Waste & Recycling Articles

  • Comparing nonreinforced and internally reinforced GCL

    Water is one of the most destructive forces on the planet, eroding everything from continents to human-made wonders. Water is also a vector by which contaminants spread from landfills and other waste reservoirs. Therefore, creating effective water seals has been a top concern in construction. For many years, factory-fabricated clay products have been the barrier of choice against water and other ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • MSW Management: Safely Countering the Rise of Landfill Odors

    One of the core challenges of landfill and compost site management is fighting the rise of foul odors. In addition, as communities expand further out from previous areas, they eventually become neighbors to landfills – calling for a comprehensive odor-control approach to countering odor complaints. In fact, compared to other industrial applications such as wastewater treatment and asphalt ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Monitoring the oxygen content in bio-methane-to-grid supply

    Orbital utilise the EC91 ATEX oxygen analyser from Systech Illinois to accurately monitor the oxygen content in the purified bio-methane gas prior to it being injected into the national grid gas network In September 2010, Orbital installed the gas monitoring and treatment plant on the UK’s very first large-scale bio-methane-to-grid production facility. This site was designed specifically to ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Landfill pumps for Gas well dewatering - Case Study

    AutoPumps Keep the Power On for Thousands of Florida Homes Waste Management's Springhill Regional Landfill near Campbellton, Florida generates "green" energy by extracting and burning the methane in landfill gas. Its $7 million landfill gas energy (LFGE) plant, with six large Caterpillar engines running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is capable of producing 4.8 million watts of power. ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Importance of Inspecting Reservoirs

    Inspecting Reservoirs – what is the importance of them, why they are inspected, and how ROVs help pave the way for low-cost, regular maintenance. What is a Reservoir? Deriving from the French word réservoir meaning “storehouse,” a reservoir is exactly that – a storage place for water. More often than not, these bodies of water are ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Transformation of the waste business influences all business owners

    Even if recycling was expensive and unprofitable in the past, it will not be that in the future. We need to stop landfilling valuable materials for the sake of our business and for the sake of the globe. A huge, global transformation in waste management has already begun. The biggest driver of change is related legislation that makes us shift towards recycling and material recovery. The pace ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Hart`s E&P: Smart drillpipe technologies for the driller’s toolbox

    Advances in technology boost successful development of new LWD and drilling technology offshore the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Wired drillpipe (WDP) technology was implemented on a multiple-well project located offshore the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The operator’s main objective was to drill each well as cost-effectively as possible while making sure that the wellbore placement ...


    By Baker Hughes

  • Following the fuel: How portable biomass energy generation may help rural communities

    The forests that surround many of California’s mountain communities tend to have an abundance of woody biomass and a pressing need for thinning to reduce fire danger. Revenue from selling forest residues to biomass power plants could help to support fuel reduction activities, but in many cases the nearest plant is so far away that hauling costs are prohibitive. The remoteness of such ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Zero Waste Co., Ltd, Bangkok, Thailand - Case Study

    Thailand has a very comprehensive waste management system. Their national disposal plan is organized by the Royal Thai Government, and then distributed among the central government, regional governments, and local governments. Each agency oversees different part of the system. The central government and its ministries set standards and policies and define regulatory regimes. Provincial and ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Know your Enemies - workplace hazards

    What’s at Stake If you and your buddies were facing a dangerous, deceptive enemy, you’d want to find out all you could about it and share any information you come up with. The fact is you do have such a treacherous enemy - the workplace hazard. What’s the Danger An unnoticed hazard can take your life in an instant, or cause you a lifetime of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, is sharing key considerations on managing MRF upgrades

    Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, analyses the rising volume of MRF upgrades, considers the rationale driving such decisions, and shares some ideas on how to manage a successful upgrade. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Final Rule Pre-Publication: Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards (RRR) (HM-215N)

    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 49 CFR Parts 107, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, and 180 [Docket No. PHMSA-2015-0273 (HM-215N)] RIN 2137-AF18 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards (RRR) AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous ...

  • Commercial Pit Lighting recommendations, layouts and best practices

    Commercial Pit Lighting Recommendations, Layouts and Best Practices According to an article archived by Commercial Motor (published on May 25, 1973), inspection pits typically found in commercial repair garages are filled with dangerous hazards that could cause fatal accidents. The publication was one of the first organizations to acknowledge explosive hazards ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Making sure your transport operation sticks to plan

    A lot of blood, sweat and tears goes into planning and optimising routes and making schedules that remove unnecessary mileage. There are a plethora of sophisticated tools available to help transport operators to reach planning Nirvana. ...


    By Microlise Limited

  • ATOM encoders allow rapid, high-accuracy FPD inspection and repair - Case Study

    Background South Korean flat-panel display (FPD) process equipment manufacturers have held a market-leading position for some time and are the driving force behind many of the recent advances seen in the manufacture of organic light emitting diode (OLED) and active-matrix light emitting diode (AMOLED) displays. TPC Motion (TPC), a well-known Korean manufacturer of motion-control components, ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Meet the Team - Stefanie Mayer, Test Center Manager, shares her application findings

    Q: How would you describe your role at TOMRA Sorting and what does it involve? My role at TOMRA Sorting is the management of our main Test Center Recycling in Koblenz. This includes the planning of customer tests, testing of new applications and giving technical ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • South Texas Landfill − Case Study

    During 2011, four QED Precision Fine Tune Control Valves™ were installed in wells at a south Texas landfill. The following graphs show the composition of the landfill gas and flow data before and after the installation of the Control Valves in Wells 07, 54, 78, and 90. The closest neighboring well on the same trunk line, using a gate valve for flow control, was also chosen for an additional ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

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