construction waste Articles

  • The role of constructed wetlands for biomass production within the water-soil-waste nexus

    The use of constructed wetlands for water pollution control has a long standing tradition in urban, peri-urban, rural, agricultural and mining environments. The capacity of wetland plants to take up nutrients and to filter organic matter has been widely discussed and presented in diverse fora and published in hundreds of articles. In an ever increasingly complex global world, constructed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Construction site health and safety failures

    As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Building a lower carbon construction industry

    Dominic Burbidge, Senior Client Manager Carbon Trust Advisory takes a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, use and demolition of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Zero Waste - Zero Waste - Zero Waste

    The Planning Group of the Zero waste International Alliance defines zero waste as: “Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for other use.” I recently posted this question on ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Inert and non-inert UK construction waste arisings: an investigation of current producers, uses and potential

    This report builds on the findings of a survey of construction waste carried out by APT Environmental in June 1999 in the Greater Nottingham area. It incorporates a review of current recycled material producers and investigates the potential and current use of inert and non-inert construction waste arisings. The materials have been categorised under the Environment Agency's classification system. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovative fracture-resistant construction material from C&D waste aggregate, fly ash and recycled plastics

    A laboratory investigation was conducted to evaluate the fracture behaviour of an alternative pavement foundation material containing cement stabilised reclaimed crushed aggregate, Class C fly ash and waste-plastic strip (high density polyethylene or HDPE) reinforcement. The primary objective of using strip reinforcement was to improve the tensile strength, crack resistance and toughness ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Stopping the waste

    Maximising resource efficiency and minimising our climate impacts through the review of Europe’s main waste lawA chance to: Promote recycling, with EU-wide targets for recycling 50% of municipal and 70% of industrial and construction waste by 2020. Ensure that Europe really does prevent waste, including setting a target to stabilise waste production at 2008 levels by 2012. Oppose ...

  • Construction debris recycle: assigning the costs to where they belong

    The research reported here developed a management model for construction and demolition waste in a Brazilian municipality with material flow sheet and economical balances. This waste is produced at a rate of 1.7 kg per person per day. The private construction sector is called upon to run and fund the waste movement network through correct fee structures. The heart of the network is a sorting and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Derwen construction commissions a new washing plant for aggregates

    Who’s involved? Derwen Construction and the Wales Environment Trust. Background. Derwen Construction was established in 1993 as a civil engineering company, however three years ago, when they began to find it difficult to find landfill sites for the inert waste generated on their sites, they decided to become self sufficient and set up a recycling plant, ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Waste Disposal

    Introduction The final step in the waste management process is waste disposal, the permanent isolation of waste. Some wastes can be managed and disposed safely with existing facilities and proven methods. Other Department of Energy (DOE) wastes require more complex disposal facilities. DOE has conducted extensive research into alternative waste disposal methods and has concluded that deep ...

  • Waste Oil

    Waste oil trucks are tanker trucks that are designed for the specific purpose of picking up waste oils, such as yellow grease, brown grease and motor oils. If you’re in need of waste oil tanker trucks, you’ll want to purchase them from a company that provides a number of customization options to ensure that your waste oil tanker trucks meet your specific needs. Here at Amthor ...


    By Amthor International

  • Waste not, want not

    New CDE sand washing plant produces high-quality building materials from 50-year-old waste in Estonia’s capital,Talinn Estonian company Paekivitoodete Tehase (Limestone Products) have recently purchased a CDE sand washing plant to process a material that had previously been stockpiled as waste because of its high clay content. As a result, this same material is now being sold to the ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

  • Material flows analysis of construction aggregates in Taiwan

    Recent decades of economic and industrial development have accelerated the demand for and use of construction aggregates in Taiwan. Material Flows Analysis (MFA), the most common analysis tool of the scientific field of industrial ecology, was employed in this study. The study calculated, within a decade period, the deposits, domestic production, demand, import, export, per capita and per unit ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Construction of a surface respository in the Ukraine case study

    As part of the shutting down of the nuclear power station in Chernobyl, a surface respository for weak to medium radio-active waste is being constructed around 30 km away from the power plant premises. The total building project JCSRM-Industrial Complexe for Solid Rodwaster Management) is sponsored by the EU and RWE Nukem GmbH, general contractors for these measures, commissioned NAUE GmbH & ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • The problem of judgement in constructing numerical models for policy analysis

    In many different fields it is now commonplace for complex numerical models to be constructed with a view to illuminating public policy issues. The analysts who construct these models have to make many decisions on how to represent the issues numerically, and they sometimes seek expert advice in this task. In this paper we first justify our assertion that modelling problems of this nature involve ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CM-at-Risk – A Better Method for Water Reclamation Construction?

    ABSTRACTCollier County, Florida is located in the southwest part of the Sunshine State. It is a popular winter tourist destination as well as home to many seasonal residents. With one of the highest growth rates in the country, Collier County is continually expanding its utility infrastructure to meet ever-increasing demands. The Collier County Public Utilities Engineering Department is ...

  • Study of oyster shell as a potential substrate for constructed wetlands

    We tested the suitability of oyster shell (OS) as a substrate for phosphorus removal in constructed wetlands (CWs) treating swine wastewater. OS is proven to have a significant phosphorus adsorption capacity; significant phosphorus removal was achieved in vertical subsurface flow constructed wetlands (VSSFs) that were filled with OS and used to treat swine wastewater. In the VSSF system, OS ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Construction materials production. Application of the ABC-100 unit

    Expanded clay industry In the process of expanded clay production the argillous raw material homogenizes and mills in the drilling mud mixers and rollers. But these equipments not ensure qualitative desintegration. As result we obtain the expanded clay of low quality. Insufficiently desintegration and homogenizing of raw materials lead to the result when even 3% of carbonate ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Environmental impact of higher recycled content in construction projects

    Construction clients, policy bodies and planning authorities are increasingly setting requirements for projects to measure and increase reused and recycled content. They are asking project teams to adopt the most significant opportunities for cost-neutral good practice within the chosen design, by identifying the top 5-10 substitutions specific to the project where one product can be replaced by ...

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