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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094159/performance-of-polydimethylsiloxane-membrane-contactor-process-for-selective-hydrogen-sulfide-removal-from-biogas
#1
Ebrahim Tilahun, Alper Bayrakdar, Erkan Sahinkaya, Bariş Çalli
H2S in biogas affects the co-generation performance adversely by corroding some critical components within the engine and it has to be removed in order to improve the biogas quality. This work presents the use of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membrane contactor for selective removal of H2S from the biogas. Experiments were carried out to evaluate the effects of different pH of absorption liquid, biogas flowrate and temperature on the absorption performances. The results revealed that at the lowest loading rate (91mg H2S/m(2)·h) more than 98% H2S and 59% CO2 absorption efficiencies were achieved...
January 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094158/the-mass-flow-and-proposed-management-of-bisphenol-a-in-selected-norwegian-waste-streams
#2
Hans Peter H Arp, Nicolas A O Morin, Sarah E Hale, Gudny Okkenhaug, Knut Breivik, Magnus Sparrevik
Current initiatives for waste-handling in a circular economy favor prevention and recycling over incineration or landfilling. However, the impact of such a transition on environmental emissions of contaminants like bisphenol A (BPA) during waste-handling is not fully understood. To address this, a material flow analysis (MFA) was constructed for selected waste categories in Norway, for which the amount recycled is expected to increase in the future; glass, vehicle, electronic, plastic and combustible waste...
January 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094157/stabilization-of-tannery-sludge-by-co-treatment-with-aluminum-anodizing-sludge-and-phytotoxicity-of-end-products
#3
E Pantazopoulou, O Zebiliadou, M Mitrakas, A Zouboulis
A global demand for efficient re-utilization of produced solid wastes, which is based on the principles of re-use and recycling, results to a circular economy, where one industry's waste becomes another's raw material and it can be used in a more efficient and sustainable way. In this study, the influence of a by-product addition, such as aluminum anodizing sludge, on tannery waste (air-dried sludge) stabilization was examined. The chemical characterization of tannery waste leachate, using the EN 12457-2 standard leaching test, reveals that tannery waste cannot be accepted even in landfills for hazardous wastes, according to the EU Decision 2003/33/EC...
January 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094156/removal-of-toxic-metals-during-biological-treatment-of-landfill-leachates
#4
T Robinson
Progressive implementation of the European Water Framework Directive has resulted in substantial changes in limits for discharges of heavy metals both to watercourses, and to sewer. The objective of this paper is to provide original, real, full-scale data obtained for removal of metals during aerobic biological leachate treatment, and also to report on studies carried out to look at further trace metal removal. Polishing technologies examined and investigated include; the incorporation of ultrafiltration (UF) membranes into biological treatment systems, the use of ion exchange, and of activated carbon polishing processes...
January 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094155/sustainable-options-for-the-utilization-of-solid-residues-from-wine-production
#5
Nansen Zhang, Andrew Hoadley, Jim Patel, Seng Lim, Chao'en Li
The efficient use of solid organic waste materials is an issue of particular importance for the wine industry. This paper focuses on the valorization of grape marc, the major component of winery organic waste (60-70%). Two methods were designed and compared: combustion to generate electricity, and the pyrolysis for the production of bio-char, bio-oil, and bio-gas. Each of these processes was analysed to determine their economic and environmental viability. The flow-sheeting software, ASPEN PLUS, was used to model the two cases...
January 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089402/aerobic-composting-of-digested-residue-eluted-from-dry-methane-fermentation-to-develop-a-zero-emission-process
#6
Yu-Lian Huang, Zhao-Yong Sun, Xiao-Zhong Zhong, Ting-Ting Wang, Li Tan, Yue-Qin Tang, Kenji Kida
Digested residue remained at the end of a process for the production of fuel ethanol and methane from kitchen garbage. To develop a zero-emission process, the compostability of the digested residue was assessed to obtain an added-value fertilizer. Composting of the digested residue by adding matured compost and a bulking agent was performed using a lab-scale composting reactor. The composting process showed that volatile total solid (VTS) degradation mainly occurred during the first 13days, and the highest VTS degradation efficiency was about 27% at the end...
January 12, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089401/recycling-organic-wastes-to-agricultural-land-as-a-way-to-improve-its-quality-a-field-study-to-evaluate-benefits-and-risks
#7
P Alvarenga, P Palma, C Mourinha, M Farto, J Dôres, M Patanita, C Cunha-Queda, T Natal-da-Luz, M Renaud, J P Sousa
A field study was established to assess the effects of a sewage sludge (SS), a mixed municipal solid waste compost (MMSWC) and a compost produced from agricultural wastes (AWC), in a Vertisol, using Lolium multiflorum L. The amendments were applied for two consecutive years: 6, 12 and 24t dry matter ha(-1) for SS, and the amendment doses for MMSWC and AWC were calculated to deliver the same amount of organic matter (OM) per unit area. The amendments had significant beneficial effects on some soil properties (e...
