Recycling Plants Articles

  • Managing California’s ever Changing Biosolids Regulatory Climate through the State’s First Design-Build Biosolids Recycling Facility

     ABSTACT In response to regulatory action, the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (District) implemented a highly diversified biosolids management program that includes two major elements as well as a number of backup options. The District engaged the private sector for the design, finance, construction, ownership, and 20 year operation and of a Biosolids Recycling Facility ...

  • El Monte Valley Recharge Project Final Feasibility Study

    This project marks one of the first projects in California to explore utilizing highly purified recycled water to recharge a groundwater basin to provide a raised groundwater level for habitat restoration, and ultimately utilize the water to augment the local water supply. If implemented, this project could provide the precedent needed for other agencies to follow. HWD is exploring the use of ...

  • Use of recycled plasterboard in unfired clay-gypsum blocks

    Executive summary Over one million tonnes of waste plasterboard are estimated to be produced each year in the UK from construction and demolition activities. Most of this waste is currently sent to landfill, even though it can easily be recycled. WRAP is working to divert plasterboard waste from landfill by seeking to overcome the barriers to plasterboard recycling. One area of its work is to ...

  • Decrease Operating Costs with Water Recycling

    Compliments to the growing competition from NAFTA, tighter environmental regulations, and increasing demand for higher quality finished products, the profits for Fresh Cut Food processors has decreased over the years. Profits canbe as low as a few cents per pound of finished product. Plant managers and engineers are scrambling to find methods of decreasing the processing operating costs and still ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Application of the water cascade analysis technique for water minimisation in a paper mill plant

    The Water Cascade Analysis (WCA) technique was used to identify opportunities for reduction in freshwater usage as well as wastewater generation and to assist in the retrofit of an existing paper mill water distribution network. This procedure involves three key steps; i.e., a global analysis of the present water distribution and consumption, setting the baseline minimum water targets using WCA ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An integrated approach to the optimisation of water usage and discharge in pulp and paper plants

    This paper is aimed at developing a systematic methodology for the cost-effective reduction of water usage and discharge in pulp and paper plants. As the industry moves towards increased system closure, the build-up of Non-Process Elements (NPEs) leads to serious consequences on the process equipment. In response, this paper achieves the following: a mathematical model to track water and primary ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring diversion, recycling progress

    ONE OF the first sessions at the 23rd Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference next month in San Diego is titled “Documenting Waste Diversion.” When the State of California adopted its AB 939 recycling law in 1989, it established a 50 percent waste diversion goal by 2000. Jurisdictions failing to meet that goal would be subject to fines. A number of other states adopted diversion or recycling goals ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The rise of the Fuxing recycling empire

    Yulin Wang is a typical example of the new generation of young but passionate Chinese entrepreneurs. In just 10 years, he has built something of a recycling empire comprising plastics, paper and metals interests. His Hangzhou Fuxing group of companies has its headquarters in the Chinese town of Hangzhou but also operates plants in Europe and Turkey. The word ‘workaholic’ could have been invented ...

  • Alternative Project Delivery California`s First Design-Build-Own-Operate Biosolids Recycling Facility

    ABSTACTThe Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (District) engaged the private sector for the design, finance, construction, ownership, and 20 year operation and of a Biosolids Recycling Facility (BRF). In early 2005, the BRF began processing solids into heat dried pellets to be beneficially reused. The BRF is located at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater ...

  • Biosolids Program Reliability through California’s First Design-Build Biosolids Recycling Facility

    In response to regulatory action, the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (District) implemented a highly diversified biosolids management program that includes two major elements as well as a number of backup options. The District engaged the private sector for the design, finance, construction, ownership, and 20 year operation and of a Biosolids Recycling Facility (BRF). In early ...

  • Expert witness - energy from waste plant

    The task S Grundon Ltd operates a clinical waste incinerator and municipal waste recycling facility at its Colnbrook facility ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • Corporate instruments for sustainable management: characteristics and thematic priorities

    Recently the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the initiative 'Corporate Instruments for Sustainable Management' (Ina) encouraged a total of 17 joint projects to develop new sustainable management instruments and to implement these instruments in the participating enterprises. Universities, research institutes and corporations were engaged in the projects. The key thematic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An Eco-balance of a Recycling Plant for Spent Lead–Acid Batteries

    This study applies Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology to present an eco-balance of a recycling plant that treats spent lead–acid batteries. The recycling plant uses pyrometallurgical treatment to obtain lead from spent batteries. The application of LCA methodology (ISO 14040 series) enabled us to assess the potential environmental impacts arising from the recycling plants operations. Thus, ...


    By Springer

  • The value of anaerobic purification for pulp and paper mill effluents

    In comparison to the food industry, anaerobic treatment had a later and a slower start in the pulp & paper industry. The first plants were installed in the beginning of the eighties and at the moment the number of projects that has been counted is approximately 140. Many of these plants have been installed as a pre-treatment stage before an activated sludge plant and reduce at least 80% ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Improved Comfort Factor with Recycled Content by Reformulation of Flexible Slabstock Foams, presented to the Polyurethanes Exposition, October 2001.

    ABSTRACTFinely ground scrap polyurethane foam (Mobius Powdered Urethane, or M-PU) is used commercially in the production of new slabstock. The ability to reformulate to maintain density, hardness, and other properties is key tomechanical recycling. Here, we present results of recent flexible slabstock trials with powdered urethane, and relatethem using simple mathematical models for the ...


    By Mobius Technologies

  • Summary and Conclusions of the Study

    Background and objectives According to 'Affald 21', the Danish national waste plan for the period of 1998-2004 (Ministry of Environment and Energy, 1999) recycling of household waste should be increased over the coming years. The plan is focused on increasing sorting and collection from the households, in which glass is one of the fractions.The first objective of this project is to examine ...


    By 2.-0 LCA consultants

  • Solid waste management in Minas Gerais - Brazil (a system for developing countries)

    Minas Gerais is located in the southwest of Brazil. It has 856 municipalities and a total population of 16,674,000 inhabitants. Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state, has 2,100,000 inhabitants with a standard of living similar to many other industrialised cities in the world. However, this condition is not found in the majority of the other municipalities of the state. In Minas Gerais, 82% of ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Baseline Projections of Selected Waste Streams

    Abstract Waste represents an enormous loss of resources both in the form of materials and energy. Indeed, quantities of waste can be seen as an indicator of the material efficiency of society. Waste generation is increasing in the European Union, and amounted to about 3.5 tonnes of solid waste per person in 1995 (excluding agricultural waste) 1 Excessive quantities of waste result from: ...

  • Reuse in Deconstruction Projects

    Beyond Waste in Santa Rosa, California demonstrates that reuse deconstruction in the mainstream construction industry can be a money-making prospect — by getting paid to take the building apart and from the sale of recovered materials. Beyond Waste’s first “high profile” project was at the Presidio, a former Army base located on the south shore of the Golden Gate entrance to the San Francisco ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Entrepreneurs Expand Markets for Recycled Products

    Beyond Waste in Santa Rosa, California demonstrates that reuse deconstruction in the mainstream construction industry can be a money-making prospect — by getting paid to take the building apart and from the sale of recovered materials. Beyond Waste’s first “high profile” project was at the Presidio, a former Army base located on the south shore of the Golden Gate entrance to the San Francisco ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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