waste removal Articles

  • Biological desulphurization of Landfill biogas - Case study

    Summary Biorem's biogas desulphurization product is providing very high removal efficiencies at a landfill site in Quebec. Despite the highly variable concentrations and low winter temperatures, the system has achieved an average removal efficiency of 97%, and has maintained outlet nydrogen sulphide concentration below target consistently. As a result, the customer has realized a ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Ethylene Removal: Reduce Wasting Food

    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 ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Mercury Removal

    The Adventus Mercury Removal AdvantageResponsible environmental experts in the academic, business and regulatory communities are increasingly more worried about the high levels of mercury contamination affecting many parts of the world. The international community is focusing their attention on this growing problem and EHC-M will clearly help, as it is perfectly suited for treating environments ...


  • Arsenic Removal

    The Arsenic Removal ProcessArsenic, a naturally occurring element, is found throughout the environment; for most people, food is the major source of exposure. Acute (short-term) high-level inhalation exposure to arsenic dust or fumes has resulted in gastrointestinal effects (nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain); central and peripheral nervous system disorders have occurred in workers acutely ...


  • Dynamic restructuring of waste removal in decentral plants

    The mechanical and biological treatment of residual waste meets the requirements for the production of defined material flows out of nonspecific waste. The specific material flows can reach the quality demands of the industry by wet screening, when beforehand the result of composting is a far-reaching biological stabilisation of the residual waste. Three fractions can be separated: recyclable and ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Removal of cyanide from liquid wastes by modified clinoptilolite

    This paper describes the preparation and evaluation of various cationic forms of clinoptilolite for removal of cyanide from aqueous solutions. The cobalt form of the zeolite showed the highest uptake of 1.95 meq of cyanide per gram of zeolite, whereas the uptake of natural forms is 0.070 meq g-1. The kinetics of cyanide desorption into solutions with different ionic strength were studied. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Jar Testing for Metals Removal

    Using the chart below, find the metal(s) of concern. Determine the best pH range for maximum insolubility for the metal(s). If there is a combination of metals, then concentrate on the metal with the highest concentration and adjust the pH to this point. Determining the Optimum pH for combined metals: Typically facilities have 2, 3 or more different metals in their waste stream. To determine the ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Adsorptive removal of As(III) from aqueous solution by waste litchi pericarps

    The present study investigated the removal of arsenite anions (AsO33−, referred to as As(III)) from aqueous solutions by waste litchi pericarps (LPs). Influential factors such as the adsorbent dose, contact time, solution pH, and initial As(III) concentration were investigated. The optimum conditions for As(III) adsorption by the LPs occurred at a contact time of 60 min, adsorbent dose ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Use of various agricultural wastes for the removal of heavy metal ions

    There is a need to develop innovative and alternative technologies that can remove toxic heavy metal pollutants from wastewater. In this study, two agricultural residues, cotton stalks and apricot seeds, were used to adsorb copper and lead in solutions. Sorption capacities of agricultural wastes were significantly affected by solution pH, adsorbent mass and adsorbent particle size. The adsorption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Removal of Radioactive Effluent Waste from Uranium Enrichments Plants

    In an effort to reduce greenhouse emissions many nations and multi-national corporations are once again focusing on the development of safe radioactive sources for energy generation. After a hiatus of some 20 years commercial nuclear power plants are being developed globally to satisfy increasing global energy demands. Whether for generation of electrical power or in the production of fission ...


    By Dynamic Adsorbents, Inc.

  • The removal of thermo-tolerant coliform bacteria by immobilized waste stabilization pond algae

    This study investigated the potential of laboratory- scale columns of immobilized micro-algae to disinfect effluents using thermo-tolerant coliforms (TTC) as a model system. Cells of a Chlorella species isolated from a waste stabilization pond complex in Northeast Brazil were immobilized in calcium alginate, packed into glass columns and incubated in contact with TTC suspensions for up to 24 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Preparation of cationic waste paper and its application in poisonous dye removal

    Cationic paper was prepared by reaction of paper with 2,3-epoxypropyltrimethylammonium chloride in aqueous suspension, and tested as low-cost adsorbent for wastewater treatment. The experimental results revealed that anionic dyes (Acid Orange 7, Acid Red 18, and Acid Blue 92) were adsorbed on the cationic paper nicely. The maximum amount of dye Acid Orange 7 adsorbed on cationic paper was 337.2 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Removal of methylene blue by adsorption on aluminosilicate waste: equilibrium, kinetic and thermodynamic parameters

    An aluminosilicate waste (AW) was investigated as adsorbent for methylene blue (MB) dye. AW was characterized by petrography, X-ray diffractometry, X-ray fluorescence, scanning electron microscopy, thermogravimetry and zeta potential measurements. It was found that AW contains kaolinite, and other minor components such as quartz, muscovite, smectite, siderite, pyrite and organic compounds. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Solving waste oil management and removal problems in power generating plants

    If your plant is like most, it is doing a good job of preventing oily water waste and waste oils from escaping into the environment. But at what cost? As labor resources dwindle, operating and maintaining drainage systems, oil separators, and sometimes inadequate oil removal equipment is expensive. Paying higher than needed costs for waste oil disposal, filtration and water treatment due to these ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Pesticide removal from wastewater

    In this study, the removal of 2,2 ? dichlorovinyl ? o,o ? dimethyl phosphate (DDVP) from wastewater by adsorption was carried out. DDVP is an organophosphorus insecticide widely used in agriculture in Turkey. Adsorbents used in the study were agricultural waste straw, wood chips and ground corncobs. Adsorption of DDVP onto these materials from wastewater was evaluated by using a batch system. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving the sustainability of source removal

    Abstract:There is a growing recognition of the importance of making hazardous waste remediation more sustainable, and thereby minimizing its economic, environmental and social impacts. The attention of sustainable remediation practitioners has thus far been focused on remediation of lower concentration targets, such as dissolved plumes, where reliance on green techniques that mimic naturally ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • Removal of arsenic from an aqueous solution by pretreated waste tea fungal biomass

    Arsenic exists in natural waters both in inorganic and organic forms. The inorganic form of arsenic is more toxic compared to its organic form. Inorganic arsenic is the predominant form in contaminated groundwater. Arsenic exists in two,oxidation states: arsenite, As (III) and arsenate, As (V) (Pokhrel and Viraraghavan, 2006). It is introduced in the aqueous system through geochemical reactions ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Waste agricultural fibres highly effective removing water pollution in developing countries

    Discharging different kinds of wastewater and polluted waters such as domestic, industrial and agricultural wastewaters into environment, especially to surface water, can cause heavy pollution of this body sources. With regard to increasing effluent discharge standards to the environment, high considerations should be made when selecting proper treatment processes. Any of chemical, biological and ...

  • Application of silica gel factory waste for methyl orange dye removal

    The silica gel waste (SGW), after its collection from a local factory (at Kolkata, India), was modified with cationic surfactant and was utilised as an adsorbing media for the removal of methyl orange dye from aquatic environment. In batch mode, the effect of different dissolved salts, solution pH, and surfactant surface coverage on SGW were studied. Presence of electrolyte and solution pH was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Unpleasant Odors Successfully Removed Using Biological Waste Water Treatment

    System designed by Dresden DAS Environmental Expert successfully treats landfill leachate from hazardous waste landfill in Grumbach, Germany DAS Environmental Expert has designed a system for the treatment of landfill leachate that currently treats the wastewaters of the AMAND Umwelttechnik Grumbach ...

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