landfill industry Articles

  • How Much Does My Landfill Leak?

    The question of how much landfills leak might be the most contentious question in the solid waste industry and the one with the most elusive answer. Leakage can be predicted using models of varying levels of sophistication, but modeling relies on accurate data for hole frequency and size. Published statistics for hole size and frequency vary widely and most of the published data is drastically ...

  • Synthetic turf system solves landfill erosion challenge

    After four years as landfill district manager for IESI Corp., Delaney Lewis was discouraged. Although one of the Louisiana landfills for which he was responsible exhibited ideal geology, the soil characteristics were not conducive to side slope maintenance. The soil of the LaSalle/Grant landfill was highly erodible, exhibited a high plasticity index and had a natural pH of 4.0. ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Zero landfill option for baling wire scrap

    Let’s face it, times are tough; and tough times call for a new way of thinking. The buzz of zero landfill is growing, but with the current state of the economy, it’s difficult to afford capital equipment that can help achieve a company’s recycling goals. As a result, Sweed looked for an option that would allow companies to recycle their scrap wire and get the best value for ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Bernaraby Landfill Power Plant - Case Study

    Clarke Energy has been contracted to supply and deliver one of GE's Jenbacher 1MWe containerised gas engine to LGI (Landfill Gas Industries Pty. Ltd.) for their new landfill gas power station project at Bernaraby, Queensland, Australia which will be operational in 2016. Generation Capacity The high efficiency ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Landfills types of technologies for converting LFG into Energy

    A number of factors, including the availability of an energy market, project costs, potential revenue sources, and other technical considerations, can determine which technologies are most appropriate for a particular landfill gas-to-energy (LFGE) project. Technologies for converting LFG into energy include the following. Electricity Generation Approximately 70 percent of the LFGE ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Sub-watertable landfill groundwater risk assessment

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Sub-water table landfill site, UK Services: Data collation and analysis, hydrogeological risk assessment , regulatory liaison and negotiation, Environmental Permit Application support Issues: Sub-water table landfill site, sensitive receptors (major aquifer), potential risk to ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Why the oil industry must take heed of new landfill directive # m governing hazardous wastes

    With the 16th July 2004 being the red-letter day forthe oil and energy industry. John Harrison, Managing Director. Surface Active Solutions Ltd. believes the industry faces problems with hazardous waste disposal unless it acts quickly, This day sees a tightening of the UK laws on 'special/hazardous' wastes. To give it its technical specification, 'the ban on co-disposal of waste pursuant to the ...

  • Landfill Leachate Treatment by Forced Circulation Vacuum Evaporation - Athens (Ano Liossia Landfill)

    This report describes how treatment of landfill leachate by means of forced circulation vacuum evaporation provided: an environmental benefit from use of biogas as power supply a big saving in disposal cost due to waste volume reduction a return on investment of less than two years Introduction Solid Waste Management in Greece has been remarkably upgraded during the last ...

  • Industrial Laundry

    Problem: For many years industrial laundries discharged their effluent into the local sanitation plant without any restrictions. Now, when applying for a new discharge permit, the laundries are required to meet the new guidelines established by the EPA These requirements are normally as follows: 100 PPM for fats, oils and greases; and 250 PPM for total suspended solids. Some ...


    By HydroCal Inc.

  • Poitevinière ISDND landfill gas power plant - Case Study

    Brangeon Group have been logistic experts for more than one century and are becoming a leader in managing household and industrial waste in the South West area of France. It’s on the Poiteviniere non-hazardous landfill site, located in the Maine & Loire province (department 49) that Clarke Energy installed two GE’s containerised Jenbacher ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • UK companies help to divert waste from landfill in the Middle East

    The Middle East is a thriving area and, as a major producer of the world’s oil and gas supplies, is also rich in natural resources. The exploitation of these resources, together with the increase in associated industries, carries with it significant environmental challenges.  The need for appropriate environmental management is becoming increasingly important and environmental regulations in many ...


  • Management and treatment of landfill leachate by a system of constructed wetlands and ponds in Singapore

    Lorong Halus, Singapore's first landfill leachate treatment system, consists of a pre-treatment system (8,000 m2), five constructed reed beds (38,000 m2), five polishing ponds (13,000 m2), an education centre and a learning trail for visitors. Eight species of wetland plants (total 160,000 plants) were selected for their ability to uptake nutrients, tolerance to low ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Film waste? Don`t take it to the landfill - Case Study

    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 Texan metropolis Dallas, the center of the US oil ...


    By WEIMA

  • Transformations of syngas derived from landfilled wastes using the Gasplasma process

    Abstract The Gasplasma advanced conversion technology is able to efficiently produce a clean syngas and an environmentally stable vitrified product from historically landfilled materials. The syngas is rich in hydrogen and carbon monoxide and possesses high calorific value, and low residual tar levels. While this syngas has traditionally been considered only as a fuel source for power ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Four-year review of a hydrogeological risk assessment for an active landfill

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Cambridgeshire, UK Services: Hydrogeological Risk Assessment, compilation and assessment of monitoring data Issues: Potential risk to groundwater, trigger level compliance Summary: ESI undertook the 4-yearly Hydrogeological Risk Assessment review for the ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Portable laser gas detector systems for landfill CH4 and CO2 monitoring

    There has recently been a marked increase in interest in detecting and quantifying emissions of the greenhouse gases (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from landfills in North America and Europe. The primary drivers for this increased interest are: new and pending legislation requires demonstrated reductions in GHG emissions; permits to expand existing facilities require more accurate ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • Landfill disposal of unused medicines reduces surface water releases

    The pharmaceutical industry is conducting research to evaluate the pathways and fate of active pharmaceutical ingredients from the consumer to surface waters. One potential pathway identified by the researchers is the disposal of unused pharmaceutical products that are discarded by consumers in household trash and disposed of in municipal solid waste landfills. This study was designed to evaluate ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Use of Land over Closed Municipal Solid Waste Landfill

     §330.951. Definitions. Unless otherwise noted, all terms contained in this section are defined by their plain meaning. This section contains definitions that are applicable only to this subchapter and which supersede definitions in §330.2 of this title (relating to Definitions) where those terms appear in this subchapter. As used in this subchapter, words in the singular include the plural ...


  • Recycling Systems, Inc.: diverting waste material from landfills

    By recovering materials at its own facility and reducing waste travel to landfills, RSI is competitive in a marketplace of giants while providing a platform for sustainability and environmental stewardship. With the rollup of many independent waste haulers in the late 1990s, many construction companies found themselves with few service vendor choices. The family owners ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Turning a Liability into an Asset: A Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project Development Handbook

    Each person in the United States generates about 4.5 pounds of solid waste per day almost one ton per year. Most of this waste is deposited in municipal solid waste landfills. As this landfilled waste decomposes (a process that may take 30 years or more), it produces landfill gas. Landfill gas contributes to the formation of smog and poses an explosion hazard if uncontrolled. Furthermore, because ...


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