Waste Management

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Thu, 07/02/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Jiemin Zhu, Qingju Hao, Junjiang Chen, Manli Hu, Tingting Tu, Changsheng Jiang With the purpose of fully understanding the potential toxicity of heavy metals of various particle sizes in fly ash (FA) and finding an optimal chemical reagent stabilization scheme for fly ash with single or mixture reagents, basic physicochemical characteristics of FA was investigated using multiple...
Sun, 06/21/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Hiba N. Abu Tayeh, Hassan Azaizeh, Yoram Gerchman Olive mill solid waste (OMSW) is an abundant agricultural waste without viable solution. The effects of OMSW different pretreatments (microwave or autoclave), different additives (water, formic, or sulfuric acid), and utilization of different saccharification enzymes (Cellic® CTec2 or Accellerase® 1500) were tested on saccharification...
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Teng Wang, Shuangshuang Huang, Tianming Fu, Jinping Li, Xian Zhou, Yongjie Xue, Haobo Hou Novel and efficient drying method based on electromagnetic induction plate (EMI-P) heating was used to treat sewage sludge (SS). This work focused on the effects of EMI-P action on heavy metals (HMs) in dried SS. Surface functional groups, surface chemistry and microstructures of SS treated were...
Wed, 05/06/2020 - 03:34
Author(s): Zhan Chen, Guangwei Yu, Yin Wang, Xingdong Wang In this work, the hydrothermal coupling pyrolysis (HTP) method was used to treat municipal solid waste incineration fly ash (IFA) and municipal sewage sludge (MSS). The regulation of migration mechanism of heavy metals (HMs), which included Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb, were investigated, including the conditional effects of hydrothermal...
Fri, 03/13/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Yingchao Cheng, Sylwia Oleszek, Kenji Shiota, Kazuyuki Oshita, Masaki Takaoka We investigated the distribution of 18 elements including non-volatiles (Al, P, Ca, Fe, Mg, K, Mn, Cu, Na, Cr, and Ni), semi-volatiles (Zn, Pb, Ag, As, and Cd), and volatiles (Hg and S) and compared their behaviors in two types of full-scale sewage sludge mono-incinerators, namely, a step-grate stoker (GS)...
Thu, 03/05/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Yonggang Xu, Tianxia Bai, Yubo Yan, Kuirong Ma In order to improve characteristics of biochar, especially enhance immobilization of heavy metals in biochar, swine manure was pyrolyzed at low pyrolysis temperature (300 °C, 400 °C and 500 °C) with different amounts of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) added (0.5% and 2%, W/W). Results showed that NaOH addition during pyrolysis increased the pH, EC...
Mon, 03/02/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Manling Zhang, Mengru Guo, Bingru Zhang, Fengting Li, Hongtao Wang, Hebin Zhang A novel heavy metal chelating agent, dithiocarboxylate-functionalized polyaminoamide dendrimer (PAMAM-0G-DTC), was evaluated for the stabilization of heavy metals from municipal solids waste incineration (MSWI) fly ash. PAMAM-0G-DTC achieved overall stabilization performance at a lower dosage (3% w/w) and a...
Mon, 03/02/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Picheng Gong, Huiling Liu, Chen Cai, Gang Wang, Yanjun Xin, Xiaohu Dai Penicillin V mycelial residue (PMR) is a byproduct of the pharmaceutical industry and may be disposed through land application after alkaline-thermal treatment. However, the efficacy of alkaline-thermally treated PMR in soil amelioration and the potential contamination risk caused by introduced penicillin V are...
Sun, 02/09/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Qihang Wang, Zongyuan Lai, Jun Mu, Demiao Chu, Xiaorong ZangAbstractCork is light, porous, carbon-rich, and renewable, which leads to competitive advantages in the preparation of biochar, as compared to other biomass material. In this work, we propose to convert cork powder into cork-based biochar as Cu (II) adsorbent via slow pyrolysis, thereby providing a reliable and simple method...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): F. Guilayn, M. Benbrahim, M. Rouez, M. Crest, D. Patureau, J. JimenezAbstractDigestate valorization is a key challenge for the feasibility of Anaerobic Digestion plants. In this study, humic-like substances (HLS) extracted from two digestates (sewage sludge and manure) were used for the biostimulation of hydroponic cultures of Lactuca sativa (lettuce) at different doses and compared to...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Xinlei Sun, Yaolin YiAbstractIncineration bottom ash (IBA) of municipal solid waste is a potential construction material for civil engineering. However, the possible leaching of trace heavy metals from IBA is a concern. Water washing is a simple and economic method to remove heavy metals from IBA. In order to optimize the water washing process of IBA, this study investigated the pH...
