MSW management Articles

  • Composting - Best bang for MSW management buck

    For many years, life cycle analyses of end-of-life management practices have been available for all of the basic recyclables as well as organics. The life cycle data, usually derived by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Waste Reduction Model (WARM), represents the net greenhouse gas impact of recycling, landfilling or incinerating a variety of material streams. The model calculates ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The environmental impact of people-oriented MSW management

    The author's research and practical experience with municipal solid waste management have shown the urgent need for new thinking models. Present paradigms are stalemate. They do not allow for flexible approaches to solving an extremely dynamic problem. This paper discusses the basic flaws in present thinking models of residents, municipal administrators and even scholars. Fundamental arguments ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • MSW management strategies for the city of Rome: a comparative assessment

    In this paper, on the basis of a detailed characterisation of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated in the city of Rome, different integrated management strategies regarding both source separation of selected fractions and the treatment and disposal of the residual commingled waste were compared and discussed in terms of achievable material and energy recovery. The main findings of this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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)

  • Challenges at MSW Landfill Sites

    Covering the day’s trash at the landfill Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations. Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • MSW and Biosolids Become Feedstocks for Ethanol

    The first commercial facility designed to recover recyclables from municipal solid waste, and utilize the residuals with biosolids as feedstock for ethanol production, is moving forward in Middletown, New York. The Orange Recycling and Ethanol Production Facility, to be built on a 22-acre site adjacent to the Middletown Wastewater Treatment Plant, has capacity to process approximately 230,000 ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • MSW recycling as a mechanism for the social inclusion in Brazil

    This paper presents an evaluation of the recycling as a mechanism that can promote the social inclusion in Brazil. The analysis is based on the data from a Brazilian metropolitan, city of Campinas and is extended to Brazil. The results show that the municipality of Campinas collects monthly 8000 tons of recyclables, which if recycled can avail jobs to nearly 5000 waste collectors each receiving a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bio-Stabilization of MSW in Argentina - Case Study

    Largest Landfill in South America uses the Covered Aerated Static Pile (CASP) composting system to Bio-Stabilize 400 tons/day of Mix Solid Waste (MSW) derived from the landfill sparation facility. 2500 tons of un-separated MSW arrives daily from the City of Buenos Aries and the surronding area (population 12 million). Roughly 65 percent of the incoming waste is organic and can be diverted from ...

  • An evaluation of a MSW–to–energy system using Emergy synthesis

    This paper presents a biophysical understanding of the MSW–to–energy facility located at the São João landfill in São Paulo using Emergy synthesis. Accounting for the material inputs and the biogas accumulation Emergy–based indices are calculated to evaluate the environmental load and sustainability level of the concerned biogas project. The study was conducted by combining the analysis of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Siting MSW landfills with a weighted linear combination methodology in a GIS environment

    Landfill has been taken to the bottom of the hierarchy of options for waste disposal but has been the most used method for urban solid waste disposal. However, landfill has become more difficult to implement because of its increasing cost, community opposition, and more restrictive regulations regarding the siting and operation of landfills. Land is a finite and scarce resource that needs to be ...

  • Waste trade market in the city of Bhopal, India: a case study on recycled MSW

    This paper investigates the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) trade market in the city of Bhopal, India, and presents results of field surveys conducted to determine the movement of MSW through a succession of ragpickers and traders to its ultimate destination of Recycling-Units. This waste-trade is carried out through a hierarchy of waste-dealers who deal in increasing waste specificities such that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • MSW sorting at Tratamiento de Residuos La Rioja, Spain - Case Study

    X-TRACT waste sorting system delivers benefits at La Rioja Eco-Park, Spain. It enables the Eco-Park to guarantee the minimum quality required in the product obtained and thereby increase the overall performance of the process. An eight hectare, modern, integrated waste treatment centre, the park receives and treats material from all La Rioja ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Sorting and Recycling Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Xiamen City, China - Case Study

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling is playing a pivotal role in the implementation of automatic sorting at the MSW plant in Xiamen Background The city of Xiamen, renowned for its natural beauty, is located on China's southeast coast, in Fujian Province. Its famous seascape and clean natural environment are a magnet for tourists, and the city government wants to keep things ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Municipal waste management & handling

    Several MSW management practices, such as source reduction, recycling, and composting, prevent or divert materials from the wastestream. Source reduction involves altering the design, manufacture, or use of products and materials to reduce the amount and toxicity of what gets thrown away. Recycling diverts items, such as paper, glass, plastic, and metals, from the wastestream. These materials are ...


    By Jindal power ltd.

  • Mathematical modeling of heavy metals contamination from MSW landfill site in Khon Kaen, Thailand

    Kham Bon landfill site is one of many municipality waste disposal sites in Thailand which are in an unsanitary condition. The site has been receiving municipality wastes without separating hazardous waste since 1968. Heavy metals including, Pb, Cr and Cd are found in soil and groundwater around the site, posing a health risk to people living nearby. In this research, contamination transport ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Municipal solid waste management

    Management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is one of the most basic obligatory functions of the Urban Local Bodies. In most of the cities, however, the standard of waste management needs improvement. The environmental and health hazards caused by the unsanitary conditions in the cities were epitomised by the episode of plague in Surat in 1994. That triggered public interest litigation in the ...


    By Jindal power ltd.

  • Assessing Municipal Solid Wastes (MSWs) for composting programmes in rapidly urbanising areas: a case study from Accra, Ghana

    A complete understanding of all physico-chemical and biochemical attributes of waste stream materials is necessary for successful implementation of waste management programmes in given context because of their influence on the behaviour of these materials in the natural environment. This paper discusses these properties of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to gauge its suitability for sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The smell of success. Odour management in sludge treatment

    Production of municipal solid waste (MSW) is increasing worldwide, although many – primarily industrialized - countries are making major efforts to cap that growth. In France, for example, MSW production has tripled over the past 25 years. In 2006, the country produced 30 million metric tonnes of municipal solid waste, with a substantial portion of this waste ending up in landfills. In keeping ...

  • The current situation of solid waste management in China

    With economic development, the quantity of solid waste is increasing rapidly in China; the total quantities of municipal solid waste (MSW), industrial solid waste (ISW), and hazardous waste (HW) in 2002 were 136.5 million tons, 945 million tons, and 10 million tons, respectively. In 2002, the quantity of MSW disposed of was 74.04 million tons, 89.30% of which was landfilled, 3.72% was ...


    By Springer

  • Current status of municipal solid waste management system in Chittagong, Bangladesh

    This paper presents an overview of MSW management in Chittagong, the second largest city of Bangladesh. The total MSW generation in Chittagong increased steadily from 538 tons/day in 1999 to 984 tons/day in 2005 and 1890 tons/ day in 2009. MSW collection coverage of Chittagong City Corporation increased from 45% in 1999 to 64% in 2008 and almost 70% in 2009. Approximately 72% (952 tons) of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you