msw recycling Articles

  • MSW Thermovalorization

    The problem of waste elimination has been a topical subject in the last decade due to the growing use of throwaway products and packaging, that make up 40% of the entire waste by now. In Italy more than 25 million tons of municipal solid waste  are produced every year. On average, every inhabitants in our country produce about 450 kg of waste per year, more than one kilogram per day.  Until the ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • 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

  • Mixed MSW composting in transition

    WITHOUT a doubt, composting the mixed municipal solid waste stream is a “niche” business. It is an MSW management option that seems to be viable in very specific situations. In some instances, these plants were built to service tourist destinations, often in somewhat rural areas where recycling is difficult and landfills are distant. In several other cases, public agencies built plants to extend ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Research Projects Add Value to MSW Composting Facility

    Untitled Document By combining upfront separation for recyclables with intensive composting of MSW and biosolids, Florida's Sumter County ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Odor issues at Mariposa MSW composting facility

    The Mariposa County MSW composting facility was built at the county landfill to remove some dry recyclables from the waste stream and to produce compost for daily cover. One key motivation was to increase the lifespan of the landfill and to postpone a costly long-haul. The facility was permitted, designed and built by a team of engineers and vendors. It began operation in the summer of 2006. ECS ...


    By Engineered Compost Systems

  • Specific Technologies for Separation of Recyclable Materials From Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Applicable in Bucharest - Romania

    Urban waste usually comes from household and public activities that mean private lodgings, shops, hotels, restaurants, offices, etc. Taking into consideration the year 2000 as a standard level, we estimate about 11,200 t/day of urban waste to be produced in Romania, from which about 2,200 t/day only in ...


  • 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 (TITECH)

  • 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 (TITECH)

  • 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)

  • Measuring diversion, recycling progress

    ONE OF the first sessions at the 23rd Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference next month in San Diego is titled “Documenting Waste Diversion.” When the State of California adopted its AB 939 recycling law in 1989, it established a 50 percent waste diversion goal by 2000. Jurisdictions failing to meet that goal would be subject to fines. A number of other states adopted diversion or recycling goals ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Assessment of recycling potential of municipal solid waste in Mauritius

    The purpose of this paper is to implement a Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) which would divert valuable resources to recycling centres. It assessed materials having attractive scrap values such as glass, PET bottles and Used Beverages Cans (UBC). In this paper, two scenarios were proposed, namely: Scenario 1 which dealt with the selling of recyclables to recycling plants and Scenario 2 which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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