incineration alternatives Articles

  • Supercritical water oxidation presented as alternative to incineration – An update

    Environmentally benign waste disposal is becoming a more and more acute problem. A process now being commercialised, supercritical water oxidation is demonstrating extremely efficient organic waste destruction (99.99%) plus excellent environmental characteristics (none of the emissions associated with incineration). The process is especially suitable for the treatment of wastewater and sludges ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • Analysis of alternative fuels

    The use of alternative fuels in the cement and building materials industries is becoming increasingly important. Alternative fuels enable cement manufacturers to control production costs and improve environmental performance – two very significant benefits for one of the world’s most energy intensive industries. If international targets for the reduction of CO2 emissions are to be met, then the ...


    By PANalytical

  • A Comparison of Fluid Bed and Multiple Hearth Biosolids Incineration

    Abstract Incineration has been used as a disposal method for wastewater treatment biosolids for over sixty years. The first multiple hearth furnace for biosolids incineration was built in 1935 in Dearborn, MI. From that time through the late sixties, the multiple hearth was the thermal technique of choice for biosolids disposal. Today there are still some 150-175 aging multiple hearths in ...

  • Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Sewage Solids Incinerators

     ABSTRACT There is increased interest in incineration of sewage solids because of restrictions on land application of sewage solids and increasing concerns about transportation costs and emissions. New installations and upgraded incineration facilities have become more fuel efficient and have incorporated much better air emissions control equipment to reduce air emissions. With the ...

  • Incineration of hazardous wastes from the petroleum industry in Nigeria

    Persistent hazardous wastes are produced in the recovery, processing and upgrading of crude petroleum in Nigeria. However, recent developments in environmental pollution control are drawing increasing attention to the problems of hazardous wastes. The ever-increasing need to control these wastes from the petroleum industry often compels the chemical engineer to specify methods of treatment and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conventional and Alternative Technologies for the Treatment of Infectious Waste

    Abstract The limited scientific information about infectious waste, and the heightened public awareness of this special component of the waste stream, have contributed to the implementation or strengthening of the regulations in this area. This paper proposes a general working definition of infectious waste, and describes the systems used to limit its potential occupational and public health ...


    By Springer

  • Munchers’ vital role in alternative fuel production

    SRM is one of Europe’s largest companies in the field of organic waste disposal, processing around 300,000tonnes a year. Solving waste problems through recycling or energy recovery is its speciality, and the ISO14001 registered company operates a total of seven sites in the UK. SRM was acquired by the worldwide building materials group Heidelberg Cement in 1999 because of the considerable ...

  • Dazed and Confused: Alternative fuels and the CISWI definitions rule

    As discussed in ALL4’s December 2008 issue of 4 The Record, the use of alternative and non-traditional fuels for heat and power generation is on the rise, an increase that can be attributed to the price surge and volatility of traditional fossil fuels, as well as to a general desire to use more environmentally friendly materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Alternative fuels have been ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Are incineration and landfills the answer to save us from the recycling crisis?

    For plastic recycling, this year hasn’t exactly been one of the best – what is to blame? Oil. Shockingly, it actually costs more to recycle old plastic than it does to make new in many ways. Petroleum prices have fallen so low, as low as 70% below the level in June 2014. This may be great for some – however with it has fallen the cost of Virgin Plastic which is made from ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Survey of Currently Available Non-Incineration PCB Destruction Technologies

    This publication 'Survey of Currently Available Non-Incineration PCB Destruction Technologies is intended to serve as a guide to available PCB destruction technologies other than incineration. The publication responds to requests for information on, and to continuing interest in alternatives to incineration. The Survey identifies more than 20 vendors who represent that they can treat and destroy ...


  • Incinerator ops do slow burn over proposed EPA guidelines

    Hospitals and health care facilities are keeping a wary eye on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, awaiting the latest word on the agency’s efforts to regulate the incineration of medical wastes. Under the pending guidelines, some predict that many of the nation’s remaining 57 medical waste incinerators will be unable to meet the costs or the technological challenges of retrofitting their ...

  • Volatility of heavy metals during incineration of tannery sludge in the presence of chlorides and phosphoric acid

    Knowledge of the behaviour of heavy metals in the combustion process is a most important factor in selecting disposal alternatives for waste materials. Accordingly, in this work, the vaporization behaviour of highly concentrated heavy metals (Pb, Zn, Cu and Cr) in tannery sludge were investigated experimentally. The sludge was spiked with various chlorine compounds (i.e. PVC, FeCl3, CaCl2 and ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Municipal solid waste: alternative source of energy to the cement kilns in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India

    Rapid urbanisation has resulted in large–scale municipal solid waste (MSW) generation in India. Scientific and environment friendly disposal of MSW is a challenge for the municipal local bodies. A survey has been conducted regarding municipal solid waste generation from 342 local bodies in the State of Madhya Pradesh. Total generation of the MSW in the State is estimated around 4,500 MT/day ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Techniques for processing industrial waste using arcplasma generated by the twelve-phase alternating current

    We have already presented an arc-discharging plasma generator, generally called a thermal plasma generator which is constructed by the six-phase alternating current power supply(Matsuura et al, 1994a, 1997). A more effective thermal plasma generator can construct by expanding this concept. As an example, this small power supply system has been presented in reference (Matsuura et al., 1994b). In ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • New Regulations for Biomass and Other Alternatative Fuels

    EPA completed new rules that changed the way they look at "nontraditional" fuels. Using these alternative fuels to generate energy makes a facility subject to emission limits and rules regulation boilers. In December U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed new rules that changed the way they look at'nontraditional" fuels. Materials that can meet the newly revised standards are ...

  • Renewable Energy: the steam production plant at Reinsberger Spezialpapier is in operation

    Residual products from the paper recycling plant are used directly to produce steam for the paper factory. An interesting alternative of renewable energy solutions. Typical tasks: You have to dispose production residues You need a low cost and future safe energy production Our solution: Usage of the ...


    By Michaelis GmbH & Co. KG

  • Application of LCA to support solid waste management policy in Phuket

    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is employed to evaluate the environmental performance of the existing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management system in Phuket and compared with different possible alternative Integrated Waste Management Systems (IWMSs). The results show that the scenario comprising source separation of waste for anaerobic digestion and recycling plus incineration (with energy recovery) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sludge Treatment and Disposal: Management Approaches and Experiences

     Abstract This report describes various methods of sludge treatment and disposal: it is intended for those charged with the task of determining the fate of sludge, providing them with the information necessary to select among action alternatives. Table of contents Introduction Background Sludge characterisation ...

  • Economic Evaluation of PVC Waste Management

     Abstract This study presents the main economic implications of diverting some relevant PVC waste streams from incineration to alternative options such as landfill and mechanical recycling. The analysis is based on three different scenarios. For each scenario the financial costs avoided and incurred are estimated, and the major environmental burdens are identified and quantified. As far as ...

  • Study on sewage sludge gasification

    Aimed at creating new technology to reduct greenhouse gas emission, the Tokyo Bureau of Sewerage has developed a system generating electricity with a gas engine using biogas generated by pyrolytic gasification of sewage sludge in a fluidized-bed gasifier. A 15t/d demonstration facility was built based on a dehydrated sludge and demonstration tests were run for 3400 hours from 2005. As a result of ...

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