resource recovery Articles

  • 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

  • Thermophilic digestion revisited

    On the 28th of October Colsen presented their practical experience in the field of anaerobic sludge digestion at the Ghent symposium Valorization of organic resources from wastewater. At the symposium various speakers presented its view or experience on the topic of valorization of organic resources from wastewater. Numerous examples are being developed by companies and universities ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Produced water recovery at Seneca Resources using short bed ion exchange

    As a result of water restrictions in the Bakersfield, California area Seneca Resources has installed a new produced water recovery system. The paper reviews this process, which consists of water knock out and clarification tanks, an IGF unit, a specialized nutshell filter, and a short bed ion exchange softener that is regenerated with salt. The water being treated has a TDS level of 4,000 - ...


    By Eco-Tec 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

  • 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

  • Rubbish into resource

    There are millions if not billions of dollars of reusable materials currently being buried across the globe. The recovery of end of life tyrews ios one of them. Specially relevant if these tyres happen to be OTR ( off the Road) tures and larg as the ones used in construction vehicles and mine sites . The rubber component in these tyres along with the steel makes it a valuable resource for the ...


    By GREEN RUBBER PTY LTD

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