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Dr.-Ing. Bertram Zwisele ARGUS - Statistics and Information Systems in Environment and Health GmbH
Nanyang Technological University - Singapore Prof. Lisak, WtERT Singapur, is hiring two postdocs
Topics: Gasification and CO2 Capture and Waste Management and Life Cycle Assessment
Nanyang Technological University - Singapore Research Fellow Chemical Engineering/Environmental Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering
A Research Fellow position is currently available in the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute - Residues and Resource Reclamation Centre (NEWRI-R3C).
Argus GmbH Assisting Eurostat in the production and publication of waste statistics and in the development and application of methods to obtain robust data and information on the environmental impact of waste management.
The main objective of the Lot (Lot 2 of section 2.1.1 of the ToR) is to support Eurostat in the implementation, operation and further development of the Waste Environmental Data Centre.
Experts / Involved Parties
senior technicien in civil engineering Jaouadi Chaouki Anged
Hrvoje Akrap City of Split
Dr. Janet K Y Chan The University of Hong Kong
Evaluation of the recycling potential in accordance with pretreatment efficiency for ash discharged from waste incineration facilities in KoreaMyung Kyu Choi, Jang-Hyun Kang, Young-Sam Yoon, Heung-Min Yoo, Hang Seok Choi
Due to recent policy changes in South Korea, the amount of incineration ash(IA) is expected to increase due to additional installation of incineration facilities or increased operation of incineration facilities.
Long-Term Health Impact Monitoring Results of WtE Facilities in SeoulYoon-Seok Chang
This study investigated polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) in air (n=108) and human serum (n=1,802) samples collected over 20 years
Economic losses from hurricanes cannot be nationally offset under unabated warmingRobin Middelanis, Sven N Willner, Christian Otto and Anders Levermann
While the United States were able to balance regional production failures by the original 2017 hurricane, this option becomes less viable under future warming.
Argus GmbH Determination of food waste in Germany in 2020, fulfillment of the reporting obligation to the EU Commission in 2022 and derivation of recommendations for measures to be taken
According to the EU Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98/EC), food waste (LMA) is to be reduced.
Argus GmbH Nationwide study of municipal residual waste to determine the proportion of problematic substances and recyclable materials
Comparative analysis of municipal solid waste from representative regions in Germany to determine the proportion of problematic and recyclable materials.
Argus GmbH Methodology, Design and Implementation of Solid Waste Analysis (SWA), Turkey
The ARGUS approach consists of a well developed sampling and sorting methodology and an evaluation process to predict the accuracy of the SWA results. According to the local circumstances we can propose three different methodologies for SWA. The differences are found primarily in taking the sampling units.
Are your recycling quotas for municipal solid waste still accepted by the EU?Dr.-Ing. Bertram Zwisele
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Analysis of Reshaping Plastics Report
Prof. Nickolas Themelis reviewed the data presented in the Reshaping Plastics report of April 2022
Eco-Efficiency Analysis of Integrated Waste Management Strategies Based on Gasification and Mechanical Biological TreatmentAbdulrahman Abdeljaber, Rawan Zannerni, Wedad Masoud, Mohamed Abdallah and Lisandra Rocha-Meneses
This study investigates the feasibility of integrating gasification and MBT technologies in multiple ISWM strategies, compared to incineration- and anaerobic digestion (AD)-based strategies.
J. Energy Resour. Technol. Effects of Carbonization on the Co-Activation of Sludge and Biomass to Produce Activated CokeLiwei Wang, Lin Lu, Minghua Li, Yulin Liu,
Xiaohan Ren, Yiannis A. Levendis
Activated coke was prepared by mixing sewage sludge and waste poplar bark biomass from furniture manufacturing. The physical activation method of these feedstocks with steam for 1 h at 850 °C was implemented.
Methane Generation and Capture of U.S. LandfillsNickolas J. Themelis and A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas
Analysis of the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) database of 2,549 MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) landfills showed that there were 1,164 operating landfills in which 348 million short tons (316 million metric tons) of waste were landfilled in
UN-Habitat Brief description of Waste Wise Cities Tool
The Waste Wise Cities Tool (WaCT)supports cities and countries in establishing better waste and
resource management strategies, creating business and livelihood opportunities, and transiting
towards a circular economy. Globally basic data on municipal solid waste (MSW) generation and
management is lacking, especially in low- and middle-income settings. This lack of data hinders
the development of management strategies and investments in infrastructure, leading in many
countries to insufficient or absent MSW management services.
India – What is Happening with Dumpsites & Landfills?Kartik Kapoor, WtERT Germany
There are 3159 operational dumpsites in India as per 2019 data of Indian central pollution control board, dumping approximated amount of 8.5 million tonnes annually (This is claimed value, whereas in reality amount is much higher and data for it is unavailable), it is estimated that more than 10,000 hectares of urban land are locked in dumpsites in India. Most of this dumpsite land is owned by the Municipalities and managed by them or the contracted private players. In addition, there are large groups of informal workers engaged at these sites for recovery of valuables and recyclables.
