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1 year ago

Techno-economic analysis of CHP system supplied by waste forest biomass

A Borsukiewicz-Gozdur1

P Klonowicz2

D Kr

1 year ago

Long-Term Behavior of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

H. BeleviSwiss Federal Institute for Water Resources and Water Pollution Control, 8600 D

1 year ago

An in-depth literature review of the waste electrical and electronic equipment context: Trends and evolution


1 year ago

Modelling and evaluating municipal solid waste management strategies in a mega-city: The case of Ho Chi Minh City

Le ThiKimOanh6

Jacqueline M Bloemhof-Ruwaard2

Joost CL van Buuren3

Jack GAJ van der Vorst2

Wim H Rulkens3

1Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2Operations Research and Logistics, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

3Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Le ThiKimOanh, Van Lang University, 45 Nguyen KhacNhu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Email:


Ho Chi Minh City is a large city that will become a mega-city in the near future. The city struggles with a rapidly increasing

flow of municipal solid waste and a foreseeable scarcity of land to continue landfilling, the main treatment of municipal

solid waste up to now. Therefore, additional municipal solid waste treatment technologies are needed. The objective of this

article is to support decision-making towards more sustainable and cost-effective municipal solid waste strategies in developing

countries, in particular Vietnam. A quantitative decision support model is developed to optimise the distribution of municipal

solid waste from population areas to treatment plants, the treatment technologies and their capacities for the near future

given available infrastructure and cost factors.

Article Notes

Declaration of conflicting interests The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

1 year ago

The challenge of electronic waste (e-waste) management in developing countries

O. OsibanjoBasel Convention Regional Centre for Africa for Training and Technology Transfer, Department of Chemistry, University of Ibadan,


I.C. NnoromDepartment of Chemistry, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria

Information and telecommunications technology (ICT) and computer Internet networking has penetrated nearly every aspect of

modern life, and is positively affecting human life even in the most remote areas of the developing countries. The rapid growth

in ICT has led to an improvement in the capacity of computers but simultaneously to a decrease in the products lifetime as

a result of which increasingly large quantities of waste electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) are generated annually.

ICT development in most developing countries, particularly in Africa, depends more on secondhand or refurbished EEEs most

of which are imported without confirmatory testing for functionality. As a result large quantities of e-waste are presently

being managed in these countries. The challenges facing the developing countries in e-waste management include: an absence

of infrastructure for appropriate waste management, an absence of legislation dealing specifically with e-waste, an absence

of any framework for end-of-life (EoL) product take-back or implementation of extended producer responsibility (EPR). This

study examines these issues as they relate to practices in developing countries with emphasis on the prevailing situation

in Nigeria. Effective management of e-waste in the developing countries demands the implementation of EPR, the establishment

of product reuse through remanufacturing and the introduction of efficient recycling facilities. The implementation of a global

system for the standardization and certification/labelling of secondhand appliances intended for export to developing countries

will be required to control the export of electronic recyclables (e-scarp) in the name of secondhand appliances.

1 year ago

The Flux of Metals Through Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators

Paul H. BrunnerSwiss Federal Institute for Water Resources and Water Pollution Control, CH-8600 D

1 year ago

Wastes could be resources and cities could be mines

Impact Factor:1.297 | Ranking:Engineering, Environmental 30 out of 47 | Environmental Sciences 139 out of 221 | 5-Year Impact Factor:1.526 | 5-Year Ranking:Engineering, Environmental 29 out of 47 | Environmental Sciences 136 out of 221

Source:2014 Journal Citation ReportsĀ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)