M.S. Thesis: Management of Municipal Solid Wastes in Attica Region of Greece, and Potential for Waste-to-Energy

By Georgia Columbus

Advisor: Professor Nickolas J. Themelis

Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering
Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science
Columbia University

November 2006

The objectives of this study were to examine the current Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management in the Attica Region of Greece, the environmental issues that arise, and the potential integration of one or more Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facilities in the current Regional Plan for Solid Waste Management (SWM).

The study began with an examination of Attica Region in terms of its demographics, generation and characterization of MSW, as well as its morphological and geologic features, land uses and existent transportation infrastructure. Finally, alternatives for the amelioration of waste transportation are suggested.

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