manufacturing waste Articles

  • MSW Management: Safely Countering the Rise of Landfill Odors

    One of the core challenges of landfill and compost site management is fighting the rise of foul odors. In addition, as communities expand further out from previous areas, they eventually become neighbors to landfills – calling for a comprehensive odor-control approach to countering odor complaints. In fact, compared to other industrial applications such as wastewater treatment and asphalt ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • What is a wastewater treatment system and how does it work?

    For industrial companies producing wastewater as part of it’s process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary to ensure safety precautions and discharge regulations are met. The most appropriate wastewater treatment system will help the facility avoid harming the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • 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

  • Comparing nonreinforced and internally reinforced GCL

    Water is one of the most destructive forces on the planet, eroding everything from continents to human-made wonders. Water is also a vector by which contaminants spread from landfills and other waste reservoirs. Therefore, creating effective water seals has been a top concern in construction. For many years, factory-fabricated clay products have been the barrier of choice against water and other ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Ammunition Manufacturing

    An ammunition manufacturing facility was having problems removing copper and zinc from their 900 gpm wastewater system. The process used lime to raise the pH from 1.5 to 10, sodium carbamate for a metal precipitant, and an anionic flocculant to increase the flock size and get the solids to settle in the clarifier. Current chemical costs are estimated at $225,000/year with a significant amount of ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Textile Manufacturing

    A textile manufacturer in North Carolina was having a problem with removing color from their waste stream. The plant effluent had 800 color units and the local POTW was threatening to fine the manufacturer based on this discharge. The facility was using alum and a polymer to reduce the color and had continual violations for excess color. Integrated Engineers was requested to examine the water ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Design, manufacture and testing of a waste paper recycling system

    Egypt is facing a major crisis due to the 1997's 40% increase in the price of imported newsprint. This price increase not only affected the press and publishers, but also placed a burden on the educational system, because most of the government textbooks depend on this type of imported paper. This crisis can be solved entirely by recycling waste paper and depending on recycled paper instead of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste Water Treatment For Printed Circuit Manufacturers

    This article only considers normal PWB processing and examines the following metals, Copper, Nickel, Zinc, Lead, Tin, Gold, and the problem anions. cyanide and EDTA complexes. If you've added something new, check it's treatability first. All of these systems can keep you in compliance, even at 0.1 ppm, some will just cost you more to operate or require a 'patch'. These days, everyone wants to ...


  • Food manufacturers: Include waste in final cost of product

    Over the past year, the momentum of food waste reduction has become a forefront concern on a global, national and industry level. In the United States, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the U.S. Food Waste Challenge “to lead a fundamental shift in how we think about and manage food and food waste in this country.” ...

  • Optical equipment manufacturer

    Overview: Multi plant implementation using EPOCH’s Chemical Management module to track detailed chemical usage. EPOCH is interfaced to company's ERP system for electronic input of chemical transactions. One data feed provides all information necessary for generating SARA 312 Tier report, 313 Form R, and VOC and HAP emissions for Title V reporting. EPOCH VOC and HAP emission reports show rolling ...


    By Logical Data Solutions, Inc.

  • Sintered Metal Manufacturing 2

    This facility generates 2 waste streams from their metal sintering operations. This second waste stream comes from their post conditioning of the parts with the use of detergents for cleaning and a polishing compound for surface finish/deburring. The wastewater stored in several tanks and is hauled off site for disposal at $0.62/gallon. The treatability with Floccin H is shown in the jar test ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Sintered Metal Manufacturing 1

    This facility generates 2 waste streams from their metal sintering operations. The first waste stream comes from their cutting oil operations and rinse water. The wastewater is then stored in several tanks and allowed to partially separate with some of the floating oil skimmed off. The residual wastewater (3,000 gallons/week) is then hauled off site for disposal at $1.15/gallon. The treatability ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Manufacturing Goes Lean and Green

    Manufacturers around the world are uncovering the environmental as well as financial benefits of lean approaches. When John Quarmley started Highwood USA, a synthetic woods manufacturer, in 2003, he wanted the company to be good to its employees, to its community and especially to the environment. Based in the small town of Tamaqua, Pa., Highwood uses ...


    By Ensia

  • Heavy equipment manufacturer

    Overview: Multi-plant implementation, 20 plus sites, of EPOCH Chemical Management, Source Monitoring and Hazardous Waste Management modules, with interfaces to inventory / purchasing system to automate data entry for chemical movement and usage. Regulatory reporting, Tier II and 313 Form R, is generated as a by-product of processing the inventory transactions received electronically and having ...


    By Logical Data Solutions, Inc.

  • Simplifying compliance for manufacturers

    Manufacturers must comply with legislation to declare the amount of packaging they’re placing on the market. The problem is the rules dictating what companies need to declare are different in every single country. Global health, beauty and home care product market leader Amway has appointed Lorax ...


    By Lorax Compliance Ltd

  • Comparing Capacity Expansion and Waste Minimization Options at a Chemical Manufacturing Facility

    ABSTRACTIndustrial wastewater treatment facilities that are nearing their capacity limit often have a relief option that typically is not available to municipal treatment facilities. That option is to reduce waste loads coming from the production areas by optimizing manufacturing processes so that less waste is generated per pound of product made. In making the decision between reducing waste ...

  • Unmixing Water From Waste: The imporance of filters, cartridges and housings as a function of manufacturing

    In manufacturing, water and water-based solutions are regularly filtered for various purposes and outcomes – including for cleaning, cooling, and movement. The filtering process is crucial to quality, performance, and cost savings. With the wrong filter in place, pumps can be destroyed, liquid being filtered can become “unusable” for the intended purpose, cleaning solvents can ...


    By Shelco Filters

  • Automotive Transmission Manufacturing Plant

    Dynatec is engaged to provide a complete WWTP on a design build own operate and maintain basis. The Problem The automotive company was building a new plant in Georgia and required treatment for wastewater for the new plant and needed to reduce their capital expenditures for the new facility. The plant produces wastewater containing oil, metals, and high COD.  Further, ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • Chemical Reaction for Disposal of Waste Nitrogen Fluoride From Manufacturing Process of Semiconductors

    New technology to make trifluoro-nitrogen (NF3) gas harmless has been developed and a new concept on the removing toxic gas to be used in the process of manufacturing semiconductors is established. The NF3 gas is a toxic and special type of gas that is used in the process of manufacturing semiconductors and its specific application includes the dry etching of semiconductors, cleaning of CVD ...


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