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TOOLF

In recent decades, changing legislation has created a situation where the environmental impact, and cost for treatment of large waste streams has risen dramatically. It is waste that contains organic matter mixed with inorganic in unfavorable proportions. The combustion requires support fuel and causes great wear on combustion plants while the majority of the material forms combustion residues. At the same time these materials contains too high levels of organic material to be disposed of. Hundreds of thousands of tons of this waste is created annually in Sweden, and the situation is similar in many European countries.

The project aims to develop, demonstrate and introduce new treatment methods for these waste products. The development is based on advanced characterization methods and a bank of experiences of various physical, mechanical, chemical and biological processes for waste treatment. The project is expected to result in a more competitive and less environmentally-damaging treatment of three common waste streams with the above-described properties: Safe residue from material recycling from construction and operational waste, dredging waste, and soil contamination from sawmills and impregnation plants.

The project is run in collaboration between RGS 90 Sverige AB and Luleå Technical University.

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Topics

Automation, Business Development, Innovation, Recycling, Renewable Resources, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

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Project time

2015-2019

Budget

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