landfill mining Articles

  • The Gasplasma process: its application in enhanced landfill mining

    Abstract A key component in the ELFM concept is the provision of an advanced thermal conversion technology as an integral part of the process. The two stage thermal Gasplasma™ process developed by APP is designed to produce both a refined syngas which is capable of being fed directly to a gas engine for the efficient recovery of energy and an environmentally stable, vitrified ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Mining landfills and using the methane & garbage for Energy

    The revolutionary process of turning all waste into energy using RCBC Global Inc. technology will change the way we handle waste for the rest of time. RCBC has the power to mine existing landfills and use the garbage and methane for energy. We have a unique, tried and true system. It has had 30 months worth of tesing on 61 different fuels. These test results have proven to have a much lesser ...


    By RCBC Global Inc

  • Mining of compost from dumpsites and bioreactor landfills

    Landfill mining is the process to recover recyclable materials, landfill space and compost. The paper presents the concepts of mining of compost from open stabilised dumpsites and bioreactor landfills to make landfills sustainable. Studies indicate that 50% of the material from the dumpsite could be recovered and reused as compost for non-edible plants or cover material for daily use in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill Cap Enhancements

    Introduction: The precipitation to the landfill cover is balanced by the combination of following effects: run-off, cumulating in soil, evapotranspiration, and percolation. For a given amount of precipitation, in order to reduce or eliminate percolation, the effects of run-off and/or evapotranspiration need to be enhanced. Water Harvesting Water harvesting uses ...

  • The Newton, IA Landfill: A Smooth Operation

    The Newton, IA landfill sta rted out as an old strip mine in 1945. When it first was created, trash was dumped at the site and whenever it was needed, the garbage was set on fire and pushed into the old strip mine. As the rules have changed throughout the years, the dump was transitioned into a sanitary landfill in the late 1960s. However, at that time the trash would still pile up and would not ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Landfill sites – home to buried treasure!

    Recent studies have found that landfill sites are most certainly filled with huge volumes of valuable metals. According to a study carried out by Cranfield University, scientists analysed samples from up to 30 metres deep from four different landfill sites. Large objects where removed and the samples were analysed for the content of rare earth metals and other valuable metals. Results indicated ...


    By EcoHog Ltd

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • City of Vancouver Landfill Environmental Monitoring Program

    The City of Vancouver owns and operates the Vancouver Landfill located in Delta, British Columbia. The Vancouver Landfill is a municipal solid waste landfill receiving approximately 400,000 tonnes per year of municipal solid waste. The total area of the Landfill is 635 hectares of which approximately 225 hectares has been filled since landfill operations commenced in 1966. As part of the ...


  • A Study on the Costs of Improving the Management of Mining Waste

    1. Executive Summary Context, Scope and Priorities 1.1 This is the Final Report of a study into the costs of improving the management of mining waste. It was not carried out in isolation, but in parallel with a consultation process being run by the Directorate General for the Environment of the European Commission (DG ENV) and a technical review process coordinated by the European Integrated ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • Power generated from methane gas in disused mines in England

    Type     HOFGAS®-IPM/C 2500 Performance     2’500 Nm³/h / 520mbar dP Location     England (GB) Situation Mine gas is released when coal is extracted. This gas is sourced not only from working coal mines but also from those that were closed down long ago. Because large quantities of coal remain in the mine after it has ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Management of Mining, Quarrying and Ore-Processing Waste in the European Union

    At the request of the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission, BRGM (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières) has conducted a study on the management of mining, quarrying and ore-processing waste in the European Union. This project was completed mainly through the use of questionnaire sent to sub- contractors in almost each country of the EU. To assess this information ...

  • Should deep-sea mining go ahead in Papua New Guinea?

    Financial disagreement has halted a controversial deep-sea mining project but deeper issues lie with the environment, Prime Sarmiento reports. The fate of a currently halted deep-sea mining project in the Pacific is being watched closely by a number of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Shredding of end-of-life tyres (ELTs): a ´black gold mine´ ready for being exploited

    “Problems can't be solved by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them" (Albert Einstein). The 2014 report by the ETRMA (European Tyre and Rubber Manufactures’ Association Sustainable Development Foundation) shows that only considering consumer, light truck, truck, motorcycle and agriculture tyres, in 2012 Germany, UK, France, Italy and Spain had been able ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • De Beers Victor Mine’s Failure to Report Mercury Risks Causes Serious Environmental Concerns

    Mercury contamination from the De Beers diamond mine in northern Ontario may be much higher than the company — or the provincial government — are reporting, according to a new study by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s Wildlands League. An investigation into one of world’s highest quality producing diamond mines has found failures in self-monitoring, raising ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Sustainable management of household solid waste

    In most countries, the majority of household solid waste is landfilled because of associated low capital, operation and maintenance costs. However, many existing landfills have exhausted their handling capacities and new facilities are faced with the problem of siting. Alternatives to traditional landfill practice are required to achieve sustainability in managing solid waste. This manuscript ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The future of the red metal: discards, energy, water, residues, and depletion

    Estimates for mine tailings, smelter slag, mine overburden, stock buildup, loss of copper discards to the landfills, and energy and water use requirements have been presented based upon scenario analysis results of three alternative copper futures. The resource availability concerns emerge to be the most critical. Globally, the copper resource availability barrier might potentially emerge during ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green Energy Applications Guide to Flow Measurement

    Provides technical discussion and illustrations for nine (9) different green energy and green-house gas flow measurement applications.  Includes landfill gas, biomass fermentation, wastewater digesters, on-farm biogas recovery, ethanol production/refining, coal mine and coal bed methane (CMM, CBM), biomass gasification, flare gas and flue gas.  Discussion includes overview of each ...

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