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Prerequisites for Public Acceptance of Waste-to-Energy Plants: Evidence from Germany and Indonesia

Uwe Lahl 1 , Barbara Zeschmar-Lahl 2


  1. Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Fachbereich Bauingenieurwesen und Geodaesie, Institut IWAR, Fachgebiet, Abfalltechnik, Petersenstraβe 13, 64287 Darmstadt
  2. BZL Kommunikation und Projektsteuerung GmbH, Lindenstraße 33, 28876 Oyten, Germany


Abstract: The construction of waste incinerators often encounters resistance from the public. A minimum requirement for the acceptance of these installations is a modern air pollution control technology and a safe disposal of its residues. However, many products that enter the waste stream already contain heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and other harmful substances. This is also a challenge for recycling. This problem can only be solved by binding specifications for chemicals in and design for recycling of products.
Keywords: acceptance, air pollution control, heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), waste-to-energy
Published at: Vol 22, No 1 (2018) pages: 17-27

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