Plastics Recycling Articles

  • LED Applications for Oil and Gas Refining and Processing

    Oil and gas processing facilities are unsafe due to the existence of hazardous compounds during operations. When addressing such issues, companies in the sector may deploy explosion proof lighting systems to prevent the ignition of sparks created from the electrical equipment. The adoption of LED technology in oil and gas refineries has helped reinforce key safety measures associated with ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • Railroad Tie Facility Wastewater Treatment of Aromatic Hydrocarbons

    Facility Backgorund Amerities South built a new state-of the-art facility economically benefiting the surrounding Hope AR communities. The process goal of this project was the efficient removal of biomass and other constituents (both suspended and dissolved) from a rail road tie plant wastewater stream. The wastewater consists primarily of TSS, BOD and FOG and other polynuclear ...


    By Auquix, LLC

  • Separating micro pollutants by an innovative membrane process.

    Combined adsorption of micro pollutants on activated carbon and membrane filtration of MICRODYN-NADIR has proven an alternative to the established activated carbon/precipitation/sand filtration process. Contamination of the environment by micro pollutants has clearly been proved by now. Due to the high concentration of microorganisms and the contamination by antibiotics coming from animal ...


    By MICRODYN-NADIR GmbH

  • Meet the Team - Stefanie Mayer, Test Center Manager, shares her application findings

    Q: How would you describe your role at TOMRA Sorting and what does it involve? My role at TOMRA Sorting is the management of our main Test Center Recycling in Koblenz. This includes the planning of customer tests, testing of new applications and giving technical ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Case study - MBT Wrexham

    Planning, delivery, installation, commissioning, testing and turnkey delivery of a plant for mechanical-biological treatment of municipal waste. Customer: FCC Environment Throughput: (50,000 Mg/a): 33,500 Mg/a Household waste and 16,500 Mg/a Commercial waste Commissioning: March/April 2015 ...


    By Eggersmann Anlagenbau

  • Are Fines Reducing Your Hydrocarbon Production?

    Although choosing frac sand can reduce completions design cost initially, there can be short-term and long-term issues: Proppant flowback, proppant embedment, and decreased fracture conductivity, in addition to fines, can negatively affect hydrocarbon production. What are fines? Fines are generated by crushing of proppant, by erosion of sand on the fracture face during treatment, ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • Plastic Recycling Industry - Case Study

    Introduction Bottle Recycling has been on the uprise for a number of decades. As the global community becomes more aware of the practices and benefits of reuse and recycling of plastics, they are also demanding that better controls be put in place by the manufacturers, corporations, environmental agencies and end users. This promotes these groups to look toward new technologies that are ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Oil Well Production Water - Case Study

    Introduction Clean Water Technology, Inc. (CWT) is a global water and wastewater treatment firm serving Clients worldwide. The Colombian based SAIDA S.A. (Soluciones Ambientales Integrales de La Amazonia “SAIDA”), provides wastewater treatment for several oil well processors in the area. With increased production from several of their Clients, SAIDA needed to expand their Waste ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Axion: is ‘storing’ waste plastics better than burning?

    As global temperatures head for potentially catastrophic levels, landfilling rather than burning waste plastics might be better for the environment, suggests Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers. Landfill or incineration: what is the best disposal route for our waste plastic materials? Large numbers of energy-from-waste (EfW) plants exist right across Europe and many of ...

  • High-innovative and crucial investment added great value for Chania, Greece

    Overview The DEDISA waste management plant is located in the prefecture of Chania, which is a prefecture of the island of Crete, in the south of Greece. This integrated waste-processing centre serves a population of 155 000 inhabitants, which represents around 25% of the island’s total population. The Chania area also provides 88,000 beds for tourists, and most of the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Reliability and prepress technology deciding factors when Stena Recycling chose Presona

    Stena Recycling in Kristianstad, Sweden, is featuring a new Presona LP 100 DH4S baler, increasing its baling capacity and ensuring production with a minimum of stoppages. Stena Recycling’s Kristianstad facility is one of the company’s 165 recycling plants in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Poland and manages a wide variety of materials from municipal and business ...


    By Presona AB

  • Plastic Open Head Drums VS Tight Head Drums

    When you are buying plastic drums, you are often going to run into the choice of plastic open head drums or tight head drums. While the differences might seem small, they can mean a world of difference for your business. For some, the answer is a no-brainer because the materials they are used to package will require sealing, in which the tight head is naturally for liquids, but open head drums ...


    By Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co.

  • Plastic Pails and Their Different Tops

    Pails are typically defined as being containers in which the person can carry with one hand. While they are designed with one-hand in mind, the quality of contents within can sometimes vary regarding necessary strength. With pail being made with versatility in mind (.6 gallon to 6.5 gallons has quite a difference) so do the lids that go on top. There are two main types of pails, open head, and ...


    By Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co.

  • Complete supply chain approach is essential for success

    Richard McKinlay, Senior Engineer at resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting suggests the recycling industry and infrastructure needs to move to a complete supply chain approach if it is to thrive and succeed. The recent failures of several well-known plastic recyclers has caused concern and led some to question the future viability of this sector. Although these failures were influenced by ...

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE technology, Inpex Ichthys LNG - Australia

    Inpex Ichthys Project, Browse Basin, 220 km of Western Australia 8.9 million tons LNG/year; 1.6 million tons LPG/year; 100.000 barrels Condensate/day. Central Processing Facility on Semi-Submersible Platform separates Condensate and Gas. Gas is sent by pipeline to Darwin. Condensate is stored on FPSO. The MPPE unit is located on the FPSO. ...

  • Tips for Complying with the New York City Recycling Mandates.

    The NYC Department of Sanitation (DOS) states that it’s illegal for recyclables to be collected in the same bag as garbage. Here’s 5 top tips to help you avoid facing penalties: 1. Keep recycling and trash together. Reduce your stream ...

  • CANDI Plastic opts for new QR-class for material recycling

    First real-life application for the UNTHA QR-class: In July this year, CANDI Plastic Recycling began using a QR1700 shredder for ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Not All Frac Sand is Created Equal

    Frac sand is the most commonly used proppant. The term “proppant” is used because it literally props open fractures enabling the oil or gas to flow out. Without proppant, there is no hydraulic fracturing, and without hydraulic fracturing there is no opening or stimulation of tight oil and gas plays. E&P (exploration and production) companies pump proppants based on ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • Plastics recycling industry ‘Wish List’ for a rapid transition to a Circular Economy

    The producers of automobiles and electronics across Europe have been given the responsibility for the end-of-life capture, collection and recycling or recovery of the products that they put on the market. Under this Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation the focus is placed upon ‘polluter pays’ by making branded manufacturers and importers share the financial burden of the ...

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