|Waste treatment (incineration, recycling)|
This area is for people interested in thermal products and processes related to waste treatment (incineration, recycling). Click on the items below.
Case 1: Thermal waste treatment
Thermal methods of treating waste provide a safe and optimal way of extracting energy and eliminating harmful substances. Thermal treatment of waste can generate electricity and thermal energy which can supplement scarce fossil energy resources.SUWIC (Sheffield University Waste Incineration Centre) is one of the leading international research centres for the thermal treatment of waste. The centre has a worldwide reputation for innovative investigations into combustion, gasification and pyrolysis of biomass/waste and associated electrical power generation systems.
The solid waste handbook- a practical guide: a comprehensive single-source reference on current issues in solid waste management, covering in particular thermal technologies.
ETC/RWM (The European Topic Centre on Resource and Waste Management) is a consortium of seven specialist partner organisations from environmental authorities and research communities in Europe with special focus on waste and material flows.
SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) with especially the Waste-to-Energy Division provides industry professionals with the information they need to improve their operational efficiency while encouraging innovation to enhance waste-to-energy's role as a viable option for solid waste management and an expanded source for clean, reliable and renewable power.
WTERT (Waste To Energy Research and Technology Council) is a technical group that brings together engineers, scientists and officials from industry, academies, and government around the world in the effort to increase the recovery of materials and energy from waste and reduce the environmental impacts of waste disposal.
BIR (Bureau of International Recycling) is an international trade federation representing the world's recycling industry, covering in particular ferrous and non-ferrous metals, paper and textiles. Plastics, rubber and tyres are also studied and traded by some BIR members.
EUROMETREC (European Metal Trade and Recycling Federation) is a daughter organisation to BIR, representing the national member federations of the European Union (EU) member states.
The Institute of Energy Technology (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland) has developed a research project on solar thermal recycling of hazardous waste materials.
EIONET provides a list of 15 international databases on waste data and information.