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Arne M. Ragossnig

Arne M. Ragossnig
RM Umweltkonsulenten ZT GmbH

PhD

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Technical Report
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In kaum einem Sektor ist der Energie- und Rohstoffverbrauch so hoch wie in der Bauindustrie. Rund 40% der CO2-Emissionen und nahezu ein Drittel aller Abfälle in der EU entstehen durch die Baubranche. In Europa entfällt zusätzlich mehr als ein Drittel des gesamten Energieverbrauchs auf den Baubereich. Darüber hinaus werden nur 40% des Bauschutts von...
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Concerns about the increasing global consumption of non-renewable resources as well as shortages of primary raw materials and reduction of space available for final disposal of waste are raising important issues for the society. Additionally, the unsustainable treatment of resources belongs to the main concerns of the EU, resulting in the developme...
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As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta had a population of 10.2 million in 2015 that generated 6200 metric tonnes (Mt) day ⁻¹ of municipal waste in the 2017–2019 period. In the composition of the waste, as much as 9% is contributed by the commercial sector. This research focuses on five shopping areas in Jakarta (commercial areas (CAs)). The fiv...
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Waste from the construction sector poses huge challenges for sustainable waste management. This is not only due to the vast amount of waste produced in construction and demolition activities, but also due to pollutants potentially contained in these products. Subject to these conditions, waste management must ensure recovery of as many resources as...
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Even though the relevance of solid waste management goals for our societies becomes more and more acknowledged around the globe, one of the major challenges is to get the level of attention needed from those who are responsible for making the decisions. Waste management is one issue among others of the issues policy-makers do have to take care of,...
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Basic technical and economic examinations of Austrian mass waste landfills, concerning the recovery of secondary raw materials, have been carried out by the ‘LAMIS – Landfill Mining Austria’ pilot project for the first time in Austria. A main focus of the research – the subject of this article – was the first devotion of a pilot landfill to an inte...
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Many countries in the European Union (EU) have very developed waste management systems. Some of its members have managed to reduce their landfilled waste to values close to zero during the last decade. Thus, European Union legislation is very stringent regarding waste management for their members and candidate countries, too. This raises the follow...
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Since the need for raw materials in countries undergoing industrialisation (like China) is rising, the availability of metal and fossil fuel energy resources (like ores or coal) has changed in recent years. Landfill sites can contain considerable amounts of recyclables and energy-recoverable materials, therefore, landfill mining is an option for ex...
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Many times when discussing the implementation and optimisation of municipal solid waste (MSW) management in countries and regions all over the world, one faces arguments like ‘the proposed technological and organisational solutions are too expensive’, or ‘incineration of waste kills recycling and is detrimental to the human health’, and so on. Thes...
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In recent years, the rising need for raw materials by emerging economies (e.g. China) has led to a change in the availability of certain primary raw materials, such as ores or coal. The accompanying rising demand for secondary raw materials as possible substitutes for primary resources, the soaring prices and the global lack of specific (e.g. metal...
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For the first time in Austria, fundamental technological and economic studies on recovering secondary raw materials from large landfills have been carried out, based on the 'LAMIS - Landfill Mining Austria' pilot project. A main focus of the research - and the subject of this article - was to develop an assessment or decision-making procedure that...
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For the first time, basic technical and economic studies for landfill mining are being carried out in Austria on the basis of a pilot project. An important goal of these studies is the collection of elementary data as the basis for an integrated ecological and economic assessment of landfill mining projects with regard to their feasibility. For thi...
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Heavy fractions resulting from mechanical treatment stages of mechanical-biological waste treatment plants are posing very specific demands with regard to further treatment (large portions of inert and high-caloric components). Based on the current Austrian legal situation such a waste stream cannot be landfilled and must be thermally treated. The...
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Mechanical processing using predominantly particle size and density as separation criteria is currently applied in the production of solid-recovered fuel or refuse-derived fuel. It does not sufficiently allow for the optimization of the quality of heterogeneous solid waste for subsequent energy recovery. Material-specific processing, in contrast, a...
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This article focuses on analysing the development of waste-generated energy in the countries of the European Union (EU 27). Besides elaborating the relevant legal and political framework in the waste and energy sector as well as climate protection, the results from correlation analyses based on the databases of the energy statistics from Eurostat a...
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Heterogeneous wastes, which cannot be material-recycled easily are used for energetic utilization. Certain quality criteria need to be met in this context, addressing especially the chlorine content due to the product quality as well as to environmental and safety issues. In regard of current issues in climate policy concerning emission trading, al...
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A major challenge for modern waste management lies in a smart integration of waste-to-energy installations in local energy systems in such a way that the energy efficiency of the waste-to-energy plant is optimized and that the energy contained in the waste is, therefore, optimally utilized. The extent of integration of thermal waste treatment proce...
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Driven by increasing energy and raw material prices as well as changes in the legal framework the state of the art in the European Union has changed from waste management to resource management over the past 15 years. This has led to a higher appreciation of the resource "waste" as a secondary raw material as well as an energy resource. In this con...
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Vor dem Hintergrund klimapolitischer Ziele kann die Abfallwirtschaft sowohl durch vermiedene Treibhausgasemissionen im Bereich der Behandlung und Entsorgung von Abfällen als auch durch Bereitstellung entsprechender Alternativbrennstoffe für industrielle Feuerungsanlagen infolge der Substitution von fossilen Energieträgern einen wesentlichen Beitrag...
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This article focuses on systematically highlighting the ways to optimize waste-to-energy plants in terms of their energy efficiency as an indicator of the positive effect with regard to climate control. Potentials for increasing energy efficiency are identified and grouped into categories. The measures mentioned are illustrated by real-world exampl...
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The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was introduced by the Kyoto Protocol to provide a financial incentive to establish project activities in developing countries for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also fostering sustainable development. This article shows that waste management project activities play an important role in achieving the ai...
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The actual waste management situation for specific waste streams of a waste management company which focusses on maximizing energy recovery from waste by the means of co-incineration is being evaluated with regard to its greenhouse gas emissions. By comparing the actual situation of energy recovery from waste with the standard scenario of energy pr...
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In Austria more than 50% of the high-calorific industrial residues and wastes generated are utilized for energy recovery in industrial utility boilers. This study investigated full-scale trials of combined incineration of in-plant residues with various industrial wastes. These trials were carried out in order to learn how the alternatively used fue...
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The following paper gives an overview about industrial fluidized bed facilities in Austria. Furthermore the importance of the fluidized bed technology for co-incineration as a whole is being elaborated. To enable a differentiation of the importance of various wastes/types of residue for the thermal utilization co-incineration in industrial fluidize...

