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waste regulation Applications

  • Environmental Reporting

    The Q EHS Environmental Reporting suite provides key tools for compliance with environmental legislation pertaining to the management, storage, use release, and disposal of hazardous materials. The software was developed to produce a variety of practical reports such as: • Performance and compliance assessments • Regulatory report submittals • Metrics and trend analyses for facility, divisional, and corporate management • On-site environmental incident occurrences Q EHS Air - Q EHS Waste - Q EHS Water - Q EHS Hazardous Materials Allow you to: • Associate and roll up usage data to appropriate unit - Business - Group - Sector - Division - Geographic - User-defined parameter • Estimate expected and potential emissions from various sources • Establish operating limits for automated checks and warning messages

    By Quantum Compliance based in Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN (USA).

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    Waste recovery for petrochemical wastes

    Traditionally, the Petrochemical Sector has operated with basic technological solutions, with ultimate reliance on High Temperature Incineration (HTI) and landfill in order to deal with their hazardous wastes. However, tightening regulation, increasing landfill costs and social responsibilities are driving companies to look at alternative methods of treatment of very challenging wastes, including the treatment of:

    By Tetronics (International) Limited based in Swindon, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Evaporators technology for waste & recycling industry

    The leachate produced by the waste in the landfill is an extremely pollutant effluent that requires high effective treatment processes to comply with the very strict limits for discharging operations. EVALED evaporators are a technological solution which allow to exploit the biogas cogeneration for the full or partial power supply of the plant within the limits of the environmental regulations and to reduce the relevant costs for thermal energy and leachate disposal.

    By EVALED - Veolia Water Technologies based in Zoppola (PN), ITALY.

  • X-ray fluorescence XRF analysis for environmental protection and waste management

    To meet the requirements of new regulations and to protect the environment effectively, industries need techniques that enable the analysis of elements at lowest concentration levels. Bruker X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis is the most suitable analytical technique for handling different kinds of materials. Bruker’s XRF, ICP-MS, GC, TOF-MS, FT-IR, CBRNE products and applications help you to monitor contaminated land efficiently and quickly, to determine hazardous elements in the air and water, as well as to classify waste material and to specify products for recycling and disposal. Whether solids, sludge, filters, liquids or powders: there is a fast and simple sample preparation technique for every material type.

    By Bruker Corporation based in Billerica, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).

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    Shredders and crushers for LCD monitor recycling

    According to initial estimates, in Germany about three million LCD monitors will be recycled in the year 2016. However, they often still have backlighting containing mercury and therefore have to be classified as “hazardous waste” in accordance with the German General Administrative Regulation (AVV) and registered in compliance with the German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (Elektro G) under category 3. Whereby special conditions must ensure that no risk arises from the mercury for the environment or for humans. However, because of a lack of suitable automated procedures for the recycling of LCD monitors, it was to date only possible to dissemble the appliances laboriously by hand, with the ensuing health dangers for the workers.

    By Erdwich Zerkleinerungssysteme GmbH based in Kaufering, GERMANY.

  • Safe waste handling at airports

    Large amounts of waste are generated at airports – onboard aircraft, in catering kitchens, at the restaurants, in the shops and in the administrative offices. Dense air traffic requires fast, efficient waste handling, while also observing a number of safety regulations. The Envac vacuum system meets all requirements.

    By Envac AB based in Stockholm, SWEDEN.

  • Remote temperature monitoring

    To abide local regulations, and ensure efficient and effective composting, the temperatures of the windrows must be measured and logged constantly. With accurate temperature measurements, you can determine the optimum time to turn the windrows for quicker compost production. Time consuming and error prone manual data collection is eliminated using a SureCross FlexPower Node equipped with three thermocouples to automatically monitor the temperature at three depths within a compost windrow. Temperature sensor readings are wirelessly transmitted back to the Gateway or host system for data collection, analysis, and logging. Because the temperatures are measured and recorded continuously, the composting rows can be turned as soon as the temperature reaches the ideal point. Continuously monitoring the temperature will also provide an early warning to potential fire hazards by notifying personnel when temperatures exceed recommended ranges, thereby preserving the product.

