landfill industry Articles

  • Landfill leachate as a mirror of today's disposable society: Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern in final leachate from landfills in the conterminous United States

    Final leachates (leachate after storage or treatment processes) from 22 landfills in 12 states were analyzed for 190 pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), which were detected in every sample, with the number of CECs ranging from 1 to 58 (median = 22). In total, 101 different CECs were detected in leachate samples, including 43 prescription pharmaceuticals, 22 ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • ELT Tyre Industrial Shredder

    ELT Tyre Industrial Shredder Solution in the French Antilles ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • The Changing Shape of the Waste Management Industry

    According to a recent interview conducted with Mike Walters, the waste and recycling manager for John Lewis, he highlighted his predictions for the waste management industry. In his talks on the future for the industry, he envisages a shift in resource efficiency and he predicts that in 20 years, there will be no such thing as “waste” but “end-of-first-life materials”. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Rumpke: leading the way in the waste industry

    In 1932, William F. Rumpke operated a coal and junkyard business in Carthage, OH. After receiving a payment of hogs, his business focus changed to hog farming. During the hog-farming days, he collected trash from local residents to feed his hogs. Inedible items were removed and recycled while the rest was fed to the livestock. In the 1940s, William’s brother Bernard joined the business and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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)

  • Industry-Government-Pollution-EPA-Money

    Industry and Government have been hazardous polluters for decades. Negative Externality (the theory that those who make a decision do not have to pay the negative cost and effect of that decision) is a theory that could well apply to the consequence of previous hazardous pollution in the past.  An example of this is the answer I received after a presentation I gave on a non-thermal, EPA ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

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

    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, ...

  • Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry

    The World Bank estimates that by 2025, some 6 million tonnes of solid waste will be generated each day around the world — nearly double what’s produced today. By 2100 that number could hit 11 million. A Smithsonian magazine article from 2013 went so far as to ask if we were on the path to “ ...


    By Ensia

  • Commercial Viability of the Glass Recycling Industry

    Thanks to the increasing awareness of both the environmental and financial benefits of glass recycling, it isn’t just limited to individuals and households anymore. Bars, restaurants, night clubs and even entire industries have started recycling glass products. Recycling has grown beyond just a way to save the environment, it’s now an ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • `Train`-ing the waste management industry

    For the past 15 years, the waste management industry has done a commendable job in responding to public concern over environmental issues, especially the demand for more recycling. However, while waste reduction strategies are crucial, Canada's booming economy has meant increased production of construction and demolition (C&D) and institutional, commercial and industrial (IC&I) waste. As ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District: Turning Landfill Gas Into Biofuel

    One of the pioneers in biogas use, St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District has used its landfill gas to fuel vehicles in their local Sheriff’s Department. Born out of the need to deal with open dumps in the late 1970s, the St Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District’s purpose was to deal with the growing problem. Before its creation, waste was collected by a ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Types of Compaction Equipment for Different Industrial Setting

    Compaction equipment is used to compress and/or compact different types of materials at a work site. In construction sites different tools and machines are used for different purposes, such as waste around the work area is compacted and then disposed or loose soil around the work site is compacted before the start of the actual construction work.  While compaction equipment is mostly used to ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • Top 10 Industrial Odor Control Stories for 2017

    With 2017 already winding down, now is the ideal time to look back at the biggest industrial odor control stories for the year. From wastewater treatment to solid waste and beyond, eco-friendly odor management has become a priority for organizations looking to be good neighbors and keep their industrial processes fully optimized. Here’s a quick snapshot of the top industrial odor control ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

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