Waste & Recycling Articles

  • Oxygen detection in manufacturing of precious and non-precious metal coins - Case Study

    Oxygen detection in heat treating/annealing furnace atmosphere in manufacturing of precious and non-precious metal coins Sunshine Minting use the Systech Illinois EC913 process oxygen analyzer to monitor the oxygen in their heat treating/annealing furnace attmosphere. Based in Idaho, U.S.A., Sunshine Minting Inc. (SMI) is a leading supplier of precious metal and base metal mint products. ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Case study - Ice Blast technology for steam generator decontamination

    Background At Point Lepreau NGS the Health Physics Department looked for alternative decontamination methods that could be applied to reduce the dose expenditure as a result of maintenance on the primary side of our steam generators. Due to the characteristics of the CANDU design (i.e., primary circuit being high purity D2O) introduction of foreign contaminants was also a concern. ...


    By Coulson Ice Blast

  • How the City of Tavares, FL utilizes a Vacuum Excavator - Case Study

    The City Director came to Phillip Clark, Water Supervisor for Tavares, FL – America’s Seaplane City, with details of a surplus in the budget. “What can we add to our fleet to work smarter and not harder? What out there in the industry is new and innovative?” He asked. Mr. Clark is constantly researching and reading about what is innovative and groundbreaking. He says that ...


    By Vac-Tron Equipment

  • NFPA 820 Compliance in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Wastewater treatment plants are essential structures in cities and small communities. Such facilities are closely monitored by several professional institutions, such as OSHA and the NFPA. When it comes to the latter group, guidelines set forth in NFPA 820 are regulations that dictate fire hazards in such facilities. Fire related accidents in wastewater treatment facilities are uncommon. However, ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Best Biomass Carbonation Machine Currently Available

    Whenever a chemical process called pyrolysis occurs, it can create a couple different products that are really profitable. Typically, plastic or rubber tires are utilized, but in addition there are ways to convert biomass to the same kind of products. There may be a whole lot biomass in the present day that may be produced through the process of harvesting lumber, all of which simply goes toward ...

  • Case study - Nuclear Waste Incineration (France)

    Nuclear waste incineration trials 1996 Glosfume successfully provided a pilot filter to carry out various trials on nuclear waste incineration. The filter was designed to operate under vacuum and passed all of the stringent requirements of French Nuclear Fuels. Similar filters have subsequently been used on several sites throughout France, contributing to reduced waste disposal costs and ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - Filtration for Alcan (France) swarf recovery at an aluminium billet plant

    In 1998 this Glosfume ceramic filter system was originally installed at British Aluminium plant in the UK to filter oily fumes from an induction furnace smelting oily swarf recovered from billet sawing. The filter is injected with 2C talc before being recycled back to the inlet ducting. At a pre-set time, the talc is discharged to a collection drum and the cycle is repeated. During 2006 British ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - Municipal Incinerator (Slovenia)

    WID and BREF-compliant EU showcase municipal incinerator in Slovenia During 2008 Glosfume was asked to supply a ceramic filter which could achieve emission levels below WID. Representing the state-of-the-art in high temperature filtration design rated at 70,589 Am3/hr @ 250 °C. The installation complies both Waste Incineration Directive (WID) and BAT Reference note ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - WID-compliant Wessex Incineration (UK)

    This installation was Glosfume's first use of a new process designed to incorporate an innovative 'radiant heating tube' which allows fumes to cool prior to filter without the need for dilution air and/or a heat exchanger. This design has subsequently been successfully utilised on several similar rotary incinerator installations. The plant was the first to comply with strict Waste Incineration ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - Product Recovery (France)

    Product recovery of cobalt and lithium oxides This installation was designed to enable the customer to quickly change elements between production runs - thereby not only does this save time and money but also maximises operational efficiency during product recovery. To avoid filtrate 'hang ups' and potentially costly cross-contamination, all internal surfaces are ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - Smelting of Secondary Aluminium (UK)

    Filtration for induction smelting of aluminium scrap Coleshill Aluminium Ltd purchased their first ceramic filter from Glosfume in 1994. Since then, we've developed a close working relationship and over the past 18 years, Coleshill have purchased four filter units, most recently in 2005. During induction smelting, contaminated aluminium scrap is converted into ingots and the ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - HMS Ocean Waste Incinerator

    Ship's Waste Incinerator This installation is Glosfume's first filter to be used at sea. Stringent laws prevent ships from dumping waste at sea, all waste has to be returned to its point of origin. The Royal Navy is one of the first to install an incinerator and filter onboard a ship. Extensive testing was carried out before fitting the unit to HMS Ocean; installation involved cutting a ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - OTMS Boxed Beef Incinerator (UK)

    Over Thirty Month Scheme (OTMS) 'Boxed Beef' incinerator. This installation involved replacement of a 3-metre ceramic element filter that suffered constant element breakages and inadequate SO2 removal due to a poorly designed filter and powder injection system. The client appointed W.S. Atkins to source a filter which had high efficiency particulate removal and effective dry ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - Aluminium Scrap Decoating US Granules (USA) 2001

    HCl emissions reduced from 1000mg/Nm3 to 5mg/Nm3.  Process: To recover aluminium scrap from plastic foil. A Glosfume high temperature ceramic filter system replaced an existing bag filter that had suffered severe corrosion. This was due to being operated at low temperatures, combined with extremely high HCl levels, during aluminium scrap decoating. Lime injection ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - Waste food to energy

    BIONOVA-GLOSFUME PROCESS. A patented BIONOVA process which converts food waste into energy was awarded the 2010 Food Processing award. During 2010 Jamie Oliver identified the benefits from converting waste food to energy. This greatly reduces the cost of landfill with the benefit of minimising the cost of hot water for the kitchens. The Glosfume Biomass Filter offers ultra low ...


    By Glosfume

  • Long-Term Water Quality Monitoring Deployments with the Sea-Bird Hydrocat-Ep - Case Study

    The new Sea-Bird Scientific HydroCAT-EP incorporates a suite of physical and biogeochemical sensors into a single, robust instrument designed to maximize water quality parameters and give sustained accuracy. The instrument uses the same high quality Sea-Bird and WET Labs sensors found on their industry    leading    CTDs    and    ocean ...

  • New York Legionella regulations: are they missing the boat?

    Abstract A large outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx in 2015 prompted NYC to enact law and NYS to propose emergency regulations on the registration and maintenance of cooling towers. This paper describes the fundamental characteristics of point sourced vs. potable water sourced outbreaks and discusses the Bronx outbreak from those perspectives. Ultimately a case is made that ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • A robust data logger provided key temperature information during trials of the Solar Team Great Britain vehicle

    Trials in Australia of the Team’s entry for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge included using a Tinytag data logger to provide valuable performance data with regard to temperature fluctuations, to help optimise the vehicle design. Solar Team Great Britain is building a solar-powered car to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in October 2017. Racing across Australia from ...


    By Gemini Data Loggers Ltd

  • Chemical cleaning guide - Case study

    Purpose This plant service bulletin provides guidelines to owners and operators on when to chemically clean boilers and steam generating equipment. Background Though current standard water treatment practices may be followed, the internal surfaces of boiler waterside components (including supply tubes, headers and drums) can accumulate deposits over a period ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • MPS Roll wheel oil - Case study

    Purpose This plant service bulletin (PSB) advises owners and operators of B&W MPS pulverizers on the latest recommendations for roll wheel oil lubricants. This bulletin applies to all MPS mill sizes. Background The roll wheel lubricant is selected based on the temperature of the coal/air mixture leaving the mill — mill outlet temperature (MOT). Most ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

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