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Background Documents

 

*NOTE - Documents without an internet link are currently only available in hard copy.

Number

Document

Date

Topic*

1

McCabe and Associates, An Assessment of Waste and Dredging Issues Relating to Landfill Capacity in the State of Delaware

2005

B

2

EPA, Decision Maker's Guide to Solid Waste Management

1995

B

3

DSM Environmental Services, Inc, “Scoping Study Results – Proposal for Comprehensive Assessment of Waste Generation and Recycling by Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural, and Municipal Activities in Delaware, letter to F. Michael Parkowski

2005

B

4

Life Cycle Assessment: Comparing Recycling, Composting And Landfills

2003

B,C,L, M

5

Morton A. Barlaz et al Life-Cycle Study of Municipal Solid Waste Management: System Description

1995

B

6

Hater et al, Conversion Facility Chosen for Palm Desert, California (Biocycle)

2005

B,A

7

Waste Management, Inc., Conversion Technologies: Future or Fantasy

2005

B

8

Waste Management of California, Riverside County, Edom Hill Transfer Station Request For Qualification: Conversion Technologies 

2003

B

9

DSWA , Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan 1994

1994

B

10

Eurowaste, Waste Management Policies in Central and Eastern European Countries: Current Policies and Trends

2001

B

11

UEMRI, Urban Waste Management

>2001

B

12

EPA home page on municipal solid waste

 

B

13

Compatibility Analysis of Material and Energy Recovery in a Regional Solid Waste Management System

2003

B,M

14

Delaware Recycling Public Advisory Council, DNREC, DSWA, “State of Delaware, Residential Curbside Recycling Report Documents

2005

M

15

DSWA’s recycling programs

2005

M

16

Report prepared by DSM Environmental Services, Inc for DSWA, “Estimated Statewide Residential Recycling Rates

2004

M

17

Report prepared by DSM Environmental Services, Inc for DSWA, Analysis of the impact of a Yard Waste Ban on Landfill Quantities and Household Costs

2004

M

18

Ni-Bin Chang, Eric Davila, Brian Dyson and Ron Brown, Optimal design for sustainable development of a material recovery facility in a fast-growing urban setting

 

M

19

Design of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) For Processing the Recyclable Materials of New York City’s Municipal Solid Waste

2000

M

20

Franklin Associates, Ltd, Assessment of Delaware Solid Waste Discards in 2000 and the Potential for Recycling of Materials

2002

M

21

ISWA – WGBTW, Composting and composted products - Key topics to be considered as decision support tools

draft

C

22

EPA, Decision Maker's Guide to Solid Waste Management, Ch. 7

1995

C

23

EEA, Biodegradable municipal waste management in Europe

2001

C, A

24

Klaus Fricke, Heike Santen, and Rainer Wallmann, Comparison of selected aerobic and anaerobic procedures for MSW treatment (Waste Management)

2005

C, A

25

California Integrated Waste Management Board, Conversion Technologies: Report to the Legislature (Draft)

2005

A,G,P

26

ISKA Technology and Services, “Intelligent Solutions for the Municipal Residual Waste Disposal (this is a proprietary systems, but the flow diagram provides a pretty good idea of what’s involved)

2005

A

27

Hinrich Hartmann, Henrik B. Møller, Birgitte K. Ahring, Efficiency of the Anaerobic Treatment of the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste: Collection and Pretreatment (Waste Management Research)

2004

A

28

Investigation into Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Gasification for Power Generation. (Alameda)

2002

G

29

No burn.org, Waste gasification: Impacts on the Environment and Public Health

2002

G

30

Satoshi Atoji et al A Total System Optimization Study of Waste Pyrolysis and Gasification Process for Electric Power Generation

2004

G, P

31

EPA, Decision Maker's Guide to Solid Waste Management , Ch. 8, combustion

1995

T

32

Waste to energy facilities in the United States (this is information prepared by a trade association but it contains a description of alternative approaches and of the facilities currently in operation in the United States)