    By Banner Engineering Corp. based in Diegem, BELGIUM.

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    Patented Waste Water Recovery System for Marine Refinishing Industry

    Due to recent expansion of EPA regulations regarding discharge of water containing contaminants, owners of boats and marinas have had to heighten their awareness regarding waste water containment. If caught discharging any contaminated water overboard, even an ounce or less of light oil mixed with bilge water will produce a visible sheen on the ground or on the water. This is identified by the EPA as a reportable discharge, of which large fines are possible including clean-up costs, and even criminal prosecution when flagrant violations are detected. The GEOMAT Waste Water containment system can be customized to fit any size marine application such as refinishing, marine detailing, and waste disposal.

    By GEOMAT based in Tampa, FLORIDA (USA).

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    Methane and Carbon Dioxide Sensing for Landfill Applications

    Application: In March 1986 an explosion destroyed a bungalow adjacent to a landfill site in Loscoe, Derbyshire. Subsequent measurements showed that 150-200 cubic meters of gas per hour were being generated by landfill waste. This event triggered a change in the way the waste industry considered and regulated gas generated at landfill sites; resulting in the landfill regulations of 2002, and in particular LFTGN03: the Guidance on the Management of landfill Gas.

    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd based in Livingston, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Flaring Solutions for the Landfill Industry - Leachate Evaporation

    Increased concern for the environment has led to new opportunities for landfills to better manage their waste gas. ABUTEC works with the landfill industry to ensure that leachate evaporation is handled in the most efficient way possible. ABUTEC’s high temperature enclosed combustors meet state and federal regulations for burning landfill waste gas at a minimum of 99% destruction and removal efficiency (DRE), meaning almost 100 percent of the vapor to be destroyed is converted to CO and water. These combustors are of high quality, flexibility, low emissions, CSA-approved and able to burn very low calorific gas. When combined with a heat exchanger, the unit can efficiently evaporate the leachate eliminating the need for expensive trucking or disposal.

    By ABUTEC LLC based in Kennesaw, GEORGIA (US) (USA).

  • Waste water respirometry solutions for toxicity based consents

    Water companies, water authorities or publicly-owned treatment works (POTW) need to have some knowledge of the composition of the wastes they it receive. In addition to testing for ammonia and BOD or COD levels, treatment works can license industrial discharges on the basis of concentrations of some of the known toxic compounds. However, it is recognised that very many non-regulated toxic materials still enter the treatment works and reduce the efficiency of biodegradation, and may cause toxic shock. The way is now open for more widespread use of direct toxicity tests as a basis for toxicity-based consents. Samples of the industrial effluent are collected at source, for testing on the actual bacteria of the receiving activated sludge. The tests used are the Respiration Inhibition Test and the Nitrification Inhibition Test. Note that this approach mirrors that of the regulators of discharges to receiving waters, who are now using direct toxicity tests (DTA) or whole effluent toxicity tests (WET tests) in order to protect the receiving environment.

    By Strathkelvin Instruments Ltd. based in Motherwell, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • EPR waste minimisation monitoring for wastewater treatment industry

    The EPR regulations have replaced the IPPC regulations and are effective from May 2009 for qualifying companies within the industrial sector and October 2009 within the water sector. They will progressively require industry to minimise waste, reduce product loss and implement improved process control. The legislation will require the operator to self monitor processes and discharges, to demonstrate effective control with particular emphasis on EPR compliance and prevention. The regulating Agency will operate a point scoring system to assess operators under the OMA-3 program and this will be used to identify how well a company is managing their processes and possibly identify areas for improvement. The Environmental Permitting Regulations require industry to install instrumentation (MCERTS approved where available) to report water quality. EPR compliance monitoring may include automatic water sampling, flow measurement, pH, turbidity and TOC water analysis. Industry will need to identify point of source emissions, take steps to correct inefficient control and alarm unacceptable process deviations. Although the legislation focuses on environmental improvement, good housing keeping also makes a lot of sense. Optimisation of process control minimises waste, reduces treatment costs and ultimately saves money.

