Tag Archives: ELFM

Third Network-wide Event takes place in Belgium

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The third Network-wide Event of ETN NEW-MINE takes place in Belgium from 5 till 9 February 2018. The first two days, Monday and Tuesday, the fourth Enhanced Landfill Mining Symposium is organised in Mechelen. On Wednesday, several side-activities are offered. Finally, on Thursday and Friday, the NEW-MINE consortium gathers to review the project’s progress. During the ELFM Symposium on February ...

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On the Top of a Landfill – At the Start of a Project

Visiting an old part of the landfill in Mont-Saint-Guibert that is already closed: Geophysical measurements are planned at this location.

During the last weeks we were planning the upcoming geophysical field work at two different landfill sites, the landfill site close to Mont-Saint-Guibert and the Remo landfill in Houthalen-Helchteren, both located in Belgium. We, that is me and my two supervisors Professor Marc van Meirvenne and Ellen van de Vijver, all work at Ghent university at the department of soil ...

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Taking a sensor based sorting machine into operation

Figure 2: Sensor based sorting machine at the AVAW, Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Nowadays the waste everybody causes is collected and mechanically processed in treatment plants with state of the art technology. Such machines can be screens, magnetic and sensor based sorting technologies as well as ballistic separators or windsifters. But these high-end machines are not used in the field of landfill mining yet. One of the main tasks of work package 1 ...

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Call for papers ELFM IV Symposium (Feb. 2018)

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The Organisers of ELFM IV are delighted to announce that the call for extended abstracts for the Fourth Symposium on Enhanced Landfill Mining is now open (see website link here). ELFM IV will take place in Conference Centre LAMOT, Mechelen-Belgium (February 5-6, 2018) and will be followed by the Second ELFM Seminar in the European Parliament (February 7, 2018). ELFM ...

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A critical review of Swedish governmental commissions on landfill mining

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The Linköping University colleagues of ETN NEW-MINE have just published a milestone paper on policy related aspects of ELFM  in the Journal Environmental Science & Policy. The paper is titled “The institutional capacity for a resource transition—A critical review of Swedish governmental commissions on landfill mining” [N. Johansson et al., Environmental Science & Policy 70 (2017): 46–53http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2017.01.005]. The highlights of ...

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Transforming plasmarock from ELFM into geopolymers

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The current paper reviews the concept of the production of high-added value construction materials produced as part of a zero waste enhanced landfill mining process. The calorific fraction of the excavated waste is concentrated to produce a solid recovered fuel, which is introduced to a gasification/vitrification process to be converted to a synthetic gas, a slag and a metal alloy. ...

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