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Waste Management in Canada – Problems and Opportunities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 12, 2014)

Canada has a poor record on waste management according to a Conference Board of Canada report – ranking 17 out of 17 in an international ranking of OECD countries. But although there are serious challenges for waste management in Canada, promising opportunities abound according to a snapshot of the State of Waste Management in Canada ...

Large city hotel recycling program efficiency and Vendor management case study

by Blue Castle Business Services CA LLC  (Sep. 16, 2014)

The Challenge This large downtown hotel is a landmark location with an established waste and recycling program. RecycleSmart was tasked with improving the existing program while reducing costs. Existing waste hauler had service restrictions and billing errors that caused high operating costs while service schedule did match business needs. The ...

Idex Environnement’s Biogas plant at Amiens

by Clarke Energy  (Jul. 30, 2014)

The Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant in Amiens is operated by Idex Environment. The biogas is derived from the municipal solid waste (MSW) originating from the local area. Clarke Energy has delivered a full turnkey installation for this site, creating renewable energy. The engines supplied for this project are two JGMC ...

Anaerobic Digestion—What Are the Economics?

by Waste Advantage Magazine  (Jul. 1, 2014)

Although solid waste AD facilities are just starting to emerge, haulers and their customers may see some benefits if the development trend continues. A Pro Forma Model objective can be constructed for strategic planning of an anaerobic digestion facility. Anaerobic digestion (AD) of food wastes in the U.S. is a developing market that is poised for ...

Thermophilic two-phase anaerobic digestion of source-sorted organic fraction of municipal solid waste for bio-hythane production: effect of recirculation sludge on process stability and microbiology over a long-term pilot-scale experience

by IWA Publishing  (Jun. 5, 2014)

A two-stage thermophilic anaerobic digestion process for the concurrent production of hydrogen and methane through the treatment of the source-sorted organic fraction of municipal solid waste was carried out over a long-term pilot scale experience. Two continuously stirred tank reactors were operated for about 1 year. The results showed that ...

Flying the green kite at the Cape Town International Kite Festival - case study

by NCC Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd  (Jun. 4, 2014)

Since 2011 NCC has been appointed to provide full environmental management services at the Cape Town International Kite Festival. The Kite Festival Organisers approached NCC in 2010, to assist with writing up an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the event. Because the event is held on the banks of the Zandvlei Nature Reserve, the organisers ...

Socio–environmental responses to solid waste management in urban areas: the case of Atonsu suburban in Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 2, 2014)

In urban Ghana, solid waste problem has been worsened by the increasing rate of urbanisation and the alteration of urban consumption pattern towards packaging, which tends to produce large amounts of solid waste. This paper examines the social and environmental responses to solid waste management of urban dwellers in Atonsu in Ghana. Mixed method ...

Assessment of toxicity of solid waste in landfill dumpsite by the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 2, 2014)

The concentrations of Pb, Cd, Cr, Sb, Fe, Zn, Ca, Cu, Ag, Ba and Hg, present in solid wastes of Pallavaram municipality landfill dumpsite located in Chennai were determined and their toxicity was assessed using the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The TCLP method is a ...

Vermicomposting technology: an efficient biological processing of obnoxious weed water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

The present work was carried out during the year 2009–2011 to study the physicochemical and microbial analysis of both vermicompost and vermiwash produced from two treatments of water hyacinth: T1: 100% water hyacinth + 5% soil, T2: water hyacinth + cow dung (50% + 50%) by using earthworm species, Eudrilus eugeniae for a period of 90 days. The ...

Formulating LandGem model for estimation of landfill gas under Indian scenario

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

Mostly in India, solid waste without any segregation is deposited into open dumping sites. Through these sites, there is uncontrolled emission of methane and landfill gas. The landfill gas has tremendous potential in terms of converting and using them as source of fuel. The emission of landfill gas depends on types of wastes, its rate of ...

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