construction waste management Articles

  • Construction and Demolition Waste Management Practices and their Economic Impacts

    The European Commission has funded a report called 'Construction and demolition waste management practices and their economic impacts'. The project was undertaken by SYMONDS GROUP (United Kingdom) in association with ARGUS (Germany), COWI Consulting Engineers and Planners (Denmark) and PRC Bouwcentrum (the Netherlands). Basic aim of the project was to investigate the quantities of construction ...

  • Reduced Emissions for Landfill Gas Installations

    The use of landfill gas as a source of renewable energy is increasing. For environmental and safety reasons, the owners of the waste storage sites have to strictly monitor and control the construction, operations, and emissions generated. Sulzer offers solutions to control these emissions within the limits given by the government. Landfill gas is similar to natural gas, but it is created by ...


    By Sulzer

  • Case study - Procurement and installation of a Biogas desulphurization unit at the Chania WWTP

    A proposal based on Bioconservacion’s technology was selected as the winning bid in the public tender released in 2015, covering the design, procurement and construction of a biogas desulfurizing unit to be installed in the waste water treatment plant in Chania, Greece. With a population over 100,000, Chania is the second largest municipality in the Greek island of Crete. Its waste water ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • On the prevailing construction waste recycling practices

    Waste generated from construction and building demolition work constitutes about 68% of all solid waste generated each year in South East Queensland. Consequently, it has created a serious waste management problem. The State Governments of Victoria and New South Wales have been encouraging the use of recycled materials from construction and related waste; they have also promulgated specifications ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Strategies to improve waste management in Portuguese construction industry: the deconstruction process

    The environmental impact of the construction activity has gained increasing importance in the last few years and has become a key challenge for the sector. The resulting inconveniences of the activities in a construction project are numerous. However, there are still many examples of an inefficient waste management. The deconstruction of buildings has gained more and more attraction in recent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste Management - Bulgaria

    Bulgaria is a country, that faces serious waste management challenges. The current infrastructure is old, fractional and insufficient. Addressing the issue constitutes a major priority for the Bulgarian government and the planned areas for development include the creation of regional waste disposal systems, as well as the construction and exploitation of large scale waste and ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Waste Minimisation and Recycling: Fletcher Construction Australia

    A test project involving simple, practical waste minimisation and recycling measures, has helped Fletcher Construction cut its waste removal cost by more than half. The measures did not involve any capital cost, but they have resulted in substantial savings to both the company and the environment: savings of 55% were achieved on waste removal costs through recycling and input reduction, which ...


  • Waste Generation and Management

    Abstract Reported total waste generation within the EU and the European Free Trade Area increased by nearly 10% between 1990 and 1995, while economic growth was about 6.5% in constant prices. Half the waste comes from the manufacturing industry and construction and demolition activities, while municipal waste, mining waste and waste from other sources each contribute about one sixth of the ...


  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


  • Waste quantification models for estimation of construction and demolition waste generation: a review

    Quantification is crucial for construction and demolition waste management. Accurate estimation can be satisfied by developing waste quantification model that is applicable for regional or nation–wide C&D waste generation. This paper presents a review on quantification models for C&D waste from literatures and how they correlate. Most studies combine the empirical waste assessment data or waste ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • `Train`-ing the waste management industry

    For the past 15 years, the waste management industry has done a commendable job in responding to public concern over environmental issues, especially the demand for more recycling. However, while waste reduction strategies are crucial, Canada's booming economy has meant increased production of construction and demolition (C&D) and institutional, commercial and industrial (IC&I) waste. As ...

  • Construction and demolition waste processing in Athens, Greece: a pilot demonstration

    Construction and Demolition Wastes (CDWs) constitute a waste fraction, which is quantitatively at least as high as municipal solid waste in Greece and other countries. This paper presents the current situation on CDW management in Greece and focuses on the results from the operation of a pilot processing plant. CDW was collected from construction crews at several demolition sites, which included: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rubber-modified sand concrete for waste management

    Sand concrete is a new material used in civil engineering to valorise natural resources such as sand. Our study aims to find a formula for sand concrete in order to use it in construction. We suggest a methodology to search for the optimal formula, based on the criteria of strength, workability and compactness. The paper examines the behaviour of a concrete modified using rubber powder. In our ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comprehensive evaluation of solid waste management in Kuwait

    One of the major problems facing a nation is the need for the proper disposal of the voluminous of solid waste generated every year. Therefore, recent literature on solid waste management in Kuwait has been reviewed and data analysed on the total amount of solid waste generated in Kuwait. In addition, industrial solid waste, construction and demolition waste, and pharmaceutical waste are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental analysis of management systems for organic waste

    Organic waste is generally easily degradable and has a high nutrient content. Thus the risk is large that the handling of such material will generate emissions that affect the environment. New systems have been introduced for managing organic waste fractions from households and industries. These systems are based on source separation and biological treatment, e.g. composting and anaerobic ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Applying & Testing Waste Management Quick Wins

    Executive Summary This project was to implement and test construction waste recovery Quick Wins (QWs) on several case study projects on behalf of the construction team at the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), to investigate construction waste streams and analyse the management and disposal process. The aim was to explore a range of possibilities and best practice options available ...

  • Solid waste management strategies and global sustainability of deconstruction

    This paper provides a proof that higher diversion rates of Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste from the US landfill sites are not only good from a sustainability standpoint but also an achievable goal. When deconstruction occurs, proper planning should start to take advantage of all technologies and processes available for recycling and reuse along with the emerging markets for transformed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Opinion: Nuclear Waste Management and New Build

    Keywords: nuclear power, Generic Design Assessment, CO2 emissions, radiological protection, thermal oxide reprocessing, Radioactive Substances Act, Ionising Radiations Regulations, decommissioning and remediation of nuclear sites INTRODUCTION The history of designing, constructing and commissioning new nuclear power stations in the UK is not, it must be ...


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