Domestic Waste Articles

  • What 2017 holds for Energy from Waste in the UK

    The UK’s EfW industry has enjoyed two decades of stable investment under the public private partnership (PPP)/public finance initiative (PFI) regime. This has led to a reduction in the amount of biodegradable household waste sent to landfill via the construction of local authority-backed EfW plants and contributed to an increase in recycling rates by incorporating facilities that remove ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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

  • Cool energy saving: how to cut energy waste from refrigeration and chilling

    With an ongoing focus on energy and carbon management and cutting costs, the FMCG sector has a need to achieve energy savings, and refrigeration and chilling is the perfect place to focus. Whether it be manufacturing processes, food storage in distribution centres, or the operation of supermarket displays, ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Milton Keynes, UK - Case Study

    Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park: putting Circular Economy thinking into practice Background Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park is a world-class waste treatment facility, which is due to be fully operational in 2016. The facility aims to deal with Milton Keynes’ black bag waste in a sustainable way by incorporating three different types of treatment on one ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Urban domestic wastewater: how to reduce individual injection?

    The present paper aims to identify ways to reduce pollution injected by residents in the urban wastewater network system. Two approaches are considered. The first one uses flow and pollutant calculation to test whether a polluter can easily be identified in a neighborhood. The second approach uses a survey to examine what incentive would be most effective to influence residents’ behavior. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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)

  • Vietnam​ searches for solutions to deal with domestic e-waste

    Much of the world’s electronic waste ends up in Vietnam — not only cell phones, computers, printers and TVs, but also items many people may not think of when they consider e-waste, such as washing machines, microwaves and fans. This waste is often burned or dumped in landfills where toxicants ...


    By Ensia

  • China biodiesel industry encourages foreign investments

    On January 23, 2015, China's National Energy Administration issued a biodiesel industry development plan (available in Chinese) to improve the biodiesel sector. The plan encouraged the production of cleaner fuels as well as the use of renewable fuels by promoting foreign companies' ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • Modeling the household water consumption and solid waste generation in urban areas of developing countries by means of socioeconomic variables

    The paper proposes two predictive models for water consumption and solid waste generation based on socioeconomic variables. These models were developed based on socioeconomic, water consumption and solid waste generation data from Belo Horizonte and validated for the city of Porto Alegre, confirming the intrinsic correlation between per capita income and the above mentioned features. The low ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Investigation of the household hazardous waste stream in a Hellenic municipality

    Hazardous waste (HW) in small quantities generated by households is often dumped into the mixed household waste. A variety of chemicals was recorded during a field research presented in the present paper. Aspects analysed in this work contribute to the categorisation of household hazardous waste (HHW) and quantification of them since lack of generation and composition data was noted in Greece. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mechanistic study of Cd adsorption through esterification and acetylation of novel biosorbent Gallus Domesticus chemically modified biomaterial for heavy metal

    The inevitable expansion of industries for development is at the cost of release of industrial pollutants into the natural reservoirs of the environment. Biosorption is becoming an important component in the integrated approach to the treatment of aqueous effluents. The adsorption properties of Gallus Domesticus are determined as a function of batch operating conditions including contact time, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental and social impacts of domestic dog waste in the UK: investigating barriers to behavioural change in dog walkers

    This study sought to investigate the behaviour and attitudes of dog walkers to picking up and disposing of dog foul, with a specific focus on bagged dog waste. Two research methods were utilised. The first explores locational and social factors influencing dog walkers’ behaviour in picking up and disposing of dog faeces. Dog waste audits were conducted on popular dog walking paths in Lancashire. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why waste management

    Since 1973 we are a part of environmentally friendly and economical shredding systems for all types of waste. Since 1973 MERCODOR GmbH Sondermaschinenbau KG (Special Products), Frankfurt/Main, The company’s shredding systems are used for the reduction of waste volume in various commercial and industrial applications, including hotels, hospitals, commercial kitchens and cruise ...

  • Rare earth industry: integration of excess speed intractable dilemma

    Pattern of disorderly development is changing the rare earth industry and waste of resources, China continued to increase in recent years, the rare earth industry consolidation efforts, and gradually form a pattern of Baotou Steel Rare Earth and other large enterprises as the leading industry. However, capacity expansion and the plight of weak demand is not fundamentally changed, the plight of ...

  • Experimental vs. arbitrary landfill diversion targets

    An experimental method is developed for setting pragmatic short–term landfill diversion targets of municipal waste in emerging economies. Domestic waste composition is shown to be quite uniform throughout developing countries of Africa, Asia and America. Consequently, the method developed in Brazil is readily exportable to other continents with minor numerical adjustments. It consists of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heavy Duty RDF Crushers Installed in Beijing from Harden Crushing

    RDF crushers (two shaft crusher model TS8180) , heavy-duty RDF crushers know for their  powerful, extremely high quality and universal applications from HARDEN Crushing, are now operating in the biggest cement company located in China’s capital Beijing for production of ALTERNATIVE FUELS (RDF) through processing domestic waste, bulky waste, commercial waste as well ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Malang, Indonesia

    Indonesia is an industrious country and the area around Malang, on the the south coast of the island of Java, is a growing industrial center. Phillip Morris maintains a tobacco processing plant in Malang for which Walden, Inc. recently supplied a 10,000 GPD SBR to handle domestic waste from the two-shift a day operation. As usual, the Walden SBR was installed with local labor. The photo below ...


    By Walden, Inc.

  • 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

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