Domestic Waste Articles

  • Jeonju city - Case study

    This landfill outside Jeonju City accepts waste from Jeonju and two small towns nearby; a total of 600 bales/day of household waste and organic waste (30%) is delivered to this landfill. During mid-November 2001, three of our machines were commissioned and they operated under roof-cover 10 hours/day, 6 days/week. No shredder was required and there is a 60% volume reduction during the baling ...


    By Flexus Balasystem AB

  • Meet the Team - Stefanie Mayer, Test Center Manager, shares her application findings

    Q: How would you describe your role at TOMRA Sorting and what does it involve? My role at TOMRA Sorting is the management of our main Test Center Recycling in Koblenz. This includes the planning of customer tests, testing of new applications and giving technical ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Case study - MBT Sofia

    Manufacturing, installation and commissioning of sections of the MBT Sofia - a plant for household waste sorting including a biological drying and subsequent fine sorting of the dried domestic waste. Customer: Consortium Aktor-Helektor Completion: August 2015 Commissioning: September 2015 ...


    By Eggersmann Anlagenbau

  • Gasplasma transformation of waste streams

    The Gasplasma process developed by Advanced Plasma Power is an advanced thermal conversion (ATC) technology which has been developed for the treatment of a wide range of organic and inorganic wastes, including household wastes, hade wastes, wastes derived from landfill, and biomass. These wastes can comprise solid, liquid or gaseous wastes either singularly or in combination. The core Gasplasma ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • An overview of current household waste management in Indonesia: development of a new integrated strategy

    One of the main problems of current socio–economic activities in Indonesia is how to deal with the increasing amounts of household waste generated in urban areas. This paper discusses the main issues of the current management of household waste in Indonesia and analyses its socio–economic factors as well as introduces a new strategy to utilise and reduce household waste for current and future ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable household waste management improvement in Dhaka city, Bangladesh

    The objective of this study is to conduct an economic study to identify the factors which affect households' solid waste generation, households' willingness to pay to improve the solid waste management and households' recycling behaviour in Dhaka City. The results showed that the waste generation of the households in Dhaka City was significantly affected by household size, income and concern ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Which waste fraction makes the most lucrative shredding business?

    Are you specialised in one waste fraction or do you shred all of them? Wood, domestic waste, tyres? Of course, lucrativeness of different waste fractions is largely dependent on the costs of shredding them. Then there are the restrictions your machinery might have. Is you shredder suitable for all fractions or is it optimised for only one type of waste? And if you can use it for shredding ...


    By Tana Oy

  • TR Series captures Irish market

    In the past year, we were able to achieve a prominent position on the Irish waste market: Following tough negotiations and numerous visits to reference sites, we could convince an Irish waste management company of our technology. The company put a post-shredder of the TR series into operation. Before that, our new customer operated a commercial-waste treatment plant with two shredders of a ...

  • Unit pricing of household garbage in Melbourne: improving welfare, reducing garbage, or neither?

    Charging for household garbage collection per unit of waste is becoming more popular. Discussions in the practical literature focus on unit pricing as a way to encourage diversion to recycling and reduction in waste, but the economics literature emphasizes welfare maximization through charging at the marginal social cost. In the present study unit pricing was examined from both perspectives ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • WEEE!! Don’t bin It Recycle IT

    Every year people buy thousands upon thousands of electrical equipment in the UK alone. Every year British people then throw away thousands of electrical items and why not. Since the introduction of the WEEE directive on 1 July 2007 home uses have been able to take their old electrical equipment to the local council house hold waste recycling centre for recycling. All county councils in the UK ...


    By Recycling4you Ltd

  • Vermicomposting of domestic waste by using two epigeic earthworms (Perionyx excavatus and Perionyx sansibaricus)

    The composting potential of two epigeic earthworms (P. excavatus and P. sansibaricus) was studied in 2002 to breakdown the domestic waste under laboratory conditions. The experimental container with P. sansibaricus showed maximum mineralization and decomposition rate than that of P. excavatus. Except for exchangeable K (it was higher (P = 0.004) in a container with P. excavatus), the domestic ...

  • Post-composting techniques of digested household waste

    Compost making is a method of recycling whereby organic waste is broken down to organic soil with the help of oxygen demanding microorganisms. There are different ways of making compost. Some require more labour and an exact procedure has to be followed; others neglect the precise procedure, which has advantages and disadvantages. Organic material, including toilet waste, can also be recovered to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Plasterboard collection trials at household waste recycling centres

    Executive summary Over one million tonnes of waste plasterboard are estimated to be produced each year in the UK from construction and demolition activities. Most of this waste is currently sent to landfill, even though it can easily be recycled. WRAP is working to divert plasterboard waste from landfill by seeking to overcome the barriers to plasterboard recycling. One area of its work is to ...

  • 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

  • Paper fibers as a carbon source for the de novo formation of polychlorinated dioxins and furans

    The formation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDDs/Fs) from carbon that was produced by the pyrolysis of paper fibers and from wood charcoal was investigated experimentally. Fibers obtained from filter paper were pyrolyzed at 300° and 800°C to produce low- and high-temperature carbon samples. The two types of carbon and wood charcoal were mixed with silica ...


    By Springer

  • A Successful Pilot Project of Decentralized Household Waste Management in Brazil

    Present municipalwaste management paradigms in Brazil do not allowfor flexible approaches to solving an extremely dynamic problem. This paper discusses the basic flaws in present thinking models of residents and municipal administrators. Fundamental arguments presented on municipal solid waste relate to nomenclature, destinations, definitions, logistics, social dynamics, social assistance ...


    By Springer

  • Variables Affecting Emissions of PCDD/Fs from Uncontrolled Combustion of Household Waste in Barrels

    ABSTRACT The uncontrolled burning of household waste in barrels has recently been implicated as a major source of airborne emissions of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated ...


    By Arcadis

  • Study on Hazardous Household Waste with a main Emphasis on Hazardous Chemicals

    Introduction The aim of this study is to evaluate national experiences of the management of hazardous products likely to become hazardous household waste (HHW), and to make proposals for strategies for the appropriate management of such products within a lifecycle perspective. The study covers the fifteen Member States and two Accession Countries, namely Hungary and Romania. The data available at ...

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