refuse disposal

Summary

Summary: The discarding or destroying of garbage, sewage, or other waste matter or its transformation into something useful or innocuous.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Leaching behavior and immobilization of heavy metals in solidified/stabilized products
    Rachana Malviya
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, School of Energy and Environmental Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Takshila Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 17, M P, India
    J Hazard Mater 137:207-17. 2006
  2. ncbi Heavy metals accumulation in soils irrigated by municipal and industrial effluent
    O P Sharma
    AICRP on Management of Salt Affected Soils and Use of Saline Water in Agriculture, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, College of Agriculture, Indore 452 001 M P India
    J Environ Sci Eng 46:65-73. 2004
  3. ncbi Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in road and farmland soils from an e-waste recycling region in Southern China: concentrations, source profiles, and potential dispersion and deposition
    Yong Luo
    School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
    Sci Total Environ 407:1105-13. 2009
  4. ncbi Use of composted sewage sludge in growth media for broccoli
    M D Perez-Murcia
    Department of Agrochemistry and Environment, Miguel Hernandez University, EPS Orihuela, ctra Beniel Km 3 2, 03312 Orihuela Alicante, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 97:123-30. 2006
  5. ncbi The effect of landfill age on municipal leachate composition
    Dorota Kulikowska
    Department of Environmental Biotechnology, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Sloneczna Sreet 45G, 10 709 Olsztyn, Poland
    Bioresour Technol 99:5981-5. 2008
  6. ncbi Evaluation of a compost obtained from forestry wastes and solid phase of pig slurry as a substrate for seedlings production
    H M Ribeiro
    Instituto Superior de Agronomia, DQAA, Tapada da Ajuda 1349 017, Lisboa, Portugal
    Bioresour Technol 98:3294-7. 2007
  7. ncbi Toxicity identification evaluation of leachates from municipal solid waste landfills: a multispecies approach
    Marina Isidori
    Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Seconda Universita di Napoli, Via A Vivaldi, 43 I 81100, Caserta, Italy
    Chemosphere 52:85-94. 2003
  8. ncbi Assessing the impact of composting and vermicomposting on bacterial community size and structure, and microbial functional diversity of an olive-mill waste
    A Vivas
    Department of Environmental Protection, Estacion Experimental del Zaidin, CSIC, Granada, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 100:1319-26. 2009
  9. ncbi Optimization of Fenton process for the treatment of landfill leachate
    Hui Zhang
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Wuhan University, P O Box C319 Luoyu Road 129, Wuhan 430079, China
    J Hazard Mater 125:166-74. 2005
  10. ncbi National inventory of organic wastes for use as growing media for ornamental potted plant production: case study in Spain
    M Abad
    Departamento de Producción Vegetal, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, P O Box 22012, E46071 Valencia, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 77:197-200. 2001

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Publications305 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Leaching behavior and immobilization of heavy metals in solidified/stabilized products
    Rachana Malviya
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, School of Energy and Environmental Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Takshila Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 17, M P, India
    J Hazard Mater 137:207-17. 2006
    ..Dominant leaching mechanism was surface wash off in the initial stages followed by diffusion for Pb, Zn, Cu, Fe and Mn. Diffusion coefficient was above 11.5 indicating low mobility in the cement matrix...
  2. ncbi Heavy metals accumulation in soils irrigated by municipal and industrial effluent
    O P Sharma
    AICRP on Management of Salt Affected Soils and Use of Saline Water in Agriculture, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, College of Agriculture, Indore 452 001 M P India
    J Environ Sci Eng 46:65-73. 2004
    ..Zn, Mn, Cd and Co indicated significant negative correlation with the CEC of the soil. Inter-metallic correlation indicates a significant positive correlation in between Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Co, and Pb and among themselves...
  3. ncbi Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in road and farmland soils from an e-waste recycling region in Southern China: concentrations, source profiles, and potential dispersion and deposition
    Yong Luo
    School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
    Sci Total Environ 407:1105-13. 2009
    ..Comparison of the PBDE patterns in road and farmland soils implied that the PBDEs in farmland soils have been subject to complex environmental processes...
  4. ncbi Use of composted sewage sludge in growth media for broccoli
    M D Perez-Murcia
    Department of Agrochemistry and Environment, Miguel Hernandez University, EPS Orihuela, ctra Beniel Km 3 2, 03312 Orihuela Alicante, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 97:123-30. 2006
    ..For broccoli growth, the highest yield was obtained with the medium prepared by mixing the peat with 30% of compost; however, the mixture with the most sewage sludge compost (50%) had the greatest contents of macro and micronutrients...
  5. ncbi The effect of landfill age on municipal leachate composition
    Dorota Kulikowska
    Department of Environmental Biotechnology, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Sloneczna Sreet 45G, 10 709 Olsztyn, Poland
    Bioresour Technol 99:5981-5. 2008
    ..84), low COD concentration (<2,000 mg COD/l), low BOD(5)/COD ratio (<0.4) and low heavy metal concentration, indicated that the landfill was characterized by methanogenic conditions already at the beginning of the monitoring period...
