Surfactant Enhanced In Situ Chemical Oxidation Treatment of Non Aqueous Phase Liquids

9 07 2012

Surfactant Enhanced In Situ Chemical Oxidation Treatment of Non Aqueous Phase Liquids







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6 07 2012

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New plan to beat waste plant stink

27 06 2012

A waste plant is planning to double the size of its chimneys to try to get rid of odours upsetting neighbours.

Residents in Farington have been complaining about the stenches coming from Lancashire Waste Technology Park in Sustainability Way, Leyland, for more than a year.

Now bosses at the £320m site, a joint venture between Global Renewables and Lancashire County Council, have applied for planning permission to extend five biofilter exhaust chimney stacks in a bid to tackle the smells.

They reckon increasing the height from 39ft to 82ft will disperse the air better and greatly reduce the odours. They also want to heat waste using a new machine to reduce the pressure on the system they already have

A planning statement, submitted to South Ribble Council, explains: “The primary function of the odour management system installed is to reduce the potential for impact on local residents and their environment.

“Its current configuration is not as effective as originally envisaged and accordingly, the proposed increase in height of the stacks has been

modelled as the most effective and immediate way of ensuring that potential fugitive odour issues can be mitigated to the appropriate levels as originally planned.”

Some neighbours reckon the plan will not be enough to tackle the smells, however.

Objector Stephen Oldham, who lives on nearby Bispham Avenue, wrote: “Raising the height of the exhaust stacks will not have any effect on the odour.

“The problem should be solved at its source, with no odour being emitted into the atmosphere. More than doubling the height of the stacks will have an adverse effect on residential property.”





Guidelines for Recycling Plant

26 06 2012

RINGWOOD-based business CMA Recycling is being forced to comply with strict operational guidelines following a decision by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal last week. VCAT has ordered Maroondah Council to endorse the management plans developed throughout the tribunal proceedings, including dust, noise and odour regulations. Council chief executive officer Frank Dixon said the decision was welcomed “as it imposes many, and very detailed, obligations on how CMA must operate its business and how CMA must monitor the impact of its operations on others”. “Clearly council’s decision to bring the proceedings was justified and necessary to bring CMA’s operations into line,” he said. “While holding CMA to account has consumed significant council and community resources, council remains committed to protecting the amenity and health and safety of its community.” But the tribunal hearing showed CMA was not entirely in the wrong, with senior member Jeanette Rickards, who presided over the hearing, saying “it seemed to me that in relation to the management plans neither [the council] nor CMA were very clear as to what they really wanted”. “The plans presented required a considerable amount of work from both sides to ensure that they are effective, enduring and implement a reliable regime in terms of management, particularly of dust, noise, odour and explosions.” The Weekly recently reported CMA had announced it would be moving the Heatherdale Road shredder within two to three years to a more “suitable” location.





Smell you later: The nose knows – and can significantly boost memory of products

13 06 2012

Contrary to popular belief, researchers say the true power of scent isn’t in affecting our mood — surprisingly, an uncommon occurrence — but rather its capacity to make us linger longer, spend more, recall brands more positively, and greatly improve our memory for products. In fact, a new study shows the latter effect is so potent that it even outshines an advertisement’s visuals in terms of boosting brand recall. “When I first started doing this work, I assumed that if scent had an impact, it would be primarily related to people’s moods. But it’s actually rare that I find that effect,” says Maureen Morrin, a professor of marketing at Rutgers University in New Jersey. “In my analyses, memory is improved because scent makes people pay closer attention to things. It makes them look longer and process more deeply.” This bears out in a study conducted by Morrin and May Lwin, of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, using 100 women in a simulated movie-house environment. The cinema was used because it’s one of the last strongholds of captive audiences, with consumers being unable to fast-forward through ads and less likely to divert their attention from them. Participants were shown a spa ad in one of four conditions: scented theatre, ad with pictures; scented theatre, ad with no pictures; unscented theatre, ad with pictures; unscented theatre, ad with no pictures. In the scented condition, a rose-sandalwood combo was used because pre-tests revealed it as an especially pleasant odour to women. Ad recall was tested five minutes later, and again in two weeks, with a scent strip used to trigger memory. In both cases, scent proved a mighty force. “When the ad contained pictures as opposed to no pictures, memory went up. If you added a scent, memory went up. And if you had both pictures and a scent, consumers’ memories improved by more than those two things added together; that is, one plus one equalled more than two,” says Morrin, whose study appears in the Journal of Consumer Behaviour. “So not only do scent and pictures help memory, when you put them together, they have a super-additive effect.” But don’t expect commercials in smellovision anytime soon. Morrin notes that the cost of installing scent diffusers in theatres is unlikely to be tolerated until studies establish a clear return on investment. She also says there are limitations to its use in large groups because many people have olfactory sensitivity. The effects of scent on brand recall are so strong, however, that marketers can be expected to leverage them in more practical ways — some of which you may have already experienced. A handful of Canadian liquor stores, for example, have pumped the aroma of freshly cut grass into beer aisles to evoke cracking a cold one at a BBQ. Last year, Spy Kids 4 was presented in “aroma-scope,” with audiences being given scented cards to sniff at different plot points. There are even burger-scented candles designed to remind White Castle patrons of the chain’s beefy fare. “When you’re in an environment with a pleasant odour, somehow your brain is telling you that it’s a safe place,” says Morrin. “It’s almost a Darwinian thing.” Indeed. Survival of the fittest wallet.





