Thermal Waste Treatment Articles

  • Using Air Strippers for Off-gas Treatment - Case Study

    Two pharmaceutical plants in Puerto Rico used large sequencing batch reactor (SBR) systems to treat their wastewater. The primary treatment was an aerobic bio breakdown of the waste. The were forced to change their treament process because of change in treatment regulations. The new regulations required them to treat off-gas that was coming from the SBRs. They were faced with installing a very ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Electrocatalytic degradation of bromocresol green wastewater on Ti/SnO2-RuO2 electrode

    Thermal decomposition method was employed to prepare a Ti/SnO2-RuO2 electrode, on which electrocatalytic degradation of bromocresol green (BCG) was investigated in detail. Scanning electron microscopy, an X-ray diffraction analyzer and an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer were adopted to characterize the morphology, crystal structure and element analysis of the as-prepared ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment Solutions - Carbon Removal Case Study

    Global Treatment Solutions was contracted by Republic Services to serve as carbon removal and replacement specialists. Republic uses vapor phase granular activated carbon in 55 gallon drums at a municipal solid waste landfill to treat the off gas from a vacuum truck discharge to remove foul odor. A vacuum skid, built and operated by Global, is used to remove upwards of 10,000 pounds of spent ...


    By Global Treatment Solutions

  • Milton Keynes, UK - Case Study

    Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park: putting Circular Economy thinking into practice Background Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park is a world-class waste treatment facility, which is due to be fully operational in 2016. The facility aims to deal with Milton Keynes’ black bag waste in a sustainable way by incorporating three different types of treatment on one ...


    By TOMRA Sorting Recycling

  • Rural electrification by palm waste

    Change of Africa from poverty to prosperity Those will be the happiest who have their own power. Future is for those who have their own power. Let diesel prices go up 10 times. you are not affected if you have your own power. Let electricity become 20 times costly, you are not affected if you have your own power. Palm waste is the huge source of energy. you can ...


    By AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

  • Waste prevention in Europe — the status in 2014

    This publication is part of a series of reviews by the European Environment Agency (EEA) of waste prevention programmes in Europe. The review process covers programmes in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States and the three European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (Table 2.1). This second review covers the 27 national and regional programmes (1) ...

  • Comparative studies on adsorptive removal of heavy metal ions by biosorbent, bio-char and activated carbon obtained from low cost agro-residue

    In this study, Fe(III) and Cr(III) metal ion adsorption processes were carried out with three adsorbents in batch experiments and their adsorption performance was compared. These adsorbents were sesame stalk without pretreatment, bio-char derived from thermal decomposition of biomass, and activated carbon which was obtained from chemical activation of biomass. Scanning electron microscopy and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Thermal plasma processing in the production of value added products from municipal solid waste (MSW) derived sources

    Abstract The disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is an increasingly difficult challenge for communities. Advanced thermal treatment (ATT) technologies, such as Gasplasma®, have been specifically developed to effectively utilise wastes to generate clean electrical power. An added beneficial feature of this process is the conversion of ash-type materials in the MSW to ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Gasplasma transformation of waste streams

    The Gasplasma process developed by Advanced Plasma Power is an advanced thermal conversion (ATC) technology which has been developed for the treatment of a wide range of organic and inorganic wastes, including household wastes, hade wastes, wastes derived from landfill, and biomass. These wastes can comprise solid, liquid or gaseous wastes either singularly or in combination. The core Gasplasma ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Energetic, environmental and economic potentialities of the anaerobic treatment of rice straw for the case of the Cuban enterprise 'Sur del Jíbaro'

    Rice harvesting and production generates a residual biomass that does not possess an environmentally sustainable disposition route; however, it could be an important carbon source for energetic processes. In this paper the energetic potential via cogeneration that can be obtained from the biogas resulting from the anaerobic treatment of the rice–harvesting wastes (rice straw), for the case of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Quick Solution: Modular Waste Water Treatment

