landfill industry Articles

  • New Uses for Old Landfills and Dumps? - Sure, if done Right!

    Untitled Document NEWS ITEM AS PUBLISHED IN THE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER EPA BROWNFIELDS 2005 CONFERENCE ISSUE INTRODUCTION Redeveloping property ...


  • Coved - Assessing the olfactory impact of a landfill site case study

    The site Non-hazardous waste landfill operated by COVED, waste management division of the SAUR group Multi-site waste disposal facility: household and industrial waste collection, waste sorting, waste storage, composting, recovery of biogas ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001certifications Odor reduction program Challenges ...


    By Alpha MOS Environment

  • Blending of would-be landfill turns out greener cement-based products

    The vision of a greener future for the construction industry motivates Andrew Dennis, an architect here who founded a company dedicated to producing environmentally friendly cement-based products. Instead of the heavy aggregates found in standard concrete, the materials made by GigaCrete Inc. include non silica based sands and byproducts of coal combustion, fly-ash and bottom-ash and recycled ...

  • New technology for sludge management reduces waste to landfill by 80%

    The first batch of results from a new sludge management and waste reduction system at Severn Trent's Coleshill Sewage Treatment Works in Birmingham, England show a consistent 80% reduction in waste to landfill volumes. The DMax system has specifically been developed by CDE Ireland Ltd to process a variety of wastes as detailed below. This list is not exhaustive and represents the material for ...


    By CDEnviro

  • 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 ...


  • Are incineration and landfills the answer to save us from the recycling crisis?

    For plastic recycling, this year hasn’t exactly been one of the best – what is to blame? Oil. Shockingly, it actually costs more to recycle old plastic than it does to make new in many ways. Petroleum prices have fallen so low, as low as 70% below the level in June 2014. This may be great for some – however with it has fallen the cost of Virgin Plastic which is made from ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Wind-driven SVE system extracts VOCs from landfill

    An innovative soil vapor extraction (SVE) system has operated at the former Ferdula Landfill site in Frankfort, NY, for the past 10 years. The system relies on wind-driven vacuum processes rather than electrically powered air blowers to extract volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the landfill. After a two-year trial beginning in 1998, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ...

  • Case study - QED pumps are the pumps of choice at North America’s largest landfill

    The Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, California, is the largest operating landfill in North America based on daily tonnage received.  Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California, it is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.  It has received approximately 118 million tons of solid waste as of April 2008, ...


    By Geotech

  • Rugged Pumps Survive at Puente Hills Landfill - Case Study

    QED Pumps are the Pumps of Choice at North America's Largest Landfill The Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, California, is the largest operating landfill in North America based on daily tonnage received. Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California, it is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. It has received ...

  • Recycling efficiency in the construction industry

    Construction clients, policy makers and planners are increasingly setting requirements to encourage greater use of recovered materials in construction. A number of construction clients and product manufacturers have shown a desire to expand the consideration of materials efficiency to include recyclability as part of the sustainable construction agenda. Potentially there are significant benefits ...

  • State of the environment industry

    The current economic downturn has exacted a heavy toll on many industry sectors. The collapse of the banking and finance system, the humbling failures of the big three North American automakers, and slowdowns in construction and housing market spending have prompted massive injections of government cash to keep the wheels of commerce turning - however slowly. In the US the Associated Builders and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Q&A: OMI’s Dr. Laura Haupert Discusses Eco-Friendly Odor Solutions for Landfills

    The waste management arena is continually challenged when it comes to fighting odors, which often become a major nuance for neighbors. Landfills all throughout the U.S. also have to contend with finding the right odor-abatement solutions that are both effective, and safe for employees and surrounding communities. In the following “Clearing the Air” Q&A, we speak with Dr. Laura ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Use of dairy reject and fermented Aleo sp. Leaf Gel mixture in the biological Pre-treatment of landfill leachate

    In this study the biotreatability of Jebel Chakir landfill leachate (Tunisia) using a mixture of dairy industry reject (bactofugate) and Aloe sp. leaf gel was evaluated. The effect of Aloe gel fermentation using Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast strain was investigated against some selected bacterial and fungal strains. The inoculation size effect of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Geotech’s first GA5000 landfill gas analyser takes 100,000 readings for SUEZ environnement

    Geotech’s first GA5000 analyser, manufactured three years ago, was recently spotted in the company’s calibration rig.  This portable landfill gas monitor was the first production unit of the newly launched GA5000 gas analyser range and has prompted Geotech to look into the analyser’s life since then. The analyser was on its sixth service since manufacture, under ...


    By Geotech

  • Behaviour of Bulk and Trace Organics in a Full Scale Membrane Bioreactor for Landfill Leachate Treatment

    ABSTRACTLandfill leachates are generally highly pollutant wastewaters which have percolated through a deposit of solid waste. In many states it is now required to collect and treat landfill leachates to avoid contamination of surface and groundwater bodies. A state of the art technology for landfill leachate treatment uses membrane bioreactor technology prior to potential polishing with dense ...

  • Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it.

    We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfill gas also contributes to smog, worsening health problems like asthma. Globally, trash released nearly 800 million metric tons (882 million tons) of ...


    By Ensia

  • Improved well tuning achieved at a Landfill gas to Energy developer`s sites - Case Study

    Building and managing a high-BTU landfill gas to energy system can present many challenges, but it’s not as complicated as it might seem. The key: start with a healthy, consistently productive wellfield. Morrow Renewables, formerly South Tex Renewables, specializes in doing just that. Headquartered in Midland, Texas, they began in the natural gas industry before building a reputation as one ...

  • Eco-industrial parks

    Most municipalities would love to have a high-tech business park within their boundaries. The benefits of high-end, high-paying jobs is very appealing, great marketing for a town or city, and helpful to municipal coffers. However, everyone cannot have a 'Silicon Valley' per se. Yet, there are other, untapped alternatives, namely clean-tech and eco-industrial parks. TORINO, ITALY On a recent trade ...

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

    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 economy. Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste ...

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