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  • SCS Engineers Earns Engineering Design Services Contract for Miramar Landfill

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. —SCS Engineers, an environmental engineering and contracting firm, was chosen by Fortistar to provide engineering design services to expand its Gas Collection and Control System (GCCS) at the West Miramar Landfill in San Diego, California. Although the City of San Diego operates the West Miramar Landfill, Fortistar operates the GCCS which includes flare stations, ...


    By SCS Engineers

  • Harmless bacteria engineered to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic

    A team of students from Imperial College London have been recognised for their project, which uses harmless engineered bacteria to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic or bio-plastic. Harmless bacteria have been engineered to turn landfill waste into a biodegradable plastic by a team of students from Imperial College London. According to the team the bio-plastic uses include ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • First landfill compactor on the market with the new Tier 4 Final engine

    Here it is: the first landfill compactor with the most environmental friendly Tier 4 Final engine. While the new engine tackles emissions, it also reduces costs on fuel up to 8-9% when compared to the previous Tier 3 engines. From ergonomical perspective, it is also quieter than the previous engine model. Combined with the highest compaction rate seen in the field of waste compaction, ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Yes, Landfill Gas Engines Will Produce More Poison Ivy but also More Tomatoes

    A New York Times article warns of the impending growth of poison ivy. Yes, but this fertilization effect of CO2 has been put to good use by thousands of greenhouses around the world. GE, Cummins and other engine manufacturers are actively pursuing CHP projects which provide greenhouses with electricity, heat, light and CO2. Is it better to increase the production of tomatoes or retard ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • New Engineering Tool Guides Submersible Pump Selection For Groundwater Remediation And Landfill Pumping

    11/16/2006 Ann Arbor, MI — A new free website helps environmental project managers and engineers choose the most effective, economical submersible pumps for a broad spectrum of groundwater remediation, landfill leachate and methane condensate pumping applications. Guidance in pump selection is often needed in these applications because of the many factors that can adversely affect pump ...

  • GE’s Gas Engines Driving Major Expansion of Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant in Chile

    GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that six of its Jenbacher specialty gas engines will be installed at ...


    By General Electric

  • Landfill leachate pilot awarded

    Dynatec was awarded a contract in late 2011 to provide a turnkey pilot system for landfill leachate treatment for the City of Calgary. Dynatec was the only company to respond to the that has experience in producing pilot systems of this type and proven experience with landfill leachate treatment systems.  CH2M Hill is the city's engineer. The contract value is around $1M.  The system is ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • Designing a landfill of epic proportions

    Many architects dream of being given a 'tabula rasa' -- a blank slate -- upon which they could let the imagination soar when designing a home, building or other project. A team led by MIT architects Alexander D'Hooghe and Nader Tehrani are working on what could be the largest blank slate in the history of construction. This summer, the MIT team was among the winners of an Urban Design Institute ...

  • WRAP study shows reduced carbon, cost and landfill through innovative approach to civil engineering challenges

    Working with Capita Symonds to produce a new guidance report on the use of Geosystems in civil engineering, WRAP believes significant economic and environmental savings can be made through this creative approach. ‘Geosystems’ embody the innovative range of technologies, processes and materials which help enable the construction industry to reduce waste to landfill and reduce carbon emissions, by ...

  • EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Establish Interagency Agreement for Work on West Lake Landfill’s Isolation Barrier

    EPA Region 7 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have established an interagency agreement outlining four tasks under which the Corps will provide assistance to EPA as the Agency oversees the approaching construction of an isolation barrier at the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Mo. As outlined in the agreement, which became effective April 15, 2014, those four tasks ...

  • CERAM Extends Landfill Gas Packages

    In response to the on-going requirements of landfill gas monitoring clients, CERAM has developed a comprehensive suite of gas analysis to cover an extended list of compounds which are both required and of interest for landfill gas quality. These developments have made the comprehensive suites more accessible whilst still maintaining the high ...


    By Ceram

  • The latest technology in landfill gas analysis

    Part II A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 sets the minimum standard for contamination when land is redeveloped - as a minimum, sites must not qualify as contaminated land once they have been developed. The utilisation of brownfield sites therefore necessitates environmental investigation work, but Matthew Penfold from Geotechnical and Environmental Assessment Associates (GEA) says ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Nevada landfill operator agrees to US$36m plan to close landfill site

    Republic Services of Southern Nevada, the current operator of the Sunrise Mountain Landfill located in Clark County, Nev., has agreed to construct and operate a comprehensive remedy for the site and to pay a US$1 million civil fine in order to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and US Environmental Protection Agency announced last week. The consent decree, ...

  • More Space, Not Just a Landfill Dream

    The state of garbage abroad is a growing concern for municipal and private landfills, as space continues to be a premium and site closures continue to rise. With increasing government regulations, mammoth construction and operating expenses, the "not in my back yard" public attitude and rising land prices, business has dramatically ...


    By Diamond Z

  • Core Sampling Phase of Engineering Survey to Begin Week of Jan. 13 at West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Mo.

    Contractors working under the oversight of EPA Region 7 will begin a new core sampling phase of an engineering survey during the week of January 13 at the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Mo. The survey will examine the area between Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill and West Lake Landfill to locate radiologically-impacted material that may be present and identify the location for future ...

  • Plessis Gassot Landfill Gas Power Plant

    Clarke Energy replied to a call for tenders launched in 2009 by the Véolia Propreté group, who wanted to replace their steam turbine and three steam boilers installed on the ISDND plant in Plessis Gassot. Veolia will to implement a larger and more electrically efficient system for landfill gas treatment and thus increase its energy generation (from 12 MW to 17 MW). A delivery team, ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Smart TANA Landfill Compactor impresses in Poland

    A Polish landfill in Hryniewicze, owned by PUPH Lech Sp. z o.o from Bialystok, started to operate the landfill with a brand new TANA E320eco compactor. The Site Manager was very excited about the compactor’s ProTrack® system, which offers him exactly the tool he needs for monitoring the machine without having to drive to the field all the time like he had to do with their previous ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Launch of consultation on UK quarry landfill proposal

    Environment Agency Wales has produced a draft permit to operate a landfill site at Cwmrhydyceirw Quarry near Morriston, Swansea. The draft permit is being made available for public consultation between 5 August and 2 September. Copies of the draft permit document can be obtained in the public register situated at our offices at Maes Newydd Lladarcy Neath Port Talbot SA10 6JQ, or going to our ...

  • Treasury proposes changes to landfill tax system

    The Treasury has launched a consultation on modernising the landfill tax system which includes plans to change the definitions of taxable disposal of waste at a landfill site and inert wastes. The document titled Modernising landfill tax legislation  cites last year’s Waste Recycling Group vs. HM Revenue & Customs case as a key driver for this change. The case debated what constituted a ...

  • Biofilters cut old landfill carbon footprint

    Researchers in the US are testing biofilter systems as a viable alternative to releasing methane from passive landfill vents into the atmosphere. The technology could reduce the overall impact of old landfills on global warming. Details are reported in the current issue of the International Journal of Environmental Engineering. Organic matter rotting in smaller, old landfill sites generates a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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