hazardous chemical waste Articles

  • Fluid waste management and disposal practices

    Prior to the early 80s and the introduction of AIDS into our society, infection control practices were designed almost exclusively to protect the patient from developing a nosocomial infection an infection acquired after admission to the hospital. Protocols were focused on protecting the patient, with little or no emphasis on the health care workers potential to become infected. Hepatitis B has ...

  • Case study - Perstorp Speciality Chemicals AB,Perstorp, Sweden

    Customer: Perstorp Speciality Chemicals AB,Perstorp, Sweden Project: Chemical Waste Incinerator operating WESP Perstorp AB started up their Chemical Waste Incinerator year 2007. The emission standard to meet stated < 5 mg/Nm3. With a standard as low as 5 mg the natural choice ended up in a WESP. Result The plant has operated ...


    By Envibat AB

  • Parting the chemical curtain with GreenWERCS by Michelle Mauthe Harvey

    In May, with very little fanfare, Walmart introduced an extraordinary new tool known as GreenWERCS.GreenWERCS assesses the composition of chemical intensive products -- which is just about any non-food item on a Walmart shelf that you can pour, squeeze, dab or otherwise apply to your body or use in or around your home or car. GreenWERCS analyzes the composition of individual products from ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Informex sustainability winners offered Viable Chemical Projects

    Informex announced the first five "Profiles in Sustainability" winners Informex Show Management announced the first five "Profiles in Sustainability" winners at an award ceremony designed to honor companies that demonstrated their commitment to improving sustainability. The five companies honored were DSM, IoLiTec, Lonza, Segetis, and The Wercs. One of the most important factors ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • EPA Issues Proposed Revisions to Definition of Solid Waste

    The definition of “solid waste” under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is unquestionably one of the most difficult environmental concepts to get one's head around. Even after 27 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still tinkering with revisions to the definition to better define the types of recycling activities that fall within the scope of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Shop Spill Cleanup, Mitigation for Waste Applications

    Spills and effluent water around a shop can cause an operation time and money. Taking simple steps to understand and apply best practices and the right products can mitigate the problematic effects and make any shop safer. If you work in a maintenance shop in the waste industry, you know that one thing is unavoidable—spills. With so many pieces of equipment and so many fluids around ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Looking Beyond Chemical Water Treatment Case Study

    When you think of an environmentally friendly company, a steel processing plant does not typically come to mind. However, Stripco Inc. of Mishawaka, IN, a manufacturer of production-ready, cold-rolled steel coils, is the exception. In August of 1995, Stripco made a wise decision that also proved to be cost-effective and environmentally- friendly when they installed a Superior Environmentalist ...

  • Chill Out: Chemical Descaling of Condensers Maximizes Efficiency

    Chiller units — open loop or closed loop — naturally experience performance degradations over time. As noted by ...

  • Solidification / Immobilisation of sludge from physical-chemical WWT process

    In 2003 econ received an inquiry from a service company operating an industrial waste water treatment plant. At the end of the physical-chemical WWT process this client generated metal-hydroxide sludge from his chamber filter presses. Originally he discharged the sludge into skips and brought it to a hazardous waste landfill. At this landfill, a solidification process was used to stabilise ...

  • Electronic Waste: The Rich Resource in the Urban Mine

    Forgetting your mobile phone can be a real pain, playing on your mind during the day. Then as you think you can feel your phone vibrating in your pocket and you come to realise how dependent we are on our gadgets. Electrical equipment has changed our lives completely and we rely on phones, microwaves, TVs, kettles, computers to keep us informed, entertained and even alive. It is hard to imagine ...

  • EPA Proposes Revisions to RCRA Definition of Solid Waste

    On June 30, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule seeking to narrow certain recycling exemptions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) "Definition of Solid Waste" (DSW) provisions. The rule should be published in the Federal Register within the next two weeks. A pre-publication copy of the rule and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Buried Waste Containment - Soil Excavation, Emission Abatement

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit 400/25 Bulk Storage & Dilution System (BSD) AC-645 Long Duration Foam AC-904 Long Duration Foam Application Summary: Uniroyal Chemical disposed of an extensive list of waste chemicals collected in unlined pits. This was normal before hazardous waste regulation in ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Site Vulnerability Assessments for Facilities That Use, Store, or Transport Chemicals

    In response to pressing issues facing the new Department of Homeland Security, over 15,000 chemical and industrial plants may have to evaluate their vulnerability to terrorist attack and improve countermeasures at their facilities. Federal lawmakers are considering two bills requiring facilities to submit site security plans: the Chemical Security Act (Senate Bill S. 157, reintroduced in January, ...


    By AECOM

  • The Chemical Safety Improvement Act: An In-Depth Review and Analysis

    In a stunning bipartisan show of support for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that few saw coming, Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) (among bipartisan others) introduced on May 22, 2013, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), later designated S. 1009, available online. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Best Practices in Maintenance For Waste Handling Fleets

    With a fully operational, deployed and comprehensive maintenance software system, companies can increase their visibility to costs and operations performance. Business profitability is measured by a variety of factors, from the amount of sales and service income to decrease (or increase) in administrative and operating expenses. For waste handling companies, fleet maintenance can ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Purification Of Industrial Gases: Chemical scrubber vs Physical Adsorption

    Gas purification using a chemical scrubber is a technology that has been applied successfully for decades for the purposes of eliminating contaminants in a gas flow. However, although it is a technique that is easy to design and quite flexible, it entails certain disadvantages and/or risks. In recent years there has been considerable interest in developing alternative ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Rapid analysis of risk assessment using developed simulation of chemical industrial accidents software package

    The environmental consequences are defined as consequences of accidental release of hazardous substances to the natural environment. This release can lead to many hazards depending on the material stored. The consequences of these hazards to the environment are widespread and have significant importance to human communities living in the surroundings. The mathematical models are extremely useful ...

  • What Effect Does E-Waste Have On Groundwater?

    Groundwater is one of the most precious resources on Earth. Its yields supply water to nearly every community in the country, and without it, most of us would be driven to drastic measures to accommodate drought conditions. In fact, that very situation is happening in communities across the nation. As groundwater is increasingly negatively ...

  • Making wet waste destruction a sustainable reality

    Irish environmental company SCFI was supported by the European Union’s Eco-Innovation initiative in a project to build a portable unit to demonstrate its innovative AquaCritox wet waste treatment technology. This White Paper describes the science behind hydrothermal oxidation (HTO) as a waste treatment methodology and its potential across a range of industrial applications, which is now, ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • Management of healthcare waste in national teaching and referral hospitals in Kenya

    Healthcare waste management in health facilities should include quantification of all categories to support minimisation strategies. The hazardous healthcare waste categories under study, infectious, pathological, sharps and chemical waste were weighed in the two teaching and referral institutions, Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and Moi Teaching Hospital (MTRH) during the wet and dry season. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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