Sep 01, 2016

iWWD September 2016

The waste-to-energy gasifier under construction in Lebanon, Tenn. The city of Lebanon, Tenn., (population: 30,000) wanted to find a path forward to becoming more sustainable and environmentally conscious in its overall waste disposal methods and reduce…
Earlier this year, I wrote about Brazil’s water woes, mentioning a Nov. 5, 2015, spill that spewed millions of gallons of iron ore waste. According to a Dec. 20, 2015, LA Times article, the Rio Doce turned bright orange, and many people were displaced,…
In a world where global manufacturing demand for water is expected to increase by 400% from 2000 to 2050, manufacturers including food and beverage companies are under pressure to reduce, reuse and recycle water. These companies generate large volumes of…
An automotive parts manufacturing plant in Abruzzo, Italy, was using polymeric membranes to remove oil from water it used to rinse parts. The rinse water contained between 6% and 7% oil, and the customer wanted to remove more than 95% of the oil from the…
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. (TWE) planned to expand the capacity of its existing Matua Marlborough winery in New Zealand from 13,500 tons equivalent (te) to 24,000 te, with the capacity to expand it further to 35,000 te in the future. As a condition of…
The U.S. is the fourth-largest producer of motor vehicles, and, according to the Federal Highway Administration, it also is the largest sales market for passenger vehicles. Having manufactured approximately 2.9 million cars in 2011, U.S. production has…
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