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Halenur Kurmus, Abbas MohajeraniAbstractCigarette butts, one of the most abundant forms of waste in the world, contain more than 4000 toxic chemicals and pose serious risks to the health of wildlife, humans, and marine and freshwater organisms. Although trivial in size, trillions of cigarettes are produced every year worldwide, resulting in the accumulation of tonnes of toxic waste...
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Dongyuan Chu, Zhi-Long Ye, Shaohua ChenAbstractThe generation of landfill leachate nanofiltration concentrate (LLNC) has been a dilemma for leachate treatment plants because it contains large amounts of refractory organics with low molecular weight (LMWO), as well as heavy metals (HMs), and is difficult to handle. The coagulation removal of LMWOs is a significant challenge, as is the...
Wed, 01/08/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Kang Xie, Hongyun Hu, Sihua Xu, Tongzhou Chen, Yongda Huang, Yuhan Yang, Fu Yang, Hong YaoAbstractThermal treatment could effectively realize the detoxification of heavy metals in municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) fly ash through the approach of removal or stabilization process. To lower the operating temperature and suppress the evaporation of heavy metals, a molten salts (...
Tue, 01/07/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Guanyi Chen, Shu Tian, Bin Liu, Mingtao Hu, Wenchao Ma, Xiangping LiAbstractIn this paper, excavated waste was added to sewage sludge for co-pyrolysis, aiming to stablize the heavy metals in sewage sludge. The effect of co-pyrolysis with various pretreatment (e.g. cooling, drying and hydrothermal pretreatment) on heavy metals stabilization was studied using orthogonal test. The results...
Sat, 01/04/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Zheng Peng, Roland Weber, Yong Ren, Jianwei Wang, Yangzhao Sun, Lifang WangAbstractA recycling and disposal technology for municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) fly ash using high temperature sintering process was evaluated in an industrial scale facility with daily disposal capacity of 100 t/d. The emission, mass balance and distribution characteristics of polychlorinated dibenzo-p...
Thu, 12/26/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): S.A. Viczek, A. Aldrian, R. Pomberger, R. SarcAbstractAntimony, arsenic, cadmium, chlorine, chromium, cobalt, lead, mercury, nickel and their compounds are commonly used in the industrial production of various goods. At the end of the product life cycle, these elements enter the waste system as constituents of the products. Mixed municipal and commercial wastes are landfilled,...
Sat, 12/21/2019 - 03:37
Author(s): Tiantian Liu, Zhiqun Bao, Keqiang QiuAbstractUntil today, there are still many problems that must be solved through innovative research to make the recycling of spent lead-acid batteries and the separation of Pb-Sb alloy more environmentally friendly and energy-saving. In this paper, a novel method for regenerating lead paste, by vacuum reduction reaction coupling with separation of Pb...
Tue, 12/17/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Jing Gao, Changqing Dong, Ying Zhao, Xiaoying Hu, Wu Qin, Xiaoqiang Wang, Junjiao Zhang, Junjie Xue, Xuming ZhangAbstractIn this paper, B2O3 was used as a fluxing agent to reduce the melting temperature of municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) fly ash and promote the glassy phase formation. Ash fusion temperature (AFT) test, atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), X-ray diffraction(...
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Xiao-xia Guo, Hong-tao Liu, Jun ZhangAbstractLarge amounts of organic wastes, which pose a severe threat to the environment, can be thermally pyrolyzed to produce biochar. Biochar has many potential uses owing to its unique physicochemical properties and attracts increasing attentions. Therefore, this review focuses on the agronomic functions of biochar used as compost additives and...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Benqin Yang, Xukun Li, Zhiqiang Lin, Die Hu, Yanmei Liu, Xuejun PanAbstractLaboratory investigations documented enzyme activity, heavy metals’ bioavailability and the bacterial community during co-bioevaporation treatment of food waste and landfill leachate. The activities of dehydrogenase, protease, urease and phosphatase were sensitive to the changes in operating temperature inherent...
