waste generation Articles

  • AnaSense based advanced anaerobic control enables Novozymes to optimize anaerobic waste water treatment and decrease carbon footprint - Case Study

    Novozymes is a biotechnology firm and regarded as the leading company specialized in large-scale production of enzymes. The company has R&D and production in all regions of the world and stretches out to customers in a myriad of sectors. As a part of its overall energy strategy, Novozymes assessed whether the waste water from the enzyme production at the production facility in Denmark could ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Could incinerating the plastic mountain be an answer?

    Energy from waste has its appeal China’s decision to ban its recycling operations for foreign plastics has suddenly caused a massive problem for the UK government.  Up until recently, Britain has been shipping up to 500,000 tonnes of plastic for recycling in China every year, which is about 25% of our total plastics waste.  Now that trade has ceased and already the problem ...

  • Waste Generation and Management

    Abstract Reported total waste generation within the EU and the European Free Trade Area increased by nearly 10% between 1990 and 1995, while economic growth was about 6.5% in constant prices. Half the waste comes from the manufacturing industry and construction and demolition activities, while municipal waste, mining waste and waste from other sources each contribute about one sixth of the ...


  • Designed for generations, water & wastes digest

    Nearly 25 years ago, the consulting engineering firm Banner & Associate, Inc. designed an efficient wastewater treatment facility for the city of Madison, S.D., that featured process control, flexibility and treatment efficiency while minimizing operating and maintenance costs. Key to the system was the aspirator aeration system that supplied reliable oxygenation and mixing to the oxidation ...

  • Biomedical Waste Generation in Puducherry Government General Hospital and Its Management Implications

    In India, not much attention has been paid to the management of biomedical waste (BMW). The present paper describes the collection and disposal of BMW in the Government General Hospital (GH) of Puducherry, India. The authors document (a) the lack of segregation between infectious and noninfectious BMW as well as a failure to implement the prescribed rules for proper management of BMW; (b) ...

  • Modelling waste generation by the telecom sector in Nigeria

    Since the introduction of digital mobile technology into Nigeria in 2001, there has been a phenomenal improvement in mobile subscription, service delivery and in the overall penetration of mobile telecommunication into rural areas in the country. For instance, the country's teledensity increased from less than 1% in 2001 to about 25% in 2006 — an increase of more than 3000%. The aim of this ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Is it better to burn or bury waste for clean electricity generation?

    The use of municipal solid waste (MSW) to generate electricity through landfill-gas-to-energy (LFGTE) and waste-to-energy (WTE)projectsrepresentsroughly14%ofU.S.nonhydrorenewable electricity generation. Although various aspects of LFGTE and WTE have been analyzed in the literature, this paper is the first to present a comprehensive set of life-cycle emission factors per unit of electricity ...


    By Novo Energy, LLC

  • 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

  • Urban Food Waste generation: challenges and opportunities

    Greater economic activity and a wider economic gap between rural and urban areas is leading to accelerated urbanisation and the generation of 35% more Urban Food Waste (UFW) from 2007 to 2025. Besides landfilling, this paper examines the advantages of introducing onsite composting and anaerobic digestion for the environmental recycling of UFW and the lowering of handling cost. For Asia and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chicago Restaurant Generates Zero Waste … Literally

    From the time Justin Vrany opened the doors of Sandwich Me In in Chicago in May 2012, he set out to be different than any restaurant where he had previously worked. “I have always been passionate about the environment, and what my employers are doing with waste and where the food is coming from,” notes Vrany. “I never worked at a restaurant that practiced sustainable waste ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Assessment of major solid wastes generated in palm oil mills

    Two multivariate statistical techniques, viz. Discriminant Analysis (DA) and Principal Components Analysis (PCA) were used for the analysis of amount of solid wastes generated, such as Empty Fruit Bunches (EFB), potash ash, fibre and shell, in five different palm oil mills. DA identified two functions responsible for discriminating the mills on the basis of solid waste generated in these mills. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Supermarkets and the organic food supply chain: the potential for waste generation and its mitigation

    This paper discusses the role of multiple grocery retailers ('supermarkets') within the organic food industry. While the background to the object industry (in terms of both the incentive(s) to buy organic food and the ensuing market demand/supply statistics) has to be presented such as to justify the topic as one worthy of academic interest, the main concern of this paper is with the potential ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Adsorption characteristic of As(III) on goethite waste generated from hydrometallurgy of zinc

    In this paper, goethite waste from hydrometallurgy of zinc was used as a raw material for arsenic adsorbent preparation. The goethite waste adsorbent (GWA) was characterized with scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), and particle size distribution analysis. The adsorption of As(III) on GWA was studied as a function of contact time, pH, and coexisting anions. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Self-sustained vermicomposting plant at municipal solid waste generation point

    The increase in quantum of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation puts additional burden on MSW and energy management. Out of all the wastes, the biodegradable waste is the worst waste regarding heat generation due to anaerobic conditions of the waste. The expenditure on collection, transportation and disposal of MSW are very high and environmentally unhygienic. The waste can be converted into ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Generation and management of industrial waste in Small and Medium sized Enterprises

    This paper contains the results from the study and analysis of 100 Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) located in the Region of Castile and Leon (Spain), regarding generation, management, valorisation, treatment and final disposal of their waste. This study is an attempt to analyse the problems caused by industrial waste. To do so, an environmental survey was carried out on a random and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Study - Composting food waste generated by 8,000 room resort in Cancun

    Food waste composted with the in vessel composter by XACT is solving the organic waste problem of an 8,000 room hotel in Cancun, Mexico.  The Cancun Palace Resort generates 2500 tons of organic waste per year, and wanted/needed to reduce their high waste haulage costs and landfill tipping fees.  In addition, the hotel management wanted to take meaningful action to reduce their GHG ...


    By XACT Systems Inc.

  • California Refuse Recycling Council: Advocating for the Next Generation of Solid Waste Legislation

    Created out of a need for waste haulers to respond to government decisions, the CRRC has grown to a pivotal organization in California that has a hand in influencing the waste industry’s legislation issues. In the 1950s when several waste haulers in Northern and Southern California saw that pending legislation in Sacramento would impact them and the waste industry, they banded together to ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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

  • Article: Talking `bout my Generation: The Remediation Liability of Waste Producers

    The UK Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs has argued that the EU Environmental Liability Directive draws upon CERCLA policies, but the general view would be that this influence has been curtailed to date within UK legislation, not least by an avoidance of joint and several liability through a complex series of exclusions and risk transfer mechanisms built into the Circular operating ...


  • Analytical approach for predicting biogas generation in a municipal solid waste anaerobic digester

    The increasing worldwide industrialization, urbanization and population explosion in major metropolitan cities have significantly affected the amount of wastes generated from municipal solid wastes (MSW). Beukering et al., (1999) accounted for industrialization as an important factor that increases waste generation. Anand (1999) focused on urbanization as an important variable in waste ...


    By University of Tehran

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