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The use of LCA in selecting the best MSW management system.
Waste Manag. 2009 Jun; 29(6):1901-15.WM

Abstract

This paper focuses on the study of eleven environmental impact categories produced by several municipal solid waste management systems (scenarios) operating on a provincial scale in Southern Italy. In particular, the analysis takes into account 12 management scenarios with 16 management phases for each one. The only difference among ten of the scenarios (separated kerbside collection of all recyclables, glass excepted, composting of putrescibles, RDF pressed bales production and incineration, final landfilling) is the percentage of separated collection varying in the range of 35-80%, while the other two scenarios, for 80% of separate collection, consider different alternatives in the disposal of treatment residues (dry residue sorting and final landfilling or direct disposal in landfill). The potential impacts induced on the environmental components were analysed using the life cycle assessment (LCA) procedure called "WISARD" (Waste Integrated System Assessment for Recovery and Disposal). Paper recycling was the phase with the greatest influence on avoided impacts, while the collection logistics of dry residue was the phase with the greatest influence on produced impacts. For six impact categories (renewable and total energy use, water, suspended solids and oxydable matters index, eutrophication and hazardous waste production), for high percentages of separate collection a management system based on recovery and recycling but without incineration would be preferable.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, via Ponte don Melillo 1, 84084 Fisciano, Italy. g.defeo@unisa.itNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19168344

Citation

De Feo, Giovanni, and Carmela Malvano. "The Use of LCA in Selecting the Best MSW Management System." Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), vol. 29, no. 6, 2009, pp. 1901-15.
De Feo G, Malvano C. The use of LCA in selecting the best MSW management system. Waste Manag. 2009;29(6):1901-15.
De Feo, G., & Malvano, C. (2009). The use of LCA in selecting the best MSW management system. Waste Management (New York, N.Y.), 29(6), 1901-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2008.12.021
De Feo G, Malvano C. The Use of LCA in Selecting the Best MSW Management System. Waste Manag. 2009;29(6):1901-15. PubMed PMID: 19168344.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The use of LCA in selecting the best MSW management system. AU - De Feo,Giovanni, AU - Malvano,Carmela, Y1 - 2009/01/24/ PY - 2008/07/16/received PY - 2008/11/25/revised PY - 2008/12/12/accepted PY - 2009/1/27/entrez PY - 2009/1/27/pubmed PY - 2009/7/17/medline SP - 1901 EP - 15 JF - Waste management (New York, N.Y.) JO - Waste Manag VL - 29 IS - 6 N2 - This paper focuses on the study of eleven environmental impact categories produced by several municipal solid waste management systems (scenarios) operating on a provincial scale in Southern Italy. In particular, the analysis takes into account 12 management scenarios with 16 management phases for each one. The only difference among ten of the scenarios (separated kerbside collection of all recyclables, glass excepted, composting of putrescibles, RDF pressed bales production and incineration, final landfilling) is the percentage of separated collection varying in the range of 35-80%, while the other two scenarios, for 80% of separate collection, consider different alternatives in the disposal of treatment residues (dry residue sorting and final landfilling or direct disposal in landfill). The potential impacts induced on the environmental components were analysed using the life cycle assessment (LCA) procedure called "WISARD" (Waste Integrated System Assessment for Recovery and Disposal). Paper recycling was the phase with the greatest influence on avoided impacts, while the collection logistics of dry residue was the phase with the greatest influence on produced impacts. For six impact categories (renewable and total energy use, water, suspended solids and oxydable matters index, eutrophication and hazardous waste production), for high percentages of separate collection a management system based on recovery and recycling but without incineration would be preferable. SN - 0956-053X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19168344/The_use_of_LCA_in_selecting_the_best_MSW_management_system_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0956-053X(08)00439-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -