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dc.contributor.authorEl Hanandeh, Alien_US
dc.contributor.authorEl-Zein, Abbasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:38:42Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:38:42Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-05-10T22:42:34Z
dc.identifier.issn09601481en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.renene.2011.03.034en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42246
dc.description.abstractEnergy from waste (EfW) has been identified as a source of 'green electricity' and has been used as a way of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Nevertheless, selecting an EfW strategy for municipal solid waste management is a challenging task not least because of the uncertainty involved in quantifying the potential economic and environmental impacts. This paper analyses five alternatives for managing the municipal solid waste of Sydney for their 'green electricity' and GHG savings potential under conditions of uncertainty. The impact of paper recycling on the ranking of alternatives was investigated, too. Our analysis shows that maximizing EfW generation potential does not result in greater GHG saving. A combination of food and green waste composting, recycling of metals, paper, glass and plastics while only landfilling waste fractions that are not recyclable may result in the best GHG savings. Furthermore, recycling of paper does not always achieve the best outcome; anaerobic digestion or composting may yield better results from an environmental and energy generation perspective.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.format.extent302416 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom3031en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto3036en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRenewable Energyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Engineering not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090799en_US
dc.titleAre the aims of increasing the share of green electricity generation and reducing GHG emissions always compatible?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Elsevier Inc. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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