waste incineration regulation Articles

  • Incineration

    Introduction: High temperatures, 870 to 1,200 °C (1,400 to 2,200 °F), are used to volatilize and combust (in the presence of oxygen) halogenated and other refractory organics in hazardous wastes. Often auxiliary fuels are employed to initiate and sustain combustion. The destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) for properly operated incinerators exceeds the 99.99% requirement for hazardous waste ...

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Waste co-incineration in the European Community, is the sky the limit?

    The co-combustion of waste in industrial furnaces -co-incineration- attracts considerable interest in the European Community, because of the combination of perceived business incentives, regulatory developments, and the slate of available technological options. It was found, however, that EU-regulation developed to ensure safe and environmentally acceptable processing of waste represents a clear ...

  • Hazardous Waste Incineration Slag Optimisation by Additives

     Abstract Rotary kiln incineration combined with the disposal of residual slag on landfills defined by German landfill regulations is the most acceptable treatment for hazardous waste with respect to the environment. The objective of research is to optimize the elution behavior of HWI-slag. Quality-improved slags may be disposed off on cheaper landfill sites still applying to the landfill ...


  • Increase in capacity of an incinerator

    In addition to its own and external products, system providers involved in the project business also provide process knowledge and complete projects refined to the last detail. The standard is high. Their own knowledge combined with the supplier’s knowledge leads to a complete solution. From the delivery of the components to their installation, trial operation and commissioning, all the ...


    By sera GmbH

  • Mayo finds technical fix to reduce incinerator emissions

    While the medical waste incinerator at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., consistently met state and federal emission requirements, facility leaders wanted to find a way to go beyond these standards. Mayo Clinic’s medical waste incinerator serves Mayo Clinic, Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, which form the largest group medical practice in the world, and processes 2,000 ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Reducing the Economic Friction of Regulation

    Last month, we looked at two distinctly different bioenergy business models that are merging. Energy profit centers and waste cost-recovery facilities are learning the benefits of each other's business model. The resulting projects generate maximum revenue with lower production costs. The same kind of business model duality occurs in biomass energy regulation. There are more than two kinds of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • New regulations for release in Germany: a chance for minimisation of radioactive waste and reduction of costs

    The EURATOM Basic Safety Standards provided the occasion to establish comprehensive clearance regulations in German law. The new German Radiation Protection Ordinance contains detailed regulations regarding clearance of radioactive substances with negligible radioactivity from practices subject to authorisation. For about 300 radionuclides, there are mass- and surface-specific clearance levels ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Benefits of Integrated Environmental Data Management - a Waste Industry and Regulator Perspective

    This paper presents the benefits of using integrated data management software to improve the efficiency of waste operations, and the flow of information between operators, regulators and any other stakeholders such as local communities. Further benefits such as automatic reporting of key performance indicators, carbon emissions and benchmarking companies are also discussed. Waste management ...


  • Multiple stage scrubbing and adsorption system for Incinerator exhaust at an industrial waste processing plant

    Challenge Monroe Environmental was called upon to purify a 20,000 CFM exhaust stream that was being discharged from an industrial waste incinerator at 2000° F. The pollutants that needed to be removed were: Fine Ash Particulate HCL Gas Mercury Dioxins The combination of soluble and solid pollutants, coupled with the ...

  • Filter technology to meet evolving regulations

    Maguin has developed the Cercat filter for high temperature air pollution control. In this article, David Gambier and Hélène Real outline the technology, as well as installations planned for 2009. Maguin has been present in the waste thermal treatment field since the 1970s. The company’s knowledge has been built through the turnkey supply of thermal treatment units for different kinds of products ...

  • Incinerator ops do slow burn over proposed EPA guidelines

    Hospitals and health care facilities are keeping a wary eye on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, awaiting the latest word on the agency’s efforts to regulate the incineration of medical wastes. Under the pending guidelines, some predict that many of the nation’s remaining 57 medical waste incinerators will be unable to meet the costs or the technological challenges of retrofitting their ...

  • Are incineration and landfills the answer to save us from the recycling crisis?

    For plastic recycling, this year hasn’t exactly been one of the best – what is to blame? Oil. Shockingly, it actually costs more to recycle old plastic than it does to make new in many ways. Petroleum prices have fallen so low, as low as 70% below the level in June 2014. This may be great for some – however with it has fallen the cost of Virgin Plastic which is made from ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Recycling Vs. Landfills and Incinerators – Do Benefits of One Outweigh the Other?

    Believing the 2011 survey results of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American nationals generate more than 240 million tons of waste every year. Often referred to as Municipal Solid Waste, this waste originates from households, schools, hospitals, and business establishments. This trash material often finds its place in the wasteland, where it is either recycled, trapped in a ...

  • 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 , LLC

  • Waste in the Netherlands

    Household waste More than 10% of waste arisings in the Netherlands consists of household waste. The local authorities are responsible for collecting this category of waste. A set of rules compels the local authorities to collect separately organic household waste, glass, paper and board, textiles and small chemical waste. The policy aims at giving producers more responsibility for their products ...


  • Contained Gas Rule Changes A Laymen`s Discussion On A Complicated Topic Today`s OXIDIZERS becoming Tomorrow`s INCINERATORS?

    New EPA regulations classifies "oxidizers" as "incinerators", meaning  if this is not changed, the emissions standards and regulatory requirements associated with operating oxidizers become much more complex because incineration rules specify extensive recordkeeping, monitoring and reporting requirements. Last month, when EPA released new rules affecting the combustion of solid wastes most ...

  • A world of experience - As the world’s leading incinerator manufacturer we deliver to any location, any country, any continent

    At Matthews Environmental Solutions we, quite rightly, enjoy an unrivalled global reputation for the standards of our incinerator manufacturer attributes.  Our unsurpassed experience and knowledge.  Our design innovation.  Our exceptional engineering standards.  Our world-renowned sales support and service.  However we must draw attention to another crucial expertise that ...

  • Replacement of a Multiple Hearth by a Fluid Bed Incinerator - The Greensboro Experience (PDF - File size 50K)

    ABSTRACT The incinerator at the T.Z. Osborne Plant in Greensboro, North Carolina burns sludge from its own Waste Water Treatment Plant and sludge pumped from the nearby North Buffalo plant. The two plants have a combined capacity of 36 million gallons per day of wastewater. In 1992, the Osborne plant concluded a study evaluating its options for future municipal sewage sludge disposal. The ...

  • EPA Regulations Raise the Bar for Industrial Air Quality Testing

    Far-reaching environmental legislation continues to change the way Americans live, work, and run their businesses. For the past ...

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