Organic Waste Articles

  • Transformation of the waste business influences all business owners

    Even if recycling was expensive and unprofitable in the past, it will not be that in the future. We need to stop landfilling valuable materials for the sake of our business and for the sake of the globe. A huge, global transformation in waste management has already begun. The biggest driver of change is related legislation that makes us shift towards recycling and material recovery. The pace ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Geophysical applications to solid waste analysis

    Abstract: Case studies of regional landfills show that electromagnetic geophysical methods can accurately and inexpensively define boundaries and thickness of waste. Degradation of putrescible solid waste generates conductive leachate that can be imaged with a frequency-domain terrain conductivity meter. Terrain conductivity measurements can be modified through a simple algorithm based upon ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • Case study - MBT Posen

    Engineering and planning, procurement, production and delivery of machinery and materials handling as well as installation and commissioning of parts of a plant for mechanical and biological treatment. Customer: ZZO Poznan Retention: October 2014 Acceptance: June 2016 Input: Biowaste ...


    By Eggersmann Anlagenbau

  • Case study - RDF plant Tel Aviv

    Engineering and planning, procurement, production and delivery of the complete plant engineering as well as installation and commissioning. Retention: September 2012 Throughput: 540,000 Mg/a Operational time: at least 6,200 Mg/a Input: municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial ...


    By Eggersmann Anlagenbau

  • Big Apple goes big on organics recycling

    NYC Will Have Largest Organic Waste Curbside Collection Program in Nation “DSNY’s Expansion of Food Scraps and Yard Waste Collection in Queens Makes Program Available to More Than 961,000 Residents” So read the headline of a November 14 press release from the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) that announced DSNY’s expansion of food scraps ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Editorial: Full Steam Ahead

    As 2016 comes to a close, let’s step back and assess the “State of the BioCycle Community.” It’s useful to filter our assessment through the lens of BioCycle founder Jerome (Jerry) Goldstein, who wrote the following in “A Statement of Purpose” in the Spring 1960 Premier Issue: “We are publishers and editors thoroughly convinced that there is a need to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Monster 3-shred grinders helps reclaim food bank waste - Case Study

    Multiple entities partner to divert food waste from landfills Problem: Food Composting system must breakdown mixed packaged waste for processing Solution: Low Speed, High Torque JWC 3-SHRED Grinder The statistics surrounding food waste in the United States can only be described as staggering. More than 30 percent of the ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • 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

  • A culture of improvement: Defining the role of scale and sustainability in building big projects

    In this interview with McKinsey’s Tony Hansen, CH2M Chairman and CEO Jacqueline Hinman discusses a wide range of issues, including dealing with environmental issues, the Olympics, attracting female talent, and the impact of Brexit. In this interview with McKinsey & Company’s Tony Hansen, CH2M Chairman and CEO  ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Characteristics and sources analysis of riverine chromophoric dissolved organic matter in Liaohe River, China

    Chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in riverine systems can be affected by environmental conditions and land-use, and thus could provide important information regarding human activities in surrounding landscapes. The optical properties of water samples collected at 42 locations across the Liaohe River (LHR, China) watershed were examined using UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Effects of different substrates in the mitigation of algae-induced high pH wastewaters in a pilot-scale free water surface wetland system

    Waste stabilization ponds (WSPs), as part of municipal wastewater treatment strategies, can exhibit variability in performance due to climatic conditions. Under elevated temperature and strong solar radiation, algal blooms and subsequent high pH effluents have often been observed. In this study, four substrates (gravel, peat, organic mulch, and topsoil) were evaluated for their ability to ...


    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

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