Tag: incinerator

Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials.[1] Incineration and other high-temperature waste treatment systems are described as “thermal treatment”. Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into ash, flue gas, and heat. The ash is mostly formed by the inorganic constituents of the waste, and may take the form of solid lumps or particulates carried by the flue gas. The flue gases must be cleaned of gaseous and particulate pollutants before they are dispersed into the atmosphere. In some cases, the heat generated by incineration can be used to generate electric power.

Reader Profile: Wayne Hamada

Reader Profile: Wayne Hamada

Living on an island with its limited footprint calls for creative solutions for handling solid waste. The efforts of Honolulu’s solid waste division—guided by Energy Recovery Administrator Wayne Hamada—earned SWANA’s 2016 Waste-to-Energy Gold Award. Over the years, one of two landfills closed, leaving the other and an incinerator operating, until

Are You Considering a Waste Composition Study?…Why and for What?

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) has an extensive solid waste-related library. At times, the historical section feels much like the old attic of my parents, but old “solid waste stuff” can be interesting. I did a little bit of “attic searching,” and my earliest relevant waste composition find was

The Shape of MRFs to Come – Part 1

The Shape of MRFs to Come – Part 1

Advances in automated processing are transforming the art of materials recovery.

Organic waste: that’s another matter, especially if you’re in recycling. It’s food, organic and otherwise, and assorted biologic debris. In the trash, it soaks your paper, dirties your cans and bottles. Commingled in the recurring mega-tonnage of refuse arriving at

New Waste Transfer Building Opens in Harrisburg

New Waste Transfer Building Opens in Harrisburg

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) just reached a major milestone in the transformation of the former Harrisburg incinerator site, with the opening of a new 29,800 square-foot facility at the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex (SRMC) in Harrisburg. The building adds transfer, maintenance, and administrative

Good Neighborliness

Some waste management axioms:

If you have a landfill, transfer station, compost site, or material recovery facility (MRF), it stinks.
If your collection truck is dirty, it stinks.
If the collection crew’s outfits are dirty, your truck stinks.
If there’s litter near your facility you caused it.
If there’s litter in the neighborhood on collection

A Dirty MRF for Indy?

Controversy swirls around the recent contract between the city of Indianapolis, IN, and Covanta to allow the building of a $45 million materials recovery facility to sort recyclables from municipal solid waste. Commonly referred to as “dirty MRFs,” these facilities enable residents to throw trash and recyclables into one curbside

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