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Hello, My name is Dorcas. I live and work in Ghana. I have the passion of turning waste into energy in rural communities ...
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Hello Dorcas, Thank you for your query. Could you categorise the waste you are talking about and whether recycling is an option as this save energy consumption. Many thanks Pauline REDR We provide training for humanitarian personel, however I will find out what I can for you. Pauline REDR

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Dorcas, The following information is from the I.C.E library and may be helpful for further reading: The following link ...
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In addition Dorcas here are a few Abstracts : Engineering Village Selected Records Download: 4/3/2014

<record 1=""> Evaluation of dry solid waste recycling from municipal solid waste: Case of Mashhad city, Iran Farzadkia, Mahdi1; Jorfi, Sahand2; Akbari, Hamideh3; Ghasemi, Mehdi4 Source: Waste Management and Research, v 30, n 1, p 106-112, January 2012 ; ISSN: 0734242X, E-ISSN: 10963669; DOI: 10.1177/0734242X10395659;

Publisher: SAGE Publications LtdAuthor affiliation: 1 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran2 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran3 Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran4 Department of Environmental Health, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran

Abstract: The recycling for recovery and reuse of material and energy resources undoubtedly provides a substantial alternative supply of raw materials and reduces the dependence on virgin feedstock. The main objective of this study was to assess the potential of dry municipal solid waste recycling in Mashhad city, Iran. Several questionnaires were prepared and distributed among various branches of the municipality, related organizations and people. The total amount of solid waste generated in Mashhad in 2008 was 594 800 tons with per capita solid waste generation rate of 0.609 kg person-1 day-1. Environmental educational programmes via mass media and direct education of civilians were implemented to publicize the advantages and necessity of recycling. The amount of recycled dry solid waste was increased from 2.42% of total dry solid waste (2588.36 ton year-1) in 1999 to 7.22% (10 165 ton year-1) in 2008. The most important fractions of recycled dry solid waste in Mashhad included paper and board (51.33%), stale bread (14.59%), glass (9.73%), ferrous metals (9.73%), plastic (9.73%), polyethylene terephthalate (2.62%) and non-ferrous metals (0.97%). It can be concluded that unfortunately the potential of dry solid waste recycling in Mashhad has not been considered properly and there is a great effort to be made in order to achieve the desired conditions of recycling. © The Author(s) 2012. (29 refs.)Main Heading: Municipal solid wasteControlled terms: Energy conversion - Iron - Polyethylene terephthalates - Raw materials - Recycling - Surveys - Waste managementUncontrolled terms: Desired conditions - Dry solids - Educational programmes - Ferrous metals - Iran - Mashhad city - Mass media - Paper and boards - Per capita - Solid waste generation - Solid waste recycling - Total dry solidsClassification Code: 951 Materials Science - 815.1.1 Organic Polymers - 545.1 Iron - 525.5 Energy Conversion Issues - 452.3 Industrial Wastes - 452 Municipal and Industrial Wastes; Waste Treatment and Disposal - 405.3 Surveying Database: Compendex Compilation and indexing terms, Copyright 2013 Elsevier Inc.

<record 2=""> Assessing recycling versus incineration of key materials in municipal waste: The importance of efficient energy recovery and transport distances Merrild, Hanna1; Larsen, Anna W.1; Christensen, Thomas H.1 Source: Waste Management, v 32, n 5, p 1009-1018, May 2012 ; ISSN: 0956053X, E-ISSN: 18792456; DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2011.12.025;

Publisher: Elsevier LtdAuthor affiliation: 1 Department of Environmental ... (more)

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