waste processing industry Articles

  • Jail waste streams provide unusual challenges to typical industry equipment

    Arlat ‘TS’ Filter Screen proves itself equal to the challenge. Unusually high volume of solids and the wide variety of materials in waste streams from correctional institutions provide unique challenges to today’s typical wastewater equipment. In recent years, the state of Virginia has installed five ARLAT ‘TS’ Filter Screens in correctional institutions. They use the screens to remove ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Waste Minimisation Strategy: Monroe Australia

     The company has implemented a major waste minimisation strategy that has enabled it to process liquid waste, reduce water usage, reduce chemical and waste disposal costs, and eliminate pollution. It installed new equipment which treats wastewater to remove emulsified fats and oils, grease, heavy metals and all forms of suspended, colloidal and some dissolved solids. Mains water usage has ...


  • Several waste gas streams: Highly contaminated oxygen-free waste gas, and medium waste gas stream - Case Study

    Example: Chemical industry Similar tasks: Petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries A producer of synthetic rubber creates a medium waste gas as well as a highly contaminated oxygen-free waste gas which contains primarily low hydrocarbons. The main waste gas stream is purified in a regenerative thermal oxidiser (RTO), while the oxygen-free waste gas passes through ...

  • London Strives For Zero Waste Summer Olympics 2012

    When London made its bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, not only was “sustainability” front and center, equally paramount was leaving a legacy of public benefits to help justify the nearly $18 billion price tag. Both were also critical to London winning the right to host the games, which marks both the first time a city has done so three times (1908, 1948 and 2012) and the first time ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Water Recovery from an Aluminum Can Manufacturing Process Using Spiral-Wound Membrane Elements

    Abstract A waste treatment unit has been designed to recover water and various components from an aluminum can manufacturing process. Due to the scarcity of water in the Middle East and its inherent cost, water recovery is both necessary and cost effective. The manufacturing process generates: 1) an 11,356 L/hr (50 gpm) aqueous stream contaminated with hydrofluoric acid, dissolved aluminum, and ...

  • Several waste gas streams: Short, high concentration peaks and a constant medium concentration - Case Study

    Example: Production of synthetic resin Similar tasks: Chemical industry, batch processes in the pharmaceutical and plastics industry The production of high quality synthetic resin for marine paints and varnishes, coatings and repair materials, involves different waste gas streams. In addition to waste gas with a medium level of contamination, there is also a highly ...

  • RWTH Aachen University, Germany

    New tasks are a good engine for innovation: new materials in the waste streams, new recycling ambitions and new amendments to the Waste Avoidance and Management Act – an engine that drives not only the recycling industry but also science. Project Brief TITECH maintains long-term cooperation with first-class international research institutions, such as the RWTH Aachen ...


    By TOMRA Sorting Recycling

  • Comparative study on metal ions adsorption on a low cost carbonaceous adsorbent kinetic equilibrium and mechanistic studies

    Wastewater generally contains toxic inorganic and organic pollutants. Inorganic pollutants consist of mineral acids, inorganic salts, finely divided metal compounds, trace elements, cyanides, nutrients and organometallic compounds. Some of the trace elements play essential roles in biological processes, but at higher concentrations, they may be toxic to the biota; they disturb the biochemical ...


    By University of Tehran

  • 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.

  • Chemplast, mettur india, selects HERO + ZLD

    The Facility Chemplast Sanmar Limited is the flagship company of the Sanmar Group, a leading industrial house in South India. They manufacture Chlorochemicals, PVC Resins, Caustic Soda / Chlorine, Chlorinated Solvents and Silicon Wafers. The Chemplast Mettur plant uses the Cauvery River as their main fresh water source. A strong industrial growth in recent years has resulted in ...

  • Recycling of Cars Made Green and Cleaner with Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps

    At the end of its’ life, a car yields on average, 140 kilos of shredder waste: 26 kg of metals, 69 kg of plastics, 11 kg of minerals and 24 kg of fibres. In Tiel, Netherlands, a Post Shredder Treatment plant (PST) was built in 2011, for the recycling of cars. The PST plant is one of the two plants in Europe that are able to recycle to approximately 95% of the waste materials. ...

  • Florida recycling operation grinds out profits with high-production machine

    A green waste recycling business started in South Florida in 2001 is already showing signs of success in its founding year. At a site located near growing population centers and equipped with productive and reliable equipment, Nu-Way Recycling Corp. is perfectly positioned to capitalize on its production capacity while at the same time diverting a sizeable stream of organic waste from landfills ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Recycling asphalt shingles a boon for Minnesota C&D Recycler

    The Northeast Recycling Council estimates that more than 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are scrapped in the U.S. each year; 10 million from installation tear-offs and re-roofing jobs and another one million discarded as waste by asphalt shingle manufacturers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that shingle waste makes up 8 percent of the total building-related waste stream ...


    By Vermeer

  • 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

  • Measurements of nanomaterials in environmentally‐relevant water matrices using liquid nebulization / differential mobility (LN/DMA) analysis

    A liquid nebulization‐differential mobility analysis (LN/DMA) methodology was evaluated for the measurement of the size distribution and quantitative mass concentration of nanomaterials in environmentally relevant aqueous media. The analysis time is 8 min, the method requires little routine sample preparation and less than 8 mL of sample. The method can be used for rapid, direct analysis of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Chemicals used for pH Adjustment

    The Chemistry of Limestone Treatment: Limestone is an alkaline agent with the ability to neutralize, or partially neutralize strong acids. The neutralization process occurs when strong acids, in intimate contact with limestone chips, react with Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3, the primary constituent of limestone) to form water, carbon dioxide and calcium salts. The following depicts the neutralization ...


    By Digital Analysis Corp.

  • Application of radiomagnetiotelluric method case study

    Investigations of the landfill of industrial wastes by the RMT method The test site is the landfill of the coal ashes from power plants. The landfill was closed about 5 years ago. Material of the landfill is represented by powder-like particles and granules with the cross sizes from several millimeters up to the first centimeters. Wastes fill in a V-shaped valley of a stream (Fig. 1). The ...

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