landfill incineration Articles

  • Why Incinerate?

    Products that we all use every day have a finite lifespan. Even with initiatives to re-use and recycle lots of waste still ends up in landfill sites where the chemicals in these products will decompose and can do extensive environmental harm as they break down. Plastics are not all biodegradable and there are still millions of plastic bags being manufactured, used and ending up in landfill so the ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Sludge Incinerator RTO Upgrade with MLM-160-6®: $50,000+ Yearly Power Savings

    IntroductionThe city of Fitchburg, Massachusetts operates a multiple hearth incinerator that burns municipal sludge to minimize waste volumes. Although not universally used by municipalities in the United States, incineration is a widely accepted and used method of sludge disposal. The major benefit of incineration is a greatly reduced need for landfill space. An 85 - 95% volume reduction of ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of PET bottles and comparative LCA of three disposal options in Mauritius

    Disposal of the increasing volume of used Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles has been a cause for concern for the Mauritian Government. To assist Government in decision-making, a study on PET bottles and its disposal was undertaken using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool. Three disposal scenarios, namely (100%) landfilling; (100%) incineration; and 50% landfilling and 50% incineration ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reducing Waste Management Costs

    Incineration is a viable alternative to Landfill. Business costs seem to be increasing all the time and waste disposal can be very expensive. There has been a dramatic rise in the cost of waste disposal in recent years with landfill costs in the UK reaching ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Waste in The EU at the Turn of the Century

    Abstract The major part of waste in the EU ends up at landfills. In the EU waste strategy, a hierarchy for waste management has been set up: minimisation, material recovery, energy recovery and, only as the last resort, landfilling. This hierarchy is not reflected in real life. In a discussion of how to reduce amounts of waste going to landfill it is important to look at the factors ...

  • Innovation in municipal solid waste management in England: policy, practice and sustainability

    This paper identifies influences on the design of the innovative statutory framework now driving change in waste management practice in England. The framework employs a mix of policy instruments, including a landfill allowance-trading scheme that is the first-ever economy-wide permit trading scheme and mandatory recycling targets. Despite intensive stakeholder scrutiny of the framework, concerns ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conception of a Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) incineration plant and its environmental benefit

    Since landfill ban was realised in July 2009 in Germany, wastes that have a high and middle calorific value must be incinerated. Fossil fuels like oil and coal for the generation of electricity and/or heat can be substituted, so that approximately 4 million tons of CO2 could be avoided. Waste incineration is a possible partial solution for avoiding worst ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Stop trashing the climate

    In June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) joined with Eco-Cycle and the Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) to release Stop Trashing the Climate, a report documenting the link between climate change and unsustainable patterns of consumption and wasting. Authored by Brenda Platt of ILSR, with coauthors Eric Lombardi of Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado) and Dave Ciplet of GAIA, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What are the types of incinerators available?

    Incineration is a viable alternative to Landfill. An incinerator can destroy and remove at least 99.99 percent of each harmful chemical in the waste it processes. When some extremely harmful chemicals are present, EPA requires that an ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Zero landfill, zero waste: the greening of industry in Singapore

    This paper reviews how a land-scarce city-state is trying to achieve its goals of zero landfill and zero waste through the greening of industry. The main challenges Singapore confronts in its solid waste management are an increasing volume of industrial waste generated, a shortage of land for landfills, and escalating costs of incineration plants. To green its industries, there has been a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Talking Trash: The world`s waste management problem

    Trash is a pervasive but unnoticed part of our lives. The great irony of waste management is that even the most efficient and well-run waste collection programs remain out of sight, ignored by the public that they serve. Only with failure does the omnipresence of trash really come to light. Today, many nations face a looming waste management crisis, as their landfills reach capacity and continue ...

  • Dangerous Substances in Waste

    Abstract The report focuses specifically on environmental risks associated with the main final disposal technologies, landfilling and incineration. The main objective of the report is the analysis of these technologies and the description of the related emissions, the ranking of dangerous substances and a selection of relevant waste streams, for further studies, which are responsible for the ...

  • 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

  • Thermal Treatment of MSW - Can we Afford Recycling at the End of the Pipe?

    Incineration has clear environmental advantages over direct landfilling since it reduces the risk of pollution of water resources and prevents greenhouse gas emissions. If incinerators are equipped with metals recovery stages, they can be used as recycling processes for mineral materials and metals. Such separating incinerators may become competitive with separate collection schemes for metal ...


    By Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)

  • How to deal with hazardous waste?

    At present,hazardous waste is a facing an increasingly serious environmental problem .so the mainstream of industrial waste disposal methods: curing landfill, biochemical method, incineration disposal method. Other hazardous waste disposal methods include high temperature steam sterilization, microwave, plasma incineration, pyrolysis incineration, wet air ...


    By Harden Machinery Ltd.

  • Time to address the air pollution control residue problem

    The incineration of municipal solid waste is gaining increasing importance in the UK, especially as the burning of waste can be used to generate energy, providing a more sustainable solution to our waste problem by diverting it from landfill sites. An issue with incineration is that some of our waste contains hazardous chemicals such as chlorine and lead which are volatilised during the process. ...

  • Hazardous waste cleans up its act - Case Study

    Instead of landfill, incineration is being used increasingly in the UK to dispose of waste while recovering energy. The processes for controlling air pollution at these facilities creates a hazardous waste that represents approximately 3.5% of the original waste input by mass. Around 170,000 tonnes of Air Pollution Control (APC) residue, the hazardous by-product of incineration, is created every ...

  • Biological recycling of wastes in France: from crisis to new management principles and rules

    In 1992, the context of waste management in France has changed with the publication of a second law that defined the framework of the new public national policy. This law has opened a ten years transition plan, but two main points have been modified. First, the place of landfilling has moved from a status of treatment process in competition with incineration or composting to the role of storage ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Diverting waste from landfill - effectiveness of EU waste-management policies

    With landfill at the bottom of the European waste hierarchy, policies to divert waste from landfill play a very important role within European and national waste policies. This report analyses the effectiveness of implemented policies on the diversion of total municipal waste and biodegradable municipal waste from landfill in the context of the 1999 EU Landfill Directive and other relevant ...

  • Recycling, waste-to-energy to play an important part in reducing CO2

    More recycling and waste-to-energy programmes will reduce net greenhouse gas emissions. This is the conclusion of three recently published studies. A new briefing released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) states that: “Increased recovery of waste and diverting waste away from landfill play a key role in tackling the environmental impacts of increasing waste volumes. As recycling and ...

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