2005

T

33

NAS, Waste Incineration and Public Health

2000

T

34

Incineration of Waste in Europe: Issues and Perspectives

1999

T

35

Department of Energy analysis

1997

T, L

36

California Energy Commission, 1996 Energy Technology Status Report Detailed Technology Evaluations, Chapter 8, Biomass Fired Plants

1996

T

37

California Energy Commission, web page on municipal solid waste energy plants

 

T

38

Solid Waste Association of North America, North American Waste to Energy Conference (NAWTEC) VIII Proceedings

2000

T

39

California Integrated Waste Management Board, Study of Emerging Technologies in Waste Management for MSW Landfills, study conducted by GeoSyntec Consultants, Inc

2003

L

40

EPA introduction to bioreactor landfills

2004

L

41

Yolo County Department of Public Works, Full Scale Landfill Bioreactor Project At The Yolo County Central Landfill

2002, 2003

L

42

Florida bioreactor demonstration project

2005

L

43

Landfill: a chemical perspective (the findings of a third year dissertation on the chemical processes involved in the degradation of landfill waste

2004

L

44

US Dept. of Energy, Biomass Program, Concentrated Acid Hydrolysis

ND

H

45

Comment on “MSW to ethanol”

2000

H

46

Dr. Stephen F. Paul, Princeton University and Dr. Stephen W. Fitzpatrick, Biometics, Inc., Green Chemistry at Work on the Solid Waste Problem

2004

H

47

Northern California Recycling Association

ND

M

48

EPA Pay as you Throw Website

2005

B

49

Jonathan V.L. Kiser, Recycling and Waste-to-Energy: The ongoing compatibility success story, (MSW Management)

2003

T, M

50

Nickolas J. Themelis, An overview of the global waste-to-energy industry (Waste Management News)

2003

T

51

Waste by rail

2004

L, B

52

Los Angeles waste by rail solution

ND

L, B

53

US Composting Council

2002

C

54

European Union (EU) report on Economic Analysis of Options for Managing Biodegradable Municipal Waste

1992

C

55

The [UK] Chartered Institution of Waste Management, Energy from Waste: A Good Practice Guide

2003

T

56

The [UK] Chartered Institution of Waste Management, Energy from Waste: Netherlands Study Tour

2005

T

57

The [UK] Chartered Institution of Waste Management, Biological Techniques in Solid Waste Management

2002

C, A

58

Dioxin characterisation, formation and minimisation during municipal solid waste (MSW) incineration: review

2002

T

59

State of the art treatment processes for municipal solid waste incineration residues in Japan

2000

T

60

Wikstroem, E; Marklund, S, Secondary Formation of Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins, Dibenzofurans, Biphenyls, Benzenes, and Phenols during MSW Combustion [Environ. Sci. Technol.]

2000

T

61

Abad et al, Dioxin abatement strategies and mass balance at a municipal waste management plant [Environ Sci Tech]

2002

T

62

Warith, M., Bioreactor landfills: experimental and field results [Waste Management]

2002

L

63

Costi et all, An environmentally sustainable decision model for urban solid waste management [Waste Management]

2004

B

64

Bridges et al A generic comparison of the airborne risks to human health from landfill and incinerator disposal of municipal solid waste [The Environmentalist]

2000

T, L

65

Themelis and Kim, Material And Energy Balances In A Large-Scale Aerobic Bioconversion Cell

2002

C

66

Rushton, Health hazards and waste management, Br Med Bull

2003

B

67

Murphy and McKeogh, Technical, economic and environmental analysis of energy production from municipal solid waste [Renewable Energy]

2004

T

68

Klein, Gasification: An Alternative Process for Energy Recovery and Disposal of Municipal Solid Wastes

2002

G

69

Striewski and Pretz, TEXAN: A New Way Of Treating Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) By Extraction And Anaerobic Digestion

2002

A

70

Reed and Moller, Evaluation of different biological waste treatment strategies

2001

C, A

71

Malkow, Novel and innovative pyrolysis and gasification technologies for energy efficient and environmentally sound MSW disposal. [Waste Management]

