Waste & Recycling Articles

  • Curtailing Contamination Hydrocarbon Engineering July 2017

    During planned shutdowns, the equipment in refineries and petrochemical plants has to be checked. The downtime can require several weeks when tanks, vessels, distillation columns, and pipes have to be drained and cleaned for i   maintenance or repair. Shutdowns are labour-intensive and require accurate scheduling and organisation between all projects, as often hundreds of workers are ...


    By Kurita

  • Reverse Vending 101: A Beginner’s Guide

    Wondering what a reverse vending machine is, how it works, or what happens to your bottles and cans after you return them for recycling? Check out this introduction to reverse vending. What is a reverse vending machine? A reverse vending machine is a machine where people can return empty beverage containers like bottles and cans for recycling. The ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Why we need to recycle plastic

    In a recent article for Forbes, Trevor Nace, geologist, adventurer, and founder of Science Trends, expressed his concern about not recycling plastic. Worldwide people buy a million plastic ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

    About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the United States is a problem, and it has especially hit home in Tennessee. An estimated 15.1 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, which ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • A world of experience - As the world’s leading incinerator manufacturer we deliver to any location, any country, any continent

    At Matthews Environmental Solutions we, quite rightly, enjoy an unrivalled global reputation for the standards of our incinerator manufacturer attributes.  Our unsurpassed experience and knowledge.  Our design innovation.  Our exceptional engineering standards.  Our world-renowned sales support and service.  However we must draw attention to another crucial expertise that ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Minimum Total Harmonic Distortion on board Scandlines New Hybrid Ferries Berlin & Copenhagen - Case Study

    In 2016, Scandlines inaugurated two new hybrid ferries for the Rostock-Gedser route. In order to improve the power quality, Scandlines installed active filters on board M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen. Before commissioning, Scandlines’ new hybrid ferries had a power quality of THDV 15%. In order for the ferries to go into operation, the power quality had to be reduced to below 8 ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Microfiltration: Rocker VF12 Kit Saves Time and Money

    Filtering organic solvents for applications such as HPLC buffer prep can be challenging in order to ensure chemical compatibility with filters (PVDF, Nylon, or PTFE), preserving longevity of an HPLC ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) Implements Handheld Technology for Onboard Oil Testing in New Cutters - Case Study

    With a motto of “Always Ready,” the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has 11 missions specified by law including drug and migrant interdiction; ports, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; and national defense. The USCG’s newest ships include 22 Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) which recently entered service, and 36 more are currently on order. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • TOMRA Sorting launches new technology at RWM 2017 (stand 4l20-m21)

    Global sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA Sorting Recycling, will demonstrate the latest additions to its range of technologies available for the UK market  at RWM in September this year. Coinciding with its 10th anniversary in the UK, TOMRA will launch its new AUTOSORT LASER  for glass and introduce laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and the newly updated ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Maintenance Tips: Thermocouples

    Keeping air pollution control equipment properly maintained is essential for meeting regulatory requirements and efficient operation. Here on the CPI blog, we regularly share tips on maintaining your systems, which requires replacing components on a yearly basis. Today we're taking a closer look at the importance of replacing ...

  • What does the RoHS certification mean for OTT products?

    The EU Directive 2011/65 / EU is intended to limit the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Since 22 July 2017 the RoHS regulation is applicable to monitoring and control instruments, including OTT devices and sensors. From this point onwards, we must have a RoHS certification for all devices and sensors. As of 22 July, RoHS is also a compulsory part of the CE ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • The ‘Rolls Royce’ is now in its ‘garage’

    Our client’s new cremation for pets venture is almost ready for business. Even though we have been in this business for many years, in fact we are globally recognised as the undisputed the market leader, we still enjoy a tingle of excitement every time we receive a new order.  Whether it is for a small pet cremation unit or the largest, fully automated and most advanced waste ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • MSD’s Morris forman water quality treatment center - Dual stage custom system - Case study

    Summary MSD’s Morris Forman Water Quality Treatment Center is designed to treat 120 MGD of raw wastewater. In addition, all of the biosolids from Louisville’s other treatment plants are processed at the Morris Forman plant. Up until several years ago, air from much of the solids handling processes were treated by ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Biological desulphurization of Landfill biogas - Case study

    Summary Biorem's biogas desulphurization product is providing very high removal efficiencies at a landfill site in Quebec. Despite the highly variable concentrations and low winter temperatures, the system has achieved an average removal efficiency of 97%, and has maintained outlet nydrogen sulphide concentration below target consistently. As a result, the customer has realized a ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • 10 memories from the Tomra Team

    The team at TOMRA Collections Solutions shares their anecdotes from working at TOMRA. From across the globe and across teams, some have worked here for almost 20 years and some for just a few months – and here are their stories. Geir Sæther, SVP Reverse Vending Technology (Norway) "Last summer my family rented a boat and sailed around Croatia. One day, way out ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Energetic use of scrap tires has been restricted: cement manufacturers have to switch to other substitute fuels

    The use of substitute fuels (SF) had previously been regulated in § 8 (3) of the laws of life-cycle management (Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz-KrWG) and facilitated above all industrial companies with a high energy requirement to use SF such as scrap tires in the production of their products. But the so-called heating value regulation was now abolished on 1 June 2017. This means, among other ...

  • What does the soon mandatory RoHS certification mean for Lufft products?

    Up to now RoHS wasn’t mandatory for us because we were affected by an exception rule concerning monitoring and control instruments. This exception will end on July 22, 2017 meaning that all products on the market need to be compliant with the RoHS regulations henceforward. If we couldn’t ensure this, we aren’t allowed to further sell and export them. As an environmental ...

  • Shipping of RDF/SRF - Case study

    This is a case study from Cork in Ireland of how Flexus round baling systems are used for handling and transportation of RDF/SRF in round bales with shipping vessels for sea transport. With the round baling technology, any port can handle waste management without any extra measures. The sealed bales are safe, clean and hygienic. In this case the ship is loaded with around 600 bales per hour, and ...


    By Flexus Balasystem AB

  • Wood here, plastic there ... Redevelopment, renovation, urban reuse

    Redevelopment, renovation, urban reuse; these are the types of interventions that are helping many construction companies in public and private sector whilst in almost total absence of new built. These are usually small activities which are ideally suited for construction companies specialized on restructuring and refurbishment sites; in many occasions the total removal of obsolete buildings ...


    By MB Crusher

  • How can lead be so crucial, but also so toxic?

    Why is everyone talking about lead? Not long ago, like so many historic buildings in the UK, a local parish church near to where I live had the lead stolen from its roof.  Sadly, this is not so unusual and all the more distressing in this case, both because it holds special memories as the church where my wife and I were married, and also because the lead was stolen during heavy ...

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