Tag: waste-to-energy

Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the incineration of waste. WtE is a form of energy recovery. Most WtE processes produce electricity and/or heat directly through combustion, or produce a combustible fuel commodity, such as methane, methanol, ethanol or synthetic fuels.

No Fly Zone?

No Fly Zone?

At this year’s SWANApalooza, I sat in on a session in which Jay Hatho, the CIO and senior vice president at SCS Engineers, explained that the widespread use of drones in the waste industry is still years away.

Waste management is, however, embracing the benefits of big data, and one

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

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA CEO Accepts PRECO Electronics’ 2016 Excellence in Safety Award
The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Executive Director and CEO, David Biderman, accepted PRECO Electronics’ Excellence in Safety Award at a ceremony at SWANA’s headquarters.

Tamara Humpherys, PRECO Electronics’ Marketing and Communications Manager, presented the award to Biderman and Jesse Maxwell, SWANA’s

How to Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

How to Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

Picture, if you will, the locker room before a hockey game. The players are strapping on updated versions of medieval armor. They intensely prepare for a rousting contest. This careful preparation contributes to their future success. The same is true in planning for a successful career in the solid waste

SWANA News

SWANA’s Safety Ambassador Program Named “Safety Initiative of the Year” By Waste Dive

The Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Safety Ambassador program has been named the winner of the 2016 Dive Awards: Safety Initiative of the Year by Waste Dive, a leading industry news publisher.

Across the waste and recycling industry,

Guest Editorial: Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

Guest Editorial: Future-Proof Your Solid Waste Career

Picture, if you will, the locker room before a hockey game. The players are strapping on updated versions of medieval armor. They intensely prepare for a rousting contest. This careful preparation contributes to their future success. The same is true in planning for a successful career in the solid waste

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

Collection of Organic Wastes From High-Rise Buildings and Apartment Complexes

This article provides highlights from a research memorandum recently published by the SWANA Applied Research Foundation (ARF) on the collection of organic wastes from high-rise buildings and apartment complexes. This research need was identified by North Vancouver, British Columbia, and selected for investigation during FY2012 (July 2011 through June 2012).

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

The Elements of Waste Transfer Operations

Transfer trailers exist because of transfer stations. Transfer trailer trucks financially justify the building and operating of transfer stations, since their larger capacities achieve the necessary economies of scale that minimize the overall costs of over land bulk transport. Common sense and accounting show that it is less expensive to

ISWA Study Tour on Waste-To-Energy 2017

ISWA Study Tour on Waste-To-Energy 2017

After 7 successful Waste-To-Energy Study Tours with more than 130 participants from all 5 continents – we are pleased to offer the 8th ISWA Study Tour Waste-to-Energy, June 18 – 23, 2017.

The technical tour combines site visits to 10 different plants and facilities in operation in Alpine Germany and Austria

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