  6. ncbi Evaluation of a compost obtained from forestry wastes and solid phase of pig slurry as a substrate for seedlings production
    H M Ribeiro
    Instituto Superior de Agronomia, DQAA, Tapada da Ajuda 1349 017, Lisboa, Portugal
    Bioresour Technol 98:3294-7. 2007
    ..On the contrary, potassium and manganese concentration decreased. Results from the study suggest that the compost studied is a good alternative to peat-based substrates for the production of vegetable seedlings...
  7. ncbi Toxicity identification evaluation of leachates from municipal solid waste landfills: a multispecies approach
    Marina Isidori
    Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Seconda Universita di Napoli, Via A Vivaldi, 43 I 81100, Caserta, Italy
    Chemosphere 52:85-94. 2003
    ..Furthermore, results showed that toxicants could be characterized as cations, basic chemicals, suspended solids and apolar compounds...
  8. ncbi Assessing the impact of composting and vermicomposting on bacterial community size and structure, and microbial functional diversity of an olive-mill waste
    A Vivas
    Department of Environmental Protection, Estacion Experimental del Zaidin, CSIC, Granada, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 100:1319-26. 2009
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  9. ncbi Optimization of Fenton process for the treatment of landfill leachate
    Hui Zhang
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Wuhan University, P O Box C319 Luoyu Road 129, Wuhan 430079, China
    J Hazard Mater 125:166-74. 2005
    ..Sludge settling characteristics were much improved with the addition of the proper polymer. Temperature gave a positive effect on organic removal...
  10. ncbi National inventory of organic wastes for use as growing media for ornamental potted plant production: case study in Spain
    M Abad
    Departamento de Producción Vegetal, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, P O Box 22012, E46071 Valencia, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 77:197-200. 2001
    ..Finally, a computerised data bank has been created which can be found in the home page of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (http://agritel2.mapya.es/sustratos/)...
  11. ncbi Soft-tissue sarcoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma clusters around a municipal solid waste incinerator with high dioxin emission levels
    J F Viel
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Besancon, France
    Am J Epidemiol 152:13-9. 2000
    ..g., a case-control study in which dioxins are measured in biologic tissues) before clusters of soft-tissue sarcoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are ascribed to dioxin released by the municipal solid waste incinerator...
  12. ncbi Export of toxic chemicals - a review of the case of uncontrolled electronic-waste recycling
    M H Wong
    Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, and Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, PR China
    Environ Pollut 149:131-40. 2007
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  13. ncbi Chemical properties and hydrolytic enzyme activities for the characterisation of two-phase olive mill wastes composting
    M L Cayuela
    Department of Soil and Water Conservation and Waste Management, CEBAS CSIC, Campus Universitario de Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 99:4255-62. 2008
    ..Significant correlations were found between EA and some important conventional stability indices indicating that EA can be a simple and reliable tool to determine the degree of stability of TPOMW composts...
  14. ncbi Polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans in surface dust at an E-waste processing site in Southeast China
    Anna O W Leung
    Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences, and Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, PR China
    Environ Sci Technol 45:5775-82. 2011
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  15. ncbi Plant uptake and dissipation of PBDEs in the soils of electronic waste recycling sites
    Honglin Huang
    State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P O Box 2871, Beijing 100085, China
    Environ Pollut 159:238-43. 2011
    ..This study provides the first evidence for plant uptake of weathered PBDEs in the soils of e-waste recycling sites and planting contributes to the removal of PBDEs in e-waste contaminated soils...
  16. ncbi Quantifying benefits associated with land application of organic residuals in Washington State
    Sally Brown
    School of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Box 352100, Seattle, Washington 98195, United States
    Environ Sci Technol 45:7451-8. 2011
    ..Using a 50 Mg ha application rate, benefits of application of biosolids and compost ranged from 7 to 33 Mg C ha. This estimate does not account for yield increases or water conservation savings...
  17. ncbi Substitution of peat for municipal solid waste- and sewage sludge-based composts in nursery growing media: effects on growth and nutrition of the native shrub Pistacia lentiscus L
    J C Ostos
    Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiologia de Sevilla, CSIC, 41080, Seville, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 99:1793-800. 2008
    ..The concentrations of trace elements were far lower than the ranges considered phytotoxic for vascular plants. Detrimental effect derived from using fresh pine bark was not observed...
  18. ncbi Two-phase olive mill waste composting: community dynamics and functional role of the resident microbiota
    Ermanno Federici
    Department of Cellular and Environmental Biology, University of Perugia, Italy
    Bioresour Technol 102:10965-72. 2011
    ..Taken together, the results indicated that the composting process, particularly the thermophilic phase, was characterized by a rapid succession of specialized bacterial populations with key roles in the organic matter biotransformation...
  19. ncbi Methanogenic population dynamics during startup of a full-scale anaerobic sequencing batch reactor treating swine waste
    Largus T Angenent
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana 61801, USA
    Water Res 36:4648-54. 2002
    ..Anaerobic digestion at total ammonia-N levels exceeding 3500mg l(-1) was sustainable apparently due to the acclimation of hydrogen-utilizing methanogens to high ammonia levels...
