Waste Plants Articles

  • Evaluation of sludge handling using acidification and sequential aluminum coagulant recovery: case study of El-Sheikh Zayed WTP

    Huge amounts of water treatment sludge are wasted annually in Egypt. One common practice of sludge handling is to discharge into waterways or by disposal after drying into landfills. Currently, there is a critical need for sustainable solutions that provide environmental protection as well as benefits for water producers. Coagulant recovery is not new but is still a good solution for sludge ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rotork IQ3 actuators selected for Brazilian water treatment plant upgrade

    The upgrade at the Rio Manso WTP at Brumadinho in the south east of Brazil involved the building of an additional filter plant, the replacement of obsolete actuators on existing plant and the introduction of a Profibus digital control network. ...


    By Rotork

  • 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 ...

  • Turning waste into wattage

    How we are helping to meet the growing demand for waste energy recovery It’s a sign of the times that more and more companies and organisations are now looking at ways to capitalise on the waste material their production process produces rather than having to pay a third part to take it away for them.  One reason of course is the high cost of scrappage.  Another is the ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Transformation of the waste business influences all business owners

    Even if recycling was expensive and unprofitable in the past, it will not be that in the future. We need to stop landfilling valuable materials for the sake of our business and for the sake of the globe. A huge, global transformation in waste management has already begun. The biggest driver of change is related legislation that makes us shift towards recycling and material recovery. The pace ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Designed for a Challenge – New Dow Product Line Helps Maximize Industrial Water Recovery, Minimize Waste

    Cost of water on the front end and discharge fees on the other end are squeezing industrial water users. Increasing water efficiency is a clear solution but facilities reusing and recycling must now treat water that is more fouled and more expensive to treat. To help alleviate these challenges in the market, Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: ...

  • What is Zero Waste?

    Over the past five years or so, leading solid waste and recycling organizations, communities and businesses across the country have increasingly embraced Zero Waste. Zero Waste policies and programs establish practical ways to eliminate waste and safely reuse, recycle or compost discarded products and packaging. However, there has been confusion in the marketplace due to the many definitions of ...

  • How & Why We Measure Suspended Solids

    In case you weren’t sure, Suspended Solids is simply a density measurement used to describe exactly how much waste sludge and particles are in the water, and is measured in milligrams per litre (mg/l), grams per litre (g/l) or percentage solid (%). 1000mg/l = 1g/l = 0.1%. It is used to calculate the amount of material, or load, in a wastewater or industrial system. Suspended Solids ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Granada Eco-Center: Technology at the service of efficient material recovery

    Granada Eco-Center, in Alhendin (Granada), with a nominal capacity of 450,000 tons per annum, is totally automated and is one of the leading facilities in waste recycling at the national level, and had a 10.8% waste recovery rate on inputs last year. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • BlueOak - Precious metal recovery from electronics waste - Case Study

    The Challenge In the US, consumers alone dispose of some 3.2 million tonnes of e-waste annually; more than 80% of this ends up as waste, contributing >70% of all toxic metals in U.S. landfills. In a bid to tackle this wastage, BlueOak Resources. USA announced in July 2014 that they had selected Tetronics' technology for their national project to sustainably recover precious ...

  • Platinum group metal recovery from spent catalysts - Case Study

    The Challenge Catalyst wastes, including automotive catalytic converters and industrial catalysts, contain Precious Metals and specifically Platinum Group Metals (PGMs), which are valuable as a result of their low natural abundance, unique properties as well as the complex and costly processes that are required for their extraction and refining from primary sources. Furuya Metal Co. Ltd., ...

  • SRF plant now operational in South West France

    Commissioning of a new waste processing plant in Mende, South West France is now complete. Following almost two years of planning, design, engineering and construction, Environnement 48 began shredding Commercial and Industrial (C&I) waste to produce a Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF), this month. Already one of the region's most established waste management companies and a member of the French ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Case study - Air-to-air heat exchanger provides plant heat and big savings

    OVERVIEW A food processing facility installed a new Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) for odor control from its roasting operation.  The oxidizer was designed for 95% thermal rate of efficiency and included supplemental fuel injection (SFI) which is used during low VOC loading conditions, to help save fuel cost.  The customer was looking at additional ways  to further ...

  • State Aims to Modernize Mindsets Along with Trash Policies, Facilities

    By July 1, 2016, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is set to revise the state-wide solid waste management plan to include a strategy to divert, through source reduction, reuse and recycling, 60 percent of solid waste generated in Connecticut after January 1, 2026. That figure is more than double the waste currently diverted from landfills. Doubling the amount of waste ...


    By Blue Sphere Corporation

  • First implementation of a SEMIZENTRAL resource recovery center

    The SEMIZENTRAL approach has been developed for fast growing cities, to meet their challenges regarding the supply of water and the treatment of biowaste and wastewater. Key elements of the SEMIZENTRAL integrated infrastructure approach are high resource efficiency due to urban water reuse and the usage of the energy potential of wastewater/sludge and waste, as well as its system size between ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Municipal Solid Waste – Key to a Low Carbon Economy

    A newly released report has found the waste sector has a key role to play in the development of a low carbon economy and the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs). This report comes in advance of the UN Climate Conference in Paris, which will take place in December. The report was ...


    By Zero Waste Europe

  • AQSIQ Certificate

    AQSIQ CertificateAQSIQ Certificate : License of registration for overseas supplier enterprise of imported solid wastes as raw materials Hi, this is Justin from China Recycling Inspection Service Co.Ltd ...

  • Briquetting Plant for Pollution Free Environment

    Biomass Briquettes Machine converts agriculture and forestry waste into useful solid fuel briquettes. Briquettes are renewable energy fuel that can be used 100%. Briquettes Machine is the best project for the preventation of pollution. As the byproduct Brquettes are eco friendly and does not releases the polluting substances to the environment. Briquettes or white coal have ...


    By JK BioEnergy

  • Comparison of Capacity Factors in Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste in the UK

    The ranking was made based on the ratio between the gross electrical production of the plant during 2014 and the registered capacity of the plant under Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) scheme. The data on the electrical production of the plants is publically available through Ofgem  (The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) which is responsible for the issuance of ...

  • How do those plants do that?

    It will come as no surprise to Ensia readers that nature has a lot of answers we could use to solve our most dire problems related to the environment. We’ve touched on the topic a number of times, from short notables to ...


    By Ensia

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