Waste Streams Articles

  • Editorial: Tracking The Industry

    A MARKET Of Opportunity.” That is how we define the continually expanding organics recycling sector in a headline on the Industry Profile page in BioCycle’s 2017 Media Planner. But the headline begs the questions: Who is in this market? How big is it? What quantities and types of organics are being recycled? How many people does this market employ? BioCycle industry data collected in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE Technology - Coatings/Printing Ink/Resin production - USA

    Resin production waste water Akzo Nobel (Coatings) TOTAL – Cook Resins (Houston) DuPont (Printing Inks) Operational since 1998 Challenge Waste water form Coating/Printing Ink/Resin Production like alkylds, acrylics and polyester resins Frequent fouling of exisiting steamstripper from heat ...

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE Technology - Synthexim Calais -France

    Specialty Chemicals and Pharmaceutical raw material producer Treatment of Waste- and Groundwater Operational since 2004 Challenge Inpredictable (toxic) inlet composition Fluctuating compositions DRIRE regulations including BoD < 300 ppm for discharge to sea Limited space to combine MPPE with ...

  • Making India`s waste streams sustainable

    MIT researchers are developing a decision-support tool to help cities in India sustainably manage the societal and environmental impacts of their waste. The massive Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai has become the most visible emblem of an increasingly serious nationwide problem for India: what to do with its trash. Deonar’s towers of garbage are ...

  • A chance to drive hazardous waste policy

    The proliferation of energy-from-waste (EfW) power plants is making a significant contribution to the UK’s efforts to end its reliance on harmful fossil fuels. But while EfW plants provide a solution to municipal waste, they also produce a low amount of hazardous waste in the form of air pollution control residue (APCr). Despite numerous solutions existing that process and reuse APCr ...

  • The Electronics Recycling Landscape Report

    U.S. consumers are estimated to have purchased more than 1 billion devices in 2015 with over 3.8 billion devices in use or storied in households. Every year, new electronic cycles increase, leaving both a large amount of consumer electronics needing to be recycled and an exciting opportunity to enable electronic material reuse and materials recovery. Reuse, ...

  • The Three Basic Parameters for How to Address Oil / Hydrocarbon Based Material Spills

    The most basic quesAon to ask in regards to oil spills is, why do you clean them up? Very few people get the reason why you clean up an oil spill. The reason you clean up an oil spill is to reduce the toxicity of the oil to the environment so that living organisms can survive/ live. If single celled organisms can live in the environment, then generally ...

  • How can money be made from sewage?

    The water industry’s seen a clever development take place from Vancouver based company Ostara who has found a way to not only make money from sewage, but also reduce water pollution. The new technology is capable of harvesting phosphorus and ammonia from municipal sewage treatment plants and then create fertiliser pellets from the harvest! So what are ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Tiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health

    Nanotechnology opens a universe of possibilities — but also creates a world of unknowns. In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing — whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention or high-performance materials — have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials. Working at the ...


    By Ensia

  • Case study - Engine test cell exhaust: RTO

    Overview A Mid-western outboard engine manufacturer bought a three year-old plant for the production of its marine engines. When finished, the engines are removed from the assembly line and run for quality control. The 25,000 SCFM of exhaust from testing contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that require regulatory compliance. Also within this exhaust is a great deal ...

  • Paper waste as far as the eye can reach - Case Study

    On the outskirts of Nashville, there’s a plant that’s making the most out of printing waste. Combined Resources is a paper recycler that encourages companies to “save money while reducing their carbon footprint.” For this reason, it makes a lot of sense that they own a WEIMA shredder. When you enter the plant, you’ll immediately see an enormous, red WEIMA WLK 18 ...


    By WEIMA

  • Gasplasma transformation of waste streams

    The Gasplasma process developed by Advanced Plasma Power is an advanced thermal conversion (ATC) technology which has been developed for the treatment of a wide range of organic and inorganic wastes, including household wastes, hade wastes, wastes derived from landfill, and biomass. These wastes can comprise solid, liquid or gaseous wastes either singularly or in combination. The core Gasplasma ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • Separation of zinc oxide nanoparticles in water stream by membrane filtration

    Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles are used for the synthesis of various materials. The nanoparticles, when entering into the environment, affect aquatic life. Their antibacterial properties deter the biological treatment process of wastewater treatment plants. The study focuses on the effectiveness of ultrafiltration (UF) membranes for the removal of ZnO nanoparticles. In this study, a commercial ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Kinetic modelling for heavy metal adsorption using Jordanian low cost natural zeolite (fixed bed column study)

    Low cost Jordanian natural zeolite (ANZ1 and ANZ2) of type phillipsite-chabazite obtained from Jabal al Ataitahat south Jordan were tested experimentally as adsorbent material for the removal of lead (Pb) and lithium (Li) ions from the effluent industrial wastewater streams. The experimental breakthrough curves were obtained from fixed bed experiments and analysed using the Thomas and Yoon and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biological regeneration of ferric (Fe3+) solution during desulphurisation of gaseous streams: effect of nutrients and support material

    This paper evaluates the biological regeneration of ferric Fe3+ solution during desulphurisation of gaseous streams. Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is absorbed into aqueous ferric sulphate solution and oxidised to elemental sulphur, while ferric ions Fe3+ are reduced to ferrous ions Fe2+. During the industrial regeneration of Fe3+, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Concrete infilled Channels research at Colorado state university Hydraulics labratory - Case Study

    Geoweb® Cellular Confinement Systems are used for applications such as load support, earth retention, porous pavement, and slope and channel erosion protection. The product can also be utilized in the efficient formation of concrete structures such as levees, stream bank revetment, or slope protection, allowing for rapid installation without the use of stakes or the need for curing. A testing ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Surface coal mining influences on macroinvertebrate assemblages in streams of the Canadian Rocky Mountains

    To determine the region specific impacts of surface coal mines on macroinvertebrate community health, chemical and physical stream characteristics and macroinvertebrate family and community metrics were measured in surface coal mine‐affected and reference streams in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Water chemistry was significantly altered in mine‐affected streams which had elevated conductivity, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Integrated side-stream reactor for biological nutrient removal and minimization of sludge production

    Integrated processes to reduce in situ the sludge production in wastewater treatment plants are gaining attention in order to facilitate excess sludge management. In contrast to post-treatments, such as anaerobic digestion which is placed between the activated sludge system and dewatering processes, integrated technologies are placed in the sludge return line. This study evaluates the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • WEEE – aren’t materials too precious to lose?

    Chris Oldfield, managing director of UNTHA UK, was interviewed by leading journal MRW magazine recently, on the subject of WEEE. Drawing upon his specialist industry insight he commented on the methodology used to process WEEE and the extent to which the sector needs to go ‘back to basics’ to ensure precious materials are not lost. Conversation surrounding recyclate quality has ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Single stream waste sorting plant for MRF, England - case study

    Customer Grundon Waste Management Ltd. is the largest privately owned waste management company in the UK. The company was founded in 1929 and has moved into landfill operation, waste collection, and most recently into harnessing energy from waste. The company offers a wide range of waste collection services spanning mixed recyclables, general (non-recyclable) waste, clinical and hazardous ...

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