Odours and volatile organic compounds emitted from municipal solid waste at different stage of decomposition and relationship with biological stability

B. Scaglia, V. Orzi, A. Artola, X. Font, E. Davoli, A. Sanchez, F. Adani

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Abstract

Odours (OU. E) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) emission during biological process used to treat MSW were studied under standardized conditions in order to detect potential risk for workers and population. Results obtained indicated that odours and VOCs emitted depend on the biological stability of waste measured by the dynamic respiration index (DRI) and a very good correlation were found between these parameters (OU. E vs. DRI, r=0.96, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4638-4645
Number of pages8
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume102
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Dynamic respiration index
  • GC-MS
  • Mechanical-biological treatment
  • Odours
  • VOC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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