biomass waste incineration Articles

  • Sustainable sludge handling for the 21st Century

    Purification of municipal and industrial waste waters leads to the generation of a residue-called “excess sludge”. This material when mechanically dewatered is typically 75-90% water. The balance of the dewatered sludge consists of organic compounds (solid waste, biomass) and inert materials (sand, salts, and metals). These sludges have been to date dehydrated to reduce the aqueous fraction using ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • Characteristic and potential sources of polychlorinated dibenzo‐p‐dioxins and dibenzofurans in agriculture soils in Beijing, China

    Polychlorinated dibenzo‐p‐dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) were analyzed in 25 background and 80 agriculture soil samples collected from 21 sites in Beijing, China. The levels of PCDD/Fs in the north agriculture soils were low (0.15–0.58 ng I‐TEQ/kg), which were compatible with those of the background soils (0.091–0.35 ng I‐TEQ/kg). However, in the south agriculture soils, there was an ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Microbial characteristics of landfill leachate disposed by aerobic moving bed biofilm reactor

    An aerobic moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) was applied to treat landfill leachate generated from a domestic waste incineration plant. Pollutant removal efficiency of this reactor under stable operating condition was studied. The biomass, bacteria species, and microbial metabolism in this reactor were investigated. These results showed that the average removal efficiency of chemical oxygen ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Briquettes from garden furniture case study

    In the case of production waste, Rowlinson Garden Products has since recently been using shredding and briquetting technology from WEIMA of Germany. A WL 4 shredder and a C 150 briquetting press are used to produce briquettes that heat up their own production halls. The excess is sold at a profit. The company has been manufacturing high-quality wooden garden furniture in Nantwich (United ...


    By WEIMA

  • Dazed and Confused: Alternative fuels and the CISWI definitions rule

    As discussed in ALL4’s December 2008 issue of 4 The Record, the use of alternative and non-traditional fuels for heat and power generation is on the rise, an increase that can be attributed to the price surge and volatility of traditional fossil fuels, as well as to a general desire to use more environmentally friendly materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Alternative fuels have been ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • BioCycle celebrates 50 years

    'A New Name For A New Era.” That was the title of Jerome Goldstein’s January-February 1981 editorial announcing our publication’s change in name to BioCycle. When the magazine was founded as Compost Science, its goal was “rather simple,” notes Jerry: “To report the technical, scientific and practical developments in the field of large-scale composting.” In January 1978, ownership of BioCycle ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • New solid waste definition proposed

    When the Boiler MACT rule was vacated in 2007, one key element in the court challenge was that many non-fossil fuel materials burned in industrial boilers should be classified as solid wastes and regulated accordingly. Along with the recently proposed Boiler MACT and rules for commercial/industrial/solid waste incinerators (CISWI), EPA proposed criteria to determine whether non-hazardous ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Government to invest GBP£70m in green facilities

    The Mayor of London has announced the government's intentions to invest GBP£70 million in the development of low-carbon waste and recycling facilities in the capital. This could potentially create hundreds of jobs in engineering and construction, as several biomass, incineration sites and recycling centres for food and plants will be built; saving the capital millions of pounds, according ...

  • 4.5 MWe Refuse Derived Fuel to Energy Plant Case Study

    This 4.5 MWe Biomass Power Plant is one of the turnkey products of Biomass Power. The plant has a capacity of 24 MW thermal and rated at 4.5 MWe producing 35,476MWh of green electricity per year, 100% of which is exported to the grid. The fuel used is segregated biomass from a commercial and industrial waste collection business. The fuel is produced by removing some of the recyclable material ...


    By Biomass Power Limited (BPL)

  • Nordforbrænding: Hørsholm, Denmark Waste-to-Energy Plant - Case study

    The plant Nordforbrænding is owned by five municipalities (Hørsholm, Allerød, Fredensborg, Elsinore, and Rudersdal) in the northern part of Zealand in Denmark covering a population of approximately 200,000 inhabitants. Nordforbrænding contracted a new waste-to-energy line to be completed in 2016. The new  ...


    By Dürr Megtec LLC

  • Feasibility analysis for biomass in cities, counties and facilities

    The commercial waste industry includes all those who collect waste from the simplest “collect waste and transport to a landfill” to the more complex “collect waste and process into re-usable components and energy.” This article will cover how we can collect material and fuel a clean energy system for our immediate future, while saving clean water and air. ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • GWT BIO PS10 Series Case Study- Petrochemical Sludge Reduction

    GWT BIO™ Series Natural Microbiological Product Petroleum Refinery Field Case Study This field case study describes how our GWT BIO PS10 series natural microbiological product provides an alternate solution for disposal of hazardous organic compounds and offers a long term, cost-effective solution to the toughest waste water ...

  • Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT): The new kid on the UK waste management block

    Waste management in the United Kingdom (UK) has undergone a revolution in the past 20 years. In 1990, the UK landfilled more than 90 percent of its municipal solid waste (MSW), incinerated about 8 percent and recycled the remaining 2 percent. It had one the highest landfill rates in Western Europe and one of the lowest recycling rates, reflecting the UK’s mining traditions and aggregates ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • New boiler MACT and affiliated rules proposed

    EPA proposed three related rules (with final rules expected by December 16, 2010), intended to reduce the emission of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters as well as commercial and industrial solid waste incinerators. Simultaneously, it also proposed a definition of solid waste that could potentially affect some units currently ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Reducing the Economic Friction of Regulation

    Last month, we looked at two distinctly different bioenergy business models that are merging. Energy profit centers and waste cost-recovery facilities are learning the benefits of each other's business model. The resulting projects generate maximum revenue with lower production costs. The same kind of business model duality occurs in biomass energy regulation. There are more than two kinds of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Hidden Dangers of Industrial Mop Water, Examining little-known threats to the environment & wastewater treatment processes

    When we think of mop water, most likely we think of our kitchen floor. In industrial plants, however, mop water could contain a toxic blend of chemicals that are mopped off the floor, and sometimes end up in our rivers, streams and municipal wastewater systems. While we consider the health of our environment, we don’t necessarily realize the hidden dangers of mop water. This article will ...

  • CEMS: An Overview

    We've written an overview to where CEMS are required, types of site that require CEMS and future requirements. Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems are used to continuously collect, record and report data from industrial process operators that produce emissions to air. CEMS are used as a means to comply with ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Study Charts a Future for Waste-Derived Fuels

    Pointers to possible future EU policy initiatives to give co-incineration facilities burning waste-derived fuels a strategic role in waste management have emerged in a study for the European Commission.1 The report suggests a policy focus on promoting source separation of municipal wastes, active discouragement of mass burn incinerators, and a levelling of the regulatory playing-field for ...

  • SRF – a class of its own

    Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) is still classified as a waste material, not a product, despite the fact it is manufactured to a quality specification and is a resource from which energy can be recovered. Here, UNTHA UK’s alternative fuel production expert Marcus Brew considers the parameters within which SRF must be manufactured, before investigating the arguments for and against SRF being ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Municipal Solid Waste – Key to a Low Carbon Economy

    A newly released report has found the waste sector has a key role to play in the development of a low carbon economy and the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs). This report comes in advance of the UN Climate Conference in Paris, which will take place in December. The report was ...


    By Zero Waste Europe

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