Waste & Recycling Articles

  • Development of joining procedure for pole pieces of the electromagnet of the diverse safety rod in a fast breeder reactor

    In the prototype fast breeder reactor, the electromagnet for the diverse safety rod is welded using a non-magnetic filler to separate the magnetic poles. The pole pieces are made of soft iron, and the non-magnetic nickel base ERNiCr-3 was chosen as non-magnetic filler wire. The procedure followed for joining the pole pieces consisted of weld build-up of the inner and outer core pieces with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exchange of Transformers in the castle and in the city of Marburg

    The challenge for the team of ABB Environmental Services, led by Helmut Bergel, was a full service project, including the exchange and replacement of transformers contaminated with the environmental pollutant PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls, a class of chlorinated hydrocarbons that have been used extensively since 1960 for a variety of industrial uses like coolants in transformers and dielectrics ...

  • Large project to remove PCBs from 1,475 transformers at ENECO, Rotterdam

    In November 2001, the Utility Partner department of ABB in Benelux received an order from ENECO Energie for a large-scale project: cleaning or replacing 1,475 transformers containing PCB-polluted ...

  • Filtration System Expenditure Results in Payback Measured in Days

    It is very likely that every light bulb in your home or office came from one glass plant located in central Kentucky.  Nearly 10% of all the glass bulbs used to make incandescent light bulbs in the world are manufactured at this one location.  In addition to these bulbs they make borosilicate hard glass for spotlight lenses and reflectors, and lead glass parts used in the manufacture of ...


    By Orival, Inc.

  • First Export of PCB-Contaminated Equipment from Peru

    ABB made the first export ever of contaminated equipment with PCB and liquid of PCB from Peru. The PCB waste was shipped towards ABB Environmental Services in ...

  • PCB clean-up national theatre of Oldenburg, Germany

    PCB is a chemical mixture, the dangers of which - similar to asbestos - were underestimated for a long time. The positive characteristics of PCB were the center of attention, the health-endangering effects became obvious only later - among the others in the national theatre ...

  • PCB clean-up on behalf of the United Nations

    The Environmental Services group of ABB won a contract from the United Nations (UNOPS) for the clean-up and of a PCB spill in Yugoslavia and for the disposal of the resulting PCB wastes. This project is the first clean-up of ...

  • Composition and Contaminant Loads of Residual Household Waste Part III: Physico-Chemical Properties and Contaminant Concentrations

    Abstract. Physico-chemical properties of residual waste are key factors for disposal standards. Reliable input data for treatment plants (MSWI) need to consider the heterogeneity and variability of waste composition. This requires thoroughly designed sampling schemes, a consistent separation of bulk waste into uniform fractions, and adequate methods for sample preparation and analysis. The ...


    By Oracle

  • Discrimination of higher plant calluses based on embryogenic capacity and taxonomic classification by pyrolysis mass spectrometry

    Pyrolysis mass spectrometry (PyMS) is a rapid, simple, high-resolution analytical method based on thermal degradation of complex material in a vacuum, and has been widely applied to the discrimination of closely related microbial strains. Minimally prepared samples of embryogenic and non-embryogenic calluses derived from various higher plants (sweet potato, morning glory, Korean ginseng, Siberian ...


    By Springer

  • Synthesis and properties of π conjugated organic molecular one-dimensional nanomaterials

    Much attention is turning to nanoscale organic materials, due to many unique properties such as flexibility, high photoconductivity, and nonlinear optical effects that may offer novel applications in nano-optoelectronic devices. We have synthesised new π conjugated organic molecular aggregates using various methods, including template, solid phase organic reaction, thermal evaporation method ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CSO Control Facility, City of Hackensack, NJ

    Hackensack is the seat of Bergen County in northeastern New Jersey, occupying 4.6 squaremiles. The population of Hackensack is approximately 43,000. Elevation is from three feet to 120 feet above sea level and from a number of locations one can see the New York City skyline, seven miles to the east. During wet weather conditions the sewer system diverted large volumes of untreated waste water to ...

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant, City of Marionville, MO

    Marionville is located in Lawrence County, MO. This town in America’s Heartland is tucked in Missouri’s southwest corner, less than 50 miles from Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The burgeoning tourist destination of Branson, MO lies in the bordering Stone County. Marionville has a population of roughly 2,140. The waste water treatment plant required a new Headworks system as part of a general ...

  • X-ray slag monitoring

    According to market research published by the Freedonia Group in June 2006, global demand for cement is forecast to ‘grow to 4.7 per cent yearly through 2010’. While demand for Portland cement, which currently accounts for three-quarters of all cement sales worldwide, will be healthy, sales of blended cements are expected to climb at a faster pace. Similarly, the Slag Cement Association reports a ...

  • Optimization model for integrated municipal solid waste management in Mumbai, India

    Mumbai, the largest metropolitan city in India, generated 6,256 tons of waste per day in 2001. It is the responsibility of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to provide Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management services; however, the MCGM is not able to handle the increasing quantity of waste. As a result, waste litters all over the place giving rise to health and environmental ...


    By Cambridge University

  • Becoming a Zero Emissions Brewery

    Diverting 600 tons annually from landfills turn hops, grains, pallets, cardboard, glass, office paper and shrink wrap into major savings — and great beer! ALMOST AS FAMOUS for reducing its waste as for making great beer, Mad River Brewing Company of Blue Lake, California is renowned for its Steelhead and Jamaica ales as well as its ten Waste Reduction Awareness Program (WRAP) awards ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Six technologies that shaped EH&S

    This year, the Air & Waste Management Association celebrates its centennial. The past 100 years have yielded remarkable technological advances, especially in the area of information technology (IT). Within our professional lifetimes, we have shifted from using manually typed memos and reports, pink telephone message slips and pagers to computer-generated reports, Internet data exchange, e-mail, ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Sludge Incinerator RTO Upgrade with MLM-160-6®: $50,000+ Yearly Power Savings

    IntroductionThe city of Fitchburg, Massachusetts operates a multiple hearth incinerator that burns municipal sludge to minimize waste volumes. Although not universally used by municipalities in the United States, incineration is a widely accepted and used method of sludge disposal. The major benefit of incineration is a greatly reduced need for landfill space. An 85 - 95% volume reduction of ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation - Hopewell, VA

    Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of packaging products ranging from consumer goods, printed displays and container board. The Hopewell, Virginia facility is dedicated to providing linerboard for corrugated container end products. Project DescriptionHPD was chosen to replace the existing three evaporator trains that were currently in ...

  • Sogarisa - Galicia, Spain

    SOGARISA is a leading company in the management and treatment of hazardous, industrial wastewater and industrial waste disposal in Spain. Sogarisa also operates a facility for the treatment and disposal of industrial waste from their industrial landfill located in Galicia in northeastern Spain. Project & Application DescriptionThe storage of solid waste in controlled facilities ...

  • Development of quality objectives for contaminated sites: state of the art and new perspectives

    Local soil contamination, mainly associated with industrial facilities (both in operation and after closure), uncontrolled (industrial and/or municipal) waste landfills, mining and diffused leaching underground storage tanks and pipelines, is an actual and relevant environmental priority in Europe. Different approaches have been applied in the European countries during the past few years to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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