landfill restoration Articles

  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Completion reporting for a closed landfill site

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: UK Services: Landfill completion reporting for a closed site, including desk study and risk assessment Issues: Landfill completion criteria, potential risk to groundwater, environment or human health. Summary: ESI undertook a desk study and risk ...

  • Urban Stream Restoration: Standing Up to the Toughest Weather Conditions

    Project In 2008, the City of Altanta faced a large problem: the single-lane road that provides the only entry point to its SWAT team training center was likely to be lost completely to erosion. Although the road had been lined with concrete barriers as a stop-gap measure, it was clear that more substantial action was required to save it. Because the road is situated on a narrow ...


    By Thrace Plastics Pack S.A.

  • Capping of black devon landfill, Alloa, Scotland case study

    The area of contention was Black Devon, a pre legislative landfill of the old „dig and dump“ variety on the banks of the river Forth, outside of Alloa, Scotland. Alloa is situated at the foot of the stunning Ochill Hills in the county of Clackmannanshire and is close to the port of Grangemouth. The landfill had been accepting wastes over many years from neighbouring industries ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Case study - Back Sand Point

    As part of the £3.5 million hazardous landfill restoration project at involving 250,000 tonnes of restoration material we were contracted by local firm KLR to hydroseed over 100,000m2 in two stages using an Emorsgate wildflower seed mixture. In addition to the hydroseeding works, we also planted over 6,000 bare root trees and shrubs across the site, helping transform the once blighted land ...


    By RMB Hydroseeding

  • Is Topsoil costing you the Earth?

    BROWNFIELD REGENERATION remains key to the government’s plan for creating sustainable communities. However, crucial to brownfield regeneration is the issue of restoring the land to a high quality as quickly and cost effectively as possible. There is also the matter of ensuring that the regeneration process and resutting development is sustainable, given the increasing concern over global warming. ...

  • FRA: Leisure case study

    Woodland Environmental Spelthorne Equestrian Centre Hydro-Logic was appointed in 2007/08 to undertake a Flood Risk Assessment for a proposed Equestrian Centre in Shepperton near London. The site was a former landfill site that had been restored and was used for grazing. The proposals included soil importation and landscaping along with construction of stables and ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • Converting the dreaded PCBs into useful commodities

    For decades polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been high on the list of toxins the public fears. A new vitrification technology is claimed to be able to completely destroy PCBs and other toxins in contaminated sediment by meltingit into a glass aggregate product that can be used in the construction industry. This process, developed by Minergy Corp., costs about as much as landfilling, without ...

  • 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

  • Desulfurization performance of biotrickling filter on the removal of flue gas adsorbent produced by dual-alkali flue gas desulfurization process

    A biotrickling filter (BTF) was used to investigate the elimination of flue gas adsorbent containing sulfite, sulfate, and hydrosulfate; it was undertaken to replace the regeneration step of dual-alkali flue gas desulfurization. Sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) isolated from landfill leachate were inoculated, and overall desulfurization performance as well as impact resistance was evaluated. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treating wastewater as a resource

    A number of UK landfill operators are turning wastewater into a resource by utilising OTT monitoring and control systems to manage the irrigation of Willow crops (for renewable energy generation) with pre-treated effluent. Background Leachate from landfill sites represents a significant potential environmental liability, extending long into the future after a landfill site has ...

  • The state of composting and biological waste treatment in the UK

    In 2005/06 3.4 million tonnes of source segregated waste was composted, an increase of 28% on the previous year. 85% was municipal waste, with just over half of this collected at civic amenity sites Less than one per cent of municipal waste was kitchen waste collected at the kerbside 65% of waste composted was composted at dedicated composting / biological treatment sites, with 10% on farm and ...

  • Ability of Beijerinckia indica to degrade phenanthrene and reduce hydraulic conductivity

    This study evaluates the ability of Beijerinckia indica (B. indica) as a biomaterial for aerobic biofilm barriers. B. indica's ability to remove phenanthrene was measured using a two-phase partitioning bioreactor. Approximately 500 mg/L of phenanthrene was gradually removed over a two week period under aerobic conditions of the bioreactor. B. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • CPV gives a raft of support for wildlife islands

    Floating islands have been constructed by the pipework engineering company CPV Ltd for bio-engineering and erosion consultants Water-Lines Solutions Ltd. The floating islands, using a buoyancy subframe, were recently installed as part of a new nature reserve, now being created at a former quarry and landfill in Rugby. Prefabricated at CPV’s Romsey production site, a total of 106 frames ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Geotube technology provides solution for detroit river environmental cleanup - Case Study

    The Largest Facility of Its Kind Under Construction In the Country PENDERGRASS, GA —A simple idea in environmental cleanup is saving the taxpayers of Detroit a Substantial amount of money while taking care of an important environmental cleanup project. The City of Detroit Water and Sewer Department (DWSD) is implementing Miratech's Geotube technology at its Conner Creek ...

  • Latest analytical technology ensures biogas efficiency

    Anaerobic Digestion (AD) relies on the ability of specific micro-organisms to convert organic material into a gas that can be used to generate electricity. However, these bacteria require specific conditions if they are to function effectively and instrumentation specialist company HACH LANGE has developed a range of online, portable and laboratory instruments that have enabled a large number of ...


  • PCB dredging cleanup project begins on Lake Cochituate (USA) case study

    A large ring of yellow buoys floats beside an a LWT 8” Swinging Dragon swinging ladder dredge on the surface of Pegan Cove, marking the area where contractors have started removing sediment contaminated with PCBs, left by an accident at the Soldier Systems Center 30 years ago. The PCBs were found in the section of Lake Cochituate just to the east of Natick Labs. They came from a ...

  • Waste Management Overview

    Introduction Our Nation has entered an era in which, as a result of changing world conditions, nuclear weapons production is receiving less attention while the public is expressing increasing concern about protecting human health and preserving the quality of our environment. In response to this national concern, the Department of Energy (DOE) has made waste cleanup and environmental restoration ...

  • Common insurance misconceptions

    There are some common misconceptions regarding insurance for the waste industry. The most prevalent of which revolves around Environmental Insurance and who really needs this coverage. Many waste industry operators believe this type of coverage is only needed by hazardous waste haulers or entities engaged in landfill operations. While both of these operations would need environmental coverage, it ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Paving the Way for Corporate Benchmarking in the Waste Sector

    Most of the major players in the waste industry have begun publishing environmental performance data using a set of indicators developed in a ground-breaking initiative with the Green Alliance. Companies are clear that there are internal and external benefits to be gained from the exercise, but opinion is divided over whether the indicators can be used to compare companies' performance. ...

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