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With the rapid growth of the electronics industry and an ever-growing environmental awareness world-wide, an environmentally sound and economically viable management system for end-of-life (EOL) electric and electronic equipment (EEE) is of great importance for sustainable development....
Solid residues from municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) can be categorized as air pollution control residues (AR) and bottom ash (BA). Both categories pose a particular environmental threat on account of the risk of the release of dioxins and metals. In Japan, handling of MSWI residues is...
Different chemical compounds from chemical and biological laboratories, a dry cleaning laundry, car services and a medical centre are discharged into sewers and simultaneously interfere with waste water from household activities, some of which may pass through a treatment plant and create an...
The treatment and disposal of waste sludge in extreme alpine environments is a complex undertaking. This is a result of the specific climatic conditions and the limited amount of possible maintenance. The subject of this paper is the experience with on-site treatment and recycling of the sludge...
Municipal solid waste (MSW) was accompanied through a mechanical-biological treatment plant. Over a period of 20 weeks samples were taken at different stages of treatment. Samples were analysed for physico-chemical parameters, reactional behaviour (respiration activity, gas-generating potential)...
Leachates produced in a simulated landfill pilot plant were compared with those produced at the Zoreda landfill in Asturias, Spain. Three loads of different amounts of municipal solid waste (MSW) were added to the pilot plant at different stages, thus forming consecutive layers. Up to the...
The seasonal variation in waste collectors' exposure to microorganisms, endotoxin and dust was measured with personal sampling equipment. The measurement was carried out in three different combinations of storage and collection systems for biowaste: container/compactor truck (C/C), paper...
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