solid waste facility 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

  • Sustainable management of household solid waste

    In most countries, the majority of household solid waste is landfilled because of associated low capital, operation and maintenance costs. However, many existing landfills have exhausted their handling capacities and new facilities are faced with the problem of siting. Alternatives to traditional landfill practice are required to achieve sustainability in managing solid waste. This manuscript ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycling Zinc From Municipal Solid Waste

    Results from experiments carried out in laboratory and on a 0.5 MW test facility are presented. It was shown that Zn can be substantially extracted from waste using different techniques. In the pilot experiments the Zn behavior was investigated with radioactive tracers. It was shown that by changing the operation conditions from combustion to gasification the amount of evaporated Zn can be ...


    By Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)

  • The current situation of solid waste management in China

    With economic development, the quantity of solid waste is increasing rapidly in China; the total quantities of municipal solid waste (MSW), industrial solid waste (ISW), and hazardous waste (HW) in 2002 were 136.5 million tons, 945 million tons, and 10 million tons, respectively. In 2002, the quantity of MSW disposed of was 74.04 million tons, 89.30% of which was landfilled, 3.72% was ...


    By Springer

  • Producing biogas from solid wastes – Case Study

    Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Facility, located in Santa Cruz, California, generates the majority of its own electric power by using internal combustion engines that burn a mixture of methane gas produced by the sewage digestion process and purchased natural gas. Combined, they producing 7.4 million kWh of electric power per year. Producing abundant, healthy amounts of biogas each day in their ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • EPA Proposes Revisions to RCRA Definition of Solid Waste

    On June 30, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule seeking to narrow certain recycling exemptions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) "Definition of Solid Waste" (DSW) provisions. The rule should be published in the Federal Register within the next two weeks. A pre-publication copy of the rule and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Status of municipal solid waste management system in India

    Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) has become a worldwide concern and is a major issue especially in developing countries due to environmental problems, such as air, soil and water pollution and generation of greenhouse gases from open dumping sites. The MSW management is going through a critical phase due to the non–availability of suitable facilities to treat and dispose of the increasing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EPA Issues Proposed Revisions to Definition of Solid Waste

    The definition of “solid waste” under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is unquestionably one of the most difficult environmental concepts to get one's head around. Even after 27 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still tinkering with revisions to the definition to better define the types of recycling activities that fall within the scope of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Landfills: Alaska begins its future of solid waste management

    It seems only fitting that the state earning the moniker as the last frontier might be slightly behind the times when it comes to managing solid waste. Alaska celebrated 50 years of statehood last year, and while many gathered at picnics and other events to lionize improvements to the state’s scant matrix of roads, and the construction of schools, airports and medical facilities, solid ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Evaluation of resource recovery through a Waste-to-Energy plant operating with municipal solid waste

    On 1 December 1984, an inter-local joint enterprise agreement was entered into between the Alexandria Sanitation Authority and the Arlington Solid Waste Authority (the 'Authorities'). The Joint Enterprise was formed to design, construct, equip, test and operate a solid waste to energy facility having an installed capacity of 975 tons per day of mixed Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Metal treatment facility eliminates wastewater

    The Facility A specialty metals facility located in Euclid, Ohio rolls, forms, cuts and presses specialty metals for the aircraft and aerospace, auto and electrical industries. This plant specializes in high value molybdenum and tungsten, as well as copper parts. The Problem As a result of the metal rinsing processes in the facility discharged water into ...

  • Municipal solid waste, ST-100E, Ontario, Canada - Case Study

    Four ST-100E shredding MSW at a waste to energy ...


    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • Municipal solid waste, ST-100H, Ontario, Canada - Case Study

    ST-100H shredding MSW at a plasma waste to energy ...


    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • Public-private partnerships: a proven relationship for managing solid waste

    Throughout the United States, municipal and county governments have realized the benefits of creating public-private partnerships to manage solid waste. The primary influences behind a municipality move toward privatization in the U.S. are the: Pursuit of cost savings, given the pressures to not increase taxes Ability to access new technologies while ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The city of Charlotte, NC solid waste services department: reorganizing for success

    Named for Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III of England in 1768, the city of Charlotte, NC was incorporated as a municipality and quickly expanded as a major processing and distribution hub in the East. Currently, the city of Charlotte is the nation’s second leading financial center and its Solid Waste Services Department (SWS), serves more than 750,000 residents, providing ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Planning a Centralized Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility -- An Operator's Perspective

    INTRODUCTION The rapid industrial development of the Philippines and the implementation of the Toxic Substance and Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act (1992) is causing an urgent need for hazardous waste treatment facilities. Estimates of hazardous waste volumes in metropolitan Manila are rising from 232,000 tons/year in 1995 to 659,000 tons/year in the year 2010. Mr. Walter Vergara of the ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Comparing Capacity Expansion and Waste Minimization Options at a Chemical Manufacturing Facility

    ABSTRACTIndustrial wastewater treatment facilities that are nearing their capacity limit often have a relief option that typically is not available to municipal treatment facilities. That option is to reduce waste loads coming from the production areas by optimizing manufacturing processes so that less waste is generated per pound of product made. In making the decision between reducing waste ...

  • Zero Waste - Zero Waste - Zero Waste

    The Planning Group of the Zero waste International Alliance defines zero waste as: “Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for other use.” I recently posted this question on ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Drying solution for producing SRF (solid recovered fuel) from municipal solid waste - Case Study

    From waste to energy Drying solution for producing SRF (solid recovered fuel) from municipal solid waste at SWINDON COMMERCIAL SERVICES, UK For the community of Swindon in England, an investment in a state-of-the-art municipal solid waste plant was a major commitment for the future. The challenge: Create valuable fuel from ...

  • Status and strategies on solid waste management in Ho Chi Minh City

    As a result of rapid industrialisation and uncontrolled urbanisation, solid waste generation rate has increased significantly in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). At present, about 6000 tons of solid waste is generated daily from activities in HCMC. Meanwhile, solid waste management and disposal facilities have not reached to extent to satisfy the need. Solid waste is not sorted at the sources. Some ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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