January 12, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089400/selective-sequential-separation-of-abs-hips-and-pvc-from-automobile-and-electronic-waste-shredder-residue-by-hybrid-nano-fe-ca-cao-assisted-ozonisation-process
#8
Srinivasa Reddy Mallampati, Byoung Ho Lee, Yoshiharu Mitoma, Cristian Simion
The separation of plastics containing brominated flame retardants (BFR) like (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), high-impact polystyrene (HIPS), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)) from automobile and electronic waste shredder residue (ASR/ESR) are a major concern for thermal recycling. In laboratory scale tests using a hybrid nano-Fe/Ca/CaO assisted ozonation treatment has been found to selectively hydrophilize the surface of ABS/HIPS and PVC plastics, enhancing ABS wettability and thereby promoting its separation from ASR/ESR by means of froth flotation...
January 12, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089399/a-mass-balance-model-to-estimate-the-rate-of-composting-methane-oxidation-and-anaerobic-digestion-in-soil-covers-and-shallow-waste-layers
#9
Reza Rafiee, Lizanne Obersky, Sihuang Xie, William P Clarke
Although CH4 oxidation in landfill soil covers is widely studied, the extent of composting and CH4 oxidation in underlying waste layers has been speculated but not measured. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a mass balance model to estimate the simultaneous rates of anaerobic digestion (rAD), CH4 oxidation (rOX) and composting (rCOM) in environments where O2 penetration is variable and zones of aerobic and anaerobic activity are intermingled. The modelled domain could include, as an example, a soil cover and the underlying shallow waste to a nominated depth...
January 12, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089398/high-temperature-investigations-on-optimising-the-recovery-of-copper-from-waste-printed-circuit-boards
#10
R Cayumil, M Ikram-Ul-Haq, R Khanna, R Saini, P S Mukherjee, B K Mishra, V Sahajwalla
High temperature pyrolysis investigations were carried out on waste printed circuit boards (PCBs) in the temperature range 800-1000°C under inert conditions, with an aim to determine optimal operating conditions for the recovery of copper. Pyrolysis residues were characterized using ICP-OES analysis, SEM/EDS and XRD investigations. Copper foils were successfully recovered after pyrolysis at 800°C for 10-20 min; the levels of Pb and Sn present were found to be quite low and these were generally present near the foil edges...
January 12, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089397/challenges-for-critical-raw-material-recovery-from-weee-the-case-study-of-gallium
#11
Maximilian Ueberschaar, Sarah Julie Otto, Vera Susanne Rotter
Gallium and gallium compounds are more frequently used in future oriented technologies such as photovoltaics, light diodes and semiconductor technology. In the long term the supply risk is estimated to be critical. Germany is one of the major primary gallium producer, recycler of gallium from new scrap and GaAs wafer producer. Therefore, new concepts for a resource saving handling of gallium and appropriate recycling strategies have to be designed. This study focus on options for a possible recycling of gallium from waste electric and electronic equipment...
January 12, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089204/effect-of-low-aeration-rate-on-simultaneous-nitrification-and-denitrification-in-an-intermittent-aeration-aged-refuse-bioreactor-treating-leachate
#12
Xiaojie Sun, Hongxia Zhang, Zhaowen Cheng, Siming Wang
Three intermittent aeration aged refuse bioreactors (ARBs), A, B, and C, with aeration rates of 670, 1340, and 2010L/m(3) aged refuse·d in stage 1, and 670, 503, and 335L/m(3) aged refuse·d in stage 2 were constructed to evaluate the effect of low aeration rate on leachate treatment by simultaneous nitrification and denitrification (SND). Results show that SND can be achieved and improved by reasonably adjusting the aeration rate of the ARB. In stage 1, the average chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal rates of ARBs A, B, and C were 91%, 92%, and 93%, respectively...
January 11, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089203/carbon-footprint-and-energy-use-of-food-waste-management-options-for-fresh-fruit-and-vegetables-from-supermarkets
#13
Mattias Eriksson, Johanna Spångberg
Food waste is a problem with economic, environmental and social implications, making it both important and complex. Previous studies have addressed food waste management options at the less prioritised end of the waste hierarchy, but information on more prioritised levels is also needed when selecting the best available waste management options. Investigating the global warming potential and primary energy use of different waste management options offers a limited perspective, but is still important for validating impacts from the waste hierarchy in a local context...
January 11, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081994/sustainable-use-of-tannery-sludge-in-brick-manufacturing-in-bangladesh
#14
Md Ariful Islam Juel, Al Mizan, Tanvir Ahmed
Chromium-rich tannery sludge generated from tanneries has the potential to become a serious environmental burden in Bangladesh and a promising avenue for disposal of this sludge is by stabilizing it in clay brick products. But for sustainable industrial application of such technique it needs to be ensured first that the engineering properties of bricks as a building material are not diminished by addition of sludge, the process becomes energy efficient compared to alternatives and the use of such bricks do not pose any harmful environmental effects in the long run...
