industrial waste management Articles

  • Leisure Industry Waste Management Case Study – Kudos in Brighton

    The Brighton Centre is a world renowned Conference and Concert Venue and hosts high profile events such as Political Party Conferences, Indoor Sporting Events and large music concerts. GPT were asked to review the waste provision at the site following continual issues with service, poor recycling rates of less than 30% and a general lack of management information. A full site review was ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Modelling industrial waste management at regional scale

    A mathematical model is proposed for planning a regional programme for industrial waste management. The model is based on economic optimisation and allows preliminary decisions to be made at the operational planning phase. Moreover, it allows management of the treatment and disposal of different types of industrial waste once the treatment facilities and the disposal sites are defined. The model ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • High quality recycling at small quantities

    Case story on cable recycling (Micro Module/E250C and Rasper R400-3). Hierros y Metales Díez in Zaragoza, Spain, is active with a number of various products and services within industrial waste management – e.g. waste collection and transportation, destruction service and recycling. The company in the 1950 by Jesús Díez. Today the company is run by his two sons ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Industrial ecology and waste management: from theories to applications

    The paper describes the conceptual framework of the Waste Management Theory (WMT). WMT is a unified body of knowledge about waste and waste management, founded on the expectation that waste management is to prevent waste to cause harm to human health and the environment. The intersection of WMT with Industrial Ecology (IE) is presented and the mutual benefits of developing WMT alongside IE are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solid waste management in tabriz petrochemical complex

    Petrochemical industries, like other waste sources, are associated with numerous waste-related environmental problems. However, petrochemical solid waste is generally associated with more hazardous constituents, and accordingly carries a higher level of public health and environmental risk potential. In the last decade, the global economy has undergone radical changes that have had significant ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Generation and management of industrial waste in Small and Medium sized Enterprises

    This paper contains the results from the study and analysis of 100 Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) located in the Region of Castile and Leon (Spain), regarding generation, management, valorisation, treatment and final disposal of their waste. This study is an attempt to analyse the problems caused by industrial waste. To do so, an environmental survey was carried out on a random and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of a master plan for industrial solid waste management

    Rapid industrial growth in the province of Khuzestan in the south west of Iran has resulted in disposal of about 1750 tons of solid waste per day. Most of these industrial solid wastes including hazardous wastes are disposed without considering environmental issues. This has contributed considerably to the pollution of the environment. This paper introduces a framework in which to develop a ...

  • Managing environmental performance in industrial zones: case studies in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Using government records, data from hazardous waste treatment companies, and on–site surveys, we evaluated the effectiveness of the current industrial solid waste management system in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), which was established according to the revised Law on Environmental Protection of 2005 and related regulations. In addition, we examined the relationship between the management system and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk management software case study: gaining a competitive edge: minimizing risk through behavioral safety techniques and regulatory compliance

    Companies face the challenge of complying with government regulations and internal policies and procedures. Government regulations frequently change and are complex. Lack of compliance causes significant regulatory fines, lost productivity, bad publicity, increased workers compensation costs and loss of business. Adding to the challenge are union bargaining agreements, which are often long-term ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Solid waste management project in the building industry: analysing existing proposals

    Construction waste (CW) has become a world concern resulting in different problems associated with its massive production and inappropriate disposal. As a result, there are negative impacts on environmental and social issues in urban areas. Therefore it is of utmost importance that firms develop building industry solid waste management projects on their building sites in order to combat this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technological prospective study in the environmental industrial sector: management and treatment of industrial wastes

    This paper shows the tendencies and future forecasts related to the impact that technological changes can have in the treatment and management of industrial wastes in the Castille and Leon area during the next ten years. We present here a summary of a technological prospective study carried out from November 1999 to November 2000, whose purpose was to predict, in the medium and the long term, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermal waste gas purification of siliceous organic compounds - Case Study

    Example: Electrical industry Similar tasks: Electronic industry, Coating, Waste management When coating mica insulation materials, peaks of high contamination occur. The exhaust air containing organic compounds generates excess heat when oxidised in the regenerative thermal oxidiser (RTO). The properties of ceramic honeycomb blocks allow for the storage of that excess heat, for the production of ...

  • EPA`s Proposed Solid Waste Definition Fact Sheet, May 2007

    EPA's re-proposal on solid waste definition is receiving comments until June 25, 2007. This fact sheet summarizes the elements of the new proposal. Basic Idea of Proposed Rule (as of March 26, 2007) If hazardous secondary materials discarded by one company and reclaimed by another company are deemed not “discarded”, then they should not be regulated as wastes. If not a waste, then cannot be a ...

  • Assessment of Zn, Cu, Pb and Ni contamination in wetland soils and plants in the lake basin

    The impact of waste disposal on trace metal contamination was investigated in eleven wetlands in the Lake Victoria Basin. Samples of soil, water and plants were analysed for total Zn, Cu, Pb and Ni concentrations using flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The trace metal concentrations in soil were the highest in Katanga wetland with the highest mean concentrations of 387.5±86.5 mg/kg Zn, ...

  • CaO–LOI classification system for cement kiln dust

    Cement Kiln Dust (CKD), a residual of cement production, has been used effectively as a cement replacement, but there is a lack of guidance for its appropriate selection and performance in specific engineering applications. Since CKD is not a controlled product, the chemical composition and material properties differ from source to source like coal fly ash. This paper presents a dual–letter ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Centralized Waste Management in the Utility Industry

    Companies are struggling to manage and track their waste according to RCRA guidelines. But waste management has been an even greater challenge in the utility industry given the unpredictable and dispersed nature of waste generation in the utility sector. This white paper discusses the unique business challenges utilities face in managing and tracking waste according to EPA rules and regulations. ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Nigeria constitutional reform: a waste management perspective

    Potentially, waste is hazardous and consists of rejects. It therefore follows naturally that it lacks the qualities of perfect-market goods. Consequently, waste management services are generally considered non-productive. It is practically impossible for a non-commercial activity to attract private fund. In the today’s world of private sector driven economy, Nigerian waste management ...


    By The Initiates Plc., (TIP)

  • SortED a new design tool for 'end-of-life' decision making

    'SortED' is an end-of-life decision-making design guide to help companies: (a) quickly identify the implications of the WEEE directive on the products they design, manufacture and import; (b) understand the different end-of-life opportunities available to them; and (c) source practical information to help them implement appropriate strategies as quickly and easily as possible. Developed in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The role of an association of private sector service providers in capacity development

    In recent years there had been a tremendous improvement in the solid waste management industry in Lagos, Nigeria when compared with the myriad of problems facing the industry a few years ago. The improved service delivery in the industry came as a result of the restructuring of Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) – a government owned agency charged with the responsibility of ...

  • The Changing Shape of the Waste Management Industry

    According to a recent interview conducted with Mike Walters, the waste and recycling manager for John Lewis, he highlighted his predictions for the waste management industry. In his talks on the future for the industry, he envisages a shift in resource efficiency and he predicts that in 20 years, there will be no such thing as “waste” but “end-of-first-life materials”. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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