hazardous waste analysis Articles

  • Medical Waste and it’s potential hazards

    A review of medical waste management systems was performed to understand (a) the various handling  and disposal procedures in different countries, ( b) the knowledge and awareness of individuals involved  in medical waste generation, handling and disposal, and (c) the potential impacts of the waste stream on  both human health and the natural environment. The purpose of the study ...

  • Analysis of the generation of household solid wastes, household hazardous wastes and sustainable alternative handling

    In the southern part of Mexico City, household solid wastes (HSWs) were examined qualitatively and quantitatively. The purpose of this work was to determine the dynamics of HSW and hazardous waste generation and create in households a responsible attitude towards environmental conservation. For this analysis, the population was categorised into three socioeconomic strata (lower, middle and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • RCRA and CERCLA Hazardous Waste Sites - case study

    Expert management oversight and support at polluted sites Nationwide The Summary For more than a quarter-century, we provided a wide range of scientific and regulatory expertise on enforcement, permitting and corrective action at some of the nation's most polluted hazardous waste sites. The Client ...


    By AlterEcho

  • Hazardous waste characterisation of high-density discharge lamps

    This study was conducted to assess the relative hazards of used high intensity discharge lamps, based on metal analysis. The paper indicates the inherent difficulties associated with the samples and describes how this particular type of waste might be analysed. The lamps were analysed for total and soluble metals, including mercury, in order to determine inorganic persistent and bio-accumulative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Medical and Hazardous Waste Management - case study

    Waste stream regulatory and policy analysis Nationwide The Summary Our years of environmental regulatory knowledge and solid waste management expertise provide an understanding of state vs. federal requirement in the handling and disposal of medical and other hazardous waste. The Client A leading ...


    By AlterEcho

  • Life Cycle Analysis of Hazardous Waste from the Energy Conservation Measures in Existing Buildings

    AbstractThe budget used for the retrofitting of low energy efficiency equipment in building is normally paid by financially considering the internal rate of return and a simple payback period. The environmental view has not been considered typically. One of the overlooked aspects within the energy conservation measures is the managerial cost of hazardous waste from the removed low energy ...


  • LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE FROM THE ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES IN EXISTING BUILDINGS: LIFE CYCLE COST EFFECT

    Abstract The budget used for the retrofitting of low energy efficiency equipment in buildings is normally paid after financially considering the internal rate of return and a simple payback period. The environmental view has not been considered typically. One of the overlooked aspects within the energy conservation measures is the managerial cost of hazardous waste from the removed low energy ...


  • Improving the Cost-Effectiveness of Hazardous Waste Site Characterization and Monitoring

    Executive Summary U.S. EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response is promoting more effective strategies for characterizing and monitoring hazardous waste sites. In particular, the wide-spread adoption of a new paradigm which uses an integrated triad of systematic planning, dynamic work plans, and on-site analysis for data collection and technical decision-making at hazardous waste sites ...

  • Hazard assessment of waste disposal sites. Part 1: literature review

    A review of the literature and computer models from the perspective of hazard assessment approaches, particularly relating to the risk analysis of waste disposal sites, has been carried out. It was found that a comprehensive hazard assessment procedure covering all modules and sub-modules for landfill leachate does not exist. The same deduction also applies to landfill gas and degraded landfill ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • A comparison of microbial contact bioassay with conventional elutriate assays for evaluation of wastes hazard

    The aim of this investigation was to develop a battery of bioassays - contact and elutriate tests with Bacillus pumilus, elutriate tests with Daphnia magna and Paramecium caudatum, for the assessment of the wastes' toxicity. The contact test with B. pumilus was more sensitive than the elutriate test. The estimated LID10 were much higher for Daphnia and Bacillus tests than for Paramecium test. No ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental negotiation and policy: the Basel Convention on transboundary movement of hazardous wastes and their disposal

    The Basel Convention was the outcome of negotiations between two primary groups: the industrialized Western countries who stood to benefit from hazardous waste exports and who already had regulations to control waste exports, and the developing countries, who believed they lacked the institutional ability to control such trade on their own terms. It was in this polarized atmosphere that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reduction of economic risks associated with the disposal of hazardous wastes in Hungary

    Environmental risks are a growing public concern in Hungary. The threat of contaminated drinking water from abandoned and illegal hazardous waste disposal sites is receiving increased attention from citizens and from the environmental authorities. In respect to the problems of hazardous waste disposal, one of the most important objectives of Hungarian environmental policy is the enhancement of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Guidance on Hazardous Waste Rules Issued Amid Delays to New Regime

    Technical guidance on how to interpret the new EU definition of hazardous waste has been published by the Environment Agency to help industry navigate a course through a bewildering range of semi-implemented EU law. 1 The new system, soon to replace the UK's 'special waste' regime, will significantly increase the range of wastes falling under special controls, but regulations paving the way for ...

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Safer path needed for e-waste

    Instead of limiting imports of electronic waste, the Asia–Pacific region should set up a robust recycling system, says Crispin Maslog. Garbage in, garbage out is a phrase to describe what happens when computers find the wrong solution in response to the wrong input data. But when computers and other electronic products have outlived their usefulness, they literally do become rubbish ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Improve your approach to hazardous materials

    Today most large organizations that must deal with hazardous materials follow a time-honored process for identifying critical compliance needs and spend the money necessary to make it work. However, committing this level of resources can be tough for smaller companies. The challenge is to effectively manage their entire chemical inventory to stay in compliance and avoid the dangers, fines and ...


    By 3E Company

  • Hazard assessment of waste disposal sites. Part 2: a holistic approach for landfill leachates

    The review of literature and computer models described in Part 1 of this paper led the authors to conclude that a quantitative hazard assessment methodology does not exist, in holistic terms, for landfill leachate. Although there are various reports and models addressing different aspects of the methodology, they are not integrated and show different degrees of completion. This part of the paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring And Analysis of Landfill Gases

    CoGDEM is the trade association representing manufacturers and service providers who are active in the field of gas detection instrumentation and environmental monitoring apparatus. Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd was one of the founding members of CoGDEM, and in this article their Product Manager of Fixed Systems, Andy Avenell, gives an update on Landfill Gas. Landfill is by far the most ...

  • Car Engines Air Filters. A Useful Ambient Air Sampler and/or a Possible Hazardous Waste?

    Car-engine air filters (CAFs) have been recently used as inexpensive alternative air sampling media for hydrophobic organic compounds such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans and also for heavy metals. This “active-passive” sampling methodology is a promising way for urban air monitoring, being able to offer invaluable advantages. Two ...

  • Management of hazardous materials generated by environmental analytical laboratories

    All environmental analytical laboratories unavoidably generate some hazardous waste in the performance of their activities. A workable plan to manage this waste is essential to the safe, economical, and legal operation of such a laboratory. Government environmental laboratories have the added responsibility of serving as examples to the industrial community and public under their jurisdiction. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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