Solid Waste Articles

  • Hard disk shredder for higher level confidential destruction

    With the development of information technology, hard disk is the common storage medium in daily life. Hard drives are solid state drives (SSDs, new drives), mechanical drives (HDDs), hybrids (HHDs are based on new hard disks born of traditional mechanical hard drives). Hard disk shredder ensures confidential destruction is safe and secure ...

  • Reliable balers, reliable maintenance - Case Study

    Front Range Maintenance, based out of Littleton, Colorado has been a distributor of Harmony compactors and balers since 1999. The owner, Skeeter Gosney, has been repairing balers and compactors since 1972, and then bought Front Range Maintenance with his wife Linda in 1998. They have a crew of five ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Waste-to-Energy Technology Helps Fish Processor Save on Operating Costs - Case Study

    PROJECT DETAILS LOCATION Manta, Ecuador CUSTOMER The Eurofish Group SOLUTION Wastewater Treatment, Waste-to-Energy TECHNOLOGIES Dissolved Air Flotation, Anaerobic Digestion, Double-Stage Nitrification-Denitrification, Final Clarification. In today’s world, ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Enhancing dewaterability of waste activated sludge by combined oxidative conditioning process with zero-valent iron and peroxymonosulfate

    The enhancement of sludge dewaterability is of great importance for facilitating the sludge disposal during the operation of wastewater treatment plants. In this study, a novel oxidative conditioning approach was applied to enhance the dewaterability of waste activated sludge by the combination of zero-valent iron (ZVI) and peroxymonosulfate (PMS). It was found that the dewaterability of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New Waste-To-Energy Project From Quantum Biopower Illustrates Untapped Benefits Of Biogas For Communities Locally And Globally

    An organic-waste-to-energy project in Connecticut USA begins producing electricity this year, demonstrating financial and environmental benefits achievable locally and globally by converting up to 40,000 tons of organic waste annually into environmentally harmonious green energy and dry ...

  • Faecal sludge as a solid industrial fuel: a pilot-scale study

    Revenues from faecal sludge (FS) treatment end products could offset treatment costs and contribute to financially viable sanitation. In urban sub-Saharan Africa, energy-producing resource recovery has the potential to generate greater revenue than use as soil conditioner. In contrast with wastewater sludge, the technical feasibility of using dried FS as solid fuel in industries has not been ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Thermoteam – Austria - SRF Refining (Solid Recovered Fuels)

    Customer Thermoteam is a joint venture of Lafarge and Saubermacher. The business objective is the production of Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) at the location of Retznei (South of Styria) close to the cement works of Lafarge in Austria. Thermoteam has capacity and permission to process 99,500 tonnes of waste per year. The input material varies between pre-treated ...

  • Calculating Economic Impact Of Commercial Organics Ban

    Quantitative and qualitative analysis conducted in Massachusetts indicates growth in employment and revenues after implementation of the commercial organics waste ban. Reducing disposal of food materials, and driving food to higher and better uses, are increasingly top priorities all across America and internationally. Wasting food wastes resources that could be put to a much better use, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Construction site health and safety failures

    As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • How to Choose the Best ZLD System for Your Facility

    An industrial company that produces wastewater as a byproduct of its process will usually require some type of wastewater treatment system to help it avoid harming the environment, human health, and the facility’s process if the water is being reused. The water treatment system will also help the facility evade incurring heavy fines and possible legal action if wastewater is being ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • MSW Management: Safely Countering the Rise of Landfill Odors

    One of the core challenges of landfill and compost site management is fighting the rise of foul odors. In addition, as communities expand further out from previous areas, they eventually become neighbors to landfills – calling for a comprehensive odor-control approach to countering odor complaints. In fact, compared to other industrial applications such as wastewater treatment and asphalt ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • 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

  • Evaluation of a pilot plant for removal of nitrate from groundwater using ion exchange and recycled regenerant

    A combined system of ion exchange (IX) and advanced biophysical treatment of a recirculating regenerant was tested for nitrate removal from groundwater with minimal brine discharge and chloride addition to the product water. Using well water containing 21.5 ± 1.4 mg NO3−-N/L, optimal IX operation was found at a service cycle of 500 bed volumes (BV). Product water nitrate concentrations ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EfW at Sakra Jurong Island, Singapore - Case study

    Together with Halla Energy & Environment and Hyundai-HEC Joint Venture we are building a new waste-to-energy plant for Sembcorp Ltd. The plant will be located in Sakra, an industrial area on the Jurong Island in Singapore. The new facility will produce approx. 197 tonnes of steam per hour using around 1,150 tonnes of industrial and commercial waste per day as fuel. The waste is ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • 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

  • Performance evaluation of 388 full-scale waste stabilization pond systems with seven different configurations

    Waste stabilization ponds (WSPs) and their variants are one the most widely used wastewater treatment systems in the world. However, the scarcity of systematic performance data from full-scale plants has led to challenges associated with their design. The objective of this research was to assess the performance of 388 full-scale WSP systems located in Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia and the United ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Designing A Better Alternative for Post-Closure Care

    After a landfill has reached the end of its service phase, federal law requires owners to install a final soil cover and maintain it over the next 30 years. This is the traditional strategy that most landfill owners employ and represents a significant cost of business. When all the layers are tallied together, the capping and post-closure period can cost up to $400,000 for a small, 100-acre ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • DAREH-ÉP, Hungary - Case Study

    Hungarian city Békéscsaba makes a giant leap into recycling with an advanced sorting plant. New system, equipped with 10 AUTOSORT units and one X-TRACT unit, enables Békéscsaba to process 120,000 tonnes of MSW ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • A smarter approach to solids control

    When looking at technical brochures and marketing materials in regards to solids-control equipment, one question that should always come to mind should be: Is this really necessary? Other great questions to ask are: What are my day-to-day needs; and what are my severe, high-duty needs? Finding the right solidscontrol equipment is much like buying a personal automobile. Most vehicles’ ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • 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 GmbH.

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