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Street Waste Cleansing – Importance of Street Cleansing

Many cities spend between a third and half of their solid waste budgets on street cleansing. In many cases, their management system rarely draws the interest of technical personnel working in this areas. The cost of removing waste which has been scattered in the street is much higher than that ... Read More »

Source Reduction – Definition and Advantages In Waste Management

Solid waste management strategies have changed from end-of-pipe treatment technology to end-of-pipe waste reduction, in order to minimize environmental degradation. At the United Nation Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, an agreement among the participating nations emphasized the reducing waste, maximizing environmentally sound waste recycling ... Read More »

Source Reduction, On-Site Processing and Storage Of Solid Waste

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Environment waste source reduction Environment waste source reduction means reducing the amount and/or toxicities of waste before it enters the municipal waste management system or it is discharged into the environment. In solid waste management, the term environment waste source reduction is used to describe waste minimization and hazard reduction ... Read More »

Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Waste

Chemical Properties of Solid Waste The chemical properties of solid waste may be characterized in several ways, including: general classes of chemical compounds ultimate analysis proximate analysis flushing point of flash energy content These chemical properties of solid waste are important in assessing alternative treatment and/or recovery options. Knowledge of ... Read More »

Waste Transfer Stations are helping the Environment

Advantages of Waste Transfer Stations in Waste Management

Transfer stations are the sites on which transfer of waste is carried out, placed on small and the larger vehicles from transformation over long distances directly to the processing or final disposal site. At their simplest, they can consist of open grounds where waste is unloaded from vehicle and subsequently ... Read More »

Leachate – Different Treatment Processes For Leachate

leachate in landfills

Leachate can be treated in different ways. The treatment processes available for leachate are described in brief below. Leachate Treatment Process Comment Evaporation Depending on climate conditions, it may be more suitable for developing countries. Protective measures should be taken to prevent water pollution, particularly during the rainy season. Re-circulation ... Read More »

Land Disposal Techniques Helping Environment Control

land disposal techniques

Land disposal is one of the most important topics when it comes to solid waste disposal. Land disposal techniques are categorized into 3 types. Underground injection Farming and Landfills.  Land Disposal Techniques – Underground Injection In a location where the environment is suitable, it is possible to inject potentially hazardous waste ... Read More »

What is Healthcare Waste Management (HCW) – 2 categories of HCW

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What is Healthcare Waste? Healthcare waste (HCW) is defined as the total waste originating from all healthcare establishments, laboratories and research facilities (both human and animal), blood bank and collection center, funeral and ambulance services and also the waste arising from treatment in the home. A major fraction of the ... Read More »

4 Different Thermal Treatment of Waste

Thermal treatment of waste is a developing and exciting new area of waste treatment.  These  technologies are described in brief  below to get a general idea about the process, so take a peek Thermal Treatment of Waste Description Incineration of waste Well-established and proven technology, while ongoing development is continuing  ... Read More »

Waste Management Strategies and Legislation

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The use of several strategies changes the environmental and economic sustainability of solid waste management. Establishment of environmentally compatible national strategy, regulations and standards, and their strict enforcement is key to pollution prevention across all environmental media-soil, water, air and noise pollution. Most industrialized countries have  national and community waste management ... Read More »