Waste Monitoring Articles

  • Oil and grease in waste water

    Determination of oil and grease in waste water according to Standard Methods AWWA 5520 This Application Note describes the extraction and determination of oil and grease from waste water samples following Standard Methods 5520 part D (Soxhlet Extraction Method). “Oil and grease” is defined as any material recovered as a substance soluble in the solvent. Therefore, compounds ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Lynn L. Bergeson Quoted In Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Paper Waste Spurs Testing of Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Products”

    On August 28, 2017, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Reportdiscussing Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) regulatory concerns for carbon fiber with a lignin. Since the lignin-PAN carbon fiber under development does not yet involve the use of carbon nanofibers, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Qualitative analysis of elements Bi-layer Polymer of PVC& PMMA

    Goal: To analyze all elements present in PVC and PMMA polymer layers with special attention to Pb, Zn, Ca, and Sn.   Instrument: Xenemetrix made X-Calibur EDXRF analyzer with High resolution Silicon Drift Diode Detectors ...


    By Xenemetrix Ltd.

  • Tracking the downstream impacts of inadequate sanitation in central Appalachia

    Poor sanitation in rural infrastructure is often associated with high levels of fecal contamination in adjacent surface waters, which presents a community health risk. Although microbial source tracking techniques have been widely applied to identify primary remediation needs in urban and/or recreational waters, use of human-specific markers has been more limited in rural watersheds. This ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Airport De-Icing Operations and Waste Water - Case Study

    De-icing of aircrafts and airfield pavement is important to ensure the safety of passengers and cargo operators. These operations can have negative environmental impacts, due to the presence of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol, which contribute to high levels of BOD in surface water.  Regulations are in place to ensure that waste from de-icing operations are properly collected and ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Control Algae and Improve the Water Quality in Waste Stabilization Ponds

    Due to population growth, accelerated urbanisation and economic development, the quantity of waste water generated is increasing globally. Mainly in low-income areas, a large proportion of the waste water is discharged directly in the environment. When the waste water is treated, the treatment plants may not remove certain pollutants that can have a negative impact on the people and ecosystem. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Application of Scallop shell-Fe3O4 nanoparticles for the removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions

    In this study, removal of Cr(VI) by Scallop shell-Fe3O4 nanoparticles was investigated with variation of pH, adsorbent dosage, initial Cr(VI) concentration, ionic strength and temperature. Coating of Fe3O4 nanoparticles onto Scallop shell was identified by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rugged Pumps Survive at Puente Hills Landfill - Case Study

    QED Pumps are the Pumps of Choice at North America's Largest Landfill The Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, California, is the largest operating landfill in North America based on daily tonnage received. Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California, it is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. It has received ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Urine diversion dry toilets in eThekwini Municipality, South Africa: acceptance, use and maintenance through users' eyes

    This study was part of the VUNA project aimed to develop an affordable sanitation system that produces a valuable fertiliser, reduces pollution of water resources and promotes health. Urine diversion dry toilets (UDDTs) simplify the on-site hygienisation of faeces and allow for nutrient recovery from urine. Social acceptance is vital for the implementation of the UDDT, because sanitation is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Online waste water monitoring system on golfcourse - Case Study

    Validation of BACTcontrol as an online waste water Monitoring System and Microbiological Early Warning System. The presence of dangerous micro organisms in water used in food processing or surface water can be a real threat for human health. The constant monitoring and control of the presence of such dangerous pathogens is therefore of big importance. In a ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • Geophysical applications to solid waste analysis

    Abstract: Case studies of regional landfills show that electromagnetic geophysical methods can accurately and inexpensively define boundaries and thickness of waste. Degradation of putrescible solid waste generates conductive leachate that can be imaged with a frequency-domain terrain conductivity meter. Terrain conductivity measurements can be modified through a simple algorithm based upon ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • Performance evaluation of 388 full-scale waste stabilization pond systems with seven different configurations

    Waste stabilization ponds (WSPs) and their variants are one the most widely used wastewater treatment systems in the world. However, the scarcity of systematic performance data from full-scale plants has led to challenges associated with their design. The objective of this research was to assess the performance of 388 full-scale WSP systems located in Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia and the United ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • PeCOD Case Study – Industrial Waste Water

    Clean Harbors is an industrial wastewater treatment facility in Guelph, Ontario. The facility utilizes highly refined, chemical precipitation processes, which remove heavy metals, suspended solids, and organics to generate safe effluent for discharge into municipal sewer systems. Wastewater is treated to meet municipal discharge requirements for biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5). Since BOD is a ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Equilibrium and kinetics study on removal of arsenate ions from aqueous solution by CTAB/TiO2 and starch/CTAB/TiO2 nanoparticles: a comparative study

    We present a comparative study on the efficacy of TiO2 nanoparticles for arsenate ion removal after modification with CTAB (N-cetyl-N,N,N-trimethyl ammonium bromide) followed by coating with starch biopolymer. The prepared nanoparticles were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffractometry (XRD), thermogravimetry, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it.

    We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfill gas also contributes to smog, worsening health problems like asthma. Globally, trash released nearly 800 million metric tons (882 million tons) of ...


    By Ensia

  • Have a Waste Free Kitchen!

    Maybe you’re ready to reduce your food waste but aren’t sure where to start. Or perhaps  you never thought about food waste but want to know why your milk is expiring so quickly. Dana Gunders’ book, Waste Free Kitchen Handbook: a Guide to Eating Well and Saving Money by Wasting Less Food, is the perfect guide to storing food ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Resourcing the future 2016, London. Is the Circular Economy strategy on the right track?

    The following presentation was given in the form of a speech by Zero Waste Europe Director, Joan Marc Simon at the ‘Resourcing the Future 2016’ conference organised by CIWM in London. Is the Circular Economy strategy on the right track? Yes, but it is still too slow, in need of some fine-tuning and to escape bad habits from the past. The ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Does the recycling of waste streams from drinking water treatment plants worsen the quality of finished water? A case assessment in China

    The overall purpose was to assess the feasibilities of recycling filter backwash water (FBWW) and combined filter backwash water (CFBWW) in a drinking water treatment plant in south China. The variations of regular water-quality indexes, metal indexes (Al, Mn and Cd), polyacrylamide and disinfection by-product indexes (trihalomethanes and their formation potentials) along with the treatment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Major Considerations in Landfill Closure

    Preparing for the closure and long-term care of a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) can be an inordinate undertaking. Whether public or private, all landfills eventually reach the end of their active lifecycle. Before closure, a landfill must meet a series of criteria as determined by Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Following closure, those same regulations ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

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