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Exploring The Economics Of Mining Landfills | Waste360

The Costs Are In The Soil Since landfills are mostly soil, mining economics are dominated by the costs of soil excavation, screening, testing and deposition, which can account for 80 percent of ...

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Mining Landfills - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

When considering the economic viability of landfill mining, it is important to note that the size of the landfill is crucial (Webb, 2010). In total, soil excavation, screening, testing and deposition account for 80% of the cost of landfill mining, meaning that the volume of the landfill

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Landfill mining: is this the next ... - World Economic Forum

Jul 31, 2021 · In fact, if landfill mining followed the principles of the “enhanced landfill mining” approach, where higher added value outputs are targeted, the net economic balance of the combined remediation-landfill mining activity can even become positive, which is especially the case for larger landfills where economies of scale become relevant.

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Landfill mining: Developing a comprehensive assessment ...

In Austria, the first basic technological and economic examinations of mass-waste landfills with the purpose to recover secondary raw materials have been carried out by the 'LAMIS - Landfill Mining Österreich' pilot project. A main focus of its research, and the subject of this article, is the first

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Landfill mining: a critical review of two decades of research

Landfill mining has been suggested as a strategy to address such problems, and in principle means the excavation, processing, treatment and/or recycling of deposited materials. This study involves a literature review on landfill mining covering a meta-analysis of the main trends, objectives, topics and findings in 39 research papers published ...

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LANDFILL MINING - FROM PROSPECTION TO ACTUAL MINING

LANDFILL MINING - FROM PROSPECTION TO ACTUAL MINING A. Winterstetter VITO – Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Mol / University of Antwerp, Department of Bioengineering, Antwerp, Belgium Abstract This paper presents the concept of landfill mining as an integral building block in the transition to a circular economy.

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Landfill mining: A critical review of two decades of ...

Mar 01, 2012 · Back in the 1990s, however, studies both in Europe and the US concluded that landfill mining aiming to create new landfill space could be an economic option, mainly due to avoided costs for re-siting a new landfill (e.g. Rettenberger, 1995, Fisher and Findlay, 1995). Recent changes in waste management in these regions, involving a substantially ...

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Landfill Mining: Goldmine or Minefield? | Waste Management ...

Feb 11, 2014 · The economic factors associated with landfill mining are complex and numerous and will vary significantly between different landfills and from one country to another. Some costs may be straightforward to estimate, while other costs will be more difficult to quantify.

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THE ECONOMICS OF LANDFILL MINING - ijrets

Sep 05, 2020 · THE ECONOMICS OF LANDFILL MINING Raviraj S. Gaikwad, Dhananjay S. Patil 2 seen as a way to solve traditional management issues related to landfills such as lack of landfill space and local pollution concerns. Most initiatives have involved some recovery of deposited

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THE ECONOMICS OF LANDFILL MINING - FOCUS ON THE

landfill mining of waste. Furthermore, it addresses the costs and economics of mining shredder waste from a landfill sites in Denmark with the focus on the aftercare costs and externalities.

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Landfill mining: Case study of a successful metals ...

The conservative estimated value of the recovered metal was $7.42 million. Mining also increased the landfill's airspace by 10,194 m (3) extending the life of the ashfill with an estimated economic value of $267,000. The estimated per-Mt cost for the extraction of metal was $158. This case study demonstrates that ashfills can be profitably ...

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LANDFILL MINING - FROM PROSPECTION TO ACTUAL

LANDFILL MINING - FROM PROSPECTION TO ACTUAL MINING A. Winterstetter VITO – Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Mol / University of Antwerp, Department of Bioengineering, Antwerp, Belgium Abstract This paper presents the concept of landfill mining as an integral building block in the transition to a circular economy.

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Landfill mining: Case study of a successful metals ...

Nov 01, 2015 · Landfill mining projects not only require sampling and analysis to assess the economic feasibility of mining but also to address site health and safety issues as the release and exposure to gas and leachate are concerns (Fisher, 2012).Generally there is insufficient detailed information on the contents of landfills, which includes the amount, type, and location of metal in a landfill.

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Landfill mining may still be new, but it has a lot to ...

Jul 24, 2020 · It is likely that there will be a lot more interest in landfill mining once space starts to dwindle in certain regions. Worldwide, based on research published in the journal Waste Management & Research, there are over 2 billion metric tons of waste generated an nually. With rapid urbanization, population increases and economic growth, the World Bank predicts this amount could expand by

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Landfill Mining: Goldmine or Minefield? | Waste Management ...

Feb 11, 2014 · The economic factors associated with landfill mining are complex and numerous and will vary significantly between different landfills and from one country to another. Some costs may be straightforward to estimate, while other costs will be more difficult to quantify.

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Why aren't we mining landfills for valuable stuff like ...

Oct 16, 2018 · “I’m a big proponent of mining landfills,” says Mark Roberts, vice president of engineering consulting firm HDR and project manager for the landfill mining work at Perdido. “Garbage real estate is really valuable.” The biggest challenge to make landfill mining work is economics

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Landfill Economics Part 1: Getting Down to Business – Part ...

Apr 06, 2015 · The total unit cost of operations is relatively small compared to the landfill’s capital costs. This makes landfill economics unique among industrial or construction operations (a landfill is both). As a percentage of the tipping fee, operating costs can run from 5% to 15%. Larger landfills will have a smaller percentage.

