waste transport Articles

  • An ontological approach to knowledge management for sustainable nuclear decommissioning

    Nuclear decommissioning design and operational knowledge may remain relevant over many decades. Designing sustainable operations today requires meaningful simulation of future events, which in turn relies on the accurate representation of all relevant current knowledge. In decommissioning, human agents may be as important for maintaining operational safety as technical systems, so simulations ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Automated Tie Down Device - Military - Case Study

    Problem: The Office of Naval Research asked PCDworks to create a self-powered, remote-controlled tension system that would reduce damage to cargo, decrease load and unload times, and minimize crew involvement. . Process: PCDworks created a system of individual units which, when networked together, provide the ability to simultaneously secure and release loads. ...


    By Product Concept Development

  • Education, regulations to drive green innovation

    “Green washing,” politics and changing regulations are hot button issues for the green industry, experts said during a Daily Transcript executive roundtable. With many companies claiming to offer “green” products and no central source of regulated information, consumers are often left with little information. The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) recently ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Expanding Pollution Release Reporting: Pollutant Emissions Reporting and Implications for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    In an effort to understand the quantity of pollutants entering the environment, several countries have implemented pollutant emissions reporting programs. Under the typical pollutant emissions reporting program, an affected facility is required to report to its respective government or government agency information concerning the quantity of pollutants emitted into the air, water and land as well ...

  • Municipal waste management policy in Europe: how the treadmill of production undermines sustainability goals

    Though sustainability is the official goal of European Union waste management policy, the recent problem of illegal municipal waste shipment from Germany to the Czech Republic suggests that achieving a sustainable municipal waste management sector within a more broadly sustainable society is threatened by current and proposed policies. To understand the lessons of the Czech case for European ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of uncertainty in discrete fracture network modeling using probabilistic distribution method

    There have been widespread concerns about solute transport problems in fractured media, e.g. the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in geological fractured rocks. Numerical simulation of particle tracking is gradually being employed to address these issues. Traditional predictions of radioactive waste transport using discrete fracture network (DFN) models often consider one particular ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Selective recovery of heavy metals from hot-dip galvanising effluent streams by membrane-based solvent extraction

    The hot-dip galvanising process produces a large quantity of acidic effluent high in iron, zinc and chloride ions. The current method for disposal of the waste acid is to neutralise the remaining hydrochloric acid (HCl) to precipitate a worthless, environmentally harmful mixture of iron and zinc hydroxides that be disposed of to specialised landfill sites. The recovery of any of these species is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oil refiner and marketer

    Overview: Single site, multi-user implementation of EPOCH’s Hazardous Waste Management module for tracking waste and printing 1000s of hazardous waste manifests and labels throughout the US per year. With EPOCH, users track waste detail, including; generators, profiles, vendors and costs as well as manifest detail and dates for their 25 day return period. RCRA or Annual Waste Summary reporting is ...


    By Logical Data Solutions, Inc.

  • Case Study: 255 West Fifth Street, San Pedro

    Ellis has just completed the administration of abatement at this 11-story former office building in San Pedro. Because the building was scheduled for demolition through explosive implosion, Ellis had to ensure that all potentially hazardous materials (which could become airborne during demolition) were first removed. To do this, Ellis specified and procured bids for the removal of all ...

  • Case Study - Mop Water Recycling

    SCOPE: This Florida manufacturer of gears and transmission components generates 70 – 100 gallons per day of wastewater from their floor scrubber and mop buckets.  The wastewater contains metal chips, dirt, coolant and oil from cleaning the plant floors, so the material is too contaminated to responsibly discharge it to the ...


    By Separation Dynamics

  • The first supermarket in Portugal Case Study

    Biowaste production is estimated to be 120 million tonnes per year in the EU alone, increasing by 10% each year. At least 40% of this is landfilled or incinerated with only 25% energy recovery, due to a lack of alternatives. When the Portuguese supermarket chain Continente looked for ways of reducing their operating costs and tackling their carbon footprint, SEaB Energy’s Flexibuster™ ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • An optimisation model for transportation of hazardous wastes

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has considerably increased the transport of materials along the US-Mexico borders. Maquiladoras are business entities that are structured to take relative advantages offered by both countries to develop cost-effective products. Current Mexican regulations require that hazardous wastes generated by US companies be shipped back for proper disposal. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comprehensive evaluation of solid waste management in Kuwait

    One of the major problems facing a nation is the need for the proper disposal of the voluminous of solid waste generated every year. Therefore, recent literature on solid waste management in Kuwait has been reviewed and data analysed on the total amount of solid waste generated in Kuwait. In addition, industrial solid waste, construction and demolition waste, and pharmaceutical waste are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Baseline Projections of Selected Waste Streams

    Abstract Waste represents an enormous loss of resources both in the form of materials and energy. Indeed, quantities of waste can be seen as an indicator of the material efficiency of society. Waste generation is increasing in the European Union, and amounted to about 3.5 tonnes of solid waste per person in 1995 (excluding agricultural waste) 1 Excessive quantities of waste result from: ...

  • 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.

  • St. Olavs Hospital - case study

    At the St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim the existing buildings are demolished and new hospital facilities are constructed on a surface of 206 600 m2m². The new hospital will have 900 beds. The hospital has chosen an Envac vacuum waste system to provide a high service level and stand up to the high demands on hygiene, occupational health and safety. A new source separating technology for ...


    By Envac AB

  • New model of municipal solid waste management

    In the current scenario, the waste is an indicator of socioeconomic development. So, the more booming economy is, the greater the volume of produced waste. The downside of this scenario is the result of technological bottlenecks of conventional management models. In this context, this paper discusses and proposes a new model for urban solid waste (USW) management, based on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Municipal solid waste management in Jodhpur city, Rajasthan (India) - current status

    Jodhpur city is the second largest city of Rajasthan State, having population of about 1,077,717 and an area of 232 sq km. The city generates around 380 t/d of municipal solid waste (MSW). With the increase in population, urbanisation and industrialisation, the problems of handling MSW have significantly increased in the past few years. There is no arrangement for segregation of waste at source. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • E-business and Sustainable Development

    E-business and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are growing at an exponential rate and playing a more and more important role in our life today. The whole world is racing to promote business, politics, entertainment, etc. online. But how sustainable is this growth? In this paper, the economic, social and environmental impacts of e-business and ICT are discussed. Environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmentally sound - Case study

    On March 16, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the category of “universal wastes” regulated under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations, codified at Title 40 of the C.F.R., Part 273. 83 Fed. Reg. 11654. According to EPA, this action would benefit the many manufacturing facilities and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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