amalgam recycling News

  • ATM Metal-Recycling-Plant in Belarus

    In September 2007 ATM started up 4 pc. Briquetting presses Type HSB 18 in Republic of Belarus. Our customer State Amalgamation Belvtoremt has been briquetting his steel turnings since then and sells the steel-briquetts to foundries. They melt the briquettes as secondary material again. The briquetting obtains a substantial profit in comparison with bulk turnings. ATM briquetting presses provide ...


    By ATM Recyclingsystems GmbH

  • EPA will propose rule to protect waterways by reducing mercury from dental offices / existing technology is available to capture dental mercury (DC)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it intends to propose a rule to reduce mercury waste from dental offices. Dental amalgams, or fillings containing mercury, account for 3.7 tons of mercury discharged from dental offices each year. The mercury waste results when old mercury fillings are replaced with new ones. The mercury in dental fillings is flushed into chair-side ...

  • American Dental Association Pleased With UNEP Treaty Outcomes

     The American Dental Association (ADA) is very pleased by the agreed upon provisions related to dental amalgam included in the United Nations Environment Program proposed mercury treaty. Delegates from more than 130 countries gathered in Geneva to develop the global treaty aimed at limiting emissions. Burning of coal is the largest single manmade source of mercury in the ...

  • UV technology for TOC reduction in Power plants and Semi-conductor industries

    ESCO International has recently designed and supplied TOC UV reduction systems for a power plant in Russia successfully treating process water to reduce TOC levels from 700 ppb to below 100 ppb. Our scope of supply included three UV systems to be installed after a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system and, before a membrane degasifier, EDI and polishing mixed bed, with process water flow rate of 25 m3/h ...


    By ESCO International (EI)

  • Reducing Mercury Impacts in Small-Scale Gold Mining

    Despite knowing full well the dangers of mercury, millions of small-scale gold miners across the globe continue to use the metal to separate gold from ore- usually because they have little other choice. The dangerously toxic mercury vapour is often inhaled by the miners and their families, since these activities are usually conducted in their homes, or by the owners of gold shops who will process ...

  • Veolia Environmental Services Celebrates 20 Years in Australia

    Veolia Environmental Services has enjoyed a long and varied history within Australia, starting in 1969 as a 50/50 joint venture between M Collins & Sons and Yellow Express who formed the company Collex Pty Ltd. Collex humbly started operations with 5 Frontlift Mobile Compactors and 3 Linehaul Transfer Trailers. In 1991 the French Group Veolia Environnement through its ...

  • EPA presents Success Story Award to Earth Keepers

    CHICAGO (Nov. 20, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Marcus Peacock recently presented a Success Story Award to Upper Michigan's Earth Keepers for environmental stewardship. Superior Watershed Partnership Director Carl Lindquist accepted on behalf of the group at the 2006 State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) awards dinner in Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 1. ...

  • Changes to the UK CRCEES

    The recent changes to the UK CRCEES, aimed at simplification, fail to address what is currently a minefield in carbon taxation. Our response to these changes is simple, we feel they will lead to a bumpy playing field in which businesses will be exposed to an ever-changing and confusing array of green taxes. So what would we suggest? The UK Government should amalgamate seperate and confusing ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Getting the most from substance flow analyses

    New research from Sweden identifies the characteristics of substance flow analyses that make them useful to policy makers. Substance flow analyses that focus on measuring rather than modelling pollution and which are aligned to existing measures are more likely to influence policy. Substance flow analysis (SFA) or material flow analysis (MFA) is a method of studying the stocks and flows of ...

  • Redwave Expands Waste Processing Business with a New Subsidiary in Germany

    REDWAVE, as a leading supplier of sensor-based sorting machines and turnkey material-sorting systems, has taken a decisive step to expand its business in the waste-processing sector by founding a new subsidiary, REDWAVE Waste GmbH. The new company is located in Wetzlar, Germany and was incorporated in 2015. It adds the important area of mechanical-biological waste treatment to REDWAVE's product ...

  • UV light helps to ensure safe bathing during the summer months

    • Ultraviolet light kills bacteria in wastewater without the need for chemicals and allows safe bathing in the Isar. • Reliable and environmentally friendly method • Used in the project “Clean Isar” in a large number of clarification plants in Bavaria/Germany. In addition to the conventional processes for cleaning water – such as the use of chemicals like ...


    By Heraeus Holding GmbH

  • Xylem’s UV disinfection technology approved by State Water Resources Control Board, California

    Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, announced today that both its Wedeco LBX 850e and LBX 1500e ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems have received acceptance from the California State Water Resources Control Board's Division of Drinking Water*.  These closed-vessel UV systems are now validated and ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Steel and packaging industry giants are not so rich

    Steel industry workers are losing money at an alarming rate and the packaging industry giants are not doing much better according to the Sunday Times rich list. Steelmaker Arcelor Mittal founder Lakshmi Mittal took the number one position with a £10,800m fortune. Despite this, Mittal’s huge wealth has actually dropped from £27,700m – a massive 61 per cent - since last year making him the biggest ...

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • World`s 10 Worst Toxic Pollution Problems

    The price of gold affects more than global finances; it also drives the world's most toxic pollution problem, according to new research from the Blacksmith Institute, an environmental health group based in New York City. Miners in countries from across Africa and Southeast Asia use mercury to separate the precious metal from the surrounding rock and silt. To then separate the resulting amalgam of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Chicago green schemes: sustainable urban development models

    A publication released by the University of Illinois contains dozens of sustainable design concepts that could guide the revitalizing of urban areas around the world. The publication - "Green Schemes: Sustainable Urbanism for Garfield Park" released by the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EI Essex and East Anglia branch 2014 dinner dance

    The 2014 Essex and East Anglia branch Annual Dinner Dance was held at the Holiday Inn in Basildon and was attended by some 200 guests. Branch chairman, Clive Walter CEnv CEng FEI, welcomed everyone and introduced the honored guest of the evening, Sarah Beacock, Skills and Capability Director at the Energy Institute (EI). Clive Walter: 'The EI is celebrating two anniversaries this year, one of our ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Federal Issues - TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA

    Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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