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Assessment of waste management technology using BATNEEC options, technology quality method and multi-criteria analysis

Assessment of waste management technology using BATNEEC options, technology quality method and multi-criteria analysis: "

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.12.016

Abstract: Best Available Techniques Not Entailing Excessive Costs (BATNEEC) options, technology quality method and multi-criteria analysis were proposed as means of developing indices for evaluating municipal waste management systems. The proposed indices can be treated as a tool for ranking the system taking into account technical, environmental, economic, social and other objectives, bearing in mind specific features of the area involved. The analysis was made for three different incineration plants (Spittelau in Vienna, Warsaw and Tarnobrzeg) together with alternative waste disposal versions (with or without biogas burning and with MBP Mechanical-Biological Process) and the waste management infrastructure. The results showed that incineration of waste is much more beneficial than disposal. These results conform to the waste hierarchy identified in EU Directive 2008/98, but the indices created are easy to interpret and useful as a tool for communicating with the public, which is often a crucial factor in determining the location of investment.



by Agnieszka Generowicz 1, Joanna Kulczycka 2, Zygmunt Kowalski 3 and Marcin Banach 3

1. Institute of Water Supply and Environmental Protection, Cracow University of Technology, Warszawska 24, 31-155 Cracow, Poland

2. Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wybickiego 7, 31-261 Cracow, Poland

3. Institute of Chemistry and Inorganic Technology, Cracow University of Technology, Warszawska 24, 31-155 Cracow, Poland

Journal of Environmental Management via Elsevier Science Direct www.ScienceDirect.com

Volume 92, Issue 4; April, 2011; Pages 1314-1320

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