manufacturing waste Articles

  • How to make top-down and bottom-up sustainability converge

    Fits and starts are all too common in the sustainability world. One year you have budget for initiatives; the next you don’t. Management hails cost savings on individual projects, but they miss the big picture and fail to link progress across departmental boundaries. Bottom-up progress and top-down directives pass each other like proverbial ships in the night. But it doesn’t have to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Top 5 incineration myth busters

    There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there when it comes to incinerators and with many people feeling uncertain of what they actually need when in a position to purchase a incinerator, it is sometimes difficult to tell fact from fiction.  Every day we have multiple phone calls from existing and potential customers asking the same ...

  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • Tire Shredding: The Best Alternative

    From cars and trucks to planes, tractors, and forklifts, tires are used for a wide variety of vehicles. And those tires don’t last forever. Regardless of how many miles a tire travels, it should not be used longer than ten years past its manufacture date, as the rubber will grow brittle and can crack. This isn’t usually a problem, though, since most tires are replaced within three or ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Does your facility need Zero Liquid Discharge Technology?

    If your industrial facility discharges its waste into deep wells, streams, sewers to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), and/or other waterways, it is likely there are some types of regulations on discharging the waste. With an increasing push toward environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are strengthening strategies to reduce industrial process waste. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • New ways for Metal Recycling

    REWAVE XRF 3-way-sorting in innovative  “Free-Fall”-design Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be remelted as scrap indefinitely. Metals, however have to be separated from non-metallic impurities, and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be used as secondary raw materials substituting primary resources. Especially when it ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Waste management solutions for the manufacturing sector – EP Dust Collection Case Study

    GPT Waste Management Limited is the UK’s leading independent provider of waste management solutions to both the public and private sector. GPT were contacted by the client following the set-up of a new manufacturing process on site. This resulted in the production of a new waste stream, the exact composition of which was unknown. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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.

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