Viet Nam News HCM CITY — HCM City has invited local and foreign companies to bid on waste treatment plants that are expected to reduce pollution and contribute to a greener and more beautiful urban area. The city discharges 8,000 tonnes to 8,500 tonnes of household waste per day, not including industrial and construction solid waste, according to the HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment. For the long term, waste incineration technology is the best waste treatment method as it adds a source of electric power and reduces pollution. The city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, in announcing the basic criteria for bidders of the city’s waste treatment project, said the plant that would be able to treat 1,000 tonnes of unsorted waste per day, with treatment cost of under US$21 per tonne. Bidders are required to submit documents on machinery and equipment, and to ensure that the plant will operate normally during maintenance, repairs … [Read more...] about City to open bids for waste-treatment plant
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Gallery: Erlanger co-generation plant +11 more photos More Info The 20 million pounds per year of carbon reductions expected for Erlanger’s new energy plant is equal to:* Taking more than 4,000 cars off the road* The carbon output from supplying 3,000 homes with electricity* The amount of carbon sequestered from 26,000 acres of U.S. forests.Source: EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator As Chattanooga's biggest hospital with more than a million square feet of buildings on its main campus and related offices, Erlanger Medical Center spends nearly $6 million a year on electricity and natural gas to heat and cool its downtown facilities and provide power for everything from hot water to air filtration systems and a host of medical equipment and services. With more than 50 operating rooms on the main campus at Erlanger that require fresh air to be pumped in and filtered 20 to 30 times an hour to avoid any bacterial contamination, Erlanger is … [Read more...] about Erlanger co-generation plant cuts energy use, carbon emissions
Nicquel Terry and Christine Ferretti The Detroit News Published 4:00 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 Detroit — Amid promises to be better a neighbor, a controversial incinerator just beyond downtown is being accused by the state of having "insufficient" control measures to limit its foul odors. The state Attorney General's Office submitted a notice this summer to Detroit Renewable Energy on Russell Street informing the plant of a state determination that it needs upgrades before the facility can be released from a 2014 consent judgment. State environmental officials say their findings are supported by a two-year assessment of odor complaints received by the Department of Environmental Quality "attributed to operation of the incinerator." But company leaders at the facility, which came under new ownership last year, say they are working to fix the issues and want to do better for the community. Chief Operating Officer … [Read more...] about Detroit incinerator seeks odor fix as neighbors raise stink
An old sewage sludge incinerator in Brighouse built in 1992 will be demolished to make way for a £40m state-of-the-art facility energy and recycling centre converting human waste into electricity. The electricity will be used to power Brighouse’s sewage treatment plant and feed into the national grid to power homes in Calderdale and Kirklees.The new ‘poo-power’ technology, known officially as anaerobic digestion, will also reduce nitric oxide emissions from the site and help improve air quality.READ: Halifax care home branded ‘one of the worst in the country’Demolition of the old incinerator will begin mid-July including the removal of the prominent chimney and is expected to take four months to complete.Yorkshire Water’s communications advisor Mark Allsop said: "This scheme supports our commitment to invest in renewable energy and benefit the environment as we look at ways of reducing carbon emissions. "Anaerobic digestion is a fantastic … [Read more...] about How will a new £40m ‘poo power’ facility in Brighouse make electricity?
As the metro grows, so does its poop. And that means a major wastewater plant along the Mississippi River in St. Paul needs to grow as well, to burn heavier volumes of solid waste. It’s a $150 million proposal that adds up to about half the cost of the alternatives but is potentially politically messier: the Metropolitan Council intends to add a fourth solid-waste incinerator to its plant at 2400 Childs Road, about three miles south of downtown St. Paul. The Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant, which sits across the river from the St. Paul airport, handles 65 percent of the wastewater in the Twin Cities, or 180 million gallons a day. That’s a lot of dirty water — the equivalent of filling 1.8 million bathtubs daily, or U.S. Bank Stadium every three days. Adding capacity will be no small effort. In fact, it will be a 12-year push, with construction of the incinerator projected to wrap up in 2024, and improvements to the existing incinerators rolling out in 2027. … [Read more...] about St. Paul would get new wastewater incinerator under $150 million proposal