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Author(s):Gamberini, Rita; Rimini, Bianca; Nicandri, Paolo
Author Affiliation:Gamberini: Researcher; Rimini: Full Professor; Nicandri: Post Graduate Fellow, Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Title:Composting of municipal solid waste: An empirical analysis of existing plants
Section:Structures & environment
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Source:Transactions of the ASABE. Vol. 56, No. 5, September/October 2013, p. 1887-1893.
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:St. Joseph, Michigan: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Comparisons; Composting; Composting methods; Municipal solid waste; Waste management
Abstract/Contents:"Thousands of tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) are produced every day, and consignment to landfill represents the most common disposal choice. However, sanitary problems and the increasing demand for dedicated spaces have directed the efforts of researchers and practitioners toward the study of alternative approaches to waste management. Composting is one possible way to treat the organic portion of MSW, and the efficient design and management of composting plants ensure that they are economically sustainable. Analyzing established or pioneering solutions allows guidelines to be drawn up for the design of new plants and/or the management of existing ones. In this article, a set of engineering indices for the technical and economic analysis of composting plants is first presented and then applied to data collected from ten existing plants, divided into two groups: plants mainly composting the organic fraction of household solid waste with reduced levels of the organic fraction of agro-industrial waste, green waste, and sludge (Group A); and plants only composting green waste (Group B). For Group A plants, more complex technological solutions are required, given the need to manage larger portions of untreated waste and leachate, along with odor problems. This means that the need for space (particularly covered space), facilities, operators, and initial investment is greater, and annual operating costs are higher. However, Group A plants can also charge more for processing waste."
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Gamberini, R., B. Rimini, and P. Nicandri. 2013. Composting of municipal solid waste: An empirical analysis of existing plants. Trans. ASABE. 56(5):p. 1887-1893.
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DOI: 10.13031/trans.56.9819
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