Research Area:
Resource Efficiency of Settlement Structures

MinResource

Sustainable Management of Non-Metallic Mineral Primary and Secondary Building Materials

The project "MinRessource - Sustainable Management of Non-Metallic Mineral Primary and Secondary Building Materials " was one of the projects initiated to implement the raw material strategy Saxony. The objective was to answer the question, how the structure of disposal of C&D-waste in Saxony will change considering population development and higher standards for the protection of soil and water, which is currently being discussed in Germany.

Methodically, a concept of a continuous dynamic MFA was applied, specified for alternative waste and disposal types. Future amounts of C&D waste were calculated and described in terms of quantity and quality with time horizon up to 2060 . The same was done regarding available capacities for disposal the waste in open cast mines (were C&D-waste is used in the course of recultivation), in recycling plants and in land-fills, based on empirical data. The next step was to take stock of both, C&D-waste and capacities for disposal in order to identify potential changes in the structure of waste disposal.

Due to higher standards for the protection of soil and water, less material can be used for recultivating open cast mines. There is a growing need for land-fill capacities even though recycling capacities would be significantly increase. The results are summarized in a comprehensive final report and submitted to the Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology (LfULG). The report will be published end of 2016

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Term

11/2013-07/2014 


Contact

Dr. Georg Schiller
Phone +49 351 4679 259
G.Schiller[im]ioer.de


Funding

SMUL (LfULG)


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