Waste and Recycling Vehicles Articles

  • Lumen Recommendations for Common and Industrial Work Spaces

    Lumen Recommendations for Common and Industrial Work Spaces Light brightness requirements for common and industrial spaces differ greatly. To achieve consistent, bright environments, the fixture’s luminous flux (or lumen [lm], which is the SI unit of luminous flux) must be taken into consideration. By definition, the term “luminous flux” (lx) refers to ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Can You Avoid Workplace Injuries? What You Need to Know.

    Perfection is an admirable goal but an unattainable standard. While you can’t completely eliminate workplace injuries, you can effectively reduce risk by following these safety tips that apply to any business or industry. 1. Maintain a Clean Workplace ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, is sharing key considerations on managing MRF upgrades

    Gavin Russell, Sales Engineer at TOMRA Sorting Recycling, analyses the rising volume of MRF upgrades, considers the rationale driving such decisions, and shares some ideas on how to manage a successful upgrade. Material quality issues Whilst material quality is a primary factor in any evaluation of an MRF’s performance, this can be influenced by a range of ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Large area search and recovery tactics

    A glimpse into large area search and recovery tactics and how Remotely Operated Vehicles have aided in missions. It may seem like an impossible task as you glare over a large body of water; knowing that someone has gone missing beneath the alluring surface and it is your mission to find them. Sadly, this scenario takes place often for search and recovery ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Utilization of two agrowastes for adsorption and removal of methylene blue: kinetics and isotherm studies

    Fresh water streams contaminated with synthetic dye-containing effluents pose a threat to aquatic and human life either by preventing aquatic photosynthesis or by entering into the food chain. Adsorptive removal of such dyes with potent biosorbents is an important technique to reduce bioaccumulation and biomagnifications of the dyes in human life. We report use of betel nut (BN) husk and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cold Weather Maintenance

    Brrrrr! It’s cold out there! In severely cold weather, it is important to remember that your equipment maintenance regime should be even more vigilant. Some special attention is needed for machines that are actually used during these cold months. Your lawn mower, brush cutter, and wood chipper will likely be fine sitting in the shed all winter, but machines such as snow blowers will ...


    By DR Power Equipment

  • Waste Oil

    Waste oil trucks are tanker trucks that are designed for the specific purpose of picking up waste oils, such as yellow grease, brown grease and motor oils. If you’re in need of waste oil tanker trucks, you’ll want to purchase them from a company that provides a number of customization options to ensure that your waste oil tanker trucks meet your specific needs. Here at Amthor ...


    By Amthor International

  • Iron oxide impregnated sugarcane bagasse waste material as sorbent for As(III) removal from water: kinetic, equilibrium and thermodynamic studies

    Adsorption of arsenite (As(III)) from aqueous solutions onto iron oxide impregnated sugarcane bagasse was investigated in this study. The linear regression analysis showed that Langmuir adsorption isotherm fitted well to the experimental data. Langmuir constants ‘a’ related to the adsorption capacity and ‘b’ related to the binding energy of sorption system were found to be 1.55 mg/g and 46.44 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What’s Living in “Bourbon Gumbo” Street Water?

    Bourbon Street in New Orleans frequently has stagnant water sitting along the curbs at all hours of the day rain or shine. This phenomenon is somewhat unusual and is likely due to inadequate drainage as the street is more than 100 years old and doesn’t slope adequately in many places. Due to the nature and atmosphere of Bourbon Street it begs the question of what exactly is in that water. ...

  • Choosing Antifreeze: Helpful Tips

    When the first autumn cold comes, many drivers face the problem of frozen water in their washer tanks. It is not a disaster, but this situation can be nasty enough, especially if one is in a hurry. Some drivers are luckier: by virtue of their vehicle design, the fluid can thaw relatively quickly, others are not that lucky, though. The second case is typical for vehicles with washer tanks located ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Amthor International Toilet Truck

    The portable toilet industry is one that is consistently stable. Businesses always need portable toilets for their outdoor events. Some businesses need portable toilets for their workers – for example, construction businesses. Either way, if you’re in the portable toilet industry, you’re going to need toilet trucks in order to safely and effectively deliver and pick up your ...


    By Amthor International

  • Amthor International Vacuum Truck

    Vacuum trucks are a type of tank truck that boast heavy duty vacuum pumps. This allows you to load all kinds of substances, including liquids, solids or sludge,through the vacuum pump’s suction lines. Most vacuum pumps use rotary vane vacuum pumps. Here at Amthor International, we provide our clients with a variety of vacuum trucks in the Matador line. Our Vacuum Tank Trucks ...


    By Amthor International

  • Amthor International Tanker Truck

    If you need a tanker truck, then you’ll have a large selection of different types of tanker trucks to choose here at Amthor International. We are a fourth generation company that can meet your tanker truck needs no matter what they are. Not only do we have floor models of our many different tank trucks available, we also offer pre-owned units and can customize tanker trucks to your unique ...


    By Amthor International

  • Quick Bitumen Unloading at NCC

    NCC is installing pumps for unloading bitumen at the plants in Denmark to ensure that the truck drivers can unload bitumen quickly and safely, which is very important to both the drivers and the NCC management. Carsten Lundhøj, NCC, chose DESMI as pump supplier for NCC’s plants in Denmark. The chosen pump is ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • DC Water Taps Into Biodiesel’s Sustainability Benefits

    Sustainability is more than a buzzword at DC Water. Ingrained throughout the agency, sustainability is in high gear at DC Water’s fleet division where biodiesel fuel powers all 230-diesel vehicles, and emissions are closely monitored. “Biodiesel just makes sense,” said Timothy Fitzgerald, Director Fleet Management for DC Water. “We switched to biodiesel in 2007 ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • How to Assess Fall Hazards

    Fall hazards are an ongoing concern in most workplaces and include both falls from heights as well as falls from the same level. Slips, trip and falls from both categories consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to offices. In fact, the only other category of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Dam Removal, Gob Fire - Case Study

    Coal Gob Fire Quenching – Wellston, Ohio Removal of a dead lake from a former coal mine in Southern Ohio. While working on removal of a dead lake we uncovered a burning gob fire. We moved 45,000 cubic yards of cut to fill and cut to waste, installed 36" reinforced concrete pipe to relieve the dam, and dewatered over 100 million gallons. We moved over 16,000 cubic yards of earth to ...

  • Document shredding as an economic mainstay for workshops for the disabled - Case Study

    Secure document shredding Document shredding is an important economic mainstay for the workshops for disabled persons at Lammetal Werkstätten GmbH. Now the company can continue to expand this service area with a “social commitment” thanks to two high performance shredders from HSM in Frickingen at Lake Constance / Germany. The Lammetal workshops could be ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Adsorptive removal of As(III) from aqueous solution by waste litchi pericarps

    The present study investigated the removal of arsenite anions (AsO33−, referred to as As(III)) from aqueous solutions by waste litchi pericarps (LPs). Influential factors such as the adsorbent dose, contact time, solution pH, and initial As(III) concentration were investigated. The optimum conditions for As(III) adsorption by the LPs occurred at a contact time of 60 min, adsorbent dose ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What Makes Dumpsters so Dangerous?

    It’s easy to think of dumpsters as safe, since they are basically large inanimate objects. However, these massive metal structures tend the be the starting point for many workplace injuries. Loading, cleaning, and relocating a dumpster can be very hazardous to both employees and tenants. Manage the injury risk at your workplace by taking a fresh look at the dangers surrounding ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

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