Waste & Recycling Articles

  • Shredding hard plastics brings new business and helps to reduce non-disposable plastic pollution - Case Study

    In a world filled with plastic packaging, which accumulates in the environment and oceans, it is vitally important to move towards a greater level of recycling and reducing plastic waste. One step towards this goal was achieved by our customer in Belgium, which uses the TANA Shark waste shredder to shred hard plastics. The versatility of the TANA Shark is helping them adapt to the changing needs ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Improve your compaction rate by up to 15 percent using the TANA E520 Compactor - Case Study

    One of the easiest ways to extend the productive lifetime of a landfill is to choose a landfill compactor that offers the best compaction rate on the market. And as an added benefit, this can be done with lower fuel consumption. Our guarantee of delivering a minimum of 10 percent better compaction is a guarantee of producing better airspace management, which every landfill operator should ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Innovative use for a landfill compactor in crushing construction and demolition waste (C&D waste) - Case Study

    Expensive and diesel-hungry waste shredder led to an innovation in crushing construction and demolition waste (C&D waste). The compaction force of a twin drum design landfill compactor is unparalleled. When directed straight down onto the unsorted waste or landfill residue, the solid steel crushing teeth bite into the waste. The crushing is so efficient that the required fraction size is ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Going the Extra Mile in Quality Control

    More Than Just A Buzzword Quality control is a big buzzword in manufacturing.  The Google definition of quality control is “a system of maintaining standards in manufactured products by testing a sample of the output against the specification.” ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • What are the most common pipeline problems that can be fixed with pipe bursting equipment?

    Plumbing problems are among the most dreaded aspects of property ownership and for good reason– they are time-consuming and expensive. Luckily, trenchless pipe repair has taken the market by storm in recent years, making pipe repair easier, faster, and cleaner than ever. Pipe bursting is used to remediate a wide range of plumbing issues and TRIC Tools is a proud supplier of the equipment ...


    By Tric Tools, Inc.

  • Different Styles Of Sheet Metal Fabrication

    For those of you unfamiliar with the term, fabrication is the act of taking raw material and turning it into a component for use in the assembly process. As such, there are many different types of processes you can choose between. In the list below, we have outlined the most common types of sheet metal fabrication to help you determine which you require for your processes: 1. Cutting – ...


    By Arrow Laser Australia

  • Saving Costs by Using FLUXANA Calibration Sets

    Introduction In order to use X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) quantitatively, the analytical system must be calibrated. Calibration standards are required for this. The usual procedure begins with the purchase of reference materials as powders, these samples are prepared as, e.g., fusion beads, they are measured as calibration standards and, finally, calibration and validation are conducted. ...


    By Fluxana GmbH Co. KG

  • Efficient wastewater treatment

    Kurita supports sustainability at PET recycling industry with effective wastewater treatment. Please download our case study 139 to learn more: ...


    By Kurita

  • Installation Steps of Sanitary Ball Valve

    The sanitary ball valve uses a special molding process to allow a dense sealing surface to achieve zero leakage. Its sphere and shank are fused as one to remove the valve stem from pressure due to pressure changes within the possibility of pressure pieces and, therefore, achieve the fundamental guarantee of safety. It uses a full metal hard welding process that is resistant to strong corrosion. ...


    By Adamant Valves

  • Pasfrost - Case Study

    Frozen food production: closed loop installation reduces water consumption by 50% Pasfrost is a Belgian food processing company and supplier of frozen vegetables that wanted to reduce its use of groundwater by 50%. Local groundwater levels were dropping and the quality of water was deteriorating, so an alternative, sustainable solution was needed. Paques designed and ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Sewage Treatment Plants Brazil - Case Study

    Sewage treatment in Brazil at small footprint with BIOPAQ®UBOX In Brazil four full-scale BIOPAQ®UBOX sewage treatment plants have been realized and one is under construction in 2011. The operational experiences and performances of the plants at the municipalities of Tupi (5,000 p.e.) and Igaraçu do Tietê (25,000 p.e.) are good. ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Lenzing AG - Case Study

    Viscose fibre producer solves three problems with one solution Lenzing A.G. from Austria is a world leader in viscose fibre production from wood. In 2009 they produced 568,600 tonnes. Their main site is in Lenzing, Austria. The manufacture of viscose fibres from wood produces a range of secondary compounds. Some streams, such as polluted sodium sulphate, cannot be reused and ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Nyrstar Zinc Refinery - Case Study

    Zinc refinery free of solid waste Nyrstar operates a zinc refinery in Budel-Dorplein in the Netherlands where 450 employees produce 260,000 tonnes of zinc per year. The subsidiary is owned 100% by Nyrstar, the world's biggest producer of zinc and a leading company in lead, silver, gold and copper. The production process produces two bleed streams that require treatment: a weak acid from ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Using Technology for Business Growth & Preventing Child Labor - Case Study

    Challenge One of the largest players in the Indian cigarette industry working with farmers to implement GAP (Good Agricultural Practices). Focus area of their CSR is to discourage child labor. The company needed a complete farm management solution. ...

  • The Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine - THIOTEQ for Copper Recovery - Case Study

    Increasing output of metals by precipitating copper sulfide in the gold mining industry. Facts and figures Process The Pueblo Viejo Mine processes 24,000 tons per day of polymetal ores containing gold, silver, copper and zinc. Full operation was achieved in 2014. Revitalizing resources Recovering up to 12,000 tons of copper ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Hulshof Royal Dutch Tanneries - Case Study

    Treatment of complex tannery wastewater with Paques technologies The Hulshof Royal Dutch Tanneries was founded in 1876. It is one of the largest European producers of high quality upholstery leather, processing many thousands of hides every week for the furniture and aviation industry. The leather is both produced and specially finished at the Royal Dutch Tannery. Motivated by ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Unilever - Ben & Jerry`s - Case Study

    Icecream factory to derive green energy with BIOPAQ®AFR and THIOPAQ® An all-in-one anaerobic system which converts industrial wastewater with fats, proteins and hydrocarbons into biogas. The BIOPAQ®AFR (which is called “The Chunkinator” at Ben & Jerry’s) represents the best environmental and commercial option for reducing the ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • A guide to successful installations

    A successful Pumps & Controls installation begins with sound project design, well executed installation, and a thorough start-up procedure. EPG includes an Installation Guide, Installation Record Form, and Start-Up Checklist  in every O&M to help achieve this. Not only are these documents a useful resource during the design stage, they can be used as part of a "flight check" process ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • Water Use and Reuse in Manufacturing

    Efficiency advances in wastewater reuse and desalination are bringing on-site treatment within reach of more manufacturing operations Three factors — climate, overuse, and pollution — are now propelling the manufacturing industry toward a sea change in its water use. Demand for fresh water is high and increasing. The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that the U.S.  ...


    By Fluence Corporation

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