waste operator Articles

  • How industrial water filtration can improve efficiency and save you money

    Over the course of the past couple of decades, industrial water filtration has become one of the most important considerations for the average manufacturing facility in North America. These concerns have only increased as water supplies have dwindled and wastewater contamination standards have become more stringent. All of this has led to the need to choose the right industrial water filters and ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • International Tire Recycling Spotlight: Venezuela

    Tire recycling is a serious global concern. Scrap tires take up far too much space, they can spawn devastating tire fires that burn for weeks or even months when stored together in large numbers, and they they leach chemicals into soil and groundwater. Recycling is an absolute necessity, but not easily done. Most developed countries have produced millions of scrap tires (at the very least), and ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Axetris Sensor Field Test

    The Axetris LGDs were operated continuously for two years. After intensive laboratory testing, they went out into the field in 2015. Axetris was able to test the functionality of its sensors under real-life conditions thanks to the support of the Linth waste incineration plant. The gas concentration measuring devices called laser gas detectors ( ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Design And Operational Considerations For Chloro-Fluorinated Liquid And Gaseous Waste Incinerators

    Unlike the thermal oxidation of straight chlorinated waste compounds, the incineration of CFC's and other fluorinated compounds present their own unique incineration requirements. By taking these special characteristics into consideration, a reliable incineration system can be tailored to end-user ...

  • Airport De-Icing Operations and Waste Water - Case Study

    De-icing of aircrafts and airfield pavement is important to ensure the safety of passengers and cargo operators. These operations can have negative environmental impacts, due to the presence of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol, which contribute to high levels of BOD in surface water.  Regulations are in place to ensure that waste from de-icing operations are properly collected and ...


    By MANTECH

  • Membrane treatment of liquid wastes from radiological decontamination operations

    The paper focuses on the evaluation of membrane filtration for the treatment of liquid radioactive streams generated in area decontamination operations. In this work, semi-permeable membranes were demonstrated to be effective reducing the volume of wastewater containing cesium and cobalt by two orders of a magnitude. The efficiency of membrane separation was enhanced by employing additives that ...


    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. ...

  • CA waste facility eliminates odor complaints for their organic green waste and sludge composting operation

    The Problem - The large California facility takes in a great deal of green waste (grass clippings, vegetable & fruit waste, leaves and other vegetation) and food processing sludge. It is all combined and recycled into high grade mulch and compost in their site composting operation. The nature of the waste and the composting process leads to the release of high concentrations of odor - ...


    By Benzaco Scientific, Inc.

  • Finding the right operational balance

    Southern Waste Systems (SWS) (Lantana, FL) serves southeast Florida from Indian River County to Miami-Dade County. Since 1999, the company has grown rapidly through acquisitions and increased market share. With four lines of business—roll-off, front end commercial, recycling facilities and portable toilets, there are nearly 400 employees and 100 trucks on the road. Throughout the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Egg washing operation

    Egg washing produces a discharge with very high BOD and Nitrogen levels. Many facilities are not on public sewers and therefore require onsite treatment prior to discharge. Protection of groundwater is the primary concern. A secondary consideration is the life span of the disposal field. Walden has provided treatment plants for egg washing operations in the Northeast where winter temperatures ...


    By Walden, Inc.

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