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Mining Economics & Finance Consultants | SRK Consulting

Mining Economics & Finance Consultants | SRK Consulting. Our experts in technical economic analysis assist in valuations of assets, projects, and properties at all stages of their development. We deliver technical economic models that help you understand the value of the asset and optimize planning throughout the mining life cycle, from scoping ...

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A Canary in an Urban Mine: Environmental and Economic ...

Jul 29, 2021 · Urban mining has environmental, economic, and humanitarian benefits. First, urban mining helps promote the notion of a circular economy. The circular economy —unlike the linear economy, which prioritizes manufacturing raw materials into products that are used until they are discarded as waste—is the process of reintegrating products back ...

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Global Landfill Mining Market Trends 2021 Corporate ...

Aug 02, 2021 · Aug 02, 2021 (The Expresswire) -- Global “Landfill Mining Market” report provides strategies for company to deal with the impact of covid-19, market...

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Integrating remediation and resource recovery: On the ...

This article analyzes the economic potential of integrating material separation and resource recovery into a landfill remediation project, and discusses the result and the largest impact factors. The analysis is done using a direct costs/revenues approach and the stochastic uncertainties are handled

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Unique landfill in Kampong Chhnang province | Open ...

Aug 05, 2021 · A unique 12-hectare landfill surrounded by mountains and forest in Kampong Chhnang province is scheduled for completion by end of this year.

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THE ECONOMICS OF LANDFILL MINING - ijrets

Sep 05, 2020 · THE ECONOMICS OF LANDFILL MINING Raviraj S. Gaikwad, Dhananjay S. Patil 2 seen as a way to solve traditional management issues related to landfills such as lack of landfill space and local pollution concerns. Most initiatives have involved some recovery of deposited

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The economics of enhanced landfill mining: private and ...

Sep 15, 2013 · Clarifying the economic aspects of enhanced landfill mining is an important step in the direction of effective realization of ELFM projects. Moreover, the exploration of the economics of ELFM can support policy makers to design appropriate support schemes.

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Material flow-based economic assessment of landfill mining ...

The economic performance of landfill mining processes is found to be significantly influenced by the prices of thermal treatment (waste incineration as well as refuse-derived fuels incineration plant) and recovered land or airspace. The results indicate that the simple process alternatives have the highest economic potential, which contradicts ...

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Economics of Landfill Mining : Usefulness and Validity of ...

Landfill mining (LFM) is an alternative strategy to manage landfills that integrates remediation with secondary resource recovery. At present, LFM remains as an emerging concept with a few pilot-scale project implementations, which presents challenges when assessing its economic performance.

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Landfill mining - ScienceDirect

Jan 01, 2021 · Traditionally, the conception of mining is stated as the process of extracting and recovering the products of economic value. In today’s scenario, landfill mining (LFM) is a technique employed for obtaining the potential resources from the mixture of

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Landfill mining for resource recovery (Conference) | OSTI.GOV

Dec 31, 1997 · Landfills are repositories of subeconomic resources. Landfill mining is an important enterprise that will someday return these resources to productive use, closing the loop on finite resources and stimulating economic development in communities near landfills

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Manual Online Tool for the Economic and ... - Landfill Mining

-3- General Information OnToL (Online Tool for the Economic and Ecologic Evaluation of Landfill Mining) is a tool that allows the user to assess the economic and environmental performance of landfill mining projects in comparison to the reference case, where the landfill

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Landfill Economics Part 1: Getting Down to Business – Part ...

Apr 06, 2015 · The total unit cost of operations is relatively small compared to the landfill’s capital costs. This makes landfill economics unique among industrial or construction operations (a landfill is both). As a percentage of the tipping fee, operating costs can run from 5% to 15%. Larger landfills will have a smaller percentage.

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World Economic Forum & landfill mining – EU Training ...

In fact, if landfill mining followed the principles of the “enhanced landfill mining” approach, where higher added value outputs are targeted, the net economic balance of the combined remediation-landfill mining activity can even become positive, which is especially the case for larger landfills where economies of scale become relevant.

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Europe’s half a million landfill sites potentially worth a ...

There are more than half a million landfills around Europe, according to estimates by Eurelco, a landfill mining consortium. Inside Remo, there are more than 18 million tonnes of waste. Machiels ...

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Evaluation of Collier County, Florida Landfill Mining ...

However, to examine the economics of landfill mining projects under more conventional financing and acquisition scenarios, capital costs were estimated for a publicly-owned system necessary for a similar project. Capital cost estimates are based on the following assumptions: • estimates are discounted at 8% to January 1992 dollars, • mobile ...

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A Canary in an Urban Mine: Environmental and Economic ...

Jul 29, 2021 · Urban mining has environmental, economic, and humanitarian benefits. First, urban mining helps promote the notion of a circular economy. The circular economy —unlike the linear economy, which prioritizes manufacturing raw materials into products that are used until they are discarded as waste—is the process of reintegrating products back ...

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Mining metals from Maine landfills? Burgeoning effort is ...

Mar 14, 2014 · “By mining landfills, you recover resources that you don’t have to go out and mine from the natural world,” Gallagher said. ... “At some point, with basic economics, people are going to ...

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How the garbage industry outperformed the market

Jul 22, 2021 · Landfill mining and reclamation, a process of extracting and reprocessing materials from older landfills, is one of them. ... economics is usually the biggest challenge to make landfill mining

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