    Rust corrodes materials and may lead to impurities. As a result, there is a demand across most sectors for components that are protected against corrosion. Cantin SA, headquartered in Domdidier in Switzerland, specializes in the metalworking of rust-proof materials. The company produces complete products and individual components for many different sectors, from medical technology through the ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Hunters Point Case Study (In Situ Gas Thermal Remediation (GTR™))

    In Situ Thermal Remediation with Gas Thermal Remediation (GTR©) is being used to remove NAPL contaminants from a former military base. The system is extracting 378 liters (100 gallons) of liquid waste every week. LNAPLs, such as fuel and oils, and DNAPLs, such as PCBs and chlorinated solvents, are being removed from the subsurface to make way for a residential development. Three permits were ...


    By GEO Inc

  • Resource treatment of HPF coking desulphurisation waste solution: composition and characteristics of pyrolysis

    HPF (H: hydroquinone; P: dinuclear cobalt-phthalocyanine sulfonate; F: ferrous sulphate) coking desulphurisation waste solution (CDWS) produced from coking oven gas desulphurisation process is an extremely harmful pollutant. The fundamental natures of this solution, which involves its main ingredient and content, type of organic matter, thermal decomposition characteristics of salt, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermal hydrolysis of waste activated sludge at Hengelo Wastewater Treatment Plant, The Netherlands

    The thermal hydrolysis process (THP) is a sludge treatment technique which affects anaerobic biodegradability, viscosity and dewaterability of waste activated sludge (WAS). In 2011 a THP-pilot plant was operated, connected to laboratory-scale digesters, at the water board Regge en Dinkel and in cooperation with Cambi A.S. and MWH Global. Thermal hydrolysis of WAS resulted in a 62% greater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Synthesis and modification of calcium carbonate nano–particles via reverse micro–emulsion method

    Two reverse microemulsion system of surfactants (Span®80 and Tween®80)/Toluene/water was selected for synthesis of CaCO3 nano–particles. CaCO3 particles synthesised were surface modified by stearic acid. The effect of different concentrations of surfactants ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Grease waste and sewage sludge co-digestion enhancement by thermal hydrolysis: batch and fed-batch assays

    Grease waste (GW) is an adequate substrate for sewage sludge co-digestion since, coming from a waste water treatment plant, it has a high methane potential (489 NmLCH4/gVSin); however, no synergistic effect takes place when co-digesting with 52%VS grease. Conversely, thermal hydrolysis (TH) improves the anaerobic digestion of GW (43% higher kinetics) and biological sludge ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Advanced anaerobic processes to enhance waste activated sludge stabilization

    The requirement for enhanced stabilization processes to obtain a more stable, pathogen-free sludge for agricultural use is an increasing challenge to comply with in the waste hierarchy. With this in mind, the Routes European project (‘Novel processing routes for effective sewage sludge management’) is addressed to assess innovative solutions with the aim of maximizing sludge ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • City of Iqaluit to Test MAGS Technology

    aluit will be the site for a new waste management pilot project in Nunavut, testing a micro auto gasification system or MAGS. The system will thermally decompose solid waste and oils, reducing the garbage to eight per cent of its original volume. The process creates thermal energy that will be used to heat nearby buildings, and gas that will be ...

  • Thermal Desorption Unit - Overview, Types and Applications

    Thermal desorption is basically a remediation technique heavily used to clean contaminated soils, sludge’s etc. This technique uses heat to vaporize the contaminants, and works only for volatile contaminants. These include typically organic wastes composed of hydrocarbons, such as coal tar wastes, chlorinated solvents, oil refining wastes, fuels, pesticides, and a lot other. In the process, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • News on Air 2014, Volume 1: Thermal Desorption - Selecting Your Adsorbent Tube

    Thermal Desorption - which tube and which adsorbent do I need? Supelco produces a comprehensive selection of adsorbent tubes. Selection of the proper adsorbent(s) is critical to achieving the best results for a thermal desorption application. An ideal adsorbent tube, such as Carbotrap tubes, will trap and retain compounds of interest for the entire sampling period, then allow total analyte ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

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