expandable polystyrene Articles

  • Microbiological degradation of pentane by immobilized cells of Arthrobacter sp.

    The increasing production of several plastics such as expanded polystyrene, widely used as packaging and building materials, has caused the release of considerable amounts of pentane employed as an expanding agent. Today many microorganisms are used to degrade hydrocarbons in order to minimize contamination caused by several industrial activities. The aim of our work was to identify a suitable ...


    By Springer

  • Recycling EPS FOAM With EPS Shredder and Compactor

    Used EPS, also called Styrofoam or expandable polystyrene foam, is light, hygienic and commonly used to pack food, drinks, fragile and deformable goods. Usually, EPS products are 98% air and only 2% PS. It has been a big environmental problem due to the fact that the material is difficult to recycle and costly to transport. Harden Machinery has been dedicated to EPS volume reduction technologies ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • £16 million refurbishment of London Bridge Station

    Main Contractor: Costain  Groundworks: Substructure Protection Systems London Bridge Station Work at London Bridge railway station is part of the Government-sponsored Thameslink Programme. With completion scheduled before the end of 2018, the station will have more ...

  • China EPS foam recycling situation and technology progress

    China EPS foam recycling situation and technology progress In recent years, EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam recycling are attention by relevant departments, regulatory guidance and policy support were introduced. From the whole, made our EPS foam recycling was no small accomplishment. Following several EPS foam recycling technology to achieve the degree of ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Greenmax Styrofoam Densifier Old Customer Feedback from Poland

    GREENMAX EPS Styrofoam Recycling Compactor|Densifier for Polystyrene Foam Greenmax is now accepting Styrofoam for recycling Come by and drop it off at any time, and bring any of those old electronics you would like to recycle too!. For Styrofoam, we charge $5 per 30 gallon bag (that’s a lot of Styrofoam! Check figure 4 for reference). We can only recycle Styrofoam that is white ...


  • Methane oxidation in water-spreading and compost biofilters

    This study evaluated two biofilter designs to mitigate methane emissions from landfill vents. Water-spreading biofilters were designed to use the capillarity of coarse sand overlain by a finer sand to increase the active depth for methane oxidation. Compost biofilters consisted of 238-L barrels containing a 1: 1 mixture (by volume) of compost to expanded polystyrene pellets. Two replicates of ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Make money out of your waste

    Strautmann Umwelttechnik compacts Styrofoam® up to 700kg/m³ Make money out of your waste with balers from Strautmann Umwelttechnik. Week by week, there are many thousand of tons of waste which arise from packaging material and insulation material, which comes from expanded polystyrene, short EPS, like Styrofoam®. In the 90s the disposal of this very voluminous material was very ...

  • NOVA Chemicals Case Study

    NOVA Chemicals' Corunna facility in Canada uses SAFER Real-Time for emission monitoring applications. NOVA Chemicals is a worldwide corporation that produces plastics and chemicals with a focus on two product chains: ethylene and polyethylene, and styrene and polystyrene. Its commitment to be a corporate “neighbor of choice” includes providing leadership and resources to support ...


    By SAFER Systems LLC

  • Dry mortar produced according to the state of the art

    Oradea – a town in Northwestern Romania, near the Hungarian border, is the birthplace of Adeplast, a Romanian group of companies. In 1996, Marcel Bărbuţ, became the majority shareholder of the company established in 1994 under the name Multistar Prod S.R.L. and transformed it into a Romanian-Austrian company. The link to Austria is obvious with Marcel Bărbuţ, ...

  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • High volume Fly Ash in the Madera Project case study

    Located on a fully wooded 44-acre site in Gainesville, Florida, directly adjacent to the University of Florida campus, Madera consists of 80 lots being developed by Green Trust, LLC, and built by three builders. In the spring of 2002, selected builders were invited to participate in a presentation and meeting with the Florida Energy Extension Service (FEES) which spearheaded the project for the ...


    By Headwaters, Inc.

  • Recycling; Segregation of Waste; Use of Recycled Products; Energy Conservation: Flinders Medical Centre

     Background Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) initiated the Healthy Environment Project in December 1991 with the aim of minimising waste and exploring other environmental initiatives. FMC is a public teaching hospital in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, with 500 beds and 3,000 staff. Over the past two decades, hospitals have increasingly sought to minimise the risk of ...


  • Compostable Plastics And Environmental Marketing Claims

    According to a bottled water survey conducted by Perception Research Services International (PRS) for Brand Packaging published in August 2011, where shoppers were interviewed in person to gain some insights on marketing claims, environmental and recycling messages were misunderstood and not even noticed by a majority of consumers interviewed. In fact, only 50 out of 200 shoppers even noticed the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Picking Their Membranes - Part I -

    Membrane use by water suppliers may not be new, but suppliers are considering membranes in new ways -- by number and variety of applications. Membranes can work on a wider range of resource waters, more efficiently and for less cost than before. Among membranes' attractions as substitutes for conventional water-treatment technologies, such as filtration, distillation and ion-exchange are: ...


  • Stop trashing the climate

    In June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joined with Eco-Cycle and the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) to release Stop Trashing the Climate, a report documenting the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. Authored by Brenda Platt of ILSR, with coauthors Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado) and Dave Ciplet of GAIA, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Market transformation: can washing machines really help clean up surfing?

    The culture of surfing is awash in environmentalism. It has soul, it's connected to the natural rhythms of the earth, it has icons like Jack Johnson singing about reducing and reusing. Beneath the mythical veneer, however, the business of surfing (worth $7 billion annually) is big business. So it has all the usual problems - and then some - as it looks to live up to its eco-friendly image. Most ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Biocycle world

    RECYCLING COALITION CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON PLA BOTTLESA coalition of recycling organizations challenged NatureWorks' plans to push use of its biobased plastic, polylactic acid (PLA) in bottles. It called on the company to agree to a moratorium on any further expansion until the bioresin's recyclability has been demonstrated. A subsidiary of Cargill, NatureWorks has commercialized the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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