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Slag and ash chemistry after high-calcium lignite combustion in a pulverized coal-fired power plant


Papastergios G., Fernandez –Turiel J.L., Georgakopoulos A. and Gimeno D.


More than 73% of the electrical power requirements of Greece are generated in lignite-fired power plants. Greece is the thirteenth largest coal and the fifth largest lignite producer in the world. The lack of domestic high-rank coals makes necessary to use low quality lignite for power generation in...

Lignite power plant +5 more

Investigating the properties of plastic resin pellets found in the coastal areas of Lesvos Island


Karapanagioti H.K. and Klontza I.


Plastic pellets (small granules, 1-5 millimeters in diameter) are widely distributed in the ocean and coastal zones all over the world. They are an industrial raw material for the plastic industry and are unintentionally released to the environment both during manufacturing and transport. These...

Plastic pellets coastal zone pollution +3 more

On leakage from the near-surface radioactive waste storage facility


Konstantinova M., Gudelis A. and Butkus D.


Maisiagala RADON type radioactive waste storage facility was commissioned in 1963 in a marshy, ecologically sensitive locality, where soluble radionuclides easily can penetrate and migrate with groundwater. To assure the requirements of radiation safety, the analysis of radionuclide leakage from the...

radioactive waste “RADON” type storage facility +4 more

Analysis on the MSW thermal degradation processes


Marculescu C., Antonini G. and Badea A.


The waste to renewable energy source has become a priority in the wastes treatment field. The research goal is not only the wastes destruction but also a better thermal energy recovery from the processes. The municipal solid waste presents a high heterogeneity degree from the dimensional point of...

MSW Thermal Treatment +5 more

Pre-treatment of industrial landfill leachate by Fenton’s oxidation


Petruzzelli D., Boghetich G., Petrella M., Dell’Erba A., L’Abbate P., Sanarica S. and Miraglia ... View all


Biological treatment (aerobic and anaerobic) of industrial landfill leachate is limited by the presence of toxic contaminants (e.g., heavy metals) and recalcitrant (biopersistent) organics (e.g., polyphenols, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, etc.,), hindering viable conditions for biomass proliferation...

Advanced oxidation industrial landfill leachate +1 more

Investigations on disposal of low-calorific landfill gases by a small scale fluidised bubbling bed combustion plant


Steinbrecht D., Wolff H.-J., Matzmohr R., Nassour A. and Didik H.


Poor landfill gases cannot be used to drive gas engines or be burnt in gas flares. This follows why the combustion flame front velocity for poor gases becomes very low. From this moment the non-flammable poor landfill gases are polluting the environment. An energetical utilisation of very poor...

stationary fluidised bubbling bed flameless fluidised bed combustion +2 more

Microbial community dynamics and stability assessment during green waste composting


Gazi A.V., Kyriacou A., Kotsou M. and Lasaridi K.E.


Green waste (leaves, grass and shredded twigs) was composted for 5.5 months in a wooden composting bioreactor, of 1 m3 capacity, using both passive convective aeration, facilitated by the design of the bioreactor, and manual turning. Temperature was measured daily, while samples were analysed for...

Green Waste composting stability +8 more

A GIS model for landfill siting


Despotakis V.K. and Econopoulos A.P.


The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Landfill Sitting is studied. The necessary spatial information required to determine the candidate sites for any type of terrestrial area (Community/Prefecture/Region/Country) is examined. This spatial information is then used for site selection...

Landfill sitting Sustainable development +6 more

Characterization of packaging grade papers from recycled raw materials through the study of fibre morphology and composition


Adamopoulos S., Martinez E. and Ramirez D.


The restrictions in availability of forest-based raw materials along with favourable environmental policies towards alternative sources of raw materials have forced corrugated packaging industry to shift towards recycled paper and other fibre sources such as non-wood and agro-residues. The...

recycled fibres fibre properties +5 more

European trends in the feedstock recycling of plastic wastes


Aguado J., Serrano D.P. and San Miguel G.


Consumption of plastic products has increased dramatically over the past few decades. This trend results in the generation of a vast waste stream that needs to be properly managed to avoid environmental damage. Increasingly stringent European legislation is setting new standards that promote the...

Waste plastics plastic recycling +2 more

Route optimization for solid waste collection: Trabzon (Turkey) case study


Apaydin O. and Talha Gonullu M.


In a municipal solid waste management system, decreasing collection/hauling costs, which consist of 85 % of total disposal expenditure, can be carried out by a route optimization. Thus, a huge amount of economical benefits is getting furnished. If route optimization is performed in solid waste...

GIS Trabzon City +3 more

Municipal solid waste unit production rates and estimation of the required number of waste storage containers in the municipality of Athens


Komilis D.P., Haritopoulou T. and Togia A.


The Municipality of Athens (M.A.) currently comprises 7 municipal districts, 7 waste collection districts (WCD) and approximately 5800 residential blocks. Solid waste is collected daily on a 7 days per week basis. The M.A. comprises approximately 119 waste collection sub-districts (herein referred...

municipal solid waste collection +2 more