Proceedings of

The 32nd International Conference on

  Solid Waste Technology and Management

Philadelphia, PA USA

March 19-22, 2017

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Circular Economy and 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for Efficient Use of Resources, Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, India



Agricultural Wastes 1

Biogas as a Strategic Resource on Renewable Energies in South Brazil, Marisa Soares Borges, Marcelo Alves de Sousa, Janaina Camile Pasqual, Iara B.R. Rosa, Driely Rosa, Brazil



Policy and Public Involvement 1

The Role of Universities in Increasing Waste Awareness among Citizens, Anita Zavodska, Anne Morrissey, Yasuhiro Matsui, USA


Problems and Prospects of Solid Waste Management in South Africa: A Case of Khayelitsha Community, Aifani Confidence Tahulela, Harry Ballard, South Africa


Sustainable Solid Waste Management – Policy Comments, Amalendu Bagchi, USA



Use of Wastes in Construction 1

Effect of Lime and Geopolymer Stabilization on Shrinkage Property of Earth Mortar, Priyadharshini Perumal, K. Ramamurthy, R. G. Robinson, India


The Effect of Waste Additives on the Mechanical Strength of Fired Clay Bricks, Mehdi Serati, David Williams, Maria Durante Ingunza, Sebastian Quintero Olaya, Australia


Experimental Research on a New Solid Waste Cementitious Stabilizer KC of Stabilizing Chloride Soil, Cheng Yin, Wei Dao-xin, Zhu Bao-lin, Chai Zhi, Hui Jia, Jiang Rui-nan, Zhou Hong-liang, Li Hua-ming, China




Biological Treatment 1


Application and Validation of ED-XRF and SEM-EDX Techniques in the Study of Composting Process, S. L. Belagali, B. Manohara, India


Kinetics of Pyrolysis of Mixed Municipal Solid Waste, Vibhuti Chhabra, Yogendra Shastri, Sankar Bhattacharya, Australia


Management Modeling of High COD Wastes Content of Biosolids for Energy Generation and Effluent Production in an Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor, Gideon Oron, Oshrat Shamir, Nadav Krauss, Ioannis K. Kalavrouziotis, Israel




Contaminated Sites


Waste-to-Energy Approach in Washing of Petroleum Contaminated Soil, Bassim Abbassi, Stephen Emslie, Canada


Coupled Estimation Method for Determination of Flow and Transport Parameters Using Transient Observation Data during Remediation of 1,4-Dioxane Groundwater Contamination, Kazuei Ishii, Toru Furuichi, Atsushi Fujiyama, Masahiro Sato, Yumika Shishido, Japan


Management of Contaminated Soil Generated from 16” HFO Pipeline Leakage at Jaber Al-Ahmad Residential Area, Fatemah Al-Baroud, Majed Al-Mutairi, Krishna Vangala, Ghadeer Al-Qattan, Kuwait




Waste Managemement Planning 1


A Study of Household Waste Production in the Czech Republic as a Function of the Number of Household Members, Libuše Benešová, Jakub Šmíd, Anita Zavodska, Czech Republic


A Retrospective of State Solid Waste Planning in the U.S.A., Moe Chowdhury, Ricardo Brown, Wayne Goodwin, USA




Special Wastes


Design Challenges for Modifications to a Low Level Radioactive Waste Incinerator, William Norris, Michael Mannuzza, USA


Sawdust Management and Disposal through Use in Aquaculture Wastewater Treatment, Olayemi Olanlokun, Bolaji Sule, Nigeria


Analysis of Bio-Chemicals Extractable from Untreated Wood Waste, Francesco Di Maria, Enrico Segoloni, Italia




Electrical and Electronic Wastes


E-Waste Recycling in India: A Case Study, Biswajit Debnath, Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, India


E-Waste Generation, Management and Policy Addaptation Requirements to Secure Public Health in Bangladesh, Mohammad Habibur Rahman, Alauddin Ahmed, Bangladesh


Comparison between WEEE-Management in Switzerland and in Egypt, Shakinaz El-Sheltawy, Dina Magdy, Egypt




Landfill 2


Country Specific Methane Generation Potential (L0) of Solid Wastes in Landfills in Republic of Korea, Sangjae Jeong, Changmin Lee, Jae Young Kim, Republic of Korea


Characteristics of Organic Scales on RO Membrane from MSW Leachate Treatment Systems, Xiaolan Zeng, Yujia Yao, Wenchuan Ding, Kunyu Li, China


