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The Biological Treatment of Organic Food Waste
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Ecology.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This Master Thesis “The Biological Treatment of Organic Food Waste” is done in the Master’sProgramme in Sustainable Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in co-operation with the company SRV återvinning AB.

The report is dedicated to analyze different biological treatment methods (that is composting andfermentation), which are used for the handling of organic food waste. From this analysis I will suggest the best method or methods for the company SRV återvinning AB (the Södertörn Area inSweden) and for the Yavoriv Region in Ukraine in order to increase the environmental performance and to improve the environmental situation in the regions.

To be able to do this, a lot of factors are taking into consideration and are described and discussed in this Thesis Work. General characteristic of the regions, different means of control for organic food waste handling, sorting methods of organic waste, as well as composting and fermentationmethods for treatment of organic waste are described and the advantages and disadvantages of these methods, their treatment and investment costs are distinguished in the Thesis.

Different treatment methods are discussed from technical and economical points of view for applying them for the SRV and the Södertörn Area in Sweden and for the Yavoriv Region inUkraine and some solutions for these two regions are suggested. Also some recommendations for further studies are done.


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2006. , 152 p.
Trita-KET-IM, ISSN 1402-7615 ; 2006:2
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-32714OAI: diva2:411527
www.ima.kth.seAvailable from: 2011-04-29 Created: 2011-04-18 Last updated: 2011-04-29Bibliographically approved

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