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Daniel J. Lane, Olli Sippula, Hanna Koponen, Mikko Heimonen, Sirpa Peräniemi, Anna Lähde, Niko M. Kinnunen, Taina Nivajärvi, Narasinha Shurpali, Jorma JokiniemiAbstractThis study assesses the volatility of 15 elements (As, Bi, C, Cd, Cl, Cu, K, Mn, Na, P, Pb, S, Sb, Sn, and Zn) during thermal processing of fly ashes obtained from four waste-to-energy plants and one wood-combustion...
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 03:18
Author(s): Limei Chen, Yanfen Liao, Xiaoqian Ma, Yadong NiuAbstractIncineration of sludge in waste incinerators is a trend of sludge disposal, and the problem of heavy metal in horizontal flue ash is a concern. Horizontal flue ash in waste incinerator was collected before and after the sludge was co-combusted. XRF, SEM-DES, and ICP were used to characterize the effect of sludge on the...
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 03:18
Author(s): Francesco Chidichimo, Michele De Biase, Salvatore StrafaceAbstractGroundwater is the environmental compartment very often involved in the broader issues related to contaminated sites characterization and reclamation. It is not uncommon to find areas in which some substances directly linked to the petrographic composition of the aquifer reach high values exceeding the limits set by the...
Wed, 11/27/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Shunchun Yao, Lifeng Zhang, Yeming Zhu, Junye Wu, Zhimin Lu, Jidong LuAbstractHeavy metal elements are the main pollutants in municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) fly ash, the online detection of heavy metals in MSWI fly ash could benefit its subsequent solidification treatment and land-filling. In this paper, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) was introduced to the rapid...
Wed, 11/27/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Lorenzo Mazza, Xiaopeng Xiao, Kashif ur Rehman, Minmin Cai, Dingnan Zhang, Salvatore Fasulo, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, Longyu Zheng, Abdul Aziz Soomro, Ziniu Yu, Jibin ZhangAbstractBlack soldier fly (BSF) is used for the management of organic waste, but research has hardly explored the effect of companion bacteria when chicken manure (CHM) is converted to insect biomass. In this study, we...
Wed, 11/27/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Elisabet Marti, Meritxell Gros, Mercè Boy-Roura, Jonatan Ovejero, Anna M. Busquets, Joan Colón, Mira Petrovic, Sergio PonsáAbstractThe fate and degradation of 28 multiple-class veterinary pharmaceuticals in an on-farm pig slurry treatment plant based on solid-liquid separation and a nitrification–denitrification (NDN) sequence batch reactor (SBR) were evaluated for the first time. The...
Wed, 11/27/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Na Wang, Kezhen Qian, Dezhen Chen, Hengzhen Zhao, Lijie YinAbstractThe gas and oil product derived from municipal solid waste (MSW) pyrolysis was upgraded by utilizing the interaction between the volatile compounds and the char and the mechanism involved is explored. The influences of operation parameters, including interaction temperature, char/volatiles mass ratio (C/V) and gas...
Wed, 11/27/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Carla S. Fermanelli, Agostina Córdoba, Liliana B. Pierella, Clara SauxAbstractIn this study, pyrolysis of residual biomass from the agro-alimentary industry of Argentina was investigated. The studied biomasses were rice husk, peanut shell and wheat straw. The effect of pyrolysis temperature over solid (bio-char), liquid (bio-oil) and gas (bio-gas) fractions weight yields were evaluated...
Wed, 11/27/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Mingfei Xing, Yu Li, Lei Zhao, Xiaoyan Song, Zegang Fu, Yajie Du, Xingyu HuangAbstractWaste printed circuit boards (WPCBs) contain a large amount of brominated epoxy resins (BERs), which may cause environmental problems. However, BERs degradation under mild conditions is challenging due to the good thermal and chemical stabilities of BERs. This study proposes a mild and efficient...
Wed, 10/30/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Jelena Maric, Teresa Berdugo Vilches, Sébastien Pissot, Isabele Cañete Vela, Marianne Gyllenhammar, Martin SeemannAbstractEmissions of dioxins and furans during the gasification of Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR) were investigated. The experimental work was carried out in a Dual Fluidized Bed (DFB) system, which consists of a 2–4-MWth gasifier that is fluidized with steam, and an...
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 03:28
Author(s): Jesus D. Fernandez-Bayo, Emily A. Shea, Amy E. Parr, Yigal Achmon, James J. Stapleton, Jean S. VanderGheynst, Amanda K. Hodson, Christopher W. SimmonsAbstractBiosolarization utilizes organic amendments to produce biopesticide compounds in soil that can work in tandem with other stresses to inactivate agricultural pests. The prospect of using by-products from industrial almond...
