Waste Monitoring Articles

  • PeCOD Case Study – Industrial Waste Water

    Clean Harbors is an industrial wastewater treatment facility in Guelph, Ontario. The facility utilizes highly refined, chemical precipitation processes, which remove heavy metals, suspended solids, and organics to generate safe effluent for discharge into municipal sewer systems. Wastewater is treated to meet municipal discharge requirements for biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5). Since BOD is a ...


    By MANTECH INC.

  • Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it.

    We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfill gas also contributes to smog, worsening health problems like asthma. Globally, trash released nearly 800 million metric tons (882 million tons) of ...


    By Ensia

  • Major Considerations in Landfill Closure

    Preparing for the closure and long-term care of a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) can be an inordinate undertaking. Whether public or private, all landfills eventually reach the end of their active lifecycle. Before closure, a landfill must meet a series of criteria as determined by Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Following closure, those same regulations ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • IoT Technology Increases Municipal Waste Management Efficiency

    You’ve probably come across an overflowing trash bin at least once or twice if you live in a major city. That’s because cities generate more waste than other areas of residency. For example, the City of Chicago accounts for nearly 70% of all waste generated in the state of Illinois, which isn’t all that surprising knowing that population density tends to be higher in cities. ...


    By One Plus Corp.

  • Shallow groundwater surrounding the Likeng landfill, Guangzhou, China – major ions and elements indicating the contamination sources

    An investigation of groundwater contamination around the Likeng landfill, Guangzhou, was carried out. Major ions and elements of 34 groundwater samples were measured, and the Piper trilinear diagram and expanded Durov diagram were used to analyze the chemical types and hydro-geochemical processes of the groundwater. End Member Mixing Analysis was used to find the types and sources of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Investigation of leachate from landfill using integrated sampling

    Project reference Project: Pilot project in Ersmarksdeponin landfill in Umeå county Customer: Umeå county, Sweden Project period 1999 Nature of task: Development of new monitoring strategy for landfill: Time integrated monitoring of ...


    By Exposmeter AB

  • The business value of doing the math

    Under the impulse of trends like ‘big data’, MathWorks, a leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists, is broadening its scope, from the technical disciplines to other – more business- and service-oriented – domains. To promote the broad spectrum of applications for its tools and their role in improving the effectiveness of R&D ...

  • The landfill gas collection, utilisation and surplus gas combustion acting in unison

    In landfill gas utilisation the basic task of the control system is to harmonise three completely independent processes. On the one hand, there is the gas production of the landfill which is inconstant. (From a price point of view, hardly worthwhile to store the gas in a gasometer) On the other side the independent gas utilisation process, which orientates itself to the requirement of the ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • The Secret to Quality Food Products

    Quality is everything when it comes to food, and accurate moisture control is essential to quality. Decrease spoilage, wasted products and lost profits by making sure you’re accurately monitoring the moisture content of your food products. Join us July 17-19 in Chicago, IL at the International Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Expo ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Analysis of national responses under Article 21 of the EU ETS Directive in 2015

    Synthesising Member State reporting on the application of the EU ETS Directive The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is one of the key climate policy instruments that has been implemented in the European Union (EU) to achieve its objectives of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a cost-effective manner. The EU ETS covers certain activities that emit carbon dioxide ...

  • Determining anaerobic degradation kinetics from batch tests

    Data obtained from a biomethane potential (BMP) test were used in order to obtain the parameters of a kinetic model of solid wastes anaerobic degradation. The proposed model considers a hydrolysis step with a first order kinetic, a Monod kinetic for the soluble organic substrate degradation and a first order decay of microorganisms. The instantaneous release of methane was assumed. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GPT: The Waste Solution for the Leisure Industry

    Leisure, tourism and hospitality provide millions of jobs and are vital elements to the UK’s economy. Attracting over 30 million overseas visitors per year, the tourism industry alone brings with it spend in excess of £16 billion per annum. The price of tourism to the UK is impactful environmentally and socially and organisations need to address their responsibilities and obligations ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • High Quality Moisture Analysis for High Value Resins

    Whether you’re making syringes or turkey basters, pacemakers or milk jugs, maintaining the correct moisture content in your resins is essential to your production process. Join us February 9-11 in Anaheim, CA at Plastec West / MD&M West, booth 3920, and see why our instruments are considered the leaders in moisture analysis for the medical device ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Enhanced photocatalytic activity of nanocomposites of TiO2 doped with Zr, Y or Ce polyoxometalates for degradation of methyl orange dye

    The synergistic effect of polyoxometalate (POM) and metal-doped TiO2 (metal = Zr, Y and Ce) was examined, to fabricate nanocomposites with enhanced photocatalytic activities toward the degradation of methyl orange (MO), as a model textile dye. A series of new nanocomposites, containing different loading amounts of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modeling of the adsorption breakthrough behaviors of 4-chlorophenol in a fixed bed of nano graphene oxide adsorbent

    Continuous fixed-bed column studies were carried out using nano graphene oxide adsorbent for the removal of 4-chlorophenol in a contaminated aquatic solution. The adsorbents were characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis and scanning electron microscope analysis. Variables in the adsorption process were bed depths, (5, 10 and 15 cm), flow rate (1, 2 and 4 ml/min), influent 4-chlorophenol ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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) ...

  • Quantification and characterization of greywater from schools

    Survey of schools of different education levels (primary, intermediate and secondary) in Kuwait showed an average greywater generation rate of 7.3 L/p/d and varied  in the range of  2.9 – 16 L/p/d, reflecting the school level of education (i.e. student age). The highest rates were observed for primary schools while the lowest rates were observed in secondary schools where students ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - QED pumps are the pumps of choice at North America’s largest landfill

    The Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, California, is the largest operating landfill in North America based on daily tonnage received.  Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California, it is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.  It has received approximately 118 million tons of solid waste as of April 2008, ...


    By Geotech

  • GA3000 verifies gas quality for Austrian gas engines case study

    Application Anaerobic digestion of household & garden waste Equipment GA3000 Location Salzburg, Austria Customer SAB Wastage Removal Requirement The customer needed to monitor the biogas being produced during the AD process before it is sent to gas ...


    By Geotech

  • Determining the viability of a waste-to-energy plant in Africa

    Nick Mannie, Aurecon’s waste expert, was invited to deliver a keynote presentation at the African Waste Week conference in early September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. Mannie discussed the development and execution of robust feasibility plans to determine the  ...

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