    By Pollution & Process Monitoring Ltd based in Sevenoaks, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Odor Control

    We treat air streams to remove odors allowing industrial processes to be operated in compliance with local regulations and without causing a nuisance to neighbors due to odors and smells. Our technologies have been applied to a range of processes including: Waste treatment (municipal and industrial) Manufacture of flavors Food processing Waste water treatment (Municipal and industrial) Chemical manufacture Rendering

    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC based in De Pere, WISCONSIN (USA).

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    AutoChem - Organic Synthesis

    Today, pharmaceutical and fine chemical companies face major challenges posed by globalization, environmental regulation, and shortened product life cycle that affect all aspects of their business. The research and development of an optimized chemical synthesis route must be carried out in less time and with less chemical waste to ensure a robust and economic process that can be efficiently scaled to manufacturing while meeting constraints related to product yield and purity, process and worker safety, and environmental concerns.

    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc based in Greifensee, SWITZERLAND.

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    Balers and compactor solutions for marine & offshore industry

    All ships and offshore platforms with more than 15 people must comply with the MARPOL Annex 5 and the International Maritime Organization regulations. A Bramidan baler is safe at sea – and makes waste handling easy.

    By Bramidan Balers based in Bramming, DENMARK.

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    Water treatment chemicals for the steel and coke industry

    The many production facilities within the steel industry, e.g. the blast furnace, converter, continuous caster, hot and cold strip mills and the coke oven plant require immense quantities of water for the cooling circuits and for gas scrubbing. During the last few years, the majority of steel plants have managed to significantly reduce freshwater usage per ton of steel through water recycling and process optimization. However, the high water quality standards required for the water circuits and regulations for waste water remain unchanged, resulting in an increased demand for professional water treatment.

    By Kurita based in Ludwigshafen, GERMANY.

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    Marpol Shredders for Marine Industry

    SA Eng manufactures industrial shredders dedicated to the marine industry, in compliance with the MARPOL 73/78 regulations - V, about the shredding of the food waste before it is discharged into the sea. The machines, as required by the legislation itself, guarantee a final size below 25mm. The shredders, designed to be installed on board of cruise ships, ferries, offshore platforms can also treat light material such as paper, cardboard, cans, plastic bottles etc.

    By SA Eng Soluzioni per l`Ambiente based in San Donà di Piave, ITALY.

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    Industrial Solution for incineration & thermal treatment

    Waste incineration, including solid municipal and hazardous waste, biomedical waste and hazardous liquid are all continually under more stringent scrutiny by regulators. Macrotek has designed and supplied many integrated systems to meet most guidelines. In several installations, hazardous waste has been combined with radioactive waste, requiring nearly non-detectable emission levels for many of the contaminants. Macrotek has installed and tested systems for these processes with the results significantly better than required standards.

    By Macrotek Inc. based in Markham, ONTARIO (CANADA).

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    Mercury monitoring for on-site remediation

    Fugitive emissions can be a health concern during removal and disposal of mercury-contaminated material at remediation sites. Thus, remediation projects either indoors or outdoors often require on-site, real-time mercury air monitoring with a Tekran 2537. This assures permitted levels are not exceeded during waste processing and human exposure levels are below government regulated toxicity thresholds. Often multiple sites must be monitored continuously. The Tekran 1115 Multi-Port Sampler is the ideal tool for multiplexing the Tekran 2537 for real-time continuous on-site monitoring of mercury fugitive emissions. Please contact us for more information on mercury remediation monitoring.

    By Tekran Instruments Corporation based in Knoxville, TENNESSEE (USA).

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    Sewage Treatment Plants and Flow Sensors for Industry Application

    In sewage treatment plants, flow sensors are primarily installed for internal reasons. Ultrasonic flow meters are used to control the flow velocity in partially filled and fulfilled pressurized pipes, specific plant components, for leak detection or to control the use of additives. International regulations such as the EU-Directive for handling municipal waste water require flow metering for a continuous surveillance of waste water flow. Defective flow monitoring in sewage-treatment plants can therefore influence their operation, but there can also be legal or environmental consequences.

     

    By HydroVision GmbH based in Kaufbeuren, GERMANY.

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