landfill site environmental impact Articles

  • What Effect Does E-Waste Have On Groundwater?

    Groundwater is one of the most precious resources on Earth. Its yields supply water to nearly every community in the country, and without it, most of us would be driven to drastic measures to accommodate drought conditions. In fact, that very situation is happening in communities across the nation. As groundwater is increasingly negatively ...

  • Case study - Biogen Greenfinch Westwood

    Non-stop clean power generation uses smart machines and state-of-the-art technology to help keep running. Keep it simple - and to keep it profitable, keep CHP engines running. That's just part of the formula for success at the BiogenGreenfinch-designed and run Westwood anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Northamptonshire. Built and funded by parent company Bedfordia Group plc this £10 ...

  • Waste Recovery Quick Wins - Improving recovery rates without increasing costs

    Executive summary Implementing good practice waste minimisation and management on construction projects will help to reduce thesignificant quantities of construction waste sent to landfill and make a substantial contribution to sustainable development. Reducing the amount of waste from a construction project will: reduce material and disposal costs; conserve natural ...

  • Combining primary collection with decentralised composting - a solution?

    The environmental problems of urban areas extend over a wide range of spatial scales; i.e., the household, the place of work, the neighbourhood, the city, the wider region, and the world. In rapidly growing cities of the developing world, urban solid waste management (SWM) is currently regarded as one of the most immediate and serious problems faced by urban governments. Inadequate or unavailable ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Air pollution and odour control treatment plant of contaminated air during industrial drums and package remediation process

    Customer EuroVeneta Fusti srl is an italian market leader in industrial drums and package recovery, remediation and reuse. Sited in Triveneto, in Mira next to Venice, EuroVeneta Fusti operates old drums collection, processing, regeneration and new ratification of industrial packages (such as ...


    By F.G.M. engineering srl

  • Refuse Derived Fuel, Current Practice and Perspectives

    Untitled Document Summary I OBJECTIVES The objectives of the project were to undertake a survey on the current ...

  • Spoil, rubble and a soil-tar mix

    National Grid and Wales and West Utilities recently completed their first joint remediation project at the Aberaman Gasworks following the sale of the Wales and south west of England gas network in 2005. Here Scott Lewis from National Grid and Ashley Griffiths from Wales and West Utilities explain the challenges and processes. The project was undertaken using a stabilisation and solidification ...


  • Generation using gas-fuelled engines in South Africa – an overview

    Most gas engines are Otto cycle spark ignition internal combustion reciprocating engines using natural gas as the primary fuel. Smaller models utilise stochiometric combustion while the larger engines are lean burn engines with pre-chamber ignition systems. The engines are coupled with packaged generator sets, ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Biocycle Nationwide Survey: The State of Biosolids in America

     The State of Biosolids in America TAKING the pulse of biosolids management practices in the United States yields a combination of hard data and valuable insights. Between survey responses and telephone conversations, state biosolids coordinators around the country paint an overall picture of progress with the beneficial use of biosolids, along with a dose of reality about political, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Best Practices In Recycling

    Everybody wants to recycle more and landfill less. In addition to being the best thing for the environment, it can also improve your bottom line. Sustainability efforts have come a long way in recent years, but there are always opportunities to do better. Upgrading your recycling program can save your business a considerable amount in disposal costs as well as increase revenue through the sale ...


    By Northstar Recycling

  • 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 ...

  • Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

    What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products deliver their service before ...

  • TCE contamination of the groundwater - Altus air force base

    LOCATION:  Altus Air Force Base, OklahomaPROJECT DATE:  November 2001 to presentCLIENT:  Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE) BACKGROUND: TCE contamination of the groundwater was found at the Altus AFB Site SS-17 at a depth of 7 to 20 feet below ground surface. The aquifer at Altus AFB consists unconsolidated fine-grained alluvial deposits, primarily clay, overlying a fractured ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • What can other emerging markets learn from Peru’s embracement of recycling?

    Increased awareness of recycling in emerging markets can have a significant effect on adoption, as Peru’s efforts illustrate. The increase in the prevalence of recycling initiatives around the globe over the past 100 years has been exponential and is now firmly on government and social agendas in several countries. However, while initiatives and cultural thinking has been ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • EPA isues GHG BACT guidance

    Beginning in 2011, major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that trigger Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting must implement Best Available Control Technology (BACT) for GHG emissions from new and modified sources. EPA has issued a variety of guidance in an attempt to clarify the BACT determination process for GHG emissions from common stationary sources:1 EPA’s ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Supreme Court Weights In On Wetland Development

    Environmental Alert The Clean Water Act provides that "navigable waterways," or "waters of the United States," are subject to its provisions. Wetlands adjacent to "navigable waterways" are considered to be a "water of the United States" and are also within the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. The Army Corps of Engineers ("Corps"), the agency charged with administering the federal ...

  • Painting business green

    In the past ten years, environmental concerns have taken centre stage both in public perception and in business. Oliver Cann explores the growing call for change. Business, government and the environment - to say nothing of the media - have to coexist, but it is not always easy. Governments for their part signed up to the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ...


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