Effects of Alkalinity on the Treatment of Landfill Leachate through Algae Growth, Tahir Imran Qureshi, Pakistan




Case Studies


Decentralised Waste Management in High Rise Buildings – A Proposed Model for Self Reliance an Indian Case, Rahul Baidya, Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, India


Waste Recycling Practices in Some Countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America, Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, Marisa Soares Borges, Sannidhya Kumar Ghosh, Francesco Di Maria, Vanessa Cruvinel, Tomás Ramos, Shakinaz T. El-Sheltawi, A. S. Aremu, O. M. Ojowuro, Chucheka Tivani, Y. C. Seo, India




Agricultural Wastes 2


Conversion of Agricultural Waste to Local Cattle Nutrition in Thailand, Siriporn Boonpa, Thailand


Closing the Plasticulture Loop: A Case Study Review from Queensland, Australia, Georgina Davis, Australia


Case Study: Optimal Operation of a Boiler Based on Solubility of Amorphous Silica in Rice Husk, Masafumi Tateda, Ryoko Sekifuji, Atsushi Yamazaki, Mana Yasui, Japan

A Comparative Study on the Effect of Sodium Chloride as a Secondary Salt Use in PKL (Scientific Name- Bryophyllum pinnatum) and Lemon Juice for Electricity Generation, Md Asrafusjaman, Tanjila Akter, Mohammad Al Mamun, Mehedi Hasan, K.A. Khan, Bangladesh



Construction and Demolition Wastes


Durability Properties of Recycled and Secondary Aggregates (RSA) Concrete, Amarnath Yerramala, Ramachandrudu Chittari, India


Investigations on the Re-Utilization of Concrete Waste Sand in Composite Cements, Martin Reformat, Horst-Michael Ludwig, Germany


Use of Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) in Interlocked Floor Preparation for Paving, Silvio Rainho Teixeira, Caique Bonfietti Martins, Agda Eunice Souza, Wellington Caldeira, Brazil


Construction and Demolition Waste Materials Recycling in Nigeria, Olufemi Oyedele, Folasade Idowu, Nigeria




Waste Management Planning 2


Climate Change: An Opportunity to Improve Waste Management System, Bharat Pandey, Pradeep Amatya, Nepal




Policy and Public Involvement 2


Is the View of Gender Precariousness in Australia’s Waste and Recycling Sector Justified?, Georgina Davis, Australia


Social Aspects of Solid Wastes Management in Curitiba: Green Exchange – A Success Case, Marisa Soares Borges, Flavia Soccol, Marina C.R. Ballao, Brazil


Training Professional Drivers in Australia’s Waste Management and Recycling Sector, Keith Heavens, Georgina Davis, Australia



Biological Treatment 2


Exploration of Biodrying Process for Mixed Municipal Solid Waste Management, Asha P. Tom, Ajit Haridas, Renu Pawels, India


Carbonization of Reed Plant in a Fluidized Bed Pyrolysis Reactor, Bassim Abbassi, Ramesh Rudra, Kayla Schmidt, Faisal Shahin, Canada



Environmental and Health Impacts


Impact of Composting and Landfill Emissions on Climate Change, Sutripta Sarkar, Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, India


Human Exposure of Chemicals Released from Plastic during Reuse and Recycling: Mixture Toxicity Issues and Challenges, Tanushree Parsai, Arun Kumar, India


Sustainability Analysis of Green Computing Alternatives Using AHP and QFD, Biswajit Debnath, Reshma Roychoudhuri, Sadhan K. Ghosh, India



Waste Business Analyses


Analysis of Barriers to Recyclable Market Development with the Inclusion of Waste Picker Organizations from Espirito Santo/Brazil: Scenarios for Appreciation, Renato Ribeiro Siman, Renato Meira de Souza Dutra, Luciana Harue Yamane, Brasil


Occupational Dysfunction in Creating Value Proposition for Waste Pickers Organizations in Espírito Santo/Brazil, Renato Ribeiro Siman, Juliana Pardinho Tackla, Roquemar de Lima Baldam, Luciana Harue Yamane, Brasil


Novel Approach for Laptop and Cell Phone Waste Management Using Cloud Based Data Storage Systems, Ipsita Saha, Sadhan K. Ghosh, Amit Kundu, India


Enhancing Recycling Sorting Efficiency Using Luminescent Codes, Jack Silver, Karnik Tarverdi, Paul Harris, George Fern, Ed Kosior, Martin Kay, Jon Mitchell, United Kingdom




