Assignment Brief

List and describe an example of a technology change that is a waste minimization technique. Be specific in your response and description.

Examples of waste management technologies:

  • Composting
  • Incineration
  • Landfill
  • Recycling
  • Windrow composting
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Bioconversion of biomass to mixed alcohol fuels (pilot scale)
  • Biodrying
  • Gasification
  • Landfarming
  • In-vessel composting
  • Mechanical biological treatment
  • Mechanical heat treatment
  • Molten salt oxidation
  • Plasma arc waste disposal (commercial demonstration scale)
  • Pyrolysis
  • Refuse-derived fuel
  • Sewage treatment
  • Tunnel composting
  • UASB (applied to solid wastes)
  • Waste autoclave

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