Waste Size Reduction Articles

  • The rehabilitation of 43 year old waste lagoons

    In 1967 the City of Concordia, MO built a segmented lagoon system to handle the small town’s waste requirements. The main industry in Concordia is a Tyson renderings plant, and the lagoon system was designed to also handle that plant’s final waste and water polishing requirements. The lagoon system was a relatively standard design, consisting of an 18.7 acre primary lagoon, a 5.6 acre ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Particle Size Reduction Strategies

    Grinding strategies are driven by business priorities, feedstock types and quantities, compost mix ratios, product markets, sales seasonality and the weather. Particle size reduction is an important organic materials handling step that enhances the biological or chemical process by optimizing the particle surface area-to-volume ratio. Grinders, shredders and chippers are used for size ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • New system to convert food waste into fertiliser for greenhouse use gives potential 95% reduction in CO2 emissions

    A new method of processing food waste into fertiliser has been outlined in a recent study. The process uses a digester system with microorganisms to break down organic waste into fertiliser. The resultant fertiliser was used in a low-energy greenhouse to produce a range of food crops. The method is a potential way to utilise food waste and reduce the energy consumption of food production as part ...

  • Waste Prevention and Recycling at your Office

    When it comes to preserving resources, avoiding pollution and saving money, reducing waste outshines recycling. In this game, businesses and organizations of all sizes can truly do well by doing the right thing.Successfully adopted by many businesses, waste reduction is a smart approach to saving money and natural resources. Every little thing adds when it comes to business.Business ...

  • Report From Congressional Food Waste Hearing

    “Today’s hearing may be the first time the House Agriculture Committee is publicly engaging on this issue, but it will not be our last,” noted Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway at the recent hearing. On May 25, the House Agriculture Committee held hearings on the issue of food waste. Based on their tone, committee members sounded determined to use government to prompt ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • More room for luxury - Case Study

    Fashionable Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris hotel saw an instant cost reduction of 80% on waste disposal. The simple solution was to install a baler, which earned its keep in less than three months. Red carpets, polished doorknobs, and hall porters ready to hold the door and carry your luggage. This is everyday life at a luxury hotel. Less glamorous are the many tons of waste to dispose of every ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Alternative Fuel from Waste

    Alternative Fuel From Waste Municipal waste has always been seen by the public as the foul-smelling waste that nobody wants near home. In the last decades due to the cost increasing of raw materials for heating and electric energy production, it has begun to evaluate and use waste as an “alternative” energy source. ...

  • Case study -Operating cost reduction strategies

    Overview More and more, companies operating air pollution control equipment today realize that the initial capital cost of an oxidizer system can be rapidly eclipsed by continued operating expenses if careful attention is not periodically given to the system. ACTION Below are ten tips to ensure your oxidizer is operating at peak performance. The ...

  • WWTP Sludge reduction case study

    Introduction The City of Spring Valley, IL was seeking bioaugmentation to reduce the economic burden of sludge dredging and disposal and to evaluate the possibility of restoring the microbiological activity in the lagoon. The lagoon was flooded several times from the near-by Illinois River, which created different strata of inorganic silt/organic sludge and densely packed sludge at the ...

  • 3 reasons for converting to the Circular Economy

    A new economic model is possible and necessary, now more than ever. Climate changes are clear to see, with disastrous consequences for the environment and the World’s population. We can’t put it off any longer. The time has come to reverse the course and choose a sustainable economic model for the planet and for future generations: changing from the linear economy to ...


    By Macpresse Europa S.R.L

  • Life cycle assessment of waste prevention in the delivery of pasta, breakfast cereals and rice

    Waste prevention is the top priority of the European waste management strategy. In fact, as indicated in the latest Waste Framework Directive, the best option to deal with waste is not to generate it at all. In this framework, the distribution of loose dry food products through self‐dispensing systems (so‐called “loose distribution”) is being considered worldwide as a practice to reduce ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Sorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to polystyrene nanoplastic

    Microplastic has become an emerging contaminant of global concern. Bulk plastic can degrade to form smaller particles down to the nano‐scale ( ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Reduction of food waste throughout the distribution chain

    ETHYLENE REMOVAL: Reduction of fruit and vegetable waste throughout the distribution chain Approximately one-third of the worldwide production of foods for human consumption is lost or squandered, equivalent to some 1,300 million tonnes each year.   This means that enormous quantities of resources allocated for food production ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Rainwater harvesting as source control option to reduce roof runoff peaks to downstream drainage systems

    The objective of the paper is to evaluate the potential of tank-based rainwater harvesting systems in free standing houses as the source control method to mitigate peak roof runoff due to rainfall in urban areas. To this aim, the water balance simulation of the rainwater tank was carried out using both high resolution rainfall series and toilet water demand data extracted from the database of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A cut above - A sanitary rotary cutter-crusher solves a pharmaceutical product company`s size reduction problem

    "We make this pharmaceutical product that ends up being big bricks of tough, brittle material", says the blending team leader of a growing pharmaceutical products company, "and we couldn't reduce it to the size it needed to be. I can't even begin to tell you how frustrating it was." The team leader is discussing the problem his company had with one of its key products, a bulk sweetener ...

  • A cut above - a sanitary rotary cutter-crusher solves a pharmaceutical product company`s size reduction problem

    A sanitary rotary cutter-crusher solves a pharmaceutical product company's size reduction problem. "We make this pharmaceutical product that ends up being big bricks of tough, brittle material", says the blending team leader of a growing pharmaceutical products company, "and we couldn't reduce it to the size it needed to be. I can't even begin ...

  • National retailer cost reduction and Waste diversion program case study

    The Challenge JYSK is a rapidly growing national retailer with over 50 locations across Canada. Previously JYSK had attempted to consolidate a majority of their waste and recycling services with a single national hauling company. RecycleSmart was able to streamline billing, right size service to fit store activity and develop customized solutions that are outside the standard solution of a ...

  • Dealers, resellers and distributors of PEL Equipment

    PEL is actively seeking dealers and resellers to distribute PEL waste reduction equipment. PEL has expanded into a global company which requires a strong network of distributors. The leading innovator in waste reduction equipment, PEL manufacture a range of fully patented bottle crushers, along with bin compactors, cardboard and plastic balers and oil filter crushers. ...

  • The effect of precooling inlet air on CHP efficiency in natural gas pressure reduction stations

    Almost all pressure reduction stations in Iran use expansion valves to reduce the natural gas pressure, which leads to wasting large amount of exergy. In this paper, a system is proposed which includes the modification of a conventional pressure reduction station with the addition of a turbo expander and a gas turbine for power recovery and generation. The next step is investigating the effect of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global Power Rental Market Analysis, Share, Size, Trends And Forecast to 2020: Grand View Research, Inc

    The global market for power rental systems is expected to reach USD 24.08 billion by 2020, according to a new research report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing grid instability coupled with power spikes in times of peak demand is expected to be a key driver for the development of the market. In addition, the increased focus towards reduction of peak power consumption in order to reduce ...


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