Organic Waste Articles

  • Case study - Wastewater lagoon cover stops odor complaints

    Problem: United Liquid Waste Recycling (ULWR) successfully recycles food and beverage waste into valuable by-products such as fertilizer. Odors from their anaerobic treatment process needed to be stopped to enable ULWR in Watertown Wisconsin to expand. Their two lagoon anaerobic digesters needed an affordable system to control odors. ULWR injects their valuable fertilizer into farm fields twice ...

  • Fresh look at organics bans and waste recycling laws

    Approximately 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted annually. At a time when millions of Americans are food insecure and thousands of farmers struggle to stay afloat, the negative consequences of wasting food extend far beyond the environmental impacts and loss of resources that could have been otherwise allocated. There are great opportunities for food waste reduction at the federal ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • SAVORTEX Makes Finalist – Building Technology Of The Year 2016 - Case Study

    SAVORTEX smart hand dryers makes finalist for BusinessGreen Technology Awards 2016 The innovation and green credentials of SAVORTEX’s transformational technology has been recognised with its shortlisting for the 2016 Building Technology of the Year BusinessGreen Technology Awards. The winner of this prestigious award will be revealed at the IET London in Savoy Place on Friday ...


    By SAVORTEX Ltd

  • Hungarian city makes giant leap into recycling with an advanced sorting plant - Case Study

    Settlements in the southeast region of Hungary, which previously sent all their municipal solid waste (MSW) to landfill, now have a state-of-the-art MSW sorting system near Békéscsaba that can process up to 120,000 tonnes of waste per year. The ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Removal of methylene blue by adsorption on aluminosilicate waste: equilibrium, kinetic and thermodynamic parameters

    An aluminosilicate waste (AW) was investigated as adsorbent for methylene blue (MB) dye. AW was characterized by petrography, X-ray diffractometry, X-ray fluorescence, scanning electron microscopy, thermogravimetry and zeta potential measurements. It was found that AW contains kaolinite, and other minor components such as quartz, muscovite, smectite, siderite, pyrite and organic compounds. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Heterogeneous Fenton-like discoloration of organic dyes catalyzed by porous schorl ceramisite

    Due to the difficult separation of superfine schorl powder (SSP) from solution after being used, millimetre-scale porous schorl ceramisite (PSC) was obtained through solid-phase sintering method and used as a heterogeneous catalyst for Fenton-like discoloration of organic dyes. SSP and PSC were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and field emission ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study: New Tennessee Waste-To-Energy Plant

    Clean Conversion Infrastructure Addition To Give Lebanon Renewable Energy PHG Energy will provide the vibrant and growing Middle Tennessee city of Lebanon with a new method of sustainable waste disposal and renewable energy production when this system is completed in 2016. Commercial wood waste that was previously dumped into in area landfills, hundreds of tons of scrap tires, and ...


    By PHG Energy, LLC

  • 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

  • BioCycle World

    BioCycle REFOR16 Updates BioCycle’s 16th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling, October 17-20, 2016 at the Royal Caribe in Orlando, Florida is the only national biogas conference for the biogas industry organized by the leaders of the U.S. Biogas Industry — BioCycle and the American Biogas Council (ABC). Articles in this issue’s ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Solution Driven Organics Recycler

    Ag Choice hauls, depackages and produces animal feed and compost. Founders Jay and Jill Fischer embrace new opportunities, and then figure out how to maximize efficiencies and profitability. BioCycle first visited Ag Choice in 2007, two years after Jay and Jill Fischer started their organics collection and composting enterprise in Andover, New Jersey. At the time, composting was an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Organics Recycling In North Carolina

    A recent study by state agency analyzed organic materials recycled since 2011, as well as food waste recovered in 2015. Findings show substantial organics recycling capacity. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) released a study in June 2016 analyzing the organic materials recycled since 2011, as well as food waste recovered in 2015. The facility reporting ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Coalition “Feeds The Need” In California County

    The Waste Not Orange County Coalition is a public-private partnership that increases the flow of — and access to — wholesome nutrition for food-insecure families. Dr. Eric Handler is a pediatrician — and the Public Health Officer for Orange County, California. Over four years ago, he was attending a meeting in Sacramento, the state capital, and met Mark Lowry, Director ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • GTI’s Cover Crucial Part of Slave Lake Pulp’s Biomethanation and Power Generation Project

    The Customer: Slave Lake Pulp, a subsidiary of West Fraser Mills Ltd., is a 240,000-tonne-per-year Bleached-Chemi-Thermo-Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) mill located in northern Alberta, Canada. The mill primarily processes aspen to produce market pulp for the global market. The Customer’s Needs: Slave Lake Pulp was treating its high-strength wastewater in a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Editorial: Going For Gold

    Production of August BioCycle overlaps with the Summer Olympic games in Rio. Watching athletes from around the world put themselves out there in hopes of winning the gold is inspiring, sometimes breathtaking. The rigor of training, the intensity of competition, the dedication and discipline — are there parallels to our world of organics recycling? First there is the obvious. Retail compost ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Energy Consultant's Guide to a Green Energy Brief

    A practical overview of how Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology can be specified to meet a green energy brief  When a green energy brief talks about conserving energy, reducing energy costs, reducing CO2 emissions, and improving the reliability of energy supply, energy consultants should consider Combined Heat and Power (CHP), ...


    By ENER-G

  • Case study - Primary settling tanks covering to prevent odors emission

    Primary settling tanks covering to prevent odors emission at the Cambrils Waste Water Treatment Plant The Catalan Water Agency (ACA) commissioned a project aiming to minimize odor emission from a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) located in Cambrils (Tarragona) that suffered from bothersome smells coming from the primary settling tanks. Occasionally, ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Golf and a Small Anaerobic Digester

    Golf course associations and golf clubs around the world are looking at ways to improve the sport’s environmental criteria.  Sustainable developments and low carbon footprint operations are the name of the game.  As golf courses use fertiliser for the courses, power for the maintenance machinery, and power for the golf carts, there are many areas where sustainability of the sport ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • Characterization of dissolved organic matter in the secondary effluent of pulp and paper mill wastewater before and after coagulation treatment

    Meeting the regulatory discharge standards for pulp and paper mill wastewater has become ever more difficult because of its recalcitrant and colored dissolved organic matter (DOM). In this study, the variation of DOM from the secondary effluent of pulp and paper mill wastewater before and after coagulation was investigated based on hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity, apparent molecular weight (MW) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Making India`s waste streams sustainable

    MIT researchers are developing a decision-support tool to help cities in India sustainably manage the societal and environmental impacts of their waste. The massive Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai has become the most visible emblem of an increasingly serious nationwide problem for India: what to do with its trash. Deonar’s towers of garbage are ...

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