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Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to invite you to the 13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES Conference, to be held September 30 - October 4, 2018 in “Splendid Hotel La Torre” hotel in Palermo, Italy. SDEWES Conference is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development. Thus, SDEWES2018 will be an essential venue for researchers in those areas to meet, and originate, discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas. Please visit and explore our conference website at http://www.palermo2018.sdewes.org/ and do not hesitate to contact us via the official conference email:sdewes2018@sdewes.org. SDEWES2018 will bring you invited lectures from prominent experts in the field, panels and poster sessions as well as technical visits and a rich social programme. Presenting a paper on SDEWES2018 is also a great way to get your paper published in special issues of our partner journals. Register here for the Conference and don't miss out information and updates about SDEWES2018. Kind regards, Prof. Neven Duić, Conference Co-Chair, University of Zagreb SDEWES2018 Organizing Committee
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Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd South East Europe Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SEE SDEWES Conference, to be held June 30 – July 03, 2018 in Hotel Park Novi Sad in Novi Sad, Serbia. SEE SDEWES Conference is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development. Thus, 3rd SEE SDEWES Confrence will be an essential venue for researchers in those areas to meet, and originate, discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas. Please visit and explore our conference website at www.novisad2018.sdewes.org and do not hesitate to contact us via the official conference email: see2018@sdewes.org. 3rd SEE SDEWES will bring you invited lectures from prominent experts in the field, panels and poster sessions as well as technical visits and a rich social programme. Presenting a paper on 3rd SEE SDEWES is also a great way to get your paper published in special issues of our partner journals. Register here for the Conference and don't miss out information and updates about 3rd SEE SDEWES. Kind regards, Prof. Neven Duić, Conference Co-Chair, University of Zagreb 3rd SEE SDEWES Organizing Committee Date: 30 June 2018 - 03 July 2018
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Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to invite you to the 1st Latin American SDEWES Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems –1st Latin American SDEWES Conference, to be held January 28-31, 2018 at the Center for Nature and Mathematical Sciences (CCMN), UFRJ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1st LA SDEWES Conference is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development. Thus, 1st LA SDEWES Conference will be an essential venue for researchers in those areas to meet, and originate, discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas. Please visit and explore our conference website at www.rio2018.sdewes.org and do not hesitate to contact us via the official conference email: rio2018@sdewes.org. 1st LA SDEWES will bring you invited lectures from prominent experts in the field, panels and poster sessions as well as technical visits and a rich social programme. Presenting a paper on 1st LA SDEWES is also a great way to get your paper published in special issues of our partner journals. Register here for the Conference and don't miss out information and updates about 1st LA SDEWES. Kind regards, Prof. Neven Duić, Conference Co-Chair, University of Zagreb 1st LA SDEWES Organizing Committee Date: 28 January 2018 - 31 January 2018