solid waste technology Articles

  • Vermicomposting technology for solid waste management

    IntroductionAristotle called worms the “intestines of the earth” and stated that there may not be any other creature that has played so important a role in the history of life on earth. Earthworms constitute a large part of biomass (living bodies) inhabiting soil. In recent years efforts have been made to use the potential of earthworms in recycling of nutrients, waste management and development ...


  • Anaerobic Digestion technologies for the treatment of Municipal Solid Waste

    Anaerobic Digestion (AD) of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is used in several regions worldwide and systems span a range of design options including wet, dry, thermophilic, mesophilic, batch, continuous, single-stage, and multi-stage configurations. This paper reviews a number of commercial and emerging solid waste digestion systems discussing performance and costs. Systems yield 250?710 m³ of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Trumpcard of Solid Waste management

    Solid waste management, when you heard about this word - you will be able to see a dump yard picture infront of you. And most of us are thinking that it is an an optimistic one to give solutions for solid waste management.  "Every problem is an opportunity" EcoCare Takes this slogan to bring up various solution to solve ...


    By EcoCare Technologies

  • Solid waste routing

    In today’s struggling economy we are all forced to look at ways to reduce expenses. This applies to private and public operations equally. For the private operation, priorities are placed on maintaining profits—a difficult task in a competitive industry. Raising rates is typically met with resistance from customers, as well as opens a door for competitors to move in. For the public ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Vermicomposting of garbage: a new technology for solid waste management in Hindu temples

    In India, at most of the religious places, a huge tonnage of solid waste is generated due to worshipping. This study reports the transformation of organic fraction of Temple Solid Waste (TSW) spiked with Cow Dung (CD) into a value-added product (vermicompost). Vermicomposting resulted in lowering of pH, EC, C : N ratio, C : P ratio and increase in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium contents. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Streamlined: Rugged technology improves efficiency and response time in solid waste collection

    In the city of Enid, Oklahoma, Deputy Director of Public Works Robinson Camp and his boss, Public Works Director Jim McClain, found themselves imagining a way to automate some of their work processes - garbage collection, for starters. Their goal was similar to what any forward-thinking municipality or business would want: streamline their services in a cost-effective manner. It started with the ...


    By HHCS Handheld USA Inc.

  • Emerging Waste Conversion Technologies

    Today, people and companies are more aware and concerned about the environment than ever before. Everyone is looking for ways to reduce waste or convert organic waste into something more useful. The Federal Government has introduced a renewable energy policy and is continuing to fund for new waste conversion technology. It is now important for local governments to portray their cities and towns ...


    By Compactor Management Company

  • Processing technology for radioactive wastes

    For 20 years now, AVA has been delivering innovative mixers, dryers, and systems for environmental and processing technologies. The treatment of highly contaminated materials has always been one of our core competencies. For more than 10 years, AVA Technology has been applied for the processing of radioactive wastes. The application of AVA mixers and reactors may be divided into two main ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • Biomethanation of solid wastes: analysis of case studies

    Management of the organic fraction of urban solid waste using anaerobic procedures will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and using biogas, which is a carbon neutral energy, to generate electrical energy will eventually help in reducing the combustion of fossil fuel. Energy recovery in the form of biogas from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated in three different ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solid waste management strategies and global sustainability of deconstruction

    This paper provides a proof that higher diversion rates of Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste from the US landfill sites are not only good from a sustainability standpoint but also an achievable goal. When deconstruction occurs, proper planning should start to take advantage of all technologies and processes available for recycling and reuse along with the emerging markets for transformed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban Solid Wastes in Mexico: progress and perspectives

    Mexico is one of the most populated and contrasting countries in the Latin American region. There, the population distribution creates challenges and particular opportunities for an optimal sustainable integral management of the USW. The adopted current strategy is discussed up to the point that consists in privilege the use of landfills over any other way of final disposal, and the need of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of rational industrial solid waste abatement in China

    Industrial Solid Waste (ISW) abatement is attracting wide attention, with its generation increasing rapidly in China. In this paper, we calculate the ISW rational abatement ratio (IRAR) of 30 regions in China from 1990 to 2005, by applying Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). Results show that, the Eastern, Central and Western areas have the lowest, medium and highest 1990?2005 average IRAR (15.04%, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • STEP - System for Solid and Liquid Waste Put to the Test

    Wendy Laursen details the System for Environmental Protection (STEP) system which is being installed inside a twenty-foot ISO container to be trialled onbard the Canadian Coast Guard vessel, Pierre Radisson.   The STEP container houses Terragon's single-drum Micro-Auto Gasifciation System (MAGS) and Wastewater Electrochemical Treatment Technology (WETT).  MAGS aims to ...

  • Mechanical biological treatment for municipal solid waste

    A major portion of municipal solid waste (MSW) is dumped in unsanitary landfills in India. To protect the environment, there is an urgent need to develop a technology which could handle the increasing MSW quantities and enhance resource recovery. Mechanical biological treatment (MBT) is considered a potential method for dealing with heterogenous MSW. Proper mechanical sorting can make the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Composting Municipal Solid Waste: the Indian scenario

    Composting of municipal solid waste is an emerging area in India with great prospects as well as constraints. These developments can be examined from the waste management, agricultural and climate change scenario. The technology is simple and affordable, the product is beneficial for soil and significant saving of land (required for land-filling) is achieved. However, public-private partnership ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solid waste sustainability related to building deconstruction

    This paper discusses various issues of sustainability in relation to solid waste and building deconstruction. Four major themes are researched: (1) the major challenges in the deconstruction and demolition processes, (2) the monetary and social impacts of deconstruction, (3) the decision criteria for deconstruction vs. demolition and (4) the strategic issues in deconstruction and lessons learned ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New model of municipal solid waste management

    In the current scenario, the waste is an indicator of socioeconomic development. So, the more booming economy is, the greater the volume of produced waste. The downside of this scenario is the result of technological bottlenecks of conventional management models. In this context, this paper discusses and proposes a new model for urban solid waste (USW) management, based on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solid Waste Reduction: Insulform Pty Ltd

    Insulform Pty Ltd is a medium sized Melbourne based company that manufactures trim and insulation components for the automotive industry. Reformulation of the raw material and the process used to manufacture rear parcel shelves for passenger vehicles has resulted in significant cost savings, with reduced price to the customer, and the elimination of a significant solid waste stream. ...


  • 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

  • Solid Waste District Pilots Dry Fermentation Digester

    Special events, restaurants and other commercial businesses in the Monterey region of California have found a way to close the compostable waste loop and produce usable electricity at the same time. The electricity is produced via dry fermentation anaerobic digestion (AD) units that came online this spring at the Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) in Marina. The pilot AD ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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