Waste Streams Articles

  • The elimination of fecal coliforms and e. coli in lagoons

    Many horse racetracks throughout the world are designed to drain water from the track into a lagoon that is located in the infield of the track. Due to the track being predominantly used for horse racing, there is a high amount of fecal coliform, especially of the Escherichia coli species, bacteria in the water that drains from the track. During the racing season, fecal coliform and E. coli ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Case study - IMOG – BELGIUM - Optimised and automated separation of PMD material in existing sorting line

    Customer IMOG is an intermunicipal public sanitary authority in South West Flanders. IMOG ensures the integrated waste management for 11 municipalities with well over 230,000 inhabitants. At IMOG’s PMD sorting facility more than 4,000 tonnes/year of separately collected mixed light packaging material (PMD) and PP material are processed. Situation ...

  • Utilization of two agrowastes for adsorption and removal of methylene blue: kinetics and isotherm studies

    Fresh water streams contaminated with synthetic dye-containing effluents pose a threat to aquatic and human life either by preventing aquatic photosynthesis or by entering into the food chain. Adsorptive removal of such dyes with potent biosorbents is an important technique to reduce bioaccumulation and biomagnifications of the dyes in human life. We report use of betel nut (BN) husk and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Does the recycling of waste streams from drinking water treatment plants worsen the quality of finished water? A case assessment in China

    The overall purpose was to assess the feasibilities of recycling filter backwash water (FBWW) and combined filter backwash water (CFBWW) in a drinking water treatment plant in south China. The variations of regular water-quality indexes, metal indexes (Al, Mn and Cd), polyacrylamide and disinfection by-product indexes (trihalomethanes and their formation potentials) along with the treatment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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, ...

  • Vopak Waste Management - Case Study

    Learn how Vopak uses webWMS to reduce their costs and manage their waste streams in ways both beneficial to the company and the environment.  Laurance Goodman discusses how managing waste on paper, sticky notes and spreadsheets was not an effective way to track profiles, approvals, cost or be in compliance with their permits.  Vopak is currently utilizing ...


    By regAction

  • 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 ...

  • Materiality Case Study: Tennant Company

    In 2013, Tennant Company revisited and evolved its strategy for the next phase of its sustainable enterprise initiative. This was a multi-step process and will be an ongoing activity as the company continuously refines its sustainable enterprise. The first step for Tennant was to identify stakeholder groups and key members of each group. For each group, the company defined its strategies and ...

  • 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

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