Hazardous Waste Articles

  • Vacuuming Wood Dust Can be Hazardous

    It’s well known that wood dust is highly combustible, but the practice of removing it with vacuum trucks can also be dangerous, because of the potential buildup of static electricity. WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin stating that “static electricity discharges can ignite wood dust and therefore must be eliminated or adequately controlled during vacuuming.” When wood dust or ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Case study - SP Fire Laboratory, Sweden

    Fire laboratory at SP Borås uses EnviBat’s Wet Electrostatic Precipitator technology (WESP) since 2007. Extremely low emissions and high availability are key advantages. Project: WetESP for Fire Laboratory Many fire tests are made in full scale. Example for fire tests can be engine rooms, vehicles, store houses, compartments etc. Most of the tests will include ...


    By Envibat AB

  • Professional Advice for NEBOSH Success

    Maximising your Study and Exam Approach Following the success of our NEBOSH Quick Reference Sheet we released last week, I thought I would build on this with some extra advice for those students who really want to go the extra mile. Do you just want to pass? Or do you want to get a Distinction? Maybe even a Best Candidate Award? If you’re ambitious, ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Nuclear Waste: Greatest environmental challenge facing society

    Dr Tim Johnson discusses how we can tackle the nuclear waste epidemic. A world full of waste They say you can tell a lot about a society by what it throws away. Like me, I’m sure you can recall the excitement of archaeologists on numerous TV documentaries, sifting through the remains of a rubbish dump or ‘midden’ on the edge of some ...

  • Retail Strategy: A New Focus on Hazardous Waste Regulations

    America’s hazardous waste management program ensures the safe management of hazardous waste from the “cradle to the grave”. Many of these regulations were developed more than three decades ago, so it is important we ensure they continue to effectively protect human health and environment into the future. These regulations were developed primarily for ...

  • Superfund Investigates Land Pollution from the Past…and Present

    On September 7, 2016, we took steps to respond to states, tribes and citizens who asked for our help addressing contaminated sites. In response, we are adding 10 hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is our list of more than 1,300 of the most contaminated sites in the country that we are addressing under the Superfund program. Superfund is one of the most important ...

  • Treatment Solutions - Carbon Removal Case Study

    Global Treatment Solutions was contracted by Republic Services to serve as carbon removal and replacement specialists. Republic uses vapor phase granular activated carbon in 55 gallon drums at a municipal solid waste landfill to treat the off gas from a vacuum truck discharge to remove foul odor. A vacuum skid, built and operated by Global, is used to remove upwards of 10,000 pounds of spent ...


    By Global Treatment Solutions

  • Enhanced waste-management practices reduce carbon emissions and support lower landfill taxes

    Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste management’ practices have been introduced to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and to convert waste into useful products. This study investigated the interplay of these two policy options in Belgium, generating findings that could help Europe move towards a resource-efficient, circular economy. Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste ...

  • Practitioner Spotlight--Rob Duffy

    Name: Rob Duffy Office: Charlotte, NC Practice Area(s): Primarily OPA, but I also work in TS, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • A chance to drive hazardous waste policy

    The proliferation of energy-from-waste (EfW) power plants is making a significant contribution to the UK’s efforts to end its reliance on harmful fossil fuels. But while EfW plants provide a solution to municipal waste, they also produce a low amount of hazardous waste in the form of air pollution control residue (APCr). Despite numerous solutions existing that process and reuse APCr ...

  • Mitsubishi corporation - Spent Potliner (SPL) hazardous waste treatment case study

    The Challenge Spent Potliner (SPL) is generated in the primary production of aluminium and worldwide is estimated to rise at a rate of over 500,000 tonnes per year. The SPL waste contains concentrations of cyanide and fluoride and gives off noxious and flammable gases when in contact with moisture. Unless carefully handled, these contaminants readily "leach" into the surrounding soils and ...

  • Beware Hazards in Healthcare: New Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

    Recently proposed EPA regulation provides a streamlined approach for healthcare facilities to better manage their hazardous pharmaceutical waste. To prepare for these changes, healthcare facilities, including manufacturers, distributers, pharmacies and retailers of pharmaceutical products in the USA will need to make operational adjustments around notification, training, record keeping and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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 ...

  • UK Bankrupt Recycling Firms Leave Giant Waste Piles With Million Pounds In Collection Expenses

    Has the UK recycling industry fallen prey to a market slump, low oil prices and a decline in product demand? Are we in desperate need for reform? According to The Guardian, 2014-2015 marked a 40% decline in the prices for recycled plastics. That and the recent lowering in oil prices have created a gap between the costs of 'virgin' and recycled plastics, a gap that neither producers, nor ...


    By Fantastic Waste Removal

  • Needs and vulnerability assessment (NAVA) indicators for specific hazards in the context of Sri Lanka

    Development of a four hazard-specific toolkit (drought, flood, landslide and chronic kidney diseases of unknown aetiology) for needs and vulnerability assessment in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector included community consultations with district, divisional and community stakeholders in four selected districts of Sri Lanka, which are highly prone to the respective hazards. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GPT: The Waste Solution for the Leisure Industry

    Leisure, tourism and hospitality provide millions of jobs and are vital elements to the UK’s economy. Attracting over 30 million overseas visitors per year, the tourism industry alone brings with it spend in excess of £16 billion per annum. The price of tourism to the UK is impactful environmentally and socially and organisations need to address their responsibilities and obligations ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Sensitivity of six subantarctic marine invertebrates to common metal contaminants

    A long history of anthropogenic activities in the relatively pristine subantarctic has resulted in areas of accumulated waste and contaminants. Sensitivities to metals of subantarctic and Antarctic species may contrast with related species from temperate and tropical areas, due to the unique characteristics of polar biota. In addition, response to contaminants may be delayed and hence longer ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Making the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Work For You

    A brief summary of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed revisions to the hazardous waste generator regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (40 CFR Parts 260 through 265, 268, 270, 273, and 279) The public comment period on the proposed revisions to the hazardous ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Are mining waste disasters inevitable?

    On 5 November 2015 the dam of an iron ore tailings management facility in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil, suffered a catastrophic failure and flooded the area. The immediate consequences were dire: the accident killed at least 11 people, injured over a dozen more and left more than 500 people homeless. However, this is just the start: the environmental impact of the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster, with ...

  • AVA Technology for Hazardous Waste Treatment - Case Study

    AVA has developed systems for pre-treating hazardous waste prior to incineration, which leads to higher throughput performance in combination with lower construction and maintenance costs and additional low pollution emissions, in comparison to conventional techniques. The system is based on the principal that constant gross calorific values and regular piece sizes together with consistency of ...


    By AVA - Huep GmbH u. Co. KG

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