Biomass

Biomass is renewable organic material that comes from plants and animals.  Biomass contains stored chemical energy from the sun and the use of biomass fuels for transportation and for electricity generation is increasing as we continue avoiding carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. Biomass can be burned directly for heat or converted to renewable liquid…

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Granular Activated Carbon (GAC)

Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) is also used in a number of gas/air applications to remove contaminants.   As the demand for activated carbon continues to grow, so too, does the number of suppliers. It can be an overwhelming decision to choose a suitable product. GAC is used in both air and liquid applications, typically in a…

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Thermochemical Expert

What does a thermochemical expert or a thermochemical consultant do? Thermochemical processes are most commonly employed for converting biomass and waste into fuel or processed further to produce value added chemicals. Major thermal conversion routes include incineration, pyrolysis, and gasification. The selection of the appropriate technology depends on the desirable end user application. The relative…

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Sustainable Waste Management

What is sustainable waste management?  How do we manage waste more sustainably?  Start with the proposition that managing waste, water, and energy more efficiently are core components of sustainability.  Using material resources efficiently to cut down on the amount of waste produced, and where waste is generated, dealing with it in a way that actively…

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MSW Biofuels

Are MSW biofuels feasible?  Can we use MSW as a feedstock for biofuels production? The answer is a resounding “yes”.  Municipal solid waste (MSW) includes lots of different items like paper, food, yard trimmings, plastics, metals, rubber, leather, and textiles, wood, and glass.  According to the EPA, we can recycle many of these, keeping them from…

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Using Municipal Solid Waste Effectively

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is the waste that human activities generate and originates from our community, our households, and our commercial and institutional buildings.  Municipal solid wastes are generated in huge qualities, some 2 billion tons per year globally, with about one-third coming from high-income countries in Europe and North America. The World Bank forecasts…

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Experts

Municipal solid waste (MSW) includes lots of different items like paper, food, yard trimmings, plastics, metals, rubber, leather, and textiles, wood, and glass.  According to the EPA, we can recycle many of these, keeping them from ending up in landfills and releasing lots of carbon dioxide. So, what do MSW experts do?  They can assist…

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

Municipal solid waste (MSW) is the waste that human activities generate and originates from our communities, households, and commercial/institutional buildings.  Some two billion tons of MSW are generated globally each year, with about one-third coming from high-income countries in Europe and North America. The World Bank forecasts that the global MSW will increase to about…

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