Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Refuse Type, Amount and Incinerator Discharge

The incinerator be capable of handling garbage and rubbish up to a size limited only by the dimensionas of hopper door; larger-size refuse to be directly to the basement incinerators.

Inflammable refuse such as paint and lacquer containers, aerosol cans not be placed in flue-fed incinerators.

For design purposes, 2 pounds of refuse per person per day be assumed, with a unit weight per cubic foot of app. 5 pounds and that refuse be considered to comprise, by weight, 80% rubbish and 20% garbage, with heat content of 6000 Btu per pound.

Incinerator discharge is done by followings;

1- Particulate matter such as fly ash.
2- Smoke and opaque materials such as unburned hydracarbons, and
3- Odors emanating from one or a combination of such incineration products.

Friday, November 21, 2008

What is Incinerator?

It is a developed type of waste burner used in homes. Development of performance requirement and evaluative procedures for apartment building incineratorsconsistent with reducing air pollution to a minimum. In addition adaptation of existing or development of new incinerator designs which will ensure meeting the performance requirements will be in all other incinerator ways suitable for use.

The functions of a home incinerator are to;
1- Offer a convenience to tenants
2- Provide a more sanitary method of refuse disposal than container storage collection.
3- Serve as a labor-saving device for building owners.
4- Serves as a labor and cost-saving device for the municipality in reducing the weight and bulk of meterial which must be hauled from apartment building to final disposition point.

Municipal Wastes

Landfill means waste disposal on land. The practice has had various titles over the years: tips (UK); sanitary landfill (USA); coups (Scotland); dumps (Worldwide). Its opponents have given it less attractive names.

Traditionally, waste meterials have been deposited in voids or on adjacent land of little or no commercial or agriceltural value. Lack of finance and expertise had led to considerable environmental problems; water pollution, air pollution and vermin.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Maximizing Waste Management Efficiency through the Use of RFID

Today we look at the research of Maximizing Waste Management Efficiency through the Use of RFID by Josh Wyatt from Texas Instruments.

Josh Wyatt is an RFID applications/systems engineer for the Texas Instruments RFID
Systems Group.

Increasing recycling and reducing disposal, while making the fee structures equitable, are the primary waste management operations poised to benefit from low frequency RFID technology.

As cities and corporations seek to improve their waste collection processes, RFID technology presents an opportunity to maximize waste management efficiency. With RFID, the process is automated, and has the potential to provide improved value for the waste management companies and the communities/citizens they serve. Additionally, the environmental impact is yet another incentive and positive byproduct of implementing change in the manual system.

In models that implement a PAYT system, individuals are more inclined to reduce, reuse or recycle if they are charged for the amount of waste they produce and are credited in some way for the amount of recyclable material they place out for collection. The hauler companies have an interest in better understanding the true cost structure of their businesses and how they can be more effective and thus, improve their processes. The RFID piece of the equation plays a pivotal
role in the waste management industry because it introduces a proven, rugged, low maintenance, unique identifier that the collection and billing processes can use to truly automate the system.

Texas Instruments, with its application experience in waste management, offers low frequency RFID solutions that automate and improve the entire waste collection process.

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