solid waste classification Articles

  • Defining solid waste

    Simultaneous to the publication of the final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Boilers (the Boiler NESHAP) and the Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator (CISWI) Rules, EPA issued a new regulation that for the first time defines what materials are a non-hazardous solid waste when combusted. This rule, Solid Wastes Used as Fuels or Ingredients in Combustion ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Waste Management and Solid Recovered Fuel Potential in the Enlarged European Union

    General comments: Management of Solid and Hazardous waste : Necessity and priority Strategic Plan for the Waste Mgt1. Waste producer2. Waste treatment system3. Waste regulators (administrations) The Strategic Plan for the Management of Solid and Hazardous Waste was the result of a study covering, among others, the following ...


  • TOC Determination in Solid Samples using the Suspension Method

    The TOC content in solids plays an important role in the classification of soils, sludges and sediments. According to the German Ordinance on Environmentally Compatible Storage of Waste from Human Settlements, TOC in solid materials is one of the key parameters for the characterization of wastes as part of the acceptance control of landfills. This important control measure requires a ...

  • Mixed waste composting trends

    It's been about 25 years since vendors started marketing systems to process mixed municipal solid waste via composting in the U.S. Today, there are 13 plants, most fulfilling their niche in the communities they serve - whether managing MSW in high tourism areas, or processing residual organics from materials recovery facilities. Table 1 provides summary data on the 13 facilities. While we did not ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Closing the Waste Loops: Australian Newsprint Mills

     The manufacture of newsprint is a process which generates both solid and liquid wastes. Australian Newsprint Mills Ltd Albury has given increasing attention to waste issues in recent years and has succeeded in closing or partially closing some of the ëwaste loopsí, especially in the areas of waste paper recycling, waste water, and solid waste. Background Australian ...


  • Making the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Work For You

    A brief summary of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed revisions to the hazardous waste generator regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (40 CFR Parts 260 through 265, 268, 270, 273, and 279) The public comment period on the proposed revisions to the hazardous ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Managing environmental performance in industrial zones: case studies in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Using government records, data from hazardous waste treatment companies, and on–site surveys, we evaluated the effectiveness of the current industrial solid waste management system in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), which was established according to the revised Law on Environmental Protection of 2005 and related regulations. In addition, we examined the relationship between the management system and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Proposal for a “harmonized” strategy for the assessment of the HP 14 property

    In Europe, the decision whether waste is hazardous or not is based on 15 properties, among them the HP 14 property (“ecotoxic”: waste which presents or may present immediate or delayed risks for one or more sectors of the environment). This document describes a strategy for assessing the HP 14 property, based on a combination of two approaches: the summation of classified compounds in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Environmental technology verification (ETV) of Biosolids product

    Location: Vancouver, B.C. Description: A biorecovery facility was seeking to use its product as animal feed supplement. The facility treats biodegradable wastes using an Autothermal Thermophilic Aerobic digestion (ATAD) process. The ETV verification program involved developing a sampling protocol followed by a sampling program that included extensive analytical testing ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • What is Wastewater?

    What is wastewater? Wastewater, the waste discharge that first comes to mind in any discussion of stream pollution, is the discharge of domestic wastewater, which contains a large amount of organic waste. Industry also contribute substantial amounts of organic waste, some of which comes from vegetable and fruit packing; dairy processing; meat packing; tanning; processing of poultry, ...

  • Common challenges relative to the use of Decanter Centrifuges for barite recovery in the oil & gas industry

    When centrifuges are properly deployed, they can have dramatic effects on drilling performance. In fact, without them, many of the advances made in drilling would not have been considered achievable. Classically, we believe that centrifuges can achieve two common goals: Reduce the content of drilled fines, specifically colloidal solids, and Perform barite recovery in order to reduce ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Pharmaceutical company cuts costs with baler - Case Study

    Wyeth is a global manufacturer of pharmaceutical and health care products. The company operates in more than 100 countries and employs 47,500 people. Wyeth’s manufacturing facility in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, employs 1,200 people and produces a variety of solid dose pharmaceutical products. In December 2008, Wyeth installed an Atex baler (X50), purchased through Bramidan’s ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • GWT BIO PS10 Series Case Study- Petrochemical Sludge Reduction

    GWT BIO™ Series Natural Microbiological Product Petroleum Refinery Field Case Study This field case study describes how our GWT BIO PS10 series natural microbiological product provides an alternate solution for disposal of hazardous organic compounds and offers a long term, cost-effective solution to the toughest waste water ...

  • Properties and Behavior of Nonhalogenated SVOCs

    Subsurface contamination by nonhalogenated SVOCs potentially exists in four phases: Gaseous phase: contaminants present as vapors in saturated zone. Solid phase: contaminants adsorbed or partitioned onto the soil or aquifer material in both saturated and unsaturated zones. Aqueous phase: contaminants dissolved into pore water according to their solubility in both saturated and ...

  • Pyrolysis

    Introduction: Pyrolysis is formally defined as chemical decomposition induced in organic materials by heat in the absence of oxygen. In practice, it is not possible to achieve a completely oxygen-free atmosphere; actual pyrolytic systems are operated with less than stoichiometric quantities of oxygen. Because some oxygen will be present in any pyrolytic system, nominal oxidation will occur. If ...

  • SRF – a class of its own

    Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) is still classified as a waste material, not a product, despite the fact it is manufactured to a quality specification and is a resource from which energy can be recovered. Here, UNTHA UK’s alternative fuel production expert Marcus Brew considers the parameters within which SRF must be manufactured, before investigating the arguments for and against SRF being ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Properties and Behavior of Halogenated SVOCs

    An important consideration when evaluating a remedy is whether the compound is halogenated or nonhalogenated. A halogenated compound is one onto which a halogen ion(e.g., fluorine, chlorine, bromine, or iodine) has been attached. The nature of the halogen bond and the halogen itself can significantly affect performance of a technology or require more extensive treatment than for nonhalogenated ...

  • Cardiff Harbour Authority, UK

    The regeneration of Cardiff Bay created a complementary development of housing, leisure, business and commerce - however they had a problem. Debris, rubbish and invasive aquatic weed was entering the bay from two rivers (approx 500 hectres water space). Cardiff Harbour Authority launched a competitive tender for a range of equipment to undertake a wide range of environmental responsibilities. ...


  • American Biogas Council Policy Update

    ABC staff and members met with White House staff, legislators and federal agency officials during a recent fly-in to Washington, D.C. The American Biogas Council is celebrating its fifth year as the association for the anaerobic digestion and biogas industries. The Council, with over 200 members and 8,000 stakeholders, is very active in legislative activities at both the federal and state ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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