  20. ncbi Effectiveness of spinosad and temephos for the control of mosquito larvae at a tire dump in Allende, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
    Argentina A Garza-Robledo
    Departamento de Control de Vectores y Zoonosis, Dirección de Salud Publica, Servicios de Salud de Nuevo León, Matamoros 520 Oriente Zona Centro, CP 64000, Mexico
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 27:404-7. 2011
    ..In addition, spinosad allowed the establishment of the mosquito predator Toxorhynchites sp...
  21. ncbi Tests for the evaluation of ammonium attenuation in MSW landfill leachate by adsorption into bentonite in a landfill liner
    A Pivato
    IMAGE Department, University of Padua via Loredan 20, I 35131 Padova, Italy
    Waste Manag 26:123-32. 2006
    ..A thorough knowledge of attenuation processes of ammonium in landfill liners is the basis for the application of risk analysis models for the evaluation of the failure of bottom liners or their components...
  22. ncbi Dry-thermophilic anaerobic digestion of organic fraction of the municipal solid waste: focusing on the inoculum sources
    T Forster-Carneiro
    Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica, Tecnología de Alimentos y Tecnologías del Medio Ambiente, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar y Ambientales, Universidad de Cadiz, Campus Puerto Real s n, 11510 Puerto Real, Cadiz, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 98:3195-203. 2007
    ..9 mL/day (or 35.6 mLCH(4)/day) reaching a methane yield of 0.53 LCH(4)/gVS. Also, SWINE/SLUDGE and SWINE were good inoculums at these experimental conditions...
  23. ncbi Characteristics of the bioreactor landfill system using an anaerobic-aerobic process for nitrogen removal
    Ruo He
    Ministry of Education Key Lab of Environment Remediation and Ecological Health, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China
    Bioresour Technol 98:2526-32. 2007
    ..The COD concentration was about 200 mg/l with less than 8 mg/l BOD in recycled leachate at the late stage. In addition, it was found that nitrate in recycled leachate had a negative effect on waste decomposition...
  24. ncbi Assessment of MSWI bottom ash organic carbon behavior: a biophysicochemical approach
    Eva Rendek
    Laboratoire d Analyse Environnementale des Procédés et des Systèmes Industriels LAEPSI, INSA Lyon, 20 Avenue Albert Einstein, F 69621 Villeurbanne, France
    Chemosphere 67:1582-7. 2007
    ..Calorimetric test is then presented as a novel analysis method that allows to provide rapid and global information concerning the characteristics of organic matter in bottom ash and its possible short and long-term evolution...
  25. ncbi Forest products decomposition in municipal solid waste landfills
    Morton A Barlaz
    Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University, Box 7908, 208 Mann Hall, Stinson Dr, Raleigh, NC 27695 7908, USA
    Waste Manag 26:321-33. 2006
    ..Long-term controlled field experiments with supporting laboratory work will be required to measure the ultimate extent of decomposition of individual waste components...
  26. ncbi The biological treatment of landfill leachate using a simultaneous aerobic and anaerobic (SAA) bio-reactor system
    Zhiquan Yang
    School of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, PR China
    Chemosphere 72:1751-6. 2008
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  27. ncbi Physical and oxidative removal of organics during Fenton treatment of mature municipal landfill leachate
    Yang Deng
    Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, McArthur Building Room 325, 1251 Memorial Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0630, USA
    J Hazard Mater 146:334-40. 2007
    ..75. Results highlighted the synergistic roles of oxidation and coagulation in Fenton treatment of mature leachate, and the role of oxidation in controlling the efficiency of removal of COD by coagulation...
  28. pmc Environmental correlates of abundances of mosquito species and stages in discarded vehicle tires
    Donald A Yee
    School of Biological Sciences, Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics Section, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790 4120, USA
    J Med Entomol 47:53-62. 2010
    ..Environmental factors associated with discarded tires are important for accurate predictions of mosquito occurrence at the generic level...
  29. ncbi A life cycle approach to the management of household food waste - A Swedish full-scale case study
    A Bernstad
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Box 124, Lund University, S 221 00 Lund, Sweden
    Waste Manag 31:1879-96. 2011
    ..Impacts are often dependent on processes allocated far from the control of local decision-makers, indicating the importance of a holistic approach and extended collaboration between agents in the waste management chain...
  30. ncbi The use of volcanic soil as mineral landfill liner--I. Physicochemical characterization and comparison with zeolites
    Rodrigo Navia
    Chemical Engineering Department, University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile
    Waste Manag Res 23:249-59. 2005
    ..It is of special interest for Southern Chile, because there are no alternative mineral raw materials for basal liners of landfills...
  31. ncbi The effect of landfill leachate composition on organics and nitrogen removal in an activated sludge system with bentonite additive
    J Wiszniowski
    The Environmental Biotechnology Department, Silesian University of Technology, Akademicka 2, 44 100, Gliwice, Poland
    J Environ Manage 85:59-68. 2007
    ..The experiments were carried out in fill-and-draw activated sludge with bentonite; the biomass ratio was 1:2. The activated sludge with bentonite was fed with a synthetic high ammonia and organic-free medium...