Waste Management in Developing Areas


Waste Recycling: What Do Nigerian Prospective Teachers Know, Do and Feel?, Ayodeji Ifegbesan, Isaac T. Rampedi, South Africa


Exploitation of Energy Potential of Municipal Solid Waste in Low Income Economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asinyetogha Hilkiah Igoni, Ibiye Sepiribo Kingnana Harry, Nigeria


Influential Factors Favouring Sustainability of Solid Waste Management in the Gaza Strip, Mustafa El-Hawi, Atef Jaber, Gaza


Waste Management in Developing Nations: Challenges and Opportunities, Olufemi Oyedele, Oluwaseun Ajala, Nigeria



Use of Wastes in Construction 2


Analysis of Mechanical Resistance to Tension and Deformation in the Solid Waste Plastic Mixture of Polypropylene and Polystyrene, David Orjuela Yepes, Johanna Karina Solano Meza, Daylin Julieth Betancourt Sánchez, Colombia


Evaluation of Partial Replacement of Calcium Carbide Residue with Cement on Compressive Strength of Concrete: Implication for Waste to Wealth, Olubunmi Ajike Mokuolu, Bolarinwa Olaniyi, Nigeria




Landfill 3

The Formation of Inorganic Fouling Scales on RO Membrane in a Landfill Leachate Treatment System, Xiaolan Zeng, Yongzhou Huang, Wenchuan Ding, Kunyu Li, China


Comparing Different Options for Leachate Treatment in a Life Cycle Perspective, Francesco Di Maria, Federico Sisani, Italia



Chemical Treatment Advances 2

Catalysis of Biodiesel Production Processes Using Phosphate Rock: Parametric and Optimization Study, Hassan El Shimi, Shakinaz El Sheltawy, Egypt



Mining Wastes

Geotechnical Characterisation of Neutralised Red Mud for Use in Civil Engineering Construction and Manufacturing, Sebastian Quintero Olaya, Maria del Pilar Durante Ingunza, David J. Williams, Mehdi Serati, Australia




Additional Topics


Managing the Technology for Selectively Collecting Solid Waste in the Amazon, Norma Maria Coelho Vieira, Marcelo José Peres Gomes da Silva, Flávio de São Pedro Filho, Maria José Aguilar Madeira Silva, Fabricio Moraes de Almeida, Brazil




Isolation and Characterization of Cyanide Degrading Bacteria from Artisanal Gold Mine Talings, Amzy Vallenas Arévalo, Claudia Monge Pimentel, Carlos Alvarez Rosario, B. Karolski, A. S. Justo, J. L. Coleti, J. A. S. Tenório, Brazil


Marble Waste Recycling and Its Application in the Steel Desulphurization Process, Jorge Luis Coleti, Felipe Fardin Grillo, Jorge Alberto Soares Tenorio, Brazil


Asphalt Mixtures Energy Consumption and Emission, Liseane Padilha Thives, Enedir Ghisi, Brazil


Waste Recycling Practices in Countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America, Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, Marisa Soares Borges, Sannidhya Kumar Ghosh, Francesco Di Maria, Vanessa Cruvinel, Tomás Ramos, Shakinaz T. El-Sheltawi, M. K. Fouad, A. S. Aremu, O. M. Ojowuro, Chucheka Tivani, Yong-Chil Seo, Mervat El-Hoz, India





Estimation of the Energy Recovery Potential of Discarded Recyclable Solid Waste (Santo André, SP, Brazil), Rodolfo Sbrolini Tiburcio, Mauro Malpeli Junior, Andrea Carolina Gutierrez Gomez, Juliana Tófano de Campos Leite Toneli, Ana Maria Pereira Neto, Brazil


Influence of Municipal Solid Waste Physical Composition in the Energy Potential of the Combustible Fraction of Wet Waste in Santo André City, SP, Brazil, Andrea Carolina Gutierrez Gomez, Renata Almeida, Rodolfo Sbrolini Tiburcio, Mauro Malpeli, Juliana Tófano dos Campos Leite Toneli, Gilberto Martins, Ana Maria Pereira Neto, Brasil


Evaluation of Asphalt Mixtures Using Red Mud as a Filler, Liseane Padilha Thives, Glicério Trichês, Brazil


Waste Tires: Reverse Logistics in Brazil, Liseane Padilha Thives, Gabriel Dibe Andrade, Thiago Romeu Antunes, Claudio Zimermann, Brazil