resource recovery Articles

  • Food Recovery Innovators

    A YEAR ago, ReFED: Rethink Food Waste released its groundbreaking report, “A Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste by 20 Percent” (Roadmap). Integral to the Roadmapare 27 solutions, categorized into Prevention, Recovery and Recycling. ReFED applied four screening criteria to identify the highest priority solutions for its report, including: “Is the solution limited to specific ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The risky business of resource recovery

    Waste management operations, like any transport business, have many risks attached to them and all operators should avoid the “Dodgy Brothers” ignore-the-risks to save costs approach! Any transport business with large vehicles working in tight city and site access areas is prone to accidents and near miss incidents. Add to that the hazards of working with lifting, loading and compacting systems. ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • Power Positive Resource Recovery

    Using laws of thermodynamic analysis to evaluate the energy and power characteristics of wastewater and beneficial uses of biogas offers greater insight into best business practices and what is achievable. Growing numbers of waste-water treatment plants (WWTP) are striving to produce more power onsite. In recent years, there’s even been a race among WWTP operators to see who can ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • Plastics waste management and resource recovery in India

    Exponential growth in plastic production and consumption has evoked concerns for its effective management. Within a decade, India has witnessed a substantial growth of 890% and 340% in plastic production and per capita consumption, respectively. Plastic recycling industries have mushroomed autonomously and accounts for 47% of annual recycling. Further, unscientific collection, transportation, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Salinity solutions: from ‘waste disposal’ to ‘resource recovery’

    Saline impaired water is a ubiquitous feature of the Australian landscape and the need for innovative technologies to deal with this issue is now a priority. The ‘waste disposal’ paradigm needs to change to ‘resource recovery’ especially with environmental and legislative requirements which limit the scope, cost efficiency and sustainability of conventional saline water ...


    By Geo-Processors USA, Inc.

  • Do you know the two most important words required to understand oil spill booming?

    Much has been written (incorrectly) about how to deploy boom in order to protect, deflect or contain oil. We have long promoted using math and science when deploying spill countermeasures not only because it works, but because it’s faster, safer, more effective and it saves time, money and impact. What we’ll focus on in this article is the where of ...


    By Elastec

  • Biomass and Integration in Future Energy Systems and the Bioeconomy

    Biomass was the primary source of materials and energy until the industrial revolution set off a series of major changes around two hundred years ago. In the industrialized world fossil fuels became the primary source for energy in the forms of electricity and heat and provided almost all fuels for transport. However, biomass continued to maintain an important role in the economies in both ...

  • Managing the end-of-life of railway vehicles for resource recovery

    The railways transport has to be further implemented in the medium and long term to reduce traffic on the road and greenhouse gases emissions. The aim of the paper was the analysis of the end-of-life (EOL) of rolling stock and the evaluation of its management taking into account the sustainable use of resources and the reduction of waste. Considering that, at present, the EOL of this sector has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • First implementation of a SEMIZENTRAL resource recovery center

    The SEMIZENTRAL approach has been developed for fast growing cities, to meet their challenges regarding the supply of water and the treatment of biowaste and wastewater. Key elements of the SEMIZENTRAL integrated infrastructure approach are high resource efficiency due to urban water reuse and the usage of the energy potential of wastewater/sludge and waste, as well as its system size between ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimization of resource and water recovery from urine

    This study deals with the feasibility and practicality to recover water and nutrients from fresh urine by means of evaporation/condensation. The evaporation process generated two distinct fractions: a condensate and a concentrate. The optimal percentage of evaporation (in volume) was found to be 80%, resulting in optimal condensate quality. Higher percentages of evaporation resulted in a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Disaster Recovery

    Disaster Recovery is the process to aid critical infrastructures, people, or nation involved in the disaster and to orderly return back to standard state or operation. In addition,disaster recovery include the following steps: Rebuild resources Counseling adults and children to cope with disasters Ensuring public health and safety Community organizations and educators ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reverse logistics and resource recovery: modelling car dismantling facilities

    Reverse logistics is addressed as new business issue promoted by the compulsory targets regulation enacted by the EU, to lower pollution and to reduce raw stuffs consumption. The paper gives a survey of the existing legal frame, and suggests the modelling and simulation path to assess the dismantling process. Such path permits the quantitative assessment of the recovery (reuse, recycling) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pilot test of pollution control and metal resource recovery for acid mine drainage

    The study was undertaken in order to recover the metal resources from acid mine drainage (AMD). A 300 m3/d continuous system was designed and fractional precipitation technology employed for the main metals Fe, Cu, Zn, and Mn recovery. The system was operated for six months using actual AMD in situ. The chemicals' input and also the retention time was optimized. Furthermore, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Indicators to assess the recovery of natural resources contained in demolition waste

    Demolition waste materials are one of the major industrial waste deposits in many countries and represent an important quantity of potential resources that are not exploited, because the major part of these wastes go to landfill. Indeed, recycling or recovery of demolition waste can reduce the need of primary natural resources. This article gives indicators and a method to analyse demolition ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Becoming A “Water Resource Recovery Facility” Offers Financial Benefit

    While the term “Water Resource Recovery Facility” may seem like nothing more than a trendy phrase, the name change represents a distinct shift in the role that wastewater utilities can now play. Wastewater is packed full of resources — nutrients, micronutrients, metals, grit, biopolymers, biosolids, and more — and much of that can be recovered and sold, offering additional ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Development of a new wastewater treatment process for resource recovery of carotenoids

    A new wastewater treatment process that involves coagulation, ozonation, and microalgae cultivation has been developed. Here, two challenges are discussed. The first was minimizing phosphorus removal during coagulation in order to maximize algal production. The second was to optimize microalgae cultivation; algal species that grow rapidly and produce valuable products are ideal for selection. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development of a new wastewater treatment process for resource recovery of carotenoids

    A new wastewater treatment process that involves coagulation, ozonation, and microalgae cultivation has been developed. Here, two challenges are discussed. The first was minimizing phosphorus removal during coagulation in order to maximize algal production. The second was to optimize microalgae cultivation; algal species that grow rapidly and produce valuable products are ideal for selection. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Plasma resource recovery technology –converting waste to energy and valuable products

    Abstract Plasma Resource Recovery (PRR) is a revolutionary technology that can treat virtually any type of waste by combining gasification with vitrification. Vitrification produces inert slag that can be used as a construction material. Gasification produces a fuel gas containing carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2), used for cogeneration of electricity and steam. The plasma fired ...


    By PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

  • Modelling and characterization of primary settlers in view of whole plant and resource recovery modelling

    Characterization and modelling of primary settlers have been neglected pretty much to date. However, whole plant and resource recovery modelling requires primary settler model development, as current models lack detail in describing the dynamics and the diversity of the removal process for different particulate fractions. This paper focuses on the improved modelling and experimental ...


    By IWA Publishing

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