vehicle waste Articles

  • How Waste Data Transformed a US Textile Collector`s Operations

    Waste data is key when scaling and expanding a collection operation. In this newsletter, we interview Nick Calandra, COO for Hearts for the Homeless, a not-for-profit charitable organization, on how they use the Enevo solution to improve the collection of lightly used clothes in Buffalo, NY. Enevo: How is your collection operation set up? ...


    By Enevo Oy

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Heavy Metals in Vehicles II

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Directive 2000/53/EC on End-of-Life Vehicles aims at the prevention of wastes from vehicles and at the reuse, recycling ...

  • Real-world vehicle emissions

    The Coordinating Research Council (CRC) convened its 18th On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop March 31–April 2, 2008, with 104 presentations describing the most recent mobile source-related emissions research. In this paper we summarize the presentations from researchers whose efforts are improving our understanding of the contribution of mobile sources to air quality. Participants in the workshop ...

  • From the biogas to vehicle fuel

    The biogas consists mainly of methane and carbon dioxide. Other components can be water and sulphur, mainlyhydrogen sulphide. To be able to use the biogas as vehicle fuel or to distribute it in natural gas grids the gas has to becleaned and upgraded. The biogas is upgraded by removing carbon dioxide to raise the calorific value and create a gaswith constant quality. One of the techniques to ...


    By Energy & Waste S.l

  • Enhancing your bottom line: waste and recycling collection vehicle routing optimization

    The waste industry has seen more changes than most of us can keep up with, not only within the most recent few years, but largely over the past three decades. Most company owners and solid waste industry management say the same thing, “I remember when we picked up the trash and took it all to the landfill.” A far cry from where the industry is today. Now there are rules, ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Commercial vehicle wash - case study

    Problem: A large city local authority identified significant infection risks at one of its waste depots, where its fleet of dust carts were cleaned using a commercial vehicle wash on a daily basis. This vehicle wash recycles the water, and was infected with water-borne bacteria. The aerosol droplets sprayed over the dust carts were a serious infection risk to employees and the ...


    By Tarn-Pure Ltd.

  • Managing the end-of-life of railway vehicles for resource recovery

    The railways transport has to be further implemented in the medium and long term to reduce traffic on the road and greenhouse gases emissions. The aim of the paper was the analysis of the end-of-life (EOL) of rolling stock and the evaluation of its management taking into account the sustainable use of resources and the reduction of waste. Considering that, at present, the EOL of this sector has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EU directive poses threat to vehicle recyclers

    Even the architect of the ELV directive believes proposed vehicle recovery and recycling quotas are ‘very tough’ and that the new definition of recycling proposed for the revised Waste Framework Directive could present problems to the ELV recycling industry. And the recent International Automobile Recycling Congress in Amsterdam also heard a leading steelmaker urge shredder operators to use and ...


    By Recycling International

  • In-Vehicle exposures to particulate matter and black carbon

    ABSTRACTIn-vehicle exposures to particulate matter (PM) and black carbon (BC) can be a significant part of personal totalexposure. The purpose of this study was to identify determinants of the in-vehicle pollutant level. This study measured in-vehicle exposure to PM number concentrations using an aerosol spectrometer and BC concentration by an aethalometer. The measurement was repeated 3 ...

  • Temporary vehicle refuelling station for local authority demonstration

    All UK cities have to work towards achieving the Government’s targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as part of a Low Emissions Strategy. In Spring 2010, Sheffield became one of the very first cities in the UK to use a mobile gas filling station to fuel commercial vehicles. This was the result of a lease agreement between Chesterfield BioGas Ltd and the City Council, for ...

  • EU’s End-of-life Vehicle Rules Stuck in Neutral

    Against a backdrop of stagnant car sales and falling scrap metal prices, car makers and recyclers are gearing up for the implementation of the European Union’s end-of-life vehicle directive. Or are they? The European Union’s controversial end-of-life vehicle (ELV) directive comes into effect this month. But its passage from paper to practice appears to have stalled at a national level as car ...


  • A brief history of technology-forcing motor vehicle regulations

    Faced with the worst air quality in the United States, California began in the 1960s to pursue a “technology-forcing” approach in establishing motor vehicle tailpipe emission standards. This approach sought to advance vehicle pollution control technology by establishing future tailpipe emission limits even if no technologies existed to meet them at the time regulators set the standards. The U.S. ...

  • Real-World Vehicle Emissions: A Summary of the 15th Coordinating Research Council On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop

    ABSTRACT The Coordinating Research Council held its 15th workshop in April 2005, with nearly 90 presentations describing the most recent mobile source-related emissions research. In this paper, the authors summarize the presentations from researchers who are engaged in improving our understanding of the contribution of mobile sources to air quality. Participants in the workshop discussed ...

  • 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

  • Real-World Vehicle Emissions: A Summary of the Seventeenth Coordinating Research Council On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop

    The Coordinating Research Council, Inc. (CRC) held its 17th On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop in March 2007, where results of the most recent on-road vehicle emissions research were presented. We summarize ongoing work from researchers who are engaged in improving our understanding of the role and contribution of mobile sources to ambient air quality and emission inventories. Participants in the ...

  • What a waste!

    Having worked on putting into place effective waste management systems in the middle of the Sahara desert, once again I am left in despair at poor precedents in the UK.I did the Great North Run this year, and was amazed at the amount of rubbish that was left for the local council to collect. I also attended the RWM waste and recycling show in Birmingham to promote zero waste, and how to achieve ...


    By Ive Design

  • Real-World Vehicle Emissions: A Summary of the 14th Coordinating Research Council On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop

    The Coordinating Research Council held its 14th Vehicle Emissions Workshop in March 2004, where results of the most recent on-road vehicle emissions research were presented. We summarize ongoing work from researchers who are engaged in improving our understanding of the contribution of mobile sources to ambient air quality andemission inventories. Participants in the workshop discussed efforts to ...

  • Real-World Vehicle Emissions: A Summary of the Sixteenth Coordinating Research Council On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop

    ABSTRACTThe Coordinating Research Council held its 16th workshop in March 2006, with 83 presentations describing the most recent mobile source-related emissions research. In this paper, we summarize the presentations from researchers who are engaged in improving our understanding of the contribution of mobile sources to air quality.  Participants in the workshop discussed evaluation of ...

  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

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