waste operator Articles

  • Geophysical applications to solid waste analysis

    Abstract: Case studies of regional landfills show that electromagnetic geophysical methods can accurately and inexpensively define boundaries and thickness of waste. Degradation of putrescible solid waste generates conductive leachate that can be imaged with a frequency-domain terrain conductivity meter. Terrain conductivity measurements can be modified through a simple algorithm based upon ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • MSW Management: Safely Countering the Rise of Landfill Odors

    One of the core challenges of landfill and compost site management is fighting the rise of foul odors. In addition, as communities expand further out from previous areas, they eventually become neighbors to landfills – calling for a comprehensive odor-control approach to countering odor complaints. In fact, compared to other industrial applications such as wastewater treatment and asphalt ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • What is a wastewater treatment system and how does it work?

    For industrial companies producing wastewater as part of it’s process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary to ensure safety precautions and discharge regulations are met. The most appropriate wastewater treatment system will help the facility avoid harming the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Comparing nonreinforced and internally reinforced GCL

    Water is one of the most destructive forces on the planet, eroding everything from continents to human-made wonders. Water is also a vector by which contaminants spread from landfills and other waste reservoirs. Therefore, creating effective water seals has been a top concern in construction. For many years, factory-fabricated clay products have been the barrier of choice against water and other ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • What are the best companies for Zero Liquid Discharge Equipment and Technology?

    With an increasing push for environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are making decisions that lessen their impact on the environment and human health. Changes and implementations are constantly being discussed and met both nationally and internationally to change the way industrial facilities discharge waste, and it is important to know which companies are the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Landfill pumps for Gas well dewatering - Case Study

    AutoPumps Keep the Power On for Thousands of Florida Homes Waste Management's Springhill Regional Landfill near Campbellton, Florida generates "green" energy by extracting and burning the methane in landfill gas. Its $7 million landfill gas energy (LFGE) plant, with six large Caterpillar engines running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is capable of producing 4.8 million watts of power. ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Why are waste operations installing on-board scales?

    Given the rising cost of operating waste collection vehicles, it is becoming more important to evaluate the use of on-board weighing systems to reduce operating costs, meet new safety standards and improve fleet efficiency. Electronic on-board scales are not new. They were introduced more than 30 years ago into trucking applications where monitoring gross vehicle or payload weight was ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Integrating RFID technology into Waste Management operations

    What would you do if you knew of an innovative technology that could be implemented throughout many waste management processes? One that could improve the efficiency of your hauling fleet and staff, help reduce pollution and return higher profits? Well, it’s here and if you haven’t already considered it, now is the time. With significant advancements realized over the last several ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • The Operation And Optimization of R.C.R.A. Permitted Liquid Injection Hazardous Waste Incinerators

    BASF Corporation in Hannibal, MO has operated multiple liquid incinerators for more than 20 years, burning various liquid wastes on a campaign basis. The composition of these wastes range from high organic content liquids to aqueous wastes. ...

  • Landfilling of Pre-treated Waste - Consequences for the Construction, Operation and After-care of Landfills

    INTRODUCTION From the realisation of the German Waste Storage Ordinance (Ordinance on Environmentally Compatible Storage of Waste from Human Settlements AbfAblV, ANONYM, 2001) follows that in Germany from June 2005 on only pre-treated wastes are allowed to be furnished to landfills. In some parts pre-treatment will fundamentally change the physical, biological and chemical properties of the ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Organic waste in circulation -co-operation between university, practice and society in Sweden

    A challenge for the future is to improve recirculation of organic waste, including its contents of nutrients, between urban and agricultural ecosystems. The main reason for developing recirculating systems is to conserve energy and nutrients. The aim is to enable production of high quality and quantity food and feed on a long-term basis, to develop safe and economically feasible systems, to ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Operation and recovery of a seasonally-loaded UK waste stabilisation pond system

    An intermittent discharge waste stabilisation pond system was trialled for treatment of a seasonal wastewater load from a campsite. The system showed rapid acclimatisation to incoming load, with chlorophyll-a exceeding 700 mg l−1 within 2 weeks and filtered and unfiltered effluent biochemical oxygen demand below 20 and 30 mg l−1 respectively. Good ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Planning a Centralized Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility -- An Operator's Perspective

    INTRODUCTION The rapid industrial development of the Philippines and the implementation of the Toxic Substance and Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act (1992) is causing an urgent need for hazardous waste treatment facilities. Estimates of hazardous waste volumes in metropolitan Manila are rising from 232,000 tons/year in 1995 to 659,000 tons/year in the year 2010. Mr. Walter Vergara of the ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Optimizing The Operation And Material Selection For Fluorinated Waste Gas Incineration

    A thermal oxidizer system is used by Honeywell Specialty Chemicals to reduce organic and acid gas emissions from their fluoro-products plant. The thermal oxidizer system consists of a multi-gas fired vortex burner mounted on a vertical residence chamber. ...

  • Estimation of HAP Emissions from Oil and Gas E&P Operation Wastes

    Wastes generated from oil and gas Exploration and Production (E&P) operations contain chemicals that are considered as toxic air pollutants for the purpose of toxic release inventories (TRI) reports or hazardous air pollutants (HAP) under Title III of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. A study was conducted to estimate HAP emissions from E&P waste management operations on a per-event basis. The ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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

  • Case study - Improving waste water licence compliance and operational efficiencies

    Our Solution: The mai application suite was deployed side by side with an existing PLC network. The company installed individual meters for water, electricity and gas at strategic locations around the site. mai was used to analyze and deliver to relevant personnel daily, weekly, monthly and year to date information in a timely manner. Through mai functionality, the company was able to ...


    By EHA Soft Solutions

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