S. Kaufman, Columbia University, USA
This chapter deals with quantitative ways to compare waste treatment technologies. It introduces lifecycle analysis and details a lifecycle-based method to evaluate the sustainability of waste treatment systems. It concludes that cities need a mix of waste treatment technologies to manage municipal solid waste flows sustainably.
lifecycle assessment (LCA)
waste to energy (WTE) systems
sustainable waste management
waste treatment technology
Lifecycle assessment (LCA), otherwise known as lifecycle analysis – though still a relatively new field – is one of the leading ...