Demolition Waste Articles

  • Global Site Decommissioning - Case Study

    Challenge: A global oil and gas company required final decommissioning at a former terminal and blending facility that had been idle for almost a decade. The 2.5 acre site, located in South Africa, required the removal of all above and below ground structures, underground utilities, process equipment, buildings, concrete slabs and foundations. The objective of ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Footwear to Energy

    In developing countries within South East Asia, ever-depleting landfill space, fast-growing populations and an increasing need for more concrete to build, are just some of the factors that make for a compelling alternative fuel production argument. But to what extent is a lack of waste infrastructure holding such countries back? Is legislation the missing ingredient? Or do global brands need to ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Demolition Noise Monitoring with John F Hunt - Case Study

    Cirrus Environmental has enjoyed a long alliance with John F Hunt Demolition going back over many years, so much so, the company’s Health, Safety & Environmental Department has accumulated almost an historic arsenal of Cirrus equipment that charts the journey of noise monitoring over the years. About John F Hunt Demolition The ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • RDF production at Delete Oy with UNTHA shredders

    UNTHA’s complete RDF system strengthens Delete’s waste to energy commitment When environmental services specialist Delete needed a new alternative fuel production system for its site in Tampere, central Finland, the €100million turnover company turned to Austrian-based UNTHA. Now manufacturing more than 20 tonnes of 80mm RDF an hour, ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Quality means money in shredding C&D and Industrial waste for RDF production

    A typical challenge in turning Construction and Demolition waste (C&D) and Industrial waste into high grade Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) is that elastic and stringy materials wrap around the rotor of the shredder. This causes hours of maintenance downtime weekly and has immediate effect on productivity. When using TANA Shark this has not been an issue for our customer Ekokem-TSJ Yrityspalvelut ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Athlone Cooling Towers Demolition, Cape Town, South Africa Case Study

    The Athlone Cooling Towers in Cape Town, South Africa, were condemned due to structural damage caused by the heavy Cape winds. A decision was taken to demolish the Cooling Towers, despite the technical challenges and potential risk to nearby populations that this posed. In 2011, Knight Piesold was appointed as project manager to assist with the demolition of the Athlone Cooling Towers, by the ...


    By WKC Group

  • Pemex refinery decommissioning case study

    The Problem The decision by PEMEX to close their "La Nogalera" petroleum storage facility in Guadalajara, Mexico, involved the demolition of the facility's large storage tanks. Before demolition, the tanks had to be cleaned and all traces of petroleum had to be removed from the tanks. All tanks were pressure washed prior to demolition creating a large volume (9,035 m3) of contaminated wash ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Construction debris recycle: assigning the costs to where they belong

    The research reported here developed a management model for construction and demolition waste in a Brazilian municipality with material flow sheet and economical balances. This waste is produced at a rate of 1.7 kg per person per day. The private construction sector is called upon to run and fund the waste movement network through correct fee structures. The heart of the network is a sorting and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycling construction materials in a developing country: four case studies

    This study identifies, documents, and assesses the existing levels of awareness and implementation of sustainability practices amongst the different participants in the Lebanese construction industry. The analysis is based on a survey of owners, designers, and contractors supplemented with four case studies illustrating the recycling of construction demolition waste (CDW). The results indicate an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Commercial Varennes, Québec (Canada)

    Status: Under development Feedstock: Sorted industrial, commercial and institutional waste Planned Product: Cellulosic Ethanol Expected Capacity: 38 million litres/ 10 million gallons per year Enerkem and GreenField Ethanol are planning to build Québec's first full-scale cellulosic ethanol ...


    By Enerkem

  • Case study: Recycling system improvements

    Challenge A regional U.S. recycler required a more efficient processing solution for separation of construction and demolition waste. Their existing system could not meet the throughput or reliability demands of the incoming C&D waste stream. Approach The customer was proposed a solution integrating GK’s proven FINGER-SCREEN™ vibratory ...


    By General Kinematics

  • Similarities and synergies between mineral processing and recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste

    Recycled aggregates from Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW) can replace natural aggregates in applications such as road construction and concrete production, but in the latter instance there are stringent quality requirements. This paper proposes the application of mineral dressing concepts to the characterisation of C&DW. The main strengths and drawbacks of dry and wet separation processes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Demolition and Rigging Newsletter December 2010

    December 2010 Outrigger  - Demolition and Rigging Newsletter At R. Baker & Son we like to keep our customers and potential customers up to date with what's happening here at the company. With open communication in mind we have developed The Outrigger, a quarterly newsletter designed to inform our customers, suppliers and other interested parties about ...

  • Tana’s shredder treatment doubled the value of recycled material

    The purpose of Tana’s customer’s business is to minimize the amount of waste deposited in landfills, help keeping the environment clean and save non-renewable natural resources. The customer was looking for a shredder that could shred most of the waste fractions they received: industrial and commercial waste, construction and demolition wood, pieces of furniture and different kinds of ...


    By Tana Oy

  • The Challenge

    The Challenge: Safely Dismantle an Old GM Foundry   Lapeer-based demolition company remediates toxins,  clears down to concrete slab High reach equipment taking down ...

  • A Customer's Success Story

    Tear it down. Strip the metal out. Pulverize the concrete. Shred it. Shear it. Dice it up and get it out of here. Bring it all down and start over. The idea of a total demolition job may sound haphazard and uncontrolled – but large-scale dismantling firms like North American Dismantling Corp. have moved far beyond the days of just swinging away with a wrecking ...

  • A tailor-made C&D waste solution

    With the recent EU commitment to recycling - 70% of all construction and demolition waste by 2020 - we all need to focus on how we can meet these targets. And here are CDE we have built up a vast level of knowledge and experience in this area. Consistent delivery 5 The CDE approach has always been to pro- L vide the best solution possible for each y customer, which means extensive ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Added value for Yorkshire aggregates

    Yorkshire Aggregates have become the latest company to install a recycling plant from Co.Tyrone-based CDE Ireland with an 80 tonnes/h plant now operational at their site in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Yorkshire Aggregates are one of the most prominent names in the construction products and recycling industry in the north of England with a number of branches to the business. In addition to the new ...


    By CDEnviro

  • R. Baker & Son Rigging and Demolition Newsletter Sept 09

    At R. Baker & Son we like to keep our customers and potential customers up to date with what's happening here at the company. With open communication in mind we have developed The Outrigger, a quarterly newsletter designed to inform our customers, suppliers and other interested parties about the latest industry issues and R. Baker & Son developments. This is the September 2009 ...

  • Indicators to assess the recovery of natural resources contained in demolition waste

    Demolition waste materials are one of the major industrial waste deposits in many countries and represent an important quantity of potential resources that are not exploited, because the major part of these wastes go to landfill. Indeed, recycling or recovery of demolition waste can reduce the need of primary natural resources. This article gives indicators and a method to analyse demolition ...


    By SAGE Publications

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