Alternative Technologies for Waste Minimization

by Daniel W. Elliott, Dames & Moore, Sunnyvale, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Supplying Water and Saving the Environment for Six Billion People


The recently enacted waste minimization legislation, SB 14 (Roberti) places an additional regulatory burden on manufacturers in the Bay Area. The requirement for waste minimization plans will bring about greater interest in methods to achieve practical waste reduction. Several alternatives and technologies which are available to the local industry are reviewed. Effective technologies for source reduction, including ion exchange, reverse osmosis, and solvent extraction are highlighted to summarize their applications, permit requirements, and impacts on achieving practical waste minimization.

Subject Headings: Waste management | Waste disposal | Waste treatment | Industrial wastes | Water pollution | Bays | Industries | Ion exchange | California | United States

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