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Proposal for an operational performance indicator to evaluate sorting and composting plants for municipal solid waste
by G.V. Vimieiro; L.C. Lange
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM), Vol. 15, No. 2, 2015


Abstract: Sorting and composting plants (SCPs) are considered an option for the adequate destination of municipal solid waste, especially in small municipalities. However, SCPs have not reached the expected operational efficiency. In Minas Gerais, Brazil, a specific tool is needed to systematically evaluate these plants. The aim of this study, therefore, is to propose and apply a performance indicator for SCPs using the intervening factors defined by the Delphi method, based on the parameters of the quality index for composting plants and the practical experience gained resulting from monitoring these plants. A first version of the indicator was applied to 22 units in Minas Gerais and, following adaptations, the SCPs operational performance indicator was created, which met the expectations of this research in terms of SCPs representativeness.

Online publication date: Tue, 21-Apr-2015


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