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Ochrona Srodowiska i Zasobów Naturalnych

Environmental Protection and Natural Resources; The Journal of Institute of Environmental Protection-National Research Institute.

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Direct landfill disposal versus Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT)

Katarzyna Kulhawik
  • Mgr Katarzyna Kulhawik - Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Dzięgielowa 27 St., 61 - 680 Poznań
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Published Online: 2016-09-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/oszn-2016-0015


After the implementation of a new waste management system, in which recycling is the most dominating process, landfill disposal still appears to be the most popular method of waste management in Poland, in which waste undergoes gradual decomposition and the influence of climate conditions, for example, air and atmospheric fallout, leads to the production of leachate and biogas emissions, which contribute to continual threats to the natural environment and humans. The above-mentioned threats can be limited by applying suitable techniques of waste treatment before its disposal. A technology that is oriented to these aims is a mechanical biological treatment (MBT) before disposal.

The above-mentioned technology results is waste stabilisation and reduction of pollutant emissions. Additionally, it allows to increase the recovery of materials for recycling and to reduce the mass of waste. Finally, it is environmentally friendly.

Keywords: landfill; biogas; leachate; threats to the environment; mechanical-biological processing (MBP); recovery; safe disposal


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Published Online: 2016-09-24

Published in Print: 2016-09-01

Citation Information: Ochrona Srodowiska i Zasobów Naturalnych, Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages 19–23, ISSN (Online) 2353-8589, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/oszn-2016-0015.

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© 2016 Katarzyna Kulhawik, published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

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