Various illustrative embodiments of a system and process for recovering high-quality biomethane and carbon dioxide product streams from biogas sources and utilizing or sequestering the product streams are provided. The system and process synergistically yield a biomethane product which meets gas pipeline quality specifications and a carbon dioxide product of a quality and form that allows for its transport and sequestration or utilization and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The system and process result in improved access to gas pipelines for products, an improvement in the carbon intensity rating of the methane fuel, and improvements in generation of credits related to reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases.
A system and process for sorting and recovery of recyclable materials, and in particular, sorting and recovery of recyclable materials from mixed waste comprising municipal solid waste in a materials recovery facility.
Disclosed embodiments of a system for managing waste materials and tracking the portion of received recyclable materials that are recycled and/or monetized. The disclosed system may include smart balers; imaging devices, such as cameras or video cameras; barcode, QR, RFID or other near field scanners; and one or more processors operably connected to these devices. A processor is typically configured to determine what portion of incoming materials may be recyclable and/or what portion of those incoming recyclable materials are recycled and/or monetized. The processor may also be configured to generate and visualize reports relating to the waste management process including generating a single index number of the capture percentage rate.
A smart baling apparatus for baling materials. The apparatus allows for automatic data gathering from the baling devices or scales via integrated computer processors and sensors, such sensors including at least one digital camera. Additionally, the baling apparatus comprises an input device and at least one label printer capable of communicating with the integrated computer processors. During the baling process, the weight of the completed bale is recorded and sent to a remote database in communication with the processor. By centralizing all of the data in a single point or database, such as a cloud database, a coordinated and detailed analysis of all recyclable materials for a given enterprise can be created and maintained with relatively little human input.
Disclosed are embodiments of a system and method for baling recyclable materials and managing the baling of recyclable materials. The apparatus for baling includes a finger baler for continuous compressing and baling recyclable materials, a scale, label printer, and a processor. Certain embodiments further comprise at least one digital camera, RFID dispenser, and internet connection that allows the processor to transmit collected data to a remote database for further analysis. The disclosed method for baling recyclable materials comprising the steps of continuously adding and compressing materials; forming a completed bale; weighing the bale automatically using a digital scale operably connected to the processor; recording the bale weight automatically; and printing a label. Additionally, the method may comprise inputting information and/or automatically recording data, and/or automatically transmitting the data associated with a bale to a remote database.
Disclosed are embodiments that relate to apparatus for compacting materials. The apparatus comprising a mechanical linkage designed to be mounted within the interior of an existing waste receptacle, a compression surface operably connected to the mechanical linkage, and a motor operably connected to the mechanical linkage, wherein the motor is capable of extending and retracting the mechanical linkage, thereby lowering and raising the compression plate. Some embodiments will take advantage of integrated sensors and processors in order to capture and analyze large amounts of data related to the compactor operations. This data may lead to refinements and greater efficiency in the waste disposal processes.
B30B 1/00 - Presses, using a press ram, characterised by the features of the drive therefor, pressure being transmitted directly, or through simple thrust or tension members only, to the press ram or platen
B30B 1/10 - Presses, using a press ram, characterised by the features of the drive therefor, pressure being transmitted directly, or through simple thrust or tension members only, to the press ram or platen by toggle mechanism
B30B 9/00 - Presses specially adapted for particular purposes
B30B 9/30 - Presses specially adapted for particular purposes for baling; Compression boxes therefor
A process and system for producing an engineered fuel product that meets customer specifications for composition and combustion characteristics is provided. The engineered fuel product is preferably a high-BTU, alternative fuel that burns cleaner than coal or petroleum coke (petcoke) and has significantly reduced NOx, SO2 and GHG emissions.
This invention is directed to systems including one or more trenches or wells that include one or more perforated pipes through which a gas, such as air, can be injected into the vadose zone of ground located beyond a methanogenic source to create a positive-pressure gas curtain and/or aerobic conditions in the vadose zone that inhibits migration of and/or facilitate the remediation of mobile volatile organic compounds that are capable of contaminating groundwater surrounding the methanogenic source.