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Title: Material and energy recovery in integrated waste management systems: A life-cycle costing approach

Abstract

Highlights: > The study aims at assessing economic performance of alternative scenarios of MSW. > The approach is the life-cycle costing (LCC). > Waste technologies must be considered as complementary into an integrated strategy. - Abstract: A critical assumption of studies assessing comparatively waste management options concerns the constant average cost for selective collection regardless the source separation level (SSL) reached, and the neglect of the mass constraint. The present study compares alternative waste management scenarios through the development of a desktop model that tries to remove the above assumption. Several alternative scenarios based on different combinations of energy and materials recovery are applied to two imaginary areas modelled in order to represent a typical Northern Italian setting. External costs and benefits implied by scenarios are also considered. Scenarios are compared on the base of the full cost for treating the total waste generated in the area. The model investigates the factors that influence the relative convenience of alternative scenarios.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [2]
  1. University of Udine, Udine (Italy)
  2. (Italy)
  3. IEFE, Bocconi University, Milan (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21578480
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Waste Management
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 9-10; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2011.05.017; PII: S0956-053X(11)00259-5; Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Journal ID: ISSN 0956-053X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ENERGY RECOVERY; EXTERNAL COST; LIFE CYCLE; MASS; MATERIALS RECOVERY; COST; ECONOMICS; EVALUATION; MANAGEMENT; PROCESSING; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Massarutto, Antonio, IEFE, Bocconi University, Milan, Carli, Alessandro de, E-mail: alessandro.decarli@unibocconi.it, Graffi, Matteo, and IEFE, Bocconi University, Milan. Material and energy recovery in integrated waste management systems: A life-cycle costing approach. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2011.05.017.
Massarutto, Antonio, IEFE, Bocconi University, Milan, Carli, Alessandro de, E-mail: alessandro.decarli@unibocconi.it, Graffi, Matteo, & IEFE, Bocconi University, Milan. Material and energy recovery in integrated waste management systems: A life-cycle costing approach. United States. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2011.05.017.
Massarutto, Antonio, IEFE, Bocconi University, Milan, Carli, Alessandro de, E-mail: alessandro.decarli@unibocconi.it, Graffi, Matteo, and IEFE, Bocconi University, Milan. Thu . "Material and energy recovery in integrated waste management systems: A life-cycle costing approach". United States. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2011.05.017.
@article{osti_21578480,
title = {Material and energy recovery in integrated waste management systems: A life-cycle costing approach},
author = {Massarutto, Antonio and IEFE, Bocconi University, Milan and Carli, Alessandro de, E-mail: alessandro.decarli@unibocconi.it and Graffi, Matteo and IEFE, Bocconi University, Milan},
abstractNote = {Highlights: > The study aims at assessing economic performance of alternative scenarios of MSW. > The approach is the life-cycle costing (LCC). > Waste technologies must be considered as complementary into an integrated strategy. - Abstract: A critical assumption of studies assessing comparatively waste management options concerns the constant average cost for selective collection regardless the source separation level (SSL) reached, and the neglect of the mass constraint. The present study compares alternative waste management scenarios through the development of a desktop model that tries to remove the above assumption. Several alternative scenarios based on different combinations of energy and materials recovery are applied to two imaginary areas modelled in order to represent a typical Northern Italian setting. External costs and benefits implied by scenarios are also considered. Scenarios are compared on the base of the full cost for treating the total waste generated in the area. The model investigates the factors that influence the relative convenience of alternative scenarios.},
doi = {10.1016/j.wasman.2011.05.017},
journal = {Waste Management},
issn = {0956-053X},
number = 9-10,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}