Landfill Mining

Coordinated by Roberto Raga, University of Padova

Landfill Mining has gained increasing attention in recent years, due to its potential in circular economy strategies.

Several different approaches and different technologies for processing excavated waste are available. However, the economic feasibility of full scale applications is still the bottleneck for the valorization of landfilled waste as materials and/or energy and most reported case studies refer to the simple excavation and further deposit in new landfill sectors. Research projects are being carried out with the aim of developing cost effective technologies for the application of LFM for resource recovery.

Goal of this session is to present the state of the art in Landfill Mining research. The submission of papers reporting results of lab-scale, pilot or full scale projects is encouraged.

Authors interested in sending their proposal for a presentation on this topic can submit their paper (either short or full) by 2nd October using the online submission form.

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