lost its ...

Information on Waste Management Practices

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 1, 1999)

The European Topic Centre on Waste (ETC/W) has prepared this technical report on the design of catalogues on waste management and waste minimisation. During the initial stages of the work, it became evident that basic work related to data, structure and definition of common code-lists was necessary to ensure that the catalogues, at a later stage, ...

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