January 9, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081993/biomethanization-of-olive-mill-solid-waste-after-phenols-recovery-through-low-temperature-thermal-pre-treatment
#15
Antonio Serrano, Fernando G Fermoso, Guillermo Rodríguez-Gutierrez, Juan Fernandez-Bolaños, Rafael Borja
Due to the high polluting potential of Olive Mill Solid Waste (OMSW), it is necessary to develop an economical and environmental-friendly sustainable management method. OMSW anaerobic digestion has been shown to be an interesting management alternative, although it should be optimized to improve its economic viability. In the present study, low-temperature thermal pre-treatment of OMSW is proposed to allow the extraction of high added-value compounds, such as phenols, and to enhance the subsequent biomethanization of the substrate...
January 9, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089082/backcasting-to-identify-food-waste-prevention-and-mitigation-opportunities-for-infant-feeding-in-maternity-services
#16
Yvonne Ryan-Fogarty, Genevieve Becker, Richard Moles, Bernadette O'Regan
Food waste in hospitals is of major concern for two reasons: one, healthcare needs to move toward preventative and demand led models for sustainability and two, food system sustainability needs to seek preventative measures such as diet adaptation and waste prevention. The impact of breast-milk substitute use on health services are well established in literature in terms of healthcare implications, cost and resourcing, however as a food demand and waste management issue little has been published to date. This paper presents the use of a desk based backcasting method to analyse food waste prevention, mitigation and management options within the Irish Maternity Service...
January 6, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065548/effect-of-inoculation-with-white-rot-fungi-and-fungal-consortium-on-the-composting-efficiency-of-municipal-solid-waste
#17
Stanislava Voběrková, Magdalena D Vaverková, Alena Burešová, Dana Adamcová, Martina Vršanská, Jindřich Kynický, Martin Brtnický, Vojtěch Adam
An investigation was carried out on the effect of inoculation methods on the compost of an organic fraction of municipal solid waste. Three types of white-rot fungi (Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Trametes versicolor and Fomes fomentarius), and a consortium of these fungi, were used. The study assessed their influence on microbial enzymatic activities and the quality of the finished compost. It was found that the addition of white-rot fungi to municipal solid waste (after 37days of composting) could be a useful strategy for enhancing the properties of the final compost product...
January 5, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063835/production-of-an-alternative-fuel-by-the-co-pyrolysis-of-landfill-recovered-plastic-wastes-and-used-lubrication-oils
#18
Sacha Breyer, Loucine Mekhitarian, Bart Rimez, B Haut
This work is a preliminary study for the development of a co-pyrolysis process of plastic wastes excavated from a landfill and used lubrication oils, with the aim to produce an alternative liquid fuel for industrial use. First, thermogravimetric experiments were carried out with pure plastics (HDPE, LDPE, PP and PS) and oils (a motor oil and a mixture of used lubrication oils) in order to highlight the interactions occurring between a plastic and an oil during their co-pyrolysis. It appears that the main decomposition event of each component takes place at higher temperatures when the components are mixed than when they are alone, possibly because the two components stabilize each other during their co-pyrolysis...
January 4, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063834/statistical-assessment-of-dumpsite-soil-suitability-to-enhance-methane-bio-oxidation-under-interactive-influence-of-substrates-and-temperature
#19
Somvir Bajar, Anita Singh, C P Kaushik, Anubha Kaushik
Biocovers are considered as the most effective and efficient way to treat methane (CH4) emission from dumpsites and landfills. Active methanotrophs in the biocovers play a crucial role in reduction of emissions through microbiological methane oxidation. Several factors affecting methane bio-oxidation (MOX) have been well documented, however, their interactive effect on the oxidation process needs to be explored. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to investigate the suitability of a dumpsite soil to be employed as biocover, under the influence of substrate concentrations (CH4 and O2) and temperature at variable incubation periods...
January 4, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063833/the-hibernating-mobile-phone-dead-storage-as-a-barrier-to-efficient-electronic-waste-recovery
#20
Garrath T Wilson, Grace Smalley, James R Suckling, Debra Lilley, Jacquetta Lee, Richard Mawle
Hibernation, the dead storage period when a mobile phone is still retained by the user at its end-of-life, is both a common and a significant barrier to the effective flow of time-sensitive stock value within a circular economic model. In this paper we present the findings of a survey of 181 mobile phone owners, aged between 18-25years old, living and studying in the UK, which explored mobile phone ownership, reasons for hibernation, and replacement motives. This paper also outlines and implements a novel mechanism for quantifying the mean hibernation period based on the survey findings...
January 4, 2017: Waste Management
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