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  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • Auto Repair & Recycling Industry: Service and Scrap Business Saves Money, Stays True to `Green Roots`

    At Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Inc., old things become new again. Since 1978, Jeff Kurtz and his family have been restoring and fixing cars, as well as offering a variety of recycling services to Paxinos, PA, and surrounding communities. PROBLEM: In 2011, Kurtz realized that he could do more to clean up the wastewater run-off from the auto repair and service facility. In ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Transfer stations rural transfer station design

    Since small transfer stations in rural or tribal settings receive considerably lower volumes of waste and customer vehicles than large urban or suburban facilities, many of the design criteria will simply not apply. Cost frequently is a major consideration for small rural transfer stations, limiting what can be done. Consequently, rural transfer stations are often uncovered or partially covered ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., solves environmental concerns for heavy equipment, maintenance and washdown facilities

    Beckwith Machinery Company of Murraysville, Pennsylvania, is one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in America, with 11 sales, service and manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Beckwith's Cranberry, Pennsylvania facility also has a large rental business. When the machines are returned, many are loaded with mud, grease and oil. The mud can be removed simply by washing the ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • DC Water Taps Into Biodiesel’s Sustainability Benefits

    Sustainability is more than a buzzword at DC Water. Ingrained throughout the agency, sustainability is in high gear at DC Water’s fleet division where biodiesel fuel powers all 230-diesel vehicles, and emissions are closely monitored. “Biodiesel just makes sense,” said Timothy Fitzgerald, Director Fleet Management for DC Water. “We switched to biodiesel in 2007 ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Waste Reduction and Chemical Minimisation: Oxford Panels

    A program involving recycling, waste reduction and waste treatment, is saving Oxford Panels around $1,000 annually on waste removal cost alone. A 30% saving on the cost of raw materials such as thinners and sandpaper, has also been recorded. Importantly, staff morale has increased. They like the reduction in chemicals and pollutants in their workplace and take pride knowing they are actively ...


  • Case Study: New Tennessee Waste-To-Energy Plant

    Clean Conversion Infrastructure Addition To Give Lebanon Renewable Energy PHG Energy will provide the vibrant and growing Middle Tennessee city of Lebanon with a new method of sustainable waste disposal and renewable energy production when this system is completed in 2016. Commercial wood waste that was previously dumped into in area landfills, hundreds of tons of scrap tires, and ...


    By PHG Energy, LLC

  • How is biodiesel produced?

    This article is the first in a series that will take a close look at alternative fuels production and source materials. Over the next several months, we will cover natural gas, propane, ethanol, hydrogen, and fuel cells. This month, we will focus on biodiesel. Methods for creating fuels from renewable biomass feedstocks have been used since the 1800s. Vegetable oils were used in diesel engines ...

  • ACO drainage channels form an extensive sustainable drainage system at refurbished M5 services

    At the refurbished Michaelwood Services on the M5, engineers have been able to combine the benefits of different high performance ACO Water Management drainage channels to complete an extensive sustainable drainage scheme that adds some striking visual features to the new parking areas. Installed at the services on both sides of the carriageway, the drainage systems use ACO products that provide ...


    By ACO Group

  • Ideal for city jobs - Case Study

    Ulrik Sinding, owner of Djursland Kloakservice ApS (a sewage service company in Trustrup, Denmark) was practically born into the vacuum tanker business. Already in 1979, as a 15-year-old, he was hired by the company that his father, Orla Sinding, started in 1964. In 1989, at the age of 25, Ulrik Sinding took over the company, which has installed Samson pumps in most of its vacuum tanker trucks. ...


    By Samson Pumps A/S

  • The Need for a Total View of Water Networks

    The water industry is not short of software offerings, and so the arguments in favour of yet another software program had better be very good indeed. In this article we examine how one very significant community of users – operations managers, engineers and planners - have largely had their specific needs overlooked; we identify the type of system needed to fulfil their requirements and the ...


    By Innovyze

  • Improved Wastewater by Design of Washing Technology: Lee and Thomas Electrics

    Lee and Thomas Auto Electrics received a nasty surprise when it discovered that it had violated environmental regulations. An even nastier surprise was the $10,000 quote for installing a commercial separator to remove the offending oils and waste from the wash water it used on the auto parts it serviced. But the company staff put on their thinking caps and built an alternative system that met the ...


  • Shop Spill Cleanup, Mitigation for Waste Applications

    Spills and effluent water around a shop can cause an operation time and money. Taking simple steps to understand and apply best practices and the right products can mitigate the problematic effects and make any shop safer. If you work in a maintenance shop in the waste industry, you know that one thing is unavoidable—spills. With so many pieces of equipment and so many fluids around ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The Challenge

    The Challenge: Safely Dismantle an Old GM Foundry   Lapeer-based demolition company remediates toxins,  clears down to concrete slab High reach equipment taking down ...

  • Wastewater Reuse and Minimisation: Weatherall Smash Repairs

     Weatherall Smash Repairs took the initiative on cleaner production because the owner and staff wanted to help the environment. They’ve been rewarded with savings that will grow as water and disposal costs continue to increase, gains in productivity, and a future marketing advantage. They may also be able to sell the water recycling system they have developed, giving a further financial ...


  • A Path To Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions

    Today, for the most part, our communities’ infrastructure systems are developed and managed separately, by separate utilities and agencies. Sustainable infrastructure, on the other hand, blurs boundaries between our energy, transportation, water and waste systems to implement complementary strategies that benefit more than one system. Among our most important, and difficult, challenges will ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The city of salem, va’s transfer station: building a cost-effective facility

    Founded in 1802, the City of Salem, VA is situated in the Shenandoah Valley between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains on the Roanoke River. The City owns and operates its water system, electric distribution system and sewer system.1 Opened in Summer 2006, the City of Salem’s 18,000 square foot transfer station is directly across the street from its previous location. The old transfer ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • L.A. mercury spill provides opportunity for education

    The uncertainty surrounding a mercury spill on a Los Angeles subway platform this past December was reported by many leading news organizations, including coverage by the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Fox News, among others. Many of these news stories focused on the slow response to the incident and the potential for this to have been associated with terrorism. While these are valid concerns that ...

  • Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP)

    Storm water is the result of rain or snow melt that collects in an area that can drain from into a nearby body of waters such as a lake or river. The water can collect on roof tops, parking lots, saturated ground, roads, etc. The problem is that many of the pollutants of our modern living such as oil, grease, pesticides, sediment, salt, and animal waste are washed away within the storm water and ...

  • Study on Hazardous Household Waste with a main Emphasis on Hazardous Chemicals

    Introduction The aim of this study is to evaluate national experiences of the management of hazardous products likely to become hazardous household waste (HHW), and to make proposals for strategies for the appropriate management of such products within a lifecycle perspective. The study covers the fifteen Member States and two Accession Countries, namely Hungary and Romania. The data available at ...

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