Category: Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Waste


Preliminary Life Cycle Assessment to Support Socio-Energy Innovation for Metal Processing Industry: An Approach from Pindad, Bandung – Indonesia

In order to support and participate in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contribution, one of the instruments is the life cycle assessment as an approach to the study of clean production in the manufacturing industry. Pindad Bandung, which operates in West Java, Indonesia, is a metal processing manufacturing industry producing multiple Indonesian-made products. As innovation


How Industries Integrate COVID-19 Countermeasures Support With Environmental Concern and Community Development in Bandung, West Java: The Pindad Bandung Case

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, which has also impacted all corners of Indonesia, meanwhile, has impacted Indonesian people’s socioeconomic welfare adversely, as well as the financial performances of industries recently. This has motivated several industries which are economically strong enough to still resume their operations to contribute something valuable to the national effort in responding to


The Role of Voluntary Communities in Tackling Environmental Problem in Samarinda, Indonesia

The emergence of voluntary communities unavoidably influences the government’s work of way to solve problems. They mostly afford funds by themselves to run their activities and they work across organizations in a voluntary way to take part in tackling problems in various fields. The public engagement in solving public problems has emerged a new paradigm


Magnetic Separation of Fine Particles from Process Water Circuits in the Steel Industry

Within a European collaborative research project aimed at reduction of fine iron containing particles (0.5-m – 10-m) in steelmaking process water circuits, a new magnetic separation system using permanent magnets has been designed and tested. Hot rolling mill process water for descaling and cooling can accumulate large amounts of suspended solids that can cause spray


Gypsum to Gypsum (GtoG): The European Life+ Project That Aims to Transform the Gypsum Waste Market

The GtoG project is working for creating a recycling culture of gypsum products, changing the way this waste is usually treated in construction, renovation and demolition works, with the aim of achieving higher gypsum recycling rates in Europe and promoting selective deconstruction practices. For this purpose, five demolition companies, one demolition consultant, two gypsum waste


Towards an Inventory of Best Practices for an Efficient Gypsum Recycling Value Chain

In Europe, increased use of gypsum plasterboard began in 1960s – 1970s, especially growing popularity since the mid-1980s. A large proportion of gypsum waste is being landfilled and backfilled worldwide, including building plaster, gypsum blocks and plasterboard, being the later the most common recyclable gypsum waste generated in Europe. Considering a reference service life of


Degradation of Cyanide to Ammonia and Nitrate by Mixed Culture of Agrobacterium Tumefaciens Suts 1 and Pseudomonas Monteilii Suts 2

The production processes of many industries such as those for petrochemicals, synthetic fuel processing, mining, and cassava starch use many cyanide compounds and generate high concentrations of cyanide. Cyanide can enter the human body by inhalation, ingestion, and adsorption. Moreover, cyanide is toxic to most species in freshwater or marine environments at a level of