  32. ncbi [Garbage, work, and health: a case study of garbage pickers at the metropolitan landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]
    Marcelo Firpo de Souza Porto
    Escola Nacional de Saude Publica, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Cad Saude Publica 20:1503-14. 2004
    ..Finally, the article emphasizes the importance of establishing public policies that integrate different dimensions of the problem, such as social inclusion, environmental preservation, public health, and the dignity of these workers...
  33. ncbi Computer simulation of leachate quality by recirculation in a sanitary landfill bioreactor
    S Chanthikul
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019, USA
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 39:493-505. 2004
    ..The model results are used to estimate the active life of landfill with and without leachate recirculation. Such information is valuable in the operation, maintenance, and closure plan of a sanitary landfill...
  34. ncbi Organic tracers identification as a convenient strategy in industrial landfills monitoring
    E Benfenati
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Via Eritrea 62, 20157, Milano, Italy
    Chemosphere 51:677-83. 2003
    ..Here we present some specific examples and the use of these pollutants for environmental monitoring...
  35. ncbi Modelling for environmental assessment of municipal solid waste landfills (part 1: hydrology)
    Amaya Lobo García de Cortázar
    Environmental Engineering Group, University of Cantabria, Spain
    Waste Manag Res 20:198-210. 2002
    ..The final adjustment of the results makes it possible to obtain a reliable simulation of the degradation processes...
  36. ncbi Advanced physico-chemical treatment experiences on young municipal landfill leachates
    Izzet Ozturk
    Istanbul Technical University, Department of Environmental Engineering, 34469 Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey
    Waste Manag 23:441-6. 2003
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  37. ncbi Use of natural zeolites as a landfill liner
    Ahmet Tuncan
    Department of Civil Engineering, Anadolu University, Ikieylül Kampusu, 26555 Eskisehir, Turkey
    Waste Manag Res 21:54-61. 2003
    ..The use of B/Z mixtures as an alternative to clay liners would provide potential to significantly reduce the thickness of base liner for landfills...
  38. ncbi Chemical speciation of carbon in municipal solid waste incinerator residues
    Stefano Ferrari
    Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology EAWAG, Dubendorf
    Waste Manag 22:303-14. 2002
    ..The results of the qualitative and quantitative characterization of carbon species allow to postulate hypotheses on the influence of organic carbon on the long-term behavior of the solid residues...
  39. ncbi Screening of physical-chemical methods for removal of organic material, nitrogen and toxicity from low strength landfill leachates
    S K Marttinen
    Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskvlä, Finland
    Chemosphere 46:851-8. 2002
    ..Although leachate toxicity significantly correlated with COD and ammonia in untreated and treated leachate, in some stripping and ozonation experiments toxicity was increased in spite of COD and ammonia removals...
  40. ncbi Semi-dry thermophilic anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste: focusing on the start-up phase
    D Bolzonella
    Department of Science and Technology, University of Verona, Strada Le Grazie, I 37134 Verona, Italy
    Bioresour Technol 86:123-9. 2003
    ..Only a partial comparison with the full scale start-up, which is now in progress, is possible: this shows an initial general concordance with the results found in previous work...
  41. ncbi Modelling for environmental assessment of municipal solid waste landfills (part II: biodegradation)
    Amaya Lobo García de Cortázar
    Grupo de Ingeniería Ambiental Universidad de Cantabria, EU Ingeniería Técnicas de Minas, Torrelavega, Spain
    Waste Manag Res 20:514-28. 2002
    ..Although the results show some agreement, further work is being done to make MODUELO a useful tool for real landfill simulation...
  42. ncbi Cellulolytic activity in leachate during leach-bed anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste
    T E Lai
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
    Bioresour Technol 80:205-10. 2001
    ..The experimental findings also showed that cellulolytic activities of the leachate samples closely followed the trend of SCOD generation. reserved...
  43. ncbi Treatment and detoxification of a sanitary landfill leachate
    A C Silva
    Programa de Engenharia Quimica, COPPE Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, P O Box 68592, CEP 21945 970 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Chemosphere 55:207-14. 2004
    ..Ozonation was moderately effective for COD removal, but significant toxicity removal was only attained when high ozone doses were used...
  44. ncbi Evaluation of mutagenic activities of leachates in landfill sites by micronucleus test and comet assay using goldfish
    Yuya Deguchi
    Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences and COE Program in the 21st Century, University of Shizuoka, 52 1 Yada, Shizuoka 422 8526, Japan
    Mutat Res 627:178-85. 2007
    ..A combination of the two bioassays was shown to be useful to evaluate the mutagenic activity of the leachates. We also propose a new scoring method for determination of water quality by using acute toxicity and mutagenic activity...
