"James has a narrow waist and broad shoulders as a result of working out so often."
"Too much water has resulted in waste because of excessive or careless use; such as, steam, that escapes without being used or leaving the faucet on when the water is actually not being used."
When some people are eating, if they are dieting, some of the food may go to waste; but, they can be sure that if they over eat, it will go to their waist.
Some people simply waste their time trying to keep their waist slim and trim.
There's an old saying that says, "Haste makes waste." Well, there are also those who believe that "Haste can reduce waists."
Sam's wife told him that working out to reduce his waist and continuing to eat so much was turning out to be a waste of his time and money!
2. Unwanted or unusable items, remains, or household garbage: There were large bins of waste sitting by the side of the road waiting for the disposal truck to pick them up.
3. Contaminated water from domestic, industrial, or mining applications: The waste which supplied the Native Reserve was contaminated by run off from an adjoining mining project.
4. Rocky areas that are mined for a mineral, or ore, with insufficient mineral content to justify further processing: Jim, the old prospector, mined the waste hoping to recover particles of gold.
5. A place or region that has been destroyed or ruined: The city and surrounding suburbs were nothing but waste after the destruction by the bombings of the invaders.
2. To cause someone to lose energy, strength, or vigor; to exhaust, tire, or enfeeble: The disease that Jim had significantly wasted his body to a deplorable condition.
3. To fail to take advantage of or to use for profit; to lose: It would be a shame to waste an opportunity to go to the Canadian islands for the holidays.
4. Slang: To kill, murder or to destroy completely: The gang leader, Dudley, threatened to waste the other gang if they did not stop stealing cars in his neighborhood.
5. Etymology: from Latin vastare, "to lay waste" from vastus, "empty, desolate, waste" then "devastate, ravage, ruin", from Anglo-French and Old Norse French waster, "to spoil, to ruin" (Old French guaster), altered by the influence of Frankish wostjan.
The waste plains look desolate and barren; however, they may be rich in minerals that have been washed down by the river creating an alluvial plain.
This waste-to-energy is possible, and convenient, when the heat generated by burning the "waste" is high enough to warrant satisfactory combustion conditions and to make enough energy available to overcome losses and auxiliary consumption.
Characteristics of waste-to-energy production
- Waste-to-energy is the offspring of the incineration of materials, which were originally introduced to sterilize and to reduce the volume of useless substances by burning it in a furnace.
- Modern waste-to-energy plants allow the export of energy, with very low environmental impact.
- The waste-to-energy plant consists of four basic sections: waste combustor, recovery boiler, flue gas treatment, and steam cycle.
- The design of the combustor varies widely with the waste characteristics: physical state (solid versus liquid), size distribution, heating value, ash and moisture content, etc.
- Municipal solid waste is typically burned on a moving grate, where it is kept 20-30 minutes until it is completely burned.
- The hot gases generated in the combustor go through the recovery boiler to generate steam, which is used directly as a heat carrier or it is sent to a steam turbine to produce power.
- Flue gases are treated by adding reactants called sorbents and by filtering the particulate matter.
- A modern, large plant, treating a half-million tons of municipal solid waste per year, can generate more than 400 million kWh per year, meeting the electricity needs of more than 150,000 families.
Waste-to-energy is the process in which municipal waste is used to generate useful energy for electricity, heat, or both.
Biomass waste includes municipal solid waste from biogenic sources, landfill gas, sludge waste, agricultural crop byproducts, straw, and other biomass solids, liquids, and gases; but it excludes wood and wood-derived fuels (including black liquor), biofuels feedstock, biodiesel, and fuel ethanol.
It should be noted that some so-called biomass waste also includes energy crops grown specifically for energy production, which would not normally be considered waste.