2004

G, P

72

Liu and Liu, Novel incineration technology integrated with drying, pyrolysis, gasification, and combustion of MSW and ashes vitrification. [Env Science and Tech]

2005

T, G, P

73

Consonni S, Giugliano M, Grosso M., Alternative strategies for energy recovery from municipal solid waste Part B: Emission and cost estimates [Waste Management]

2005

T

74

Consonni S, Giugliano M, Grosso M., Alternative strategies for energy recovery from municipal solid waste Part A: Mass and Energy Balance [Waste Management]

2005

T

75

Haight, Assessing the environmental burdens of anaerobic digestion in comparison to alternative options for managing the biodegradable fraction of municipal solid wastes [Env Sci Tech]

2005

A

76

Broglin et al, Comparison of aerobic and anaerobic biotreatment of municipal solid waste [J Air Waste manag]

2004

C, A

77

Kaviraj, Municipal solid waste management through vermicomposting employing exotic and local species of earthworms [Bioresour Tech]

2003

C

78

Banks CJ, Lo HM., Assessing the effects of municipal solid waste incinerator bottom ash on the decomposition of biodegradable waste using a completely mixed anaerobic reactor [Waste Manag Research]

2003

T, A

79

Liwarska-Bizukojc E, Ledakowicz S., Estimation of viable biomass in aerobic biodegradation processes of organic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW), [ J Biotech]

2003

C

80

Ferreira C, Ribeiro A, Ottosen L., Possible applications for municipal solid waste fly ash [J Hazard Mater]

2003

T

81

De Baere L., Novel trends in anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste [Comm Agric Appl Biol Sci]

2003

A

82

Luning L, van Zundert EH, Brinkmann AJ., Comparison of dry and wet digestion for solid waste [Water Sci Tech]

2003

A

83

Domingo JL, Agramunt MC, Nadal M, Schuhmacher M, Corbella J., Health risk assessment of PCDD/PCDF exposure for the population living in the vicinity of a municipal waste incinerator [ Arch Environ Contam Toxicol]

2002

T

84

Doberl et al, Long-term assessment of waste management options--a new, integrated and goal-oriented approach. [Waste Manag Res]

2002

B

85

Themelis et al, Energy recovery from New York City municipal solid wastes [ Waste Manag Re]

2002

T

86

Domingo JL., Human health risks of dioxins for populations living near modern municipal solid waste incinerators [ Rev Environ Health]

2002

T

87

Morselli L, Passarini F, Bartoli M., The environmental fate of heavy metals arising from a MSW incineration plant [Waste Manag]

2002

T

88

Harrison et al, A life-cycle inventory model of municipal solid waste combustion [J Air Waste Manag]

2000

T

89

New London Township Evaluation Of Recycling And Solid Waste Collection Alternatives

2005

R

90

Palo Alto Zero Waste Strategic Plan

2005

B

91

Rapid City, SD “ Turning Trash Into Cash” (ASME)

2005

C

92

Block and Goldstein, 2000 Biocycle National Survey: Solid Waste Composting Trends In The U.S (Biocycle)

2000

C

93

Bedminster The bio-energy Technology Company

2005

C

94

Conporec

2005

C

95

Norcal (A San Francisco Company) Doc. 1 Doc. 2

2005

C

96

American Bio Tech

2005

C

97

WastAway Process

2005

O

98

WastAway Products Doc.1 Doc. 2

2005

O

99

City of Toronto, Overview of New and Emerging Technologies for Solid Waste Management
-or-
http://www.toronto.ca/wes/techservices/involved/swm/net/techs.htm

B

2005

100

City of Toronto, recommended waste reduction policies

B

2005

101

Juniper Consultants, The Worldwide Directory of Gasification & Pyrolysis Technology Suppliers and Processes

G, P

2005

102

Heck and Jubran, paper summarizing pyrolysis and gasification of MSW

G, P

ND

103

Williams et al Solid Waste Conversion: A review and database of current and emerging technologies (Input for the California Conversion Technologies Report)

B

2003

104

Schwager and Whitting, Progress Towards Commercialising (sic.) Waste Gasification: A Worldwide Status Report (power point presentation)

G

2003

105

Griel et al, Operational Results From Gasification Of Waste Material And Biomass In Fixed Bed And Circulating Fluidised Bed Gasifiers.

