waste incineration regulation News

  • Emission rules tighten for medical waste incinerators

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new limits on air emissions will affect most existing hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWI). This final action will reduce about 390,000 pounds of several pollutants each year including acid gases, nitrogen oxides, and metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury. The agency also is finalizing additional testing, monitoring, and ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • End of waste regulations – the plastics perspective

    Plastic is not currently covered by the end of waste regulations, which sets out when certain waste stops being classified as waste, and gains the status of a product or secondary raw material. However, technical documents have been submitted to the European Union*, and it is one of the sectors currently under consideration.  On End of Waste criteria, there are two main issues currently ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • EPA tightens air emissions for hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators

    EPA is setting new limits that will affect most existing hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators. This final action will reduce about 390,000 pounds of several pollutants each year including acid gases, nitrogen oxides, and metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury.  EPA is also finalizing additional testing, monitoring, and inspection requirements. This final action revises the ...

  • WASTE INCINERATOR REPORTING MADE EASIER FOLLOWING THE LAUNCH OF INNOVATIVE REPORTING SOFTWARE

    In a direct response to the launch of the new EC directive for waste incinerators, Enviro Technology Services plc – the leading UK supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation and systems – has further extended its offering to customers by adding the ...

  • MACT standards for sewage sludge incinerators

    EPA announced in the October 14 Federal Register proposed rulemaking to cut emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from sewage sludge incinerators (SSIs). According to EPA, SSIs represent the sixth-largest source of mercury air emissions in the U.S. The proposed standards would apply to both multiple-hearth and fluidized bed incinerators. Units incinerating sewage ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • House prices unaffected by incinerator plants - Cranfield research

    A new research study has found no significant effect of waste incinerator plants on long term local property prices. The installation of waste incinerator plants – or Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities – is often contested in the UK. Arguments such as health, cost, noise, odours, traffic movement, resources depletion and house prices are often cited as reasons against the development ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Supercritical water oxidation presented as alternative to incineration

    Finding environmentally benign waste disposal options is becoming more critical. A process now being commercialised, supercritical water oxidation is demonstrating extremely efficient organic waste destruction (99.99%) plus excellent environmental characteristics (none of the emissions associated with incineration). The process is especially suitable for the treatment of wastewater and sludges ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • Battery regulations made into law

    New regulations on recycling waste batteries and accumulators were laid in the UK Parliament on Wednesday (14 March). The Government has produced regulations that establish the legislative framework for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators in the UK. The Regulations implement the waste provisions of the Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and ...

  • EPA Issues Long-Awaited Final Rule Revising Standards for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units

    On December 20, 2012, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Jackson signed a much-anticipated rulemaking package revising the emission standards for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units (CISWI). The rule has not yet been published in the Federal Register. The final rule accomplishes two broad goals: it revises the Clean Air Act (CAA) emission limits for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Tecam Group to Present its Technology for NORM Waste Incineration at “NORM Middle East Conference”

    Next week, on 27-28 January 2015, Tecam Group will be exhibiting at the “NORM & Natural Radiation Management Middle East Conference“, to be be held in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Our participation in this conference as an exhibitor responds to Tecam Group’sexpansion strategy to further ...


    By Tecam Group

  • Tecam Group to Present its Technology for NORM Waste Incineration at “NORM Middle East Conference”

    Next week, on 27-28 January 2015, Tecam Group will be exhibiting at the “NORM & Natural Radiation Management Middle East Conference“, to be be held in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Our participation in this conference as an exhibitor responds to Tecam Group’sexpansion ...


    By Tecam Group

  • EPA Issues Long-Awaited Final Rule Revising Standards for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units

    On December 20, 2012, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Jackson signed a much-anticipated rulemaking package revising the emission standards for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units (CISWI). The rule has not yet been published in the Federal Register. The final rule accomplishes two broad goals: it revises the Clean Air Act (CAA) emission limits for ...


    By Acta Group

  • Ontario toxics regulation takes effect

    According to the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) beginning January 1, 2010, regulated facilities will be required to track, report and develop plans to reduce the toxic substances they use, create and release. This applies only to facilities currently reporting on emissions to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). These toxics reduction plans will be available to the public ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Regulations and Incentives Vital to Increase Power Generation from Municipal Solid Waste in Brazil, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    Brazil's economic development and environmental awareness have created a favorable scenario for the generation of power from municipal solid waste. Technological advancements over the next few years, government regulations and benefits such as distribution tariff discounts will ensure better profitability for utilities generating power from solid waste. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan's ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • 5% increase for plastic recycling Packaging Regulations target

    Despite its unquestionable contribution to society, plastics packaging still gets a bad press and is under significant pressure for the environmental impact it causes as waste. The Packaging Regulations target for plastic recycling has been increased by 5% per year until 2017, requiring a near doubling of current recycling levels and an annual increase of 100,000 tonnes but there are concerns ...

  • New regulations for producers of industrial and automotive batteries

    New legislation, designed to ensure that all waste industrial and automotive batteries are recycled in the future, will come into effect on 1 January 2010. Producers of industrial and automotive batteries will be required to arrange the collection, treatment and recycling of such batteries, free of charge, if requested by business end-users and final holders. Key elements of the new regulations ...


  • New Federal Regulations for Shredding Hard Drives

    In March 2012, the GSA announced that only certified e-waste recyclers may handle end-of-life electronics from federal agencies including electronics which were bought with federal funds by government contractors. The only certifications that the GSA recognizes for electronics recyclers are R2 and eStewards. This means that hard drive shredding needs to be done by a certified recycler to be ...


  • Regenerative thermal oxidizers help many industries comply with emission regulations

    McGill AirClean's regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) systems combine effective destruction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with economical and dependable operation to comply with emission regulations at the lowest possible cost. McGill AirClean's ThermaGrid™ RTOs are effective in controlling chemical emissions and VOCs in a wide variety of industries. ThermaGrid RTOs use a gridded-ceramic ...


    By McGill AirClean LLC

  • The Russian and Polish Waste Management Markets: No Time to Waste

    With strict EU regulations it is no surprise to see Poland in the process of shutting down almost 35% of its landfills. Meanwhile Russia, without EU regulation is developing a waste management market where landfill dumping thrives due to inefficient enforcement of environmental regulations and procedures. These evolving European waste management markets will be compared and discussed in Frost & ...


  • POPs have decreased significantly thanks to regulation, EU study reveals

    Quantities of dioxins and furans (PCDD/F), and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), in air and water decreased significantly between 1990 and 2000, according to a recent study evaluating the effectiveness of regulations governing the release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).  Modelling future scenarios suggest further decreases in these and other POPs through 2020. POPs are toxic substances that ...

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