Landfill Mining of Shredder Residues

Jette Bjerre Hansen, Jiri Hyks, Nassera Shabeer Ahmed, M. Therkildsen, F. Andersen, Jonas Nedenskov, P. Wellendorph, Henrik Wenzel

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In Denmark, shredder residues (SR) are classified as hazardous waste and until January 2012 the all SR were landfilled. It is estimated that more than 1.8 million tons of SR have been landfilled in mono cells. This paper describes investigations conducted at two Danish landfills. SR were excavated from the landfills and size fractionated in order to recover potential resources such as metal and energy and to reduce the amounts of SR left for re-landfilling. Based on the results it is estimated that 60-70% of the SR excavated could be recovered in terms of materials or energy. Only a fraction with particle size less than 5 mm needs to be re-landfilled at least until suitable techniques are available for recovery of materials with small particle sizes.
Antal sider13
StatusUdgivet - 2013
BegivenhedSardinia 2013, Fourteenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium - S. Margherita di Pula, sardinia, Italien
Varighed: 30. sep. 20134. okt. 2013
Konferencens nummer: 14


KonferenceSardinia 2013, Fourteenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
ByS. Margherita di Pula, sardinia