G

200?

106

Yamada et al, Thermoselect Waste Gasification and Reforming Process

G

2004

107

New York City, Evaluation of New and Emerging Solid Waste Management Technologies

B

2004

108

New York City Composting Study

C

2004

109

New York City evaluation of drum composters

C

2003

110

Hirschfelder et al, Operational Results From Gasification Of Waste Material And Biomass In Fixed Bed And Circulating Fluidised Bed Gasifiers

G

2003

111

Section-by-Section Summary of Governor’s recycling legislation Senate Bill No. 225

M

2005

112

ACF story on composting and air pollution

2003

C

113

Gillett, Municipal Solid Waste Composting: Issues in Risk Assessment & Management/Worker Health & Safety

2005

C

114

Cornell, Municipal Solid Waste Composting Fact Sheets

2005

C

115

DEFRA, Review of environmental and health effects of waste management: municipal solid waste and similar wastes

2004

B

116

DEFRA, Valuation of the external costs and benefits to health and environment of waste management options

2004

B

117

EU, Economic Analysis Of Options For Managing Biodegradable Municipal Waste: executive summary

 

B

118

EU, Economic analysis of options for managing biodegradable municipal waste

2004

C

119

EU, Economic Valuation of Environmental Externalities from Landfill Disposal and Incineration of Waste

2000

I, L

120

EU, Costs for Municipal Waste Management in the EU

2002

B

121

EU, European Packaging Waste Management Systems

2001

R

122

EU, Reuse of Primary Packaging

1998?

R

123

EU, Evaluation of costs and benefits for the achievement of reuse and recycling targets for the different packaging materials in the frame of the packaging and packaging waste directive 94/62/EC

2003

R

124

EU, Study on the implementation of the packaging directive and options to strengthen prevention and reuse

2005

R

125

EU, Refuse Derived Fuel, Current Practice And Perspectives

2003

I

126

EU, Waste Prevention and Minimization

1999

R

127

EU, Waste Management Options and Climate Change

2001

B

128

Waste Away Process Video (Hi-Res, 14MB;  Lo-Res, 2MB

2005

 

129

Waste management, White Paper on Bioreactor landfills

ND

L

130

Wright Environmental Management Inc. web site

2005

C

131

Univ. of Cal, Davis, Conversion Technology Data Base

2005

B

132

Sipila, Municipal And Commercial Solid Waste For Pyrolysis (Oils ) And Gasification Markets

2002

G, P

133

Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Waste Gasification Impacts On The Environment And Public Health

2002

G, P

134

Schilli, Using Gasification to Process MSW

2004

G

135

Article on WastAway

2005

 

136

Del-EASI, Municipal Solid Waste Assessment: Evaluation of Alternative Technologies

2005

B

137

Bader, In-Vessel Composting

2002

C

138

URS, Los Angeles County Conversion Technology Evaluation Report

2005

B

139

Vandevivere et al, Types of Anaerobic Digesters for Solid Wastes

1999

A

140

Verma, Anaerobic Digestion of Biodegradable Organics in Municipal Solid Wastes

2002

A

141

Waste Reduction Program Assessment and Analysis for Massachusetts

2003

R

142

Massachusetts, Beyond 2000 Solid Waste Master Plan: A Policy Framework

2000

R, B

143

Fisher, Can State Incentive Programs Increase Resource Recovery

2001

R

144

Themelis, Who’s the cleanest of them all

2005

T

145

Rao et al, Multiple Pathway Health Risk Assessment of a Municipal Waste Resource Recovery Facility in Maryland

