Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Waste incineration of biodegradable waste fraction in municipal solid waste (MSW); average European waste-to-energy plant, without collection, transport and pre-treatment; at plant (Location: EU-27)

Description

The European average Waste-to-Energy plant (WtE) is defined based on the treatment of average European municipal solid waste (MSW). The thermal treatment of a single waste fraction like paper or plastic or even specific wastes like Polyamide 6 is not done in reality in a WtE plant for MSW. The waste is always homogenized to obtain a relative constant calorific value and to comply with the emission standards. Nonetheless the used model and the used settings for the average MSW allows to attribute the environmental burden (emissions and also resource consumption of auxiliaries) energy production as well as the credits (metal scrap export) to a single fraction or specific waste incinerated within an average MSW. Therefore the LCI data is valid for the treatment of the specific waste within an average MSW (the waste fraction share of the MSW is shown in the pie chart beneath, the elementary composition in the first table beneath). The following technology description explains the settings ...

Contributors
Simone Fazio simone.fazio@ec.europa.eu
David Pennington david.pennington@ec.europa.eu
How to cite
Fazio, Simone; Pennington, David (2006):  Waste incineration of biodegradable waste fraction in municipal solid waste (MSW); average European waste-to-energy plant, without collection, transport and pre-treatment; at plant (Location: EU-27). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-eplca-3c0a1214-f4b2-4254-8fca-1d9e6ee9839f
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Issue date 2006-01-01
Landing page http://eplca.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ELCD3/showProcess.xhtml?uuid=3c0a1214-f4b2-4254-8fca-1d9e6ee9839f
Geographic area European Union
Temporal coverage

From: 2006-01-01 – To: 2010-01-01

Update frequency irregular
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-eplca-3c0a1214-f4b2-4254-8fca-1d9e6ee9839f

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