waste data 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

  • Multiple regression analysis for the estimation of energy content of municipal solid waste

    A regression equation is proposed to predict the Higher Heating Value (HHV) of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) from the waste data of 86 cities of 35 countries. A mathematical model is developed, by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS-10.0), to correlate the energy content of waste with the variables derived from its physical composition. Performance of the proposed multiple ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste quantification models for estimation of construction and demolition waste generation: a review

    Quantification is crucial for construction and demolition waste management. Accurate estimation can be satisfied by developing waste quantification model that is applicable for regional or nation–wide C&D waste generation. This paper presents a review on quantification models for C&D waste from literatures and how they correlate. Most studies combine the empirical waste assessment data or waste ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Describing variability of MSW composition data with the log-logistic distribution

    Variations in solid waste composition data are necessary as inputs to solid waste planning, yet uncertainty exists regarding which probability distributions might be generally valuable to describe the variability. Twenty-two detailed analyses of solid waste from British Columbia, Canada, were fitted to distributions using the BestFit software. Alternative distributions were ranked based on three ...


    By SAGE Publications Ltd

  • Canarina DESCAR software · wastewater effluent modeling · algorithms 11

    Case V:  θ >65º  F>0,1 In such a case, we have the next relationships S=0.58 Ua H q-1 B=max[Ltsin θ; 0,93Lt F-1/3] e=SQ/BUa From Case II to Case V, and if e>H, we take e=H and S= UaBH/Q.   ...

  • Too much trust in (social) trust? The importance of epistemic concerns and perceived antagonism

    Social trust has often been claimed to be an important determinant of perceived risk, a finding that, if true, has important consequences for risk communication. However, the empirical basis of the alleged relationship between social trust and risk perception is weak. Previous work has pointed to other facets of trust as being more important: trust in science and technology per se (epistemic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimisation of solid waste collection routes using Premium Solver Platform

    This study illustrates the application of Premium Solver Platform software to optimise tours for the collection of municipal solid waste. Data required for optimisation was obtained from the municipal solid waste management authority, field studies and digitised map of a study area. Thereafter the optimisation problem was formulated as a travelling salesman problem (TSP) on Microsoft Excel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modeling the household water consumption and solid waste generation in urban areas of developing countries by means of socioeconomic variables

    The paper proposes two predictive models for water consumption and solid waste generation based on socioeconomic variables. These models were developed based on socioeconomic, water consumption and solid waste generation data from Belo Horizonte and validated for the city of Porto Alegre, confirming the intrinsic correlation between per capita income and the above mentioned features. The low ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Future Waste Amounts in the EU

    Abstract As waste generation and economic activity are closely related, it is possible to predict how much waste we will generate in years to come. Such projections are, however, subject to much uncertainty, especially because the necessary basis in the form of data on waste is, at the EU level, incomplete and lacks harmonisation. Nevertheless, the ETC/W has made such projections ...

  • What a waste: solid waste management in Asia

    As urbanisation and economic development increases in Asia, nowhere is the impact more obvious than in society’s “detritus” or solid waste. Today, the urban areas of Asia produce about 760,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) per day, or approximately 2.7 million m3 per day. In 2025, this figure will increase to 1.8 million tonnes of waste per day, or 5.2 million m3 per day. These estimates ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Integrated system for regulatory control of the radioactive waste management in radioactive installations

    The object of this paper is to present the 'Integrated Information System for Supporting the Inventory Control of Radioactive Waste' ? SICORR. The SICORR model considers the following items: the radioactive waste control inventory, encompassing the treatment and integration of the radioactive waste and the radionuclide data and processes; the installations that produce, use, transport or store ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • To Compete or not Compete: Looking at Competition vs. Monopoly in EPR schemes

    Across the world PRO organisations are available for companies to join in order to comply with their Extended Producer Responsibility reporting. Compliance schemes are membership organisations that register members with the relevant authority and ensure that companies meet their financial obligations under the different EPR directives.  Some countries have a monopoly compliance scheme and ...


    By Lorax Compliance Ltd

  • Viridor Case Study

    Viridor are one of the UK"s leading resource and waste management companies and work with more than 80 local authorities and thousands of private customers. Viridor has large number of operational and closed sites across the UK and since 2004 they have been using MP-5 to manage a range of data including a number of data types (waste acceptance data, groundwater, leachate, dust, noise, gas, ...


    By EHS Data Limited

  • Shell Chemicals Streamsline Environmental Management with opsEnvironmental

    The Company Shell Chemicals, a part of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, is one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world, with a multi-billion dollar annual turnover. Shell Chemicals employees carry out operations in 37 countries and four continents. The company produces the petrochemical building blocks used in everything from cars to computers. The Challenge New certifi ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Aerojet builds on tradition of EH&S performance and supports innovation in mobile waste data collection

    Aerojet, a GenCorp Inc. company, is a major space and defense contractor specializing in missile and space propulsion. Since its founding in 1942, Aerojet has been widely recognized as a leading force in the development of crucial technology and products that have protected America from potential enemies. In recent years, Aerojet has also played a leadership role in the implementation of ...


    By IHS Markit

  • A statistical approach to predict waste generation rates to support recycling programmes

    Construction wastes constitute material with high potential for on-site reuse and off-site recycling; however, a significant fraction of this waste is still directed to landfills. Inability to predict time-dependent and activity-specific waste generation rates is one of the barriers to successful implementation of a construction waste minimisation programme. This paper discusses the development ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Providing laboratory results to Risk Assessors from ESdat

    Risk Assessors often have very specific data layout preferences which is quite different to other staff.  Many will use ESdat themselves in order to filter for specific datasets; others prefer to be provided with only a spreadsheet. In either case it is critical that time now be wasted re-formatting data when that can be avoided.  Generally, Risk Assessors prefer one of ...

  • O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions - Case Study

    O-BrienEMS are proud to have contributed to O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions being one the UK’s fastest-growing waste management, recycling and data destruction (shredding) providers. They were recently listed in the Sunday Times as one of the top 100 performing private companies in the UK and picked up a number of national and international awards. They came to EMS with the ...

  • Composition and Contaminant Loads of Residual Household Waste Part III: Physico-Chemical Properties and Contaminant Concentrations

    Abstract. Physico-chemical properties of residual waste are key factors for disposal standards. Reliable input data for treatment plants (MSWI) need to consider the heterogeneity and variability of waste composition. This requires thoroughly designed sampling schemes, a consistent separation of bulk waste into uniform fractions, and adequate methods for sample preparation and analysis. The ...


    By Oracle

  • 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

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