Biowaste separation of household waste. Case study of the city of Brno.



Year of publication 2017
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Description The paper presents an analysis and design of a model system of biowaste management in a model city of middle or north European Union countries. Biowaste is considered as a biodegradable component of household waste, evaluated in four types of built-up areas of the city: rural (suburban) area; villa area; panel housing estates and block-house estate areas. Generation of biowaste in and outside the growing season is also considered and, subsequently, also all-season potential. Biowaste is considered to be specified by the European List of Waste, in particular the codes: 20 01 08 biodegradable kitchen and canteen waste (specifically from households); 20 02 01 biodegradable waste (waste from gardens in apartment and family houses) and biowaste from mixed municipal waste (code 20 03 01). The economic model of generation, collection and treatment of biowaste is developed and potential scenarios of biowaste management are evaluated from the economic point of view. A case study of the current biowaste management system of the city of Brno in the Czech Republic is presented. The evaluation of economic costs and benefits of the various proposed models for the city of Brno is also presented, including the quantity of generated waste (the cost of rental of containers, collection costs, costs for material recovery facilities etc.). Finally, a design of the best solution for biowaste management of the city of Brno is presented, with proposals and recommendations for the next steps, including the design of areas suitable for the application of different types of biowaste management.
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