Waste Production Articles

  • Sustaining the natural beauty on the Ascension Islands

    It’s a fantastic honour to have been asked to provide a solution to The Ascension Islands. A beautiful location just south of the equator.  An incredibly remote location, with a population of approximately 800 people including a US Airforce base housing 200 residents. Being surrounded by so much ocean and with a limited amount of land means that solid waste is a serious issue that ...

  • Environment Agency Environmental Management Quality Protocols: converting waste into non-waste products

    Many organisations are unaware of how waste impacts their bottom line. The EU Waste Framework Directive outlines 5 core steps for dealing with waste and when ranked according their environmental impact, they make up the ‘waste hierarchy’. With an increase in demand for resources and increasing input costs, businesses could benefit substantially from adopting the waste ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Moulds cost of Polishing

    Moulds cost of Polishing Eevn with increasing mechnaization of the polishing process, there is still considerable time required to finish a mold. The Polishing time depends on the skill of the polisher, the quality of finish, the preceding machining operation,and on the hardness and quality of the material to be polished. Often, the as machined ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • The regenerative city and wealth creation/conservation: the role of urban planning

    The existing organisational structure of the city produces economic prosperity but also growing ecological and social entropy, thus generating many kinds of waste. The ‘regenerative city’ is here proposed as the new paradigm to boost city wealth. The main determinants of city wealth are considered in relation to their contribution to the comprehensive landscape of the city. Circular processes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agde - Case Study

    Agde is a small town with a population of less than 18,000. It is situated on the Mediterranean coast close to the town of Beziers. From the middle of September to the middle of June the daily production of MSW amounts to an average of 25 tonnes (including a few surrounding counties). During the summer months the population triples and the waste production is multiplied by four, with daily peaks ...


    By Flexus Balasystem AB

  • Distillery fusel oil as an alternative carbon source for denitrification – from laboratory experiments to full-scale applications

    Industrial waste products may be a viable alternative to commercial external carbon sources. In this study, the properties of fusel oil (distillery waste product) were investigated in terms of temperature dependency of denitrification and acclimation period. Furthermore, results obtained during three different full-scale trials were used to verify similarities with and differences from the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Management of waste product from watermelon for culture and production of mosquitocidal toxins (bio-pesticide)

    Watermelon rind (WMR) discarded as bio-organic waste, is rich in carbohydrates. The present study emphasises the utilisation of this solid waste for the production of biopesticide ( Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis , Bti ), to control disease transmitting mosquito vectors. An experimental culture medium was prepared by extracting the filtrates ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Waste water from liquid detergent production

    The Client The Client is a multinational company with more than 250 production sites worldwide. The factory is the only location in Italy of this corporation for the production of cosmetics for personal care (cream or liquid). 80% of the production is for foreign markets. Production lines work 24 hours a day, 6 days per week. The challenge The ...


    By EVALED-Evaporator

  • New Holland, Inc. Dramatically cuts coolant waste with UF

    Challenge Agricultural manufacturer needs to reduce the volume of wasewater build-ups and reduce disposal costs of spent coolant. Customer New Holland, Inc. Industry Agriculture Product Hyde Ultra Mini-Ultrafiltration System Business Benefits Realized ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • A grey system approach for forecasting disposable computer waste quantities: a case study of Delhi

    An optimised long-term planning for the management of disposable computer waste is a dire need of present owing to the exponentially growing waste quantities. Assessment of waste inventory is one of the first steps in the planning process. An efficient planning needs assessment of waste generation quantities and for long term planning, forecasting future quantities is of prime importance. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Well suited for dust and waste products from airlaid production

    Less dust, easier handling and reduced transport costs. The RUNI Screw Compactor represents a great advance in airlaid production waste management. Dan-Web in Aarhus produces machinery and equipment for the manufacture of airlaid products such as nappies, sanitary towels, bed sheets and meat pads – primarily as turn-key production systems. The company has its own pilot system for client ...


    By Runi A/S

  • Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment

    Why do we care about material resource use and waste? Natural resources — in the form of materials we extract (such as fossil fuels, metal ores, and construction and industrial minerals), water, the soil and land we use, and renewable materials and biomass we harvest — are essential for the functioning of societies and economies. Several of these are covered in detail in other SOER ...

  • Exergy analysis of the process of wet-process phosphoric acid production with full utilisation of sulphur contained in the waste phosphogypsum

    The wet-process phosphoric acid is produced by decomposition of phosphate raw materials with sulphuric acid. This gives a large amount of waste product-phosphogypsum. The thermochemical decomposition of phosphogypsum gives a gas rich in SO2. This gas is processed to obtain sulphuric acid, which is fed back into phosphoric acid production. The aim of this paper is to perform exergy analysis of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • High quality sand from a 50 year old waste product

    A new CDE sand washing plant in Estonia is producing high quality building materials from what had previously been a waste product. The plant was purchased to process material that was simply being stockpiled as waste as a result of the high clay content. This same material is now being sold on the Estonian building materials market as high quality, fully certified sand and aggregates. The plant ...


    By CDEnviro

  • A statistical approach to predict waste generation rates to support recycling programmes

    Construction wastes constitute material with high potential for on-site reuse and off-site recycling; however, a significant fraction of this waste is still directed to landfills. Inability to predict time-dependent and activity-specific waste generation rates is one of the barriers to successful implementation of a construction waste minimisation programme. This paper discusses the development ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A 10-year prospective on remediation

    For the last thirty years we have all been working very hard to put ourselves out of the remediation business, so why be concerned with where  remediation will be ten years in the future? In responding to environmental legacies of the past hasn’t industry put policies and procedures in place to prevent the creatin of future liabilities? Don’t we design and operate facilities today to minimize the ...


    By AHC Group

  • Protein nanofibres of defined morphology prepared from mixtures of crude crystallins

    Self assembling protein nanofibres have great potential within the nanotechnology industry. To realise this potential, nanofibres need to be manufactured on a commercial scale. To date, amyloid fibrils, a form of protein nanofibre with desirable bionanotechnological properties, have only been produced using expensive and time-costly, small-scale methods. This paper describes the production of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • In tight times - look to it for savings

    Software management systems and other IT related initiatives can often provide much needed efficiency boosts when times get tough. CEO of Wastedge.com explains how the use of technology in ones business could get your business through these tough times without the staff cut backs. In the midst of share-price meltdowns, profit erosion, inflation, environmental levies, legislation and increased ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • Use of stratified cluster sampling for efficient estimation of solid waste generation at household level

    Relatively few studies have been performed to characterize municipal solid waste (MSW) at household level. This is due in part to the difficulties involved with collecting the data and selecting an appropriate statistical sample size. The previous studies identified in this paper have used statistical tools appropriate for analysing data collected at a material recovery facility or landfill site. ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Modelling waste generation by the telecom sector in Nigeria

    Since the introduction of digital mobile technology into Nigeria in 2001, there has been a phenomenal improvement in mobile subscription, service delivery and in the overall penetration of mobile telecommunication into rural areas in the country. For instance, the country's teledensity increased from less than 1% in 2001 to about 25% in 2006 — an increase of more than 3000%. The aim of this ...


    By SAGE Publications

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