Solid Waste Articles

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California Refuse Recycling Council: Advocating for the Next Generation of Solid Waste Legislation

by Waste Advantage Magazine  (Mar. 31, 2014)

Created out of a need for waste haulers to respond to government decisions, the CRRC has grown to a pivotal organization in California that has a hand in influencing the waste industry’s legislation issues. In the 1950s when several waste haulers in Northern and Southern California saw that pending legislation in Sacramento would impact them ...

Update on Federal Air and GHG Regulations Affecting Landfills

by Waste Advantage Magazine  (Mar. 31, 2014)

EPA’s recent regulatory changes are expected to alter the way landfills are regulated for the foreseeable future with a potential to add additional compliance costs for the industry.  The air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) regulatory framework at the federal level is currently in a state of flux with respect to landfills. The ...

Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from sewage sludge aerobic compost in China

by IWA Publishing  (Mar. 19, 2014)

Sewage sludge is an important contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the carbon budget of organic solid waste treatment and disposal. In this case study, total GHG emissions from an auto-control sludge compost system, including direct and indirect emissions and replaceable reduction due to sludge compost being reused as fertilizer, ...

Effect of co-managing organic waste using municipal wastewater and solid waste treatment systems in megacities

by IWA Publishing  (Mar. 19, 2014)

A model was developed to calculate the mass and heat balances of wastewater and municipal solid waste treatment plants when these plants operate either separately or together with a mutual dependence on mass and energy. Then the energy consumption, life cycle costs (LCCs), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and effluent quality were evaluated under ...

Forecasting of solid waste quantity and composition: a multilinear regression and system dynamics approach

by Inderscience Publishers  (Mar. 4, 2014)

In the present study, a multiple linear regression model and system dynamics model have been proposed for forecasting municipal solid waste quantity and composition respectively. The system dynamics model is based on the comparison of results obtained using logistics, sigmoidal and growth kinetics functions. These models were applied for the case ...

Net Zero Waste – So What?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 10, 2014)

Leading world organizations warn us that economic growth and social development cannot be sustained with our current consumption, production and disposal patterns. Yet in spite of increasing sustainability initiatives and better product and recovery technologies, global waste continues to grow at an alarming rate. According to ISWA (International ...

E–waste vis–à–vis human health and environment

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 30, 2014)

The social, economic and technological growth of a developing society has resulted in rapid product obsolescence which in turn has become a new environmental challenge - i.e., 'electronics waste' (e–waste). Electronic waste has not been a problem as long as there were a few computers or other electronic devices on earth. With the increasing use of ...

Best Practices for Commercial Laundries

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 28, 2014)

Following the below best management practices for laundry operations is beneficial to both the laundry operator and the environment. By reducing pollutants at the source, less energy and chemicals are required for operation, thereby saving money while reducing pollution. #1: Training on best management practices. Management should provide ongoing ...

An integrated approach for source contribution estimation: a case study

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 23, 2014)

The efficiency of the CMB model for source contribution estimate is determined by the availability of accurate source profiles and therefore its use is limited when source profiles are not known. In this study the source contribution estimate of ambient VOC was carried out using the CMB model with the source profiles obtained from the PMF model. ...

The need for electronic noses for environmental odour exposure assessment

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 16, 2014)

This paper focuses on the opportunities for using electronic noses for odour exposure assessment purposes, especially in cases where dispersion modelling is not applicable. Such cases include, for instance, those sources where a detailed characterisation and quantification of the odour emissions for every hour of the simulation time domain is ...

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