Waste Technology

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

incineration plant facts

Incineration Plant Facts

A first of our waste incineration plant facts is that a “burner” (this being the derogatory term of the anti-incinerator capaigners) is an important facility for the preservation of public health as it involves protecting the environment in a number of ways. Unless the waste materials are properly disposed of by the waste incinerator plant, […]

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What is Commercial Composting?

We were recently asked; “What is Commercial Composting” and since one person asked we wrote a definition, as follows below: Commercial composting is the composting carried out principally as a method of waste disposal that diverts this organic waste away from landfills. If the feedstock is green waste or another “MSW residual waste” organic material […]

An example of commercial windrow composting.

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 […]

A Large In Vessel Composting Installation

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 […]

Estech waste Autoclave Pilot plant

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. Autoclaves have for long been used […]


Advantages and Disadvantages of In-vessel Composting Food Waste

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


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 slightly sloping, horizontally mounted, rotating […]

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 […]