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Space Waste Management

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

To keep our atmosphere clean, we need to have a proper waste management system. It is a responsibility of every human being on this earth and somehow we do it with utmost care. But have you ever given it a thought that what would be condition of space? In a report by NASA, the space stations are pilled up with trash and garbage causing serious health hazards to the astronauts. Shocking but true! There is a dire need to introduce a proper space waste management system to deal with this unforeseen danger. The space agencies need to have an excellent waste strategy before they plan to send any astronauts to mars or moon mission.

The waste management in the spacecrafts or the space stations cannot be undertaken in isolation. However scientists at NASA have already proposed a unique way to deal with the situation. Jean Hunter, an associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, has been working with research partner Orbital Technologies Corp. (ORBITEC) of Madison, Wis., to develop a revolutionary trash dryer for NASA.

This unique dryer blow hot dry air through wet trash and collects the water from the warm and moist air that comes out. Further, this water is purified for drinking purposes and the trash remains dry, odorless and static. The air and the heat are recycled to contain odors and save energy. The technique is called Heat-pump dehumidification frequently used for drying lumber. Now with this technique of dealing with the space waste, the spacecraft can bring full trash bags from Russian space station MIR to earth, where it could be burnt and destroyed.

Benefits of Waste Management

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

There are several benefits of solid waste management and using it can control vermin that otherwise can spread harmful diseases. One can eliminate habitats for rodents as well as insects by disposing residential and commercial waste. These rodents and insects can create health risks, and wastes are the generator of these insects. One of the most alluring benefits of waste management is that it excludes the requirements of burying or burning the waste that can cause health risks to those living nearby to the area. Solid is considered as the perfect means to recycle the waste and convert it into some useful material.

Industrial waste management is another popular method in which all kinds of wastes are eliminated so as to reduce public health risks be it a solid waste or liquid waste. It is also necessary so as to keep the nearby environment pollution free and safe for the inhabitants. One can notice several toxic waste dumps in the industrial area where industrial waste is neglected or is not followed properly. The inhabitants in these areas can face serious health threats such as asthma.

One of the most unfortunate facts is that most of the successful industries neglect the need of proper industrial. You can feel threatened by knowing that these negligent industries never care for the regulations made for industrial waste management and are still earning huge profits. We all are equally responsible for our nearby areas and we must complaint the local authorities in case we find some waste in our surrounding area. Recycling the waste has become essential in the present times when environmental pollution is continuously on rise. Household as well as industrial waste is causing threat to our precious ecosystem and so we must initiate waste management. There are websites which give the latest news related to the recycling waste industry and its services.