Chapter 5. Municipal Solid Waste Management: Can Thermodynamics Influence People's Opinions about Incineration?

  1. Adisa Azapagic Professor of Sustainable Engineering Member of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) UNESCO/TWAS/ICSU Visiting Scientist, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM),
  2. Slobodan Perdan Philosopher Freelance Consultant and
  3. Roland Clift Professor in Environmental Technology Director, Centre for Environmental Strategy Member, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution Visiting Professor, Environmental System Analysis at Chalmers University
  1. Norman Kirkby Senior Lecturer2,
  2. Adisa Azapagic Professor of Sustainable Engineering Member of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) UNESCO/TWAS/ICSU Visiting Scientist, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)2 and
  3. Omar Romero-Hernandez Professor1,†

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470014202.ch5

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists

How to Cite

Kirkby, N., Azapagic, A. and Romero-Hernandez, O. (2004) Municipal Solid Waste Management: Can Thermodynamics Influence People's Opinions about Incineration?, in Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists (eds A. Azapagic, S. Perdan and R. Clift), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470014202.ch5

Editor Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations at the Instituto Tecnológico Autó nomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City

  2. 2

    University of Surrey, UK

  1. OmarRomaro-Hernandez contributed the material related to the case study in Mexico City, given in Box 5.7.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 26 MAY 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470856086

Online ISBN: 9780470014202

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Keywords:

  • municipal solid waste (MSW) management;
  • MSW incineration;
  • thermodynamics and sustainable development

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Integrated MSW Management

  • Energy Recovery from MSW

  • Case Study: A Proposal for a New EfW Plant

  • Final Considerations: Stakeholders' Views and the Decision