  45. pmc Cancer incidence near municipal solid waste incinerators in Great Britain
    P Elliott
    Small Area Health Statistics Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Br J Cancer 73:702-10. 1996
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  46. ncbi Determination of Dechlorane Plus in serum from electronics dismantling workers in South China
    Guofa Ren
    State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Environment Protection and Resources Utilization, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510640, China
    Environ Sci Technol 43:9453-7. 2009
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to report DP levels in human serum. Further studies are needed to confirm the results of this study...
  47. pmc Systematic review of epidemiological studies on health effects associated with management of solid waste
    Daniela Porta
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Service Lazio Region, Rome, Italy
    Environ Health 8:60. 2009
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  48. ncbi Environmental impacts and costs of solid waste: a comparison of landfill and incineration
    Ari Rabl
    Ecole des Mines, 60 boul St Michel, 75272 Paris 06, France
    Waste Manag Res 26:147-62. 2008
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  49. pmc Dioxin emissions from a municipal solid waste incinerator and risk of invasive breast cancer: a population-based case-control study with GIS-derived exposure
    Jean François Viel
    CNRS no 6249 Chrono Environment, Faculty of Medicine, 2, Place Saint Jacques, 25030 Besancon Cedex, France
    Int J Health Geogr 7:4. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between dioxins emitted from a polluting MSWI and invasive breast cancer risk among women residing in the area under direct influence of the facility...
  50. ncbi Environmental impacts of waste incineration in a regional system (Emilia Romagna, Italy) evaluated from a life cycle perspective
    Luciano Morselli
    Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale e dei Materiali Università di Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 4, 40146 Bologna, Italy
    J Hazard Mater 159:505-11. 2008
    ..Furthermore, a tentative comparison with the environmental impact of landfill disposal, for the same amount of waste, pointed out that incineration process must be considered environmentally preferable...
  51. ncbi Co-digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste with primary sludge at a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Turkey
    Recep Kaan Dereli
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 34469 Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey
    Waste Manag Res 28:404-10. 2010
    ..Results indicated that almost 100% energy coverage can be obtained when co-digestion (Option 2) was performed according to SS-OFMSW and PS...
  52. ncbi Risk of congenital anomalies near the Byker waste combustion plant
    P A Cresswell
    Northern Yorkshire and Public Health Observatory, Wolfson Research Institute, University of Durham Stockton Campus, Stockton on Tees TS17 6BH
    J Public Health Med 25:237-42. 2003
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  53. ncbi Down syndrome in births near landfill sites
    Lars Jarup
    The Small Area Health Statistics Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Prenat Diagn 27:1191-6. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the risk of giving birth to a child with Down syndrome associated with residence near landfill sites in England and Wales...
  54. pmc Risk of congenital anomalies in the vicinity of municipal solid waste incinerators
    S Cordier
    INSERM U435, Universite Rennes I, Rennes, France
    Occup Environ Med 61:8-15. 2004
    ..Although municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) has contributed to increase the overall environmental load of particulate matter containing dioxins and metals, evidence of health consequences to populations is sparse...
  55. ncbi The impact of environmental pollution on congenital anomalies
    Helen Dolk
    University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    Br Med Bull 68:25-45. 2003
    ..Prenatal service providers and counsellors need to be aware of the uncertainties regarding environmental pollution when addressing parental concerns...
  56. ncbi Impact of iron and steel industry and waste incinerators on human exposure to dioxins, PCBs, and heavy metals: results of a cross-sectional study in Belgium
    Sebastien Fierens
    Industrial Toxicology and Occupational Medicine Unit, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:222-6. 2007
    ..These results indicate that dioxins and coplanar PCBs emitted by MSWIs can indeed accumulate in the body of residents who regularly consume animal products of local origin...
  57. ncbi [Mortality for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the period 1981-2000 in 25 Italian municipalities with urban solid waste incinerators]
    Fabrizio Bianchi
    Epidemiol Prev 30:80-1. 2006
  58. ncbi Italian "Triangle of death" linked to waste crisis
    Kathryn Senior
    Lancet Oncol 5:525-7. 2004
  59. pmc Risk for non Hodgkin's lymphoma in the vicinity of French municipal solid waste incinerators
    Jean François Viel
    CNRS no 6249 Chrono Environment, Faculty of Medicine, 2, Place Saint Jacques, 25030 Besancon Cedex, France
    Environ Health 7:51. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine this association on a larger population scale...
  60. ncbi Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in blood from Korean incinerator workers and general population
    Se Jin Lee
    School of Environmental Science and Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang 790 784, Republic of Korea
    Chemosphere 67:489-97. 2007
    ..Overall, our data suggest that the occupational exposure of incinerator workers to PBDEs can be considered minor, while other lifestyle factors can have a greater contribution to PBDE exposure...
  61. ncbi Leaching of brominated flame retardants in leachate from landfills in Japan
    Masahiro Osako
    Research Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management, National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16 2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8506, Japan
    Chemosphere 57:1571-9. 2004
    ..The high removal efficiency for BFRs in the leachate treatment process was also confirmed...
