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Film waste? Don`t take it to the landfill

by WEIMA  (Jun. 28, 2016)

Recently, True Plastics Recycling, based in Carrollton, Texas, successfully commissioned a new recycling system, consisting of a WEIMA WLK 20 Jumbo single-shaft shredder and a Gamma Meccanica GM 180 recycling system to reuse industrial film. In 2012, Mike Largent, a young entrepreneur, established his own company in Carrollton, North-East of the ...

Dispersed Phase Inertisation (DPI): A New Technology for the Treatment of Landfill Leachate and Complex Water

by Energy & Waste S.l  (Jun. 1, 2014)

Inertisation is thus far the only technology for the conversion of leachate and contaminated water into an inert product, thereby facilitating handling and disposal in MSW landfills. Introduction One of the most complex aspects of the global management of an MSW landfill or treatment plant is leachate. This liquid comes mainly from the ...

Enhanced waste-management practices reduce carbon emissions and support lower landfill taxes

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 1, 2016)

Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste management’ practices have been introduced to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and to convert waste into useful products. This study investigated the interplay of these two policy options in Belgium, generating findings that could help Europe move towards a resource-efficient, circular ...

Hand-Mix Case Study: SMR Soil Stabiliser Experience in Devon

by SMR (UK) Ltd.  (Jul. 15, 2016)

Success in the Use of Recycled Aggregate Despite being the Highway Authority with the largest U.K. network, (some 12900 km) and having reputedly one of the strictest Street Works regimes in England; Devon County Council have been very receptive to the correct use of SMR Soil Stabiliser by Utility Companies since its ...

Inox in a landfill

by Grindex Pumps  (Feb. 21, 2011)

For collection and transport of leachate, landfill sites are using various types of pumps. Grindex electrical corrosion resistant pumps provide the volume needed where pneumatic pumps and other submersibles pumps fall short. One of the landfills in Illinois has 18 Grindex corrosion resistant pumps in operation and they now have plans to replace ...

Seropédica landfill

by Hofstetter BV  (Nov. 1, 2012)

The Seropédica landfill is located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Since the closure of the 130-hectare big Gramacho landfill, Seropédica now receives over 6,000 tons of waste per day. Seropédica is the most modern solid waste treatment center in Brazil and Hofstetter has been awarded the biogas treatment process, as well ...

Landfill clearance

by RecycleTech, Corp.  (Oct. 1, 2007)

Selling 8,000 pieces of furniture each day means the folks at Raymour & Flanigan Furniture have to contend with packaging for 8,000 pieces of furniture each day. And that's a whole lot of cardboard, plastic and polystyrene. But the Liverpool, N.Y.-based retailer has been aggressively tackling its waste streams in recent years and just added a ...

How is biodiesel produced?

by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)  (Jun. 30, 2016)

This article is the first in a series that will take a close look at alternative fuels production and source materials. Over the next several months, we will cover natural gas, propane, ethanol, hydrogen, and fuel cells. This month, we will focus on biodiesel. Methods for creating fuels from renewable biomass feedstocks have been used since the ...

Why waste management should be on every boardroom agenda

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jul. 8, 2016)

Waste management isn’t a topic that features high on the average boardroom agenda. But according to the UK’s leading independent provider of waste management solutions, GPT Waste, it should be somewhere on the agenda. In this White Paper, GPT Waste explain that by changing the shape of the decision making process for procuring waste ...

Landfill Cap Enhancements

by Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable  (Oct. 1, 1997)

Introduction: The precipitation to the landfill cover is balanced by the combination of following effects: run-off, cumulating in soil, evapotranspiration, and percolation. For a given amount of precipitation, in order to reduce or eliminate percolation, the effects of run-off and/or evapotranspiration need to be enhanced. Water Harvesting ...

Electrochemical treatment of landfill leachate

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 26, 2012)

Electrochemical methods can offer an elegant contribution towards environmental control as electrons provide a means of removing pollutants by redox reactions. In the process of electrochemical oxidation the main aim has been to convert oxidisable species into carbon dioxide. Leachate originating in landfills is complex wastewater that could exert ...

The Behaviour of PVC in Landfill

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Feb. 1, 2000)

This study carries out an analysis of the behaviour of PVC waste in landfills. An estimation of the quantities of PVC waste landfilled annually is presented. The study provides a survey of existing literature on the behaviour of PVC in landfills, in particular the behaviour of additives present in PVC waste (heavy metals, phthalates). In addition, ...

Landfill slope stability

by SoilVision Systems Ltd.  (Dec. 8, 2010)

Birdsall Engineering, Inc. has recently undertaken a landfill slope stability project using SVDynamic. This project dealt with a difficult and unconventional problem that SVDynamic was able to solve quickly and easily. The below quote further details this modeling project: "In order to optimize airvolume at an existing landfill we had to evaluate ...

Membrane Bioreactor for Sanitary Landfill

by Dynatec Systems Inc.  (Oct. 6, 2011)

The Problem The county of Warren NJ owns and operates a sanitary landfill in Oxford Twp, NJ. The facility generates an average of 50,000 gallons per day of leachate, with peaks to 100,000 gallons per day. The facility was discharging to a local POTW from their lagoon, but they were facing requirements for nitrogen removal from the POTW and needed ...

Risk analysis of landfills

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 16, 2009)

A landfill has its own risks, like many other technologies. In the framework of the Polyproject 'Risk and Safety of Technical Systems' (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich) a special methodology has been developed for analysing and assessing the different risks of a landfill. In the first main task of this task-oriented methodology, the ...

Landfill waste gas abatement

by Catalytic Products International (CPI)  (Jun. 9, 2011)

For over 43 years Catalytic Products International has designed and manufactured specialized oxidation systems for use in controlling process-related VOC emissions. The QUADRANT-NRV Series Thermal Oxidation System is designed for use with the low-volume/high-BTU waste gas stream emitted from many landfill gas purification processes. As we utilize ...

Non-recyclable but not ready for a landfill

by Waste Advantage Magazine  (May 1, 2010)

They say recycling is dead. In the current model with the economy as it is, I’d be inclined to agree. But it doesn’t have to be that way. When we as companies start focusing on how we can collaboratively increase our efficiency, decrease our workloads and create smarter customers, we all win. That’s what an upcycling-focused ...

Landfill leachate treatment

by EVALED - Veolia Water Technologies  (Jun. 4, 2013)

The Client The client is part of a group operating at an International level in many sectors and is highly experienced in many aspects of environmental services. The company provides the Region with many different services including street cleaning, waste collection and transport, graveyard services, public gardens maintenance, building and ...

Landfill leachate treatment

by Ledcor Environmental Services Ltd.  (Dec. 29, 2008)

BOYDEL is pleased to confirm that we have produced great results running a heavily fuel and metals laced municipal landfill leachate through our LMR electrocoagulation reactor. The attached picture essentially speaks for itself except that the clear BOYDEL treated effluent is free of fuel smell and that the sludge depicted on the right side ...

Solar energy landfill caps

by Waste Advantage Magazine  (Jun. 1, 2010)

Things weren’t going well at the Erewhon Landfill. It was time to close the facility, and there was no soil left onsite for construction of the cap. Erewhon was a County facility, and the money available for 30 years of post-closure gas monitoring, groundwater sampling and reporting, erosion repairs and maintenance of a grass cover was ...

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