Applicability of multivariate data analysis to improve the sorting degree of recycled polyethyleneBredács, Márton; Oreski, Gernot; Frank, Andreas; Pinter, Gerald; and Gergley, Szilveszter
The Circular Plastic Alliance Declaration of the European Commission targets the us-age of 10 million tons of recycled plastic per year into new plastic products in Europe by 2025 (European Commission 9/20/2019). To assist this objective this work focuses on the improvement of mechanical sorting of polyethylene (PE).
Reporting of food waste in the EU – Results of current estimates in GermanyM. Kranert, P. Fuchs, D. Leverenz; G. Hafner; T. Schmidt and F. Schneider
In February 2019, the German Federal Cabinet adopted the 'National Strategy for Reducing Food Waste', setting a framework for the future direction of this initiative. Among other things, it stipulated that an inter-ministerial "Indicator 12.3 Working Group" should prepare the data bases and methods for nationwide balancing of food waste generation (baseline). Based on existing 2015 data, this status quo analysis will be used as a starting point to agree on milestones for the respective sectors.
Life cycle assessment of waste wood used for energy production – Methodology and case studiesM. Hingsamer, J. Pucker-Singer, G. Jungmeier, J. Van Bael, J. Al Koussa; W. Van der Stricht, S. Van de Casteele, and F. Norman
To assess the sustainability along the whole value chain, life cycle-based methodologies have been developed over the last years. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) considers environmental impacts along supply chains, from extraction of raw materials to end-of-life of products (ASI 2006). The aim of this paper is to describe the use of LCA to assess the environmental impacts of the use of waste wood for energy production. Important methodological aspects on the use of LCA for the assessment of waste wood are presented using two different case studies from the H2020 projects STORY (Added value of STOrage in distribution sYstems) and TORERO (TORefying wood with Ethanol as a Renewable Output: large-scale demonstration).
Packaging recycling in EU member states – requirements from the circular economy packagePichler, Stefan
The EU has established concrete recycling targets for packaging waste for 2025 and 2030. Furthermore, the methodology for calculating the corresponding recycling rates has been amended. The new and stricter calculation methodology will potentially lead to decreases of the current rates. This will be particularly the case for plastic packaging, where denkstatt calculated a gap far above 10 % compared to smaller decreases (> 2 %) to be expected for glass or steel packaging.
The circular packaging design guideline and holistic sustainability assessment in circular economyTacker, Manfred; Gürlich, Ulla; and Gürlich, Ulla
The FH Campus Wien Circular Packaging Design Guideline provide recommendations for circular design for the whole supply chain. Circular design is a necessary prerequisite to achieve the goals of the European Circular Economy Package which requires full recyclability of packaging by 2030. Circular packaging should re-duce resource consumption and environmental impacts of packaging. The assessment of packaging sustainability requires the calculation of direct and indirect environmental impacts and circularity at the same time. A method for holistic sustainability assessment of packaging has been proposed by FH Campus Wien and developed in an ECR-working group (Efficient Consumer Response) with the participation of a number of companies along the whole supply chain (brand owners, retailers, packaging manufacturers and packaging systems).
Residual municipal waste composition analysis – New methods for Czech waste managementKropáč, Jiří; Gregor, J.; and Pavlas, Martin
Relevant information about MW composition and proper forecasting of MW composition is crucial for relevant technical and economical modelling and business planning in the field of waste management. These include techno-economical models of MW treatment units, e.g. sorting line, transfer station, energy recovery, waste collection and transport or a regional waste collection and treatment system modelling (Kropáč et al. 2018) and complex business models concerning specific investments in waste management. In this context, there is a project under the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic.
PLOS ONE Synthetic microfiber emissions to land rival those to waterbodies and are growingJenna Gavigan, Timnit Kefela, Ilan Macadam-Somer, Sangwon Suh, Roland Geyer
A study of scientists from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) presents a global material flow analysis of synthetic microfiber release from apparel washing covering the period from 1950 to 2016, i.e. from the beginning of mass production of synthetic fibers to the present.
UN Environment UN Special programme projects database
UN works on global emerging priorities issues identified by governments on the environmentally sound management of hazardous chemicals
Quantification and characterization of the municipal solid waste for sustainable waste management in newly formed municipalities of NepalDhundi Raj Pathak, Bandita Mainali, Hossam Abo El Naga, Micheal Angove, Ing Kong
This study was conducted to set up a new reference line for municipal solid waste quantification and characterization in the least urbanized cities of a developing nation. A survey was run to collect baseline data from 60 new municipalities of Nepal.
A novel software for optimizing emissions and carbon credit from solid waste and wastewater managementAmani Maalouf, Mutasem EL-Fadel
•Development of the Solid Waste and Wastewater (SWW) management software is presented.
•A graphical user interface applicable in the context of developed and developing economies
•Tools for technical, economic, policy, and sensitivity analysis are provided.
•Tool for optimizing the life-cycle of emissions or costs considering carbon credits
•Assist decision makers to allocate expenditures for emissions mitigation measures
Acrplus.org Municipal waste management and COVID-19
As an international network platform, ACR+ is collecting data on the different systems and solutions implemented across Europe to manage municipal waste in the current situation