The selection of inegrated and sustainable waste processing techniques for application within Indonesia

Bates, Matthew (2012) The selection of inegrated and sustainable waste processing techniques for application within Indonesia. [USQ Project]

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The project analyses various waste processing techniques and technologies and their applicability as an integrated and sustainable waste processing system for implemen-
tation within Indonesia. The various effects of a waste management system will have a considerable impact on the sounding environment, community and lively-hood of many people. To ensure the selected processes are suitable, sustainable and well inte-grated the analysis has incorporated a broad range of aspects, not only the technical principles involved. These aspects have encompassed several principles including the technical and operational, environmental, financial, socio-economic, administrative and legal principles.

The analysis primarily concluded a single-stage high solid anaerobic digestion facility to be the most appropriate waste processing facility for implementation based on the
analysed criteria. The report recommends that this facility be operated in cooperation with an adjacent material recovery facility in order to assure socio-economic and ethical issues are minimised. The development of waste processing systems should have a primarily focus to aid the residents of scavenger communities within the dumpsites,
via means of employment generation and improvement of sanitary conditions. The key outcomes established within the dissertation concluded a number of aspects which
require future study in order for an appropriately integrated and sustainable system to be implemented. This includes further research into the market and requirements
for recyclable goods, biogas and compost, as well as investigation into the health issues involved with the household use of biogas.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Supervisors: Goh, Steven; Van Cooten, Donald
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 01:42
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2013 05:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable waste; waste processing; indonesia; anaerobic digestion facility
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23100

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