2003

T

146

Friends of the Earth (UK), Briefing: Anaerobic Digestion

2004

A

147

Themelis, Overview of Waste-to-Energy Technology

2003

T

148

Advanced Energy Strategies, Investigation into Municipal Solid Waste Gasification for Power Generation

2004

T

149

Bodurow et al, Plasma Arc Treatment of Municipal and Hazardous Wastes

2005

T

150

Dutemp, Waste to Energy (using plasma arc)

2005

T

151

CONPOREC, The CONPOREC Waste Management and Composting Technology

2005

C

152

CIWM, Netherlands Waste From Energy Facilities

2005

T

153

Gilmore & Schmidt-Pathmann, The Evolution of Waste-to-Energy

2005

T

154

Santa Barbara County, Evaluation of Markets and Technologies for Biosolids

200?

B

155

Website for CONPOREC Composting

2005

C

156

Website for Stearns and Wheler Composting

2005

C

157

Website for CONPOREC Corporate Movie

 

C

158

Website for Wright Environmental

2005

C

159

Website for WRSI

2005

A

160

Website for Valorga International

2005

A

161

Website for Massachusetts Source Reduction and Recycling Programs

2005

R

162

Website for Wheelabrator Technologies

2005

T

163

Website For Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council

2005

T

164

Website for Interstate Waste Technologies

2005

G

165

Website for StarTech Plasma

2005

T

166

Website for Georgia Tech Plasma Research

2005

T

167

Website for Plasmas.org

2005

T

168

Wheelabrator Presentation

2006

T

169

Green and Organic waste processing and marketing in Queensland

2002

B

170

Los Angeles City, Summary Report: Evaluation of Alternative Waste Processing Technologies

2005

B

171

URS for Los Angeles City, Evaluation of Alternative Waste Processing Technologies (full report 400 pages and 32MB)

2005

B

172

Generic Description ArrowBio

2005

A

173

ArrowBio Video (Large .mpg file - 64MB)

2005

A

174

ArrowBio Response to HCIA RFEI

2005

A

175

ArrowBio Power Point

2005

A

176

ArrowBio Comparative Fundamentals

2005

A

177

ArrowBio WasteCon2003 Lap

2005

A

178

ArrowBio WasteCon2003 Lap

2005

A

179

ArrowBio Harrogate 2004

2005

A

180

Douglas Partners Australia ArrowBio Process Technology

2005

A

181

Douglas Partners Australia ArrowBio Process Digestate

2005

A

182

Noise levels measured at AeeowBio Tel Aviv plant1

2005

A

183

ArrowBio Odour form

2005

A

184

Microturbines to use landfill gas

2006

L

185

UC-Davis, Solid Waste Conversion: A review and database of current and emerging technologies

2003

B

186

Honolulu, Review of Plasma Arc Gasification

2003

T

187

Health Care Without Harm, Pyrolysis – a non-traditional thermal treatment technology

ND

T

188

IEA CADDET, Advanced Thermal Conversion Technologies for Energy from Solid Waste.

1998

T

189

Hackett et al, Evaluation of Conversion Processes and Products,

2004

B

190

CH2MHILL, Technical Memorandum 5 – Viable Product Technologies

2003

B

191

William Welch, Evaluation of Emissions/Residue Testing from a Thermal Conversion Process using a Municipal Solid Waste Feedstock

2005

T

192

Welch, Evaluation of Environmental Impacts of Alternative Thermal Conversion Technologies Using Municipal Solid Waste Feedstocks

2005

T

193

MSW Management, “Right from the Start: The Science of Composting”

2000

C

194

British Society for Ecological Medicine, The Health Effects of Waste Incinerators

2005

T

* Topic indicators are as follows:

  • B = General background and approaches
  • M = Materials recovery including recycling
  • C = Composting and other aerobic biological conversion
  • A = Anerobic biological conversion
  • H = Hydrolysis
  • T = thermal conversion other than gasification or pyrolysis; includes incineration
  • G = Thermal gasification
  • P = Thermal pyrolysis
  • L = landfills

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