  62. ncbi Emissions of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans and polychlorinated biphenyls from uncontrolled burning of garden and domestic waste (backyard burning)
    Björn Hedman
    Chemistry Department, Environmental Chemistry, Umea University, SE 901 87 Umea, Sweden
    Environ Sci Technol 39:8790-6. 2005
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  63. ncbi Risk of congenital anomalies in the vicinity of waste landfills in Denmark; an epidemiological study using GIS
    S Ch Kloppenborg
    University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark
    Cent Eur J Public Health 13:137-43. 2005
    ..It is our recommendation that more comprehensive multisided studies will be executed to examine the safety of waste landfills...
  64. ncbi Health hazards and waste management
    Lesley Rushton
    MRC Institute for Environment and Health, Leicester, UK
    Br Med Bull 68:183-97. 2003
    ..The health impacts of new waste management technologies and the increasing use of recycling and composting will require assessment and monitoring...
  65. ncbi Relationship between distance of schools from the nearest municipal waste incineration plant and child health in Japan
    Y Miyake
    Department of Public Health, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka Sayama, Japan
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:1023-9. 2005
    ..The findings suggest that proximity of schools to municipal waste incineration plants may be associated with an increased prevalence of wheeze, headache, stomach ache, and fatigue in Japanese children...
  66. ncbi Dry anaerobic digestion of differently sorted organic municipal solid waste: a full-scale experience
    D Bolzonella
    Department of Science and Technology, University of Verona Strada Le Grazie, 15 37134 Verona, Italy
    Water Sci Technol 53:23-32. 2006
    ..Incomes were some 100 Euro/ton (on average) and an other 15 Euro/ton came from green certificates. The initial investment was 16 million Euros...
  67. ncbi Application of simulation models to the diagnosis of MSW landfills: an example
    Amaya Lobo García de Cortázar
    Environmental Engineering Group, University of Cantabria, E U I T Minera U D Ingeniería Ambiental, Bulevar Ronda Rufino Peón 254, 39316 Tanos, Torrelavega Cantabria, Spain
    Waste Manag 27:691-703. 2007
    ....
  68. ncbi Adverse birth outcomes associated with open dumpsites in Alaska Native Villages
    Susan Gilbreath
    Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:518-28. 2006
    ..No differences in incidence were detected across exposure levels for other outcomes. This is the first study to evaluate adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with open dumpsites in Alaska Native villages...
  69. ncbi Dispersion modeling as a dioxin exposure indicator in the vicinity of a municipal solid waste incinerator: a validation study
    Nathalie Floret
    Natural Environment Man Modified Environment Research Group, University of Franche Comte, 1, rue Goudimel, 25030 Besancon, France
    Environ Sci Technol 40:2149-55. 2006
    ..However, a more advanced atmospheric diffusion model should have been used for refined assessment in complex terrain...
  70. ncbi Mesophilic anaerobic treatment of sludge from saline fish farm effluents with biogas production
    Ruth Gebauer
    Department of Aquaculture and Natural Sciences, Finnmark University College, Follums vei 31, N 9509 Alta, Norway
    Bioresour Technol 93:155-67. 2004
    ..The results of the study are used to make recommendations for the configuration of full-scale treatment plants for the collected sludge from one salmon farming licence and to estimate the energy production from these plants...
  71. ncbi Co-firing coal with rice husk and bamboo and the impact on particulate matters and associated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon emissions
    Christopher Y H Chao
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Bioresour Technol 99:83-93. 2008
    ..However, slagging, fouling and formation of clinker could be the issues requiring attention when using biomass co-combustion in conventional boilers...
  72. ncbi Estimation of transport parameters of phenolic compounds and inorganic contaminants through composite landfill liners using one-dimensional mass transport model
    Gamze Varank
    Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, 34220 Davutpasa, Esenler, Istanbul, Turkey
    Waste Manag 31:2263-74. 2011
    ..The findings of this study clearly indicated that about 35-50% of transport of phenolic compounds to the groundwater is believed to be prevented with the use of zeolite and bentonite materials in landfill liner systems...
  73. ncbi Quantitative evaluation of waste prevention on the level of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
    David Laner
    Vienna University of Technology, Institute for Water Quality, Resources and Waste Management, A 1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 13 226, Austria
    Waste Manag 29:606-13. 2009
    ..It is found that the developed methodology can provide a tool for a more objective and comprehensible evaluation of waste prevention measures...
  74. ncbi Enhanced methane and hydrogen production from municipal solid waste and agro-industrial by-products co-digested with crude glycerol
    M S Fountoulakis
    School of Agricultural Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
    Bioresour Technol 100:3043-7. 2009
    ..The addition of crude glycerol to the feed enhanced hydrogen yield at 2.9 mmole H(2)/g glycerol added and 0.7 mmole H(2)/g glycerol added...
  75. pmc Small area study of mortality among people living near multiple sources of air pollution
    P Michelozzi
    Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Authority, Rome, Italy
    Occup Environ Med 55:611-5. 1998
    ..Cancer of the liver, larynx, lung, kidney, lymphatic, and haematopoietic systems were evaluated...
