Municipal Waste Articles

  • How to set up an office recycling program

    The Paperless Project states the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and 45% of paper used by office workers is trash by the end of the day. CalRecycle reports that over 785,000 tons of recyclable office paper are disposed ...

  • The Low Down on Pipes: A Look at Municipal Water

    We manufacture our portable remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and pipe crawlers for a variety of different industries and applications. Due to their robust design and versatility, Deep Trekker products have proven to be the ideal tools for many professionals and ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • What can other emerging markets learn from Peru’s embracement of recycling?

    Increased awareness of recycling in emerging markets can have a significant effect on adoption, as Peru’s efforts illustrate. The increase in the prevalence of recycling initiatives around the globe over the past 100 years has been exponential and is now firmly on government and social agendas in several countries. However, while initiatives and cultural thinking has been ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Case Study: Municipal Sustainability

    PHGE Brings Renewable Energy, Diverts Wood & Sludge from Landfill Progressive civic leaders in Covington, TN, knew there was a better solution to disposing of wood waste and sludge than hauling thousands of tons to a landfill every year and paying tipping fees. PHG Energy designed and installed the company’s first municipal gasification system at the city’s waste water ...


    By PHG Energy, LLC

  • IoT Technology Increases Municipal Waste Management Efficiency

    You’ve probably come across an overflowing trash bin at least once or twice if you live in a major city. That’s because cities generate more waste than other areas of residency. For example, the City of Chicago accounts for nearly 70% of all waste generated in the state of Illinois, which isn’t all that surprising knowing that population density tends to be higher in cities. ...


    By One Plus Corp.

  • Mercaptan Odor Control - CAIROX® Potassium Permanganate

    In municipal and industrial waste treatment, hydrogen sulfide is not the only offensive gas generated from anaerobic decomposition. Mercaptans (RSH) are the organic equivalent to hydrogen sulfide and more odorous at 1/1000th the concentration. Mercaptans are naturally occurring from the degradation of sulfur containing organics (proteins, etc.). A table of commonly found mercaptans is presented ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • What is Zero Waste?

    Over the past five years or so, leading solid waste and recycling organizations, communities and businesses across the country have increasingly embraced Zero Waste. Zero Waste policies and programs establish practical ways to eliminate waste and safely reuse, recycle or compost discarded products and packaging. However, there has been confusion in the marketplace due to the many definitions of ...

  • Biggest Water Treatment Concerns for Communities/Municipalities and the Ways of Addressing These Issues

    Water treatment is currently one of the terms that fall within the category of emergency quite well. About 1.4 billion people all over the globe are dealing with varying levels of water scarcity, and this is increasing at alarming levels. Not just the treatment, higher emphasis is being given on finding the alternative water sources as well. Though it’s a universal concern (rural as well as ...

  • What does Brexit mean for demand of UK Refuse

    Demand for UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports to fill up incinerator capacity in Europe is likely to continue even if Britain leaves the European Union in June, waste experts have suggested. The market for the export of UK waste to the mainland, especially the Netherlands, is to be viewed as one which has a high degree of certainty going forward: Brexit or no Brexit. The export of UK waste is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • What does Brexit mean for demand of UK Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)?

    Demand for UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports to fill up incinerator capacity in Europe is likely to continue even if Britain leaves the European Union in June, waste experts have suggested. The market for the export of UK waste to the mainland, especially the Netherlands, is to be viewed as one which has a high degree of certainty going forward: Brexit or no Brexit. The export of UK ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • BioCycle Portals To Organics Recycling In U.S. & Canada

    Updated BioCycle FindAComposter.com and the brand new BioCycle FindADigester.com and FindOrganicsHauler.com are launched and open for listings. In April 2007, BioCycle launched FindAComposter.com®, a publicly searchable database of composting facilities in the United States and Canada. The intent was to make it easy to find composting facilities to divert organic waste streams as well as buy ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What factors are influencing waste to energy capacity requirements in the UK and Europe?

    What factors are influencing waste to energy capacity requirements in the UK and Europe? How can the EU balance its EFW capacity going forward? As growth in municipal recycling has slowed to a crawl over the last five years, after racing from 11.2% in 2000/01 to 41.5% in 2010/11, the European target of 50% recycling by 2020 is beginning to look increasingly challenging. Let alone the 65% ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Alternative Fuel from Waste

    Alternative Fuel From Waste Municipal waste has always been seen by the public as the foul-smelling waste that nobody wants near home. In the last decades due to the cost increasing of raw materials for heating and electric energy production, it has begun to evaluate and use waste as an “alternative” energy source. ...

  • Analysis of the impact of the industrial fat, oil and grease (FOG) on a municipal wastewater treatment plant by means Respirometry and microscopic Bioindication

    The main impact that the industrial fat, oil and grease (FOG) could make in a municipal wastewater treatment plant is mainly coming from its slowly biodegradable COD (sbCOD) The wastewater entering in a municipal WWTP tends to include a percentage of slowly biodegradable COD in the range of 35 to 65% of the total COD; but when this percentage surpasses the habitual range, normally it is due to ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • Pioneering a smart and sustainable waste collection system for Dubai

    Intercare Group of companies holds exclusive viewing of its innovative 'Arabian Palm' - a unique prototype that combines various intelligent functions to offer the residents of Dubai a 'smart' solution in waste management. Intercare Group introduced the Arabian Palm to Dubai Municipality officials at an exclusive event held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. The prototype is an offering ...


    By HABA Products - Elo Group Oy

  • Mercaptan odor control - case study

    Background In municipal and industrial waste treatment, hydrogen sulfide is not the only offensive gas generated from anaerobic decomposition. Mercaptans (RSH) are the organic equivalent to hydrogen sulfide and more odorous at 1/1000th the concentration. Mercaptans are naturally occurring from the degradation of sulfur containing organics (proteins, etc.).   A table of ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Cellulose recovery from municipal wastewater

    During Aquatech 2015 the Dutch technology developer Brightwork set in the spotlight the recovery of cellulose from waste water. The project Cellulose Assisted Dewatering of Sludge (CADoS) aims at separating cellulose fibres from toilet paper from waste water using finescreening technology. After separation the fibres serve as a filter aid for effective dewatering of biological sludge. The ...

  • Thermal plasma processing in the production of value added products from municipal solid waste (MSW) derived sources

    Abstract The disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is an increasingly difficult challenge for communities. Advanced thermal treatment (ATT) technologies, such as Gasplasma®, have been specifically developed to effectively utilise wastes to generate clean electrical power. An added beneficial feature of this process is the conversion of ash-type materials in the MSW to ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Effect of organic fouling on micro-pollutant rejection in membrane bioreactor treating municipal solid waste landfill leachate

    Effect of membrane fouling on the removal of micro-pollutants from municipal solid waste landfill leachate, i.e. 4-methyl-2,6-di-tert-butylphenol (BHT), bisphenol A (BPA), and bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), in membrane bioreactor (MBR) was investigated. Modifications of membrane surface properties were analyzed to determine their relationship with their removals. Membrane fouling was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of organic loading rate on the performance of two-stage anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW)

    Two-stage anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) was carried out: hydrolysis and acidogenesis in a continuous anaerobic hydrolytic leach bed (AHLB) reactor loaded at different rates (Bv = 3.8–7 gVSSL−1d−1) and methanogenesis of leachates, diluted with municipal wastewater in an upflow anaerobic ...


    By IWA Publishing

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