tipping refuse Articles

  • 4.5 MWe Refuse Derived Fuel to Energy Plant Case Study

    This 4.5 MWe Biomass Power Plant is one of the turnkey products of Biomass Power. The plant has a capacity of 24 MW thermal and rated at 4.5 MWe producing 35,476MWh of green electricity per year, 100% of which is exported to the grid. The fuel used is segregated biomass from a commercial and industrial waste collection business. The fuel is produced by removing some of the recyclable material ...


    By Biomass Power Limited (BPL)

  • Environmental Information Systems for Tailings Management

    Introduction An EU Directive is forcing waste disposal sites, such as refuse tips and landfills, to upgrade their anti-leaching precautions. This is especially the case in Sweden. Here, in its home market, Trelleborg is able to provide these sites with an environmentally friendly, seam-weldable rubber membrane to meet the stringent new requirements. An EU Directive came is now in force ...


  • Case Notes: Environmental Calamities and the Right to Life: State Omissions and Negligence under Scrutiny

    The case originated in an application against Turkey filed by Mr Öneryildiz, on his own behalf and on behalf of his deceased relatives. They were all living in an illegal dwelling built in a slum quarter of Ümraniye (Istanbul), when – on 28 April 1993 – a methane gas explosion in the adjacent refuse tip killed nine family members – along with another thirty people – and destroyed the dwelling. ...


  • Solid waste management in Minas Gerais - Brazil (a system for developing countries)

    Minas Gerais is located in the southwest of Brazil. It has 856 municipalities and a total population of 16,674,000 inhabitants. Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state, has 2,100,000 inhabitants with a standard of living similar to many other industrialised cities in the world. However, this condition is not found in the majority of the other municipalities of the state. In Minas Gerais, 82% of ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Creamfields Music Festival 2011GPT case study

    Client: Nu Kleen Location: Creamfields Music Festival Date: August 2011 Sector: Festivals About the Project: Creamfields is the North West's major Music Festival event and is held over the August Bank Holiday weekend each year. Hosting over 50,000 visitors in total each day of the festival, 45,000 of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Time saved is money earned - Case Study

    When spring arrives the garden centre Æ Gårne feels it immediately. Thousands of customers spend the first warm days searching for new plants and garden tools for their garden projects this year. This swirl of activity also makes the staff busy in the warehouse, where they quickly unpack goods delivered and move them into the sales areas. Left in the stock area are heaps of cardboard, ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Leveraging microgrids in waste-to-energy applications

    What do the waste-to-energy and real estate sectors have in common? In both, location is the key factor influencing the bottom line. Although waste-to-energy conversion technologies continue to improve their efficiency, energy will always be worth more when it is in the right location. With rising energy costs and increasing concern over electric power reliability and sustainability, the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Automatic waste wood processing in the production of kitchen worktops case study

    Nolte Küchen GmbH & Co.KG, an established kitchen manufacturer with its registered office in Löhne has commissioned a new production plant for the manufacture of kitchen worktops at their location in Melle early in 2008.The company uses shredders from WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH in Ilsfeld for processing waste wood accumulating from the manufacturing process in the highly-automated ...


    By WEIMA

  • Environmental risk assessment of a closed industrial landfill

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Closed landfill, Warwickshire, UK Services: Hydrogeological risk assessment and Closed landfill support Issues: Potential risk to groundwater and surface water, environment and human health. Gaps in available data for closed landfill site. Summary: ESI ...

  • Landfills: considering the alternative

    The economic side of landfill management isn’t easy. Essentially there is a “product” being sold— airspace. Revenue is generated through tipping fees charged per ton. The more garbage taken in, the more income earned. From that perspective, selling space is good. However, as more garbage is taken in, less space remains and the landfill’s lifespan decreases. ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • How to deal with asbestos exposure in your workplace: advice for industrial workers

    At one point, more than 75 different industries exposed workers to asbestos. Even though these industries have been made safer by regulations from the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, many workers still come in contact with asbestos products that remain at their jobsites. Although most industrial employees face some form of asbestos exposure risks during their career, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • MSW and Biosolids Become Feedstocks for Ethanol

    The first commercial facility designed to recover recyclables from municipal solid waste, and utilize the residuals with biosolids as feedstock for ethanol production, is moving forward in Middletown, New York. The Orange Recycling and Ethanol Production Facility, to be built on a 22-acre site adjacent to the Middletown Wastewater Treatment Plant, has capacity to process approximately 230,000 ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mixed MSW composting in transition

    WITHOUT a doubt, composting the mixed municipal solid waste stream is a “niche” business. It is an MSW management option that seems to be viable in very specific situations. In some instances, these plants were built to service tourist destinations, often in somewhat rural areas where recycling is difficult and landfills are distant. In several other cases, public agencies built plants to extend ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • NoiseNews Round-Up: Noisiest Dogs, Pokémon Go, Cinema Snacks & Opera

    Yes, it’s me – The Noise Doctor. I’m back with the NoiseNews Round-Up. I’ll be bringing you some of the latest and quirkiest noise-related news stories from around the world. In this edition, I’m looking at the top 10 noisiest dogs, Pokémon Go, cinema snacks and opera. Let’s get started. Ssssh! – Silent Snacks are Heading to the Big Screen at ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • In-Vessel Composting of Residential Organics

    In 1994, the Regional Municipality of Peel began work on a system for residential organic residuals collection and composting. Although Peel had been promoting backyard composting, greater diversion rates were sought. The public was surveyed to determine what level of cooperation could be expected for source separation and setting out of food, soiled paper products, yard trimmings, etc. “We knew ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Safety Smart Employees: Driving Safely at Work

    In the last week of National Safety Month, the National Safety Council brings attention to driving safely at work. Last week we gave you “Three Workplace Hazard Observation Tips.” With this week’s theme of “Share Roads ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Inland oil spill clean up case study

    Introduction The essential strategy for inland spill clean up techniques should be containment, recovery and temporary storage. Secondary needs will include transportation and possible disposal - or recycling. It is important to discover the source of the spill which might not be straight forward. A steady slow seepage from a leaking disused oil storage tank may be very difficult ...

  • 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

  • Green labels: The walk behind the talk - `Biodegradable`

    The word “biodegradable” is probably one of the easiest green labels to understand, so one may assume it is also the least likely to be subject to false claims. However, the term is still interpreted very loosely and frequently used on products that are toxic, that break down into harmful environmental contaminants, or that can take many decades, even centuries, to decompose. On top ...


    By green24

  • San Francisco Takes Residential Organics Collection Full-Scale

    After two and a half years of conducting a variety of pilot residential curbside organics collection programs that included food and soiled paper, the City and County of San Francisco (referred to hereafter as “the City”) and Sunset Scavenger Company are commencing a citywide rollout of the Fantastic Three Program. This new, innovative program will include the separate collection and composting ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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