waste engineering Articles

  • Polyamides From Wood Creates Building Blocks for Biobased Plastics

    On August 30, 2018, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (Fraunhofer IGB) published an article announcing the latest advances in using 3-carene as a building block to produce biobased plastics. The aforementioned substance, 3-carene, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case Study: Odor Abatement Solutions

    Odor issues related to industrial processes are not uncommon.  An odor is caused by one or more volatilized organic compounds (VOCs) that humans can perceive by the sense of smell.  The challenge is that “odor is subjective, and what is sweet to some, can be a nuisance to others.   In most cases the ...

  • Waste Disposal

    Introduction The final step in the waste management process is waste disposal, the permanent isolation of waste. Some wastes can be managed and disposed safely with existing facilities and proven methods. Other Department of Energy (DOE) wastes require more complex disposal facilities. DOE has conducted extensive research into alternative waste disposal methods and has concluded that deep ...

  • 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

  • Car Engines Air Filters. A Useful Ambient Air Sampler and/or a Possible Hazardous Waste?

    Car-engine air filters (CAFs) have been recently used as inexpensive alternative air sampling media for hydrophobic organic compounds such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans and also for heavy metals. This “active-passive” sampling methodology is a promising way for urban air monitoring, being able to offer invaluable advantages. Two ...

  • Engineers without borders: sustainable engineering for developing communities

    Through integrated design strategies and a longstanding commitment to communities, students from Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland chapters of Engineers Without Borders and professionals from the Chesapeake EWB section collaborated on potable water, sanitation, and irrigation projects in developing communities worldwide. In Baan Bo Mai, Thailand, a pipeline was installed to provide the ...

  • Drivers of solid waste minimisation in Finnish metal engineering SMEs: the role of Environmental Management Systems

    The paper reports on a survey in Finnish small- and medium-sized metal engineering enterprises (SMEs) with certified Environmental Management System (EMS). Waste awareness has increased after certifying EMS and the treatment of solid waste has improved; source separation of solid waste facilitated the recovery of recyclables and their diversion from landfill. EMS has raised knowledge levels, in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Chemical Engineer - The Forgotten Earth

    Demand for minerals is on the rise, as is their price. No wonder then that industry is looking to extract minerals from what once would have considered waste. In this article, Dr Tim Johnson of Tetronics explains how plasma technology plays its ...

  • World-Wide-Waste

    Also showing was a picture of Pripiat, the abandoned city near Chernobyl, that features in the recent Russian (recycling) detective story: “Wolves Eat Dogs” by Martin Cruz Smith, where “hot” cars and trucks are being cannibalized for cheap after-market spares (engine blocks) for East Europe. This year the USA Waste Expo setting in Las Vegas was an astounding location city for a waste expo, given ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • Wood waste recycling

    A customer has built a very successful business grinding wood waste banned from the local landfill and selling the wood fiber. They operate a system that was fully engineered and manufactured by WSM, including conveyors, magnetics, WSM 48-10 Disc Screen, WSM 4064BH Horizontal Hogging system, and support structures. A heavy duty vibrating conveyor feeds the wood waste into the hog. Ground material ...

  • Waste water recovery

    Wastewater Treatment Recovery and Recycling Supports the Environment. Industrial Waste Water Treatment has encompassed industrial waste water recovery and recycling for a long time now, and it's getting better and better.No longer do wastewater producing industries nonchalantly discharge wastewater into runoff systems that eventually merge with the water cycle whether in lakes, streams or in the ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • ACO’s comprehensive product range delivers value-engineered SUDS solution at new waste transfer station

    ACO Water Management's ability to supply products that cover every process required for sustainable drainage - Collect, Clean, Hold, Release - has delivered a comprehensive, value-engineered SUDS solution for J&J Stanley at its new waste transfer station in Newcastle upon Tyne. By working with a single team on the design of the entire system, the completed scheme - together with each ...


    By ACO Group

  • Turning waste into power

    Economic, social and environmental factors dictate the necessity to manage waste to a new level. Wastewater plants, landfills, farms and food plants are all the owners of biomass that can be digested to produce biogas and turned into power. Biogas can be burned directly in boilers for heat recovery and used for manufacturing, heating or cooling; this is the simplest method of direct biogas ...


    By Hurll Nu-Way

  • Book Review: Assessment of the Performance of Engineered Waste Containment Barriers by National Research Council of the National Academies

    Assessment of the Performance of Engineered Waste Containment Barriers, by National Research Council of the National Academies. Towcester, UK, National Academic Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-309-10809-6 Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Special purpose mapping for waste disposal sites: Report of IAEG Commission 1: Engineering Geological Maps

    This report results from work that was first proposed to a meeting of the International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG), Commission No.1 held in Bratislava (Slovakia) in 1992. Following the publication of the Commissions report on Engineering Geological Maps (Engineering geological maps (1976) and reports on the description and classification of rock and soil and on recommended symbols ...


    By Springer

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Waste Management Overview

    Introduction Our Nation has entered an era in which, as a result of changing world conditions, nuclear weapons production is receiving less attention while the public is expressing increasing concern about protecting human health and preserving the quality of our environment. In response to this national concern, the Department of Energy (DOE) has made waste cleanup and environmental restoration ...

  • Engine manufacturer saves $45,000

    The Problem: An engine manufacturer was faced with costly lost production in their 10,000gallon central honing oil system. The central system had been contaminated with 1500 gallons of water. The oil supplier’s lead-time for replacing the oil was just over 72 hours, and draining, cleaning, and drying the system would add to the downtime. SRS had already been conducting a successful coolant ...

  • Engineering Innovation into Driveline Design

    Introduction: thinking differently What is innovation? How can you harness innovation in practical ways to support your business goals? In the driveline industry and for engineering in general, “innovation” is often synonymous with the use of new or novel technologies/methods to achieve design and development goals - and ultimately deliver a higher quality product - in faster, ...


    By Romax Technology Limited

  • Effect of fuel additives on performance and exhaust emissions of direct injection diesel engine operating on B20 waste fish oil

    The ever increasing diesel consumption, rapid depletion of fossil fuels and environmental concern has prompted an intensive use of biodiesel produced from various sources. In this study, biodiesel (ethyl ester of fish oil) was prepared from fish oil and different blends of biodiesel–diesel (B20, B40, B60, B80 and B100) were examined in a single cylinder, constant speed, and direct injection ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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