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Biowaste

Decision support tool for collection and treatment of source-sorted organic municipal solid waste

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Waste management strategies focus on waste minimization and on better utilisation of the resources in the waste in all the Nordic countries. Better handling of municipal waste is in focus, as it is a significant waste fraction with many unused potentials. A tool for support of local decisions about handling of the municipal organic solid waste has been developed in order to cover the spectrum of technological solutions available today and further include the local conditions and priorities in the Nordic countries. The tool focuses on the most important environmental aspects without losing the national or global perspective. Further the tool is kept simple in order to secure that the necessary information can be provided locally.

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Technology Datasets

Besides collection data the worksheet named “Technologies” includes several sets of technologies within pre-treatment, anaerobic digestion, composting, combined bio-treatment, biogas utilisation, compost/digested material application and incineration moving from right to left. The user may edit data in this worksheet. Data available for a specific technology can be added and used in calculations. The number of technologies in each treatment cannot easily be expanded; so adding a new technology is done by changing name and data of an existing technology. The name of a new technology is added by defining the name in the worksheet “Names & ID’s”, Chapter 20, Figure 64 where process data is modified in the worksheet “Technologies”. In the model it is possible to have

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