Landfill Management Articles

  • Recycling Myths Busted

    Like most industries, the recycling industry is not immune to popular myths that have perpetuated over time.  While not all are harmful, recycling myths become exaggerated and create false perceptions that can lead to bad business decisions or negative environmental impacts.  It is important to know the truth about waste handling and recycling processes and equipment so that we can all ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Fuel preparation technology – the latest safety considerations

    The specifications for new fuel preparation technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, as industry innovation continues apace. But when it comes to investing in waste shredders that help manufacture cement fuels, which criteria should top the procurement wish-list in 2018? With more than 25 years’ experience in this sector, Peter Streinik, head of UNTHA’s waste shredding ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Weather monitoring at German Landfills - Case Study

    According to the Landfill Regulation and Federal Emission Law in Germany it is mandatory on landfills to monitor weather data such as temperature, precipitation, evaporation, wind direction and speed. This is not only good for environmental protection purposes but also for the residents nearby. In this regard two new Lufft weather stations and one Lufft wind sensor were set up recently in Hamberg ...

  • Recycling Apartment Building Cardboard

    How to manage cardboard waste in apartment building complexes using quality Harmony vertical cardboard balers.  Online shopping has created a large influx of cardboard waste in residential buildings all over the world.  Apartment managers cannot afford to add this cardboard to the weekly compactor deposits and hauling schedules.  Throwing this cardboard away adds an additional ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Value-driven recycling at Fareway Stores - Case Study

    With 100 grocery stores across Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Nebraska, maintaining the recycling and trash for Fareway Stores is no easy task. But they have the equipment, systems, and staff in place to make it efficient. Leo Hickey, who has been responsible for the “In Store” maintenance since 1993 explains, “Each of the 100 Fareway Stores has one ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • ReStore – Recycling building materials and cardboard too! - Case Study

    Each year, ReStore in New Brighton, Minnesota keeps at least 690 tons of Twin Cities building materials from entering the landfill! With amazing recycling results under their belt, Restore is always aiming at doing more to help the Earth. They are building a new ReStore in South Minneapolis, scheduled to ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Plastic as a Persistent Marine Pollutant

    Abstract Synthetic organic polymers—or plastics—did not enter widespread use until the 1950s. By 2015, global production had increased to 322 million metric tons (Mt) year−1, which approaches the total weight of the human population produced in plastic every year. Approximately half is used for packaging and other disposables, 40% of plastic waste is not accounted ...


    By Annual Reviews

  • Optimizing electrocoagulation process using experimental design for COD removal from unsanitary landfill leachate

    Leachate is the most difficult wastewater to be treated due to its complex content and high pollution release. For this reason, since it is not possible to be treated with a single process, a pre-treatment is needed. In the present study, a batch electrocoagulation reactor containing aluminum and iron electrodes was used to reduce chemical oxygen demand (COD) from landfill leachate (Tunceli, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why we need to recycle plastic

    In a recent article for Forbes, Trevor Nace, geologist, adventurer, and founder of Science Trends, expressed his concern about not recycling plastic. Worldwide people buy a million plastic ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Wood here, plastic there ... Redevelopment, renovation, urban reuse

    Redevelopment, renovation, urban reuse; these are the types of interventions that are helping many construction companies in public and private sector whilst in almost total absence of new built. These are usually small activities which are ideally suited for construction companies specialized on restructuring and refurbishment sites; in many occasions the total removal of obsolete buildings ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Hybrid Geosynthetic Solution for Rail Track on Expansive Clay, Geo-Americas 2016 Conference Proceedings, Kief (2016)

    Challenge – Reducing Track Maintenance on Expansive Clay Areas of expansive weak clay subgrades invariably change as a result of seasonal changes in moisture content. For rail track in these areas, the resultant heaving and shrinking causes severe degradation of rail alignment, requiring extensive maintenance. One such area is northern Israel, where the Israel Railway Authority ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • Keeping APCr out of Landfill

    The CIWM have recently featured an article by our very own Dr David Deegan in the latest edition of their magazine. The article explains why Tetronics International were unhappy to be informed recently that Defra ministers had taken the decision not to remove the ...

  • Packaged Polymer Injection Dewatering System - Case Studies

    Case Study Number 1 Industry: Oil & Gas, Mining and Civil Waste Management Application: Treatment of Waste Drilling Fluids for Recycling Location: Brisbane, Australia Configuration: 20’ Explosion Proof HMI Dewatering System with VFD Driven EE-1448HD Centrifuge. Objective: Wastewater Treatment Sludge Dewatering in Order to Facilitate Landfill ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Challenges at MSW Landfill Sites

    Covering the day’s trash at the landfill Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations. Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Geosynthetics and their impact on Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)

    Abstract The impact of geosynthetics in a pavement structure will skew the estimate of damage over time, due to pavement distresses if appropriate testing has not been conducted on them. This article speaks to how geosynthetics can be incorporated into the MEPDG to ascertain how a design will be affected due to load (traffic) and environmental (climate) stresses. It has been ...


    By Nilex

  • Comparing nonreinforced and internally reinforced GCL

    Water is one of the most destructive forces on the planet, eroding everything from continents to human-made wonders. Water is also a vector by which contaminants spread from landfills and other waste reservoirs. Therefore, creating effective water seals has been a top concern in construction. For many years, factory-fabricated clay products have been the barrier of choice against water and other ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Rugged Pumps Survive at Puente Hills Landfill - Case Study

    QED Pumps are the Pumps of Choice at North America's Largest Landfill The Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, California, is the largest operating landfill in North America based on daily tonnage received. Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California, it is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. It has received ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • South Texas Landfill − Case Study

    During 2011, four QED Precision Fine Tune Control Valves™ were installed in wells at a south Texas landfill. The following graphs show the composition of the landfill gas and flow data before and after the installation of the Control Valves in Wells 07, 54, 78, and 90. The closest neighboring well on the same trunk line, using a gate valve for flow control, was also chosen for an additional ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • AutoPumps Manage Landfill Leachate to Keep Methane Flowing - Case Study

    Green Bay adds Gas-to-Energy Facility to 30-year-old Landfil Brown County East Landfill in Green Bay, Wisconsin recently completed a feasibility study that determined it would be economically sound to convert methane gas into electrical energy by electric generators to the site. Two new Cat 3516A+ engines are projected to come on line in December of this year, housed in a new 30 x 100 ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Landfill pumps for Gas well dewatering - Case Study

    AutoPumps Keep the Power On for Thousands of Florida Homes Waste Management's Springhill Regional Landfill near Campbellton, Florida generates "green" energy by extracting and burning the methane in landfill gas. Its $7 million landfill gas energy (LFGE) plant, with six large Caterpillar engines running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is capable of producing 4.8 million watts of power. ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

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