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Alternatives to Incineration

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Next week is the Public Hearing for an appeal by Rossco Investments, aka Mr Simon Howie, against North Lanarkshire Council's June 09 refusal of planning permission for an A8 Trade Park. The appeal relates to land adjacent to the site of a proposed pyrolysis plant at Carnbroe, and will take place... read more North Lanarkshire Council publishes decision, 21 April 2010   North Lanarkshire Council has now submitted details of its recent decision to refuse planning consent to Simon Howie to build a waste pyrolysis plant at Carnbroe. Click here to see the decision in full (Word Doc). Four reasons are given, including: ...
of organic materials and/or substances. Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems are described as " thermal treatment ". Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into incinerator bottom ash , flue gases , particulates , and heat , which can in turn be used to generate electric power . The flue gases are cleaned of pollutants before they are dispersed in the atmosphere . Incineration with energy recovery is one of several waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies such as gasification , Plasma arc gasification , pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion . Incineration may also be implemented without ...
Incineration overused for medical waste -
N.C. facilities processed 47,800 tons of medical waste in fiscal 2009, state records show. That includes 17,500 tons that were incinerated. BMWNC's Matthews incinerator burned 4,391 tons that came from 28 N.C. counties and 10 other states. The Matthews facility released 3,740 pounds of toxic or hazardous air pollutants in 2008, according to Mecklenburg County files, all within limits for those pollutants. The N.C. Division of Waste Management has approved 10 alternative methods, such as chemical disinfection and heat treatment, with little or no environmental releases. Alternative disposal methods exist for nearly all the ... market research, surveys and trends
Opposition mounts to Devonport waste incinerator
More than 100 people gathered at St Budeaux community centre last night to voice their opposition to the incinerator which is proposed for the north yard of Devonport dockyard. Tony Staunton, of Unite, opened the meeting, stressing the campaign – led by action group Incineration Is Wrong (IIW) – was beyond party politics, as it would affect people in Barne Barton, St Budeaux, Camels Head, Ham, Efford and beyond, regardless of their political allegiances. He also stressed the urgent need for Plymouth people to get themselves informed, organised and active to successfully oppose the incinerator. The meeting follows a ... market research, surveys and trends


Alternatives to Incineration
Municipal and hospital waste incinerators, are considered to be the largest dioxin sources in industrial countries. PVC plastic is probably the single most significant source of chlorine in these incinerators - the element necessary for dioxin generation. Incinerators that burn hazardous waste from industry are also point sources of dioxin. Strategies to prevent the generation of these incinerable waste streams currently exist: by toxic use reduction planning within industries; by waste reduction and alternative forms of sterilisation in hospitals; and by efficient reduction, recycling ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Alternatives to Incineration: There's More Than One Way to Remediate
Hazardous waste is everywhere. It comes from paints, motor oil, hair spray, household cleaners, automotive chemicals, and all kinds of toxic medical, industrial and military products. Most industrial processes--from which come cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, computers and garden pesticides--generate wastes that the EPA, acting under the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), says can harm human health or the environment if not properly managed. As a waste-disposal technology, incineration has been around for about 500,000 years--an interesting spinoff of that timely Homo erectus discovery, fire. For millennia, incineration ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Landfill offers alternative uses
WILLMAR — With limited space at the county’s sanitary landfill, and a need for alternative energy sources, Kandiyohi County is starting to explore a future marriage between the two. By: Carolyn Lange , West Central Tribune Discussing other uses A landfill worker moves trash Tuesday at the Kandiyohi County Sanitary Landfill. Kandiyohi County officials are discussing whether the landfill would make a good waste-to-energy site. Tribune photo by Gary Miller WILLMAR — With limited space at the county’s sanitary landfill, and a need for alternative energy sources, Kandiyohi County is starting to explore a future marriage between the two. market trends, news research and surveys resources
Greg Breining: Going green? Good luck ...
Many of us who care about the environment are full of good intentions and straightforward beliefs about how we, and others, should behave. We drive little cars, take short showers, dutifully recycle, buy local food, rip out buckthorn -- and aver that others should do the same. Which goes to show that environmentalism can be its own kind of religion. But as the journalist H. L. Mencken wrote, "There is always a well-known solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong." A good example: eating local as a way to cut down on "food miles" and thus save fossil fuel, reduce the production of greenhouse gases and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


GAO/NSIAD-94-123 - NSIAD-94-123 Chemical Weapons Destruction ...
mentioned as feasible alternatives to incineration-steam gasification and plasma arc pyrolysis-are at the conceptual design stage of development, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Research Opportunities for Managing the Department of Energy's ...
The following HTML text is provided to enhance online readability. Many aspects of typography translate only awkwardly to HTML. Please use the page image as the authoritative form to ensure accuracy. Research Opportunities for Managing the Department of Energy’s Transuranic and Mixed Wastes Incineration has been a tool for managing wastes containing low levels of radioactive contamination since the early stages of the nuclear industry. A review published almost 30 years ago described radioactive waste incineration in the United States and eight foreign countries (Perkins, 1976). In 1992, WASTECH, a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Why don't we burn our garbage? - Yahoo! Answers
Instead of creating landfills and adding to massive trash piles that sit and multiply in size why don't we incinerate the garbage we produce? Purely hypothetical - what would this mean? -Obviously we wouldn't set ablaze in open air destructing our atmosphere with the pollution from the trash so why not create warehouse-size kilns (basically)? -In order to disintegrate even the most withstanding materials, (metal, etc.) we'll need an extremely hot flame. Is this possible for a large area (such as a warehouse)? -How long would it take to burn the average cubic foot of trash? Given that everyday garbage ...
PET kegs - the future of beer distribution to the on-trade ...
Companies such as ecoKeg, KeyKeg and Petainer are marketing non-refillable PET kegs for the distribution of beer, wine and cider, and some major brewers, e.g. Carlsberg and Heineken, have launched dispense systems based on this technology, but currently only target the off-trade and HORECA channels. As one-way PET containers seem to offer potentially significant cost savings (lower weight, no keg tracking, no washing or refilling) and have a lower carbon footprint than metal kegs, will they evenutally replace the latter in on-trade distribution? Seeing as no major brewer seems to have concrete plans of doing so in the immediate ...