Health risk assessment of municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) with energy recovery in Athens, Greece

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Κατεύθυνση Περιβάλλον και Υγεία: Διαχείριση Περιβαλλοντικών Θεμάτων με Επιπτώσεις στην Υγεία
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Prof. Dr. Luc Hens
Original Title:
Health risk assessment of municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) with energy recovery in Athens, Greece
Translated title:
Εκτίμηση υγειονομικού κινδύνου της αποτέφρωσης αστικών στερεών αποβλήτων (ΑΣΑ) με ανάκτηση ενέργειας στην Αθήνα
In the present master thesis, the European legal framework of waste
incineration has been mentioned, while followed by a short prospect of
investment potential in municipal solid waste incineration in Athens focusing
on waste characteristics and financial data. Reference has been made on
incineration’s expected social, environmental and health impacts by scoping
conventional combustion, gasification and pyrolysis of wastes. The objectives
of the study, the used materials and the method of research have been defined
to present the thesis’ rationale. The health risk assessment for incineration’s
air emissions has been developed in accordance to the Codex Alimentarius
Commission standards; hazard identification, risk estimation and risk
evaluation were integrated within a master thesis’ context. Hazard
characterization was based on the hazards’ classification list of World Health
Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer Monographs and the
minimum risk levels of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of
the United States’ Department of Health and Human Services. Exposure assessment
revealed the magnitude of incineration risk by incorporating a part of
literature review, while risk characterization was focused on the necessity for
interdisciplinary approach. The author’s personal opinion has been placed in a
separate chapter for the avoidance of confusion with scientific data.
Municipal Solid Waste Incineration, Health Risk Assessment, Combustion, Gasification, Pyrolysis
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2-5, 76-81, 125
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