  76. ncbi One-dimensional model for municipal solid waste (MSW) settlement considering coupled mechanical-hydraulic-gaseous effect and concise calculation
    Xiaodong Liu
    Geotechnical Engineering Research Institute, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
    Waste Manag 31:2473-83. 2011
    ..The data was used to verify the developed model, which gave satisfactory results. Based on the experimental results, a new formula is proposed to simulate biochemical degradation...
  77. ncbi Development of an image-based analysis method to determine the physical composition of a mixed waste material
    S T Wagland
    Centre for Energy and Resource Technology, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK
    Waste Manag 32:245-8. 2012
    ..This manuscript provides initial results, demonstrating the potential of an image-based method, and discusses further research requirements and future applications of this technique...
  78. ncbi Geographic density of landfill sites and risk of congenital anomalies in England
    P Elliott
    Small Area Health Statistics Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Occup Environ Med 66:81-9. 2009
    ..To investigate the risk of congenital anomalies in relation to an index of geographic density of landfill sites across 5x5 km grid squares in England...
  79. ncbi A methodology for optimising feed composition for anaerobic co-digestion of agro-industrial wastes
    J A Alvarez
    Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Santiago de Compostela, Rua Lope Gómez de Marzoa, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 101:1153-8. 2010
    ..Linear programming was proved to be a powerful, useful and easy-to-use tool to estimate methane production in co-digestion units where different substrates can be fed...
  80. ncbi The potential of bio-methane as bio-fuel/bio-energy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: a qualitative assessment for Europe in a life cycle perspective
    Andrea Tilche
    Unit I 3 Environmental Technologies and Pollution Prevention, European Commission DG Research, Brussels, Belgium
    Water Sci Technol 57:1683-92. 2008
    ..The identification of the most appropriate policy for promoting the best set of options is then discussed...
  81. ncbi Life cycle assessment of biogas infrastructure options on a regional scale
    Tim Patterson
    Sustainable Environment Research Centre SERC, Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, UK
    Bioresour Technol 102:7313-23. 2011
    ..Global warming impacts were significantly affected by changes in methane emissions at upgrading stage, highlighting the importance of minimising operational losses...
  82. ncbi Modeling of leachate generation from MSW landfills by a 2-dimensional 2-domain approach
    Johann Fellner
    Vienna University of Technology, Institute for Water Quality, Resources and Waste Management, Karlsplatz 13 226, A 1040 Vienna, Austria
    Waste Manag 30:2084-95. 2010
    ..1m/d) and high retention capacity. The most sensitive parameters of the model are the hydraulic conductivities of the channel domain and the matrix domain, and the anisotropy of the matrix domain...
  83. ncbi Effect of substrate concentration on dry mesophilic anaerobic digestion of organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW)
    J Fernandez
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Food Technology and Environmental Technologies, Faculty of Sea Sciences and Environmental Sciences, University of Cadiz, Campus Puerto Real s n, 11510 Puerto Real, Cadiz, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 99:6075-80. 2008
    ..Hence, the total methane production in the methanogenic phase was 7.01 L and 5.53 L at the end of the experiments for R20 and R30, respectively...
  84. ncbi Property-close source separation of hazardous waste and waste electrical and electronic equipment--a Swedish case study
    Anna Bernstad
    Department of Chemistry Engeneering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Waste Manag 31:536-43. 2011
    ....
  85. ncbi Solid waste treatment and disposal: effects on public health and environmental safety
    Geoffrey Hamer
    Biofocus Foundation and Chemical Engineering Department, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Biotechnol Adv 22:71-9. 2003
    ..The probable and relative effects on both public health and environmental safety of tradition and modern landfill technologies will be evaluated with respect to proposed alternative treatment technologies...
  86. ncbi Long-term processes in waste deposits
    S Bozkurt
    Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden
    Sci Total Environ 250:101-21. 2000
    ..Therefore, the main conclusion is that higher remobilisation rates of heavy metals due to lowering of pH are not expected for many thousands of years...
  87. pmc Cancer risks in populations living near landfill sites in Great Britain
    L Jarup
    The Small Area Health Statistics Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Br J Cancer 86:1732-6. 2002
    ..Our results do not support suggestions of excess risks of cancer associated with landfill sites reported in other studies...
  88. ncbi Heavy metal speciation in the composting process
    Gillian M Greenway
    Centre for Waste and Pollution Research, University of Hull, UK
    J Environ Monit 4:300-5. 2002
    ..There are exceptions to this trend and in some cases, certain metals appear to behave differently depending on the source of the compost...
  89. pmc Increased incidence of cancer and asthma in houses built on a former dump area
    E Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, The Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Environ Health Perspect 109:1121-5. 2001
    ..The Helsinki City Council decided to demolish the houses in the dump area, and most houses have already been destroyed...
  90. ncbi Dioxin emissions from a solid waste incinerator and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Nathalie Floret
    Department of Public Health, Biostatistics and Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Besancon, France
    Epidemiology 14:392-8. 2003
    ..To explore the environmental route suggested by these findings, we carried out a population-based case-control study in the same area...
