Waste Technology

The technology used by the waste management industry to treat and process waste into higher value outputs.

Incineration Plant Facts

A waste incineration plant is an important facility for public health as it involves protects the environment in a number of ways. Unless the waste materials are properly disposed by the waste incinerator plant, it may be a serious hazard for the community. The main type of waste incinerator plant used around the world is […]

What is Commercial Composting?

Commercial composting is the composting which carried out principally as a method of waste disposal which diverts this organic waste away from landfill. In the feedstock is green waste, or another “MSW residual waste” free organic material these facilities can produce a high quality compost used for garden and horticultural applications. In the developed nations […]

Windrow Composting

Windrow composting is a way of generating compost by piling organic matter into extended rows or arc-like piles. The piles are turned over by large machinery to preserve even levels of heat, humidity, and oxygen content. Piles will usually range from four to eight feet tall and 14-16 feet in length. Windrow composting is a […]

Large In-vessel Composting Systems: What are They and How Do They Work?

Progressive cities and many urban centers around the world are now installing large-scale in-vessel composting systems as part of their total MSW management. Large scale in-vessel composting, which makes high quality compost through the use of enclosed “reactors” that closely monitor temperature and oxygen levels throughout the biodegradation of organic materials, is popular. In-vessel composting […]

Autoclave Technology for Municipal Solid Waste Management

Autoclaving is defined as a form of Mechanical Heat Treatment (MHT) which takes place as a batch process and comprises steam processing of residual MSW, in a vessel under the action of pressure. This is contrasted with other MHT waste treatment technologies which are continuous and don’t involve pressurization.   Autoclave and Steam Plant – Estech […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of In-vessel Composting Food Waste

The in-vessel composting of food waste is being carried our increasingly, particularly in the United Kingdom, with the prime purpose being to divert this waste from landfill, in order to comply with the EU requirements for the reduction in organic materials being placed in landfills. In this discussion, the advantages of in-vessel composting will be […]

11 March 2011 The Dano Drum

“The Dano Drum provides waste volume reduction and segregation in one simple rotating drum system.” The Keppel Seghers DANO® DRUM has been around for more than 20 years. There are many examples, and it is a technology for which there is good performance data. The main component is a large is a slightly sloping, horizontally mounted, […]

Waste Incineration Plants: Background to Their Use

Waste Incineration Plants (also known as WtE facilities) should not be seen as a replacement for material recycling. WtE is designed to complement recycling programs because not all waste is feasible to recycle. Incineration is an engineering process that uses thermal decomposition in a highly oxidative environment to decompose organic molecules into simple compounds, predominantly […]

What is Solid Waste Management?

Solid Waste Management is the activity of collecting, processing, and disposing of society’s solid waste in a safe and sustainable manner, to ensure the health of each citizen is not impaired by rotting wastes, and physically obstructed thoroughfares. “Society’s systems to deal with waste, in a sustainable way at minimum cost” In recent years in […]