waste reduction Articles

  • What 2017 holds for Energy from Waste in the UK

    The UK’s EfW industry has enjoyed two decades of stable investment under the public private partnership (PPP)/public finance initiative (PFI) regime. This has led to a reduction in the amount of biodegradable household waste sent to landfill via the construction of local authority-backed EfW plants and contributed to an increase in recycling rates by incorporating facilities that remove ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Waste materials are an underused resource the construction of Europe`s roads

    Recycled waste material could play a major role in the construction of roads in Europe, bringing both environmental and economic benefits. A new study proposes a scenario where 50% of the asphalt for Europe's roads consists of recycled materials, leading to significant reductions in costs, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. According to the European Waste Framework Directive, there is a ...


    By European Commission

  • Transportable Waste Reduction Technology

    Several recent technological innovations have found their way onto Transportable Shredding Systems manufactured by Shred-Tech Inc. Reduction engineers have worked for years to find the right combination of knife material toughness, resistance to abrasive wear and shock load deformation. Shred-Tech’s engineers have found the right combination, which employs state of the art alloy plate and ...


    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • What is Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)?

    Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) analysis is a measurement of the oxygen-depletion capacity of a water sample contaminated with organic waste matter. Specifically, it measures the equivalent amount of oxygen required to chemically oxidize organic compounds in water. Why Measure COD? COD is used as a general indicator of water quality and is an integral part of all water quality ...


    By MANTECH

  • How big is the distributed energy opportunity for water and wastewater utilities?

    Energy costs for water utilities are large, and growing Energy is a significant cost for many water utilities, and costs are growing as more energy-intensive forms of water supply, including desalination, are being used. Energy is typically the second-largest utility budget item in developed countries, after labour. In many developing countries, energy can account for 70% or even more, of ...

  • Adressing the conflicting priorities of waste reduction and energy development

    Many valuable materials are currently being discarded rather than used productively, and more needs to be done to maximize the value we recover from material streams. Unfortunately, building energy recovery facilities to handle the existing waste load creates a requirement to continue generating the same amount of waste, creating potential problems for plans to reduce waste. Waste is the fuel for ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Waste Reduction and Chemical Minimisation: Oxford Panels

    A program involving recycling, waste reduction and waste treatment, is saving Oxford Panels around $1,000 annually on waste removal cost alone. A 30% saving on the cost of raw materials such as thinners and sandpaper, has also been recorded. Importantly, staff morale has increased. They like the reduction in chemicals and pollutants in their workplace and take pride knowing they are actively ...


  • Reduction of food waste throughout the distribution chain

    ETHYLENE REMOVAL: Reduction of fruit and vegetable waste throughout the distribution chain Approximately one-third of the worldwide production of foods for human consumption is lost or squandered, equivalent to some 1,300 million tonnes each year.   This means that enormous quantities of resources allocated for food production ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Solid Waste Reduction: Insulform Pty Ltd

    Insulform Pty Ltd is a medium sized Melbourne based company that manufactures trim and insulation components for the automotive industry. Reformulation of the raw material and the process used to manufacture rear parcel shelves for passenger vehicles has resulted in significant cost savings, with reduced price to the customer, and the elimination of a significant solid waste stream. ...


  • Major waste reduction and recycling success for Severn Trent

    Severn Trent Water have made significant progress in their drive to reduce waste to landfill volumes and increase recycling through the introduction of a processing plant from County Tyrone company, CDE Ireland.The plant, which is provided to Severn Trent Water on a rental contract by Biffa is processing a variety of waste materials and since it has been introduced Severn Trent Water have seen a ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Chemical Use Reduction, Recycling for Packaging, Waste Reduction and Energy Use Reduction: Robert Bosch Australia

     Background Robert Bosch Australia was established in 1954 in Clayton, Victoria. The main manufacturing plant remains there to this day. The company has some 1,150 employees in Australia. Robert Bosch manufactures and distributes a wide variety of products from electronic consumer goods, to industrial hydraulics, to hot water systems. The focus of activity in Australia is ...


  • Waste reduction strategies for improved management of household solid waste in Jamaica

    Three waste reduction strategies were studied by a survey in the St. Ann's Parish located in the small-island developing nation of Jamaica. Factors designated as incentives to waste reduction existed primarily at the household level, specifically waste segregation, household education, environmental concern and knowledge; whereas, the barriers existed primarily at the national or regional levels, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Problem solving bulk reduction

    The plant, built by Tanks and Vessels, processes food and vegetable waste with the help of Mono’s progressing cavity pumps and Munchers. The organic material is fed into the process in its raw form where it is finely macerated by a Mono Muncher. The homogenous slurry is then transferred to the digestion tanks to produce a useful end product, liquid soil conditioner, which can be sold to ...

  • Problem solving bulk reduction

    The plant, built by Tanks and Vessels, processes food and vegetable waste with the help of Mono’s progressing cavity pumps and Munchers. The organic material is fed into the process in its raw form where it is finely macerated by a Mono Muncher. The homogenous slurry is then transferred to the digestion tanks to produce a useful end product, liquid soil conditioner, which can be sold to ...

  • Fluoride reduction system for the reduction of fluorides from wastewaters

    Client: Major semiconductor fab; Santa Clara, CA. Industry: Semiconductor Manufacturing. Installation Date: May 2001. Objective: To reduce total fluorides and neutralize rinse waters and concentrated bath dumps from the fab area. Criteria and Limitations: Influent flow varies from 5,000 gpd to ...


    By Digital Analysis Corp.

  • Size Reduction Equipment Review

    Untitled Document LAST YEAR, BioCycle was approached by CalRecovery, Inc. - a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Particle Size Reduction Strategies

    Grinding strategies are driven by business priorities, feedstock types and quantities, compost mix ratios, product markets, sales seasonality and the weather. Particle size reduction is an important organic materials handling step that enhances the biological or chemical process by optimizing the particle surface area-to-volume ratio. Grinders, shredders and chippers are used for size ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Henry Ford, Industrial Conservationist? Take-back, waste reduction and recycling at the Rouge

    Many of the ideas and practises of industrial ecology are not new. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the extensive waste reduction and recycling programmes implemented by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company at the famous River Rouge complex during the 1920s and 1930s. Perhaps the most noteworthy of these programmes was an automobile disassembly line for end-of-life vehicles. Ford's efforts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reduction in Water, Energy, Raw Materials and Waste: Queensland Electroplating

     Background Queensland Electroplating Pty Ltd (QE) is a small electroplating factory specialising in the tin plating of bus bars for electric transformers. Small quantities of plating of other metals, such as gold and silver, are also carried out, but because of the toxic heavy metals involved, no chrome plating is done. QE is a company owned and run by an environmentally caring family. ...


  • Waste activated sludge reduction using sonication and cryptic growth

    The management of excess activated sludge imposes great cost on wastewater treatment plants and represents significant technical challenges. This paper investigates a new technology, sonication and cryptic growth, to reduce the amount of excess sludge from the wastewater treatment system. Subsequent Biological Reactors (SBRs) were used for the study. The results show that the amount of excess ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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