manufacturing waste Articles

  • Keeping APCr out of Landfill

    The CIWM have recently featured an article by our very own Dr David Deegan in the latest edition of their magazine. The article explains why Tetronics International were unhappy to be informed recently that Defra ministers had taken the decision not to remove the ...

  • Scrubber Removes Grease and Particulates from Air Exhaust

    Operating Issue A food-industry leader in Alabama operates several pork-sausage cookers that exhaust over 4,000 ACFM of moisture and pork grease. The operator installed Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs) to treat the exhaust but these systems performed poorly and generated high maintenance and operating costs. Additionally, these systems were antiquated and required significant capital ...


    By Pollution Systems

  • Xylem helps Italian spa go with the flow

    A case study on the termal Hotel Mamma Margherita, Abano Terme (Padova) For many people, a relaxing break in a secluded Italian spa is the ideal way to recharge. However, what many may not be aware of is the importance of a solid and reliable pumping system to keep activity above the surface running seamlessly. Hotel Mamma Margherita, situated in Padua, north-east Italy, ...


    By LOWARA - a Xylem brand

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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.” ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • Water recovery system reduces soft drink manufacturers water waste by 35%

    The filtration and water treatment specialist Puresep provide leading soft drinks manufacturer with a state of the art system to reduce their water usage Puresep were contacted to look at ways the soft drinks manufacturer could reduce the amount of rinse water sent to drain – in order to help them achieve their water reduction targets Following an onsite review of the current rinse ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Compactor reduces waste handling, disposal cost for Furniture manufacturer case study

    S. Bent and Brothers Inc., a large New England furniture manufacturing company, has significantly reduced its hazardous waste handling and disposal costs by using a compaction machine built by Compacting Technologies International (CTI) of Portland, Ore. Roger R. LeBlanc, administrative assistant at S. Bent's Gardner, Mass., headquarters, reports tbat prior to installing the compactor in early ...


    By Waste Control Systems Inc

  • CDQ waste heat boiler for iron and steel industry manufacturer

    Energy use is additionally a major supply of emissions from the iron and steel industry, making energy efficiency improvements a lovely chance to reduce both emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. The global steel industry has recently taken the lead on developing future low-carbon iron and steelmaking technologies. Waste heat boiler ...


  • 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

  • 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.

  • Divestment of a food manufacturing plant

    Client: Confidential Location: Somerset, Southwest England, UK Services: Strategic Advice on Brownfield Development, Site Investigation, Risk Assessment Summary: ESI was able to identify options for managing land contamination to maximise the value of site divestment, based on high quality site investigation and risk ...

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