  91. ncbi PCDD/Fs emissions inventory in the Lombardy Region: results and uncertainties
    Stefano Caserini
    Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
    Chemosphere 48:779-86. 2002
    ..Due to limited information available concerning this data, the accuracy of which is uncertain, further research is needed to evaluate the future role of these sources...
  92. ncbi Childhood cancers, birthplaces, incinerators and landfill sites
    E Knox
    Int J Epidemiol 29:391-7. 2000
    ..Municipal incinerators had previously shown significant excesses of adult cancers within 7.5 and 3.0 km. The relative risks for adults had been marginal and an analysis of childhood cancers seemed to offer a more sensitive approach...
  93. ncbi Adverse health effects among household waste collectors in Taiwan
    C Y Yang
    Institute of Public Health, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Environ Res 85:195-9. 2001
    ....
  94. ncbi Occurrence and removal of endocrine disrupters in landfill leachate treatment plants
    T Wintgens
    RWTH Aachen University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Turmstrasse 46, 52056 Aachen, Germany
    Water Sci Technol 48:127-34. 2003
    ..Reverse osmosis treatment proved to be less effective in nonylphenol and bisphenol A removal than MBR with further polishing stages like nanofiltration and activated carbon adsorption...
  95. pmc Risk of adverse birth outcomes in populations living near landfill sites
    P Elliott
    Small Area Health Statistics Unit SAHSU, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College, St Mary s Campus, London W2 1PG
    BMJ 323:363-8. 2001
    ..To investigate the risk of adverse birth outcomes associated with residence near landfill sites in Great Britain...
  96. ncbi Survey on the health effects of chronic exposure to dioxins and its accumulation on workers of a municipal solid waste incinerator, rural part of Osaka Prefecture, and the results of extended survey afterwards
    Tsutomu Takata
    Occupational Health Research and Development Center, Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association, 5 35 2 Shiba, Minato ku, Tokyo 108 0014, Japan
    Ind Health 41:189-96. 2003
    ..The Ministry of Labor decided to expand the survey to other MSWI workers in Japan as 3-year project from 1999. The summarized report on the project is appended in this paper...
  97. pmc Unequal exposure to ecological hazards: environmental injustices in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    Daniel R Faber
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 110:277-88. 2002
    ....
  98. ncbi Occurrence and alteration of organic contaminants in seepage and leakage water from a waste deposit landfill
    Jan Schwarzbauer
    Aachen University of Technology, Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal, Germany
    Water Res 36:2275-87. 2002
    ..Quantitative analysis of selected contaminants was used to discriminate substances affected by degradation processes and persistent compounds...
  99. ncbi Factors affecting hazardous waste solidification/stabilization: a review
    Rachana Malviya
    Hazardous Waste Management Laboratory, School of Energy and Environmental Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India
    J Hazard Mater 137:267-76. 2006
    ..Pore structure depends on relative quantity of the constituents, cement hydration products and their reaction products with admixtures. Carbonation and additives can lead to strength improvement in waste-binder matrix...
  100. ncbi Long-term compressive strength and some other properties of controlled low strength materials made with pozzolanic cement and Class C fly ash
    S Turkel
    Department of Civil Engineering, Dokuz Eylul University, 35160 Izmir, Turkey
    J Hazard Mater 137:261-6. 2006
    ..The results presented here show a new field of application for Soma FA in CLSM mixtures, resulting in great advantages in waste minimization, as well as, conservation of resources and environment...
  101. ncbi Preparation of adsorbents made from sewage sludges for adsorption of organic materials from wastewater
    Lanlan Yu
    School of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China
    J Hazard Mater 137:359-66. 2006
    ..5%, the COD, P and chromaticity color removal rates of carbon-bearing adsorbent made from the biochemical sludge of sewage were higher, which were 79.1, 98.3 and 87.5%, respectively, and the dynamic adsorption capacity was 47.8 mg/g...

Research Grants7

  1. Role of Genomic Imprinting in Developmental Neurotoxici*
    Ellen Silbergeld; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..2. To utilize high throughput methods to examine patterns of DNA methylation in candidate genes in sperm and zygote in order to detect the presence of male-mediated effects on imprinted genes involved in early development. ..
  2. Genetic Susceptibility to Mercury-Induced Immune Dysfunction in Autism & ASD
    Ellen Silbergeld; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. Cytoxicity and Solubility of Beryllium Particles
    Patrick Breysse; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment
    Patrick Breysse; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Maternal Phthalate Exposure and Infertility, Fetal Loss
    Russ Hauser; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Since occupational and environmental exposure to phthalates is widespread, detecting even small adverse effects will have large public health significance. ..
  6. Maternal Pesticide Exposure and Pregnancy Outcomes
    Russ Hauser; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Since the etiology of infertility and early pregnancy loss remains largely unexplained, the identification of potential environmental risk factors will have large public health significance. ..
  7. Nano-scale Mechanisms of Metal(loid) Rhizostabilization in Desert Mine Tailings
    JONATHAN D CHOROVER; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..This research is both timely and necessary as growth in the US Southwest is exploding and communities are being developed in closer proximity to such tailings sites. ..