Clean Harbors rejects lawsuit claims

30 05 2012

The Clean Harbors hazardous waste facility St. Clair Township operates a landfill and incinerator. CATHY DOBSON/THE OBSERVER/QMI AGENCY ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP – As the deadline looms for Clean Harbors to clean up millions of litres of odorous leachate at its hazardous waste site, the company denies causing neighbour Jim Stenton any health problems. A statement of defence filed in answer to a $25,000 lawsuit from Stenton states that Clean Harbors Canada “acknowledges that odour issues have arisen at the Corunna facility. “But testing performed by the government would indicate that the odour issues did not present a health issue,” says the statement filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Stenton, 64, lives within a few kilometres of Clean Harbors’ Telfer Road site. He says that a “putrid” stench from the site woke him numerous times in July 2011 and caused him to leave his home. His claim describes various health impacts including shortness of breath, headaches, watery eyes, nausea and swelling. On two occasions, the claim states, 9-1-1 was called when Stenton experienced high blood pressure, nausea, and a headache. Both parties say they are awaiting a date with a judge for a settlement conference. However, Stenton said Tuesday he wants to go to trial. “Unless they come up with an unconditional full settlement, I’m ready to risk court costs and whatever it takes,” he said. “I’ve been fighting this thing off and on for 40 years and they need to clean up their act.” The Environment Ministry ordered Clean Harbors to remove more than 20 million litres of smelly leachate from its property by Thursday. “The ministry inspected our facility two weeks ago and we received confirmation that we met all the terms and conditions of their orders ahead of the May 31 deadline,” said Phillip Retallick, senior VP of regulatory affairs for Clean Harbors. The company spent more than $1 million to incinerate or remove the leachate. About half was destroyed in the on-site incinerator and some was shipped to an U.S.-based commercial hazardous waste injection well. The rest was captured in two new leachate ponds that have been covered with impervious roofing. “Right now the working face of the landfill, which had the accumulated leachate, is dry,” Retallick said Tuesday. “We believe these changes we’ve made will mitigate if not eliminate odours.” Clean Harbors will be “vigilant” in the future to ensure its hazardous waste doesn’t impact the surrounding community,” Retallick added. “We will not let our guard down.” The storm water management system at the landfill has been improved to ensure processed water and non-processed water doesn’t mix, he said. The intense odours, which neighbours complained about for about six months, were likely caused by a lot of rainfall over the past three years and a buildup of leachate, Retallick said. “We were not able to do as good a job controlling the amount of runoff as we should have.” The MoE’s Kate Jordan confirmed Clean Harbors has complied with the ministry order to reduce and control odour. The order remains in effect and the company is required to continue to report on its incineration schedule, she said. Despite hot temperatures in May there were no odour complaints related to Clean Harbors from neighbours, Jordan added. “It looks like they’ve done everything the ministry ordered,” agreed Lori Vokes, spokesperson for several dozen residents who live near the site. “The neighbours have been telling me there’s been a big improvements in leachate odours there. We’re cautiously optimistic the problem is finally under control,” Vokes said. “When I look back on it, the million dollar question is why did Clean Harbors and the ministry allow these massive amounts of leachate to accumulate. “It’s like watching a toxic time bomb and not doing anything about it, just waiting until it goes off to do something.”





Expansion options stink in Chemainus

25 05 2012

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is giving to the company operating a composting facility in Chemainus conditional approval to expand. Coast Environmental Ltd. must choose one of two options if they want to move from accepting strictly sludge, including sewage, brewery and dairy, to also accepting food, fish and garden waste. Bob McDonald with the CVRD said the first option is to place a six-month moratorium on expanding and then a six-month phasing in of the new system, with the district closely monitoring and measuring the expansion. But McDonald said the second option, to enclose the entire facility inside a single building, is their preference. “The hope is that they’ll take that option and this will be the end of concern in the community and odours will be a thing of the past and most people won’t even know they’re operating there.” Last fall, dozens of residents, including local businessperson Cam Drew, protested the foul smell emanating from the site. Drew told SunFM News that he doesn’t understand why coast Environmental is looking to make their operations even bigger. “When you’ve been hit with that odour, it offends you so deeply, that it’s just difficult to comprehend how an operator—the problems they’ve had in the past—is given the opportunity to handle even more tonnage, more product.” Under municipal and provincial bylaws, the CVRD is legally required to let the facility expand if it doesn’t impact the people and the surroundings. Drew agrees with the CVRD’s position that Coast Environmental should choose the option of enclosing the entire composting facility. The CVRD, in conjunction with North Cowichan, is responsible only for regulating the composting part of the operation, while the sewage transfer section is unregulated.