Waste Management Strategies; the State of the Art

Alireza Ghasemi Ghodrat, Meisam Tabatabaei, Mortaza Aghbashlo, Solange I. Mussatto

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The aim of this chapter is to present a short critical overview on the various municipal solid waste management (MSWM) technologies together with a glance at how conducting a feasibility study to choose the most suitable scenario for a particular region. In the first part, a conceptual approach to waste management followed by a valuable laconic review over the global status are presented. Short and must-know explanations about the various waste management technologies are provided in the second part within six subsections, i.e., materials recovery facility (MRF), refuse-derived fuel (RDF)/solid recovery fuel (SRF), landfill, compost, anaerobic digestion (AD), and combustion. Finally, the question of how to conduct a feasibility study to choose the most suitable scenario for a particular region is concisely answered along with a brief elucidation of life cycle assessment (LCA) and financial feasibility, as two of the most important factors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiogas. Fundamentals, Process and Operation
EditorsMeisam Tabatabaei, Hossein Ghanavati
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-77335-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesBiofuel and Biorefinery Technologies

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