landfill clean-up Articles

  • Tire Shredding: Alternatives to Landfills

    For many reasons, whole tires pose a major problem to landfills. The most obvious is the inefficient use of space. The actual rubber of a tire takes up only a small fraction of the space a tire occupies, and the rest of the space is wasted. A less obvious but far more serious problem is that tires may trap methane gasses when buried with other garbage in landfills. When this happens, the tires ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Landfill Gas Clean-up and Upgrading to Hydrogen System

    Quadrogen has extensive knowledge of and experience in biogas and landfill gas clean-up systems technology, design and development. Quadrogen’s Integrated Biogas Clean-up System will remove all sulfur species, siloxanes, chlorides, water, oxygen and other impurities from biogas to the parts per billion level required for reliable and long term operation. Quadrogen also has extensive ...


    By Pioneer Air Systems

  • Styrofoam is filling up landfill

    Styrofoam has the potential to affect the entire ecological system of this planet. Used in product packages and the shipping industry, the world produces tons of Styrofoam each year which is now a major environmental problem. Landfills are filling up at a record rate and Styrofoam is one reason and Styrofoam is non-biodegradable adds to ...


  • Why is Energy-from-Waste slow to catch on in the U.S.?

    Nithin Coca reports in TriplePundit that Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is growing fast in Europe and parts of Asia. But it’s relatively stagnant here in the United States. In fact, the percentage of waste we burn for energy is actually slightly down in the past five years. What’s holding the U.S. back from this potentially sustainable solution? This stagnation is even more ...

  • Invention of the Tire Shredder

    The process of vulcanizing rubber was discovered by Charles Goodyear (yes, you read that right) in 1839, and the development of rubber tires followed not long after (Source: Continental Truck). From there, it didn’t take long for worn-out tires to start piling up, and finding good ways to ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Soil baked to clean up contamination...

    Can an old drill site be cleaned up without adding truckloads of contaminated soil to the landfill? Chevron Canada will be using a technology called thermal desorption to clean up a site located 13 kilometres southwest of Pincher Creek. Leif Sollid, spokesman for Chevron, who is the operator of the site, said they considered two options for the clean up. The soil is classified as a non-dangerous ...

  • Seropédica landfill

    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 as the set up of a flaring system at the landfill. ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Inox in a landfill

    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 all remaining submersibles with Grindex INOX pumps. ...


    By Grindex Pumps

  • Leaks and spills - LNAP and DNAPL detection and clean up

    Any tank can leak. Most leaks can be cleaned up and responsible operators need equipment that does what’s needed. With an ATEX Zone 0 certified interface meter site operators can successfully achieve LNAP and DNAPL detection when monitoring petrochemical sites, tank farms, petrol station forecourts, landfills or remediation sites. If site technicians detect ...


    By Geotech

  • Secure handling of landfill gas

    Type     HOFGAS®- Sparky S Commissioning      2002 Site     Marley (GB) Situation The Marley landfill site in England is systematically degassed in order to meet the stringent local regulations. Marley is a proportionally small landfill site and does not deliver enough gas for energy generation. Consequently, the ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Southwest landfill case study

    The Problem: A landfill located in Texas was experiencing high concentrations of ammonia in the leachate from their domestic landfill. Compliance standards were becoming more stringent at the same time ammonia and BOD levels in the leachate stream were increasing in concentration. The Solution: After on‐site testing ...


    By BioprocessH2O

  • Landfill Closure - Odor Control

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit 1600/40 AC-645 Long Duration Foam AC-904 Long Duration Foam Application summary: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources required an emissions control measure during the closure of an Ann Arbor Solid Waste Landfill cell. The odors that were emanating from the landfill during ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Landfill grinding system

    A landfill needed a way to reduce their waste stream volume, increase the life of their landfill, and recover a recyclable, marketable product. Wood and yard waste material comprise up to 20% of their entire waste stream volume. Processing and recycling this material will extend the life of the landfill by 20 years. They chose WSM's Model 4864BH Horizontal Hogging System with a customized feed ...

  • EU Directive on the Landfill of Waste

    The Commission has adopted a new Proposal on the Landfill of Waste. The objective of this Proposal is to reduce the impact of waste disposal on the environment. Disposal of waste is the option of last resort in the hierarchy of waste management principles as stated by the Commission in its Waste Strategy Review of July 1996. In the Review the Commission gives clear preference to minimization and ...


  • Closure Options for Impoundments and Landfills

    In Kentucky, a county board votes to shut down a landfill that had long been the source of odor complaints from nearby residents. In Hawaii, residents push a city council to expedite a delayed landfill closure. Outside Beirut, Lebanon, protesters try to block trucks entering a landfill they say should have been closed a week earlier. These events, while certainly newsworthy, obscure the fact that ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Cutting landfill costs - not capabilities

    The garbage business is generally a good indicator of the economy’s strength. And while the bad news is that waste tonnage is down at most landfills, the good news is that there is a bottom. Most of the drop is due to a slumping construction industry, compounded by less consumer buying. But the garbage business—like taxes and death—is relatively constant. Some landfills are ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Case study: Lachute landfill

    Substrate: Landfill Biogas flow: 6.500 Nm3/h H2S inlet: 1.300 ppm H2S outlet: 10 ppm Year of installation: 2011 This BioGascleaner was installed as a replacement of another H2S filter which collapsed due to the normal H2S and biogas flow fluctuations of the plant. The system is produced ...


    By Biogasclean A/S

  • Landfills Expand Energy Output

    HIGH fossil fuel prices and growing concern about global climate change are creating favorable conditions for landfill gas energy (LFGE) projects. Notably, endorsement of LFGE by Federal agencies and many states as a form of “green” power has enabled LFGE developers to earn premiums for electricity marketed through green power programs, and to benefit from expanded federal tax credits for ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Landfill Gas to Power

    Location: Mount Gilead, NC Online Date: 2012 Element Markets is partnering with Republic Services, Inc., one of the largest waste companies in the U.S., to develop a power project at a regional landfill in North Carolina, which will come online in 2012. Drawing from our extensive project development experience, we conducted exhaustive technical analysis to ...


    By Element Markets LLC

  • Landfills: considering the alternative

    The economic side of landfill management isn’t easy. Essentially there is a “product” being sold— airspace. Revenue is generated through tipping fees charged per ton. The more garbage taken in, the more income earned. From that perspective, selling space is good. However, as more garbage is taken in, less space remains and the landfill’s lifespan decreases. ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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