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Title: Material and energy recovery in integrated waste management system - An Italian case study on the quality of MSW data

Abstract

This paper analyses the way numerical data on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) quantities are recorded, processed and then reported for six of the most meaningful Italian Districts and shows the difficulties found during the comparison of these Districts, starting from the lack of homogeneity and the fragmentation of the data indispensable to make this critical analysis. These aspects are often ignored, but data certainty are the basis for serious MSW planning. In particular, the paper focuses on overall Source Separation Level (SSL) definition and on the influence that Special Waste (SW) assimilated to MSW has on it. An investigation was then necessary to identify new parameters in place of overall SSL. Moreover, these parameters are not only important for a waste management system performance measure, but are fundamental in order to design and check management plan and to identify possible actions to improve it.

Authors:
;  [1];  [1]
  1. DIEM, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21578482
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.2011.03.012; PII: S0956-053X(11)00126-7; 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:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DESIGN; ENERGY RECOVERY; FRAGMENTATION; NUMERICAL DATA; PERFORMANCE; PLANNING; SOLID WASTES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; DATA; EVALUATION; INFORMATION; MANAGEMENT; WASTES

Citation Formats

Bianchini, A., Pellegrini, M., and Saccani, C., E-mail: cesare.saccani@unibo.it. Material and energy recovery in integrated waste management system - An Italian case study on the quality of MSW data. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2011.03.012.
Bianchini, A., Pellegrini, M., & Saccani, C., E-mail: cesare.saccani@unibo.it. Material and energy recovery in integrated waste management system - An Italian case study on the quality of MSW data. United States. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2011.03.012.
Bianchini, A., Pellegrini, M., and Saccani, C., E-mail: cesare.saccani@unibo.it. Thu . "Material and energy recovery in integrated waste management system - An Italian case study on the quality of MSW data". United States. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2011.03.012.
@article{osti_21578482,
title = {Material and energy recovery in integrated waste management system - An Italian case study on the quality of MSW data},
author = {Bianchini, A. and Pellegrini, M. and Saccani, C., E-mail: cesare.saccani@unibo.it},
abstractNote = {This paper analyses the way numerical data on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) quantities are recorded, processed and then reported for six of the most meaningful Italian Districts and shows the difficulties found during the comparison of these Districts, starting from the lack of homogeneity and the fragmentation of the data indispensable to make this critical analysis. These aspects are often ignored, but data certainty are the basis for serious MSW planning. In particular, the paper focuses on overall Source Separation Level (SSL) definition and on the influence that Special Waste (SW) assimilated to MSW has on it. An investigation was then necessary to identify new parameters in place of overall SSL. Moreover, these parameters are not only important for a waste management system performance measure, but are fundamental in order to design and check management plan and to identify possible actions to improve it.},
doi = {10.1016/j.wasman.2011.03.012},
journal = {Waste Management},
issn = {0956-053X},
number = 9-10,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}