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 03:28
Author(s): Stephen R. Cattle, Carl Robinson, Mark WhatmuffAbstractThe re-use of waste materials by application to land is an increasingly common practice around the world, but where municipal solid waste materials are applied, it is almost inevitable that physical contaminants such as glass and plastic will be added to the soil. In many jurisdictions, there are prescribed limits for the amounts...
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 03:26
Author(s): Suthatta Dontriros, Suched Likitlersuang, Dao JanjaroenAbstractA general approach to managing municipal solid waste is by incineration. Unfortunately, large amounts of municipal-solid-waste-incineration fly ash (MSWI FA) is produced in the process, with their heavy metals content posing further problems to the environment. One fundamental treatment of MSWI FA heavy metals is called...
Tue, 10/01/2019 - 03:27
Author(s): Giannis Katsaros, Daya Shankar Pandey, Alen Horvat, Guadalupe Aranda Almansa, Lydia E. Fryda, James J. Leahy, Savvas A. TassouAbstractPoultry litter (PL) gasification was experimentally investigated using a lab-scale bubbling fluidised bed reactor. Characterisation of the gasification process was performed in terms of yields and compositions of both gas and tar, lower calorific value (...
Sun, 09/29/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Arthur Vinicius Sousa Silva, Lilian D. Moura Torquato, Glauber CruzAbstractThe replacement of fossil fuels by renewable sources has been discussed globally, because fossil fuels account for a large portion of the pollutant emissions into the atmosphere. Several cities along the Brazilian coast produce a variety of fish types, generating a large amount of waste, including viscera and...
Sun, 09/29/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Zhan Chen, Guangwei Yu, Yin Wang, Xuejiao Liu, Xingdong WangAbstractTo explore a feasible method of utilizing municipal solid waste incineration fly ash (IFA) rather than releasing it into solidified landfill, in this work, IFA was pretreated by mixing it with municipal sewage sludge (MSS) and applying hydrothermal treatment (HTT). The influences of the IFA dosage, HTT temperature, HTT...
Sun, 09/29/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Qianqian Lang, Bo Zhang, Yi Li, Zhengang Liu, Wentao JiaoAbstractThe effects of temperature and CaO introduction on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contents, distribution patterns and toxicity of the products from hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) of swine manure (SM) were investigated in this study for the first time. The results indicated that increasing temperature decreased...
Sun, 09/29/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Kate A. Langdon, Anand Chandra, Karl Bowles, Andrew Symons, Fleur Pablo, Keith OsborneAbstractLand application of composted municipal solid waste (C-MSW) can divert waste from landfill but can also be a route of entry into the environment for contaminants. This study presents a preliminary human health and ecological risk assessment for organic contaminants in C-MSW generated in New...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Vanessa Resende Nogueira Cruvinel, Tara Rava Zolnikov, Morteza Bashash, Carla Pintas Marques, James A. ScottAbstractBrazil was home to the second largest open-air dump in the world, Estrutural, which officially closed in January of 2018; however, many dumpsites throughout the country continue to operate informally. Prior to government-recognized closure, there were about 1200 waste...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Bo Ma, Lijuan Liu, Yazhou Zhao, Chengliang Zhang, Zenghui Hu, Pingsheng LengAbstractIn order to seek a safe, sustainable, and low-cost method for reuse of municipal sewage sludge, four species of native plants, i.e., Forsythia suspensa, Sophora japonica, Cotinus coggygria, and Ailanthus altissima were planted in flowerpots containing 4 growth substrates consisting of raw sludge and fly...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Donglu Yang, Shuang Gao, Jinglan Hong, Liping Ye, Xiaotian Ma, Congcong Qi, Xiangzhi LiAbstractLife cycle assessment of recycling rare earths from waste fluorescent powders was conducted, including the uncertainty and sensitivity analyses. Three scenarios were set in this study, namely, recycling with/without final disposal and waste fluorescent powders landfill. Recycling with final...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Wei Ma, Yuanyuan Tang, Pengfei Wu, Yunxue XiaAbstractHeavy metals such as lead, zinc, and copper always coexist in industrial wastes and tend to be released if the wastes are not treated properly. With abundant contents of aluminum, iron and silicon, sewage sludge incineration ash can provide a ceramic matrix for potential heavy metal stabilization. By using ceramic sintering, this...