Waste sorting plant Medina
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The waste sorting plant Medina was finally designed and ordered by end of year 2015. Within 12 months lead time the installation was manufactured, shipped, mounted and commissioned.

Circular Economy in the U.S.: Business Opportunities for European Vendors of Recycling and Waste Conversion Technology
© Wasteconsult international (5/2017)
Simply for its sheer size, the American waste management market is a worthwhile target for export-oriented manufacturers and know-how providers.

Ways for increased material recycling of material flows from MBT
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By implementing modern thermal and non-thermal waste treatment technologies, waste management hast made a big leap forward. In the last two decades, Central Europe has been the motor of the development. The first decade of this century has been a period of development and installation of new processes in numerous locations. This was followed by nearly a decade of minor progress. This article will analyse the current situation and show how higher recycling rates even from mixed and residual waste can be achieved.

Effect of Recycling Bin and Recycling Rates on the Composition of Residual Waste
© Wasteconsult international (5/2015)
The new German Waste Management Act (KrWG) defined a new five-step waste hierarchy (paragraph 6) that lays out the fundamental sequence from waste prevention, reuse, recycling, other recovery operations (including energy recovery) to disposal. Moreover, paragraph 14 stipulates that at least 65 % of municipal solid waste and at least 70 % of construction and demolition waste should be recycled by 2020. Biowaste, paper, metal, plastic and glass waste are to be collected separately under the provisions of paragraph 11 I and paragraph 14 I of the Act from 1 January 2015 at the latest. These rules aim to unlock the high resource potential of wastes with intrinsic value even more efficiently.

Recovery of value from MSW and SSO by press Extrusion and waste cleaning
© Wasteconsult international (5/2015)
Municipal solid waste (MSW) or source separated organics contain a large amount of energy and can be treated into sellable products. Through press extrusion waste is physically separated into two fundamental fractions, a biogenic wet fraction with hardly any non-organics and a solid dry fraction with almost total absence of organic biodegradable substances. This wet biogenic fraction can be further cleaned and subsequently used in anaerobic digestion plants to produce fertilizer, heat & electricity and gas. Through an additional separation process the dry non-organic fraction is prepared into RDF and recyclables. Within the SEPARATE project several waste streams and the two outgoing fractions are tested with a long-term test in Germany and several shortterm tests in different European countries.

The dry anaerobic DRANCO technology applied to the organic fraction of MSW
© Wasteconsult international (5/2015)
The DRANCO technology was developed in the eighties as one of the very first anaerobic digestion technologies for municipal solid waste (MSW). A first demonstration plant was erected in 1984 in Ghent, Belgium. At present about thirty DRANCO installations are constructed in about fifteen different countries. This paper describes these DRANCO installations treating the organic fraction of MSW, integrated in a mechanicalbiological treatment plant (MBT). It does not describe DRANCO installations dealing with source separated biowaste.

Waste2Go – Innovative MSW-Recycling for Production of Chemical Substances
© Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2014)
About 180 million tons of residual waste is generated each year through households in the European Member States (EU28), which means every citizen produces more than one kilogram per day. Along with the industry the residual waste adds up to circa 2.5 billion tons. Large proportions of municipal solid waste (MSW) are still not recycled in an adequate manner because of the heterogeneity of the unsorted waste.

Microwave-Assisted Organsolv-Pretreatment of Biological Residues
© Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2014)
Due to the scarcity of arable land and the competition with food production, lignocellulosic residues, such as straw come into the focus of the considerations of biofuel production. Lignocellulosic residues are not suitable for direct use in conversion processes, such as bioethanol production. The reason is their plant physiological composition.

Tailings of Mining and Processing as Alternative Raw Material Repository
© Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2014)
European political initiatives like for example Horizon 2020, the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on raw materials, the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for raw materials, and the European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR) show the vital importance of a secure raw material supply to our industry.

Extracellular Electron Shuttles for the Anaerobic Oxidation of Tar Oil Contaminants
© Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2014)
Coal tar, as a by-product from coal gasifi cation in municipal or manufactured gas plants (MGP), has been used for numerous industrial purposes including wood impregnation and as a raw material for ointments. Initially valued for its antibiotic properties, the constituents of coal tar constituents, when released into the environment, now pose considerable threats to soil and groundwater quality in many industrialized countries.

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