waste reduction Articles

  • 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.

  • How to make top-down and bottom-up sustainability converge

    Fits and starts are all too common in the sustainability world. One year you have budget for initiatives; the next you don’t. Management hails cost savings on individual projects, but they miss the big picture and fail to link progress across departmental boundaries. Bottom-up progress and top-down directives pass each other like proverbial ships in the night. But it doesn’t have to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Designing With Geosynthetic Clay Liners

    In construction, preventing the penetration of liquids and gases is essential to maintaining the integrity of a structure. Often, containment is just as important, especially when dealing with chemical contaminants or other waste. When looking to stop the spread of contaminated liquids and gases, there are few tools as effective as geosynthetic clay liners (GCL). Read on to learn how to design ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • What Is Zero Liquid Discharge and How Does It Work?

    Not every industrial facility that produces wastewater will require zero liquid discharge (ZLD). It is usually looked to as a last resort because it can be a complex process that requires a high initial investment. If a facility is located on a site that has severe water scarcity issues and/or astronomical discharge fees, it might be ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Low energy mixing to optimize anaerobic digestion at the Kitchener WWTP

    The existing Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a conventional secondary treatment facility, with a rated capacity of 122,745 mVd. The plant is comprised of two separate secondary treatment plants (Plant 1 and Plant 2) served by a common headworks facilities and primary clarifier facilities. Plant 1 was constructed in the early 1960s and Plant 2 was constructed in the mid-1970s. Both ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. ...


  • 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

  • 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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