Environmental assessment of the management of municipal waste from Sant Boi de Llobregat

Map of the districts of Sant Boi de Llobregat

Project for the limit of environmental sciences.

The main objective is the environmental assessment by the modelling tool SIMUR to obtain balances of mass, energy, emissions, and economic management of municipal waste throughout its life cycle, from the generation to the final destination.

The second methodological research project has been to be able to relate the results of the calculations of different balances with the morphological and socio-economic characteristics of the city. Thus allowing the collection of side and rear loading systems efficiency results as well as deepening the knowledge of the differences between the two systems of waste collection.

  • Calculate the balance of mass, energy balance, balance of emissions and economic balance differentiated for each fraction of waste and collection systems.
  • Detect differences in efficiency between the different collection systems of a same fraction of waste, with special emphasis on the differences between the side and back the rest fraction collection systems.
  • Observe the influence of tissues on the rest of a collection system fraction collection circuits.
  • Establish a comparison between the different variables that influence the rest fraction collection systems and empirical energy efficiencies.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of each system and improvement proposals.
The SIMUR modelling tool enables mass, energy, emissions, and economic balance of the management of municipal waste in its lifecycle from generation to the final destination.

Environmental assessment of the management of municipal waste from Sant Boi de Llobregat

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Irene Pérez