msw processing Articles

  • MSW Composting in the United States

    Massachusetts became home to two new composting facilities that process MSW and biosolids. Nationally, the total number of operating plants is 19. Since the mid-1980s, BioCycle has been conducting an annual, nationwide survey of municipal solid waste (MSW) composting facilities. From the late 1980s into the early 1990s, when it was projected that landfill capacity would drop and tipping fees ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Source Separated MSW Composting in the US

    MUNICIPAL solid waste composting projects are being launched based on residential separation of the compostable stream from recyclables and trash - quite widespread in Europe and increasingly in Canada. One trend - typically in cities and suburban communities - is to add source separated residential organics to existing yard trimmings collection programs. Composting facilities permitted to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case Study: MSW Disposal System Adds Gasifier

    Unit Will Help Community with Odor Control And Provide High-Carbon Biochar For Revenue A third municipal deployment of PHG Energy’s gasification technology has been approved by Sevier Solid Waste, Inc. The East Tennessee regional authority operates an industry-recognized and innovative garbage composting plant processing more than 100,000 tons annually from the Sevierville, ...


  • Mixed MSW composting is steady as she goes

    Two new facilities came on line in 2006, while one ceased operation and a second is shifting to a new technology. Annual survey identifies a total of 14 plants. Part I STEADY-STATE may be the best phrase to describe the status of facilities composting mixed municipal solid waste in the United States. In fact, steady-state may be the best phrase to describe solid waste composting in general since ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Thermal plasma processing in the production of value added products from municipal solid waste (MSW) derived sources

    Abstract The disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is an increasingly difficult challenge for communities. Advanced thermal treatment (ATT) technologies, such as Gasplasma®, have been specifically developed to effectively utilise wastes to generate clean electrical power. An added beneficial feature of this process is the conversion of ash-type materials in the MSW to ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • MSW sorting at Tratamiento de Residuos La Rioja, Spain case study

    TITECH 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 municipalities. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Thermal Treatment of MSW - Can we Afford Recycling at the End of the Pipe?

    Incineration has clear environmental advantages over direct landfilling since it reduces the risk of pollution of water resources and prevents greenhouse gas emissions. If incinerators are equipped with metals recovery stages, they can be used as recycling processes for mineral materials and metals. Such separating incinerators may become competitive with separate collection schemes for metal ...

  • 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 ...

  • Present and Future in the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management in Romania in the Context of New Sanitation Standards

    Information included in the standards system referring to localities sanitation create the prerequisites of an elaboration and adoption process, for every community, according to the study area specific, for integrated MSW management (IMSWM). The system of new technical standards creates the general framework for the development of a fundamental plan, master plan (MP) for the whole duration of ...


  • 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

  • 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.

  • The Gasplasma process: its application in enhanced landfill mining

    Abstract A key component in the ELFM concept is the provision of an advanced thermal conversion technology as an integral part of the process. The two stage thermal Gasplasma™ process developed by APP is designed to produce both a refined syngas which is capable of being fed directly to a gas engine for the efficient recovery of energy and an environmentally stable, vitrified ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Converting waste into valuable resources with the Gasplasma process

    Abstract This paper reports on a novel process development to convert waste into renewable energy using gasification. Advanced Plasma Power (APP) has developed an advanced thermal conversion technology, (Gasplasma ), capable of treating a wide range of organic and inorganic wastes. In the two-stage thermal process, the fluidised bed gasifier (FBG) converts the waste to a crude syngas ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Transformations of syngas derived from landfilled wastes using the Gasplasma process

    Abstract The Gasplasma advanced conversion technology is able to efficiently produce a clean syngas and an environmentally stable vitrified product from historically landfilled materials. The syngas is rich in hydrogen and carbon monoxide and possesses high calorific value, and low residual tar levels. While this syngas has traditionally been considered only as a fuel source for power ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Prioritising municipal solid waste management factors in India using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process

    Studies have shown that even elaborate Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) schemes turn futile. Hence, people involved in MSWM should design the schemes carefully by taking in account the correct factors and giving them due weightage. Consequently, identifying the MSWM factors and their significance becomes an essential and crucial process for a waste management scheme to be environmentally ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Producing green energy from post-consumer solid food wastes at a wastewater treatment plant using an innovative new process

    ABSTRACT More than 246 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) was generated in the United States in 2005, and this tonnage is expected to increase every year. The third highest component of MSW is food waste, but less than 3% of food waste is recycled. In an effort to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national 35% MSW recycling goal, and many states’ and local governments’ ...

  • Techniques for processing industrial waste using arcplasma generated by the twelve-phase alternating current

    We have already presented an arc-discharging plasma generator, generally called a thermal plasma generator which is constructed by the six-phase alternating current power supply(Matsuura et al, 1994a, 1997). A more effective thermal plasma generator can construct by expanding this concept. As an example, this small power supply system has been presented in reference (Matsuura et al., 1994b). In ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • FAQ About Plasma Arc Gasfication Process from Plasma Waste Recycling, Inc (PWR)

    What is Municipal Solid Waste? Municipal solid waste (MSW)—more commonly known as trash or garbage—consists of everyday items such as product packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing, bottles, food scraps, newspapers, appliances, paint and batteries. It does not contain industrial, hazardous, or construction waste. Since 1980, the total annual volume of MSW generated in the U.S. has ...


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